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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)|
|Abstract||Richard McKinne Kennedy was a farmer in Greene County, Ala. He served with the 11th Alabama Regiment during the Civil War. Bills of sale of slaves in Pickens County, Ala.; letters, chiefly 1861-1868, from Richard M. Kennedy to his wife, Martha Clayton Hughes Kennedy, about his Civil War experiences and other matters; essays written by Martha in the 1850s when she was a student at Salem Female Academy, Salem, N.C.; Kennedy family genealogical material; scattered family correspondence; and other items.|
|Creator||Kennedy, Richard McKinne, 1830-1879.|
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Richard McKinne Kennedy, son of Robert William Boyd Kennedy and Angelina McKinne Simpson Kennedy, was born 6 November 1830 near Pleasant Ridge, Green County, Ala. During the Civil War, he fought with Company C, 11th Regiment (Army of Northern Virginia) and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel at the surrender at Appomattox. He married Martha (Mattie) Clayton Hughes on 29 June 1865 at her parents' home, "Ingleside." They had eight children, two of whom died in infancy: R.K., H. B., A. B., Mary K. (Buckshaw), Irene K. (Reveley), and Ruby K. (Carmichael). Kennedy died 29 January 1879 in Green County, Ala.
Martha Clayton Hughes Kennedy, daughter of Benjamin Jolly Hughes and Jane Evelyn Going Hughes, was born in 1844 near Aliceville (Bridgeville), Ala. She attended Salem Female Academy in Salem, N.C., from 1858 to 1859 and, the following year, went to Columbus Female Institute in Columbus, Miss., and graduated 2 July 1861. She taught first grade in Bibb County, Ala., in 1882, three years after her husband's death, and later taught in Tuscaloosa and Jefferson counties, Ala. In 1896, she began teaching at Elyton Institute with her daughter Irene. She died in October 1906 in Birmingham, Ala.Back to Top
Bills of sale of slaves in Pickens County, Ala.; letters, chiefly 1861-1868, from Richard M. Kennedy to his wife, Martha Clayton Hughes Kennedy, about his Civil War experiences and other matters; essays written by Martha in the 1850s when she was a student at Salem Female Academy, Salem, N.C.; Kennedy family genealogical material; scattered family correspondence; and other items.Back to Top
Correspondence and financial documents, 1828-1845, of the Reverend Robert William Boyd Kennedy include his call to be pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Ridge, Ala., and bills of sale for slaves.
Correspondence, printed material, and legal documents, 1857-1906 and undated, of Richard McKinne Kennedy and Martha (Mattie) Clayton Hughes Kennedy include letters from Mattie's school friends at Salem Female Academy, 1859-1864; letters from Richard McKinne Kennedy to Mattie and others, 1861-1866 and 1879; Mattie's teaching certificates, 1886-1894; and undated legal documents pertaining to the estate of Mattie Kennedy. There is family correspondence scattered throughout the series. Typescripts (of uncertain accuracy) of some of the correspondence were made by a family member and are filed separately.
Writings include essays of Mattie Hughes Kennedy, written during her school days at Salem Female Academy and at Columbus Female Institute; poems written by Mattie during later years; and poems and speeches of A. B. Kennedy and other family members.
Also included are photocopies of Kennedy family genealogical material and a transcript of an interview, 1967, with Ruby McKinne Kennedy Carmichael by her daughter Katherine Kennedy Carmichael.
Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top