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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Family Time Line

Abel Jenkins Sr
1779–1849
Elizabeth "Betsy" Tracy
1789–1867
Marriage: 25 March 1805
John Jenkins
1810–1891
Ephran Jenkins
1826–
Stephen Jenkens
1812–1881
Abel Jenkins
1815–1894
Thomas Eugene Jenkins
1818–1901
Mary Jenkins
1820–1872
William Jenkins
1822–1880
Julia Ann Jenkins
1824–1854
Martha Jane Jenkins
1828–1901

Spouse and Children

    Male1779–1849Male

    Elizabeth "Betsy" Tracy

    Female1789–1867Female

MARRIAGE
25 March 1805
Garrard, Kentucky, United States
children

(9)

    John Jenkins

    Male1810–1891Male

    Stephen Jenkens

    Male1812–1881Male

    Abel Jenkins

    Male1815–1894Male

    Thomas Eugene Jenkins

    Male1818–1901Male

    Mary Jenkins

    Female1820–1872Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+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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