Melinthia (Mason) Jenks

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Melinthia Mary Jenks (Mason)

Also Known As: "Mary Jenks", "Mary Mason"
Birthplace: Clarendon, Rutland County, VT, United States
Death: June 06, 1856 (63)
Poland, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Clarks Corners, Mud Creek, Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Mason and Olive (Soper) Mason
Wife of Obediah Jenks
Mother of Lucinda Taylor; Lafayette Jenks and Obadiah Jenks, Jr
Sister of Clarissa Mason; Martin Mason; Hepsabeth (Mason) Warren; Charles Mason; Olive Mason and 8 others

Managed by: Jeffrey Alan Stunja
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About Melinthia (Mason) Jenks

From Glen Swartz:
Hastings, Hugh, ed. "Military Minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of New York, 1783-1821" Albany, NY: James B. Lyon, 1901-02. (Annual Report of the State Historian. Vol.2, 3) Battalion of Infantry, set off from the 9th Rgmt. p1781. 1817, Essex Co, NY; Harlow Baker, Captain, Obadiah Jenks, Lieutenant. p2385. 1822, Essex Co, NY; Battalion of Infantry, Captain Obadiah Jenks, Cleaveland Jenks, ensign.

Obidiah Owner 29: He entered the war of 1812 as a private and soon after was promoted to be a captain and was engaged at the battles of Plattsmouth and Champlain. His business relations were open and straightforward throughout his life and his departure from earth was mourned and regretted. He was born in the "Green Mountain State" and was brought to Essex Co. NY when he was 13 years old. He later occupied the dignified position of school teacher, which, in those days, was one of great honor but of small emoluments, and he abandoned teaching to learn carpentering and afterwards discarded the later for farming. About 1837-38 he came to the town of Poland and purchased a piece of land and making a farm of it, lived there until he died, when eighty years old. He married in the home of his youth when about twenty-two yrs. of age, taking for his wife Melinthia Mason. Obediah was b. 21 Dec 1792 Clarendon, VT. m. Melintha 1815, d. 31 May 1873 in Twn. of Poland (Bible) son of James and Phebe (Tripp) Jenks. James Jenks was a Rev. soldier. Melintha (Mary) Mason, dau. of Benj. and Olive Mason, b. 19 July 1792, d. 1 June 1856 Town of Poland, is also buried on this lot.

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Melinthia (Mason) Jenks's Timeline

July 19, 1792
Clarendon, Rutland County, VT, United States
June 15, 1816
Lee, Oneida County, NY, United States
December 30, 1819
Lee, Oneida County, New York, United States
Lee, Oneida County, New York, USA
June 6, 1856
Age 63
Poland, Chautauqua County, NY, United States
June 1856
Age 63
Myrtle Cemetery, Clarks Corners, Mud Creek, Poland, Chautauqua County, New York, United States