East Liberty Cemetery

Directions for finding this Delaware County, Ohio Cemetery:

Drive North from Columbus on I-71 to Rt. 36. Turn right toward Sunbury. In Sunbury, turn left at the first traffic light (Rt. 61). Turn right at SR 656. Proceed to East Liberty. It is just beyond Olive Green. In East Liberty, turn right on Ulery Rd. The entrance to the cemetery is on the left side of the road.

After entering the cemetery there are three sections of Kenney gravesites.

Site 1: This site is on the right side of the grass road. Buried there are Albert Gillespie Kenney (#19), Susannah Bussard (#20), Sophia J. (daughter of Albert and Susannah and sister to Sarah Catherine Kenney (#10) , John P. (son of Albert and Susannah and brother of Sarah Catherine Kenny #10), and Annie Smith (daughter-in-law of Albert and Susannah and Alavander Kenney's wife. Alavander was Sarah's brother.)

GPS: 40 ° 19.558' N, 82° 48.644' W.

Site 2: Another gravesite is across the road from the first. Buried there are George W. Kenney, Emma A. Kenney, Lulu M. Heckart, and Helen M. Raines. George is Sarah Catherine Kenney's brother and Albert's and Susannah's son.

Site 3: This site is near the entrance, on the left side of the road as you enter the cemetery. Buried there are R. Kenneth Kenny and Arthur G. Kenney. Their relationship to Albert and Susannah is unknown.

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Site 1

 

 

ALBERT G. KENNEY.

BORN

APRIL 3 1803

DIED JUNE 27, 1886

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SUSAN.

WIFE OF A. G. KENNEY

BORN SEPT. 27, 1802

DIED MAR. 25, 1893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The three tombstones to the right of Albert's and Susan's stones are those of Sophia Kenney, John Kenney, and Annie S. Smith.

 

Sophia's tombstone reads:

 

SOPHIA J.

DAU. OF

A. G. & S. KENNEY.

DIED

Jan 25, 1869

Aged 43 Y. 10 M. 12 D.

(the rest of the stone cannot be read)

 

 

John's tombstone says "John P. Kenney." Next to his tombstone is an Army GAR USA Medallion. According to research done by Russell Leach #3, John enlisted in Co. B., 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I), was in service two years, and died in Lookout Valley of fever 17 January 1864. This, as well as other information, might have been engraved on his stone, but the stone is too degraded to read.

 

Annie's Tombstone reads as follows: The A. Kenney is Alavander, the brother of Sarah Catherine Kenney #10. After Annie's death, Alavander remarried. He is buried at Bloomfield Cemetery.

 

ANNIE S. SMITH

WIFE OF

A. KENNEY

DIED

AUGUST 2, 1876

AGED

18 YEARS.

 

 

Centered on the ground at the bases of the tombstones of Sophia, John, and Annie, there is a fairly new plaque:

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Site 2

The tombstones left to right are as follows: Father George Washington Kenney, and his wife Emma Arvesta Blayney. It is presumed that the other two stones are two of their seven children.

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Site 3

 

R. KENNETH

1914-1948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Two sides of Arthur G. Kenneys tombstone.

 

 

ARTHUR G.

1924 - 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTHUR G. KENNEY

TEC 5 US ARMY

WORLD WAR II

1924 - 2003

PURPLE HEART

 

 

 

 

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