Abel Jenkins Sr

1779–16 January 1849 (Age 70)
Garrard, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Abel

When Abel Jenkins Sr was born in 1779, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jonathan Jenkins, was 26 and his mother, Margaret "Peggy" Downing, was 21. He married Elizabeth "Betsy" Tracy on 25 March 1805, in Garrard, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 January 1849, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70.

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Abel Jenkins Sr
Elizabeth "Betsy" Tracy
Marriage: 25 March 1805
John Jenkins
Ephran Jenkins
Stephen Jenkens
Abel Jenkins
Thomas Eugene Jenkins
Mary Jenkins
William Jenkins
Julia Ann Jenkins
Martha Jane Jenkins

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth "Betsy" Tracy


25 March 1805
Garrard, Kentucky, United States


    John Jenkins


    Stephen Jenkens


    Abel Jenkins


    Thomas Eugene Jenkins


    Mary Jenkins


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1792 · Becomes the 15th State

Age 13

On June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state. It was the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 21

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Abel Jenkins in entry for William Lowen and Martha Jenkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Abel Jenkins in entry for George W. Sacra and Julia Ann Jenkins, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Abel Jenkins in entry for William Lowen, "Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979"

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