Originally Posted by pedroeibar1
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.