Happy Birthday, Freelove!

302 years ago, on 13 September 1717, my first cousin, 8 times removed, Freelove Jenks, was born to Ebenezer and Mary Butterworth Jenks.  [You just cannot make up these names – just imagine, a child of the 60s with a cousin named Freelove and then having that cousin having a grandmother who was Mrs. Butterworth!!!!]  Freelove was the 11th child of 14 and apparently the only one caught in the practice of naming your children after what was considered favorable attributes (i.e. Patience, Mercy, Honor).  I really do not know much about Cousin Freelove since she was so far removed on not high on my list to research.  I have not found any records of her marrying or any records of her death, although I am sure by now she has probably passed away.

About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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