Historical Documents

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The Early History and European Origin of Kennemer (and Similar Spellings) by Harness Kenimer

The Kennamer Family by John Robert Kennamer and Lorrin Garfield Kennamer (1924)

History of Jackson County by John Robert Kennamer (1935)
(May be viewed in three sections, as indicated below.)
General Remarks on the Origin of Surnames (See page 31 for a list of Mary of London passengers). 
Miscellaneous Documents
Land Patent of Levi Kennamer (1831) 
Obituary of Franklin Brownlow Kennamer
Death Certificate of Franklin Brownlow Kennamer 
Obituary of Kenneth Arnold Kennamer
Roll Book of 1938-2005 Kennamer Family Reunion (compliments of Kennamer.com)

Jackson County Documents
Jackson County, Alabama has a Google Drive page of historical maps and documents. To view them, go to this page http://www.jacksoncountyrevenue.com/links/ and click on Historical Maps. 


Other Documents Related to Surnames Other Than Kennamer
Zerah Sparks and His Known Descendants of SC, GA, & AL by Paul E. Sparks 

Grapevine, Texas
While in Grapevine, Texas in 2012 we visited the site of the old Kennamer School. At the time I was unable to find much information on the school, Pam Price of the Grapevine Historical Society graciously shared some information on the school. From the Grapevine Area History book:

From an item in the Grapevine Sun dated August 29, 1896, states "Prof. P. D. Kennamer of Arlington has been employed as Principal of the Public Schools here". The site was west of where the Methodist Church now stands. According to the book, the school house was a two story white frame structure that faced east. The book also reports a tragedy that occurred on the playground, though no date is reported:

A tragedy occurred on the play ground of the school when two boys, Will Foster and Tebe Gregory were playing Mumblety Peg with knives, and the Foster boy's knife accidentally hit the Gregory boy, and he bled to death before help could be gotten.

Candidate Cards for Henry Kennamer and C.L. Kennamer - 1954

Franklin Brownlow and Eliza Kennamer family
Photo courtesy of Lois Wright Brumlow.
Back row (L to R): Olive Kennamer (Billy and Douglas' step-daughter), Fern Kennamer (later married John Anderson), Frank Ballard Kennamer, Douglas Kennamer (Billy's wife), Robert B. Wright, Bessie Vernon Kennamer, Henry Kennamer, Irene T. Kennamer, Edward Wright, Franklin Brownlow Kennamer (with goatee), Maud Kennamer Wright, Eliza Farmer Kennamer.
Lou Kennamer, Mary Kennamer Wright with baby, Olen Wright, Billy Kennamer with Paul Wright, Sarah Kennamer, Vonley Hans Kennamer, Kenneth Kennamer, Wendell Kennamer, Dorthy Kennamer, Robert Kennamer, Ilene Kennamer.

Kennamer sisters about 1912. Daughters of Franklin Brownlow and Eliza Farmer Kennamer. (Mary, Maud, Sarah, and Lou).