Solomon Jenks, M.D. (April 6, 1796 to September 8, 1843) - Born in Pownal, Vermont, Solomon was the third child of Shubael Jenks (1767-1847) and Hannah Smith (1773-1834). Dr. Jenks moved with his parents from Vermont to Massachusetts, and then ultimately to Ohio around 1825. He married Miss Lydia Walker on November 12, 1818 in Saybrook, Ohio. There was also speculation that the were married in Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He moved with his family to Winnebago County, IL in 1838. He was the first physician to serve the area around Roscoe. He bought 80 acres of land north of Bridge Street.He was a physician and moved to Roscoe, Illinois in 1837. He passed away September 8, 1843 in Roscoe.
Lydia Walker (September 26, 1799 to January 3, 1855) Born in Adams, Massachusetts to Charles Walker and Mercy Arnold. She is buried in Saybrook Cemetery in Saybrook, Ohio. Their youngest child, Susan, was born shortly after Solomon's death.