Biography of Ovett A. Kenyon
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Kenyon, Ovett A., Hinesburg, was born in Hinesburg, Vt, in 1847. He was married in 1873 to Malona H. Andrew; who was born in Essex, Vt, in 1849. They have had one daughter born to them, Flora N. Ovett A. Kenyon was a son of Norman (born in Hinesburg, Vt, in 1812) and Aizina (Curtis) Kenyon, born in Essex, Vt., in 1821, and married in 1841. They had three children born to them - Mercy A. (born in 1841, married Justice Stokes in 1863; have had three children born to them), John G. (born in 1843 and died in 1864), and Ovett A. (born in 1847). Aizina (Curtis) Kenyon was a daughter of Gideon and Hannah (Stimson) Curtis. Hannah was born in Salem, Mass., in 1788, and Gideon was born in Woodbury, Conn., in 1769. They were married in Essex, Vt., in August, 1816. They had six children born to them - Stephen, John, Alzina, Lucinda, Esther and Lois, and by his first wife, Rebecca Hardy, he had ten children, and of these sixteen children four are now living - Stephen, Aizina, Lucinda and Lois. Gideon Curtis was a Revolutionary soldier. He enlisted at the age of thirteen years, and at the close of the war received a pension of ninety six dollars yearly. Norman Kenyon was a son of Giles and Polly (Palmer) Kenyon, whose father was among the first settlers of Hinesburg. She was born in Hinesburg, Vt., in 1786, and Giles was born in Sterling, Conn., in 1784. He died on September 23, 1879, and she died on September 25, 1879, and were both buried in the same grave on the same day, aged respectively ninety three and ninety five years. They were married in 1805 and had nine children born to them, eight of whom are now living - Heman; Mandana, Norman, Ursula, Grant P., Robert, Helen and Ellen (who are twins).

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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