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KENYONs in Maine, 1700-1805?

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Re: KENYONs in Maine, 1700-1805?

Posted: 1395050652000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kenyon
Hi Patricia,

I can offer tidbits of information from the HeritageQuest census records on-line (through library).

In 1790 census, there was a Benjamin KENYON living in Provincetown, MA (Barnstable Co.). Looks like a wife and 3 kids.
And, there were 3 KENYON couples in Plainfield, NH, Alexander, Joseph, and Joseph, Jr.
And, there were 9 KENYON couples, mostly in Voluntown, CT (Windham Co.).
And, there were 23 KENYON couples in NY State - in many different towns and counties.
And, there were 60 KENYON couples in RI - almost all in Washington Co.

In 1800 census, it was about the same; however the numbers dropped in RI.
And, there were 2 .. Thomas KENYON's in NY State, in different towns.
And there was one Thomas in RI.

In 1810 census, it was about the same for New England, but a few more in southern states.
There were a few more couples in NY State, including possibly .4. Thomas KENYON's.
In RI there were 3 Thomas KENYON's, including a .. Capt. Thomas KENYON.

In 1820 census there were a total of 92 KENYON's, with a few more in other states, like Indiana, Ohio, and PA. (one in VT) A few more in southern states.

The next census I can check this way is the 1860, and there were many more at this time, over 1000, and in many different states.
There were 6 Thomas KENYON's in 6, different states, including

KENYON, THOMAS E (1860 U.S. Census)
Age: 41, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: CT
Series: M653 Roll: 535 Page: 487

That Thomas had a wife, Mary, and they had a 10-yr-old girl with them with a different name. Note ..CT.. and a birthyear closer to 1820.

The 1820 census has 7 people listed in different towns in CT, including an Edward.

In 1870, that Thomas and Mary KENYON are still in Michigan, but this time with 2, young sons. The handwriting is difficult, but it looks like Simien and Abrue.

KENYON, THOMAS (1870 U.S. Census)
Age: 50, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: CT
Series: M593 Roll: 660 Page: 232

That's all for the moment.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)

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