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Lemuel Jenkins

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Birth
Bloomingburg, Sullivan County, New York, USA
Death
18 Aug 1862 (aged 72)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial
Menands, Albany County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 42.7071465, Longitude: -73.7303611
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US Congressman, Lawyer. He was a United States Representative from the State of New York. He was born one of four children posthumously to Captain Lemuel Jenkins (1740-1789), and his wife Mary Dunham "Polly" Jenkins (1759-1809), in Bloomingburgh, then Ulster County, New York, now Sullivan County, New York, on October 20, 1789. Sadly, his father Lemuel who was originally from Edgartown, Massachusetts, had passed away on September 9, 1789, a month before his birth. He was baptized on July 3, 1791. He was educated locally and completed preparatory studies. He then studied law, was admitted to the Sullivan County, New York, bar in October of 1815, and began his practice of law in his native Bloomingburg, New York, shortly thereafter. He was a master of chancery and the first District Attorney of Sullivan County, New York, serving from June of 1818 to March of 1819. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected to succeed the outgoing United States Representative Charles Herman Ruggles (1789-1865), on March 4, 1823. A Member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he then served New York's 7th District (Eighteenth Congress), in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825. In total, he was elected in 1822 and retired in 1825. Following his term in the United States Congress, he was succeeded in office by the incoming United States Representative Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck (1791-1879), on March 4, 1825. After leaving the United States Congress, he moved to Albany, New York, where he resumed his practice of law until his retirement. He passed away on August 18, 1862, at the age of 72, and he was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. He was married twice, first to Gertrude Pearson Huyck Jenkins (1801-1829), in Claverack, New York, on May 13, 1819. The couple had three children together including, Leonine Jenkins (1820-1849), Mary Elizabeth Jenkins (1821- last name later McGill), and Charles Edward Jenkins (1822-1896). He married for a second time to, Elizabeth Tracy Kidd Jenkins (1805-1863), in Albany, New York, on September 17, 1832. The couple had two children together including, Harriet Kidd Jenkins (1834-1914, last name later rice), and Anna Jenkins (1837-1906). His son Charles Edward Jenkins (1822-1896), was an American politician who served as a Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1850 to 1851, a Judge of the Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Court from 1854 to 1856, and as a Member of the New York State Assembly in 1866. His second wife Elizabeth survived him by one year and passed away on September 18, 1863, at the age of 57, and she is also buried in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.
US Congressman, Lawyer. He was a United States Representative from the State of New York. He was born one of four children posthumously to Captain Lemuel Jenkins (1740-1789), and his wife Mary Dunham "Polly" Jenkins (1759-1809), in Bloomingburgh, then Ulster County, New York, now Sullivan County, New York, on October 20, 1789. Sadly, his father Lemuel who was originally from Edgartown, Massachusetts, had passed away on September 9, 1789, a month before his birth. He was baptized on July 3, 1791. He was educated locally and completed preparatory studies. He then studied law, was admitted to the Sullivan County, New York, bar in October of 1815, and began his practice of law in his native Bloomingburg, New York, shortly thereafter. He was a master of chancery and the first District Attorney of Sullivan County, New York, serving from June of 1818 to March of 1819. He then decided to run for a seat in the United States Congress and was elected to succeed the outgoing United States Representative Charles Herman Ruggles (1789-1865), on March 4, 1823. A Member of the Democratic-Republican Party, he then served New York's 7th District (Eighteenth Congress), in the United States House of Representatives from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825. In total, he was elected in 1822 and retired in 1825. Following his term in the United States Congress, he was succeeded in office by the incoming United States Representative Abraham Bruyn Hasbrouck (1791-1879), on March 4, 1825. After leaving the United States Congress, he moved to Albany, New York, where he resumed his practice of law until his retirement. He passed away on August 18, 1862, at the age of 72, and he was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York. He was married twice, first to Gertrude Pearson Huyck Jenkins (1801-1829), in Claverack, New York, on May 13, 1819. The couple had three children together including, Leonine Jenkins (1820-1849), Mary Elizabeth Jenkins (1821- last name later McGill), and Charles Edward Jenkins (1822-1896). He married for a second time to, Elizabeth Tracy Kidd Jenkins (1805-1863), in Albany, New York, on September 17, 1832. The couple had two children together including, Harriet Kidd Jenkins (1834-1914, last name later rice), and Anna Jenkins (1837-1906). His son Charles Edward Jenkins (1822-1896), was an American politician who served as a Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1850 to 1851, a Judge of the Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Court from 1854 to 1856, and as a Member of the New York State Assembly in 1866. His second wife Elizabeth survived him by one year and passed away on September 18, 1863, at the age of 57, and she is also buried in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7640806/lemuel-jenkins: accessed ), memorial page for Lemuel Jenkins (20 Oct 1789–18 Aug 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7640806, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.