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Kennedy, Paul Horace

(born: 1848  -  died: 1921) 

Reverend Paul H. Kennedy was born in Elizabethtown, KY, son of John M. and Caroline Kennedy. He was a minister and a musician who authored and published the Baptist Directory and Year Book in Henderson, KY, and he was editor of the Kentucky Missionary Visitor. Rev. Kennedy was also an instructor of the organ, piano, violin, and band instruments. He served as a U.S. Marshall during the administration of President McKinley. For more see Paul H. Kennedy in Who's Who of the Colored Race, 1915; and Rev. Paul H. Kennedy in the Afro-American Encyclopaedia: Or, the Thoughts, Doings..., by James T. Haley, pp. 613-614 [available online at the UNC University Library, Documenting the American South].

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NKAA Source: Baptist directory and year book (periodical)
NKAA Source: Kentucky missionary visitor (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Who's who of the colored race : a general biographical dictionary of men and women of African descent, v.1 (1915)

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NKAA Entry:  Kentucky Deputies, 1897

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