Humphrey Sumner Jennison

Male12 June 1823–1893

Brief Life History 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, Theodo Barber, was 25. He married Calista Jane 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (15)

  • Humphrey Jennison in entry for Charles H Jennison, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Humphry S Jennison, "United States Census, 1870"
  • H S Jennison in entry for Arch G Morgan and Carrie E Jennison, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    1849Franklin, Vermont, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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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.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries: 1836: Winnebago, Illinois, United States


    Age 23

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): perhaps a patronymic from the Middle English male personal names Janyn or Janin, diminutives of Jan, Jon, or Jen (see John ), + -son. The name may also arise from the Middle English male personal name Jen (see Jean ) + -son.

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

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