John Jenkins (1751 - 1827)

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Birthplace: New London, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
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DAR Ancestor #: A062074

From the 'Harris Genealogy' A History of James Harris of New London,Conn., pg 43 is the following:

Bethiah Harris, Dau of Jonathan, Bornin Salem, Conn., 14 Sept., 1752 m. 28 June, 1778, Col. John Jenkins,b. 27 Nov.(O.S.), or 8 Dec. (N.S.), 1751, son of John Jenkins ofWyoming, Penn. They were mar. in Jenkins Fort, Wyoming, by Rev. Jas.Benedict, ten days before the memorable Indian massacre at Wyoming,and twenty days after Col. Jenkins, then a Lieut. in the Colonialservice of the Revolutionary war, had returned from a long, bitter,and perilous captivity of six months among the Indians, from whom hehad effected his escape. ...

JohnJenkins, jun., served as Lieut. in the army of the revolution untilthe close of the war, and was afterwards a Major and Col. of militia.He was by profession a lawyer, surveyor, and conveyancer; carried onlarge farming operations, iron smelting, etc.; was sheriff of LuzerneCo.; County Commissioner; member of Assembly; held many local offices;for many years town clerk, supervisor, assessor, etc; was SurveyorGeneral of the Conn. Susquehanna Com., and for some time the GeneralAgent. He settled in Exeter township, on the site of the battlegroundwhere stood old Wintermoot fort, where he died 19 Mch., 1827, aged 75.His widow, Bethia, a woman of rare mental and moral endowments andculture, who had shared conspicuously in all the perils and hardshipsof the valley, and whose sufferings amid those wild scenes of bloodand carnage were the nursery tales in my young days, of every Harrishousehold in the old hive of the family in New London Co., died 12Aug., 1842, aged 90.

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Col. John Jenkins's Timeline

1751
December 8, 1751
New London, New London, Connecticut
1778
June 23, 1778
Age 26
Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
1780
September 3, 1780
Age 28
1782
August 24, 1782
Age 30
1784
July 22, 1784
Age 32
1786
April 17, 1786
Age 34
1788
March 2, 1788
Age 36
1792
January 4, 1792
Age 40
1794
February 7, 1794
Age 42
1796
January 29, 1796
Age 44