Ruth Kenyon

26 August 1810–18 December 1888 (Age 78)
Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Kenyon was born on 26 August 1810, in Otisco, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Marcus Barber Kenyon, was 23 and her mother, Lydia Foster, was 23. She married Sylvenus Culver after 1845, in New York, United States. She lived in Yates, Orleans, New York, United States in 1865. She died on 18 December 1888, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Sylvenus Culver
1790–1875
Ruth Kenyon
1810–1888
Marriage: after 1845

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1845
New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 17

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 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 ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Cunneen . The similarity to coinín ‘rabbit’, a later borrowing, has also caused it to be ‘translated’ as rabbit.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Ruth Culver in household of Sylva* Culver, "New York State Census, 1865"

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