Silvanus Jenckes

22 September 1748–25 November 1781 (Age 33)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Silvanus

When Silvanus Jenckes was born on 22 September 1748, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Ebenezer Jenckes, was 38 and his mother, Alice Shaw, was 32. He died on 25 November 1781, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Ebenezer Jenckes
Alice Shaw
Obediah Jenks
Olive Jenckes
Silvanus Jenckes
Ann Nancy Jenks

Parents and Siblings



    Obediah Jenks


    Olive Jenckes



    Ann Nancy Jenks


World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 10

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 32

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Jenks .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Silvanus Jencks, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Silvanus Jencks, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Sylvanus Jenckes, "Find A Grave Index" - HAS WRONG DATES - see Bible record in LifeSketch

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