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Tioga County, New York, was a stop-over for my Jenks Line

Early on in my research into how my 4 times great-grandparents had migrated to Oakland County, Michigan, I was online in a genealogical site and when I mentioned my Jenks line, a distant cousin from New York told me I … Continue reading

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Saugus, Massachusetts was home for the family in the 1600s

I found this volume on eBay a number of years ago. Since my research indicated that 8 and 9 times great grandfathers, Joesph Jenks and his son, Joseph Jenks, Jr. both had a hand in the development and building of … Continue reading

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And Massachusetts, too…

Besides the author’s name drawing me to this work, I knew that a number of my ancestors passed through Lynn, Massachusetts in the mid 1600s. A number of ancestors appear through the book, and from pages 420 – 426, the … Continue reading

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The First Family History Book I found with my family mentioned.

The first family history book I found (at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society Library) was the Jenks Family of America by William B, Browne. The book was commissioned by Harlan Walker Jenks and published in 1952, ten years … Continue reading

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Genealogy (in part) of the Sprague Families in America.

As descended from Edward Sprague of England from 1614. This book starts out the with the wills of Edward Sprague and that of his son William, who settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1636. Edward Sprague (1576 – 1614) was my … Continue reading

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Back when there was a real militia

Lewis Cass, Governor In and Over the Territory of Michigan To all to whom these presents may come, Greeting: KNOW YE, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and valor of Morris Jenks I DO HEREBY … Continue reading

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Happy 122nd Birthday, Cousin Pearl!

My first cousin, twice removed, Pearl Geneva Churches, was born on 21 February 1899, to George W. and Ora Lee Churches. Pearl was my grandfather’s first cousin. At the age of 22, on 4 August 1921, Pearl married Ortheldo Miller, … Continue reading

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Happy 232nd Birthday, Cousin George Washington Comstock!

232 years ago, 5 February 1789, in Smithfield, Rhode Island, my first cousin, 6 times removed, George Washington Comstock, was born to Ichabod and Sarah Jenks Comstock. His parents were part of the new country that apparently revered George Washington. … Continue reading

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Happy 289th Birthday, Patriot Grandfather Jesse Jenks!

289 years ago, on 22 January 1735, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, my 5th great grandfather, Jesse Jenks, was born to John and Prudence Lawrence Jenks. Grandfather married Mary Rhonda Smith , the daughter of Jacob and Dinah Harris Smith, on 11 … Continue reading

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Happy 161st Birthday, Cousin Fred!

My first cousin, 3 times removed, Fred Wellington Jenks, was born 161 years ago on 19 December 1859, in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan. He was the son of Olivery Torrey Jenks and Marian Murphy. The best description of Fred comes … Continue reading

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