James Jenner Hennessy

Palmyra, NY

Wayne County, NY

James Jenner Hennessy

James Jenner Hennessy born 1891 in Palmyra, Wayne, NY, known as "Jenner" Hennessy. He grew up in Palmyra with his three sisters, Marie, Gladys and Dorothy and graduated from Rochester University in 1913. While serving in the navy in 1918, his father died and Jenner returned home to look after the family's estate, which included an interest in the Crandall Packing Company and the Palmyra Courier. Eventually, he moved back to Rochester, married and became a public school teacher.

He was the son of Mary BIRDSALL (1864-1942) & Dr. William J. HENNESSY (1858-1918) Grandson of Charlotte JENNER (1844-1936) & Henry BIRDSALL (1838-1897). Great-Grandson of Sophia HATHAWAY (1810-1863) & James JENNER (1807-1853) GG-Grandson of Charlotte CHESEBROUGH (1784-1885) & Salmon HATHAWAY (1771-1834).

Submitted by Sherry Golem

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