Jacob Jenks

16 April 1760–20 April 1842 (Age 82)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Jenks was born on 16 April 1760, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jesse Jenckes, was 25 and his mother, Mary Smith, was 22. He married Martha Mowry on 22 April 1781, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1840. He died on 20 April 1842, in Saybrook, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Saybrook Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Jenks
1760–1842
Martha Mowry
1763–1824
Marriage: 22 April 1781
Ahab Jenks
1781–1830
Harris Jenks
1784–
Wanton Jenks
1784–1862
Susanna Jenks
1790–1835
Martha Jencks
1792–1816
Cyrene Jenks
1793–1871
Smith Jenks
1798–1798
Mowry Jenks
1799–1862
Lydia Jenks
1802–1828
Daniel Jenks
1804–

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World Events (8)

1776
Age 16
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
Age 16
Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
1783 · A Free America
Age 23
The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

(1997: 2905;2007: 5493; 2010: 7396)English (West Midlands): from the Middle English personal name Jenke (a shortening of the personal name Jenkin, Jankin; see Jenkin ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.History: Joseph Jenks (1602–83), the descendant of an old Welsh family, was born in England and traveled to Saugus, near Lynn, MA, in 1642 to assist in the development of America's first iron works. His son, Joseph Jenckes (sic), followed in 1650, founded Pawtucket, RI, and raised four sons who held places of respect and distinction in RI, including one who served as governor for five years.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Jencks
Jinks
Jenkin

Sources (9)

  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 for Jacob Jenckes Vol. 03: Providence County: Births, Marriages, Deaths
  • Jacob Jenks in the 1840 United States Federal Census
  • Jacob Jenks, "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997"

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