Humphrey Sumner Jennison

12 June 1823–1893 (Age 69)
Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Humphrey Sumner

When Humphrey Sumner Jennison was born on 12 June 1823, in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Sumner Jennison, was 32 and his mother, Theodora Barber, was 27. He married Calista J Olds in 1849, in Franklin, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Laona Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1893, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Durand, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Humphrey Sumner Jennison
Calista J Olds
Marriage: 1849
Charles Humphrey Jennison
Louisa Jennison
Caroline Eliza Jennison
Mattie Oceana Jennison

Spouse and Children

Franklin, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Caroline Eliza Jennison



    Samuel Williams Jennison


    Sarah S Jennison


    Lucy W Jennison


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 9

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jen, Jan ( see Jayne ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • H S Jennison, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Humphry Jenneson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Humphrey Jennison in entry for Charles H Jennison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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