Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.
D.B. Kenyon, miller and grain dealer, was born in N.Y. in 1845; removed to Wis. in 1856, and from there to Onawa in 1872, and engaged in his present business. He was married in 1869 to N.F. Freeland. They have one son and two daughters.
John Spencer Kenyon is a member of the furniture firm of Hardcastle & Kenyon at Emporia. Established nearly thirty-five years ago, this is one of the oldest furniture houses in Kansas, and so far as known only one firm had been in business for a longer time and that is the Thompson Brothers at Topeka. Mr. Kenyon’s had been a most creditable business record. His name had been familiar to the people of Emporia and that section of Kansas for more than a generation, and always suggests the best qualities of commercial enterprise. His public spirit had also been a
GEORGE DANA3 KENYON (Joseph2-1) was b. March, 1817; m. first, May 20, 1846, Sarah Maria Bartlett, a sister of the wife of his brother, Isaac C., b. Aug. 27, 1821, and d. Oct. 8, 1865; m. second, June 27, 1866, Lizzie Quinton Atwood of Weathersfield, Vt., dau. of Dr. Robert and Elvira M. (Nutting) Atwood, b. 1835 (?), and d. Aug. 8, 1885. Mr. Kenyon was a first-class musician, leader and instructor of the Windsor brass band many years, was choir leader, etc. It will be observed that Mr. Kenyon and his brother Isaac married sisters on the same day,
The Kenyon family came from Rhode Island, The first name we find is that of Joseph Kenyon, b. Feb. 5, 1737; m. Catharine Enos, b. Sept. 12, 1742, and d. Sept. 5, 1826. This family came to Plainfield (date unknown) and settled on a farm north of Cornish line, opposite the farm of Dr. Joseph Chapman in Cornish. He d. April 15, 1829. children: 1. JOSEPH, JR., b. March 15, 1761. 2. PAINE, b. Feb. 26, 1763. 3. MARCY, b. March 29, 1765, m. Abel Stone, Jr. She d. July 15, 1848. He d. Oct. 23, 1848. 4. MUMFORD, b.
JOSEPH2-1 KENYON was b. March 15, 1761; m. Hepsediah Parker. Remained on the homestead and good authority says they had sixteen children, but several of their names, together with the dates of birth, marriage and death of many of the family cannot be found, therefore the order of the eleven children as given may not be correct. He d. April 11, 1842. children, as far as ascertained: 1. MARY, b. —— ; m. first, Jan. 10, 1805, Jesse Lombard in Windsor, Vt.; m. second, —— Cleveland. 2. JOSEPH, JR., b. ; m. Sarah Palmer. Six children. He was drum major
MUMFORD2 KENYON (Joseph1) was b. July 28, 1767; m. Betsey Coggswell, b. ; d. Aug. 28, 1829. He d. March 12, 1841. The record of their children has not been found, except one: 1. JOHN NELSON, b. 1807.
ELIJAH P.3 KENYON (Joseph2-1) was b. 1803; m. Mary Huntington Bingham, dau. of Elias and Hannah T. Bingham, b. March 27, 1806, d. Feb. 18, 1872. He lived in Cornish and d. March 14, 1878. Children: 1. An infant, b. ; d. April 27, 1827. 2. HANNAH P., b. 1829 (?); m. Dec. 6, 1854, F. J. Chase. She d. Sept. 1, 1877. 3. DARWIN H., b. 1831 (?); m. March 7, 1861, Maria E. Hyde. She d. Oct. 16, 1861, aged 24. He d. Dec. 26, 1861. 4. BENJAMIN CUTLER, b. May 9, 1837 (?); m. . He d.
ISAAC C.3 KENYON (Joseph2-1) was b. 1816; m. May 20, 1846, Eliza Emeline Bartlett of Cornish, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah (Johnson) Bartlett, b. Jan. 8, 1826. Mr. Kenyon d. Aug. 15, 1857. His wid. afterwards, in 1860, m. Alpheus Baldwin, a son of Dr. Eleazer Baldwin of Strafford, Vt. She d. Oct. 10, 1895. She left one son by first husband: Clarence N. Kenyon, a successful merchant in Barre, Vt., b. Jan. 10, 1856, and m. Dec. 27, 1876, Hattie M. Jenness. Have had two children. The sons of Joseph Kenyon were celebrated for their musical talents, especially that
JOHN NELSON3 KENYON (Mumford2, Joseph1) was b. in 1807; m. Mary Fortune, b. in 1808, and d. in Cornish July 18, 1865. He d. Nov. 1, 1864. The order and dates of birth of their children are uncertain: 1. GEORGE A., b. in 1828. He d. unm. April 27, 1858. 2. CHARLES N., b. Jan. 16, 1831. 3. MARY, d. in Lowell, Mass. 4. JOHN S., Soon after he became of age, he left home and town for parts unknown, and his relatives have never heard from him. 5. MYRA A., b. -; m. Henry Hall of Lebanon. Three children: