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When the Kenyon Surname Project was initiated in late September 2005, the project administrator, Dr. 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.
Haplogroups to date:
On your Y-DNA results page you will see a category for Haplogroups. At this time, everyone in the project has a haplotype of R1b (plus any additional subclades). The ones listed in green have been confirmed with additional testing available through FTDNA. The ones listed in red are predicted. Please check the News
page for a group suggestion.
Project Results for Individual Kits:
I. English Line: James Kenyon (Residence in England) (almond)
II. English Line: 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.
III. American Line for Immigrant John Kenyon (fushia)
Results for descendants of John Kenyon (ID =1) with documented lineage.
- 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 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 Kits 31522: This result is for descendants of 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 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 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 Sep. 1853, MI. He is believed to be descendant of HNK 13516 Thomas Barber Kenyon as listed in American Kenyons, page 110.
- Test Kit 238690: At this time, these results are for a male descendant of John Kenyon, but the line was not specified.
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 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. Kenyons with Brick Walls. (Blue)
- Test Kits 51572 and 203527: These are for Benoni Kinyon, born 1768, New York. At this point, their specific line has not been identified.
- Test Kits 114135 and 293789: These are descendants of Lyman Kenyon, born about 1814 New York, died about 1882 Wisconsin. He closely matches the 173 line, but no definitive link has been made at this time.
- 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.
- Test Kit 178216: This is a descendant of Amos W. Kenyon, born about 1800, New York. At this point, his specific line has not been identified.
- 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.
- 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 321315: This result is for a descendant Joshua Kinyon, at this point the lineage has not been proven.
- Test Kits 63460 and 70448:
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.
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.
Chauncey Kenyon, born 1813/14 (Orange)
- Test Kit 223775: This result is for Chauncey Kenyon. More Y-DNA test results from future prospects are needed to help clarify this lineage.
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 the any of the foregoing information, please contact one of the administrators for any 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. The accuracy of lineages has not been verified. It is provided to help you interpret your matches.
Last updated: 21 March 2014