Marriage by Convenience????

147 years ago, 13 May 1873, my second cousin, 4 times removed, Franklin Adelbert Jenks, son of Calvin and Annis Ellen Brown Jenks, married my second cousin, 4 times removed, Amy Jane Jenks, daughter of Elisha and Diana Burgess Jenks.  Calvin and Elisha were first cousins.  That made the couple second cousins.  Both families had settled in the Jenksville / Speedsville area of New York.  The hamlets are less than 5 miles apart, both founded by my 4 times great grandfather, Laban Jenks prior to his uprooting the family and coming to Michigan in 1820.

With the closeness of the relationship, I have found no children of the union.

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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