The KENYON Farm in Springfield 1890s
| Hi Joyce. The photo I e-mailed you is indeed
the entire picture. The farm is in Springfield Township, about 4
miles North of Troy. In it are my great grandfather Welcome Lafayette
Kenyon, great grandmother Esther Elizabeth Barrett, and 4 of 5 of their
children. Evidently the last of thwe children was not yet born, and
this places the picture between 1885 and 1890.
Welcome Lafayette (Will) Kenyon was born in 1833, about the year Lafayette made a tour of the country - hence the name. He and his wife are buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Troy. Will Kenyon's father and mother, Nathan Tefft Kenyon and Hope Jefferson Leonard are buried in Leona Cemetary. You guessed it - Hope Jefferson Leonard was born in 1799, the year Jefferson was up for election.
Esther Elizabeth Barrett's father was John Barrett. Her mother was Carolyn Brown. Have not been able to find out where their burial site is. They lived in a farm house next to the Kenyon Farm.
The children (my grandmother, great aunts and great uncles) include:
Johnathon Nathaniel Kenyon,
Since there are 4 children in the picture with the youngest less than 2 years (?), I assume the picture was taken beetween 1885 and 1890, since my grandmother (Ada Kenyon, the oldest) was born in 1874 and she appears to be about 12 years old. All the kids are buried in the Kenyon plot at Glenwood Cemetary. Theodore lived at the farm until his death in 1954.
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