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Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 15 Jul 2006 1:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,
I had a member of my ancestry born in Isle Of Man England, 26th november 1829 Died on 3rd July 1890 Ice Fissure USA.
married: Margret Kinley b 21st feb 1836 iom England, d 5th July 1889 Rock Creek, Ashtabula Oioh USA.
children;
Edward Kinley Kennah( 24th dec 1859 Ashtabula, PA, USA.
married Elizabeth Margret Morgan on 17th september.
( 1st june 1865 Wales Uk - 1936 CA USA)
HIs children were; Edward Wainright Kennah/ Kenna
b. 30th Nov 1882 Clearfield PA USA.
married Gertrude Bissett & Clara Marie Fike
His children were Ruth Gertrude Kennah / Kenna (24th nov 1919 Brookville Jeff USA - 28th June 2000 Erie USA Married ' Olszewsky'
Edward Kinley Kennah' s son...
George Ellis Kennah ( 19th Sept 1910 Oakmont Allegheny USA - 20th Feb 1975 Freeport Armstrong USA
Harold Edwin Kennah ( 8th April 1913 Oakmont Alleg' USA - 12th April 1990 Lower Burrell Westmoreland USA
who married Hazel Anna Smyers 1st Jan 1937 Brookville Jeff' USA
two children living.

if anyone knows the ancestry of above named people i would be most grateful
del cowell (nee Kenna) iom england

Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 14 Aug 2008 10:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kennah/Keanah/Keaney
Hi Del

My interest in Kennah is from William Kennah b.1813, Arbory. (census 1881). He's a gr gr gr grandfather of mine.

Here in the Isle of Man my research around the Kennah name points to Kenna and Kennah being 2 distinct family names. Often frustrated at being able to make any progress I found a link first of all to the name Kennah also being spelt as Keanah then also as Keaney.

I came across your Kennah, who died on an Alaskan ice fissure somewhere else before. That person had found a number of siblings, but IMO not the full list. Unfortunately due to recent hard drive failure I lost some of my research, but a quick look on the IGI gets the following:

William Kennah b.1813, Arbory. (census 1881)
Christening Wm Keaney - 30 Jan 1814 Arbory
Father Thos, M- Esther Kelly

Children of Thos Keaney/ Ester
1. THOS KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 31 JAN 1808 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
2. ROBERT KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 07 APR 1819 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
3. JAMES KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 28 MAR 1824 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
4. WM KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 30 JAN 1814 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
5. JOHN KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 26 AUG 1810 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
6. EDWARD KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 13 DEC 1829 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
7. ELIZABETH KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 17 SEP 1821 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
8. MARGARET KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 14 FEB 1827 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England
1. JOHN KEANAH - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 29 APR 1816 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England

I did have a look at the will of Thoman Keaney a few months back, which I think gave me some more siblings, not sure though atm.

By my reckoning your Kennah is:
6. EDWARD KEANEY - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 13 DEC 1829 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England

Hope this is of help to you.

Regards
John in the Isle of Man (NOT England) ;-)

Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 9:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
When I was at Salt Lake City doing research at the Family History Library, the authorities there said that anyone who considered himself Irish would not state that they were from the Isle of Man. So I haven't pursued the Isle of Man connection at all. In addition, a passport application by John Kennah's son William indicates that his father came from Offaly, Ireland. So I will try the other spelling of the name as you suggest because maye the h was added to the end to make the pronunciation easier.

Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 15 Aug 2008 9:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm presuming my Kennah's must have arrived in IoM from Ireland within a generation or two of where I've got to. The name is quite rare and distinct enough from Manx names such as Kennaugh.

Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 5:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edward Kennah was my gr.great grandfather. I have since found a newspaper article about his death in Alaska, it was July 3, 1896.
I can give you information on this line.

Nancy nmonahan4@hotmail.com

Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 23 Sep 2008 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kennah,Taggart
Hi bopalula

Do you happen to have any info on the spouse of Robert Kenna (b 1814)? I found record on LDS of a marriage between Robert Kenna and Jane Taggart in Arbory 19 June 1851. I am trying to find out if Jane is the eldest sister of James Taggart of Mooaney Mooar (my g g grandfather)

Joe

Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 19 Oct 2008 1:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Joe

The only Robert I have is:
2. ROBERT Keaney - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 07 APR 1819 Arbory, Isle Of Man, England

His age chops and changes a bit in the census, 1841 he's 20, 1851 he's 32, 1861 he's 40. No sign of him in online census indexes after that, but doesn't appear to have died until:
KENNAH, Robert 78 Arb 2 Nov 1897

But you're more interested in Jane .... sorry :)

Looking at submitted records on the IGI it seems as though Jane is the elder sibling of a James Taggart, children of William Taggart and Ann Curphey. This lists the youngest sibling as being born in 1844, which may discount the Mooaney Mooar connection as, there's a will of Wm Taggart of Moneymoar at http://www.iomfhs.im/lawsons/twill/1839_009.html that mentions a daughter Jane. There are though a fair few William Taggart's about at that time :) There's a regular connection to Ballagilbert through the Taggart family as there is with my Kennah and beyond connections.

Only way to be sure is to see the actual marriage and christening entries for Jane. Unfortunately I'm no expert on this stuff, good places to ask questions/check info are:
http://www.isleofman.com/Community/Genealogy/Genealogy/Bulle...
and http://www.iomfhs.im/default.aspx follow the "research" link.

Regards
John


Re: Kennah/ Kennah

Posted: 27 Nov 2008 10:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi John
Thanks for the suggestions (and apologies for the delayed reply) I think I'll have to try IOM records in Douglas after all.
Many thanks
Joe
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