Kenyon, Lewis

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Lewis Kenyon, was born in Rensselaerville on June 15, 1843, and was a son of Simeon P. Kenyon and Susan Cross [1]


He was educated in the common schools and Schodack Academy[1].


He was a farmer and owned about 330 acres of land, the original homestead. He was justice of the peace and was supervisor for five successive years. [1]

Marriage & Children

In 1871 he married Frances M. Coggeshall who was born at about 1852[2], and had one son:

  • Clayton Kenyon[1] born in 1874[2]

At about 1883, Lewis married secondly, Elizabeth, who was born in December of 1846. [3] Their children:

  • Etta [1] A. Kenyon, born in November of 1883[3]
  • Nellie[1] Kenyon, born in February of 1889[3]


Frances died in 1882[1], Lewis died on January 21, 1920. [4]


Additional Media

This is the transcription of a hand written diary by Lewis Kenyon from actual books that I, Janet Plourde, currently have in my possession. Call me if you have any questions 441-2956 or email me at Janet Plourde


Lewis Kenyon diaries

Frances Coggshall Kenyon


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Landmarks of Albany County, NY, Edited by Amasa J. Parker, Albany, NY
  2. 2.0 2.1 1880 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co. NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1900 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co. NY
  4. Transcription of the Cross/Kenyon Family Bible Record-