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Bela Whipple Jencks

Bela Whipple Jencks

Male 1827 - Aft 1880  (> 54 years)

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  • Name Bela Whipple Jencks 
    Born 6 Mar 1827  prob, Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1880  of, , , California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I120458  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2010 

    Father Bela Whipple Jenckes, Captain,   b. 12 Mar 1785, Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1860, prob, Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Betsey Vinton,   b. 22 Jan 1791 
    Family ID F23214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Bef 1869 
    +1. Maria Jencks,   b. Abt 1869, poss, Orleans, Klamath, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F47163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Mar 1827 - prob, Newport, Sullivan, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1880 - of, , , California Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: "Descendants of Lucy Whipple," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 11 May 2008. Cites N. E. Genealogy (AWT) (birth 6 Mar 1825).

      !SOURCE: "The History of Newport, New Hampshire, from 1766 to 1878, with a Genealogical Register," by Edmund Wheeler (Concord, NH: Republican Press Association, 1879), p. 442. Gives birth 6 Mar 1827. "Went to California soon after the discovery of gold in that territory, and has since resided there; has been clerk of courts in Klamath county for some years."

      !SOURCE: Post to the Whipple mailing list by WELT914, Sunday, July 25, 2010: "He went to Orleans, Klamath, California where he was known as B. W. Jencks. He became a county clerk and is also listed as a lawyer. He apparently married a Klamath Indian woman ... name unknown. In the 1880 census he is listed as a widower living with his 11 year old daughter Maria, ... who is listed as Indian."

      !NOTE: Klamath County, California (Wikipedia, 27 Jul 2010):
      Klamath County was a county of California from 1851 to 1874. During its existence, the county seat moved twice and several counties were carved from its territory. It was formed from the northwestern portion of Trinity County, and originally included all of the northwestern part of the state, from the Mad River in the south to Oregon in the north, from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the middle of what is now Siskiyou County in the east.

      The original county seat was Trinidad, on the county's southwestern coast. In 1854 the county seat was moved to Crescent City, because of its larger population. But the western portion of the county was unrepresentative of the mining interests in the eastern portion of the county, and so, in 1856, the county weat was moved inland, to Orleans Bar, now Orleans.

      In 1857, Del Norte County, including Crescent City, was split off from Klamath County.

      The county's economy was never healthy. In 1874 it was finally abolished, divided between Siskiyou and Humboldt counties. The official reason for dissolving of Klamath County was its electoral corruption. In one election there were many more votes tallied than voters. The area was contested with native American tribes. One town with a large population at the time, about 1000 people, Lake City was completely destroyed during a raid, approx 1857, and is now known as Burnt Ranch.

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