Category Archives: Jenks

Happy 339th, Grandfather Smith!

339 years ago, 12 October 1680, in Providence, Rhode Island, my 7 times great grandfather, Joseph Smith was born to  Edward and Anphillis Angell Smith. Joseph married Patience Mowrey, daughter of Nathaniel and Joannah Inman Mowrey, in 1706, also in … Continue reading

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Happy 131st Birthday, Cousin Seymour!

It was 131 years ago, 7 October 1888, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, that my first cousin, 3 times removed, Seymour Arthur Jenks was born to Oliver Torrey and Evelyn Roselia Seymour Jenks. From the his mother’s notes to the … Continue reading

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Happy 170th Anniversary, Cousin Ransom and Lucinda Jenks!

It was 170 years ago, on 2 October 1849, that my first cousin, 4 times removed, Ransom R. Jenks, married Lucinda A. Boyer.  [OK, it was Ransom’s name that caught my eye to this event, but I will continue].  Ransom … Continue reading

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Happy 184th, Cousin Ol!

184 years ago, 24 September 1835, in Oakland County, Michigan, my first cousin, 4 times removed, Oliver Torrey Case was born to Leman and Polly Jenks Case.  Ol was the fifth child of six in his parents’ brood, and the … Continue reading

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Happy 187th Birthday, Cousin Eli!

My first cousin, 4 times removed, Eli Thayer was born 187 years ago on 21 September 1832 in Pembrooke, New York, to Darius and Diadama Jenks Thayer.  Eli was the second of five children.  Soon after Eli’s birth, and before … Continue reading

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Happy 183rd, Cousin Edwin!

Edwin R. Williams, my first cousin, 4 times removed, was born 20 September 1836, in Oakland County, Michigan, to John and Patience Jenks Williams.  He was the second of three children Aunt Patience had with John Williams.  She was married … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Freelove!

302 years ago, on 13 September 1717, my first cousin, 8 times removed, Freelove Jenks, was born to Ebenezer and Mary Butterworth Jenks.  [You just cannot make up these names – just imagine, a child of the 60s with a … Continue reading

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