My grandfather is James Harold Kennedy, b. 3/25/1906 in Winchester, Ohio. I see a possible connection through Winchester and Adams County in your posting. I don't know too much about the family, my grandpa died in March of 1976. I know he had a sister named Sarah who lived near Cincinnatti back in the 70's.
I am just now sending away for his birth record from the Adams Co. courthouse... there was a fire that destroyed a lot in 1910, so I am being hopeful. Hoping I get it so I can have his parents names to search back with.
Growing up I remember hearing names of his parents (my Dad said that his grandma died either during childbirth, or when his dad was very young). Dad's awful with names, especially since his dad didn't talk much about family, but he recalls their names as (possibly) Christopher and Rebecca.
My grandpa James married his first wife, Violet Mae Kelly, in Michigan. My dad (Robert James Kennedy) was born in Michigan in 1944. James and Violet divorced soon after the war (WWII, he was an ArmyAir Force gunner) when my dad was a baby. James later married Della (from down South-Tennessee I think)... never knew her maiden name. Grandpa James lived in Royal Oak and Ferndale, Michigan.
As far as we've been told, there were brothers that came over from Ireland, and our line comes from one of the Kennedy brothers in that line, but no names to search back with (yet).
Dad speaks of cousins of his out there somewhere... he mentions a Christopher, back in the 70's or early 80's living in Florida.
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