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Daniel Jenckes, Jr.

Daniel Jenckes, Jr.

Male 1743 - 1799  (55 years)

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  • Name Daniel Jenckes 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 19 Mar 1742/1743  Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1799  Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13043  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Daniel Jenckes, Jr.,   b. 12 Mar 1701/1702, Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1789  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mercy Sprague,   b. 17 Jun 1703,   d. Bef 1750  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1727/1728  Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Whipple,   b. 26 Dec 1741, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 May 1784, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1763  Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gideon Jenckes,   b. 31 May 1764, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1807  (Age > 44 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F7185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rhoda Cruff,   b. 9 Feb 1748/1749, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1819, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Between 31 May 1764 and 23 Apr 1776 
    Children 
     1. Lemuel Jenckes,   b. 8 Aug 1768, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Sarah Jenckes,   b. 8 Sep 1769, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ezra Jenckes,   b. 20 Mar 1771, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Dianna Jenckes,   b. 4 Nov 1772, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Rispah Jenckes,   b. 29 Sep 1774, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Daniel Jenckes,   b. 21 Feb 1777, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Russell Jenckes,   b. 15 Oct 1782, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1842, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. James Jenckes,   b. 27 May 1784, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Sterry Jencks,   b. 6 Feb 1787, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1853, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F6658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Mar 1742/1743 - Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jan 1763 - Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1799 - Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Printout from the Sprague Database, dated 18 Oct 1997, mailed to the Whipple Web Site by Dick Weber (undisclosed at example dot net).

      !SOURCE: James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 3, Cumberland, pt. 5 (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Pub. Co., 1892), p. 40.

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Sarah Whipple," email from N. Combs to the Whipple Website, 23 Feb 2003. Cites Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850 (birth, marriage).

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 30 Aug 2004. Sheds light on Rhoda as the second wife of Daniel Jenckes, and which children were the children of the first (versus second) wife. The Cumberland, RI will abstracts has the following entry:
      JENCKS, RHODA, of Cumberland, widow. Will dated 13 March 1808, proved 24 April 1819. Mentions sons Russell Jenks & Stirry Jenks; grandson Ezra Jenks; grandsons Knight Ray, William Ray, John Ray, Simon Whipple Ray, Preston Ray, & Halsey Ray; Gideon Jenks son of my late husband by his first wife. (src: Abstracts of Cumberland, RI Wills by Nellie Beaman, RI Genealogical Register vol. 4 No. 1 p.95, Cumberland, RI Probate Records Vol. 12, 180-181)

      Per Arnold's VRs (21:303 RI American 5/11/1819): Jencks, Rhoda in 72nd yr. suddenly at Cumberland. {Age of 71 at death gives an approximate birth date of 1748.}

      The above will abstract leads to the conclusion that Gideon Jenks {50297} is the son of Sarah Whipple {13221} and Daniel Jenckes {13043} and that all the other children listed as being Sarah's are really Rhoda's {13222}. {I have not found a surname for Rhoda, but Whipple is in the Whipple Genweb; perhaps "Sterry" would be worth checking as a son is so named.} Arnold's VRs (3:5:40 Cumberland 1:26) note the Jan. 6, 1763 marriage between Sarah Whipple and Daniel Jenckes, Jr. Arnold's VRs (3:5:106 Cumberland 1:120) show Gideon as the child of Sarah and Daniel Jenckes. Then there is a gap of four years until the births of Lemuel (1768) and Sarah (1769) to Rhodia (sic) and Daniel Jenckes. The next six children--Ezra, Dianna, Rispah, Daniel, Russell, and James--are attributed to Sarah and Daniel Jenckes.

      It was probably my assumption that the name Rhod(i)a was in error, but it would appear that Arnold (or the Town Clerk) incorrectly noted Sarah as the mother of the six youngest Jenckes children. Apparently, Sarah (Whipple) Jenckes died after Gideon's birth in May 1764 and before Rhoda's first child was born in Aug. 1768.



      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Abigail Sprague," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 17 Aug 2003. Cites names mentioned in the will of Samuel Cruff, dated 23 Apr 1776, proved 2 Jul 1781 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island.


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