Section XR: Descendants of John Keniston

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Generation One

1. JOHN1 KENISTON of Gilmanton, Belknap Co., New Hampshire, United States was born between 1756 and 1786, and died between 1815 and 1896 in Gilmanton[14]. He married in Gilmanton, about 1790, (AQO-17) LUELLA URANN, daughter of (AQO-13) Daniel and Sarah (_____) URIN, who was born about 1773 in Wilmot, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire, and died about 1870[14] in Gilmanton[14]. [14, 16]
Children:
2i.SAMUEL2 KENISTON, b. about 1810; d. about 1820 in Plattsburgh, England, United Kingdom.
+3ii.FRANCIS WENDALL KENISTON of Morgan, Orleans Co., Vermont, United States, b. on 1 Nov. 1801[15] of Morgan; d. on 1 Nov. 1875[15] in Andover, Merrimack Co.[15]; m. (1) on 22 June 1826 in Lennoxville, Sherbrooke Co., Quebec, Canada (FP-11) HARMENIA BABBITT, b. in Hanover, Grafton Co., New Hampshire on 3 May 1804, d. on 1 June 1851, daughter of (FP-5) Asa and Ruth (HARRIMAN) BABBITT; m. (2) on 9 April 1855 in Merrimack Co. MARY COLE, b. on 18 June 1823[15].
4iii.JOHN KENISTON, b. in 1802; d. in Nov. 1888 in Wilmot.
5iv.ELIZABETH KENISTON, b. in 1816; d. about 1850 in Andover.
6v.WILLIS KENISTON, b. about 1810; d. about 1850.


Generation Two

3. FRANCIS WENDALL2 KENISTON (John1) of Morgan, son of (1) John1 and (AQO-17) Luella (URANN) KENISTON, was born on 1 Nov. 1801[15] of Morgan, died on 1 Nov. 1875[15] in Andover[15] and was buried in Andover[15]. He married (1st) in Lennoxville, on 22 June 1826, (FP-11) HARMENIA BABBITT, daughter of (FP-5) Asa and Ruth (HARRIMAN) BABBITT, who was born on 3 May 1804 in Hanover, died on 1 June 1851, and was buried on 3 June 1851 in Lennoxville. He married (2nd) in Merrimack Co., on 9 April 1855, MARY COLE, who was born on 18 June 1823[15]. [6, 14, 15, 17, 18]
Soldier in the Civil War, 18th New Hampshire Infantry, Private.[18]
Children of: Francis Wendall2 KENISTON and Harmenia BABBITT:
7i.MARINDA3 KENISTON of Enfield, Grafton Co., b. about 1829 of Enfield; d. about 1900.
8ii.WILLIS KENISTON, b. on 28 Aug. 1831 in Wilmot; d. about 1900.
Babbitt Family History
+9iii.DANIEL ASA BABBIT KENISTON, b. on 20 Feb. 1833[12, 21] in Wilmot; d. on 5 March 1905[2, 20] in Robinson Twp., Ottawa Co., Michigan, United States[2, 20]; m. on 23 Oct. 1860[13] in St. George Church, Lennoxville[13] (YI-2) AURELIA LABONTE, b. in Quebec[23] on 21 Oct. 1834[3], d. in Fruitport Twp, Muskegon Co., Michigan[3] on 5 April 1904[3], daughter of (YI-1) Louis and Mary (RAMEY) LABONTE.
10iv.SARAH JANE KENISTON, b. on 28 May 1835 in Wilmot; d. about 1900.
Babbitt Family History
11v.SAMUEL JAMES KENISTON, b. on 10 April 1841 in Wilmot; d. about 1900.
Babbitt Family History
12vi.MELISSA KENISTON, b. on 29 April 1846 in Lennoxville; d. about 1900.
Babbitt Family History
13vii.CYNTHIA ARMENIA KENISTON, b. on 28 Nov. 1850 in Lennoxville; d. about 1900.
Babbitt Family History


Generation Three

9. DANIEL ASA BABBIT3 KENISTON (Francis Wendall2, John1), son of (3) Francis Wendall2 and (FP-11) Harmenia (BABBITT) KENISTON, was born on 20 Feb. 1833[12, 21] in Wilmot, died on 5 March 1905[2, 20] in Robinson Twp.[2, 20] and was buried on 8 March 1905[2] in Fruitport Cemetery, Fruitport, Muskegon Co.[2]. He married in St. George Church[13], on 23 Oct. 1860[13], (YI-2) AURELIA LABONTE, daughter of (YI-1) Louis and Mary (RAMEY) LABONTE, who was born on 21 Oct. 1834[3] in Quebec[23], died on 5 April 1904[3] in Fruitport Twp[3], and was buried on 7 April 1904[3] in Fruitport Cemetery[3]. [2, 8, 9, 12]
Parents: Death certificate-Frances Keniston, Armenia Babbit
Occupation: farmer[12]
Children:
+14i.CORNELIA ANN4 KENISTON, b. on 1 Oct. 1861 in Canada; d. on 18 Feb. 1946 in Grand Haven, Ottawa Co.; m. on 2 July 1885 in Crockery Twp., Ottawa Co. (AIB-1) JOHN PRENTICE, b. in Robinson Twp. about 1859.
15ii.SAMUEL HENRY KENISTON, b. on 4 May 1863 in Canada; d. on 28 Oct. 1921[19] in Spokane, Spokane Co., Washington, United States[19]; bur. on 2 Nov. 1921 in Spokane; m. on 18 Oct. 1890 BERTHA GLENDE, b. in Germany on 15 Oct. 1871, d. in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States on 30 Oct. 1946.
Mildred Rice-Samuel shot himself in Washington
Birth date-Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991
+16iii.MARINDA M. "MINNIE" KENISTON, b. on 12 Nov. 1864[25] in Michigan; d. on 12 May 1896[22, 24] in Muskegon, Muskegon Co.[22, 24]; m. on 26 March 1884[5] in maybe, Ottawa Co.[5] (ACY-48) JAMES GEORGE MILLARD, b. in Ontario, Canada[1, 4] on 18 Jan. 1853[1, 4], d. in Spring Lake Twp., Ottawa Co.[1] on 10 Jan. 1931[1], son of (ACY-25) George and (AON-23) Elizabeth (TAVERNER) MILLARD.
17iv.EZRA B. KENISTON, b. on 12 Feb. 1867 in Canada; d. about 1900.
Mildred Rice-Ezra went to Montana
Birth date-Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991
+18v.LAURA J. KENISTON, b. on 29 Oct. 1868 in Quebec[11]; d. about 1940; m. on 20 Oct. 1892 in Nunica, Ottawa Co. (AME-1) ERNEST L. SMITH, b. in Illinois, United States[11] in March 1868.
19vi.ASA B. KENISTON, b. on 25 April 1871 in Ottawa Co.; d. about 1940; m. on 16 June 1898 in Sullivan Twp., Muskegon Co. (AGQ-2) ANNA L. PAYNE, b. in Ohio, United States in March 1877, daughter of (AGQ-1) William PAYNE.
Mildred Rice-A. Keniston moved to Luckey, Ohio
Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991
Birth date, born in Canada
1900 Census-Fruitport,Ottawa,Michigan-born in Canada
Came to US in 1874
Aurelia-Came to US in 1871
Ottawa Co. Index to Births A-M 1867- Asa B. Keniston in 1871
Marriage: Muskegon Co. Marriage Records, Book 4, p. 222
Asa was a farmer, living in Sullivan twp.
Born in Canada
+20vii.JULIA M. KENISTON, b. on 11 Sept. 1874 in Michigan; d. on 10 Oct. 1965; m. on 31 March 1891 in Spoonville, Ottawa Co. (AHH-1) HENRY M. PHILLIPS, b. in Michigan in July 1867.


Generation Four

14. CORNELIA ANN4 KENISTON (Daniel Asa Babbit3, Francis Wendall2, John1), daughter of (9) Daniel Asa Babbit3 and (YI-2) Aurelia (LABONTE) KENISTON, was born on 1 Oct. 1861 in Canada, died on 18 Feb. 1946 in Grand Haven and was buried in Robinson Twp. Cemetery, Ottawa Co. She married in Crockery Twp., on 2 July 1885, (AIB-1) JOHN PRENTICE, who was born about 1859 in Robinson Twp.
Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991
Birth, marriage, death
Grand Haven Tribune obituary
Children: See (AIB-1) John PRENTICE
16. MARINDA M. "MINNIE"4 KENISTON (Daniel Asa Babbit3, Francis Wendall2, John1), daughter of (9) Daniel Asa Babbit3 and (YI-2) Aurelia (LABONTE) KENISTON, was born on 12 Nov. 1864[25] in Michigan, and died on 12 May 1896[22, 24] in Muskegon[22, 24]. She married in maybe[5], on 26 March 1884[5], (ACY-48) JAMES GEORGE MILLARD, son of (ACY-25) George and (AON-23) Elizabeth (TAVERNER) MILLARD, who was born on 18 Jan. 1853[1, 4] in Ontario[1, 4], died on 10 Jan. 1931[1] in Spring Lake Twp.[1], and was buried in Spring Lake Twp. [7, 12]
Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991-
M.M. Keniston Nov. 12th 1864 Canada
BIRTH-MAR-DEATH: Keniston Family Bible; in possession of Esther McCaleb
Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991
Mrs. M.M. Millard May 12th 1896
Delayed birth cert. of son Roy Millard says Mother age 30 in
March 1888
Children: See (ACY-48) James George MILLARD
18. LAURA J.4 KENISTON (Daniel Asa Babbit3, Francis Wendall2, John1), daughter of (9) Daniel Asa Babbit3 and (YI-2) Aurelia (LABONTE) KENISTON, was born on 29 Oct. 1868 in Quebec[11], and died between 15 April 1910 and 1978. She married in Nunica, on 20 Oct. 1892, (AME-1) ERNEST L. SMITH, who was born in March 1868 in Illinois[11].

From the 15 April 1910 census, in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan[11]:

NameGenderAgeMarital StatusBirthplaceFather's BirthplaceMother's BirthplaceOccupation
Smith, ErnestM43MIllinoisPennsylvaniaNew YorkTeamster
LauraF41MQCVTQCClerk
MildredF15SMIUSAQC
EvelynF12SMIILQC
Millard, RoyM22SMIUSAQCClerk

[10, 11]
Birth-Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb -Nov. 1991
1900 Census-Fruitport Village,Muskegon,Michigan
Earnest,Laura, Eveline, Mildred,Samuel (father of Earnest),
Ester (mother of Earnest)
Laura-born Oct. 1869 Canada F., imm. to US in 1875
Had 2 children, 1 living,Married 7 yrs.
Marriage: -Family Bible 20 Oct 1892
Marriage: Muskegon Co. Marriage Records-Book 4, p. 130
Laura a teacher, residing in Fruitport
Child: See (AME-1) Ernest L. SMITH
20. JULIA M.4 KENISTON (Daniel Asa Babbit3, Francis Wendall2, John1), daughter of (9) Daniel Asa Babbit3 and (YI-2) Aurelia (LABONTE) KENISTON, was born on 11 Sept. 1874 in Michigan, and died on 10 Oct. 1965. She married in Spoonville, on 31 March 1891, (AHH-1) HENRY M. PHILLIPS, who was born in July 1867 in Michigan.
Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991
Marriage: Muskegon Co. Marriage Records, Book 4, p. 91
Born in Michigan
Muskegon Co. 1900 Census-Fruitport Village
Children: See (AHH-1) Henry M. PHILLIPS



1. "Death Certificate; Ottawa Co., MI".
2. State of Michigan, Certificate of Death, no. 329 (5 March 1905), Daniel A. B. Keniston; digital image, Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (http://oclc.org : accessed 31 March 2013).
3. Ibid., no. 70 (5 April 1904), Aurelia Keniston.
4. Millard Family Bible (No place: No publisher, No date).
5. "Keniston Family Bible" (in possession of Esther McCaleb).
6. 1830 United States Federal Census, Northfield Twp., Merrimack Co., New Hampshire; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
7. 1880 United States Federal Census, Robinson Twp., Ottawa Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
8. 1880 United States Federal Census, Robinson, Ottawa Co., Michigan, 401B; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
9. 1900 United States Federal Census, Fruitport, Muskegon Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
10. 1910 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
11. 1910 United States Federal Census, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
12. 1880 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com). Robinson, Ottawa, Michigan
13. "Civil Church Record; Lennoxville".
14. Whittier, Charles Collyer, Urann Family of New England (Boston: D. Clapp & Son, 1910), 17; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org). Reprinted from NEHGR, Jan. 1910.
15. "Tombstone in Andover, NH".
16. John R. Eastman, History of the Town of Andover, New Hampshire, 1751-1906, Vol. II (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Printing Co., 1910), 208-209, 405; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org).
17. Ibid., 209.
18. "U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865," database, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1138 : accessed Jan. 1, 2011), Francis W. Kenniston.
19. FindAGrave (http://www.findagrave.com), memorial #178270136.
20. Death certificate-Ottawa Co. Book 3, Grand Haven, Mich. Age-72 years, 20 days, born in NH
21. 1900 Census-Fruitport, Muskegon,Mich-birth was Feb. 1833,Vt. Babbitt Family History-23 Feb. 1828,Wilmot,Merrimack,N.H. Family Bible in possession of Esther McCaleb-Nov. 1991: D.A.B. Keniston was born in Winlock VT Feb. 20th 1833 1880 US Census-birthplace listed as VT, age 48
22. Index to Deaths, Muskegon Michigan-from Book 2, p. 190 State of Michigan Library microfilm has only books 1,3
23. Keniston Family Bible; in possession of Esther McCaleb
24. Muskegon Co., MI Deaths; Book 2; p. 190; Grand Rapids, MI Public Library
25. 1880 Census -Robinson twp.,Ottawa,Mich.-age 16