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Benjamin KINNEY

Benjamin KINNEY

Male 1758 - 1814  (~ 56 years)

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  • Name Benjamin KINNEY 
    Born C 1758 
    Gender Male 
    Birth *[1756-1763] 
    Birth [1756-1774] 
    Birth [BEFORE 1765] 
    Birth Bef 1763 
    Residence 19 Jun 1766  East Side, Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Census 1766 Pownalborough

      https://books.google.com/books?id=ZUpIAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

      Documentary History of the State of Maine, Volume 13
      A Return and true Representation of the East side of the Town of Pownalboro with Regard to the Number of Houses & Inhabitants &c taken in pursuance of an Order of the General Court June 19, 1766
      p 450
      Number of Families: 1
      Number of Framed Houses Inhabited:
      Number of Logg Houses Inhabited: 1
      Number of One Story Houses: 1
      Number of Two Story Houses:
      Number of Rooms with Fire Places: 1
      Number of Brick Chimneys:
      Number of Cellars Stoned:
      Number of Squares of Sash Glass in each House:
      Number of New Framed Partly Covered:
      Number of New Houses not finished so as to be Inhabited:
      Number of Intended Rooms in each New House not Partitioned Off:
      Number of Persons under 16 years of Age: 1
      Number of Persons above 16 years of Age: 3
      Whole Number of Inhbitants: 4
      Number of Males: 2 [Elisha, son Benjamin]
      Number of Females: 2 [wife Lydia, daughter Elizabeth]
      Number of Small Old Log Houses not Inhabited:
    Residence 13 Sep 1777  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 1777-1780 
    • MSS 9 304: Kinney. Balltown (Jefferson). List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from Col Joseph North's 2nd Lincoln Co regt, dated Gardnerstown 2 February 1778, r Balltown, engaged for Balltown, term 3 years ALSO Private, Capt A Holden's co, Col Thomas Nixon's 6th regt; Continental Army pay accounts for service from 1 January to 20 January 1780 ALSO Capt Abel Holden's Light Infantry co, Col Nixon's regt; pay roll for January-June 1780; reported discharged 20 January 1780
    Residence 19 Sep 1783  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1790  Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Kenny
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Benjamin Kenny
      [Benjamin Thenny]
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Pownalborough, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1 [Benjamin]
      Free White Persons - Females: 3 [Elizabeth, Hannah, ?]
      Number of Household Members: 4
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Pownalborough, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 254; Image: 148; Family History Library Film: 0568142
    Residence 1800  Great Pond Plantation [Palermo], Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benja Kenney
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Benja Kenney
      [Benjamin Kenney]
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Great Pond, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 [Thomas, ?]
      Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2 [John, ?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [Benjamin]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [Sarah]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2 [Hannah, ?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1 [Elizabeth]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 9
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Great Pond, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 357; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 218676
    Residence 1810  Fairfax, Kennebec, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjn Kenney
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Benjn Kenney
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 11
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 200; Image: 00203; Family History Library Film: 0218683

      Benjamin Kinney
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Benjamin Kinney
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Fairfax, Kennebec, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 [Thomas]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1 [John]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Benjamin]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2 [Susanna, Nancy]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 3 [Lydia, Mary, ?]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [Sarah]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [Elizabeth]
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 10
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Fairfax, Kennebec, Maine; Roll: 11; Page: 764; Image: 00750; Family History Library Film: 0218682
    Administration 18 Mar 1814 
    • Benjamin Kinney
      in the Maine, Wills and Probate Records, 1584-1999
      Name: Benjamin Kinney
      Probate Date: 18 Mar 1814
      Probate Place: Kennebec, Maine, USA
      Inferred Death Year: Abt 1814
      Inferred Death Place: Maine, USA
      Author: Maine. Probate Court (Kennebec County); Probate Place: Kennebec, Maine

      Volume 10 Page 14
      [40/393]
      John Kinney of Fairfax yeoman as Principal Elizabeth Kinney of Fairfax widow and John Corning or Freedom Gentleman and George Rolling of Fairfax yeoman
      John Kinney appointed administration 18 March 1814 estate of Benjamin Kinney late of Fairfax yeoman deceased
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1386085?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Maine, Kennebec County probate estate files, 1779-1915
      Authors: Maine. Probate Court (Kennebec County)
      Estate files, K-2-R Kimball, John #17 to K-3-R King, Moses #312, 1799-1865
      Granite Mountain Record Vault
      United States & Canada Digital
      5429400
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/005429400?cat=1386085
      [86/697]
      Benjamin Kinney K2

      [87/697]
      ...It being inconvenient for me to administer on the Estate of my late husband Benjamin Knney late of Fairfax yeoman deceased...
      March 18 1814
      Elizabeth Kinney [Her mark]
      Wit: George Rallings

      [89/697]
      [Bond]
      ...
      John Kinney of Fairfax yeoman as principal, Elizabeth Kinney of Fairfax Widow and John Cornings of Freedom Gentleman and George Rollings of Fairfax yeoman
      ...
      John Kinney administrator
      ...
      18 March 1814
    Died BY 18 March 1814 
    Death April 1814  Eastport, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pension
    • Benjamin Kenny
      in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900
      Name: Benjamin Kenny
      Application State: Massachusetts
      Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
      Second Applicant Name: Elizabeth Kenny
      Second Applicant Pension Year: 1849
      Second Applicant Application State: Maine
      Archive Publication Number: M804
      Archive Roll Number: 1473
      Total Pages in Packet: 25
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
      [Index card]
      Massachusetts
      Benjamin Kenny/Kenney
      Elizabeth
      W 23265
      [Pages]
      Marriage record from Town Clerk of Wiscasset
      "Benjn Kenney & Betsey Dow both of a place called Balls Town intend marriage Septr nineteenth seventeen hundred and eighty three
      David Silvester Town Clerk
      A certificate given October tenth seventeen hundred and eighty three"
      [Pages]
      Declaration
      4 September 1838...
      Elizabeth Kenny r Freedom widow ae 76 [1762]
      ...
      wid Benjamin Kenny d 1814 Eastport his home being Albion adjoining Freedom
      served 1777-1780 private Col Bigelow's Massachusetts regiment
      d April 1814
      maiden name Betsey Dow
      married at Albion, Maine by Benjamin Woodbridge Esqr
      [Pages]
      Declaration
      12 September 1848
      John Randall guardian to Elizabeth Kenney r Freedom ae 86 [1762]
      [Pages]
      Declaration of Arnold Glidden
      service 1777-1780 Col Bigelow's Regiment
      believes that Benjamin Kinney served in Nickerson's Regiment
      he was at the taking of Borgoyne with Nickerson's Brigade 1777, Albany 1778
      Arnold Glidden
      4 September 1839
      [Pages]
      Declaration of Thaddeus Bailey
      25 September 1839
      [Pages]
      Declaration
      3 October 1839
      Elizabeth Kenny r Freedom ae 77 [1762]
      wid Benjamin Kenney who died at Eastport Maine while a soldier of the United States in the month of April 1814
    Military April 1814 
    Person ID I49700  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 23 May 2020 

    Father Elisha KINNEY,   b. Bef 1706,   d. Bef 1777  (Age > 71 years) 
    Mother Lydia GROVER,   b. 8 Feb 1707, York, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1790 CENSUS 
    _MARI 10 Sep 1726  York, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Elisha KENNY Vital Records from The NEHGS Register Vital Records (incl. Bible, Cemetery, Church and SSDI)
      MARRIAGE : 9/10/1726
      LOCATION : York, York, Maine, United States
      VOLUME : 114
      PAGE : 48
      TEXT : Vital Records Of York, Maine (Continued)
      SPOUSE : Lydia Grover
      No 43 Elisha Kenney & Lydia Grover both of this Town intent Marriage. Entered Septr 10 1726. They were married January 5 1726/7


      Lydia Grover
      mentioned in the record of Elisha Kenry and Lydia Grover
      Name Elisha Kenry
      Spouse's Name Lydia Grover
      Event Date 10 Sep 1726
      Event Place York, York, Maine
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F465-NMK : 4 December 2014), Elisha Kenry and Lydia Grover, 10 Sep 1726; citing York, York, Maine, reference 43; FHL microfilm 12,836.
    Married 5 Jan 1727  York, York, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth DOW,   b. [1762], MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MARI 19 Sep 1783  Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://archives.mainegenealogy.net/2008/05/marriage-intentions-in-pownalborough.html
      Marriage Intentions in Pownalborough, 1780-1802
      Source: The Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 7 (Bangor, Me.: J.W. Porter, 1892).
      Errata from Vol. 8, p. 60, has been incorporated into the text, and is colored red.
      [p. 17]
      INTENTIONS OF MARRIAGE IN POWNALBOROUGH, 1780 TO 1802.
      CONTRIBUTED BY WILLIAM D. PATTERSON, ESQ, OF WISCASSET.
      The town of Pownalborough incorporated Feb. 13, 1760, included the present towns of Wiscasset, Alna, Dresden and Perkins. Alna, under the name of New Milford was incorporated June 25, 1794, and Dresden the same date. Swan Island was set off from Dresden and incorporated as Perkins June 24, 1847. The name of Pownalborough was changed to Wiscasset June 10, 1802.
      [1783,] Sept. 19, Benja. Kenney and Betsey Dow, both of a place called Balls-Town.
    Married 10 Oct 1783  Pownalborough, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Kenney
      mentioned in the record of Benjamin Kenney and Betsey Dow
      Name Benjamin Kenney
      Spouse's Name Betsey Dow
      Event Date 10 Oct 1783
      Event Place Civil, Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4XQ-GN5 : 4 December 2014), Benjamin Kenney and Betsey Dow, 10 Oct 1783; citing Civil, Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 12,309.
    Children 
     1. Female KENNEY,   b. *[1785-1790],   d. Bef 1810 CENSUS?
     2. Hannah KENNEY,   b. 24 Dec 1787,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
     3. John KENNEY,   b. 16 Apr 1790,   d. 28 Jan 1854, Charleston, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Sarah KENNEY,   b. 1 May 1792,   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS?
     5. Lydia KENNEY,   b. 24 Feb 1794,   d. Bef 1800 CENSUS?
     6. Thomas KENNEY,   b. 21 Mar 1795,   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS?
     7. Mary KENNEY,   b. 16 Aug 1797,   d. Bef 1800 CENSUS?
     8. Susanna KENNEY,   b. 9 Mar 1801,   d. Bef 1840 CENSUS?
     9. Nancy KENNEY,   b. 15 Dec 1802
     10. Ruth KENNEY,   b. 21 Dec 1816,   d. Bef 1820 CENSUS?
    Family ID F15018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Samuel Johnson Revolutionary War Military Service
    Samuel Johnson Revolutionary War Military Service

  • Notes 
    • NEHGS 6 September 2017: Nil
      Kennebec County Probate: Extracted
      War of 1812 Pension: Nil

      It is a great coincidence that one Benjamin Kenney moved out of Balltown, and another Benjamin Kenney of the same age moved to Jefferson. Benjamin Kenney m Elizabeth Dow is clearly the same who lived at Balltown in 1777.
    • Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War (Images Online)
      Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol 9
      p 114
      Elisha Kennedy. (See Elisha Kenney.) 1775
      p 119
      Benjamin Kenney. Sheepscot. [Also p 125 Benjamin Kenny] [Also Benjamin Kinney Balltown Jefferson]
      p 120
      Elisha Kenney.
      Elisha/Elijah Kenney.
      p 123
      Thomas Kenney. Scarborough. Capt Abram Tyler's Company Col Edmund Phinny's Regiment; billeting allowed from date of enlistment January 1778 to time of marching to headquarters at Cambridge; credited with 10 days allowance;
      also
      Private same co and regt; muster roll dated Garrison at Fort George 8 December 1776; enlisted 23 January 1776; reported discharged 30 September 1776
      [Also Thomas Kenny Falmouth p 127 1777-1779. Also Thomas Kenny St Georges. 1777-1778. Also p 306 Thomas Kinney Falmouth 1778-1780]
      p 127
      William Kenny. Passamaquoddy. Private Capt Jabez West's Company Colonel Jonathan Eddy's Regiment; enlisted 14 November 1776; discharged 16 December 1776; service 1 month 5 days; company raised in Cumberland, NS
    • Maine Revolutionary Soldiers:
      p 434
      Benjamin Kenney MA r Boothbay
      b Dover 1757
      Capt McAllister's Co
      Capt Pinkham's Co
      d Jefferson 1837
      m1 Susannah m2 Lydia
      W301

      p 434
      Benjamin Kenney MA r Sheepscot
      Col Bigelow's regiment
      r Ballstown 1783
      d Eastport 1814
      m Elizabeth r Freedom 1838
      W23268

      p 441
      Benjamin Kinney r Balltown
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/294241?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Vital records, 1796-1891
      Authors: Augusta (Maine). City Clerk
      Deaths 1814-1891 Births and some deaths prior to 1890 Deaths of soldiers 1863-1864
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      10403
      7592465
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007592465?cat=294241
      [108/242]
      p 5
      Children of Benjamin Kenney & Elizabeth his wife
      Hannah born Dec 24 1787
      John born April 16 1790
      Sarah born May 1 1792
      Lydia born Feby 24 1795
      Thomas born March 21 1796
      Mary born Aug 16 1798
      Suzannah born April 9 1801
      Nancy born Dec 16 1802
      Ruth born Dec 21 1816
      1829 Copied from Old Book by Abijah R Nichols Town Clk
    • Benjamin Kenney
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: Benjamin Kenney
      Company: COL. ULMER'S REGIMENT U.S. VOLUNTEERS.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 116
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.

      Benjamin Kenny
      in the U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815
      Name: Benjamin Kenny
      Company: 3 REG'T (SHEAD'S) MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA.
      Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
      Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
      Roll Box: 116
      Microfilm Publication: M602
      Direct Data Capture, comp. U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
    • Kennebec County Registry of Deeds

      Volume 13 Page 577
      Benjamin Kinney yeoman Fairfax
      Jonathan Coombs yeoman Isleborough
      $200
      quit claim
      land in Fairfax described
      19 July 1810
      Benjamin Kinney
      Elizabeth Kinney [Her mark]
      Wit: Oliver inslow, John Warren
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/729681?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Muster/payrolls, and various papers (1763-1808) of the Revolutionary War [Massachusetts and Rhode Island]
      Authors: Massachusetts. Secretary of State
      Vol. 43, Enlistment rolls, bounties, officers 1775-1781
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1906891
      8092201
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008092201?cat=729681
      [174/393]
      Volume 43 Page 59
      The Names of the Men engaged in Service. The Towns they belong to. The Towns for which inlisted or hired. The Captains Names under which they inlisted. The Serjents Names under which they serve. The Tie for which they engaged.
      [?]ro Perrom. Bowltown. Bawltn. Davis. Wiggles. 3 years.
      [Jam]es Shepard. do do do do do
      Joshua Chamber. do do Unknown. Unknown. do
      John Bawl. do do Baly do do
      Willm Carr. [same]
      Prince Rogers
      Joseph Bartlet
      Ezekl Starns do do unknown do do
      Benj Kinney
      Steph Grover
      John Glidden

      Gadinerston Feb 2d 1778
      Joseph North Coln
      2d Regiment in the County of Lincoln