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.
Mina Eugenia Kenyon and Franklin B Stone with Ida, Walter, and Dora, about 1894
My Stone Father
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 1655-732. 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.
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. This is one of several photos I have of her from my grandmother's childhood scrapbook.
This is my husband's great great grandfather family(probably before 1900)-Samuel Kinyon Kenyon. The family settled in Cattaraugus County, New York around 1830's. They went by the name Kinyon for a while then started going by Kenyon.
4 generations of Kinyon: me, age 1 - dad Andy, age 19 - my grandpa Chapin, age 52 - my great-grandfather Fayette, age 98 (photo taken in 1963).
Since y'all are sharing family photos, here is one of my family. It was taken c
The Kenyon Family of Battle Creek, Michigan, circa 1998. We are descended from John Kenyon I of Rhode Island (arrived 1683) and migrated to Michigan via Hague, New York (prior to 1840), Mount Carroll, Illinois (pre-Civil War) and Barry County, Michigan by 1870. My mother is in blue in the front row. My grandmother is to the left of my sister (the bride) in black. I am behind my grandmother with my two children. This photograph was taken on our family farm.
Virginia Mae Howard Kenyon and her children: Linda Kay Kenyon Guerrero, Bryan Wesley Kenyon and Bruce Howard Kenyon. Photo taken March 2016. Virginia turned 100 years old on April 26, 2016.
My Great Grandfather (Charles Kenyon) and his Wife Mary Jane (Knowles) Kenyon. My Grandfather, Robert, Walter Kenyon (standing, rear centre) 1814 Hartlepool, England.