Family names include Kenney, Griffin, Barters, Jackson, Tynan, Seeley.

The earliest known (to me) ancestors of our Kenney family are Michael Kenney and Mary Jackson, both born in Ireland.  A son, James Kenney was born 05 April 1844 in Westmeath, Ireland.  The family came to Brooklyn, NY when James was young.  They may have come first to Boston.   James joined the Brooklyn police force in 1865.  He was later to become the first police captain of Brooklyn.  There are many interesting articles and pictures of James which will be posted soon.

The Kenney's descendants have for the most part stayed in and around New York.

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