Jenks' History - An Ohio Family Background

Joseph Jenks (1632 - 1717) m. Esther Ballard (1633 - 1717)

parents of:

Judge William Jenks (1674/75 - 1765) m. 1) Patience Sprague (Abt. 1675 - <1727) 2) Mary (Sprague) Brown (Abt. 1684 - 1770)

parents of:

Joseph Jenks (abt. 1694 - died young)
Esther Jenks (1695 - Unknown) m. abt. 1714 to John Comstock (3/26/1693 - 1/12/1749/50)
Suzanna Jenks (abt. 1696 - Unknown) m. Joseph Bucklin
Mercy Jenks (5/1698 - 5/1786) m. 7/9/1713 to Thomas Comstock
William Jenks, Jr. (abt. 1700 - 7/19/1765) m. 1) 11/17/1723 to Amphillis Smith 2) m. 1736 to Inspersion Peck (2/22/1712 - 6/24/1789)
Patience Jenks (1702 - abt. 1782) m. 10/25/1722 to John Olney
Margaret Jenks (1704 - Unknown) m. James Coman
Jonathan Jenks (7/4/1707 - 4/15/1781) m. 1) Lydia Jenks  2) Freelove Winsor
Doctor John Jenks (1710 - 5/31/1776) m. 7/5/1731 to Rachel Lawrence (1712 - 1788)
Mehitable Jenks (1716? - 3/25/1795) m. abt. 1732 to Thomas Olney (4/26/1706 - Unknown)

 

 

Judge William Jenks (1674/75 to October 2, 1765) - William was born in North Providence, Providence, Rhode Island in 1674.  He married Patience Sprague first about 1695 in Providence, Rhode Island. After her death he then married Patience's sister, and widow of Daniel Brown, Mary Sprague Brown. He was the chief Justice of Providence County court and Deputy to the Assembly at Newport 1727. Described as a man of sound judgment, he served on the commission to settle the boundary dispute with Massachusetts. In 1734 he was the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.  He passed away October 2, 1765 in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island.

Patience Sprague (Abt. 1675 to <1727) Daughter of Jonathan Sprague and Mehitable Holbrook and sister to Mary Sprague Brown. Judge William's first wife. They were married in 1703 in Providence, Rhode Island.  Patience was the mother of all ten children.

Mary (Sprague) Brown (Abt. 1684 to August 29, 1770) Daughter of Jonathan Sprague and Mehitable Holbrook and sister to Patience. She was first married to Daniel Brown and secondly to her brother-in-law, and sister Patience's husband, Judge William. They were married on February 3, 1727.