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Nathaniel Jenckes

Also Known As: "Jencks"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Pawtucket, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Place of Burial: Unknown
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Jenckes, Jr. and Esther Jenckes
Husband of Hannah Jenckes (Bosworth)
Father of Jonathan Jenckes; Hannah Capron (Jenckes); Elizabeth Owen and Nathaniel Jenks
Brother of Joseph Jenckes, Governor of Rhode Island; Elizabeth Tefft; Sarah Brown; Esther Millard; Rev. Ebenezer Jenckes and 17 others

Occupation: Blacksmith
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About Maj. Nathaniel Jenckes

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Maj Nathaniel Jencks

  • Birth:  Jan. 29, 1663 Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death:  Aug. 11, 1723 Pawtucket, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Son of Joseph Jencks Jr and Hester/Esther Ballard Jencks.
  • He married Hannah Bosworth on Nov 4,1686 at Swansea,MA.
  • Children: Some early sources indicate he had three sons and five daughters. Included, and listed in his Family Bible, are Jonathan Jencks, Hannah Jencks Capron(wife of Banfield Capron Jr), Elizabeth Jencks Owen, and Nathaniel Jencks Jr. 
  • Family links: 
    •   Parents:
      •    Joseph Jencks (1628 - 1717)
      •    Esther Ballard Jenckes (1632 - 1717) 
    •   Spouse:  Hannah Bosworth Jencks (1663 - 1722) 
    •   Children:  Nathaniel Jencks (1703 - 1739)* 
    •   Siblings:
      •   Joseph Jenckes (1656 - 1740)*
      •    Elizabeth Jenckes Tefft (1658 - 1740)*
      •    Sarah Jencks Brown (1660 - 1707)*
      •    Nathaniel Jencks (1663 - 1723)
      •    Ebenezer Jenckes (1669 - 1726)*
      •    Joanna Jencks Scott (1672 - 1756)*
      •    William Jenckes (1675 - 1765)* 
  • Burial: Unknown
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Children of Nathaniel and Hannah Bosworth from The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of ... By John Osborne Austin pages 112

  1. Jonathan,
  2. Nathaniel II,
  3. Hannah II,
  4. Elizabeth.

Alternate birthplace Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

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  • Nathaniel was a tall man, and one much in public life, being a major of the Militia.
  • In 1682, he took the oath of allegiance to Charles II, which so incensed his brothers that, it is said, they compelled him to abandon the family home and write his name "Jenks" [Jenks Genealogy, p. 21].

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Listed in a marriage record as Major Nathaniel Jencks

  • Status: Married
  • Marriage: 4 Nov 1686 in RI

Source: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collectio

  • Major
  • Born 29 Jan 1662 Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location [1, 2]
  • Gender Male
  • Died 11 Aug 1723 Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location [1, 2]
  • Age 61 years
  • Person ID I61940 Sprague Project
  • Last Modified 19 Jun 2013
  • Father Joseph Jenks,
    • b. 12 Oct 1628, Coinbrook (Or Houslow), England Find all individuals with events at this location,
    • d. 4 Jan 1717, Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: 88 years
  • Mother Esther Ballard,
    • b. 28 Oct 1632, Lynn, Essex Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,
    • d. 4 Jan 1717, Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location – Age: 84 years
  • Married 1655 Lynn, Essex Co., MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

Family ID F23542 Family Group Sheet

  • Family / Spouse Hannah Bosworth,
    • b. 5 Nov 1663, d. 1723 – Age: 59 years
    • Married 4 Nov 1686 [1, 3]
    • Children
      • 1. Jonathan Jenks, b. 6 May 1688, d. Yes, date unknown
      • 2. Hannah Jenks, b. 8 Oct 1690, d. 1738 – Age: 47 years
      • 3. Elizabeth Jenks, b. 1 Jan 1698, d. Yes, date unknown
      • 4. Nathaniel Jenks, b. 1699, Providence, Providence Co., RI, USA, d. 13 Dec 1739 – Age: 40 years
        • Find all individuals with events at this location,
        • Family ID F63197 Family Group Sheet

Sources

  • [S121] Book: Jenks Family Genealogy, Browne, William B., (Concord, NH, Rumford Press, 1952), page 21.
  • [S3] Correspondent: Sprague, Scott Leroy.
  • [S1022] Correspondent: Ingersoll, Rick, note of March 18th, 2007.
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http://www.geocities.ws/nelinks/JENKS.HTM

Nathaniel JENCKES , Major

  • was born 29 Jan 1662 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • He died 11 Aug 1723 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
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Nathaniel married Hannah BOSWORTH on 4 Nov 1686 in Swansee, Massachusetts.
    • daughter of Jonathan BOSWORTH , Jr and Hannah HOWLAND,
    • Hannah was born 5 Nov 1663 in Swansee, Bristol, Massachusetts.
    • She died 1723 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Children
    • Elizabeth JENCKES born 1 Jan 1687 married John Owen.
    • Jonathan JENCKES born 6 May 1688 married Mary Slack.
    • Hannah JENCKES born 8 Oct 1690, married Consfield Capron.
    • Nathaniel JENCKES born 1699.
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http://trees.ancestry.com/view/Military.aspx?tid=27849150&pid=5077524818&vid=771c944b-8271-49cc-a324-dde3872a26f8

Major Nathaniel Miller Jenks 7gg

  • Nathaniel Jenckes (1662 - 1723)
  • Nathaniel Jenckes was born in 1662.
  • He was famous for strength in many ways and at different exercises.
  • He lifted the great forge hammer of 500 pounds weight, together with seven men thereon and the handle thereof, one man whereof lifted up under the drone beam with all his might to react against him, a proof of great, very great strength indeed!
  • He was very active in the defence of the Town against the Indians.
  • In the military line he ascended to the office of Major of the Colony.
  • He died August 12, 1723; aged 61 years

Major Nathaniel Jenks Military Experience

  • He was very active in the defence of the Town against the Indians.
  • In the military line he ascended to the office of Major of the Colony. He died August 12, 1723; aged 61 years.
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Jenks

  • The family of Jenkses in general from the first settlement to the present day, have sustained the character of an industrious, honest, and civil people. In giving a more particular history and description of their character, I shall take them by succession of generations and priority of birth in each generation.
  • Joseph Jenks, the great grandsire of the family, justly acquired considerable wealth in the Town, and respectability in the Colony, having sustained several important offices therein, especially an assistant in the General Assembly.
    • He died on the 4th day of January, 1717, in the 85th year of his age.
    • It is probable he was the first white person buried in Pawtucket.
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https://books.google.com/books?id=kFoLBC2TwFYC&pg=PA729&lpg=PA729&dq=Major+Nathaniel+Jencks&source=bl&ots=7Zns2tOBuN&sig=0FqE-TV4-MP3HlZHHEC-zm4WyFw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwBWoVChMIpcOQp_71xgIVgYwNCh1YEwDI#v=onepage&q=Major%20Nathaniel%20Jencks&f=false Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of ..., Volume 2, page 729. edited by William Richard Cutter

III) Major Nathaniel Jenks,

  • son of Joseph Jenks (2),
  • born January 29, 1662,
  • died August 11, 1723.
  • He resided at Providence, and owned land and stock there in 1688.
  • He was admitted freeman in1690, and in 1709 held the office of captain, later becoming major.
  • The assembly appointed him and his brother Joseph, May 2, 1711 to build a bridge at Pawtucket.
  • He was a member of the town council in 1719-20-21-22-23, and was deputy to the general court 1709-10-14.
  • His will was dated April 27, 1721, with codicil July 31, 1723, and was proved October 21, 1723.
  • The inventory showed an estate worth two hundred pounds.
  • He married, November 4, 1686, Hannah Bosrowth [Bosworth].
  • Children: 1. Jonathan. 2. Nathaniel. 3. Hannah. 4 Elizabeth.
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Maj. Nathaniel Jenckes's Timeline

1662
January 29, 1662
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
1685
1685
Age 22
Providence, (Present Providence County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1688
May 6, 1688
Age 26
Providence, (Present Providence County), Dominion of New England (Present Rhode Island), (Present USA)
1690
October 8, 1690
Age 28
Pawtucket, (Present Providence County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1698
January 1, 1698
Age 35
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island
1702
January 4, 1702
Age 39
Providence, Providence County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1723
August 11, 1723
Age 61
Pawtucket, Providence County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1818
January 28, 1818
Age 61
January 28, 1818
Age 61
1918
January 28, 1918
Age 61
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