Kenerchy Woodley was the great grand daughter of Kniertje DeMott after whom she was undoubtedly named. With such an unusual given name it is not surprising that variations of the named appeared in various legal documents including such as, Henneasay, Cornichey, Carmichey, etc.

Kenerchy Woodley Van Buskirk was married to William Buskirk who died on June 8, 1850. While William died one week after the 1850 census date of June 1, their houshold was not actually enumerated until August 24, 1850. Thus the 1850 census for Wolf Twp., Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, should include both William Van Buskirk, age 59 and his wife Kenerchy, age 55. But William is enumerated as age 69 and the senior female in the census enumeration is named Henrietta, age 65, so that neither the actual ages for both nor the name for Kenerchy match that in the census record. With the disruption caused by the death of William, it is possible that the Henrietta in the census record may not have been Kenerchy but she may have been some Van Buskirk relative or hired caretaker. If so, Kenerchy was absent from the Van Buskirk household and is missing from the 1850 census. At the same time their daughter Abigail was also absent from the home of her husband, Joseph Holmes and is missing from the 1850 census. It is unknown if these two absences were related.

The obituary of Kenerchy Van Buskirk appears in the Lycoming Gazzette & Bulletin of August 17, 1872, pg. 4, and reads as follows: VAN BUSKIRK - In Wolf twp, on the 11th inst, at the residence of her son, Mr. Martin Van Buskirk, Mrs. Kenerchy Van Buskirk, widow of the late Wm. Van Buskirk, aged 77y, 1m, 9d.

Since Kenerchy Woodley cannot be found in the 1860 or the 1870 censuses it is possible that she lived with relatives following the death of her husband and that she was omitted in the census enumerations.

In addition neither the burial site of Kenerchy nor that of her husband, William, can be identified; they may have been buried in another county of William’s origin which is unknown.

Summary of the census entries for the family of Kenerchy Woodley Van Buskirk, 1795-1872, of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
  Name born 18101 18202 1830 18403 1850 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910 died mar.
W Kenerchy Woodley 1795 10 lt 16 16 lt 26 nf4 40 lt 50 nf nf nf decd.     1872  
H Wm.Van Buskirk 1791     nf 40 lt 50 [69]5 decd.         1850 c. 1821
  Henrietta           65             *
                             
Ch1 George Frederick 1823       15 lt 20 266 367 478 [52] 9 7610 decd. 1901  
w Martha J. Corson 1828         22 29 42 [48] decd.   1880 1851
                             
Ch2 Richard 1825       10 lt 15 23 35 [35] 8 55 75 decd. 1908  
w BarbaraWorthington 1835         15 25 35 45 decd.   1892 1852
                             
Ch3 Martin 1826       [5 lt 10] 21 33 428 5111 decd.   1898  
w Mehitabel Diggans 1832         1812 28 38 48 69 78 1917 1851
                             
Ch4 Abigail 1828       10 lt 15 nf 3013 40 5114 71, 7015 decd. 1903  
h Joseph Holmes 1825         2416 35 45 54 75, 74 decd. 1902 1848
                             
Ch5 Hannah 1831       10 lt 15 206 2817 39 5018 69 decd 1904  
h Henry Holmes 1827         2319 35 43 53 74 decd 1905 1856
                             
Ch6 Sarah 1830       10 lt 15 19/2020 2921 [31] 22 4923 nf 8022 1914  
h Thomas C. Miller 1830         20 30 39 49 nf decd 1909 1851
                             
Ch7 Martha 1834       5 lt 10 17 26 decd       1870  
h Ellis Buck24 c 1830           30 nf 50 decd   1898 c 1854
                             
Ch8 Ann 1835       5 lt 10 15 25 35 decd     1879 c. 1854
w Philip Fahrenbach25 1833           27 37 48 68 decd 1908 **
                             
Ch9 William 1838       lt 5 12 227 3026 3927 6028 72 1926  
h Aretta Corson 1842           17 28 36 57 66 1936 1862
                             
Ch10 Julia Ann 1839       lt 5 10 2129 31 41 6130 decd. 1902  
h John Jacob Ritter 1827         23 31 42 52 decd.   1892 1859
                             
            1840 1850 1860 1870 1880 1900 1910    

Note: Bold indicates enumerated in the household of Kenerchy Woodley
Note: Brackets [ ] indicate a non-conforming age
nf: Not found in census images
*: Unidentified
**: Speculative