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Benjamin KINNEY

Benjamin KINNEY

Male 1757 - 1837  (80 years)

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  • Name Benjamin KINNEY 
    Born 1757  Dover, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1758]  Dover, Strafford, NH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See pension file
    Birth [1751-1760] 
    Residence Boothbay, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1810  Boothbay, Lincoln, 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 [Israel, Thomas, Daniel]
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1 [Joshua]
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2 [? ?]
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 [Benjamin]
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1 [Susanna]
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1 [Jane]
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [Sarah]
      Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over : 1 [Susanna]
      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
    Residence 1820  Jefferson, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjan Kenney
      in the 1820 United States Federal Census
      Name: Benjan Kenney
      [Benjamin Kenney]
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      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 - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 3
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 9
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 9
      1820 U S Census; Census Place: Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine; Page: 71; NARA Roll: M33_36; Image: 48
    Residence 1830  Jefferson, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Kenny
      in the 1830 United States Federal Census
      Name: Benjamin Kenny
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
      Total Free White Persons: 5
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 5
      1830; Census Place: Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M19; Roll: 49; Family History Library Film: 0497945
    Died 2 Jan 1837  Jefferson, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I56321  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2021 

    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 1 Susanna LEWIS 
    _MARI 26 Jun 1784  Boothbay, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joshua KENNEY,   b. 4 Apr 1798,   d. C 1858  (Age 59 years)
     2. Sarah KENNEY,   b. 14 Jun 1800
     3. Israel KENNEY,   b. 7 Dec 1802,   d. Bef 1810 CENSUS
     4. Thomas KENNEY,   b. 25 Jan 1804,   d. 9 Dec 1878  (Age 74 years)
     5. Jane KENNEY,   b. 7 Jun 1806
     6. Daniel KENNEY,   b. 4 Jun 1810
     7. Susanna KENNEY,   b. 16 Nov 1812
    Family ID F15176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lydia DECKER,   b. [1778], ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MARI 28 Nov 1815  Jefferson, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Kinney
      mentioned in the record of Benjamin Kinney and Lydia Daker
      Name Benjamin Kinney
      Spouse's Name Lydia Daker
      Event Date 28 Nov 1815
      Event Place Civil, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4XQ-Q4N : 4 December 2014), Benjamin Kinney and Lydia Daker, 28 Nov 1815; citing Civil, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 11,036.
    Married 26 Dec 1815  Jefferson, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Kinney
      mentioned in the record of Benjamin Kinney and Lydia Daker
      Name Benjamin Kinney
      Spouse's Name Lydia Daker
      Event Date 26 Dec 1815
      Event Place Civil, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4XQ-Q4V : 4 December 2014), Benjamin Kinney and Lydia Daker, 26 Dec 1815; citing Civil, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, reference ; FHL microfilm 11,036.
    Family ID F17825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Although Bejamin Kenney claims that his age is recorded in the Boothbay records, I could not locate the record.

      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.

      It is unlikely Benjamin Kenney is s Elisha Kinney m Lydia Grover, considering he claims to have been born in Dover, and lived at Boothbay.
    • 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
      Benjamine 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 Balltowns
    • Maine Revolutionary War Land Bounty Application

      https://digitalmaine.com/revolutionary_war_me_land_office/524/
      https://digitalmaine.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1523&context=revolutionary_war_me_land_office
      Maine Land Office
      Land Grant Application- Kenney, Benjamin (Jefferson)
      Benjamin Kenney
      Lydia Kenney
      Contributing Institution: Maine State Archives
      Identifier: 29469
      Description: Land grant application submitted to the Maine Land Office on behalf of Benjamin Kenney for service in the Revolutionary War, by their widow Lydia.
      Location: Jefferson; Lincoln County
      Recommended Citation
      Kenney, Benjamin and Kenney, Lydia, "Land Grant Application- Kenney, Benjamin (Jefferson)" (2017). Maine Land Office. 524.
      https://digitalmaine.com/revolutionary_war_me_land_office/524
      ...
      depositions of Thomas Trask, Moses Trask etc about service.
      ...
      b Dover, NH in 1757, "and in his infancy was carried to Boothbay, where he continued to reside until AD 1780, when early in the Spring of that year, he was drafted to serve as a private into the Company Commanded by Captain Archabald McAllister of Ballstown..."
      etc

      * * *

      Benjamin Kenney
      Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications
      Name Benjamin Kenney
      Event Type Military Service
      Event Date 04 Mar 1839
      Event Place Jefferson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States
      Event Place (Original) Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine
      Age 60
      Birth Year (Estimated) 1779
      Death Date 02 Jan 1837
      Relative's Name Lydia Kenney
      Citing this Record
      "Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1835-1838," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24Z-XBQH : accessed 16 March 2017), Benjamin Kenney, 04 Mar 1839; citing Jefferson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States, Maine State Archives, Augusta; FHL microfilm .
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      I Lydia Kenney of Jefferson in the County of Lincoln and State of Maine, aged 60 years [1779], do upon owth declare in order to obtain the benefit of a Resolve of the Legislature of Maine, passed March 24 1836 entitled a "Resolve additional to a Resolve, passed March seventheenth in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five entitle 'Resolve in favor of certain Officers and Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and the Widows of the deceased Officers and Soldiers,'" that I am the widow of Benjamin Kenney late of Jefferson in the County of Lincoln and state of Maine who died at Jefferson on the Second day of January AD 1837. That I have reason to believe, and do fully believe, that my said late husband Benjamin Kenney did enlist in the Three years service for during the war and that he served under a Captin McCalister during a part of his service that he served eighteen months and was honorable discharged.

      I do further declare that I have reason to believe, and do fully believe, that my said late busband, Benjamin Kenney was at the time of his said enlistment, an inhabitant of Boothbay in the County of Lincoln State of Maine and that I do know that he was at the time of his decease as aforesaid, an inhabitant of the State of Maine, residing in Jefferson aforesaid, where he had resided for twenty two years before his decease. That I have reason to believe, and do fully believe, that neither my said late husband, nor any one claiming under him did receive, (nor have I received since his decease,) a grant of land, or money in lieu thereof, either from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or the State of Maine, for his said servicem or any other service during the Revolutionary War, and that I am therefore justly entitles to the full benefit of said Resolve.
      Lydia Kenney [Her mark]
      Attest Jona Peaslee
      State of Maine
      Lincoln SS Subscribed and sworn to this fourth day of March 1839
      Before me
      Thaddeus Weeks
      Justice of the Peace

      [382/614]
      Declaration
      In order to obtain the benefit of the Act of Congress of the 7th June 1832
      State of Maine
      County of Lincoln SS
      On this seventh day of September 1832, persobally appeared before the Court of Common Please now sitting, in open Court, Benjamin Kenney, a resident of Jefferson in the County of Lincoln and State of Maine, aged seventy five years [1758], who being duly sworn, according to the law doth on his oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the proviion made by the Act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832, that he was born in Dover in the State of New Hampshire, A. D. 1757, and in his infancy was carried to Boothbay, where he continued to reside until A. D. 1780, when early in the spring of that year, he was drafted to serve as a private into the company Commanded by Captain Archibald McAllister of Ballstown in said County for the defence of St George's River and Camden, where he was stationed and served eleven months, as a waiter to Captain McAllister, His draft was for nine months, but he continued in the service as aforesaid, two months after the term of his draft expired, and then received a cerbal discharge, the Captain several times visited his family in Ballstown, now called Jefferson, and took this applicant with him, as is testified by his son Richard McAllister, whose deposition accompanies this, Moses Trask of Edgecomb in the County aforesaid, served with me, and belonged to the same Company. And Deacon Thomas Trask also served in said McAllister's Company, six months, at Boothbay, in said State, at the expiration of which term, her as honorably discharged but never received any written discharge, He also served one month as a private in Captain Ichabod Pinkham's Company of Militia, in the year, He thinks 1782, as a private soldier, in guarding box head and Dumariscotta River in said County, Ichabod Tibbetts of Liberty in the County of Waldo, in this State served in said Company at the same time last mentioned, as he has testified. Captain McAllister's Company aforesid belonged to a regiment under the Command of Colo Benjamin Burton, and of which George or Philiup Ulmer was a Major, under the Command of General Wardsworth, and he does not know to what or whose regiment, if any Capt Pinkham's Company belonged or was attached. That Thomas Trask and Phinehas Ames, both of said Jefferson, are well acquainted with him, and will testify to his Character for & truth and also to the truth of his present declarations. The record of his age in in the Town record, in Boothbay aforesaid. He relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or any annuity, except the present, and he declares that his name is not on the pension role of the agency of any State.

      Benjamin Kenney [His signature]

      Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid
      J Ruggles Jus C C P

      We Thomas Trask and Phinehas Ames, residing in the Town of Jefferson, hereby certify, that we are well acquainted with Benjamin Kenney of said Jefferson, who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be a man of truth, and about seventy five years of age [1757], that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the revolution, and that we concur in that opinion.
      Thomas Trask
      Phinehas Eames
      Subscribed and Sworm to the day and year aforesaid
      J Ruggles J C C P

      And the said Court do hereby declare their opinion, after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary Solider, and served as he states. And the Court further certified, that is appears to them that Thomas Trask and Phinehas Ames, who have signed the preceding certificate, are inhabitants of the town of Jefferson, and are credible presons, and that their statement is entitled to credit.
      John Ruggles J C C Pleas
      Attest
      Nathl Coffin, Clerk

      State of Maine
      Lincoln SS I Nathaiel Coffin, Clerk of all the Judicial Courts within and for the County of Lincoln, do hereby certify that the annexed paper, signed by the Judge and attested by the Clerk, contains the original proceedings of the Court of Common Pleas, at a special session thereof holden at Waldoboro in said County by the Hon John Ruggles, one of the Judges of Said Court on the seventh day of September A. D. 1832, in the matter of the application of Benjamin Kenney for a pension. In testimony where I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of said Court this seventh day of September A. D. 1832.
      Nathl Coffin, Clerk
      Seal

      Lincoln SS I Nathaiel Coffin, Clerk of all the Judicial Courts within and for the County o Lincoln, Certify that the several papers connected with this seal are parts of the original record, as already certified by me, and In testimony thereof. I have hereunto set me hand and affixed the seal of the Court of Common Pleas, this seventh day of May A. D. 1833
      Nathl Coffin
      Seal

      I Richard McAlister of lawful age, do testify and say, that in the years seventen hundred eighty, my Father was a Captain in the service, that in the course of that year, he was at home several times, that Benjamin Kenney was with him two or three times, in the course of the year, and tarried at his house, during my Father's stay, that he stated that the above named Kenney was his waiter, that he was a very faithful lad.

      August 10th 1832. Then personally appeared the above named Richard McAlister and made oath to the foregoing before me, John White, J Peace

      Lincoln SS Clerks Office September 7th 1832. I am assured that the above named John White is a Justice of the Peace in Waldo County, but am not able to certify the same officially.
      Nathl Coffin, Clerk

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      Deposition of Nathaniel Tibbett of Liberty
      [387/614]
      Deposition of Thomas Trask of Jefferson
      [388/614]
      Deposition of Moses Trask