Biography of Elizabeth J. Kemyon
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Kenyon, Elizabeth J. - The late Benoni Kenyon was born in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer county, N. Y., December 4, 1789. He was educated in the Nine Partners Friends school in Dutchess county, N. Y. He was a farmer by occupation. He married Hannah Ketcham who was born in the town of Easton, Washington county, N. Y. They had ten children: William, Dorcas, Lydia, Benjamin, Sarah, Elizabeth J., Calista, John, Hannah Ann and David Adams. Benoni Kenyon died May 18, 1864, and his wife died April 10, 1887, in her ninety second year. Miss Kenyon's grandfather, Benjamin Kenyon, was born in Dutchess county, N. Y., November 13, 1746, and married Lydia Hawkins. They had twelve children. The family came to the town of Schaghticoke in the year 1783, and four of the children were born here This locality was then a wilderness and bears and other wild animals were numerous. Miss Kenyon's great great grandfather, James Kenyon, came from England at a very early date. He brought a Bible with him which bears the date of 1715.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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