6 September 2015: Four members of the Kenyon Project currently have Big-Y results. This is a fair number of results for the project. Other members can "piggy-back" on their results, paying close attention to the most downstream SNPS.
Updating Classifications: As new results come in, classification of kits changes. We may add a kit to a group or add a new grouping. With new information comes greater refinement. We believe as a whole, the project is beginning to enter a new phase, where we are beginning to sort out lines with greater confidence.
BIG-Y Results and SNP testing:
Three members of the Kenyon Project have received their BIG -Y results. One of them is project administrator Richard R. Kenyon. Two members were already identified as having L21 as their terminal SNP. Results of the testing led to this:
They discovered several matching novel variants and some non-matching variants. If you have any questions regarding Big Y testing or additional SNP testing for yourself, you can contact Richard or Marilyn. FTDNA is developing a panel of SNPs "downstream" of L21, which should test for recent SNPS specific to Kenyons lineage. We will update you as to when those become available. You can order individual SNPs, for instance, FGC5494 is available.
Haplogroups to date:
On your Y-DNA results page you will see a category for Haplogroups. FTDNA is actively working to update haplogroups as new findings are discovered. You may notice that your haplogroup is now defined by a positive (or presumed positive) SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism). For example, R - L21 is a SNP that characterizes a major R haplogroup. Instead of using a long string of letters and numbers, your haplogroup is abbreviated by the last major SNP which tests positive. FTDNA offers individual SNP testing for those of you who are looking to extend or verify your haplogroup. This area of research is evolving so fast; it is recommended that you join a haplogroup to keep up with the latest announcements, as well as get recommendations on any individual SNP tests you may be considering.
STR Matching of Individual Kits: Note the color-coding coincides with the color coding on the colorized results page.
I (a). English Line with residence in England (White)
Test Kit 349856
I (b). English Line: James Kenyon (Residence in England) (Almond)
Test Kit 314736
II. English Line: John Kenyon, born 1636, Lower Darwen, Lancashire England (Gold)
- Test Kit 116159: This result is for Henry Kenyon, born 1799, Derbyshire, England, who was married to Sarah Briddon.
- Test Kit 355980: This result is for John C. Kenyon, b 1807, Liverpool, England, died 1889 Tennessee, USA.
IV. American Line for Immigrant James Kenyon, born 1657. (Coral)
Test Kit 314752: These results are for a descendant of HNK 25221 Nathaniel Kenyon, born about 1788, married to Polly Webster. The father, Nathaniel Kenyon, born 1764, died 1849, Lee, Oneida, New York, is listed in the American Kenyons, page 129. He is also listed in the History and Genealogy of the Gov. John Webster Family of Connecticut, by William Holcomb Webster, 1915, pp 12, 1159 and 1160.
V. American Line for Immigrant John Kenyon (Fushia)
- Test Kit 260401: These results are for a descendant of 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.
Test Kit B12562: These results are for a descendant of HNK 11353 Samuel Kenyon, born 1790, Connecticut, married to Polly Brownson, as listed in Author's Supplement on pages 23 and 29.
Test Kit 308688: These results are for a descendant of the HNK 173 Samuel Kenyon, died 1801, married to Elizabeth Lewis.
- Test Kits 114135 and 293789 are descendants of Lyman Kenyon. Test results indicate he is a descendant of the 173 line. A circumstantial case can be made that he is a descendant of HNK 1735 Barnabas Kenyon, who was born 1762 married to Susannah Clark.
Test Kit 293790: This result is for a descendant of HNK 1735 Barnabas Kenyon, born 1762, died 1834, married to Susannah, as listed in American Kenyons, page 124. He is believed to be a Patriot in the American Revolution, serving in Rhode Island.
- Test Kit 31522: This result is for descendant of HNK 1351 Thomas Barber Kenyon, born 1780, married to Rachel Allen, as listed in the American Kenyons on page 110.
- Test Kit 321315: This result is for a descendant of HNK 1311 Joshua Kinyon, born 1739, as listed in American Kenyons on page 75.
Test Kit 267739: These results are for a descendant of 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: These results for a descendant of 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 a descendant of 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. He was a patriot in the American Revolution. 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 422962: These results are for a descendant of HNK 1632 line, David Kenyon, through Pennewell Rogers Kenyon, born 1805, as listed in the American Kenyons, pages 116 and 117.
- Test Kit 44334: These results are for a descendant of 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 176456:This is a descendant of Edwin Marcellus Kenyon, born 1853, MI. He is a descendant of HNK 13516 Thomas Barber Kenyon as listed in American Kenyons, page 110.
VI (a). Kenyons with Brick Walls - DYS 385 = 11 or 12; DYS 439 = 13 (Blue)
Test Kits 51572, 203527, B11382: These are for Benoni Kinyon, born 1768, New York. At this point, their specific line has not been identified.
VI(b). Kenyons with Brick Walls - DYS 576 = 18 (Blue)
Test Kit 6340
- Test Kit 325548: This is a descendant of Frank Kenyon, born about 1860, residing in Massachusetts and Mary E. Cooke. His specific line has not been identified to date.
- Test Kit 214841: This is a descendant of James Kinyon 1789 RI – 1862 WI, which is currently identified as the Q-line.
- Test Kit 299648: This is a descendant of James Albert Kenyon, born 1851 WI, New York, died 1919 Wisconsin. His specific line has not been identified to date.
VI(c). Kenyon with Brick Wall - DYS 576=19. (Blue)
- Test Kit 178216: This is a descendant of Amos W. Kenyon, born about 1800, New York. He seems likely to be a descendant of the immigrant John Kenyon, but his specific line has not been identified to date.
- Test Kit 152411: This is a descendant of Austin Pardon Kenyon, born 1820 Madison County, New York. At this point, his specific line has not been identified.
VI (e). Kenyon with Brick Wall - DYS 425 = 13
- Test Kit 70448
VI (f) Kenyon with Brick Wall - DYS 385 = 15
Test Kit 389276: This result is for a descendant of Nathan Kenyon, born about 1803, New York, married to Nancy, born about 1804. They lived in Independence, Allegany County, New York. There is also a circumstantial case further back to William H. Kenyon, born about 1764. Rhode Island to Patience Lillibridge.
VII. K-Line - Possible connection back to Roger Kenyon of Perquimans County, North Carolina (Aqua)
- Test Kit B 3491: This result is Benjamin Kinion from North Carolina/ Missouri. 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.
Test Kit 428603: This result is for a descendant of Benjamin Kenyon, born about 1740, Perquimans County, North Carolina. He is the son of Roger Kenyon (ABT 1680 – AFT 1762) Perquimans County, North Carolina, as listed in From Kenyons of England To Kinions of America, published 1999, by Wayne Arthur Kinion. The author believed the spelling of the name changed to Kinion at some point when descendants went to Missouri.
VIII. Possible Kenyon Connection. (Khaki)
Test Kit 89952: This kit appears to suggest a possible distant common ancestor estimated between 500 and 600 years ago.
VIIII. Joseph Kinyon, born 1781, died 1844. (Olive Green)
- Test Kits 227887 and 2108994: These are believed to be descendants of 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.
X. Chauncey Kenyon, born 1813/14 (Orange)
- Test Kit 223775: This is for a descendant of Chauncey Kenyon, born about 1813, died in Wisconsin.
XI. James Kenyon, born 1789 and died 1860 Broome, New York (Forest Green)
Test Kit 425230: This kit is for a descendant of 1232 Mumford Kenyon, born 1763, who married Mary Gilbert, as listed in American Kenyons, page 75 and 105.
XII Non-Kenyon (Light Grey)
This is a category for members in the project who do not have a Kenyon surname or whose surname is not a close match to a known Kenyon surname. They have some connection to Kenyon lineage, thus their interest in the project
Note: Project results were submitted by Marilyn A. Kenyon, Psy.D.
Information on lineage was provided to the project, either through GEDCOMs or correspondence. If there are any errors, changes, or omissions to any of the foregoing information, please contact one of the administrators for updates or changes you want made.
The value of Y-DNA testing is to confirm lineage in addition to finding matches; it can also bring to light flaws in lineage. It is provided to help you interpret your matches. The accuracy of lineages has not been verified.
Last updated: 6 October 2015