The Families of Adam Keith

Doctors, Lawyers, Reverends and such

 

Rev. Joel Kennedy [1816-1902]

 

Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Maria Catherina [Gieg] m. [John George] Slough2>Barbara [Slough] m. [John] Kennedy3>Joel Kennedy4       

From the Frost Family History, by his son-in-law Thomas G. Frost Jr.

 

... was born on December 22nd, 1816, Rev. Joel Kennedy, father of Mary Kennedy Frost. Joel Kennedy early emigrated to the United States and graduated at the Western Reserve College in 1841 and from Auburn Theological Seminary in 1843.

 

When the Civil War broke out he [Joel Kennedy] enlisted and was appointed chaplain of the Third Michigan Cavalry. After serving six months he was honorably discharged on account of impaired health. On July 12th, 1864, he was married to Miss Martha Jane Stimson daugher of Horace Stimson and Cynthia Haines Porter Stimson of Allegan Michigan. Rev Joel Kennedy died at Ann Arbor Michigan on July 23rd, 1902.

 

Garfield Township, Grundy Co. IL Presbyterian Church

 

"The church next organized in what is now Garfield Township, was the Presbyterian, its birth taking place in 1858…At first services were held in the schoolhouse, but later the society used the Methodist Church, and in 1871 put up an edifice of its own. Some of the pastors of this church have been…Joel Kennedy…"

 

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HOWELL [Livingston Co. MI]

 

Rev. Joel Kennedy, March, 1866, to August, 1867

 

U. S. Census Information

 

1860 MI>Allegan>Allegan Joel Kenedy 33 ? CAN N. S. P. Clergyman living with John/Elizabeth E. Higgins

 

1870 MO>Caldwell>Hamilton Joel Kennedy [indexed Canada] 52 clergyman, Martha 29 MI, Mary 4 MI, Arthur [3/1870] MO

 

1880 IL>Mercer>Millersburg>District 179 Joel Kennedy 60 CAN Presbyterian clergyman, Martha J. 39 MI, Mary 14 MI, Arthur 10 MO, Charles D. [Dean] 8 MO

 

1900 MI>Washtenaw>Ann Arbor Ward 1>District 84 Joel Kennedy 84 CAN [12/1815, immigrated 1838] minister, Martha 60 MI [10/1839]

Auburn Theological Seminary 1818-1918 [Auburn NY] 1852 graduates

 

Rev. Joel Kennedy

 

of St. Ann's Canada, b. 12/15/1816

1849

graduate, Western Reserve College , Hudson, Summit Co. OH [now Case Western Reserve Univ. in Cleveland, OH]

1854

ordained, Medina, OH,

1852-1854

Middleport, ONT

1855-1857

Niagara Falls, NY

1858-1859

Waterville, NY

1859-1861

Allegan Co. MI

1861

3rd MI Cavalry, Chaplain

1864-1866

Albion, Calhoun Co. MI

1866-1867

Howell, Livingston Co. MI

1868-1875

Breckenridge, Caldwell Co. MO

1875

Gardner, Grundy Co. IL

1876-1879

Millersburg, Mercer Co. IL

1800-1881

Walnut, Pottawattamie Co. IA

1882-1886

Macon, Macon Co. IL

1886-1887

Marshall, Marshall Co. IA

1887-1888

Shellsburg, Benton Co. IA

1892

residence, Ann Arbor, MI till, death