|Death: ||Jun. 15, 1740|
Rhode Island, USA
Colonial Governor of Rhode Island.
He was the son of the founder of Pawtucket, Joseph Jencks Jr and Esther Ballard Jencks. He began his career of civic duty as a land surveyor for the Rhode Island colonial government, and then was elected to a succession of prominent Rhode Island colonial posts: member of the Rhode Island General Assembly 1679-1693, and again 1700-08; state auditor in 1697 and 1704; and deputy-governor, 1715-21. During this term, he was sent to England to report to the King about the status of boundary disputes in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. When he returned to Rhode Island he was re-elected and served as deputy-governor, 1722-1727. Upon the death of Governor Cranston, in 1727, he was elected governor of the colony, and held office until 1732.
He married, first, Martha Brown, and, second, on Feb 3,1727, to Alice (Smith) Dexter, the widow of John Dexter.
Children(by first marriage): Joseph Jenckes, Nathaniel Jenckes(father of Joseph Jenks), Martha Jenckes Andrews Cook, Obadiah Jenckes(father of Jeremiah Jenckes), Catherine Jenckes Turpin, Lydia Jenckes Mason, John Jenckes, Mary Jenckes Herrenden, and Esther Jenckes Bucklin.
Joseph Jencks (1628 - 1717)
Esther Ballard Jenckes (1632 - 1717)
Martha Brown Jenckes (1658 - 1723)
Alice Smith Dexter Jencks (1665 - 1736)*
Martha Jenckes Andrews Cook (1689 - 1756)*
John Jenckes (1692 - 1721)*
Lydia Jenckes Mason (1703 - 1757)*
Joseph Jenckes (1656 - 1740)
Elizabeth Jenckes Tefft (1658 - 1740)*
Sarah Jencks Brown (1660 - 1707)*
Nathaniel Jencks (1663 - 1723)*
Ebenezer Jenckes (1669 - 1726)*
Joanna Jencks Scott (1672 - 1756)*
William Jenckes (1675 - 1765)*
"ye 15th Day of June A. D. 1740, in ye 84th Year of His Age"
Governor Joseph Jencks Lot (Defunct)
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: Kevin Avery
Originally Created by: Superkentman
Record added: May 17, 2007
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