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Mrs Bethia Jenckes
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Birth: 1762
Death: Dec. 9, 1810

This burial appears in the Rhode Island Cemeteries Database, but no information has been found to further identify her.

NOTE: Looking closely at the stone, it appears that she died in the 48th year of her age, rather than in her 58th year as indicated in RI Cemetery databases.

Based on the location, she is near and among several members of a TAYLOR family. In Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island is found a marriage of Oliver Jenckes, of the American Army, and Miss Bethiah Taylor on Feb 14,1781. (On, the marriage is listed as Feb 1,1781 in Providence,RI, and does not give the first name of Bethiah's husband.) In the 1952 Jencks Family Genealogy, Lt.Oliver Whipple Jencks is found, a son of Jonathan Jencks Jr (1718-1755) and Hannah ____. He was born Dec 29,1749 and died Feb 3,1782. Oliver was a Private in Capt. Jeremiah Olney's Company of Col.Hitchcock's Regiment, and became an Ensign in the Second Battalion in 1776, and was commissioned a Lieutenant in 1777. He died of a fever at a barracks in Philadelphia. This Oliver would have been a great grandson of Maj.Nathaniel Jencks.

Her stone is in close proximity to Edward Taylor and his wife, Alice Dexter Taylor. Edward was a son of Rowland Taylor (1716-1752) and Sarah (Gorham) Taylor (1723-1810), parents of two sons born in 1750 and 1751. It could be that Bethiah was a third child, even born posthumously c1752/3.

This needs significant further research to identify her with any certainty.

Swan Point Cemetery
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: FUS 6514
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21604139
Mrs Bethia Jenckes
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