My Grandfather had a wooden leg and he got around on it pretty good too. He lost it in Mom's coal mines, she shut the mine down as soon as that happened. He didn't hear the guy say the dinomite was set to go off and went back in to check on him. I remember Eula Gene Brrewer and her Mother, I forget her first name. Her Mother had the shakes so bad, Parkinson's I suppose she had. I'm not sure. I went with my Grandmother to visit Eula Gene one time they were her neighbor's up in Sawmill.
Basil and Lou were our neighbor's and they had 11 Children, all have died except Truenetta. My Sister and I talk to her on the phone. She wants me to publish the Kennedy Family book, but I need more information to add to my file before I can do that. Anyone that can add to it please click on Berea and send me a personal message.
Trunetta Kennedy Vires asked me to publish my file of her Kennedy Family. If you are related to this Kennedy Family and want your information included, pm me and I'll let you know what I need to get from you. This Family goes back from Basil, Josephus, John Ellis, Hugh Kennedy. You can get a copy of the Kennedy Book on www.lulu.com.
I am Millard and trunetta Vires granddaughter. Mamaw told me about the book and I did send her a couple pictures she was supposed to pass along. I am the one in the family who I saw obsessed with genealogy and my families history. I am still in touch with Mavis who was My papaw's sister. Darrel was Mavis' son and he supposedly took his own life. His daughter Amy still lives in this area and I have spoken to her. In my research I have found several pictures of Trunets parents Basil and Louvernia. I'd be happy to share any info that I have that I'd of interest to anyone. You can find my on Facebook Tiffany Rae Jones
And I forgot to ask if anyone who has memories of any idf my Vires Kennedy family would share those memories. Even though I research every day about my family history I have not been able to find much about Millards mom Mary Jones. My mom Vicky passed away last year but she told me before the only thing she could remember about Mary was the pink applesauce and how nice she was. Both sides of my mom's family tree were private people so information has been difficult locating
I believe I'm descendant from Rena Kennedy, Bazil's sister who moved to Dayton, Ohio. I seem some indication that my grandmother (Rena's daughter Minnie) was born in Soddy-Daisy, TN in 1920 but shows up in Hazard County in 1930 through the late 1940s. But what I'm really hoping to track down is the parents of Maggie Kennedy (Bazil's mother). I have seen it listed as Maggie Street, as confirmed in this thread, but most family trees online indicate her parents were also Kennedys. Which is fine as it wouldn't be the first set of cousins getting married I've found, but it wouldn't explain why she shows up as Street in a few places.
I found this census record from 1940 that I though one of you guys might be able to corroborate in spite of the strange spellings of the names:
Household Members: Name Age Steat Kennedy 71 ( is Steat = Seaph = Josephus)? Mogget Kennedy 67 ( Mogget = Maggie)? Dorthe Kennedy 35 (Don't see any Dorthy's in earlier records) Nelvia Kennedy 28 (??) Vadio Kennedy 19 (Vedia)? Bobby Kennedy 16 (??) Ardshir Kennedy 10 (??) Marvin Wilson 18 (Probably a spouse or boyfriend, I assume. Either that or Melvin but very misspelled and with a wrong name)
Home in 1940: Perry, Kentucky Map of Home in 1940: View Map Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: Sp, Perry, Kentucky Residence in 1935: Same Place Sheet Number: 2B Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 23
If anyone else knows how that record lines up or feels confident enough to say "no that was ol Mogget Kennedy who lived on the other side of town" I'd appreciate the feedback.
1940 Census Perry County, Kentucky, Magisterial District 4, family 23, line 44. Head Sleat Kennedy M W 71 1869 M Georgia (Josephus) Wife Mogget Kennedy F W 67 M Georgia (Maggie Street) Daughter Susie Kennedy F W 22 Georgia Son Nelvia Kennedy M W 28 Georgia (Melvin) Daughter Vadia Kennedy F W 19 Tennessee Son Bobby Kennedy M W 16 Kentucky Girl Ardacai Kennedy F W 10 Kentucky Grandson Marvin Wilson M W 18 Tennessee (Zetta Kennedy's Son)
Kentucky, Death Records, 1911-1955, Ann Kennedy in entry for Maggie Kennedy, 1949 Name: Maggie Kennedy Event: Death Event Date: 1949 Event Place: Fourseam, Perry, Kentucky Gender: Female Father: Lum Street Mother: Ann Kennedy Volume/Page/Certificate Number: 6082 Film Number: 2137977
I was just revisiting that census record and had decided Dorthe must be Susie. Another exciting conclusion: I'm 99% sure Bobby Kennedy aged 16 is not actually Josephus's son but rather Susie's son from George Turner. Same age and name and makes a lot more sense than them suddenly having a 16 year old son never documented previously.
You're right Anthony, Bobby is a Grandson instead of a Son.
1940 Census Perry County, Kentucky, Magisterial District 4, family 23, line 44. Head Sleat Kennedy M W 71 1869 M Georgia (Josephus) Wife Mogget Kennedy F W 67 M Georgia (Maggie Street) Daughter Susie Kennedy F W 22 Georgia Son Nelvia Kennedy M W 28 Georgia (Melvin) Daughter Vadia Kennedy F W 19 Tennessee Son Bobby Kennedy M W 16 Kentucky (Robert, Grandson, Son of Susie Kennedy) Girl Ardacai Kennedy F W 10 Kentucky (Grandaughter, Daughter of Susie Kennedy) Grandson Marvin Wilson M W 18 Tennessee (Zetta Kennedy's Son)