1860 Census of John Kennedy b. 1793

Below is the information from the 1860 Census of John Kennedy.  John Kennedy, listed with his wife Hannah, is the father of John G. Kennedy.  If you look in the neighbors list, you will find three of his sons, Joseph Kennedy, Daniel Pinkton Kennedy, and John Gibson Kennedy, are his neighbors. Many times the people who went from house to house taking the census could barely read and write, spelling names to the best of their ability,  while others among them were very literate and had beautiful handwritings as they correctly spelled the names of the people they were enumerating. Thus, in this census, Kennedy, spelled as we know it today, was spelled Kennaday, even with such a beautiful penmanship by this particular enumerator, Porter Walker.

  Note: Given names without surnames listed in the parenthesis of the neighbors are the same as the first surname that is head of the household.
The 10 households(neighbors) enumerated before this family with head of household listed first and the rest listed in parenthesis along with ages:

  • 10.  Sego, William-55 (Mary-42; Bryan J-16; Nancy-14; Eli F-12; Charles-9; Eliza J-7; Malachi-3; Susan-3)
  • 09.  Carpenter, Adam H-26 (George W-31; Penelope-70)
  • 08.  McCoy, Samuel-45 (Faithy-45; William F-14; Ann-7; Syntha-5; John-4/12)
  • 07.  Staton, Samuel-50 (Nellie-49; Jane-25; James J-20; Delphy E-16; Andrew J-13; Susan M-10; Alfred A-8)
  • 06.  Robinson, Richard-24 (Nancy B-24; Elizabeth-10/12)
  • 05.  Lieuellen, William-50 (Anna-53; Carrol D-18; William-16; Elizabeth-14; Ruth P-12, Lewis-10; Ruth-50)
  • 04.  Whitfield, William-29 (Elizabeth J-23; James B-4; John C J-2/12)
  • 03.  Moore, James M-22 (Susan-17)
  • 02.  Hays, Lemuel P-35 (Martha D-30; Mary F-9; Louisa J-8; Harriett A-7; Sarah E-5; Melvina C-2; George W-8/12; Mary-70)
  • 01.  Sego, John-21 (Rebecca-16; McCoy, Martha-33; McCoy, Samuel-14; McCoy, John-12; McCoy, Fleming-10; McCoy, Dovey-7; McCoy, James-5, McCoy, Mary p-2; McCoy, Sarah-6/12)


  • Name: Kennedy, John (was spelled Kennaday)
    Age at last birthday:  65
    Sex:  male
    Occupation:  farmer
    Value of Real Estate Owned:  280
    Value of Personal Estate Owned: 615
    Place of Birth: South Carolina
  • Name: Kennedy, Hannah
    Age at last birthday:  62
    Sex:  female
    Place of Birth:  Ireland
  • Name: Welch, William C
    Age at last birthday:27
    Sex:  male
    Occupation:  Teacher at Com School
    Place of Birth:  South Carolina
    (Who is this?  Was he a relative or a boarder and not related?)


The 10 households(neighbors) enumerated after this family with head of household listed first and the rest listed in parenthesis.  Age is listed after each name.

  • 01.  Honey, Eli-21 (Mohaly-25; Nancy A-17; William M-8/12)
  • 02.  Kenaday,Daniel-36 (Sarah-36)
  • 03.  Longwith, Isabella-30 (Bengep-56; McCane, John A-19; Samuel R-17)
  • 04.  Murphy, James-40 (Catherine-43; WilliamA-17; James K P-15; John-13; Margaret-10; Louisa-8; Bud-7; Babe-5; Martha-3)
  • 05.  Kennaday, Joseph-42 (Margaret A-27; Henry D-15; Nance E-11; Hannah-5; Samuel G-2; Marion-2/12)
  • 06.  Kennaday, John-30  (Jane-22; William L-3; Newel J-2; South, Eliza-18)
  • 07.  Harvey, George-48 (John-37)
  • 08.  Moore, John-40 (Nancy-27; Ida C-16; Elizabeth-11; Finas-13; Darcus-8; Luticeia-1; Hudson, Sarah-14; Hudson, Allen-12; Hudson, Catherine-8)
  • 09.  Helton, Peter-39 (Thursa-37; Hannah-17; James-14; William-12; Nancy-11; Henry-9; Elizabeth-3; Marticia-2)
  • 10.  Whitfield, William-38 (Martha-37; Louisa-16; James-14; William-12; Mary-10; John-5; George-3)

Source:  Year: 1860; Census Place: Iuka, Tishomingo, Mississippi; Roll:  M653_593; 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


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