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George B. Kennedy
Home Up Charles Leon Burke Charles Lee Burke Opal Cheesman Diamond Shumate Stephen A. Burke Alwilda "Allie" Webb Bobby Burke James Shumate Elton Burke George B. Kennedy Ida M. Kennedy


George B. Kennedy

Birth: 2 MAR 1823 in Christian County, KY.

Census:  1850 Adams County Il. Burton Township. (List George W. Kennedy & Mahulda with son John William.  1860 Lewis County Mo. (List GB Kennedy * Sarah with children John William, Martha J., Christina, Roseanna, Stepson Jacob Kenoyer).  1880 Marion County Mo.  George Kennedy & Margie, with Ida M. Burk and grandson Stephen A. Burk.


Marriage record (1) of George B. Kennedy, Illinois State wide marriage  index        1763-1900 married Hulda Hunsaker  December 15, 1846, Adams County IL. (Index has spelling wrong, it is spelled George P. Kenedy).

Marriage record (2)  Illinois State wide Marriage Index 1763-1900  Kennedy, G B to Kenoyer, Sarah A.   Adams County, IL.  1/09/1859. Divorced  June 15, 1868 Adams County, IL.

Marriage record (3) of George B. Kennedy, Illinois  State wide Marriage Index 1763-1900 married Margaret Caldwell, March 21, 1869, in Adams County IL. (Index has spelling wrong, it is spelled Kenneday)

US Genweb
Census 1860 Lewis County Mo
Reel # M653-629 Page 268 Referance : Enumerated 19 Sept 1860, AD Rector, Ass't Marshal.

Kennedy G B   32   M    Black Smith,   b. KY
Sarah 35 F OH
John William 10 M IL 
Christina 8 F IL
Martha J. 5 F IL
Rosenna 1/3 F Mo

Illinois Civil War Veterans Serving in Mo.
George B. Kennedy
Rank: Blacksmith Company: E
Regiment: 7 Mo US Cavary Vol.
Residence: Lima

Marion County, Mo 1883 Pensioners on the Roll-
Certificate No 38592 Name: Geo. B. Kennedy, Post Office: Emerson, Cause for which pensioned: injury to abdomen, Monthly Rate: 8.00

1880 Census Marion County Mo. Round Grove Township Emerson. June 1880
Kennedy, Geo 54 Ky
Margie,  36 IL
Burk, Ida M. 20 IL
Burk, Stephen A. 1 Mo

John William Kennedy Born abt. 1850 in ILL.  Married Celia A. Nelson Aug. 6 1884 in Adams County IL.  Son of George B. Kennedy.

Martha Jane Kennedy abt. 1855 in IL.  Daughter of George B. Kennedy.  Martha married Zach Cole 1875 in Marion County, Mo.

Ida Mariah Kennedy born abt. June 1860 or 1861 in Mo.  Ida is the daughter of George B. Kennedy & Sarah Kenoyer.

Marriage to ? Burk (unable to locate record) b. Ireland

Child: Stephen A. Burk (Douglas SA Burke)

Marriage to James W. Shumate Aug. 17 1883 Lewis County, Mo.

Children: Josie Diamond Shumate, Thomas Shumate.

Moved to Oklahoma on the Oklahoma land opening.  Settled in Perkins Ok., Payne County.

James died in 1909 and is buried in Perkins Cem.

unable to locate Ida after James death.

Census records:

1880 Marion County Mo. Round Grove Town Ship, living with George & Margie Kennedy.

1900 Perkins, Payne County, Oklahoma, living with James W. Shumate & children Diamond, Thomas.

Source: Kathleen Wilham
George B Kennedy was killed 24 March 1883 by Harry L. Williams at Emerson, MO. Article is from PALMYRA SPECTATOR (I have the article available if needed)

George was living on a farm in Lewis county Mo and crop sharing with his son in law.  George Killed his son in law Richard Hendricks in Lewis County Mo. in 1877.  They got into a fight and George shot him then Richard shot George.  Richard died and George was arrested for murder.  In March of 1878 George was released from Jail by a jury.  

Civil War Pension & Military records