Bob Keniston Jr.

Bob Keniston Jr.

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Bob W. Keniston Jr.
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
Brother of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Father of , [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and
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Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2013 | Last significant change: 5 Aug 2018
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Bob Keniston Jr. is a part of Massachusetts History.
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Bob has written and improved one hundred profiles for the Biography Builders Challenge.
Descendant of PGM migrant James Cutler,Richard Cutter, Isaac Stearns.
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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. is participating with Massachusetts 600 during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
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Challenge met! Bob participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!
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James Cutler - 10th Great-Grandfather
Henry Rolfe - 10th Great-Grandfather
Robert Harrington - 9th Great-Grandfather
Richard Cutter - 9th Great-Grandfather
Isaac Stearns - 9th Great-Grandfather
Lt. John Dodge - 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

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 6th cousin 5 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



Date: 1948
Place: Medford, Massachusetts[1]


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

Military Service

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


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


Husband: Robert William Keniston
Wife: Susan Francesca Marine
Child: Thomas Joseph Keniston
Child: Jennifer Lynn Morez
Child: Christopher Robert Keniston
Date: 1970

11th generation Descendant of Robert Harrington of Watertown


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


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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Main concerns are my Watchlist and Massachusetts Unconnected.
Cleaning up DB errors in my tree, Watchlist, and on WT
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I'm the coordinator for Massachusetts in the US History Project.
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Working on my earliest Massachusetts ancestors.
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On 5 Aug 2018 at 18:13 GMT Sabrina Pomeroy wrote:

Thank you for your response! I have been tracing my ancestor Irene Welch who married John Sullivan Pomeroy. She was the daughter of Col John Welch and Rosanna Peebles. I starting working to find where Rosanna Peebles was from, which lead me to his involvement in the Sappers and Miners and the Burgoyne Campaign and Saratoga. The Welch's were from Litchfield, Conn. that much I know but beyond that I would like to learn and be part of documenting this era and the extraordinary people of that time. Again thank you.

On 2 Aug 2018 at 14:48 GMT Arora (G) Anonymous wrote:

just stumbled on this Book, a massive information of Historical War Service

Haverhill War Record 1917-1919 mass of infor of those that served, not sure where to put it in projects so giving to you in case needed

On 1 Aug 2018 at 23:35 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

Hi Bob,

Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Please contact me within the next week to let me know if you would like to remain an active member of the project. If I don’t hear back from you I will assume you no longer want to be a part of the Categorization Project. Thanks, Natalie

On 21 Jul 2018 at 16:58 GMT Valerie Willis wrote:

Thanks for the recognition today re writing 10 bios for the Biography Writers Challenge - but are you sure you're congratulating the right person? Can remember writing one or two last year, but not recently. Nice tag anyway.

On 10 Jul 2018 at 18:25 GMT Z Nelson wrote:

Thanks for I information on the possible cousins of Frost?

On 10 Jul 2018 at 12:48 GMT Kathryn Lee wrote:

Hello Bob - concerning Mary Belcher.

I am happy to follow your lead with whatever you think is correct. Please advise. Best, Kathryn

On 16 Jun 2018 at 19:55 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

you're racking up the Gateways! Thanks so much! Here's an updated sticker:
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On 16 Jun 2018 at 03:49 GMT Melissa (Oaks) Goodnight wrote:

Hi Bob! I'm researching the Norton family, who were among the founding families of the area known as Martha's Vineyard. They are direct ancestors of mine. I've requested to join the US_History project, and wanted to let you know I'd like to work on the Massachusetts project, focused around Martha's Vineyard, but willing to help out where needed. :-)

On 1 Jun 2018 at 06:13 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Bob! I posted Gateway Guardian stickers (as a comment) on William & Mary's profiles. It stays in the comments there, but this sticker is for your profile page - you can copy/paste the coding from the e-mail to your profile (feel free to change the display of your name to suit). Cheers, Liz
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On 1 May 2018 at 14:23 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I see that John Steinbeck (a new connectionfinder target) maps out as a Harrington descendant (albeit through some unsourced profiles). He and I are 6th cousins 3x removed. You and he are 6th cousins 3x removed several times over.

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