Joseph Jenkins (1761 - 1828) MP

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Birthplace: Beaufort, SC, USA
Death: Died in Edisto, SC, USA
Managed by: Ann Vermeulen
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About Joseph Jenkins

Joseph Jenkins may have been born in 1761; his stone dates his birth 1772. He was a veteran of the American Revolution. Old letters describe him as "a handsome, distinguished man standing six feet four inches in his stocking feet." He was a planter on Edisto Island. Joseph Jenkins was quite active in state politics, representing St. Luke Parish in the 10th SC General Assembly (1792-94). He qualified for the 13th Assembly (1799) by special election. He also served in the 14th (1800-01) and 18th (1808-09) Assemblies. He was electd state Senator (1810-1813) from St. John's, Colleton and served on numerous committees. He was a forceful and eloquent speakaer. Joseph Jenkins was a member of the Episcopal church and a delegate to the Diocesan Convention in 1804. He bought Brick House on Edisto Island in 1791 from the descendants of Paul Hamilton. He also owned lands on the Toogoodoo river and had a residence there. Joseph Jenkins married Elizabeth Evans, daughter of John and Sarah (Fripp) Evans on July 4, 1785 in St. Helena Parish. They had seven children:

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Joseph Jenkins's Timeline

1761
1761
Beaufort, SC, USA
1785
July 14, 1785
Age 24
1786
1786
Age 25
1789
1789
Age 28
1793
1793
Age 32
1794
1794
Age 33
1799
1799
Age 38
Edisto Island, SC, USA
1807
January 17, 1807
Age 46
Edisto Island, SC, USA
January 19, 1807
Age 46
Brick House Plantation, Edisto Island, South Carolina
1817
1817
Age 56