Thomas Jenkins

27 September 1808–3 December 1893 (Age 85)
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Jenkins was born on 27 September 1808, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Jenkins, was 23 and his mother, Jane Ferguson, was 25. He married Johanna Marshall on 19 April 1838, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 3 December 1893, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jenkins
1808–1893
Johanna Marshall
1816–1889
Marriage: 19 April 1838
Marshall Jenkins
1839–1839
Charles Hall Jenkins
1839–1889
Joseph Jenkins
1840–1921
David Halzell Jenkins
1843–1916
Catherine Jane Jenkins
1846–1928
Joanna Jenkins
1848–1911
Mary Belle Jenkins
1850–1906
Thomas Jenkins Jr
1852–1941
Samuel F Jenkins
1854–1900
John Finley Jenkins
1856–1925
Lovenia Jenkins
1858–1903
Hyrum Jenkins
1860–1943

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1838Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 4
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 24
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: variant of Jenkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. Jenkins is one of the most common surnames in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Junkins
    Jenkin
    Jinkins

    Sources (23)

    • Thos Jenkins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thomas Jenkins in entry for Joanna Reynolds, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Jenkins, "United States Census, 1850"

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