Jacob Jenks

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

The Life 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.

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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–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 April 1781
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 16

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
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

English (also found in Wales): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jacob Jenks, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Jacob Jenks, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Jacob Jencks, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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