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Edward Kennington bc 1715

Edward Kennington bc 1715

Edward Kennington was born circa 1715.

Edward Kennington was probably born some time between 1710 and 1720. The name of his wife is unknown as are any daughters he might have had. … it seems likely he had three sons: twins Edward and William and another son named John.[i]

Evidence of his life can be found in South Carolina, beginning with a land record in December 1750. Edward had 150 acres of land on Lick Creek in Craven County.[ii]In October 1759 Edward had a grant for 150 more acres in the same county.[iii]

He remained in South Carolina. In 1778[iv]he was living in the Camden District. In 1780 he was on a jury list that showed him living on the east side of the Wateree River.[v]

The name Edward Kennington appears in South Carolina in 1800 and 1810 but we cannot be certain if this is Edward or his son with the same name. The death date and final resting place for Edward Kennington are unknown at this time.

[i]Criminger. Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi, 1677-1984(SC: Southern Historical Press) 197.

[ii]South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Colonial Plat Books; Series S213184, Volume 7, Page 10, Item 2; digital image (scdah.sc.gov: accessed March 2019) Edward Kennington, 1750, Craven Co.

[iii]South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Colonial Land Grants; Series S213019, Volume 9, Page 272; digital image (scdah.sc.gov: accessed March 2019) Edward Kennington, 1759, Craven Co.

[iv]South Carolina Census, 1790 – 1890; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed March 2019) Edward Kennington, SC, 1778.

[v]US Colonial Census Reconstruction Records, 1660 – 1820; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed March 2019) Edward Kennington, SC, 1780.

1 Edward Kennington b: Abt. 1715
…… + Kennington
…………2 Edward Kennington Sr. b: Abt. 1740
………… + Mary Kennington
………………3 Kennington Sills
………………3 Easter Kennington Taylor
………………3 Kennington Narrimore
………………3 Edward Kennington Jr. b: Abt. 1765
…………2 William Kennington Sr. b: Abt. 1740
…………2 John Kennington b: Abt. 1745
………… + Martha Kennington
………………3 William Kennington
………………3 Edward Kennington
………………3 John Kennington
………………3 Marian Kennington Narrimore
……………… + Edward Narrimore
………………3 Catherine Kennington
………………3 Sarah Kennington
……………… + David Myers
………………3 Violette Kennington b: 1786, d: 18 May 1858 in MS
……………… + William Jasper Fortenberry b: Abt. 1772 in Lancaster, SC, m: Abt. 1812, d: 07 Feb 1842 in MS

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