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James Kenniston

James Kenniston

Male Abt 1784 - 1869  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name James Kenniston  [1
    Born Abt 1784  Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death certificates of two of his children say he was born in England, a third, NH. He reports NH himself in census recs. Son of recent English immigrants?!
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1869  Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5944  drabold
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 

    Father Benjamin Kenniston, *maybe*,   b. New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sally 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sally Robbins, ??,   b. Abt 1785, Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Apr 1809  Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F2195  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Ames,   b. 07 Jul 1808,   d. 07 Mar 1868, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 07 Apr 1828  Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • LDS town recs
    Children 
     1. Laura A Kenniston,   b. 14 Jul 1828, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1905, Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Joseph Ames Kenniston,   b. 03 Oct 1830, Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1904, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Louisa Kenniston,   b. 1834, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Moses Almys Kenniston,   b. 09 Aug 1836, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1912, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Aribella J Kenniston,   b. 13 May 1845, Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1912, Orrington, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F2194  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1784 - Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Apr 1809 - Thomaston, Knox, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Apr 1828 - Bradford, Penobscot, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1869 - Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1840 United States Federal Census
    1840 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1840; Census Place: Bradford, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: ; Page: .
    New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900
    New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900
    Birth date: abt 1786
    Birth place: New Hampshire
    Residence date: 1850
    Residence place: Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine
    1850 United States Federal Census
    1850 United States Federal Census
    Year: 1850; Census Place: Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: M432_264; Page: 302B; Image: .
    Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880
    Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880

    Birth date: abt 1787
    Birth place: New Hampshire
    Residence date: 1860
    Residence place: Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine, United States

    Birth date: 9 Nov 1789
    Birth place: Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

    Deed of James Kenniston
    Deed of James Kenniston
    Land transfer, Joseph Ames is witness
    James Kenniston (1789 - 1869) and his wife  Mary Anne Ames 1808-1868
    James Kenniston (1789 - 1869) and his wife Mary Anne Ames 1808-1868
    Burial: Mount Rest Cemetery Amherst Hancock County Maine, USA Created by: Wildflower Record added: Mar 28, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 87475897
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    History of Newfields. Note that there is a James Kennniston in Newmarket, a guy very busy in the Revolution. Seems a likely line to explore for parantage of James Kenniston, b about 1786, NH

  • Notes 
    • I am skeptical about the birth date. IF it is correct then certainly we know James Kenniston's father, and know he is from Lisbon, NH. On the other hand there are lots of Kennistons around Rockingham Co NH as well, including a Jonathan Kenniston in New Market who witnessed a deed involving Daniel Ames Sr. Does the alliance of the Kennistons and Ames extend back to Rockingham Co NH, could James K be son of Jonathan?
      In addition, there is a James Kenniston is Newmarket who was quite active in the Revolution.

      This from rootsweb, fwiw

      This data indicates he was 25 years older than his wife! Could Mary Ames have been wife of another James? Rick Fisher (2/27/97) offers that James' wife is Sally Robbins, and that Mary Ames may be his second wife, or even wife of a son, James (III), if there was one.
      The Amherst, ME Town Clerk stated that James died 17 May 1870; the date I have used is from Vivian Inez Kenniston. The surname is also found Kenerson, etc. but was originally Kynaston. The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames, by Basil Cottle (1967) traces it from the Anglo-Saxon Meaning Royal Peace's farm. There are two places in Herfordshire bearing the name. the first known Kenerson settled was John (m. Agnes, r. Strawberry Banke, Portsmouth, NH, arriving about 1638, Killed by American Indians in 1677 had six sons. A Jerimiah Kennistonwas b. 1785 in ME and R. Eaton, NH There is said to be a large MSS on the Kennistons in the Neghs, Boston.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] 1840 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G;), Year: 1840; Census Place: Bradford, Penobscot, Maine; Roll: ; Page: ..
      Residence date: 1840
      Residence place: Penobscot, Maine, United States

    2. [S382] New Hampshire, Birth Records, 1659-1900, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations. Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2013;).