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Oliver Kinyon
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Birth: 1812
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1895
Monroe County
Wisconsin, USA

The spelling of his last name was Kinyon or Kenyon. His obituary lists his spelling as Kenyon; whereas his military pension applications show the spelling as Kinyon.

He was the husband of Sally Flitcroft.

He is listed in the cemetery index, although no stone could be located for him. (Jean-WI)

In 1838 he served as ensign in the New York Militia, under Commander A.H. Lawyer, Gen S.M. Corsss. (Warrant number 1855-120564). Application for pension was rejected.

In 1840, he is living in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York. He appears to be married at this time. He is living next door to a Sylvester Clarke.

In 1850, he is listed in LaGrange, Walworth County, with children: Monroe, Caroline, Daniel (David?) Rebecca, and Newton.

In 1860, he was a farmer in Sugar Creek, Walworth County, Wisconsin, with children: Monroe, Caroline, David, Newton, Nettie, Henry, and Billy.

In 1870, he was in Cadiz, Green, Wisconsin, where he was a farmer, with children: David, Newton, Nettie, Henry, Riley, and Freddie.

In 1875 he was listed in the town of Sparta, in household of three males and two females.

In 1880, he is living in Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, with his wife and 18-year-old son, Fred. He lists both his parents' birthplace as Vermont.

On 15 Mar 1895, Oliver applied for a pension for service in the New York Volunteer in the Patriot War. Oliver died not long after he made application. Unfortunately his application was rejected, even though he had served.

There were two obituaries:

Sparta Hearld 12-17-1895 Pg. 3;
Monroe County Democrat 12-13-1895 Pg. 1

The obituaries are brief, both give his date of death as Saturday, December 7. Funeral services were conducted on the 12th with Rev. Trimm officiating. (Rev. Trimm is noted in the History of Monroe County as serving in the Methodist Episcopal Church.)


The identity of his parents has been a mystery, but there is circumstantial evidence which links him to Joshua Kinyon (1774-1863) and Mary (Polly) Mann. Joshua Kinyon has Kenyon identification number 13111, as listed in the American Kenyons, page 106. There is DNA evidence, which supports this lineage.

The 1820 census shows Joshua Kinyon of Whitestown, Oneida County, New York, with five males, presumed sons born between 1810 and 1820. He is believed to be Joshua Kinyon (13111). These sons have not been accounted for to date.

In 1840, Oliver Kinyon is living in Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York, living near Joshua Kinyon and Mary Mann and also to Samuel Kinyon (1808-1851) who was married to Dolly Wheelock, daughter of Joseph Wheelock and wife Laura.

Samuel Kinyon was a son of Joshua Kinyon and Mary Mann. Samuel died in 1851, in a tragic boating incident.

In 1860, Joshua Kinyon and Polly are living in the household of Sylvester and Electa Clark, in Elliburg, Jefferson County, New York. This is the same Sylvester Clarke, whom Oliver Kinyon was living next door to in 1840, in Jefferson County, New York.

There appears to be a relationship between these family members, which suggests and supports that Oliver Kinyon was likely one of Joshua Kinyon's sons and a brother to Samuel Kinyon, born 1808, who was married to Dolly Wheelock.

Family links: 
  Joshua Kinyon (1776 - 1863)
  Mary Mann Kinyon (1775 - 1868)
  Sally Flitcroft Kenyon (1820 - 1898)*
  Monroe Kenyon (1840 - 1916)*
  Newton Kinyon (1850 - 1931)*
  Phoebe Kinyon Withington (1807 - 1892)*
  Samuel Kinyon (1808 - 1851)*
  Oliver Kinyon (1812 - 1895)
  James Monroe Kinyon (1824 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Monroe County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
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Oliver Kinyon
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