Robert William 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: 1 May 2018
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Bob Keniston Jr. is a part of Massachusetts History.
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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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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

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


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 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.

On 1 May 2018 at 10:48 GMT Gwen (Edwards) Fleming wrote:

I answered the G2G post for the May Sourcerers Challenge. Ty for letting me know.

On 22 Apr 2018 at 06:25 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Congrats! Both on your Team in the the top 10 & you breaking 100... which means you met this month's Magna Carta Project challenge!
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Challenge met! Bob participated in the 2018 Spring Clean-a-Thon!

On 20 Apr 2018 at 17:46 GMT James van der Hoop wrote:

Bob I would love to talk about Massachusetts Genealogy. I am a descedant of Mary Bliss Parsons, The Stymiest and Salisbury-Williston families. I am a Tudor by blood and birth. I was born in Oak Bluffs, MA and I live in Canada. Get in touch

On 7 Mar 2018 at 08:25 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

Thanks for the Civil War DB link, Bob! I've got a book that has the whole 54th Massachusetts roster, so I'm working from that, but I don't have *anything* for the 55th and $25 is a wonderfully reasonable ask for this kind of thing.

On 7 Feb 2018 at 21:58 GMT Anne B wrote:

Hi Bob I beg to differ New England is a proper location, used in most New England wills of the time. You don't have to use it but you don't have to remove it either

On 23 Jan 2018 at 17:37 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

Just a friendly reminder that voting for the WikiTreer Awards 2018 is open. If you haven’t already voted, click here to vote now. Voting closes at 11:59PM GMT on Sunday, 28th January. The exciting awards show will be live cast on Saturday, February 10th, 8PM GMT. Hope you can join us as we celebrate all the incredible contributions made this year.

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On 4 Jan 2018 at 16:05 GMT Laurie Angel wrote:

Thank you, Bob for reaching out on Massachusetts. I find the area/colony has better records than many I have researched. I got back on my Locke line to Joshua Locke Jr 1732 Mass-abt 1811 Mass. If you can pint to specific resources on this line, that would help. The Massachusetts Town records on Ancestry are helpful to a point. Laurie Angel - California

On 29 Nov 2017 at 17:22 GMT Michael Griffiths wrote:

Thank You Bob for contacting me, We are indeed 13th Cousins.

Best wishes to you all the way from Tauranga, New Zealand

On 1 Nov 2017 at 09:53 GMT Michelle (Curnick) Wilkes wrote:

Thanks Bob. many thanks re snowman. I'm in the UK, and realised you are in the US? Is that going to make it difficult? Do you have a children's hospice near you that may appreciate it as it is coming up to Christmas (not that I wouldn't love it - just thinking of logistics for you). Michelle

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