Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
05-11-2018, 13:39   #1
oceanclub
Registered User
 
oceanclub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 3,291
Long Andrew Kennedy

Have seen a few references to this character, including the latest where some of his claimed descendents and I are linked via DNA.

There's a page for him on Wikitree:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kennedy-1939

However, while it mentions some facts, they have no references - or, at least, the references are in the original Ancestry.com tree from which he was imported.

If anyone has any _referenced_ information on him and his descendents (for example, you have his details in your own family tree) I would love to hear from you!

Thanks in advance,

Paul
oceanclub is offline  
Advertisement
09-11-2018, 10:13   #2
pedroeibar1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,657
I always suspect everything from Wikitree, particularly when not clearly sourced. I would be even more suspicious when the source is from an American on an Ancestry online tree - only an American would write ‘Glencroe County’ (it is a small townland in Tipp.). Further cause for doubt - it is highly improbable after a child in 1775 and a gap of 15 years that Andrew’s wife Margaret (born 1741) would have four children after the age of 49, including a daughter Ellen born in 1797 (when she was aged 56!). The tree also has given a townland name 'Keeper' in Co. Tipp when (a) there is no such townland and (b) 'keeper' actually is an occupation, and one best 'hidden'! Kennedy is a very frequent name in Tipp and unless I was shown proper source material I would regard the contents of that tree as the result of the dreamings of some ancestor collector who is randomly picking names s/he considers 'suitable'.
pedroeibar1 is offline  
(2) thanks from:
09-11-2018, 11:31   #3
oceanclub
Registered User
 
oceanclub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 3,291
Quote:
Originally Posted by pedroeibar1 View Post
I always suspect everything from Wikitree, particularly when not clearly sourced. I would be even more suspicious when the source is from an American on an Ancestry online tree - only an American would write ‘Glencroe County’ (it is a small townland in Tipp.). Further cause for doubt - it is highly improbable after a child in 1775 and a gap of 15 years that Andrew’s wife Margaret (born 1741) would have four children after the age of 49, including a daughter Ellen born in 1797 (when she was aged 56!). The tree also has given a townland name 'Keeper' in Co. Tipp when (a) there is no such townland and (b) 'keeper' actually is an occupation, and one best 'hidden'! Kennedy is a very frequent name in Tipp and unless I was shown proper source material I would regard the contents of that tree as the result of the dreamings of some ancestor collector who is randomly picking names s/he considers 'suitable'.
Yes, in case my tone didn't across , I'm incredibly dubious about all this and have had to fact-check even some well-referenced trees (where it turned out someone fathered a child at 10, etc). I keep getting mentions of this Long Andrew Kennedy character on Ancestry, Facebook, Wikitree, etc, but so far no one has been able to show any kind of documentation.

P.
oceanclub is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet