Beriah Kenyon

Brief Life History of Beriah

When Beriah Kenyon was born on 20 May 1786, in Richmond, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jonathan Kenyon, was 34 and his mother, Martha Kenyon, was 27. He died on 30 November 1792, at the age of 6.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Kenyon
1752–1831
Martha Kenyon
1759–1828
Joseph Kenyon
1778–
Jonathan Kenyon Jr.
1782–1828
Col. Asa Kenyon
1784–1849
Beriah Kenyon
1786–1792
Elizabeth Kenyon
1789–1831
Martha Kenyon
1794–1882
Mary Kenyon
1796–1865
Samuel B Kenyon
1799–1885
Dorcas Kenyon
1801–1883
Solomon J. Kenyon
1804–1877

Sources (2)

  • Beriah Kinyon, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Beriah Kenyon, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

World Events (3)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

1790 · 13th State

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

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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