Sunday, July 18, 2010

Israel Kenney 1734-1791 Susannah Hood 1745

Note: There is a lot of misinformation on this line. There are at least 4 Isreal Kenney's to add to the mix and all were born in Massachusetts. Even when you read the research, it doesn't clarify but leads to speculation about the Israel's that descended from this line. One claims this Isreal could not have been the one married to Susannah because he would have been 52 when he fell through the ice (I'm not sure what his age had to do with it) However, I'm posting and will add corrections as they turn up.
UPDATE:  Read the comments section below.  Wayne Kinney, who had a DNA test, confirms the information for Israel.  

There are also others who have questions about this line I cannot answer.  If you have information, please feel free to share.


Israel Kenney
Born 23 Oct 1739 Worcester, Sutton, Massachusetts, USA
Parents Daniel Kenney and Elizabeth (unknown surname)
Married Susannah Hood 9 Jun 1763 Topsfield, Massachusetts
Died 24 Dec 1791 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Note: On Christmas Eve of 1791 Israel Kenney crossed the Saint John River to Maugerville, but on the way fell through the newly formed ice and was drowned.
Buried: Old Morrison Graveyard, Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Marriage:  The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society, Volume 9  by Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass page 155
Susannah Hood
Born 27 Oct 1745 Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts
Parents Nathaniel Hood and Abigail Potter
Married 2)  Alexander Tapley (widowed brother-in-law - sister Sarah's husband)
Died 14 Jan 1812 Sharon, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Buried: Old Morrison Graveyard, Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File

CHILDREN

Deborah Kenney
Born 30 Jan 1764 Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts
Married Benen Foster 20 May 1782 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Lois, Lydia, Mary,James, Benen, Susannah, Israel, Gideon, Elizabeth, Jeptha, John, Aaron
Died 13 Apr 1852 Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Sarah Kenney
Born abt 1767 Sutton, Massachusetts
Married Richard Kimball abt 1785 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Asa, Sarah, William, Samuel, Elizabeth, Richard, Lois, Rebecca
Died abt 1820 Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Stephen Kenney
Born abt 1771 Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Merab Ives 18 Sep 1791 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Eunice, Israel, Stephen, Daniel, John, Ester, James, Elijah, Abigail, Josiah, Susan, Ruth
Died 3 May 1837 Greenfield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Isreal Kenney
Born abt 1772 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Abigail Craine 6 Mar 1793 Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Israel, James, Susan, Annie, Betsy
Sources
Ancestral File
Nathaniel Kenney
Born abt 1773 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Elizabeth Mills 18 Jul 1794
Children: Nathaniel, Harriet, Frances, Susan, Eliza, Maria, Sarah, Mary, Asa
Died abt 1848 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Susannah Kenney
Born 1776 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Elisha Shaw 6 Jul 1793 Frederickston, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Nathaniel, Elijah, John, Jesse, James, Mariah, James, William, Elisha, Phoebe, Lavina, Rhoda
Died 1816
Sources
Ancestral File
John Kenney
Born 1778 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Phoebe Tompkins 9 Mar 1806 Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Susannah, Sarah, John, George, Asa, Elizabeth, Esther, Eunice, Isreal, Joseph, Temperance, Phoebe, Deborah
Died 17 Feb 1856 Wicklow, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Elizabeth Kenney
Born Oct 1780 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Charles E Boyer 26 Feb 1796
Children: John, Charles, George, Edward, Esther, Victoria, Mary, Jane, William, Moses, Sally, Asa
Died 13 Apr 1864 Wakefield, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Eunice Kenney
Born 19 Apr 1782 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Nathaniel Churchill 1796 Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Nathaniel, Jesse, Charles, Elizabeth, Ida, Rhoda, Susannah, Israel, Elias, Eunice, Maria, Richard
Died 1859 Burford, Ontario, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Elijah Kenney
Born 1783 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Died 1809 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
*Asa Kenney
Born Mar 1785 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Elizabeth Tompkins 19 Aug 1808 Canterbury, York, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Deborah, Temperance, Nancy, Elizabeth, Austin, Katie, Rhoda, Asa
Died 22 Jul 1856 Bristol, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Mary Kenney
Born 1788 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married James F Sipprell 1 Feb 1816 Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Children: Willmette, George, Eunice, Isaiah, Mary, Sarah, Margaret, Eliza, James, Jane, John, Frank
Died 1873 Ontario, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Abigail H Kenney
Born 19 May 1789 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Henry Allen Shaw 20 Sep 1808
Children: Lydia, Advardus, Jonathan, Sophronia, Darius, Curziza, William, Elizabeth, Henry, Randolph, Abigail
Died 8 Mar 1885 Wakefield, New Brunswick, Canada
Sources
Ancestral File
Andrew Kenney
Born 1792 Oromocto, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
Married Martha Webb 22 Feb 1815 Canada
Children: Thomas, Andrew, Hadasa, Eunice, Rebecca, Lavina, Hannah, Elizabeth, Richardson, Martha
Died 7 Jan 1869
Sources
Ancestral File

6 comments:

  1. I descend directly from Israel through his daughter Sarah Kenny, Israel's 1st ancestor in North America was one "Henry Kinne" Kinney, Kenne, Kenny of Salem, Massachussets, he was a cantankerous character who seemed to be always in the courts! He accused Martha Corey and Rebbecca Nurse of being witches!

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  3. Actually, we do know which Israel Kenney is which and where he was born. The information posted at the top of this page is correct. He was born in Sutton, in the 8 Lots area. He moved to Topsfield to learn the family trade (a family owned iron works was in the next town), and moved to Maugerville in 1768. He was granted a lot in Oromocto several years later. It has river frontage, and is approximately where the replica blockhouse sits in Douglas Hazen Park. The cemetery where he was buried was turned into a parking lot for the hospital in 1959. He's buried in the Anglican cemetery, alongside a marker for "unknown Oromocto pioneers." Apparently his headstone did not survive.
    In 2007, I took a DNA test that proved that I was a descendant of Henry Kinne, Israel's 3rd great grandfather.

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  5. I am also a descendant of Israel Kinney, great-great grandson of Henry Kinney. I am interested in knowing more about Israel's allegiances while a resident in Maugerville. Was he a "loyalist" or did he support the effort to align the New England settlers in Oromocto with MA Bay Colony against the British circa 1776. Anyone have any into on that?

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