Enoch Kenyon

Brief Life History of Enoch

When Enoch Kenyon was born on 23 February 1686, in Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, John Kenyon II, was 30 and his mother, Mumford, was 26. He married Sarah Eldred in 1705, in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 1749. He died in September 1781, in Charlestown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Kenyon
1686–1781
Sarah Eldred
1687–1747
Marriage: 1705
Enoch Kenyon
1712–1775
Damaris Kenyon
1721–1767
Christopher Kenyon
1733–
Lidia Kenyon
1714–1781
Joseph Kenyon
1718–1793
Lois Kenyon
1723–
Sarah Kenyon
1725–1770
Alice Kenyon
1736–1836

Sources (12)

  • IGNORE HIS PARENTAGE AND MARRIAGES***American Kenyons, history of Kenyons and English connections of American Kenyons..., by Howard N. Kenyon, (1935), pp. 53-54: John Kenyon [1] and family
  • Enoch Kenyon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Enoch Kinyon, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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World Events (3)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

1763 · First Synagogue in America

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

1772 · The Gaspee Affair

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Warrington, which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elements crūc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with Welsh Einion (see Eynon ).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Canning and Cunneen . The similarity to the borrowed word coinín ‘coney, rabbit’ has sometimes caused this name to be Anglicized as Rabbitt .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhinghin, ‘son of Finghen’, a personal name meaning ‘fair-born’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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