we have been researching and building Nathaniel's family tree for about a year now... we have found some news clippings that mention Eugene Kennedy and his wife Agnes Scales Kennedy, and their descendants. We are very interested in learning how you knew Nathaniel's wife's maiden name because we can find nothing on her and she "vanishes" between the 1850 and 1860 Census... after the birth of her daughter Catherine. We never see her again -- and she is not mentioned in his obituary in 1901 (yes 1901)!
We are descended from Nathaniel's son Thomas. And, we are puzzled that both Thomas and Joseph "disappear" for between 1850 and 1861 when they enlist in the NYSV 35th at Elmira for the first of two tours... We also know that Agnes' sisters marry -- Elizabeth Wallace, Jane Watson, and Catherine Hausman. Her brother Joseph marries Ellen McCarthy and Thomas marries Bridget Sweeney.