Thomas Bartlett Kenney1

ID# 4534, (c 1845-c 1922)
     Thomas Bartlett Kenney was born about 1845 at Co Wexford, Ireland.2,1 He was the son of Patrick Kenney and Mary O'Neill.3 He immigrated to South Crosby Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario, with his parents Patrick Kenney and Mary O'Neill about 1849.1 He married Eleanor Donahue on 22 January 1877 at Brewer's Mills, Frontenac County, Ontario.1,4 Thomas worked as a boatman on the Rideau Canal for several years2. After his marriage, he and Ellen ran a small store and post office near the Jones Falls lock station. When this building burned in April 1888, they built the Hotel Kenney.5 He died about 1922.1

Research Note: Thomas' birth year is questionable. Hub of the Rideau gives his birth year as 1845. The 1871 census gives his age as 23 and his brother Daniel's age as 21. This would make their birth years 1848 and 1850 respectively. However, Daniel is known to have been born in Oct 18486, so I have chosen to use the 1845 date for Thomas.

Census Records

YearPlaceHead of Household
1871South Crosby Twp, South Leeds, OntarioPatrick Kenney3
Last Edited=11 Feb 2012

Child of Thomas Bartlett Kenney and Eleanor Donahue

Citations

  1. [S297] Susan Warren, Hub of the Rideau - a History of South Crosby Township (Township of South Crosby: The Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, 1997), p. 295.
  2. [S72] 1871 Census (Crosby South, Leeds, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario C-10001.
  3. [S72] 1871 Census (Crosby South, Leeds, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario C-10001, Patrick Kenney household.
  4. [S1215] Thomas Kenney & Eleanor Donahue, Marriage Registration 002686 (9 Feb 1877), Ancestry, http://www.ancestry.ca
  5. [S297] Susan Warren, Hub of the Rideau - a History of South Crosby Township (Township of South Crosby: The Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, 1997).
  6. [S931] 1901 Census (Gananoque, Leeds South, Ontario), Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.