H. S. Kennedy Sabine Parish, Louisiana

Mr. Kennedy (Uncle Hugh) was a citizen of Sabine parish from about 1850 till his death a few years since. It was said of Uncle Hugh and another worthy old citizen of Pleasant Hill that they were in the habit of sallying out of a morning and indulging in a little uproarious profanity before breakfast, as a constructional health measure. Aside from a few harmless eccentricities of this kind, that served to accentuate his individuality, he was a man of social disposition; and possessing a remarkable memory, was full of interesting reminiscences of this section, extending from the time that he met Sam Houston of Texas on the streets of Many to and including the latest happening of local or national politics.

He was of remarkable personal appearance, his head being almost entirely bald. It was full of sound sense, however, and with an Irishman's wit and knack of expression; but for lack of opportunity, he might have been a Grattan or a Curran in oratorical power. He was, besides, a man of high character, and the worthy ancestor of some of our best people.

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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