My first cousin, 5 times removed, Ahab Jenks, was born 239 years ago on 7 September 1781 to Jacob and Martha Mowrey Jenks. On 16 April 1802, he married Abigail Wilbur, the daughter of Jeremiah and Patience Wilbur.
Of his life, The Jenks Family in America, by William B Browne, records:
He resided at Pittsfield, Mass., 1812-1814, and was a Methodist preacher. He founded the first M.E. church at Pittsfield, Jan. 3, 1813.
Ahab and Abigail were the parents of four daughters: Caroline, Martha, Anna, and Maria.
Cousin Ahab passed away in 1830 in Pittsfield, Birkshire, Massachusetts.