Margaret Miranda Taylor

13 June 1820–17 July 1900 (Age 80)
Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Margaret Miranda

When Margaret Miranda Taylor was born on 13 June 1820, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joseph Wilcox Taylor, was 33 and her mother, Lucinda Smith, was 29. She married Abiel Sherman Kenyon on 4 January 1842, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States in 1850. She died on 17 July 1900, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abiel Sherman Kenyon
Margaret Miranda Taylor
Marriage: 4 January 1842
Miss Kenyon
Lewis Randolph Kenyon
Lewis Perry Kenyon

Spouse and Children

4 January 1842
Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    Miss Kenyon


    Lewis Randolph Kenyon


    Lewis Perry Kenyon


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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 15

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1841 · Dorr Rebellion

Age 21

The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret M Kenyon in household of Abial S Kenyon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Kenyon in household of Abiel S Kenyon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret M. in entry for Lewis Perry Kenyon, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"

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