Happy 294th Anniversary, Cousin Ebenezer and Experience Jenks!

And they said it wouldn’t last!

Ebenezer Jenks, my first cousin, 8 times removed,  was born on 17 September 1699 to Ebenezer Jenks and Mary Butterworth.  For those paying attention, that makes his grandmother, MRS. BUTTERWORTH!!!


Cousin Eb married Experience Martin 294 years ago on 10 November 1725.  I only have record of one son, Nathan who was born about 1729.  Both Eb an Experience died in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  Eb died on 27 December 1786; Experience died almost 12 years later on 28 July 1798.

I must be in a phase to be amused by my relatives’ names of centuries ago.   One does not hear of sons named Ebenezer any longer.  And what ever happened to those great names like Experience, Prudence, Patience, Hope, etc.?

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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