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Collection Number: 04416

Collection Title: Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate Family Papers, 1793-1933

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 120 items)
Abstract Members of the Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate families were early settlers in the area around Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Details of the settlers, their families, and their descendants follow. Thomas D. Kennedy, II (d.1821), operated the first ferry between Cincinnati and Covington, Ky. It seems that Thomas, II, and his brother Edmund R. were involved together in either this same ferry boat company or in another company in the late 1820s. Thomas D. Kennedy, III (1795-1869), grandson of Thomas D., II, married Nancy Davis, and in 1817 they moved to a farm near Covington. Thomas D., III, was a surveyor and engineer; his son, Joseph D. Kennedy, married Sallie Ann Moore (1831-1921) in 1861. Joseph D. and Sallie Ann Kennedy's daughter, Lallie Moore, married into the Southgate family. The collection includes correspondence, financial, legal, and business items; an account book; diaries; and miscellaneous family history records of the Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate families of the Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky area surrounding Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where members of these families were early settlers. The collection pertains to the daily lives and business interests of members of these families, chiefly 1830-1850.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate Family Papers #4416, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lallie Moore Kain of Chapel Hill, NC, in June 1984.
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Members of the Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate families were early settlers in the area around Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Details of the settlers, their families, and their descendants, and a genealogical chart follow. The donor of these papers, Lallie Southgate Kain, is a descendant of all three families.

Thomas D. Kennedy, II (d. 1821), operated the first ferry between Cincinnati and Covington. It seems that Thomas, II, and his brother Edmund R. were involved together in either this same ferry boat company or in another company in the late 1820s. Thomas D. Kennedy, III (1795-1869), grandson of Thomas D., II, received a warrant for 160 acres of land from Congress for his services in the War of 1812. He married Nancy Davis, and in 1817 they moved to a farm near Covington, Kentucky. They were the parents of Joseph D. Kennedy (see below). Thomas D., III, was a surveyor and engineer. From the late 1820s to 1834, he did survey work in Louisiana, Mississippi, and the Arkansas Territory. He also surveyed part of the territory in central Kentucky outside of "the Old Plat." Kennedy served as city engineer of Covington until 1855.

John Harris Moore (1799-1884) lived in Kentucky near Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He owned land in both states and was quite prosperous. Moore married Emily Rogers in 1822. Their daughter Sallie Ann (1831-1921) married Joseph D. Kennedy in 1861. Joseph D. and Sallie Ann Kennedy's daughter, Lallie Moore, married into the Southgate family.

Although early members of the Southgate family went to Kentucky in the 1750s, George M. Southgate (1798-1867) did not arrive there until 1830. Southgate obtained his education at Staunton, Virginia. In Covington, he was engaged in a commission business with his nephew, Richard Southgate. George M. Southgate later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and was in business there during the Civil War. He had five children by Elizabeth Bernard; their son Dr. Bernard Wright Southgate married Eleanor Fleming. Bernard and Eleanor Southgate had eight children; their son Bernard Wright Southgate, II, married Lallie Moore Kennedy. Among the children of Bernard, II, and his wife were Lallie Moore Southgate Kain, donor of these papers; Bernard Wright Southgate, III; and William Kennedy Southgate.

For more detailed information on family histories see folders 20-21.

GENEALOGICAL CHARTS

Kennedy Family

Thomas D. Kennedy, II (1741-1821) + Dinah Persal (1735-1821)

Joseph (1768-1825) + (1) Nancy Cummins (d. 1802)

Thomas D., III (1795-1869) + (1) Nancy Davis

Ann E. (1819-1894)

Mary Hannah Gedge (1822-1900)

Sarah J. (b. 1824)

Nancy Emily Moore (b. 1828)

Thomas H. (b. 1833)

Joseph D. (1835-1910) + Sally Ann Moore (1831-1921)

Lallie Moore (1868-1953) + Bernard W. Southgate, II (1868-1948)

Lallie Southgate Kain (b. 1900)

Bernard W., III (b. 1902)

+ (2) Rachel Todd (d. 1805)

+ (3) Nancy Sanford

+ (4) Mary (d. 1855)

Mary H.

others

Samuel (b. 1770) + Jane Richardson

Dinah + Thomas Fleming

Eleanor (1834-1871) + Bernard W. Southgate (1827-1871)

Bernard W., II (1868-1948) + Lallie Moore Kennedy

Lallie Southgate Kain (b. 1900)

Bernard W., III (b. 1902)

Mary Hannah (b. 1773)

Thomas (b. 1775)

Robert (b. 1777)

Southgate Family

George M. Southgate (1798-1867) + Elizabeth Bernard (1800-1830)

Bernard W. (1827-1871) + Eleanor Fleming (1834-1871)

Bernard W., II (1868-1948) + Lallie Moore Kennedy

Lallie Southgate Kain

Bernard W., III

Moore Family

William Moore (d. 1825) + Nancy Bates (d. 1853)

John H. (1799-1822) + Emily Rogers (1801-1858)

Sally Ann (1831-1921) + Joseph D. Kennedy (1835-1910)

Lallie Moore (1868-1953) + Bernard W. Southgate, II

Lallie Southgate Kain

Bernard W., II

This chart includes, with a few exceptions, only individuals who are represented in the KENNEDY, MOORE, AND SOUTHGATE FAMILY PAPERS. Thus, only selected children and marriages are noted.

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The collection includes correspondence, financial, legal, and business items; an account book; diaries; and miscellaneous family history records of the Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate families of the Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky area surrounding Lawrenceburg, Indiana, where members of these families were early settlers. The collection pertains to the daily lives and business interests of members of these families, chiefly 1830-1850.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated.

About 70 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly correspondence between members of the Moore, Southgate, and Kennedy families, with a few letters from friends and business associates. Most of the correspondence consists of discussions of family health, the weather, declarations of love, crop harvests and prices, and miscellaneous business matters.

From 1801 to 1840, noteworthy letters include those of Thomas D. Kennedy (1795-1869) to his wife Nancy describing his ordeals as a surveyor in Donnelsville, La.; Natchez, Jackson, and Washington, Miss.; and the Arkansas Territory. Also noteworthy are Newton Moore's letters to his brother, Captain John H. Moore. Newton Moore had settled in Louisiana; his letters were from Marburyville and Madisonville, La. He wrote descriptions of his business journeys to New Orleans and Mississippi. Other locations of correspondents were Boone County, Fayette County, Covington, Louisville, and Lexington, Ky.; Albemarle County, Va.; and Indianapolis and Lawrenceburg, Ind.

From 1845 to the 1890s, notable items include those of William Henry Harrison, II (grandson of President William Henry Harrison) who was corresponding with Mary Moore. Harrison had stabbed Moore in October, 1876, apparently because she had refused his proposal of marriage. Other locations of correspondents include Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Covington, Lexington, North Bend, and Harrodsburg, Ky.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Auburn, Ala.; Fort Spring, W.V.; and Madisonville, La.

Folder 1

1801-1813 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1818-1827 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1828-1830 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1831-1832 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1833 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1834 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1835 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1836-1840 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1845-1849 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1850-1855 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1857-1869, circa 1850s, circa 1860s #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1872-1876, circa 1870s #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1878-1888 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1893-1897, 1914, 1926 #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

Undated #04416, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1801-1926 and undated." Folder 15

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About 50 items.

Business and legal papers, items relating to family history, and miscellaneous material. The business and legal papers chiefly relate to the estate of Thomas Kennedy, II, and to E.R. Kennedy's ferryboat service (see also vol. 2). Also included are bills, deeds, and store accounts. Family history papers include newspaper clippings, family charts, and Xerox copies from old Bibles of the Kennedy, Moore, and Southgate families. The miscellaneous papers include items such as marriage certificates, unidentified writings, poetry, and achievement awards.

Folder 16

Business and legal papers 1793-1811 #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Business and legal papers 1820-1839 #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Business and legal papers 1840-1856 #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Business and legal papers 1890, 1905, 1921 #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Family history items 1905-1906, 1911 #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Family history items 1921-1924, 1926, 1933, and undated #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Miscellaneous material 1830, 1862-1883, and undated #04416, Series: "2. Other Papers, 1793-1933, and undated." Folder 22

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5 items.
Folder 23

Volume 1: Travel diary of George M. Southgate, 1827-1828 #04416, Series: "3. Volumes, 1827-1829, circa 1848-1861, 1875, 1893." Folder 23

Description of travels throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Staunton, and King William. Also included are details of a journey from Virginia to New York. There are notations of expenses, notes about family connections, and advice for life.

Folder 24

Volume 2: Account book of Thomas D. Kennedy III and Edward R. Kennedy, 1828-1829 #04416, Series: "3. Volumes, 1827-1829, circa 1848-1861, 1875, 1893." Folder 24

Includes a list of customers and goods hauled and prices for their ferry business that ran from Covington, Ky., to Fort Washington in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Folder 25

Volume 3: Diary, probably of Ann E. Kennedy (1819-1894), 1875, 1893 #04416, Series: "3. Volumes, 1827-1829, circa 1848-1861, 1875, 1893." Folder 25

Written at City Point, Brevard County, Fla., the diary describes Ann Kennedy's activities and those of her family, weather, and her anger at sin. It also includes a list of daily Bible texts, a list of postal rules, notes on Florida, and a flower calendar.

Folder 26

Volume 4: Diary, probably of Sallie Ann Moore (1831-1921), circa 1848-1861 #04416, Series: "3. Volumes, 1827-1829, circa 1848-1861, 1875, 1893." Folder 26

Probably written at Moore's home in Kentucky near Lawrenceburg, Ind., the diary describes her daily activities (primarily cooking and sewing), health and trips of her relatives, weather, and visitors.

Folder 27

Volume 5: Diary, probably of Sallie Ann Moore (1831-1921), circa 1848-1861 #04416, Series: "3. Volumes, 1827-1829, circa 1848-1861, 1875, 1893." Folder 27

Probably written at Moore's home in Kentucky near Lawrenceburg, Ind., the diary describes her activities (sewing, visiting, and cooking), weather, health of relatives, and visitors.

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