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KENYON David

Male 1724 - 1781  (56 years)Deceased


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  • Name  KENYON David  [1, 2
    Born  7 Jan 1723/24  [3
    • David was probably born in Charlestown, Rhode Island.
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1781  [4
    Age  56 years 
    Person ID  I8539  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  KENYON David,   c. 1693,   d. 1772  Age: ~ 79 years 
    Mother  SANFORD Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F3559  Group Sheet

    Family 1  ? Lydia,   b. Abt 1726,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Y  [3
    Children 
     1. KENYON Martha,   b. 11 Oct 1746, Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F3128  Group Sheet

    Family 2  POTTER Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  21 Apr 1751  [3
    Children 
     1. KENYON Mary,   b. 26 Jul 1755, Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. KENYON Lydia,   b. 17 Aug 1752, Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. KENYON William,   b. 1 Apr 1758, Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. KENYON Deborah,   b. 27 Mar 1763, Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. KENYON Potter,   b. 25 Mar 1768, Richmond, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F3130  Group Sheet

    Family 3  ? Frances,   b. Abt 1726,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Y  [3
    Children 
     1. KENYON Sarah,   b. Aft 1774,   d. Aft 1781  Age: ~ 7 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F3129  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The births of all his children except Sarah are recorded in the town recor ds of Richmond. He deeded land in West Greenwich to a party in Baltimor e, Maryland, in 1773. He moved from Richmond to West Greenwich in 177 4, as recounted in a deed. In the census of 1774, he was living in West G reenwich with family of 2 males over 16, one male under 16, one female ov er 16 and 1 female under 16. The evidence of this census indicates that S arah was not born until after 1774. In 1777, the will of William Pott er in Richmond listed his grandchildren by his deceased daughger, Mary (Po tter) Kenyon. This list did not include Sarah. In the copy of David's wi ll, proved 1781 in West Greenwich, it clearly states, as copied,that he be queaths land to a "grandson", Potter Kenyon, and does not mention his so n, Potter. On the date of this will, David's eldest son was only 23 yea rs old and his son Potter was only 13. there is no record that David h ad a grandson, Potter Kenyon. His son, Potter, settled in Petersburgh, N ew York, where he was living when he deeded away his land in West Greenwi ch in 1799. It is conclusive that the clerk has copied the word "young so n" to read "grandson." Sarah was mentioned in the will of her father.

  • Sources 
    1. [S131] Reynolds - Ancestry and Some Descendants of Caleb Reynolds & His Wife Mary Kenyon, Joan Prouty Reynolds, (Copywrite 1993, self published).

    2. [S131] Reynolds - Ancestry and Some Descendants of Caleb Reynolds & His Wife Mary Kenyon, Joan Prouty Reynolds, (Copywrite 1993, self published), 3 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S46] American Kenyons, Howard N. Kenyon, (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Company, 1935.), 62, 79. (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2010.

    4. [S46] American Kenyons, Howard N. Kenyon, (Rutland, VT: The Tuttle Company, 1935.), 79. (Reliability: 3), 14 Apr 2010.