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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Account confirmed 22 Aug 2013 | Bob's 92344 contributions | 4169 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2013 | Last significant change: 15 Nov 2018
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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
John Page - 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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On 15 Nov 2018 at 01:58 GMT James Smith wrote:


I saw your post to Hans about he and other wikitree volunteers going into our files to change things that most of us have worked on all our lives. I have expressed my displeasure towards this type of invasive liberal social molding and was glad to see that someone else was also upset at these non relatives changing our family's information to suit their tastes. I have had to go back and check and recheck and repair the damages done by these volunteers before. We should get a petition up to have this stopped. Sincerely, James Smith Smith-83366

On 14 Nov 2018 at 02:12 GMT N. Gauthier wrote:

You posted about the Connectors Challenge and for about a week, I have been writing trying to get a question answered, regarding the last Connectors Challenge ... hopefully before the current challenge ends and a new one starts. If you are no longer in charge of that, can you please tell me who I should write to ? Thanks, see last couple of entries at ...

On 27 Oct 2018 at 14:42 GMT Paula Hawkins wrote:

Dear Bob,

Thank you for your military service!

I just noticed my new sticker! I'm so excited and delighted to be a part of all this and thanks so much for your comment and awarding me Biography Builder Sticker, hope to get that number from 10 to 110 soon! Thanks again.


-Paula Ann


On 22 Oct 2018 at 22:22 GMT Caryl (Short) Ruckert wrote:

Hi Bob,

It is nice to meet a cousin and another Navy brat!


On 14 Oct 2018 at 22:06 GMT Liz (Bond) McKee wrote:

Boardman-970 and Boreman-109 do not represent the same person because: DOB, POB,, and DOD are different. Also, which LNAB is correct?

Bob did this 2017 suggestion go anywhere? Thanks Liz

On 2 Oct 2018 at 13:03 GMT E Childs wrote:

Thanks for hosting the Mass. Team for the 2018 Source-A-Thon! :)

On 1 Oct 2018 at 23:30 GMT Sean Pickett wrote:

It turns out a Source-a-thon isn't really for me. It seems I can't just add a source and move onto the next profile. I ended up spending a lot more time adopting orphaned profiles and correcting them than I did sourcing.

BTW, according to WikiTree we are 10th cousins once removed.

On 1 Oct 2018 at 21:45 GMT Loretta (Leger) Corbin wrote:

Thank you for your thoughtful response. Thank you for participating in the S-a-T. Team Mass. Rocked it on out. We all had fun doing something for a good cause! See you at the C-a-T in the spring.  :)

On 21 Sep 2018 at 06:52 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:

Thanks for your comment Bob. I don't write the best biographies in the world, but try to do my bit.

Thank you for looking after the biography builders challenge. Its greatly appreciated. I look forward to the new challenge each month. Joan

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.

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