Joseph Jenkins

14 October 1830–8 August 1900 (Age 69)
Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Jenkins was born on 14 October 1830, in Morgantown, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Jenkins, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Ann Stafford, was 34. He married Elizabeth Paskins on 17 October 1860, in Johnson, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Nineveh, Nineveh Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Nineveh Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 8 August 1900, at the age of 69, and was buried in Nineveh, Nineveh Township, Johnson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Jenkins
Elizabeth Paskins
Marriage: 17 October 1860
Sarah Jane Jenkins
Nancy D Jenkins
Sarah D Jenkins
Nettie Jenkins

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Paskins


17 October 1860
Johnson, Indiana, United States



    Nancy D Jenkins


    Sarah D Jenkins



Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Mary Jenkins


    Matilda S Jenkins



    Lucretia Jenkins



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 6

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 21

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jenkin . Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Jinkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Jenkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Jenkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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