Joseph Jencks, III Governor

Male 1656 - 1740


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  • Name  Joseph Jencks, III Governor 
    Suffix  III Governor 
    Born  1656  Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  15 Jun 1740  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • JENCKES, Joseph, governor of Rhode Island, was born in Pawtucket, R.I., in 1656; son of Joseph (the founder of Pawtucket) and Esther (Ballard) Jenckes. He was a land surveyor, and in this capacity was employed by the Rhode Island colonial government in the boundary disputes with adjoining colonies. He was said to have been of remarkable stature, measuring seven feet and two inches in height. He was elected to the general assembly in 1679, was clerk and speaker of the assembly until 1693, was commissioned to reply to a letter of the King as [p.70] to the condition of affairs in Rhode Island, and to answer the questions of the lands of the Priory council. He was councillor, 1680-1712; state auditor in 1697 and 1704; chairman of a commission which compiled and published the laws of the colony in 1717; was again assemblyman, 1700-08, and deputy-governor, 1715-21, during which time he was sent to England to bring before the king the boundary disputes between Rhode Island, on one hand, and Connecticut and Massachusetts on the other. On his return to Rhode Island he was re-elected deputy-governor, in 1722, serving till 1727. He was elected governor of the state upon the death of Governor Cranston, in 1727, and held office until 1732. While in office he vetoed the act of the assembly to dispense with paper currency. He was married to Martha, daughter of John and Mary (Holmes) Brown, and granddaughter of Chad Brown. He died in Pawtucket, R.I., June 15, 1740.
      !Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume VI
    Person ID  I18484  Bryant
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2006 

    Father  Joseph Jenckes, II,   d. 04 Jan 1717, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Ballard,   b. Abt 1633, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1652  Lynn, Essex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F565  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Martha Brown,   b. Abt 1658,   d. 1727 
    Married  Abt 1681  probably, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Nathaniel Jenckes,   b. 1687, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1331  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Alice Smith Dexter 
    Married  03 Feb 1727  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1332  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1656 - Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1681 - probably, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Feb 1727 - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1740 - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S312] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999), p. 148.

    2. [S141] IGI, LDS.


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