Happy 192nd Birthday, Cousin Ransom!

192 years ago, 27 September 1828, in Speedsville, New York, my first cousin, 4 times removed, Ransom M Jenks was born to Seth and Levinia Jenks Jenks [she was the daughter of Michael and Sarah Hunt Jenks].

On 2 October 1849, Ransom married Lucinda A Boyer, daughter of Nathaniel and Eunice Boyer. They were the parents of 2 children: Stella (1858) and Edla (1859). Lucinda died soon after.

On 1 February 1863, still in Tioga County, New York, he married Lucinda Elizabeth Albertine Legg, the daughter of Lennard Legg. Ransom and Lucinda were the parents of 5 children: Fred (1865), Mary S (1867), Bertie (1871). Harry Scott (1878), and Edythe (1882).

Between the birth of Bertie and Edythe, the family left New York and settled in Washington County, Minnesota. It is there that Ransom died on 16 Aug 1898.

This is another in the “I wonder why they chose this name” group of names that I just had to add to the blog. Of the over 16,000 entries in my database, there is only one other instance of the given name of Ransom.

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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