James Jenkins

Brief Life History of James

When James Jenkins was born on 24 October 1817, in Llangynin, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Jenkins, was 35 and his mother, Mary Thomas, was 33. He married Elizabeth Davis on 7 May 1842, in Ilston, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Westport, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1854 and lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. His occupation is listed as coal filler, 1851 census in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died on 6 March 1904, in West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pleasant Green Cemetery, Magna, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jenkins
Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: 7 May 1842
Mary Jane Jenkins
John Jenkins
William Jenkins

Sources (37)

  • James Penkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Jenkins - Church record: birth: 24 October 1817; Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
  • James Jenkins, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 


Historical Boundaries: 1831-1897: Jackson, Missouri, United States


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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.

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John Jenkins letter to his brother, James 1887

10 Mile End Row Melynarythan, Neath June 20, 1887 Dear Brother James, I have taken the pleasure of answering your kind letter and welcome letter which I received and am glad to hear from you; that yo …

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