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Henry Peter Kenyon
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Birth: 1815
Lewis County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1869
Sacramento County
California, USA

Miner: Henry migrated west from New York State to the Gold Rush before 1850.

In 1847, Henry served in the U.S. Army in the Mexican-American War. He is listed in the U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914.

He signed up 8 April 1847, Fort Plain, Montgomery, New York. He was a Private in the 5th Infantry, Company B, under Captain Whitall. He was discharged August 1, 1848.

Shortly thereafter, he headed to California.

In the 1850 Federal Census he is listed as, Henry P. Kinion, Placerville and Vicinity, El Dorado, CA. He is living in a household with other people.

Henry married the former Mrs. Hester Ann Wallace, widow of William B. Wallace, on 12 August 1851, El Dorado, California (Western States Marriage Record Index). Her maiden name, per her 1844 Kentucky marriage to William Wallace was Frazell.

They are listed on the 1852 California Census, living in El Dorado County. She is listed as H. A. Kenyon. Two children, Willam and Elizabeth Wallace, from her former marriage are living with them.

In the 1860 Federal Census he is listed as H.P. Kenyon in Mud Springs, El Dorado, CA. Also listed are P.H., a female, age 8 born about 1852, and F.E., a male, age 2, born about 1858. His wife Hester, died in 1858, perhaps due to childbirth complications with her second child.

Henry was also a Civil War Veteran. He was a Private 2nd Regiment of California Cavalry, Company L, for the Union. The organization date was 5 September 1861.

Henry's muster date was 12 Jul 1866. On the 1868 tax roll he is living in Sacramento County. He served in Placerville, California, July 20, 1862.

The full names of their two children are unknown, as well as what happened to them after 1860.

Henry was treated by Dr. Phelan. His cause of death, pleuritis (sic), age 54.

From: California, Mortuary and Cemetery Records 1801 - 1932.

Listed: Sacramento, California - California Biographical Great Books, 1867 and 1872. Civil reg. 21 Sep 1868; residence Dry Creek.

Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 38, Number 5855, 1 January 1870.

Records of California men in the war of the rebellion, 1861 to 1867, California. Adjutant General's Office, page 887,Detroit, Michigan : Gale Research, 1979

New Helvetia Cemetery (defunct)
Sacramento County
California, USA
Created by: Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Record added: Aug 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74457629
Henry Peter Kenyon
Added by: Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
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