Thomas Jenkins

Thomas Jenkins

Pembridge, Herefordshire Unitary Authority, Herefordshire, England
Death 18 Oct 1905 (aged 76)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot A_14_13_1E
Memorial ID 41162154 · View Source
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Son of John Jenkins and Hannah Cartwright

Married Anna Smith, 16 Jan 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Ransom Avery, 25 Oct 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Adaline Fuller, 22 Dec 1866, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mahala Elmer, 19 Dec 1870, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Ann Bailey, 22 Jun 1875, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p. 604

Jenkins, Thomas, second Bishop of the Fourth Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah (from 1866 to 1875), is the son of John Jenkins and Hannah Cartwright, and was born in Herefordshire Sept. 18, 1829.

He was baptized by Elder Wm. Noles in 1838, and was subsequently ordained a Teacher and a Seventy, becoming a member of the 10th quorum of Seventy. In 1866 he was ordained a High Priest and a Bishop and set apart to preside over the Fourth Ward by Bishop Leonard W. Hardy. He labored in that high and responsible position till 1875, when it was contemplated by the Church authorities to annex the Fourth Ward to the Seventh Ward, and Bro. Jenkins resigned his position as Bishop of the Fourth Ward.

Bro. Jenkins was a member of the "minute men" corps, which did such active service during the early Indian uprisings in Utah In the spring of 1851 he had a most exciting experience in Skull valley; the Indians had stolen a large herd of cattle from the settlers, and while riding at a fast gait in pursuit of the red men, Bro. Jenkins' horse leaped over a steep precipice, descending in the top of a large tree, which limb by limb gave way and let rider and beast to the ground unharmed.

Jan. 16, 1851, Elder Jenkins married Ann Smith, and later he yielded obedience to the principle of plural marriage by taking to wife Mary R. Avery in 1855; in 1866 he also married Mary A. Fuller; in 1870 he married Mahala Elmer and subsequently he married Mary Ann Baily.

He is the father of twenty-seven children, fifteen of whom are living, and they are all faithful members of the Church. He has over 55 grandchildren.


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