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John Jenkins

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: New London, New London County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Exeter, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Exeter, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge John Jenkins and Lydia Jenkins
Husband of Bethiah Jenkins
Father of Col Harris Jenkins; Franklin Jenkins; Falla Jenkins; James Jenkins; John Jenkins and 3 others
Brother of Benjamin Jenkins

Managed by: Alan David Dolatowski
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About Col. John Jenkins

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

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