Lineage of known descendants of the Doe Creek Community
Alphabetical Order

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AUSTIN
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1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Charles Austin & Phoebe Ellen Woodward
3. Hulda Austin & Jacob Little Maness
4. Malinda Jane Maness & Charles Reaford Duck
5. Tennessee Almorine Duck & Charlie Jackson White
6. Floyd America White & Martha Ellen Martin
7. Joe Edward White

1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Charles Austin & Phoebe Woodward
3. Francis Marion Austin & Ava Rhea Duck
4. Charley Austin & Mary Armintie Powell
5. William Francis Austin & Lillie Ora King
6. William Francis Austin & Betty Francis Aday
7. Mark Wesley Austin & Leslie (Ward) Austin   Website

1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Charles Austin & Phoebe Ellen Woodward
3. Pleasant Woodward Austin & Mary H. Murphy
4. Sarah Ann Austin & William Parley Clenney
5. Bertha Idora Clenney & Robert Sampson Eason
6. Bessie Ora Eason & Elvin Ernest Haney, Sr.
7. Robert Hardy Haney & Rachel Louise Maness
8. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website


1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Jeremiah Austin & Matilda Hart
3. Silas Austin & Martha Duck
4.
Jeptha Andrew Austin & Martha Jane Jones
5. Ida Mai Austin and Gillis W. Chandler
6. Carthel Melford Chandler & Helen Marie Roberts
7. Debra Chandler Hart


1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Jeremiah Austin & Matilda Hart
3. Silas Austin & Martha Duck
4. Jeptha Andrew Austin & Melissa Lizzie Chandler
5. Ila Lavon Austin & Charles Owen Gibson Sr.
6. Charles "Chuck" Owen Gibson Jr.


1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Jeremiah Austin & Matilda Hart
3. Silas Austin & Martha Duck
4. Matilda C. Austin & Joseph Mooney
5. Nora Mattie Mooney & Jay T. Britton
6. Willie Dee Britton & John Woodrow Bevins
7. Leonard Dale Bivins & Bunice M. Lambert
8. Melinda Bivins Lisby


1. Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan - Born/Died NC
2. Jeremiah Austin & Matilda Hart
3. Charles Pleasant Austin & Josephine Mitchell
4. Will Austin & Nancy Perkins
5. Alvin Austin & Addie Morris
6. Velma Austin (Doe Creek Student)
7. Paulette Bailey (Bad Email)

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CLENNEY
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1. Benjamin Clenney & S/Cynthia Woodward - Born/Died in NC
2. Alva Hawkins Clenney & Susanna Austin
    The Counterpanes of Susanna (Austin) Website
3. William Parley Clenney & Sarah Ann Austin
4. Bertha Idora Clenney & Robert Sampson Eason
5. Bessie Ora Eason & Elvin Ernest Haney, Sr.
6. Robert Hardy Haney & Rachel Louise Maness
7. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website

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DUCK
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1. Jonathan Duck & Bathsheba Woodard
2. John S. Duck & Elizabeth Holmes
3. Jesse H. Duck & Cynthia Eason
4. Wm. Franklin Duck & Martha Sarah Smith
5. Elmer Duck & Suddie Mullis
6. Paris Lavelle Duck & Alva William Medbery Sr.
7. Alva William Medbery Jr     A Typical School Day at Doe Creek


1. Johathan Duck & Basheba Woodward
2. Charles Raeford Duck & Malinda Jane Maness
3. Tennessee Almorine Duck & Charlie Jackson White
4. Floyd America White & Martha Ellen Martin
5. Joe Edward White

1. Jonathan Duck & Bathsheba Woodard
2. Charles Reaford Duck & Malinda Jane Maness
3. D. Sampson Duck & Lou Anna Rachel Clenney
4. Alice Mae Vera Duck & Ephraim Cathey Kennedy
5. Ruby Thelma Kennedy & John William Walker
6. Johnnie Sue (Walker) White


1. Chrischaney Duck & Armistead Eason
2. Shadrach Eason & Mary Emily Scott
3. Robert Sampson Eason & Bertha Idora Clenney
4. Bessie Ora Eason & Elvin Ernest Haney, Sr.
5. Robert Hardy Haney & Rachel Louise Maness
6. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website

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EASON
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1. Shadrach Eason & Mary Frances Stegall
2. Armistad Eason & Chrischanney Duck
3. Cynthia Eason & Jesse H. Duck
4. Wm. Franklin Duck & Martha Sarah Smith
5. Hattie Audrey Duck & Joe Louis Stanfill
6. Riley Stanfill & Gollen Flatt
7. J. Wayne Stanfill


1. Shadrach Eason & Mary Frances Stegall
2. Armistad Eason & Chrischaney Duck
3. Shadrach Eason & Mary Emily (Scott)
4. Noah Sims Eason & Mary Sue Clenney
5. Velda Eason & Roy Dyer
6. Sue Dyer (No Email)


1. Shadrach Eason & Mary Frances Stegall
2. Armistad Eason & Chrischaney Duck
3. Shadrach Eason & Mary Emily (Scott)
4. Robert Sampson Eason & Bertha Idora Clenney
5. Bessie Ora Eason & Elvin Ernest Haney Sr.
6. Robert Hardy Haney & Rachel Louise Maness
7. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website


1. Shadrach Eason & Mary Frances Stegall
2. Armistad Eason & Chrischaney Duck
3. Shadrach Eason & Mary Emily Scott
4. Jesse Walter Eason & Eldora Scott
5. Lena Mae Eason & Howard Outlaw
6. Patricia Ann (Outlaw) Rickman     Pioneer Family


1. Shadrach Eason & Mary Frances Stegall
2. Armistad Eason & Chrischaney Duck
3. Shadrach Eason & Mary Emily Scott
4. Franklin Lafayette Eason & Bertha Cunningham
5. Lester Eason & Nell Ethel Duck
6. David Lynn Eason

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HANEY
Family History
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1. John Haynie b England 1590 & Elizabeth
2. John Haynie b VA 1624 & Jane Morris
3. Richard Haynie (b VA 1658 & Elizabeth Bridger
4. John Haynie b VA 1682 & Mary Sadler
5. Benjamin Haynie b VA 1715 & Susannah
6. Hezekiah Haynie b VA 1763 & Winnifred Bridgman

7. Rufus Hardy Haney Sr. b NC 1801 came to TN & Mary Bennett
8. Rufus Hardy Haney Jr. b Doe Creek 1858 & Sarah Elizabeth Taylor
9. Elvin Ernest Haney Sr. b Doe Creek 1890 & Bessie Ora Eason
10. Robert Hardy Haney b Madison TN 1923) & Rachel Louise Maness
11. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website

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HART
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1. John Hart & Susannah Rush
2. Thomas Hart & Ester Miles
3. Heth Hart & Elizabeth
4. Thomas T. Hart & Mary
5. Allen T. Hart & Mary Elizabeth Rowsey
6. Mary A. Hart & Thomas Jefferson Gilbert
7. Thomas Albert Gilbert & Mary Ellen Presley
8. Mary Elizabeth Gilbert & James Nathaniel Martin
9. Martha Ellen Martin & Floyd America White
10. Joe Edward White

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JONES
Family History
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1. John Jones & Beatrice Presley
2. Archibald Jones & Rachel Austin
3. Rasberry Jones & Tennessee Scott
4. Ernest Jones & Beulah Austin
5. Rasberry Jones & Brenda Millner
6. Rhonda (Jones) Davison


1. John Jones & Beatrice Presley
2. Rasberry Jones & Elizabeth Jane White
3. Alice Jones & Leander "Shannon" Hart
4. Ollie Hester Hart & Henry Leander (Lee) Maness
5. William Emerson Maness & Virgie Elizabeth Holloway
6. Rachel Louise Maness & Robert Hardy Haney
7. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website

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HUGH & ROBERT KENNEDY
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1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. David S. Kennedy (twin) & Gilly Kent
3. John William Summerfield Hennedy & Martha Elizabeth White
4. Jesse Thomas Kennedy & Vernie Veola McNabbs
5. Harold Eugene Kennedy
6. Sharon (Kennedy) Canan


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. Isaac Kennedy & Millie A. O'Neal(twin)
3. David S. Kennedy & Sarah Frances Kennedy
4. Cynthia Ann Kennedy & Varnie Moore Jines
5. Richard W. Jines Sr. & Nannie M. Robinson
6. Richard W. Jines Jr. & Virginia L. Harris
7. Rita Jines Morgan


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. John Galtney Kennedy & Mary Jane Brawley
3. Ephraim Cain Kennedy & Nancy Jane Thompson
4. Alice Mae Vera Duck & Ephraim Cathey Kennedy
5. Ruby Thelma Kennedy & John William Walker
6. Johnnie Sue (Walker) White


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. John Galtny Kennedy & Mary Jane Brawley
3. John Jackson Kennedy & Sarah H. O'Guinn
4. John Lee Kennedy & Clara Ida Morris
5. Curtis W. Gant & Jetta Lois Kennedy
5. Roger Glen Gant


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. John Galtny Kennedy & Mary Jane Brawley
3. John Jackson Kennedy & Sarah H. O'Guinn
4. Leo Kennedy
5. Freddie Lyn Kennedy


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Minerva Austin
3. John Shade Kennedy & Mary Elizabeth Hurst
4. Sam Johnson Kennedy & Essie Lou Harwell
5. J.M. Kennedy & Mary Lee Smith
6. Kathy Kennedy Gautney


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Minerva Austin
3. John Shade Kennedy & Mary Elizabeth Hurst
4. Sanford Elvis Kennedy & Eliza Van Dyke
5. Sanford Elvis Kennedy Jr & Geneva Harvey
6. Sada Jane Kennedy & Don Eldra McSpadden (Information from Lloyd Hunt)


1. Hugh Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. Hugh J. Kennedy & Minerva Austin
3. Elias L. Kennedy & Fannie Jane Hicks
4. Charles Edward Kennedy & Nettie Lou Clenney
5. Charles Elco Kennedy & Ethelyn Stewart
6. Ralph C. Kennedy


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Minerva Austin
3. Adeline Kennedy & John Thomas Ponder
4. Ruie Ponder & Edward A. Stricklen
5. George Lee Stricklen & Abbie Purvis
6. Laura Stricklen


1. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Jane Delaney
2. Hugh Johnson Kennedy & Minerva Austin
3. Samuel George Kennedy & Annie Denton
4. Louis Walker Kennedy & Ollie Maddie Williams
5. Helen Kennedy & Larry Lassiter
6. Michael Lassiter

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1. Robert Jackson Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Shadrach Hugh Kennedy & Martha Ann Caudle
3. Absolom Robert Kennedy & Millie L. Devore
4. Robert Walter Kennedy & Armenthia Ellen Eason
5. Grady Robert Gabriel Kennedy & Peggy Dawn Woodruff
6. Information provided by Robert Larry Kennedy


1. Robert Jackson Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Shadrach Hugh Kennedy & Martha Ann Caudle
3. Jesse M. Kennedy & Ella Presley
4. James Drew Kennedy & Lennie Adams
5. James D. Kennedy


1. Robert Jackson Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Shadrach Hugh Kennedy & Martha Ann Caudle
3. Jesse M. Kennedy & Ella Presley
4. Dora Kennedy & Lester Fessell
5. Dorothy Fessell Chapman


1. Robert Jackson Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Shadrach Hugh Kennedy & Martha Ann Caudle
3. Jesse M. Kennedy & Ella Presley
4. Veda Kennedy & Collier Scott
5. Betty Scott Holloway


1. Robert Jackson Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Shadrach Hugh Kennedy & Martha Ann Caudle
3. Cynthia Brantly Kennedy & Rufus Bell Johnson
4. Robert Pierce Johnson & Nettie Carrole Dunn
5. Margie Florie Johnson & Leonard Stanfield
6. Gary Wendell Stanfield


1. Robert J. Kenedy & Cynthia Eason
2. William G. Kennedy & Susanna Austin
3. Henry Johnson Kennedy & Tennessee Malita Hopper
4. Charles Ector Kennedy & Forrest Lulu King
5. Harold Duane Kennedy & Dixie Lee Warren


1. Robert J. Kenedy & Cynthia Eason
2. William G. Kennedy & Susanna Austin
3. Henry Johnson Kennedy & Tennessee Malita Hopper
4. Vida Kennedy & Willie Paul Perkins
5. Paul Perkins Jr. & Oma Lee Davis'
6. Deborah Ann Perkins & Jimmy Bradford


1. Robert J. Kenedy & Cynthia Eason
2. William G. Kennedy & Susanna Austin
3. Henry Johnson Kennedy & Tennessee Malita Hopper
4. Curry "Cecil" Johnson Kennedy & Genevieve Rose Walker
5. Danny & Carolyn Kennedy


1. Robert J. Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Nancy C. Kennedy & Isham Gurley
3. Sylvester Gurley & Nannie Vandiver
4. Robert E. Gurley & Vera Addie Maners
5. Betty Gurley & Robert Hughes


1. Robert Jackson Kennedy & Cynthia Eason
2. Sarah Frances Kennedy & David S. Kennedy
3. Cynthia Ann Kennedy & Varnie Moore Jines
4. Richard W. Jines Sr. & Nannie M. Robinson
5. Richard W. Jines Jr. & Virginia L. Harrison
6. Rita Jines Morgan

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SCOTT
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1. Micajah (Cager) Scott
2. Wiley Scott & Millie Holmes
3. Mary Emily Scott & Shadrach Eason
4. Robert Sampson Eason & Bertha Idora Clenney
5. Bessie Ora Eason & Elvin Ernest Haney, Sr.
6. Robert Hardy Haney & Rachel Louise Maness
7. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website

1. Micajah Scott
2. Wiley Scott & Millie Holmes
3. Harriet Scott & John Presley
4. Mary Ellen Presley & Thomas Albert Gilbert
5. Mary Elizabeth Gilbert & James Nathaniel Martin
6. Martha Ellen Martin & Floyd America White
7. Joe Edward White


1. Micajah (Cager) Scott
2. Gabriel Scott & Chrischaney Maness
3. Eldora Scott & Jesse Walter Eason
4. Lena Mae Eason & Howard Outlaw
5. Patricia Ann (Outlaw) Rickman     Pioneer Family (Scott)

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WHITE
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1. Thomas White & Martha
2. William White & Mary Elizabeth Conner
3. William Jackson White & Elizabeth Joanna Gill
4. Charlie Jackson White & Tennessee Almorine Duck
5. Floyd America White & Martha Ellen Martin (Doe Creek student)
6. Joe Edward White --- Pioneer Family

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WOODWARD
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1. Jourdan Woodward & Eddie Jones
2. Phoebe Ellen Woodward & Charles Austin
3. Hulda Austin & Jacob Little Maness
4. Malinda Jane Maness & Charles Reaford Duck
5. Tennessee Almorine Duck & Charlie Jackson White - Pioneer (White)
6. Floyd America White & Martha Ellen Martin
7. Joe Edward White

1. Jourdan Woodward & Eadie Jones
2. Synthia Viola Woodward & Benjamin Clenney
3. Alva Harkins Clenney & Susanne Austin
4. William Parley Clenney & Sarah Ann Austin
5. Bertha Idora Clenney & Robert Sampson Eason
6. Bessie Ora Eason & Elvin Ernest Haney Sr.
7. Robert Hardy Haney & Rachel Louise Maness Pioneer Family -Jones
8. Katherine Ann (Haney) Williams   Pioneer Family Website

Detailed information on the Doe Creek Families
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The information and data presented here is a "guide". Every effort will be made to maintain truth and validity, but it is contributed from various sources. If you know something is incorrect - I'll be happy to correct it. We definitely want this information to be as accurate as humanly possible.

AUSTIN FAMILY
The History of Scotts Hill Tennessee, by Gordon H. Turner, shows Jeremiah Austin & Matilda Hart were the parents of 6 children: Silas, Andrew, Minerva Jane, Henry C., Suzanne, and Pleasant. According to the same book, Jeremiah Austin was the son of Richard Austin & Sarah Morgan. Memoirs of Scotts Hill, gives another sibling?, Nancy Austin O'Neill.... (William O'Neil). by Heth Hart has a great deal of the Austin/Hart connection of Henderson County. Jeremiah Austin was born about 1805 in Austonville, Anson County, North Carolina. His wife Matilda J. Hart, d/o Thomas & Mary Hart, was born about 1811 in Highland Co Ohio. All of the children of Jeremiah & Matilda were all born in Tennessee, I'm guessing it would have been in Henderson County.

DUCK FAMILY
The Duck Family in the Doe Creek Area was headed up by Jonahan Duck (1788 Anson NC - 1855 TN) and Basheby Woodward (1793 Anson NC - 1872 TN). The arrived from North Carolina in the early 1800's. Both Jonathan and Basheby are buried at Fellowship Cemetery in Henderson County TN. Jonathan is said to be the first person buried at Fellowship.

Elmer Duck (1878-1951) is the most well known teacher of the Doe Creek School. He taught the one room school house for over 50 years. Mr. Duck was a man of many talents. The community looked to him for leadership. Elmer Duck was a well respected and admired. His influence in southern Henderson County has been felt through the generations and is a source of pride for this community that such a man was able to touch so many lives. Mr. Duck was born 28 October 1878 here in Henderson County TN. He died 10 April 1951 and is buried here at the Doe Creek Cemetery next to the schoolhouse that he loved so much. He was married to Suddie Mullis 18 October 1906. Sudie was born 2 January 1889 and died 12 Febraury 1971. She is buried next to her husband at Doe Creek. Elmer Duck and Sudie were the parents of 12 children. Elmer was a farmer as well as a teacher. After his "teaching" job he went to work doing his farm chores. The family all helped with the farm.. being a large family it was important that everyone help each other.

Elmer Duck Family History
Paris Lavelle (Duck) Medbery Letter October 3, 2009

EASON FAMILY
Pioneer Family
Armistead Eason born abt 1808 in Anson County NC was the son of Shadrach & Mary Frances Stegall who came from NC and settled in Decatur County TN. Mary Frances was born about 1782 and died about 1880. Shadrach and "Frances" were the parents of seven known children. Harris H. Eason 1803 NC m Elizabeth / Armistead Eason / Cynthia Eason b 1809 m Robert Jackson Kennedy / Abner Eason b 1810 NC / Steven L. Eason b 1816 NC m Elizabeth Bennett / Frances Eason b 1 Jan 1819 m Wm. Henry Massengill and Mary Eason b 1820 NC. \ Armistead married Chrischanney Duck the daughter of John Duck. Chrischanney was born about 1811 in ANson NC and died 1885 in Henderson TN. Armistead and Chrischanney were the parent of the following children:

JOHN JONES FAMILY
Pioneer Family

KENNEDY FAMILY
Pioneer Family
There were two Kennedy brothers who came from NC to settle in the Scotts Hill area. They were Hugh Kennedy born about 1795 and his brother Robert Jackson Kennedy born about 1800. They might have been sons of Wagstaff & Behethland (Ramsey) Kennedy of Virginia who settled in North Carolina. Both brothers left a long line of descendants and a strong impression in the southern most section of Henderson County. I'll do my best to present their lineage below. There are a number of different people putting information online regarding the Kennedy family-- it differs drastically..

Early History of the Kennedy Family in Henderson and Decatur
(Submitted by Ralph C. Kennedy)

Hugh Kennedy and Robert J. Kennedy (many spelling variations noted, e.g. Canada, Canida, Keneday, Kenada, Kenedy, etc.) were early Henderson/Decatur Co., TN settlers. Oral family history and other evidence suggest that Hugh and Robert were most likely brothers. To date, their parentage has not been established. U. S. Census records consistently indicate both Hugh Kennedy and Robert J. Kennedy were born in NC. In the 1880 U. S. Census, Robert J. listed his father?s place of birth as Maryland. Oral family history and immigration patterns suggest the family was of Scotch-Irish descent. Census records indicate Hugh Kennedy was born c1780-c1798. On 18 OCT 1818, Hugh Kennedy married Jane Delaney in Greene Co., TN. Hugh died before 1850 in Henderson Co., TN.

Jane Delaney was born c1798 in TN (probably in Greene Co.) and died before 1860 in Henderson Co. Jane Delaney was a daughter of John Delaney. In 1782, John Delaney received a land grant in Washington Co., TN. The Delaneys probably immigrated to Tennessee from Pennsylvania. Early Hardin Co., TN, residents included Jane Delaney?s brothers Jacob and Wesley. After their 1818 marriage in Greene Co., TN, Hugh and Jane Kennedy apparently resided for a time in neighboring Washington Co., TN. Hugh appeared on Capt. Sand?s Tax List in 1819. In 1821, Hugh Kennedy purchased items from the estate sale of Able Wiley in Washington Co., TN.

U. S. Census records indicate Robert J. Kennedy was born c1801. Little is known about Robert J. prior to his residence in Henderson Co., TN. In the late 1820?s, Robert J. married Cynthia Eason. Cynthia was probably a daughter of Shadrack Eason... Many of the Eason?s came from Pitt and Edgecombe Co., NC. Robert J. Kennedy died c1884 in Decatur Co., TN. Tennessee land grant records (1823 ? 1839) indicate that Hugh Kennedy and Robert J. Kennedy separately purchased several tracts of land in Perry and Henderson Co. near the farming communities of Doe Creek, Cedar Grove, Sardis, and Scotts Hill. Hugh Kennedy?s first known land purchase in 1823, and Robert Kennedy?s first known purchase was in 1825. Robert Kennedy?s land became part of Decatur Co. in 1845. Hugh and Robert are listed in the 1830 U. S. Census in Henderson Co., TN, as ?Hugh Canada? and ?Robert Canada.?

Exactly how and when Hugh Kennedy and Robert J. Kennedy arrived in the area is unclear. There are conflicting accounts. The following sources provide conflicting accounts about the family?s arrival to the area: J. B. Bell wrote that the Eason family made the journey from Anson County, North Carolina to Henderson County, Tennessee, with possessions in an ox cart and family members on foot before 1830. The caravan was to have included the Johnsons, Kennedys, Lacys, and Stegalls.

Zelma O'Neal, a Scotts Hill historian, wrote the earliest Kennedys, Robert, Hugh, and possibly an Isaac, arrived in the Scotts Hill area by flatboat from middle Tennessee; the Robert Kennedy family was one of the earliest settlers around Scotts Hill; and descendents claimed Robert helped clear the first road leading from Clifton to Scotts Hill.

Oral family history suggests that three brothers of Scotch-Irish descent traveled from North Carolina to the Scotts Hill area. Two brothers were to have settled close together around Scotts Hill and the third brother another location. Some part of the travel to the Scotts Hill area may have been by flatboat.
The truth is probably a combination of facts from the above accounts.

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Sharon (Kennedy) Canan has given us some information about her Kennedy ancestors.
JWS (John William Summerfield) Kennedy and Martha Elizabeth (White), lived with my grandparents (Jess Thomas and Vernie (McNabb) Kennedy) in Caddo Oklahoma in the early 1900's. They are both buried in the Caddo Cemetery. JWS Kennedy was interviewed by a reporter for the Caddo Newspaper around 1930. (My mother has a copy of the article and I'll send it this to you all as soon as I find it). My grandpa and his siblings and other relatives also came to North Texas and Oklahoma, sometime in the 1890's. I know Ector and Violet lived in Durant Oklahoma from the 1910's until their death. Uncle Ec owned and operated a small general store in Durant in the 1940's and 1950's. I remember going there as a small child and he always gave me candy. My grandpa (Jess T) was a life-long farmer. He raised cattle, cotton, corn, and bailed hay on rented land in Bryan County, Oklahoma, all his life. His children have been farmers, carpenters, salesmen, machinists, etc in the southern Oklahoma area to Dallas/Ft. Worth area. One of his sons, Calvin, earned a PhD in Accounting and is a retired Prof. in Greely CO. My brother, sister and I are teachers. Many of my cousins are also teachers, at least one cousin is an attorney in Dallas, and one is a retired Los Angles County Deputy Sheriff.
You can click her and see the Family History of David S. Kennedy

SCOTT FAMILY
Pioneer Family
Information and photos compiled from Patricia (Outlaw) Rickman
Micajah "Cager" Scott was the town's first merchant whose log storehouse stood across the street and a little to the north from the present day Methodist Church, a spring was located a little to the west. Micajah built the first log store in the community in the 1840's, this became an early stage stop, along the newly built Stagecoach Road. In 1850 a post office was established at this location. This is the only post office in the country named Scotts Hill. Cager honesty and store location inspired the town's name. A salesman from Paducah, who sold Micajah a bill of goods accidentally dropped a $20 bill which the salesman, nor Micajah saw at the time. After the salesman had gone, Micajah found this bill and knew that it must have belonged to the salesman....so he saved it, such bills were scarce here then. When the salesman returned weeks later, Micajah asked him if he had missed any money after he was last here. The man said he was short twenty dollars when he counted up that night. Micajah handed him the S20 bill that he had put back. The salesman was very pleased and remarked that the settlement was growing and would soon need a name. To honor Micajah, he suggested the name Scotts Hill. Thus being how the town received it's name.


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