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Jemima Wilkinson, Prophetess

Jemima Wilkinson, Prophetess

Female 1752 - 1819  (66 years)

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  • Name Jemima Wilkinson 
    Suffix Prophetess 
    Born 29 Nov 1752  Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Jul 1819  Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20643  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2005 

    Father Jeremiah Wilkinson,   b. 4 Jun 1707, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1792, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Amy "Amy" Whipple,   b. 24 Oct 1718, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1738  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1752 - Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1819 - Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Israel Wilkinson, _Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America_ (Jacksonville, Ill.: Davis & Penniman, 1869), p. 92-93, 132, 136. Eighth child "to whom this family is [exclusively] indebted for the celebrity of its name." First gives birth date of 1751 (p. 92), then as 29 Nov 1752 (p. 93).

      !SOURCE: R.I. Genealogical Register, Volume 8 No. 4, They Left R.I. Part 24. Rhode Islanders Who Settled Yates County, N.Y., p. 338. Gives birth 1759 in Cumberland, R.I.

      !BIOGRAPHY: "She was a ... religious enthusiast. ... Having listened to the distinguished George Whitfield, when he preached in Attleboro, Mass., she was seriously impressed, and deeply convicted of sin; and while thus laboring under great concern of mind, she was seized with a malignant fever which was raging throughout Providence Co., and after a long confinement she arose from her bed, suddenly recovered, declaring she had a mission to perform. She immediately commenced preaching publicly, and from house to house, claiming as some say, supernatural power, being able to discern what was transpiring in distant places, &c., which would now be attributed to claravoyance [sic], and would in no wise subject a person to a charge of blasphemy. She continued her mission forty hears ..." --I. Wilkinson, p. 136.


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