Jacob Jenks

Male16 April 1760–20 April 1842

Brief Life History 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 5 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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Jacob Jenks
Martha Mowry
Marriage: 22 April 1781
Ahab Jenks
Wanton Jenks
Susanna Jenks
Martha Jencks
Cyrene Jenks
Smith Jenks
Mowry Jenks
Lydia Jenks
Daniel Jenks

Sources (9)

  • Jacob Jenks in the 1840 United States Federal Census
  • Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 for Jacob Jenckes Vol. 03: Providence County: Births, Marriages, Deaths
  • Jacob Jenks, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1781Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (8)


    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

    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.

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