Thursday, September 29, 2016

1764 Marriage Record for John Kenyon and Ann Kenyon -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #333

This week's Thursday Treasure is the 1764 marriage record of John Kenyon and Ann Kenyon in Newport, Rhode Island:

The Kenyon marriage record is:

The transcription of this record is:

148   KENYON, John, and Ann Kenyon ; m. by Rev. Gardiner Thurston, April 24, 1764.

The source citation for this record is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, "Vol. 04: Newport County: Births, Marriages and Deaths," Marriages, page 42, Ann Kenyon and John Kenyon entry.

This record seems to say that John Kenyon's wife was also a Kenyon.  As far as I know, no researcher has found the names of the parents of this Ann Kenyon or a birth date and place for her.  She was born in about 1742, probably in Rhode Island.

The number "148" in the record is a page number in some Newport record book which may or may not still be extant.   I should try to find it, I think.

This is Primary Information extracted from the Newport town records, and the book is a Derivative Source with Direct Evidence.

John and Ann *Kenyon?) Kenyon are my 5th great-grandparents.  I descend through their daughter Nancy Kenyon (1765-1833), who married Joseph Champlin (1758-1850).

NOTE:  Treasure Chest Thursday is one of the weekly genealogy blog themes on Geneabloggers.  I use it to display, transcribe and source records for my ancestral families.


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1 comment:

Vivian Nichol said...

Perhaps Ann Kenyon is the prior wife of a close relative of John Kenyon & this is a 2nd, 3rd etc marriage for her.