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When the Kenyon Surname Project was initiated in late September 2005, the project administrator, Richard Reid Kenyon, was the only project member. As of July 2006, Y-DNA results for four participants. A man Y-37 tested from the C-line only differed from the two men in the 1-line by one or two at DYS 449.
American Kenyon line for immigrant, John Kenyon, (Fushia)
Results for descendants of John Kenyon (ID =1) with documented lineage.
- Test Kit 260401: These results are for line HNK 11111 John Kenyon, born 1760, married to Hannah Crandall, as listed in American Kenyons on page 94. He was a patriot in the American Revolution and is listed on the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Test Kits 31522 and 176456: These are the results for line HNK 1351 Thomas Barber Kenyon, born 1780, married to Rachel Allen, as listed in the American Kenyons on page 110.
Test Kit 267739: These results are for line HNK 1412 Thomas Webster Kinyon, born 1758 RI, married to Sylvia Saunders, as listed on page 111 American Kenyons. In the book, Thomas Webster Kinyon is listed as a Revolutionary War veteran.
- Test Kit: 105330 have the results for the HNK 164 Robert Kenyon, of Onondaga County, New York,as listed in the American Kenyons, pages 62 and 83 and in the Author's Supplement, page 37. listing of HNK 16422 for Robert Kenyon of Onondaga County, believed to be Robert Kenyon III, son of Robert Kenyon II, son of Robert Kenyon.
Test Kit 263582: These results are for HNK 1632 line, David Kenyon, born 1759, buried in Warren County, New York. He was married to Mary Rogers, as listed in American Kenyons, page 116. This was another Kenyon who was a patriot in the American Revolution. Another point of interest for this line is that fact that the author of American Kenyons, Howard N. Kenyon (HNK) was a descendant of this line, listing himself as #16325114 in the book, page 230.
- Test Kit 44334: These results are for line HNK 17111 Simon Kenyon, born 1789, married to Mary Brightman. He is listed in the American Kenyons, pages 122 and 166. He lived in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
- Test Kit 238690: At this time, these results are for a male descendant of John Kenyon, but the line was not specified.
Unconfirmed John Kenyon descendants (Plum)
Results are for unconfirmed and/or undocumented descendants of John Kenyon (ID =1).
- Test Kit 114135: This is for Lyman Kenyon, born about 1814 New York, died about 1882 Wisconsin. Although he closely matches a couple of the John Kenyon lines above, his specific line has not been identified to date.
- Test Kit 152411: This is for Austin Pardon Kenyon, born 1820 Madison County, New York. While this line has some documentation, there is not a definitive link to John Kenyon line. One suspect line is to HNK 1624 Pardon Kenyon, born 1770. It would be useful to have a documented descendant from this line have DNA testing to see if a match were made.
- Test Kit 178216: This is for Amos W. Kenyon, born about 1800, New York. His Y-DNA results appear consistent with other Kenyon males, whose results are from the immigrant John Kenyon. At this point, his specific line has not been identified.
- Test Kit 214841: This is for James Kinyon 1789 RI – 1862 WI, which is currently identified as the Q-line, because there is no current documentation to John Kenyon the immigrant. Preliminary test results do appear to be consistent with descendants of John Kenyon.
- Test Kits 63460 and 70448: At this point preliminary test results appear consistent with John Kenyon descendants. There is no additional information provided.
- Test Kit B1598: This is for a line listed as a descendant of John Kenyon. Preliminary information suggests it may be the #HNK 113 line out of Vermont. Hopefully this information can be confirmed
Possible Descendants of James Kenyon (Blue)
- Test Kits 51572 and 203527: These are for Benoni Kinyon, born 1768, New York. This is a brick wall, without a definitive documented lineage back to the immigrant, James Kenyon. On page 127 of American Kenyons, Howard N. Kenyon notes HNK 2213 Richard Kenyon, who was living in Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York. On page 23 of the The Author’s Supplement, he notes one of his sons is HNK #22132 Benoni Kenyon. Benoni Kenyon shows up on the 1820 census in Hillsdale, Columbia, New York and seems like the likely son of Richard. It should be noted; at this point the Kenyon Project currently does not have any known well-documented descendants of the immigrant James Kenyon. It would be very useful for such a living descendant to be located for possible Y-DNA test to help confirm this possibility.
Joseph Kinyon, born 1781, died 1844 (Green)
- Test Kits 227887 and 2108994: These are believed to be the Joseph Kinyon, who was married to Prudence Wilcox. He is possibly the son of HNK 253 James Kinyon and Mary, listed on page 93 of American Kenyons. He is listed on pages 10 and 24 of The Author’s Supplement as the son of James Kenyon. He is buried at Christ Church Cemetery, Sherburne, Chenango County, New York. If these records are accurate, he would be a descendant of the immigrant, James Kenyon.
Chauncey Kenyon, born 1813/14 (Orange)
- Test Kit 223775: This result is for Chauncey Kenyon. At this point it is unclear where to classify Chauncey Kenyon. More Y-DNA test results from future prospects are needed to help clarify this lineage.
Benjamin Kinion born 1784, North Carolina, died 1850 Missouri (Aqua)
Test Kit B 3491: This result is Benjamin Kinion of the K-Line from North Carolina/ Missouri. This is the first project member to provide results from this line. There are three somewhat distinctive marker characteristics which distinguish this line from other American Kenyon lines. DYS 389ii shows a value of 31, when the modal value of 30. DYS 389i shows a value of 15 which distinguish it from the modal value of 14. DYS 456 shows a value of 16, when the modal value of the American lines is 15.
English Lines: John Kenyon, born 1636, Lower Darwen, Lancashire England (Yellow)
- Test Kit 116159: This result is for Henry Kenyon, born 1799, Derbyshire, England, who was married to Sarah Briddon.
Note: Project results submitted by Marilyn A. Kenyon, Psy.D.
Last updated: 24 February 2013