CHAPTER IV

CATHERINE ANGELINE KENNEDY

 

Catherine Angeline Kennedy, second child of Neal Kennedy and Martha Ann Hicks, was born October 11, 1&46 and died September 21, 1893. She is buried in 010 Salem Cemetery, Scyrene, Clarke County, AL.

On February 13, 1870, Angeline was married to John L. Larrimore, born in 1840, according to the 1870 Census. The wedding took place at Neal Kennedy's home, with William J. Hamilton as officiant. A copy of Angeline and John's Marriage Certificate is attached, and her name reads "Angeline C. Kennedy". However, in the 1860 Census she is listed as "Catherine A" and her tombstone inscription is "C. A."

John was a brother to Dock, Lemuel, Cyrus and Edmund Pinckney Larrimore and their parents were Edmund M. Larrimore and Candis Allen (see Hicks Section in this book).

Angeline and John were married in 1870 and the census of Clarke County that year listed John's sister and other family members in their home:

Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore had the following seven children. They are not necessarily listed in the order of their birth.

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MARTHA ELLEN LARRIMORE

Martha Ellen Larrimore may have been the oldest child of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore. She was born on September 24, 1874, and according to the attached copy of her Obituary, she took over the duties of homemaker when her mother died.

Ellen never married; she died August 15, 1924, at the age of fifty.

 

LEILA LARRIMORE

Leila Larrimore, believed to be one of the older children of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore. She was never married.

PICKENS LARRIMORE

Pickens Larrimore, son of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore; never married.

 

 

 

Pictures:

Tombstone of

Catherine Angeline Leila Larrimore

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HATTIE LARRIMORE

Hattie Larrimore, daughter of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore, was born December 31, 1877. Hattie's first husband was John W. Davis, born April 6, 1874, the son of William Moses Davis (see Enoch Davis, Jr. in the Davis Section of this book). They married on January 27, 1897, according to Clarke County Marriage Records. John died on February 22, 1898, just a year after he and Hattie married. He is buried in Old Salem Cemetery.

I was told that John was the son of William Moses Davis and Mary A. DeLoach, and wondered for a long time how he could be "John W. Davis, Jr.", which is the tombstone inscription. I finally came to the conclusion that John was named "Jr" for John Walter Davis, born in 1852, a brother of William Moses Davis.

After John's death, Hattie married a Guy. They had no issue, but Hattie and John had one daughter. Hattie died April 25, 1968 and is also buried at Old Salem.

MINNIE D. LARRIMORE

Minnie Larrimore, daughter of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore, was born November 28, 1881. She married Robert Ferguson and had one son. Minnie died March 14, 1920. Her birth and death dates were taken from a very old, faded "Memorial" which was almost impossible to read. These dates may be incorrect.

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HORACE KENNEDY LARRIMORE

Horace Kennedy Larrimore, son of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore, married Anna Mary Duke June 10, 1903, Clarke County, AL. We do not have birth or death dates for Horace and Mary. Sibyl Larrimore Bradford, their daughter, told me that they are buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Scyrene, Alabama, in unmarked graves.

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FLORENCE MAUDE LARRIMORE

Florence Maude Larrimore, daughter of Catherine Angeline Kennedy and John L. Larrimore, was born in 1884 and died in 1979 at the age of 95. Buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL. Maude was married to Isthma Joshua Yerkes in 1919 and they had two sons. Josh died in 1954.

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SOURCES FOR CATHERINE ANGELINE KENNEDY

Family Group Sheets completed by family members

Conversations with family members

Clarke County Census Records

Clarke County Marriage Records

Newspaper clippings

 

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CHAPTER V

NANCY CAROLINE KENNEDY

 

Nancy Caroline Kennedy, third child of Neal Kennedy and Martha Ann Hicks, was born October 23, 1848; died November 15, 1891. She is buried in Old Salem Cemetery, Scyrene, Clarke County, Alabama (see attached copy of her Obituary).

Caroline married Charles ("Charlie") Frank Fendley February 28, 1871 (see attached copy of Marriage Certificate). He was the son of Charles Frank Fendley, Sr. and Parmelia Larrimore, and was born November 3, 1850. Charlie and Caroline lived in Coffeeville and their nine children may have been born there.

After the death of Caroline, Charlie married Mary J., last name unknown, born on January 2, 1852. Charlie died on January 14, 1926 and Mary J. survived him by almost twenty years, dying on January 10, 1945. Charlie and his second wife are buried in New Prospect Cemetery, about eight miles east of Coffeeville.

Charlie's parents were married on December 10, 1840, according to Clarke County Marriage Records

They are also buried in New Prospect Cemetery:

At the time of the 1880 Clarke County Census, the Charlie Fendley family was listed as follows:

Nancy Caroline and Charlie Fendley had nine children:

 

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Picture:

Nancy Caroline Kennedy

Wife of Charles Frank Fendley

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WILLIAM DENNIS FENDLEY

William Dennis Fendley, believed to be the oldest child of Nancy Caroline Kennedy and Charlie Frank Fendley, was born on February 22, 1872, and died May 15, 1948 in Clarke County, Alabama. He is buried in Jones Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery, Coffeeville, Alabama, as is his wife.

Dennis married on December 27, 1893, Martha Bertie Jones, born October 11, 1877 and died July 16, 1962. Martha was the daughter of William M. Jones and Elizabeth Ann Friddle.

There were seven children born to Dennis and Martha:

1. Daniel Elam Ferldley, born Septrmber 25,1894 and died on September 25, 1949. He married on June 5th, c. 1 920, Betty Matilda Mathers, born January 28 1899, the daughter of Earl Quincy Mathers and Lucy Elizabeth Trotter. Daniel and Betty are buried in Ulcanush Cemetery, Coffeeville.

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2. Elam Vivian Fendley, born in Coffeeville December 15, 1899; died in Mobile, AL on January 25, 1970 and is buried there. Elam married in Hattisburg, MS December 27, 1925, Lessie Dunagin, the daughter of Charles E. Dunagin and Mattie Hudson. Lessie was born in Laurel, MS on December 28, 1902, and died in Mobile on May 18, 1966. She is buried in Mobile also.

Elam and Lessie had one daughter:

3. Lena Elizabeth Fendley, third child of William Dennis Fendley and Martha Bertie Jones, was born in Coffeeville on August 26, 1904. Lena married Hollis Banes and lives in Saraland, AL.

4. Montee Fendley, fourth child of William Dennis Fendley and Martha Bertie Jones, was born in Coffeeville on July 21, 1909. He married on October 13, 1941, Elva Brewer, born at Winn, AL on November 18, 1914. Elva was the daughter of Edward Henry Brewer and Lucinda McVay. Montee and Elva have seven children.

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5. William Gerald Fendley, fifth child of William Dennis Fendley and Martha Bertie Jones, was born in Coffeeville on January 3, 1915. Lives in Picayune, MS.

6. Marvin Fendley, sixth child of William Dennis Fendley and Martha Bertie Jones, was born in Coffeeville on July 22, 1917. Marvin died January 13, 1981 and is buried in Jones Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery, Coffeeville.

Marvin married in Grove Hill on March 7. 1942, Eula Dee Brewer, born in Zimco, AL on January 21, 1921. Eula Dee is a sister to the above Elva Brewer. They are daughters of Edward Henry Brewer and Lucinda McVay.

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7. Carrie Bernice Fendley, youngest child of William Dennis Fendley and Martha Bertie Jones, was born in Coffeeville on February 17, 1924. Bernice married on November 20, 1941, Lucedale, MS, S. P. Hudson. He was born February 18, 1921 in Mobile, the son of Johnny Hudson and Nettie Mae Kenny.

Bernice and S. P. have three children:

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THOMAS HENCHIE FENDLEY

Thomas Henchie Fendley may be the second son born to Nancy Caroline Kennedy and Charlie Frank Fendley. He was born on August 6, 1875 near Coffeeville. He died in Jackson, AL on December 18, 1901, only twenty-six years old (see attached copy of his Obituary). He was buried in Prospect Cemetery, Coffeeville. Never married.

 

OBITUARY of Thomas Hinchie Fendley (did not OCR)

 

OBITUARY of Onie Deas (did not OCR)

 

 

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CHARLIE HOWARD FENDLEY

Charlie Howard Fendley, son of Charles Frank Fendley and Nancy Caroline Kennedy, was born February 2, 1876; died January 5, 1958; buried at Ulcanush Cemetery, Coffeeville. Married June 21, 1896, Evie Dunagan, born June, 1879. Seven children:

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ARCHIE FENDLEY

 

Archie Fendley, son of Nancy Caroline Kennedy and Charlie Frank Fendley, was born in Coffeeville, Clarke CO Alabama on November 21, 1877. He died on February 5, 1921 and is buried in New Prospect Cemetery in Coffeeville.

Archie Fendley married Clara Deas, probably in 1902, as their first child was born in 1903. Clara was a sister of Virt Deas who married Daisy Fendley, Archie's sister. The dates of Clara's birth and death are unknown but she is buried in or near Lucedale, Mississippi in Rocky Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Picture: Willie Ray Fendley and wife, Minnie Lee Moore with sons, left to right:Archie Lee, Larry, Don and Bill.

 

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SARAH ADDIE FENDLEY

Sarah Addie Fendley, daughter of Charles and Caroline Fendley,was born April 9, 1881, in Coffeeville; died October 29, 1960, Wayne County, Strengthford, Ms. Buried in Rushton Cemetery, Jones Co. Ms. Married November 5, 1895, Wayne County, MS to Alonza Lake "Lonnie" Smith, born May 19, 1868 in Coffeeville, the son of Andrew Jackson Smith and Mary Catherine Morris. Lonnie died on November 18, 1946, and buried beside his wife. Addie and Lonnie had three children, all born in Jones County, MS.

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DAISY FENDLEY

 

Daisy Fendley, daughter of Charles and Caroline Fendley, was born in Coffeeville September 7, 1885; died in Jackson December 30, 1973. Married October 14, 1903 in Coffeeville, Simmy Ovirten Deas, born in Coffeeville February 8, 1880; died there February 16, 1948. Simmy was the son of George Washington Deas and Rebecca Cox. Daisy and her husband are buried at New Prospect Baptist Church, Coffeeville.

Daisy and Virt had nine children, all born in Coffeeville.

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Picture: Clockwise from Dorothy Deas Walker, seated in front: Cecil Deas,

Versie Deas Montgomery, Iola Deas Robinson, Gilmer Deas, Tossie

Deas Anderson, Tom Deas.

Children of Daisy Fendley and Virt Deas

 

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CAROLINE LORAINE FENDLEY 

Caroline "Carrie" Loraine Fendley, daughter of Charlie Fendley and Nancy Caroline Kennedy, was born October 1, 1889 and died on July 7, 1938. Married on September 1, 1907, Grover Cleveland Bedsole, born February 8, 1888 and died June 16, 1940. Grover was the son of Roxanna Ott and Bedsole.

Carrie and Grover are buried at Thomaston, Marengo County,Al. Their four older children were born at Campbell, Clarke County, and the youngest at Thomaston, Marengo County, AL.

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SOURCES FOR NANCY CAROLINE KENNEDY

Marriage Records of Clarke County, Alabama

Newspaper Clippings

Personal letters

Clarke County, Alabama Census Records

Cemetery records and tombstones

Personal family knowledge

Conversations with family members

Family Group Sheets completed by family members

 

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