Revolutionary War veteran DAVID KENNEDY applied for a military pension in 1832 in Lowndes Co., AL, when he was "about the age of 70 years or upwards." He stated that he had enlisted as a volunteer at about age 14-15 in 1778-1779, when he was "a resident of (now) Fairfield District (then) Craven County (he believes) District" [South Carolina].
Thomas C. Phillips of Butler Co., AL and James Kennedy of Lowndes Co., AL gave the standard supporting affidavits to David Kennedy's pension application.
David Kennedy died in Lowndes County on August 12, 1837, according to his widow Keziah's pension application in 1854 from Macon Co., AL.
Additional information in the pension files includes: Keziah was "Keziah Cannon" and she was married to David Kennedy on January 21, 1810 in Jones Co., GA, by Levi Mobley, J.P. Their only child was daughter Keziah who married Richard Bullock, and the Bullocks filed an affidavit stating this.
The South Carolina Comptroller's office list of indents of payments for Rev. War services included the name of David Kennedy.
Are you descended from, or connected to this David Kennedy who died in 1837 in Lowndes County? Keziah Cannon, whom he married in 1810, must have been a second or third wife, and a previous wife was the mother of his children (judging by South Carolina and Alabama censuses).
Was David related to Frederick Hamilton Kennedy who married Martha McBRIDE in 1842 in Lowndes Co., AL? Frederick served in the 6th Alabama, CSA, and stated that he was born in 1822 in St. John's parish, Charleston Co., South Carolina. His mother is believed to be the "Mary Kenedy" counted in Lowndes County's 1840 census -- so Frederick wouldn't have been a son of Rev. War veteran David Kennedy, but he may have been a nephew or grandson.
Glad to share information on these families.
& Barbara Perdue Middleton
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