Kenyon

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Joan Jakubowski Joan Jakubowski
August 25 @ 8:00am
From image 354: Roger Kenyon 1659-1707, son of Gov. Roger Kenyon 1627-1698: Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Gary Boyd Roberts, 1989, Baltimore; 818 images. For those Kenyons with brick walls, here is your starting point, now locate 15 allied families and record the history. Hang on to your rocking chair and keep a few extra pens to record, may take you a few years.
Joan Jakubowski Joan Jakubowski
August 25 @ 2:56am
My Stone Father
Joan Jakubowski
August 25 @ 7:18am
There is a place in Watertown, Jefferson, New York named the Flower Museum; Petibone Flower was a Governor of New York, also a protege of railroad tycoon Henry Keep. Flower, Keep, Woodruff families connect to Wanton Kenyon through Henry Keep's sister Mary Keep. Henry named Mary Keep Kenyon in his will, left her several farms and a fortune. In Jefferson County, one may search the book of Dr. Franklin B Hough 1822-1885; also wrote the History of Lewis County, and History of St Lawrence County. Archive.org lets one read them free. Woodruff Ancestry will link to the famous Hotel Woodruff in Watertown, now demolished, where a lady, the famous daughter Charlotte Bonaparte Benton (of the exiled King of Spain Joseph Bonaparte,) taught French. My husband's Latin Teacher informed him, that Charlotte's sister died young when a flower pot fell on her at the mansion in New Jersey. This Latin teacher is a descendant of the "Mayflower". My point is: there is a world beyond dna that is not found in family trees, it is found in the records of our ancestors and the willingness of their wanting to share. My husband gave a speech on litter in '56, to the Rotarians, requesting their support to start a Key Club in the high school. He also served a breaksfast to "Dagmar" who performed at the Woodruff Hotel for the Rotarians at an earlier date. Dagmar left him a $5.00 tip. Another Woodruff, Col. Martin Woodruff, was hung at Fort Henry Canada, Patriot War 1838. Story grows and grows, meaning there is more information in Grandmothers history than DNA, although DNA helps.
Joan Jakubowski Joan Jakubowski
August 25 @ 2:58am
Mina Eugenia Kenyon and Franklin B Stone with Ida, Walter, and Dora, about 1894
Joan Jakubowski Joan Jakubowski
August 25 @ 2:41am
Grandson of Martha Kenyon, sister of Mina Eugenia Kenyon. Finding ancestors may be solved by asking grandmother, which one? Well, we have several, here is an example. I am a Stone maiden, married 58 years, a gentleman of Middle Europe ancestry. My Mother a Spencer, R.I. ancestry, Father a Stone, New Haven Colony ancestry. 400 years of very hard study to find my family. My husband has labored 15 years, finding my ancestors; he warns, the first ten years were so full of holes, wants to make you cry. Book after book was read, the riddles were not solved until he asked my grandmother who had passed in 1943. He went to work on her profile, documented everything he could find. He knew two truths, that she was born 1865, and that she was a Kenyon. A list of 15 allied families was compiled, and from that list, a biological map of ancestors broke down the walls. You see, our grandson (y-dna) is male direct to Brian Pendleton 1599-1681, Comm. of Mass Bay Colony; his 7th GGF is John Kenyon 1655-1732. His mother is MBA, George Wash. Univ., VA. From 1599, my husband filled in the gaps. Those gaps will blow one away, for Kenyons married Pendletons, Pendletons mar. Minors, Minors mar. Palmers and Walter Palmer 1589-1661 is my grandson's 11th GGF. You will be amazed how these early families connect, problem is, takes 15 years to do it and lots of money.
Joan Jakubowski
August 25 @ 2:54am
Glenn was salutatorian of the class of 43, on graduation, joined the US Army, was sent to the Carnegie Institute where he was trained in demolition, then assigned to Patton's 3rd Army, 95 Division. Battle for Metz is well documented, the real story connecting to Glenn is preserved by my husband. Killed by a German sniper, Glenn's body was sent home with others, his memorial sits in downtown Gouverneur. The real story of Patton was West Point, so is my grandson's paternal grandfather: why did Patton change plans and take Metz? What did he find in Nuremburg three weeks later? How did Patton know about the "Sword of Destiny"? Who is Lt. Walter Horn, Professor of Holy Roman Empire History? There is more, much more, the archive librarian (retired) at West Point, was Calvin Fenton born 1939, 6th generation to Solomon and Mary Fry Spencer, my Mother's Spencer Family. For all the Kenyons "Just Ask Your Grandmother" With love, Joan
Paul Kinion Paul Kinion
January 18 @ 10:09am
I've been looking at Ancestry.com and found two records of a Roger Kenion, dated 1665-1666 and 1667. He was a passenger on a ship sailing to Virginia. I think it possible this immigrant was the grandfather of Roger Kenyon of Perquimans. That is the possibility I'm currently researching. How are all of you doing at reaching back? Paul
Paul Kinion Paul Kinion
January 18 @ 10:00am
Happy New Year All. I just donated $100 to the fund. I hope it helps.
Bob Kenyon Bob Kenyon has a question!
September 20, 2016 @ 12:32pm
How many people, in this group had/have direct Grandparents or aunts and uncles, who were born in England. Which part of England?
Bryan Kenyon
September 26, 2016 @ 11:15am
Bryan Wesley Kenyon DNA#505397, Lancashire, England
Bob Kenyon
September 26, 2016 @ 1:20pm
Interesting Bryan. The Kenyon name and all of it's derivatives (Kinnon, Kinyon, etc.) Are very clustered in the Lancashire, Cheshire and in Manchester. How far back in time, can you trace your Kenyon roots. The furthest I can go is 1805.
Bob Kenyon
September 27, 2016 @ 2:35pm
Here are the four locations, in England, where my male ancestors were born: Shaw, Lancashire (1805) Shaw, Lancashire (1837) Staleybridge, Cheshire (1860) West Hartlepool, Durham (1882)
N Kenyon
June 16, 2018 @ 9:54am
Also, Middleton and Chadderton, Oldham. Just joined the group and uploaded DNA details onto group M343. Lots of Kenyons still in Middleton!
N. Kenyon Fairey N. Kenyon Fairey
October 4, 2017 @ 4:42pm
Since many are posting photos, I thought I would share this photo of my Great Grandmother, Elizabeth (Bessie) Morton Kenyon, taken about the time she married Louis Francis Denaro, Sr in 1897, Charleston, SC. Her father was William Allen Kenyon, B 29 Jan 1835 Pheonixville, PA, D 26 June 1896 Charleston, SC. This is one of several photos I have of her from my grandmother's childhood scrapbook.
Marilyn Kenyon
October 14, 2017 @ 12:06pm
Fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing.
Philip Rapp Philip Rapp has a question!
June 29, 2017 @ 10:40pm
My GGG grandmother was Lucy Kenyon, born in Vermont (1804), married Frink Crook and lived in Holland, Erie, New York. Her father in supposed to be Freeman Kenyon of Vermont or CT. Does anyone have any information on this family and their line?
David Kenyon David Kenyon
October 25, 2016 @ 9:02pm
My son, David Kenyon did the DNA test, We are related to the Kenyon's from Hinesburg, VT. and Van Buren County, Michigan, Gaston Kenyon born in 1804 and married Sarah (Sally) Southhard. Gaston died Oct 25, 1881 and Sally died in 1897...later several moved to Minnesota. that is where we live now, my name is Sandra Kenyon
David Kenyon
October 25, 2016 @ 9:14pm
according to our Y chromo through the NatGo test comes up as L47, however after reading through all of your add information over the last year I am not sure this test reads out the same way as the Family Tree DNA one does.
Paul Kinion
December 8, 2016 @ 8:59am
I live in Rochester Minnesota, are you close?
David Kenyon
January 2, 2017 @ 11:23am
I am Davids Mother , my husband and I live near Isle, MN near MilleLacs Lake
Robert Kenyon
March 13, 2017 @ 6:23pm
Did your Kenyon's originally come from Rhode Island?