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James Kenna, Sr.[1]

Male 1809 - 1886  (77 years)


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  • Name James Kenna 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1809  Ballingarry, Limerick County, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    IMMIGRATION 1834  Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Migrated from the city of Limerick, Ireland to Troy, NY. 
    Age: 25 
    Naturalization 5 Nov 1836  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Filing of intention for citizenship  
    Land 12 Oct 1839  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    James and William Kenna buy the north half of lot #4 on fourth street for $250 from Christian and Catherine Lhaus (?). The 1809 Beekman map is the reference. 
    Land 1840  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First Grantee Deeds for James & William Kenna 
    Naturalization 7 Oct 1840  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 31 
    Census 26 Jul 1850  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 34 
    Census 12 Jul 1860  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 50 
    Census 7 Jun 1870  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 60 
    Census 1875  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 65 
    Land 1875  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Owner of large section of property. 
    Census 19 Jun 1880  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Age: 69 
    Died 1886  Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I294  Default
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2011 

    Father Kenna 
    Mother Unknown 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet

    Family Honora L. Rorke,   b. Abt 1820, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1881, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Kenna,   b. abt. 1838, New York ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +2. James Kenna, Jr.,   b. 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1880, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +3. William Kenna,   b. Aug 1842, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919  (Age ~ 76 years)
     4. John Kenna,   b. 6 May 1850, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1918, Somerville, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Honora Kenna,   b. Abt 1847, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Michael Kenna,   b. Abt 1849, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Thomas Kenna,   b. Abt 1852, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. Ellen Kenna,   b. Abt 1853, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Catherine Kenna,   b. 29 Apr 1855, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Edward Kenna,   b. 22 Mar 1857, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1907, Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2005 
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Death Certificate - John Kenna b. 6 May 1850
    Death Certificate - John Kenna b. 6 May 1850
    Died in a city home in Somerville, MA. His father is listed as James Kenna from Ireland, and his mother is Nora O'Rourke from Ireland.
    1875 NY State Census Herkimer Little Falls
    1875 NY State Census Herkimer Little Falls
    Includes the families of James Kenna Sr (1809-1886) and James Kenna Jr (1840-1880) living next to each other. There are few names that could not be confirmed: Ida A Kenna (F, age 5).

    The family of John Cantlin seems to live next door and is from Ireland and the name shows up on other documents.

    Headstones
    Burials at Old St. Mary's Cemetery
    Burials at Old St. Mary's Cemetery
    This page is from the "Old Cemetery" for the Old St. Mary's cemetery of St. Mary's Church in Little Falls, NY. The book now belongs to the Holy Family Parish church in Little Falls.
    James Kenna (Sr.) and Patrick Murphy
    James Kenna (Sr.) and Patrick Murphy
    This tombstone looks new, and may have been placed here by family members if the old markers were lost. The location matches up with the church records. In the background is the O'Rourke monument and family members.

    Histories
    Kennas in the 1840 to 1880 Little Falls, NY Census
    Kennas in the 1840 to 1880 Little Falls, NY Census
    Kenna Surname
    Kenna Surname
    Will for James Kenna
    Will for James Kenna
    Intention for Citizenship - James Kenna
    Intention for Citizenship - James Kenna
    Petition for Naturalization - James Kenna
    Petition for Naturalization - James Kenna
    Limerick County Ireland Map
    Limerick County Ireland Map

  • Sources 
    1. [S88] Civil War Pension File - Mary Kenna, (NARA).
      Witness to birth of William Kenna Jr. (his nephew)

    2. [S78] Intention for Citizenship - James Kenna.

    3. [S78] Intention for Citizenship - James Kenna, 5 Nov 1836.

    4. [S117] Land Purchase James and William Kenna.

    5. [S79] Petition for Naturalization - James Kenna, 7 Oct 1840.

    6. [S75] 1850 US Census - Little Falls NY (James Kenna).

    7. [S69] 1860 US Census - Little Falls NY (James and Hannah Kanoy).

    8. [S70] 1870 US Census - Little Falls NY (James/Hanora William/Lizzie Kanna).

    9. [S14] 1875 NY State Census - Kenna.

    10. [S92] 1875 Map of Little Falls NY, E.S. Cary and J.A. Allen.

    11. [S67] 1880 US Census - James and Honora Kenna, (www.ancestry.com).