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Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana

Note: This is just one of 1,164 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  Andrew Kennedy (1810-1847) — of Muncietown (now Muncie), Delaware County, Ind. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, July 24, 1810. Democrat. Member of Indiana state senate, 1836-40; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1841-47 (5th District 1841-43, 10th District 1843-47). Died of smallpox, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 31, 1847 (age 37 years, 160 days). Original interment at Greenlawn Cemetery (which no longer exists), Indianapolis, Ind.; reinterment at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Evender Chalane Kennedy; cousin *** of David Colbreth Broderick and Case Broderick.
  Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  David Colbreth Broderick (1820-1859) — also known as David C. Broderick — of New York; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Washington, D.C., February 4, 1820. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1846; went to California for the 1849 Gold Rush; member of California state senate, 1850-52; Lieutenant Governor of California, 1851-52; U.S. Senator from California, 1857-59; died in office 1859. Irish ancestry. Mortally wounded in a duel on September 13, 1859 with David S. Terry, chief justice of the California Supreme Court, and died in San Francisco, Calif., September 16, 1859 (age 39 years, 224 days). Original interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery (which no longer exists), San Francisco, Calif.; reinterment in 1942 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Broderick and Honora (Colbert) Broderick; cousin *** of Andrew Kennedy and Case Broderick.
  Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
  The former town of Broderick, now part of West Sacramento, California, was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Case Broderick (1839-1920) — of Holton, Jackson County, Kan. Born near Marion, Grant County, Ind., September 23, 1839. Republican. State court judge in Kansas, 1868-74; mayor of Holton, Kan., 1874-75; member of Kansas state senate, 1880-84; justice of Idaho territorial supreme court, 1884-88; U.S. Representative from Kansas 1st District, 1891-99. Died in Holton, Jackson County, Kan., April 1, 1920 (age 80 years, 191 days). Interment at Holton Cemetery, Holton, Kan.
  Relatives: Cousin *** of Andrew Kennedy and David Colbreth Broderick.
  Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Evender Chalane Kennedy (1842-1893) — Born in Muncie, Delaware County, Ind., February 14, 1842. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1875; member of Kansas state legislature, 1880. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., August 25, 1893 (age 51 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Kennedy.
  Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
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