Bob Keniston Jr.
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Bob Keniston Jr.

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Bob W. Keniston Jr.
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
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Bob Keniston Jr. is related to US President John Adams. Here is the trail.
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Bob Keniston Jr. has French origins.
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This profile is part of the Keniston Name Study.
Bob Keniston Jr. is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Navy 1968-1975 attaining Petty Officer 2nd Class
Served during Cold War (Vietnam Era).

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52 Ancestors - 2018
Bob Keniston Jr. participated with Massachusetts 600 during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
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Contents

Connections

Great-Grandparents

James Cutler - 10th Great-Grandfather
Henry Rolfe - 10th Great-Grandfather
Robert Harrington - 9th Great-Grandfather
Richard Cutter - 9th Great-Grandfather
John Cogswell - 9th Great-Grandfather
Richard Dodge - 9th Great-Grandfather
Isaac Stearns - 9th Great-Grandfather
Gregory Stone - 9th Great-Grandfather
John Page - 9th Great-Grandfather
John Winter - 9th Great-Grandfather
Francis Bowman - 8th Great-Grandfather
Thomas Laughton - 8th Great-Grandfather
William Locke - 8th Great-Grandfather
William Russell - 8th Great-Grandfather
Simon Tuttle - 8th Great-Grandfather

WikiTree Cousins

Cheryl Skordahl 11th cousin
Kathy Patterson 9th cousin 2 times removed
Phyllis Wright 10th cousin
Michelle Brooks 13th cousin 2 times removed
Janine Barber 11th cousin
Don Barney 9th cousin once removed
Abby Glann 13th cousin 2 times removed
Adrienne Cole 3rd cousin once removed
Jack Day 8th cousin once removed
Mags Gaulden 21st cousin
Keith Hathaway 10th cousin once removed
Diane Kenaston 6th cousin
Bobbie Hall 10th cousin once removed
Renee Malloy 7th cousins once removed
David Mason 9th cousin once removed
Emma McBeath 10th cousin 3 times removed
Becky Syphers 10th cousin once removed
Liz Shifflett 12th cousin
Brenda Orr 9th cousin
Bill Roberts 10th cousin
Vic Watt 12th cousin once removed
Chris Whitten 11th cousin
Lydia Vierson 10th cousin
Eowyn Langholf 14th cousin once removed


Notable Cousins

Nathan Hale American patriot 4th cousin 7 times removed
Varina Howell Davis (2nd wife of Jefferson Davis, President of the CSA) 13th cousin 4 times removed
Robert E. Lee West Point graduate 7th cousin 4 times removed
Ernest Hemingway American author 10th cousin
Charles Merrill 7th cousin 3 times removed, co-founder, with Edmund C. Lynch of Merrill Lynch & Company
Kevin Bacon American actor 12th cousin once removed
John Perry American actor, father of Matthew 9th cousin
Matthew Perry American actor 9th cousin once removed
David Ogden Stiers American actor 10th cousin once removed
John Francis Dodge Co-founder Dodge Motor Company 6th cousin 5 times removed
Brigham Young LDS Leader 6th cousin 5 times removed
John Steinbeck American author 6th cousin 3 times removed


Presidential Cousins

John Adams 4th cousin 6 times removed
John Quincy Adams 5th cousin 5 times removed
William Henry Harrison 7th cousin 7 time removed
John Tyler 7th cousin 4 times removed
Franklin Pierce 5th cousin 6 times removed
Abraham Lincoln 7th cousin 4 times removed
Grover Cleveland 12th cousin 2 times removed
Benjamin Harrison 9th cousin 3 times removed
William Taft 9th cousins 3 times removed
Warren G. Harding 10th cousin 1 time removed
Calvin Coolidge 8th cousin 2 times removed
Franklin D. Roosevelt 9th cousin 2 times removed
Richard Nixon 9th cousin 1 time removed
George H. Bush 11th cousin
William Clinton 7th cousin 2 times removed
George W. Bush 11th cousin 1 time removed
Barack Obama 9th cousin 1 time removed


Biography

Birth

Birth:
Date: 1948
Place: Medford, Massachusetts[1]

Graduation

Graduation:
Date: JUN 1966
Place: Fort Hunt HS, Alexandria, VA

Military Service

Military Service: U.S. Navy
Date: BET 1968 AND 1975

Occupation

Occupation: Land Surveyor, COMED
Date: BET 1972 AND 2001

Marriage

Husband: Robert William Keniston
Wife: Susan Francesca Marine
Child: Thomas Joseph Keniston
Child: Jennifer Lynn Morez
Child: Christopher Robert Keniston
Marriage:
Date: 1970
Place: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA[2]

11th generation Descendant of Robert Harrington of Watertown

Sources

  • Source: S29 Title: Birth Certificate
  • Source: S41 Title: Marriage License
  1. Source: #S29
  2. Source: #S41

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Robert Keniston for creating WikiTree profile Keniston-44 through the import of D Keniston Desc 2013-08-22.ged on Aug 22, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Robert and others.



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Thanks for sourcing, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Bob Keniston Jr. reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the August 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello,

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Thanks, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Bob Keniston Jr. reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the July 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks for Sourcing in June, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone for 50 sourced profiles
Bob Keniston Jr. reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the June 2021 Sourcerers Project Sourcerers' Challenge.
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Bob reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the May 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Bob! England Project referred some profiles to US Southern Colonies Project that it thought we might want to manage (they didn't) and, if not, could remove PPP. One is a post-PGM Mass. profile:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Calef-2

Let me know if you'd like me to remove PPP (I'll leave whether/which project might be a good fit as manager, if that's what would be best, to you :D).

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Liz,

Leave the PPP on Robert’s profile, and add Massachusetts Project as a PM. The bio indicates Robert was a person of note, and a prominent individual in Roxbury. Thanks, Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Done. Thanks Bob!


Your comment must be at least 30 characters long.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thanks, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Bob reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the April 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Bob,

Could you please add Massachusetts Project as a manager to Asahel Porter (abt.1752-1775). I've put the badge on him already. Thanks!

posted by Chip White Jr.
Thanks for sourcing, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Bob reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the March 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Bob reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the February 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for responding to my message!
posted by Verna Buker
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Bob reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the January 2021 Sourcerers' Challenge


Thank you, Bob!

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
As part of an annual checkup of the WikiTree US Presidents Project we are asking members if they are planning to continue their contributions to the project. We are establishing a page where everyone can identify the President or Vice President that they wish to manage. Just respond to this message to let me know 1) Are you planning to continue with the Project and 2) do you have a specific President or Vice President that you are interested in.
posted by Robin Lee
Robin,

I’ll be continuing with the Project, and I’ll be working on the Presidents Adams. Bob

posted by Bob Keniston Jr.
Thanks for all the sourcing you did this year, Bob!
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Bob reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge
Sourcerers' Challenge Yearly Milestone Summary
Bob earned 1 Blue and 3 Red Milestone Owls while participating in the 2020 Monthly Sourcerers' Challenges
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Bob reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the November 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Bob reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the October 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi, Bob!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Bob reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the September 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hello Bob,

What a surprise to hear from you after such a long time! I received your message about the errors you have received regarding "named inline citation error" and went in to see what was wrong. I corrected it and changed some of the formatting of Kenaston-22. Please check out the changes I made to see what I did to correct it. If you wish to obtain more information, please send me a private message and I could go into more detail. Hope this helps! Many thanks, Cindy

Hi Bob, Thanks for your note. I did sign up for Team Mass. already and received my #. I’ll do my best for the team.
Hi, Bob

The Ambassadors project has been reorganizing and is looking for those who have a membership at a genealogical society, to help in spreading the word about WikiTree.

We're working on ways to improve how WikiTree connects and interacts with genealogical and local history societies. This is the kind of thing we want to do:

  • Liaise with societies: set up your local society with a free-space page and some WikiTree materials as part of a package.
  • Use social media to promote what societies are offering on WikiTree.
  • Encourage bloggers to blog about societies and the resources available to them on WikiTree.

Are you interested in participating in some way? Do you have some ideas to share?

Azure Rae ~ co-Leader of Ambassadors Project

posted by Azure Robinson
Hello, Bob!

Thanks for your participation during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. I hope you’ll join us for the Source-a-thon this fall.

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Bob,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon
Hi Bob,

This is step 1.5 of me joining the Massachusetts project. Mostly interested in Woburn and Lexington. I’m still a newby

posted by M Johnson
Hi Bob, I just joined Wikitree a couple of months ago. I am a decendent of the Mannings from Boston, and the Phillips and Phelps from Berkshire County. Thanks for letting me join the project, however I don't know that I can contribute that much.
posted by Tom Kouts
Hi there, Bob!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for adding me to the trusted lists for the Goddards, Bob.
posted by S (Hill) Willson
Hi,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Hi Bob, I already signed up for Team Massachusetts on G2G, March 27th.

Chris

posted by Chris Hoyt
Bob, WHY are your changes listed so many times? (re Francis Bowman)
posted by Marj Adams
I know stopped by asking about the source-a-thon. I've been not well recently and would love to but healthcare here were I'm at sucks.
posted by Krystal Davison
Please can you agree or made a comment on the change suggested (via G2G and on the profile itself) for:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bishop-188

You are listed as a profile manager there. Thank You.

posted by Beryl Meehan
Thanks for the help on William Hughbanks.
posted by Richard Barton
Thank you, Bob, for the bio-builders recognition!
posted by Carol Baldwin PhD, RN
Thank you Bob, much appreciated.

Jo

posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
You're welcome, Bob. Nice to be on Massachusett's team in the 2019 source-a-thon.
Thanks for chairing Team Massachusetts. I enjoyed participating in the Source-a-Thon and I learned a lot.
posted by Karen (Mauger) Gunn
Thank you, Bob, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Bob, the Massachusetts Project affiliation seems to have been removed (I think?) from Benjamin Thompson & Loammi Baldwin, and their Massachusetts Project boxes have thus been demoted to Stickers. Can you re-add Massachusetts Project as a manager (if that's the problem)?

Thanks, Chip.

posted by Chip White Jr.
Bob, every one of your more than 1000 contributions for the month of August 2009 adds to the improvement of our Shared Tree. Thanks so much for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks for your help!!!!
posted by Robin Lee