Born: 1811-09-14 New York
Died: 1852-12-28 Vandalia, Illinois
Flourished: Vandalia, Illinois
James Kennaday was a newspaper editor, publisher, and proprietor in Vandalia, Illinois. Kennaday first became involved in the newspaper business when he purchased the Vandalia Free Press and Illinois Whig sometime between 1839 and 1841. Kennaday discontinued publication of the
History of Fayette County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1878), 40; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fayette County, ed. by Robert W. Ross and John J. Bullington (Chicago: Munsell, 1910), 2:698, 699; Edmund J. James, ed., A Bibliography of Newspapers Published in Illinois Prior to 1860 , vol. 1 of Publications of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield, IL: Phillips Bros., 1899), 69; Franklin William Scott, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879, vol. 6 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910), 342, 343; Gravestone, Old State Cemetery, Vandalia, IL.