George Benjamin Kinyon

Brief Life History of George Benjamin

When George Benjamin Kinyon was born on 24 December 1840, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, Wilford Farnum Kinyon, was 22 and his mother, Lucinda Swarthout, was 21. He married Lavina Jane Dustin on 9 March 1865, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and California, United States in 1870. He died on 29 March 1927, at the age of 86, and was buried in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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George Benjamin Kinyon
Lavina Jane Dustin
Marriage: 9 March 1865
Nettie Lovina Kinyon
Willard Wilford Farnum Kenyon
Sarah Lucienda Kinyon
John H Kinyon
Katherine Mabel Kinyon
Georgia Eblin Kinyon
Albert Benjamin Kinyon
Nellie Gertrude Kinyon
Frances Austria Kinyon

Sources (34)

  • George Kinyon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Kenyon, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • George B Kinyon, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

World Events (8)

1841 · The Nauvoo Legion

In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Kenyon . Compare Kinion .

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

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George Benjamin Kinyon, memorial in Birth: Dec. 24, 1842 Hancock County Illinois, USA Death: Mar. 29, 1927 San Bernardino County California, USA Son of Wilford Farnum and C.L …

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