Arthur CARNEY (KEARNEY)

Male Abt 1710 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Birth  Abt 1710  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I112681164  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified  23 Mar 2012 

    Family ID  F13952  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Jeremiah CARNEY
     2. Trader William CARNEY (KEARNEY),   d. 2 Jan 1795
     3. Captain Arthur CARNEY (KEARNEY),   b. Abt 1732, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 May 2011 
    Family ID  F50573641  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Carney Coat of Arms
    Carney Coat of Arms
    Northern Ireland Flax Flag
    Northern Ireland Flax Flag

  • Notes 
    • Arhur Carney Sr. and Arthur Carney Jr. owned land in east Florida/Mississippi near each other at same time his son is recorded, thus the evidence of name.

      This Arthur Carney/Kearney, who probably entered the country from Ireland around 1731, arriving in all probability in either eastern Florida (later state of Mississippi), or colonial Georgia. First port of call may have been Savanna, Charleston where it is documented many other Irish-Scots arrived as Soldier Farmers of the French, such as Lachlan McGillivray who joined his clan in the Indian Trade.

      Some evidence points to Arthur Carney/Kearney being a Flax Linen Spinner/Trader from Northern Ireland who took up Trading in the new land, and some evidence points to his coming in as an Irish-Scott brigade soldier/farmer given land and passage by the French Military in exchange for service, and may indeed be the same former Flax Spinner. We do not know if this was a trader or soldier for certain.

      No firm details are known as to his birth or death dates and are projections only.

      In 1717, The Irish (later termed Scotch-Irish in 1970's), begin deserting Ireland in great numbers, following 100 years of leasing land with oppressive rents by absentee Anglo landlords and a crumbling linen trade, famine and droughts. The Presbyterians who predominated the Irish were disadvantaged by the Penal laws of the Church of England, but were just a likely to become Methodists and Baptists upon settlement in America. It is estimated over 200,000 Ulster Irish-Scotts relocated to America, followed my more when the potato famines later occurred. Most of the earlier settlers found their independent and clan ways were unwelcome in Boston, Philadelphia, etc (unlike the potato famine refugees in later years), and found themselves traveling to the backwoods of America and the Appalachian region, settled almost exclusively by these Irish. The typical migration involved small networks of related families/clans that settled together, intermarried and avoided outsiders. After many years of English oppression in Ireland, these Irish were ardent patriots of their new land America.


      Additional Sources: Over 500 pages of Notes, Records and Files at the Carney DNA Project Jim Carney www.avocadoridge.com/jim March 2010