Relates to: Israel Pemberton, 1715-1779, Christian Frederick Post, Samuel Lightfoot, John Bartram
Address:Kennett Square PA
Date of View: 1758 - 1763
View Format: Manuscript
Dimensions: Dimensions of Image, 19 by 23.5 by 2 cm.
Image description: James Kenny was a frontier trader who resided at Kennett Square, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descended from a Quaker family, he had
two brothers: Charles, who accompanied him on his travels, and John.
Kenny’s journal describes two assignments he carried out from 1758 to 1763, during the French and Indian War. The first, initiated by the Commissioners for Indian Affairs, was from 1758 to 1761. Kenny was overseer of an expedition to carry provisions to the Pennsylvania and Ohio tribes. The second, which chronicles his stewardship of a tradingstore established at Pittsburgh by the Commissioners, was from 1761 to 1763. Rich details of frontier life are provided, as are references to Kenny’s customers, many of whom were Indians.
Finding aid located: http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaidam09kenny.pdf