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About us

Our Mission

The Kenyon Project aims to advance the understanding of Kenyon ancestry by combining

documented lineage with genetic advances through DNA testing.


  1. Identify specific American Kenyon lines (refer to background page)
  2. Identify specific English Kenyon lines
  3. Identify most recent common ancestor (MRCA) between English and American lines
  4. Assist members in making matches to their lines
  5. Identify potential prospects for future testing
  6. Increase membership numbers to 100 (currently 70+)



  • Descendants John Kenyon of Rhode Island (ID=1) and James Kenyon of Rhode Island (ID=2).
  • Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri lines (K-line, T-line, Roger Kenyon, etc.).
  • Later arriving immigrants to US


  • Kenyons in England
  • Three prioritized lines to test:
    a. descendant of Elijah of Kenyon Carr, Holcombe (ie of John b ca 1400 Accrington)
    b. descendant of William Kenyon of Bold (ie of Henry d1571 Ditton)
    c. descendant of Richard wd 1592 of Altham

* The book American Kenyons, by Howard N. Kenyon is available on Reprints may also be purchased online at Higginson Book Company (

Last updated: 11 December 2016