Biography of Elam Kenney
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





ELAM KENNEY, deceased This deceased pioneer was born in Paris, Ky., Nov. 1, 1803, and was the son of David and Martha Kenney, natives of that State. His father having died, his mother with seven children came to Springfield, Ohio, in 1807, where Elam, who was the youngest in the family, grew to manhood. He learned the blacksmith trade, which he followed until about fifteen years previous to his death, when he retired from active business. He was married, July 20, 1843, to Charlotte Maskill, daughter of Robert and Isabel Maskill, natives of England, who came to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1820, and settled in Harmony Township; afterward moving to Union Co., Ohio, where both died. Mrs. Kenney was born in Yorkshire, England, May 3, 1814, and had four children by this union, viz., David C. (deceased), Mary (the wife of H. J. Creighton, of Springfield), Elam W. (deceased), and Robert M., who is one of the leading coal dealers of this city. Mt. Kenney died Nov. 18, 1872, and his widow is residing in a handsome residence on Jefferson street. He began life a poor, penniless boy, but by hard, constant industry, and steady, saving habits, he amassed a comfortable estate. He was an upright, honest man, whom all respected.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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