A Keeney Family Genealogy Online

Theodore Kenney

Ann Marie (Kenney) Durgin adurgin@myfairpoint.net

My name is Ann Marie (Kenney) Durgin. I live in Blue Hill, Maine. My e-mail is adurgin@myfairpoint.net.
Although my name is spelled “Kenney”, I believe that our family originated with the “Keeney” family from the region near (or in) Hartford, Connecticut. The main clue is the occurrence of the name Alexander in nearly every generation. I am seeking solid evidence that will prove this connection.

Connecticut Church Record Abstracts (Ancestry.com) Vol. 1 (of 2) for East Hartford: Birth of Theodah (Theodore, I believe), son of Alexander, bp. Sept. 4, 1748.

My line goes as follows:

Gen. 1: Theodore Kenney (various spellings) and wife Rebecca (maiden name unknown, but could be Benton) migrated from Connecticut to New York around 1796 and settled in Northampton, Montgomery County, New York. They sold part of their land in 1809. I believe Theodore died about 1815. Among their children were: Elijah, Jeremiah and Alexander.

Gen. 2: Jeremiah Kenney married Polly Sherwood (dau. of Zadoc Sherwood). Among their children was a son, Alexander, born in 1810. They moved to West Sparta, Livingston County, New York about 1817 and remained in that area until about 1940.

Gen. 3: Alexander Kenney married Fannie Allen. Among their children was a son, George B. Kenney.

Gen. 4: George B. Kenney married Bridget O’Hara. They had only one child, Alexander L. Kenney – my grandfather.

I will happily provide additional information and details on request. I am also in contact with a descendant of Elijah (see Gen. 1) who is 88 years old and would love to discover the origin of our family.

Ann Durgin