George  W.  Kennedy

          George W. Kennedy, whose name has been so long identified with the Star Mills, was born in Shelby county, Indiana, February 5, 1830, five miles southwest of Shelbyville.  He is a son of  Robert Kennedy, who was born in Virginia, in 1782, served as a soldier in the War of 1812, and died in 1833.  He married  Margaret Fleming, a native of Pennsylvania, by whom he had ten children, four sons and six daughters.  Mr. has devoted practically his whole life to the milling business, and has long enjoyed the reputation of being a skillful and reliable workman.  He has always been a man of quiet disposition and unobtrusive manners, paying close attention to his business, but fulfilling all the obligations of a good father, husband and citizen.  November 15, 1855, Mr. Kennedy married  Mary J.,  daughter of  James M.  and  Mary Barwick,  the former from Maryland and the latter from Pennsylvania.  To Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy five children have been born, of whom four are living.  Georgia  married  J. W. Thompson, an attorney of Indianapolis, and has four children;  James B.  married  Mary Edna Payne  of Shelbyville;  Maggie  married  Charles M. Fillmore,  a Christian minister, of Indianapolis, and has three children;  Fred W.  married  Ida Mauzy, of Rushville.  For many years Mr. Kennedy and his son,  James B., have been prominent members of the Independent Order of Off Fellows, and the family are affiliated with the First Methodist Episcopal church.  The Kennedy Miller Company is one of the old and reliable institutions of Shelbyville, and has long ranked as one of its important industries, those in charge of enjoying the entire confidence of the business world.
From Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana, by Edward H. Chadwick, B.A., assisted by well known local talent, B.F. Bowen & Co, Publishers: Indianapolis, IN, 1909.
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