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I know of the existence of Edward because in his letter of June 22, 1869, William Kennedy says to give his regards to his uncle James's wife Martha. Perhaps he is the one who had the son Robert referred to in the earlier letter of 1858. That same letter talks about other aunts in Newry, about whom he does not know much.
Note N1293 Index
John's will is dated April 18, 1888. He died on November 21, 1888. Letters of administration, with will annexed, were granted to Elizabeth McKee on March 22, 1893. Thus Mary must have died after November 21, 1888 but before then.
Helen says that his death was registered by his bother George, who was living in Chequer Hill, Newry.
Note N1294 Index
I say that he died before 1902 as his wife was shown as a widow in a 1902 city directory for Orange, New Jersey. She was living at 65 Riggs Place. In the 1900 census, he was an inmate of the Williard State Hospital in Seneca, New York. I cannot find his wife that year.
However, he was still in the Williard State Hospital in 1905, so I guess that his wife was not telling the truth about her status.
The Williard Hospital was for the "chronically insane". It was named after Dr. Sylvester Williard who did a report in 1864 which said that something had to be done about the deplorabe conditions in the poor houses of New York.
Aha, he was in an aslyum of sorts in 1882. He was admitted to the County Poor House on June 24, 1882, due to his "insanity" He was shown as married but being supported by his mother. He has three self supoporting brothers and three self supporting "other". He was a carpenter. His fahter was a farmer.
I found his enlistment in the US Navy in 1863 in Chicago, during the week of August 15th. He was 21 years old and born in Big Flats, New York.
Note N1295 Index
We originally learned of her from what I call the Kennedy letters, where William Kennedy asks that regards be given to among others, his sister Mary. From her brother John's will and the administration of her estate by her sister Elizabeth, her existence is confirmed. Elizabeth was granted letters of administration by a decree of the County Court on February 28, 1893. The estate was 95 pounds and 10 shillings. Likewise the letters of administration confirm that she was a spinster. Her death was registered by George Kennedy (grand nephew) 70 Canal Street Newry. Canal Street comes up again and again in various records.
Note N1296 Index
I have made Roiber the father of Samuel because that appears on Samuel's marriage certifcate in 1853.
Note N1297 Index
In the 1901 census, she and George were living at Chequers Hill, Newry. At the time of her death
Note N1298 Index
In the 1901 census, he was living in Chequers Hill, Newry. He was shown as age 70 and his wife Mary as age 80. The death register said that he died a widower at age 80 living ar 87 Canal Street Newry. The death was registered by Mary Brown, his granddaughter of 13 Erskine Street, Newry. His will was probated by Robert Brwon, clerk, in Belfast. George was called a "general dealer" in the probate.
Note N1299 Index
In the 1901 census, she was living on Canal Street in Newry and in the 1911 census, she was noted as living at 87 Canal Street in Newry. Her husband was noted as Andrew, age 65, a pensioner fropm the 19th York Regiment. She had been married 37 years and had one child. It would seem that her fahter was living with her at the time of his death.
Note N1301 Index
His wiil was probated by Robert A. Mullin, solicitor. He died with effects worth 303 pounds, 7 shillings, and 6 pence. He was noted as a shopkeeper.
Note N1302 Index
When he died, he was living at 70 Canal Street, Newry. The was very close to his niece who was living at 87 Canal Street. His death was registered by Annie Kennedy, his widow.