Born in NSW 1864, died in Melbourne on 29 June 1941.
Born in NSW, the fifth of eleven children, to settlers Robert Henry Kennedy (1826-1895) and MARY BOZZUM née HUME (1838–1915).
In 1883, Jessie married Alfred John Cotter (d.1897) of 'Caiwarro Station', Qld, and they had at least four children.
Jessie collected MEL specimens at 'Caiwarro Station', Paroo River, 1885-1887, 1890-1891, Qld; Darling River 1886-1887, NSW; and Warrego River, n.d., Qld/NSW.
She collected types of Kochia spongiocarpa F.Muell. (1886), and Helipterum jessenii F.Muell. (1890).
Jessie died in Melbourne in 1941 aged 77.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]
Portrait Photo: Extracted from: State Library of Qld, Photograph 2069-8696, image No. 145591, former digital ID: picqld-citrix10--2005-02-01-14-15, no date, name match only.