James Kennedy fought at Gettysburg in the Civil War,was captured and returned in 1865 to marry Sarah Mildred Harris, his childhood sweet heart.

Well known citizen of Montgomery County succumbs to cancer.
Was an old Confederate Soldier, and twice a candidate for county trustee

James Kennedy, a well known citizen of Montgomery County, died Friday at 7 o'clock p.m. at his home in the second district, after a protracted illness caused by cancer. Mr. Kennedy went to Kansas City three months ago in the hope of securing relief from the dreaded disease, but without success, and since his return has been confined to his home. He was 65 years old and was born in Todd County. He removed to this county about forty years ago, where he lived up to the time of his death, barring the time he served in the Confederate Army. He was a member of Forbes Bivouac. He was twice a candidate for County Trustee and was engaged in farming. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church.
Besides his wife, he is survived by nine children, as follows, Mrs. Spicer of Trenton; Mrs. Bryan, of Guthrie: Misses Bessie and Jessie Kennedy, and Messrs. William, G. R. Thomas, George, Porter, and Theodore Kennedy, the latter of Indian Territory.

Death Record

Mrs. Sallie Kennedy, widow of the late James L. Kennedy died Wednesday evening of a complication of diseases at her home on Spring Creek near St. Bethlehem. She was buried at the family cemetery yesterday at 2 p.m. just six months and three days after the death of her husband. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church and was a devoted Christian woman who had many friends. A large family of children survive her.

Both of these obits were announced in the Clarksville paper

James death was on May 3rd and Sallie's was November 5th in 1907. James fought at Gettysburg and was captured in 1863, released in 1865. He came back to Montgomery County and married Sallie after the Civil War.

Submitted by Reber Porter Kennedy


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