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Descendants of JOHN JENNINGS

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 JENNINGS was born in in England, and died 1664 in Hartford(?), South Hampton(?), CT.

Notes

This information came from the book, " Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", By Lillie Pauline White, Pg. 7.

John, meaning the "Lord's grace," is the source of many patronymics-Jennings among them. The evolution is something like this: John, Jons, Johnson, Janson, Jennings. Other variations of the name are Jinnins, Jennins, Jenyns, Jenynges, Jannings, and Jenning, with Jennins, and Jennyns being found in the colonial records Gennequin is the French form and Gening is old German of the eighth century. In this connection it is interesting to note that Hanson and Hancock are from Hans, the Flemish nickname of John or Johannes.

The family of Jennings is of very ancient origin and its history of interest to the families of that name in the United States. They seem to have settled in England before the Norman Conquest, being of Danish extraction, altho some say that the family originated in Carnarvonshire, Wales, from whence it spread over England following the eleventh century, and later into Ireland, France and Germany.

The first member who settled in the Kingdom of Great Britain appears to have been a Danish captain, brought into England between 1017 and 1025 by Canute. King of Denmark. Here Captain Jennings was baptised into the Christian faith, and was given certain manors lying upon the seacoast near Harwich by Canute as a reward for his former services for his father, Sweyne, King of Denmark.

Another interesting member of the family seems to have been another Captain Jennens, who, we are told, had the honor of bringing the body of Richard Coeur de Lion back to England.

The name was also prominent in Warwickshire, Yorkshire, Somerset, Middlesex and Straffordshire during the time of Henry VIII. One of Henry's favorites was a Robert Jennings who was presented, about 1545, by the King with a sword and belt, preserved by his descendants, who are, I think, still living on the estate in Berbyshire in the parish of Shettle, also a gift of the king to Robert Jennings. He hald the appointment of chief warden, deerstalker, and ranger in Derbyshire.

An early record gives us Humphrey Jennens, ironmaster of Birmingham, who was living in the grace of the king in 1575. His daughter, Anne, married into the house of the Earl of Suffolk.

Then it is said that there was a famous British admiral, Sir John Jennings, Fifteenth child of his father. Philip, of Duddleston Hall. Shropshire. The admiral was at the capture of Gibralter, in 1604, and was knighted for gallant conduct. His seat was the Manor of Newselle, Hampden Court.

All the world knows of Sarah Jennings, First Duchess of Marlborough and mistress of the Queen's robes. To her must be given a considerable share in the Duke's advancement and rise to greatness. She was an imperious lady with a temper of her own, and when the doctor told her one time that if she weren't blistered she would die, whe replied. "I woun't die and I won't be blistered!" and for a time she kept her word.

A John Jennings was quartermaster under Cromwell and owned nearly all the land on which Birmingham, England, now stands. Here he established, about 1840, the iron works which were the foundation of the city's wealth. One of the grandsons of this John Jennings was William Jennings who became fabulously wealthy and died without direct heirs. His carelessness brought about the greatest lawsuit the world has ever known. This suit is chancery involved more than five million pounds, and its duration was a full century. It was upon this suit that Charles Dickenson based his "Jarndyee and Jarndyee" in "Bleak House," following the real incidents of the case closely, particularly the story of Richard Carslone and Wilkie Collins. "Women in White" is partly founded upon a phrase of this celebrated case, and other novels have drawn material from it.

This friendly suit would never have ruined and driven to madness scores of men and women and squandered hundreds of thousands of pounds if William Jennings had not mislaid his spectacles. William was born in 1700 or 1701 and lived to the age of 98, unmarried, during which time he had accumulated a vast estate. In 1798, having destroyed all previous wills, he wrote a new one and went to consult his solicitor before signing the document. He forgot to take his spectacles and , as the solicitor's pair did not fit him, he put his will in his pocket and returned home. In a few days he died and his unsigned will was found still in his coat pocket.

Several claimants to the estate immediately appeared, including among others Lord Curson; Mary, Viscountess of Andover; and William Pindar Lygon, the first Earl of Beauchamp. The Curson Family secured all the real estate, and Richard Penn Curson was created Earl Howe in 1821 at the cost, it is said of 24,000-the earldom having lapsed in default of male issue. The Beauchamps and Andovers consolidated their claims and secured L750,000 each. This was the last money ever paid out of the estate. Since that time thousands of pounds have been spent in searching church records, public documents, libraries, and even tombstones, with the object of establishing a line of descent for one claimant or another from the Jennings line. More than seventeen lawsuits have been before the court, and in 1934 one was started by certain members of the Jennings family of the United States. I understand that it was either thrown out of court or never allowed to be presented for want of sufficient evidence.

Later American echoes of the Jennings family's "Castles in Spain" include the publicity given the settlement of the estate of Edwin B. Jennings, recluse of Chicago, who died in 1926 leaving an estate of $5,000,000. which was divided among cousins, relatives of the fifth degree. A vast estate was left in 1889 by John Drake Jennings, Chicago Financier, but was undivided until it amounted to $12.000,000 in 1942. At that time it was to have been settled and distant relatives were being sought, as most of the immediate heirs had died.

Many Pilgrams of Jennings name and blood found homes in America. Who was the first is difficult to say, but we find that Nicholas of Hartford, afterward of Saybrook, came over in 1634 in the Francis of Ipswich at the age of 22, and a John-either his father or his brother, for we believe both came early-came over the next year and settled first at Hartford and later at Southampton, Conn. At about the same time, perhaps a year or two later, Joshua, who is believed to be another brother came and records show also Jonathan of Norwich, 1684; Richard of New London, 1675: Samuel of Portsmouth, R. I., 1655; and Stephen of Hatfield, who married Hannah Dickinson, widow of Samuel Gillett, who was carried captive to Canada by the Indians, where a daughter was born to whom was given the "Captivity."

Then there was Samuel Jennings of Aylesbury, Bucks, England, governor of New Jersey, who spelled his name with only one "n". Someone has said that "one "n" was airy enough for him." Another Colonial Jennings of importance was Edmund Jennings, who was secretary of Colonial Maryland. In 1728 he became third husband of Ariana Vanderhayden Frisby Bordley. Their daughter, Ariana, married John Randolph, attorney-general of Virginia. They became the parents of Edmund Randolph, Attorney-General under President George Washington, in the first Cabinet.

The American ancestor of this branch of the family-often called the New Jersey branch-is not certainly known altho they are credited with having come from Suffolk Co., Eng. There is a family tradition to the effect that this ancestor was a Benjamin, who came in the ship "Caledonia" with his seven sons, but that the ship was wrecked near the coast of Perth Ambey, and the "seven brothers" were scattered and were never reunited. The log book was found or saved and is preserved in the New York Records. There is no record of the list of passengers landed, but tradition speaks of the "seven brothers", naming them as Joseph, Zebulon, Jacob, Benjamin, Jr., Jonathan, John, and David. Altho they are called "brothers," many think their relationship is not so close, some of them being not nearer than cousins.

Many branches of the Jennings had coats of arms. One, granted in 1641, was borne by one Pilgrim Father, Peter Jennings, who came from Yorkshire, and in 1157 was living in York Co., Va. It is blazoned as follows: "Argent a chevron between three plummets sable. Crest, a griffin's head couped between two wings inverted proper; in the beak a plummet pendant sable, Motto: "Il Buon Tempe Verra." The griffin as anan emblem dates back to the time of the Phoenicians, and is one of the most valued of such that he will dare all dangers, even death itself, rather than become a captive. This arms was borne by Jennings. Lord Mayor of London, sixteenth century, but his crest was a wolfs head.

NOTE: Burke's Gen. Amory mentions eighteen families of Jenninges as using coats of arms.

This comes from page 5 of a photocopy entitled, "The Jennings Family", with the initials S. J. on page 7

While we have no positive knowledge regarding our English ancestry, I cannot but think, we are from the Sir John Jennings branch. We are told Sir John was a graduate of Oxford College in 1585, and our Joshna, we are led to believe, was a man of education. He married into one of the best families in Hartford, Conn., and was also one of the largest individual land owners of his day.

Sir John Jennings had twenty-one children only sixteen have been found. Leaving five unaccounted for by name - I believe our Joshna is one of the five.

The Jennings family were true friends of the first King James and the first King Charles of England; and they spent their large estate in supporting them. In later years when these two Kings' children and grand-children came to the throne, and tried to pay back the debt by giving position at court to Sir Richard's children, aomt tautingly said, "They are only the daughters of a poor Hartfordshire squire". But their beauty, purity and loveliness with true thankfulness for favors, bestowed upon father and grandfather of the reighning families held them firm, and carried those "poor daughters" to the highest place next to the throne of England. So the Jennings blood flows through the veins of most all the titled families of England.

For my part I am glad Sir John Jennings did just as he did. King James the First was the means of getting us the best version or translation of the Holy Scriptures. We selected fifty-four of the most learned men in the world at-that-time, and in 1611 forty-seven of these men completed the task assigned them; and hence we have the King James translation of the Holy Bible today. Sir John died in 1642 but Sir Richard Jennings was in King Charles army with his troops and was taken prisoner by the Round Heads.

We made an effort to connect ourselves with the family of Humphrey Jennings of Birmingham, England, whose grandson Wm. Jennings died in 1799 leaving a large estate in iron mines and factories valued at about 40,000,000 lbs. sterling: but Humphrey Jennings was blessed with a number of beautiful daughters and their father being a rich man, they married into the titled families of England. One of these Lord Howe, administered upon the Wm. Jennings estate. So the heirs of Humphrey Jennings have the property today, but they bear other names than Jennings. The Sir Edmund Jennings family are another of the prominent ones at Yorkshire, England.

This is an addition to the copies above pg. 8, with the initials S.D.J following

P.S. Ralph Jennings father of Sir John Jennings married the daughter of Sir Ralph Roulett and goldsmith of London. Sir John Jennings married Alice Spencer. He built the Water End House at St. Albans, a massive stone structure which is still standing and in good condition.

His grand-daughter Sarah Jennings married John Churchill a soldier in the English Army. She had him promoted until he was at the head of the Army as Duke of Marlborough.

There was also a prominent Admiral in the English Navy at that time by the name of Jennings.

In 1381 Matthew Jennings a gold-smith advanced money to King Richard 2nd.

Robert Jennings was prominent in Henry the Eights' reign.

John Jennings was Mayor of Guildford 1419 to 1435.

Bernard Jennings was Mayor of Guildford 1466 to 1475.

Robert Jennings the son of Humphrey Jennings was the correspondent and attorney of the Duchess Sarah. He was the father of William Jennings of Birmingham, who died a bachelor having a large estate which was refered to previously.

The Jennings Genealogy by W. H. Jennings, in the N.Y. Library has a typed note in the front: "My Jennings family chart compiled from the records which belonged to my grandmother, Mrs. Mary Jennings Hardester, describes that Joshua Jennings who resided in Connecticut before 1650 was born in 1622 and was the son of John and Ann Smith Jennings of Kilwick Parish, Yorkshire, England, who were the grandparents of my immigrant ancestor William Jennings of Virginia. References my family records and Jennings chart in the Genealogical Archives of the British Museum, London, Engl. -- by Jos. Cook Bass, formerly of Richmond, Va. (p. 39 is in pencil.)"

Welles in American Family Antiquity gives the early ancestry of the Jennings, Jennyns, Jennens line. He says the Jennings were first in Yorkshire and were original Saxons there prior to the Conquest. Their lands were not confiscated by William the Conqueror. (See Dougdale, Playfair's British Family History etc.

p. 146. In Yorkshire we find in the 16th centruy Peter Jennens on his manor at hebden Bridg b. ca. 1550. By Agnes ___ he had son William bapt. at H.B. Yorks 23 May 1577.

II. William Jennings of Hebden Bridge, bapt. Kilnwick Parish in E. Riding Yorkshire 23 May 1577, by wife Agnes ___ had three sons, 2 daus. John was bapt at Kilnwick 28 Oct. 1602; Robert bp. 13 Dec. 1607; Ambrose b. K. ca. 1610, d. London 1667, bur. St. Martin's 17 Feb. 1667; Mary b. at K. ca. 1615 d. London bur. St. Martin's 28 Dec. 1670; Agnes Jennings ca. 1618 buried St. Martin's 4 Mar. 1668.

III. John Jennings p. 146 of Kilnwick Parish, Yorks. bapt. 28 Oct. 1602, rem. Birmingham were he d. May 31, 1662, and was buried at St. Martin's, will rp. 10 Mar. 1663. John in 1651 gave L 2 10 s for poor of Birmingham and L 20 on St. Thomas' Day; wife gave L 10 s per annum to support a lecture. The warehouse of Jennings was formerly 26 High St. St. Bartholomew Chapel, Birmingham, built 1749, of 800 hearers, had its land given by John Jennings Esq.. of Gopsall, Leicestershire possessed of an estate in the near Birmingham. Mrs. Jennings gave L 1,000 to the chapel. John was stated to have resided at Halee-Owen in Shropshire but originally of Yorkshire. "This family is among the many of ample fortune at Birmingham" where they "were equally famous for industry and generosity." "He was m. 11th June 1621 to Anne (or Joyce) Smith (who was buried 24 Apr. 1669), by whom he had 8 children: 1. Dorrity bp. 23 May 1623: Ester, Humphry bp. 1629, Abraham, Joseph bp 16 Oct. 1631 bur. St. Martin's Birmingham 1658, and wife; Sarah; Edward bpt. 1658 (had son John bp. 31 July 1664); John bp. 19 Apr. 1640 (had 2 children John bp. 15 Jan. 1664, Mary bp. 28 Aug. 1669.

III. Robert Jennings of Kilnwick, 2d son of William, bp. 1607, m. 1640 Margaret Tillotson: had Edward bp 1655, William, John, Jonathan, Stephen

Children of JOHN JENNINGS are:

i. NICHOLAS2 JENNINGS, b. 1612, England; d. 1673, Saybrook CT.

2. ii. JOHN JENNINGS, b. 1617, Suffolk, England; d. September 21, 1686, CT.

3. iii. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1620, England; d. 1674, Fairfield CT.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 JENNINGS (JOHN1) was born 1617 in Suffolk, England, and died September 21, 1686 in CT. He married ANN YOUNGS ABT 1644, daughter of JOHN YOUNGES and JOAN JENTILMAN.

Notes

John, age 18 1635 passage per "Original List of Passengers" 1600-1700 edited by Hotrten, 1874, pg 141.

This information came from the book, " Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", By Lillie Pauline White, Pg. 7.

There is uncertainty and some disagreement among those interested regarding a relationship between the John and Nicholas Jennings of Hartford and Southampton, Conn., and the Joshua Jennings who finally settled in Fairfield, Conn. In studying the problem, we find many references to a John Jennings in the early Hartford, Conn., records, but most of them fail to make clear whether father or son is meant. The following quotations from these records, however, make certain there was an elder John Jennings who was father of Nicholas Jennings, at least.

It is believed from family traditions that the elder John Jennings died soon after 1640, yet references to John Jennings continue frequently, and doubtlessly many of them are to a younger John - a son of the John above-for HOTTEN. 1874, gives the "Original List of passengers from 1600 to 1700".

"Nicholas Jennings, age 22, 1634, Passage, Francis of Ipswich. John Jennings, age 18, 1635. Passage ---------------."

These two names were so often associated together that it has been assumed that the two men were brothers. Evidence suggesting that Joshua was also a brother is found in "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, vol. I." compiled by The Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution."

John Jennings, b abt 1617 in Suffolk, England; d between Nov. 6, 1685-Mar. 5, 1686; will proved at Court of Sessions, Southamption, Suffolk Co., Long Island, Mar. 15, 1686; came to Long Island in 1635, age 18; m. Ann.......:

Children of John and Ann (.....) Jennings:

John Jennings of age in 1685, by father's will.

William Jennings, Lieut., not of age in 1685, by father's will

Ann Jennings, m. .......James.

Johannah Jennings. m. Benjamin Haines.

Sarah Jennings

Samuel Jennings

NOTE: There is a copy of John's will in the book mentioned above.

Children of JOHN JENNINGS and ANN YOUNGS are:

4. i. JOHANNAH3 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1645, Southampton, Suffolk, NY; d. 1687, Southampton, Long Island, NY.

5. ii. JOHN JENNINGS, b. 1648.

6. iii. WILLIAM JENNINGS, b. ABT 1652, Southampton, Suffolk, NY; d. ABT 1745.

7. iv. ANN JENNINGS, b. ABT 1653; d. 1692.

v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1660.

8. vi. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1664; d. 1760.

3. JOSHUA2 JENNINGS (JOHN1) was born ABT 1620 in England, and died 1674 in Fairfield CT. He married MARY ( MARIA) WILLIAMS December 23, 1647 in Hartford CT, daughter of MATHEW WILLIAMS and SUSANNA WILLIAMS.

Notes

*** Much of the data listed about the Jennings family came from the book, "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield", Vol. I and Vol. II, by Donald Lines Jacobus, MA. ***

An early settler of Hartford; fined for a trivial offense, he left Hartford in 1650 and settled in Fairfield. (From the book History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield).

Moved to Fairfield CT in 1656

Joshua, a carpenter, was in Wethersfield, CO, 1646, where he was employed in the bldg. of the meeting ho. - and perhaps earlier. In Jan., 1648/49 was paid 20s for "setting up the minister's desk" and 6 pound for other. His wife Mary (perhaps a dau. of Mathew) --- ("History of Ancient Wethersfield" - Vol 1, Conn. State Library - Hartford)

This is a letter that was copied from the Jenning's file at the Hartford Historical Society on 3/3/95.

"I. JOSHUA JENNINGS. An early settler of Hartford; fined for a trivial offense, he left Hartford in 1650 and settled in Fairfield. Married at Hartford 22 Dec. 1647 Mary Williams. She m. (2) at Fairfield, 16 Dec. 1680, George Slawson of Stamford; with whom she made a marriage covenant dated 18 Nov. 1680. Will 25 Feb. 1674/5; to son Joshua, my carpenter, joiner, wheelwright and turning tools; to rest of my sons, JOSEPH, MICHAEL, JOHN, SAMUEL, MATTHEW and ISAAC," etc. (Jecobus.) Will of Mary Slawson 27 Mar. 1697; sons Matthew, Isaac ...dau.-in-law Hannah Jennings; son Joseph Jennings," etc. Ibid. 1943 Correction by Jacobus, p. 20 states: Joshua m. 23 (not 22) Dec. 1647, and gives line of Nehemiah Jennings of Weston.

A General History of the Jennings Family, by W.H. Jennings, Columbus, O. 1899, says: Joshua was b. about 1620 in England, d. 1675 Fairfield, Conn. He was found in Hartford eleven years after its founding, and left in 1650 by ship with his wife, going to Fairfield to Barlow's Plain, where he owned the Jennings Farm or Woods in West Parish, Fairfield, later called Greenfield Farms, a place composed largely of Jennings descendants.

The History of Fairfield, E.H. Schenck, 1889, p. 383, says: "Joshua Jenning's name appears at Hartford in 1648. 'At a particular Court held at Hartford 6 Sept. 1649, 'Joshua Jennings for not watching one night & other ill carriage to the Constable, is to pay to the watchman in his room, & is fined 2s 6d.' On the 3d of Nov. 1650 he again fell under the displeasure of the Court. It appears that he fled on board a ship lying in the Connecticut river from the fine imposed upon him, for which the Court fined Greenfell Lerreby 5L and Stephen Daniels for conveying him from the power of authority..He settled at Fairfield before 1656, where he always maintained an excellent reputat6ion. He lived at Barlow's Plain, and died leaving a good estate. ' His son Joshua settled at Green's Farms." Above shows that Joshua was a stiff-necked Puritan who could not be coerced and would rather leave his home than submit to a fine he objected to. See also Jennings Genealogy by Francis A. White, and American Family Antiquity by A.B. Jennings, from which W.H. Jennings took some material.

Schenck continues: "The heirs of Joshua Jennings for many years made fruitless efforts to establish a lawful claim to the vast estate of William Jennings of Action Plact, born in 1701, who d. 29 June 1798, leaving estates in eleven counties in England and millions in pounds sterling in nearly all the banks of London...The property of this rich William Jennings was claimed in part by the Baroness Howe, a daughter of the celebrated Admiral Howe, through a claim of intermarriage with the Jennings family with that of Curzens. The Earl Beuchamp or Becham also claimed heirship. Some clue in this way may be given to Robert Beacham or Beauchamp of early Greens Farms. This William Jennings was the only child of Robert Jennens and Ann...He was also a nephew of Sarah Jennings, a maid of honor and the favorite of Queen Ann, who married the great Duke of Marlborough."

On this subject, there is a printed "Report to the Jennings Association, U.S.A." by C. Smith and C.M. Fisher, in 1863 on the litigation involved. The reprot said the ancestry of Joshua could not be traced to England. It shows the Jennings coat of arms and has much genealogy and history on the Jennings of England, all important and wealthy people. (P. 18.) E.C. Hoagland, 1955, did "Some P rief Notes on the Jennings Family, " stating the name Jennings is the same as Jenkins and comes from Jenks. This refers to Joshua and the claim to the English estate of William J. of Acton Place. It says the parents of Mary Williams is unknown.

I looked up Stiles' Genealogy and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield, VII, section on Williams. It says the first in Wehtersfield was Matthew and later Tomas came, the relation between them being unknown. P. 823 says Mathew Williams b. ca. 1605 in Wales, was supposed the eldest son of Richard Williams, who came from Glamorgan, Wales, with family 1620-21, claiming to be kin of Oliver Cromwell, which Richard also claimed, of Taunton, Mass. Richard Williams of Tauntonwas supposed to be father of Mathew and must be the one who m. Katherine Dighton, 2d wife of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts. Mathew seems to have been at Watertown and came to Wethersfield, perhaps one of the 7 founders of Wethersfield before 1645. He had m. Susanna ______ previous to 1644, perhaps sister of James Cole. Children: only boys listed, Amos b. 1645-6 etc. There may be daughters. Thomas may be a brother of Mathew, who was in the Rocky Hill dist. 1661 and had grant on the river; also settled Branford. Children include MARY b. 1671 etc. (This could not be the wife of Joshua Jennings.)

Stiles' says Richard of Taunton perhaps had seven sons, though the records shows only four and 2 daus. Elizabeth and Hannah. P.460 says: "Jennings, Joshua, a joiner WT V1, 25, 20 Apl. 1647, his wife was Mary (perhaps a daughter of MATTHEW WILLIAMS) m. 23 Dec. 1647, removed to Fairfield. See Chapt. VII, also p.220, V.1, P.220. Joshua built the seats in the meeting house in Wethersfield and there is much information on this contract. Thomas Williams p. 314 was believed one of the earliest settlers at Rocky Hill with Joseph Smith as neighbor.

Jacobus p. 694, V.1. had: "Williams, Richard. One of the first settlers of Branford, 1645. He purchased land at Fairfield before 11 Aug. 1656...In 1677 he was living in New London County." He gives another p. 695: "WILLIAMS, THOMAS. Of Fairfield 1678, when with Thomas Jones he was fined for selling liquor to the Indians. He m. Ruth Bradley, dau. of Francis, "desc. given p. 1044.

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The fact that Joshua Jennings and Mary Williams named a son Mathew may indicate a grandfather named Mathew Williams. Other children were Joseph, Mary m. Curtis, Samuel, John, Isaac b. abt. 1673, Elizabeth m. John Smith.

"HENDRICK, HENRY. A Dutchman, also called Hendrick Hendrickson, entered land at Fairfield, 31 Jan. 1655/6, previously purchased of William Hill. His wife Hannica also called Hannah m. (2) Daniel Silliman. Will 11 Mar. 1683/4 pr. 18 June 1684; wife Hannica alias Hannah, house for life...son Henrick, the home lot etc. Inv. 31 May 1684. "Henry was only son listed. (Jacobus p. 270.)

There is tradition in all the branches of the (Johsua) family that he, Joshua Jennings, came from England, Norfolk, Eng., with two brothers whose names they do not know.

That Joshua was a Saybrook at the mouth of the Conn river, before he came to Fairfield, and that his son, Joseph, was born at Saybrook, bet 1650-1660. Also the tradition is that one brother settled in Fairfield, Conn and on other in some part of the new England States, one in New Jersey or Long Island.

Extract of a letter dated Dec. 30, 1835 from the town clerk at Saytbrook, Conn. "it appears that Nicholas Jennings conveyed three or four pieces of land to John Say, and a dwelling house, Oct 28, 1661. It appears that Nicholas Jennings in the same (1661) year, at Saybrook, conveyed land, and that Joshua Jennings had land conveyed to him in the town of Fairfield.

As to the ages of the three brothers, Nicholas, John & Joshua.

Nicholas, born abt 1612 (22 in 1634); died 1673 at Saybrook, Conn.

John, born abt 1617 (18 in 1635); died 1675, Southampton, L.I., NY

Johsua, born abt 1620 (15 in 1635); died 1675, at Fairfield, Conn.

We do not know the name of the boat in which Joshua or John came over in, nor the father, John, but he would indicate that they could have been brothers, and that prob. Joshua and prob John came over with the father, John, while Nicholas, the eldest, came over in 1634, before the others, in 1635.

They all four, were in Hartford between 1630-49, as Joshua's family say, and in 1639 as John and Nicholas's record say, as they came over in 1635 & 1634 respectfully.

The record that there was a father, we have the following (where John sold upland over the long hill which he bought of Peter Boniface and he bought it of Nicholas Ginnings and was his father's, John Genning, his land contain by estimate five acres be it more or less".

Another tradition in the Johsua Jenning family:

That Joshua was a son of John Jennings, one of the proprietors of Hartford, Conn, "whose home lot in 1639, was on the brow of the hill, now Asylum Hill". It is thought that this, John, died not long after 1640.

From the Memorial History of Hartford, Conn, Vol.1 page 2301 we have:

Joshua Jennings, bought land in Hartford of Thomas Olcott, which was the west protion of Olcott's home lot, He was also owner of another piece of land with a house part of which he bought of Olcott, "abitting on the meeting house lot on the eastside of the highway on the south; and on Thomas Olcott's land on the west and north".

The brother, Nicholas who came over in 1634, in the "Francis of Ipswich", was 22 yrs of age, and removed to Saybrook, Conn. where in Oct. 1673, administration on his estate was given to son, John., we find "Jennings, Nicholas, Hartford, 1639, and Jennings, John, Hartforde, 1639. They were both in 1639, who were all prob. settlers in the town at that time.

We also find that John's gr. grandson was named Nicholas, Prob. after his brother Nicholas.

From "Original List of Passingers", 1600 to 1700, edited by Hotten, 1874, p. 141, we find:

"John Jennings, age 18, 1635. Passage

"Nicholas Jennings, age 22, 1634, Passage Francis of Ipswich.

American Family Antiquity by Albert Welles does not exactly correspond with the other authorities. II. Joseph Jennings. He does not have Ann bapt 12 Mar. 1703/4 m. 4 Nov. 1734, Joseph Hollingsworth (p. 160, see p. 334 Jocobus.)

JOSEPH JENNINGS, son of Joseph, d. 1768. Welles gives 7 children. He leaves out Benjamin who d. y and Abigail who d.y. and Abigail who d. y but adds a youngest child Sarah b. Fairfield ca. 1720 or later. He says Gershom was b. ca. 1707.

GERSHOM JENNINGS, of Fairfield, Conn., son of Joseph of same place, b there 1707 m. ca. 1730 to R. Sanford and had 7 children Ch. Daniel b. Fairfield ca. 1732, Gershom b. F. ca 1734; ?? b. f. ca 1738; Ruth b. F. ca. 1738; Eunice b. F. ca. 1740; Abigail b. F. ca 1742; Hanah b. Fairfield ca 1744. P. 566 of Jacobus Lists these same children but different dates as ch. of Gershom son of Daniel. Gershom bp. 1738 at Greenfield. d. 1809, m. (1) 1762 Rhoda Sanford, d. of Zechariah b. 1742/3 d. 1802. Welkes has this generation confused. It was Daniel b. abt. 1770; Greenfield d. 1845 who m. Phebe Gregory d. of Enoch who d. 1856 ae. 79.

DANIEL JENNINGS p. 181 Welles, "first child of Gershom, of Fiarfield, ch. of Joseph, of same place, ch. of Joseph, ch. of Joshua,"

was born Fairfield 1732 and had ten children, these are listed above, incl. Rhoda b. ca. 1767. p. 192. Welles had pix on p. 184 of the old Jennings house in Fairfield.

WILLIAM JENNINGS of Hebden Bridge, bapt. Kilnwick Parish in E. Riding Yorkshire 23 May 1577, by wife Agnes ____ had three sons, 2 daus. John was bapt at Kilnwick 28 Oct. 1602; Robert bp. K. 13 Dec. 1607; Ambrose b.k. ca. 1610, d. London 1667, bur. St. Martin's 17 Feb. 1667; Mary b. at K ca. 1615 d. London bur. St. Martin's 28 Dec. 1670; Agnes Jennings ca. 1618 buried St. Martin's 4 Mar. 1668.

JOHN JENNINGS, p. 146 of Kilnwick Parish, Yorks. bapt. 28 Oct 1602, rem. Birmingham where he d. May 31, 1662, and was buried at St. Martin's, will rp. 10 Mar. 1663. John in 1651 gave L 2 10s for poor of Birmingham and L20 on St. Thomas' Day; wife gave L 10 per annum to support a lecture. The warehouse of Jennings was formerly 26 High St. St. Bartholomew Chapel, Birmingham, built 1749, Had it's land given by John Jennings Esq. of Gopsall, Leicestershire.

This information came from the book, " Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", By Lillie Pauline White, Pg. 9.

"Jennings, Joshua. An early settler of Hartford; fined for a trivial offense, he left Hartford in 1650 and settled in Fairfield. Married at Hartford, Dec. 22, 1647, Mary Williams.

From correspondenc with some members of the Jennings families of Fairfield, Conn., giving incormation furnished by George P. Jennings and others, we find that they have the following tradition in all branches of their family: That their ancestor, Joshua Jennings, was born in England about 1620; came to America before 1640; that on Dec 22, 1647, in Hartford; that he came from England with two brothers, whose names they do not know; that one brother settled in some part of New England states, another in Va., N. J., or Long Island, while Joshua finally settled in Fairfield, Conn. We are also told that Joshua lived for sometime at Saybrook, Conn., (where Nicholas also lived and died) and that his son Joseph was born there between 1650 and 1660.

It would appear, then, that the senior JOHN JENNINGS of Hartford is the one who is first mention as being there in 1639; that he was doubtless "One of the Proprietors of Hartford, Conn."- whose home was on the brow of the hill, now Asylum Hill"... "contained by estimate 2 acres be it more or less." That he had sons Nicholas (eldest) of Saybrook, Conn., John of Southampton (having embarked from Lynn, Mass.), and Joshua of Fairfield, Conn., and that these were the three brothers of the traditions held by the Joshua Jennings families.

Further corroboration of these assumptions was furnished in THE TRAVELER, of April 12, 1912, L. I., Note 1060. M.H.C., (Metta Horton Cook); "John Jennings came from Suffolk Co9., Eng., in 1639 and settled in Lee, Mass. He resided in Hartford, Conn., in 1657 and was on the list of inhabitants at Southampton, L.I., the same year." And we find in the HISTORY OF LONG ISLAND by Benj. Thompson, in 1843, p 328: "Town of Southampton: Then names of the settlers who had arrived during the first twelve months. March 10, 1640. They embarked from Lynn, Mass., John Jennings, Benj. Haines," and others. (The name "Lee" of the "M.H.C." note above might have been misprinted for "Lynn, as Lee, Mass., is far away in the western part of the state among the Berkshire Hills while Lynn is on the coast--L.P.W.)

We may be in error in these assumptions and conclusions, altho they seem reasonable in the light of available records. We make no claim of absolute proof but give them for what they are worth. The reader is welcome to his own opinion on the subject.

This information comes from the research of Donna Jennings, 192 Lowell Avenue, Floral Park, New York 11001 phone # (516)-354-8218 *

Joshua Jennings (Josua Ginings or Gennings) was born in 1620, England and came to America between 1630-1640. No record of his birth or of his parentage has ever been found. Joshua merried Mary Williams in Hartford, Connecticut December 22, 1647. After Joshua was fined for a trivial offense, he left Hartford by ship in 1650 and settled in Fairfield Connecticut. He died there in 1675. He was a landowner and carpenter. It was noted that he was intelligent, industrious and maintained an excellent reputation.

*note: In 1798, a William Jennings of Arton Place, England died without a signed will. His estate amounted to an estimated 100 millian of dollars in pounds sterling. The many member Jennings family of Fairfield, CT formed an association that tried deligently to prove their first of line Joshua Jennings relationship to William. However, no record of Joshua's birth or of his parentage has ever been found. (same source as above)

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and MARY WILLIAMS are:

i. ELIZABETH3 JENNINGS, m. JOHN SMITH.

ii. JOHN JENNINGS, d. Bef 1697.

iii. MARY JENNINGS, m. DANIEL CURTIS.

iv. MICHAEL JENNINGS.

9. v. SAMUEL JENNINGS, d. 1734.

10. vi. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1648; d. 1716.

11. vii. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1650, Fairfield CT; d. 1727, Fairfield CT.

12. viii. MATTHEW JENNINGS, b. 1658, Fairfield CT; d. 1738.

13. ix. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. ABT 1673; d. July 10, 1746, Fairfield CT.

Generation No. 3

4. JOHANNAH3 JENNINGS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1645 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY, and died 1687 in Southampton, Long Island, NY. She married BENJAMIN HAINES , (HAYES) ABT 1661, son of JAMES HAINES and MARY KNIGHT.

Children of JOHANNAH JENNINGS and BENJAMIN HAINES are:

i. JAMES4 HAYES, b. ABT 1673; d. October 13, 1752; m. (1) TEMPERANCE (MNU) HAYES; m. (2) SARAH NOYES, November 21, 1690.

ii. SARAH HAYES, b. ABT 1668; m. BARNABAS HORTON, ABT 1686.

iii. BENJAMIN HAYES, b. ABT 1669; m. LYDIA JAGGER, ABT 1714.

iv. SAMUEL HAYES, b. ABT 1671.

v. HANNAH HAYES, b. ABT 1675.

vi. LYDIA HAYES, b. ABT 1678; m. HENRY HARRIS.

5. JOHN3 JENNINGS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1648.

Notes

This information came from the book, " Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", By Lillie Pauline White.

He was of age in 1685 according to his father's will.

John was married and had seven sons. Whom and when these sons married is not known, nor exactly where or when they landed in our country, but there is a tradition that the seven sons of John Jennings left Eastern Connecticut or Long Island in 1726 on the "Old Caledonia". The ship was wrecked off the coast of New Jersey and the party became scattered. The sons, Zebulon, Jacob, and Benjamin, reached New Jersey; Joseph, Jonathan, and John reached Long Island; while David has been missing ever since.

John bought land from John Oldfields in 1662

Children of JOHN JENNINGS are:

i. ZEBULON4 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1696.

ii. JACOB JENNINGS, b. ABT 1698.

iii. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. ABT 1700.

iv. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1702.

v. JONATHAN JENNINGS, b. ABT 1704.

vi. JOHN JENNINGS, b. ABT 1706.

vii. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT 1708.

6. WILLIAM3 JENNINGS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1652 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY, and died ABT 1745. He married MARY (MNU) JENNINGS.

Notes

This information came from the book, " Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", By Lillie Pauline White

Not of age in 1685 according to his father's will.

Was a Lieut;

d. between May 6, 1745-Aug. 27, 1746, when the will was proved;

m. Mary .......

NOTE; A copy of the Will of William Jennings can be found in the book mentioned above.

Children of WILLIAM JENNINGS and MARY JENNINGS are:

14. i. JOHN4 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1665; d. 1759.

ii. MARY JENNINGS.

15. iii. WILLIAM JENNINGS.

iv. SYLVANUS JENNINGS.

v. THOMAS JENNINGS, b. 1701; d. Bef October 15, 1768; m. SIBYL (MNU) JENNINGS.

7. ANN3 JENNINGS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1653, and died 1692. She married (1) (FNU) BRIGGS. She married (2) WILLIAM JAYNE I June 10, 1675 in New Hav. Co. CT, son of HENRY JAYNE.

Children of ANN JENNINGS and WILLIAM JAYNE are:

i. ANNA4 JAYNE, b. 1676, Suffolk Co., NY; m. DANIEL BREWSTER, ABT 1693.

ii. WILLIAM JAYNE II, b. June 4, 1678, East Riding, NY; d. October 1756, Suffolk Co., NY; m. (1) ELIZABETH STERLING; m. (2) ELIZABETH WOODHULL, December 10, 1710, Suffolk Co., NY.

iii. JOHN J. JAYNE, b. July 23, 1680; d. May 11, 1729; m. SARAH WOODHULL.

iv. ELIZABETH B. JAYNE, b. 1682; m. GEORGE DAVIS.

v. JAMES JAYNE, b. 1683; d. 1781, South Haven, L.I., NY; m. (1) DEBORAH (MNU) JAYNE; m. (2) BETSY ACKERLY , (ACKERLEY).

vi. MATTHIAS JAYNE, b. 1686; d. 1785; m. TEMPERANCE HELME.

vii. SAMUEL JAYNE, b. 1690, Suffolk Co., NY; d. 1765, Orange Co., NY; m. DINAH TOOKER.

8. SAMUEL3 JENNINGS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1664, and died 1760. He married SARAH BURNETT.

Notes

Youngest son of John and Ann Jennings. His will was proved July 8, 1760.

A copy of his will can be found in the book, "Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", by Lillie Pauline White.

Children of SAMUEL JENNINGS and SARAH BURNETT are:

i. JAMES4 JENNINGS.

16. ii. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. 1715; d. 1782.

17. iii. JESSE JENNINGS, d. Bef December 2, 1772.

9. SAMUEL3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) died 1734. He married (1) MARY COUCH, daughter of SIMON COUCH. He married (2) SARAH GRUMMAN 1691.

Children of SAMUEL JENNINGS and SARAH GRUMMAN are:

18. i. MICHAEL4 JENNINGS, b. December 3, 1693; d. 1727.

ii. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. Bef March 1695/96.

iii. PATIENCE JENNINGS, b. Bef September 25, 1698.

19. iv. SARAH JENNINGS, b. February 9, 1698/99.

20. v. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. March 16, 1702/03; d. 1741.

vi. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. December 13, 1704; m. ELNATHAN LYON.

vii. DOROTHY JENNINGS, b. Bef September 14, 1707.

viii. DOROTHY JENNINGS, b. November 11, 1709.

21. ix. NATHAN JENNINGS, b. March 13, 1710/11; d. May 12, 1757, Fairfield CT.

x. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. Bef September 20, 1713.

10. JOSHUA3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1648, and died 1716. He married HANNAH LYON, daughter of RICHARD LYON.

Notes

He receipted to "mother Lyon" for his wife's portion, 8/17/1688

Joshua, Sr., was bapt. at Fairfield Cong. Church, June 1, 1712.

Adm'n on his estate was granted, July 31, 1716, to widow Hannah and son Joshua. Distribution Feb 13, 1718 to Joshua and Moses Jennings, daus. Mary Burr and Hannah Sturges, Abigail Jennings, and widow Mary Jennings (the last obviously by mistake for Hannah). Abigail chose her brother Joshua guardian; he refused, and she chose her brother-in-law Peter Strurges. Moses chose his brother Joshua gardian.

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and HANNAH LYON are:

22. i. JOSHUA4 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1686; d. January 2, 1745/46, at Westport.

ii. MARY JENNINGS, b. ABT 1690; d. October 11, 1748, At Westport; m. DANIEL BURR.

23. iii. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1692; d. August 6, 1771, g.s. Fairfield.

iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. February 16, 1698/99; d. July 14, 1765, g.s. Westport; m. SIMON COUCH, May 18, 1721.

v. MOSES JENNINGS, b. Bef December 26, 1714; d. 1727.

11. JOSEPH3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1650 in Fairfield CT, and died 1727 in Fairfield CT. He married ABIGAIL TURNEY, daughter of ROBERT TURNEY and ELIZABETH HOLLY.

Notes

Baptised at Fairfield Church, May 14, 1699.

Joseph Jennings, Adm. on his estate was granted Aug. 1, 1727 to Abigail and Ebenezer Jennings. Joseph conveyed Nov. 9, 1721 to son Joseph, two acres that "was his grandfather Turnies", reserving life use to my wife Abigail, and referring to bro. Matthew Jennings.

Hartford, CT Probate Records, Vol. II

Ginning (Jennings) Joseph. Cort Record, Page 166 - 5 December, 1661: From this present date Joseph Gennings is by this Court set an Apprentice to Richard Treat sen. for 10 years; then the Boy is to be paid L10 and well apparrelled.

With all his brothers but one, the heir, was left twenty shillings, in his father's will.

Children of JOSEPH JENNINGS and ABIGAIL TURNEY are:

24. i. JOSEPH4 JENNINGS, b. 1680; d. 1768.

25. ii. JOHN JENNINGS, b. 1690, Fairfield CT; d. 1762, Fairfield CT.

iii. EBENEZER JENNINGS, b. 1692; d. April 9, 1768; m. REBECCA SILLIMAN.

iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. Bef 1694.

v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef August 1697; m. JOSEPH SQUIRE, November 19, 1718, Fairfield CT.

vi. MARTHA JENNINGS, b. Bef August 1700.

vii. ANN JENNINGS, b. Bef March 12, 1702/03; m. JOSEPH HOLLINGWORTH, November 4, 1734.

12. MATTHEW3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1658 in Fairfield CT, and died 1738. He married (1) HANNAH JACKSON, daughter of SAMUEL JACKSON. He married (2) MARY (MNU) JENNINGS September 5, 1697 in Fairfield Church.

Notes

MATTHEW JENNINGS, son of Joshua. Married Mary ___, who renewed Covenant at Fairfield Church 5 Sept. 1697. Married Hannah, widow of Nathaniel Lyon, and dau. of Samuel Jackson. Will 20 Dec. 1737, proved 8 May 1738: wife Hannah; dau. Hannah; son Daniel, Jeremiah, Ruth Bulkley, Mary Ogden, Rebecca Middlebrook, Hannah Jennings. Children (by first wife) bapt. at Fairfield: Matthew b. in 1695, bapt. 5, Sept. 1697, d. y. Elizabeth...DANIEL b. in 1700, bapt. 7 Apr. 1700 d. abt. 1778, m. Hannah Hedrick." Etc. (Jacobus p. 335, V1, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield Conn.)

*NOTE: This information comes from the research of Donna Jennings, 192 Lowell Avenue, Floral Park, New York 11001 phone # (516)-354-8218

Her research states Matthew m. Hannah Wheeler and had seven children.

Child of MATTHEW JENNINGS and HANNAH JACKSON is:

i. HANNAH4 JENNINGS, b. Bef July 10, 1720; d. January 28, 1796, Stratfield; m. JOHN KNAPP, June 29, 1738.

Children of MATTHEW JENNINGS and MARY JENNINGS are:

ii. MATTHEW4 JENNINGS, b. 1695.

iii. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. 1697.

26. iv. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. 1700; d. ABT 1778.

27. v. JEREMIAH JENNINGS, b. 1703; d. April 23, 1779.

vi. MARY JENNINGS, b. 1705.

vii. RUTH JENNINGS, b. Bef October 11, 1708; d. ABT 1787; m. (1) JOSEPH BULKLEY; m. (2) SETH SAMUEL BURR, March 14, 1754.

viii. MARY JENNINGS, b. ABT 1710; d. May 31, 1768, at Greenfield; m. JOHN OGDEN, January 1, 1729/30.

ix. SARAH JENNINGS.

28. x. REBECCA JENNINGS, b. 1718, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT.

13. ISAAC3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1673, and died July 10, 1746 in Fairfield CT. He married (1) MARY GRAY, daughter of JACOB GRAY. He married (2) ABIGAIL MOREHOUSE, daughter of SAMUEL MOREHOUSE.

Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and MARY GRAY are:

29. i. ISAAC4 JENNINGS, b. July 11, 1702; d. March 16, 1760, Fairfield CT.

ii. MARY JENNINGS, b. July 4, 1705; m. JOHN SMITH.

30. iii. JOHN JENNINGS, b. March 24, 1706/07; d. May 12, 1799, Greenfield CT.

iv. JOSIAH JENNINGS, b. April 1, 1711.

v. DAVID JENNINGS, b. September 6, 1714.

Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and ABIGAIL MOREHOUSE are:

vi. ABIGAIL4 JENNINGS, b. Bef September 14, 1729.

vii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef May 14, 1732; m. SAMUEL BOSTWICK, March 1756.

Generation No. 4

14. JOHN4 JENNINGS (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1665, and died 1759. He married ELIZABETH (MNU) JENNINGS.

Notes

A copy of John Jennings' will can be found in the book, "Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", by Lillie Pauline White

Children of JOHN JENNINGS and ELIZABETH JENNINGS are:

i. JOHN5 JENNINGS.

ii. ZEBULON JENNINGS.

iii. ANNE JENNINGS, m. (FNU) BROWN.

iv. SARAH JENNINGS, m. (FNU) BROWN.

v. NAOMI JENNINGS, m. (FNU) RUGG.

vi. ELIZABETH JENNINGS.

vii. PHEBE JENNINGS.

viii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS.

ix. STEPHEN JENNINGS.

15. WILLIAM4 JENNINGS (WILLIAM3, JOHN2, JOHN1).

Notes

Information from the book, "Jennings, Davidsons and Allied Families", by Lillie Pauline White.

William Jennings son of Lieut. Wm., married in Long Island but during or soon after the Battle of Long Island, Aug. 27, 1776, he left there and moved to Connecticut or parts unknown. As nothing more has been heard of him, we will be compelled to leave to future generations the discovery of his last place of abode.

Children of WILLIAM JENNINGS are:

i. SYLVANUS5 JENNINGS.

ii. ELIAS JENNINGS, b. ABT 1743; m. DOROTHY PURPLE.

iii. ISRAEL JENNINGS, b. 1745; d. 1830; m. CHARITY FREEMAN.

16. SAMUEL4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1715, and died 1782. He married RACHEL REEVES.

Notes

In the book, "Jennings, Davidsons and Allied Families", by Lillie Pauline White, there is a copy of his will.

Second son of Samuel and his wife, Sarah Burnett

Children of SAMUEL JENNINGS and RACHEL REEVES are:

i. SAMUEL5 JENNINGS, b. 1717; d. January 15, 1827; m. MARY (MNU) JENNINGS.

ii. JAMES JENNINGS, b. 1748; d. April 3, 1822; m. SARAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

iii. JOSHUA JENNINGS.

iv. CELEB JENNINGS, m. SARAH LANE WILLIAMS.

v. SILAS JENNINGS.

vi. ANNANIAS JENNINGS.

vii. PHOEBE JENNINGS.

17. JESSE4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Bef December 2, 1772. He married SARAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

Children of JESSE JENNINGS and SARAH JENNINGS are:

i. LEMUEL5 JENNINGS.

ii. DANIEL JENNINGS.

iii. JASPER JENNINGS.

iv. SIMEON JENNINGS, d. January 19, 1798.

v. SARAH JENNINGS.

18. MICHAEL4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born December 3, 1693, and died 1727. He married ELIZABETH JACKSON 1717, daughter of MOSES JACKSON.

Children of MICHAEL JENNINGS and ELIZABETH JACKSON are:

i. HANNAH5 JENNINGS, b. December 13, 1717; d. August 24, 1783, Milford; m. SAMUEL PECK, August 18, 1735.

ii. OBEDIENCE JENNINGS, b. Bef August 28, 1720; d. December 15, 1812, Southbury; m. EBENEZER HINMAN, June 4, 1739.

iii. BEULAH JENNINGS, m. SAMUEL TREAT, October 26, 1743.

iv. ABIAH JENNINGS, m. JOHN CLARK.

19. SARAH4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born February 9, 1698/99. She married DANIEL LYON August 7, 1718.

Child of SARAH JENNINGS and DANIEL LYON is:

i. RUTH5 LYON.

20. SAMUEL4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born March 16, 1702/03, and died 1741. He married JOHANNA RISDEN October 2, 1728 in Fairfield Chuch, Fairfield CT.

Notes

Died in 1741 in expedition against Spanish dominions.

Children of SAMUEL JENNINGS and JOHANNA RISDEN are:

i. MARY5 JENNINGS, b. Bef November 30, 1729.

ii. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. Bef July 23, 1732.

iii. SARAH JENNINGS, m. JAMES PETERS.

iv. CHARITY JENNINGS, m. JOHN CLUGSTON, November 20, 1764.

21. NATHAN4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born March 13, 1710/11, and died May 12, 1757 in Fairfield CT. He married (1) ANN ADAMS, daughter of DAVID ADAMS. He married (2) ABIGAIL KNAPP, daughter of DANIEL KNAPP.

Child of NATHAN JENNINGS and ANN ADAMS is:

31. i. DAVID5 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1737; d. August 11, 1806, Fairfield CT.

Children of NATHAN JENNINGS and ABIGAIL KNAPP are:

ii. ANN5 JENNINGS, m. ALEXANDER HAMILTON.

iii. SARAH JENNINGS, m. NATHAN-PEET JACKSON.

iv. JABEZ JENNINGS, d. March 20, 1773.

v. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. Bef 1748; d. ABT 1788; m. JEMIMA (MNU) JENNINGS.

32. vi. NATHANIEL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1752; d. ABT June 23, 1819.

33. vii. JAMES JENNINGS.

viii. ELIPHALET JENNINGS, b. ABT 1754; d. August 22, 1839, Stratford CT; m. SARAH ROSS.

ix. NATHAN JENNINGS, m. MARY (MNU) JENNINGS.

22. JOSHUA4 JENNINGS (JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1686, and died January 2, 1745/46 in at Westport. He married (1) SARAH BULKLEY ABT 1719, daughter of JOSEPH BULKLEY. He married (2) REBECCA CLAPHAM February 3, 1724/25 in Christ Church, Stratford, CT.

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and REBECCA CLAPHAM are:

34. i. JOSHUA5 JENNINGS , JR, b. ABT 1727; d. February 1, 1818, Westport CT.

ii. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT May 1735; d. March 9, 1735/36.

23. HANNAH4 JENNINGS (JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1692, and died August 6, 1771 in g.s. Fairfield. She married PETER STURGES.

Child of HANNAH JENNINGS and PETER STURGES is:

i. SAMUAL5 STURGES.

24. JOSEPH4 JENNINGS (JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1680, and died 1768. He married ABIGAIL GRUMMAN January 20, 1708/09, daughter of JOHN GRUMMAN.

Notes

Taken from Jacobus

Joseph Jennings, no record of birth, d. in 1768 will 9 May 1768, proved 2 Aug. 1768; wife Abigail; son Andrew, my homestead; sons Gersham, Stephen, Joseph, Benjamin, Andrew; dau. Abigail; sons Stephen and Andrew, Exec'rs. He m. 20 Jan. 1709 Abigail Grumman, dau. of John, b. 1 Aug. 1685. (p. 532, History and Genalogy of the Families of Old Fairfield,, D. L. Jacubus.)

From research of Francis A Dean

Joseph Jennings, s. of Joseph, d. 1768. "American Family Antiquity" by Albert Welles gives 7 children. He leaves out Benjamin who d.y. and Abigail who d.y. but adds a youngest child Sarah b. Fairfield ca. 1720 or later. He says Gershom was b. ca. 1707

Children of JOSEPH JENNINGS and ABIGAIL GRUMMAN are:

i. GERSHOM5 JENNINGS, b. January 16, 1709/10; d. 1788.

ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. January 18, 1711/12; d. August 7, 1721.

35. iii. STEPHEN JENNINGS, b. February 11, 1713/14; d. 1785, Fairfield CT.

36. iv. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. July 11, 1716; d. August 5, 1780, Sharon, CT.

v. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. July 20, 1719; d. August 6, 1720.

vi. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. September 22, 1721; d. December 5, 1809, Fairfield CT.

37. vii. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. November 7, 1723.

38. viii. ANDREW JENNINGS, b. March 17, 1728/29; d. 1777.

25. JOHN4 JENNINGS (JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1690 in Fairfield CT, and died 1762 in Fairfield CT. He married SARAH FANTON, daughter of JONATHAN FANTON and SARAH HIDE.

Notes

According to the notes of Sidney Davis Jennings that George J. Jennings possessed and was copied and circulated by Edith Alden, John Jennings only had eight children: John, Zachariah, Nohemiah, Hezekiah, Ephrian, Sarah, and Anna

Children of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH FANTON are:

39. i. JOHN5 JENNINGS, b. May 12, 1717; d. March 9, 1796, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY.

ii. NOHEMIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef July 20, 1718; m. PATIENCE JACKSON, September 11, 1752.

40. iii. ZACHARIAH JENNINGS, b. January 22, 1719/20, Hartford, Saybrook or Fairfield CT; d. Aft 1753, Fairfield CT.

iv. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef June 16, 1723; m. JOSEPH WILDMAN.

41. v. ANN JENNINGS, b. Bef August 1, 1725.

vi. HESTER JENNINGS, b. Bef July 16, 1727.

42. vii. NEHEMIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef August 3, 1729.

viii. EPHRAIM JENNINGS, b. Bef September 26, 1731; d. April 9, 1781.

43. ix. HEZEKIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef October 7, 1733; d. March 20, 1789.

44. x. ABEL JENNINGS, b. Bef December 14, 1735.

26. DANIEL4 JENNINGS (MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1700, and died ABT 1778. He married HANNAH HENDRICK, daughter of HENRY HENDRICK and ELIZABETH BENNETT.

Notes

DANIEL JENNINGS, son of Matthew, Born in 1700, d. abt. 1778; m. Hannah Hedrick, dau. of Henry, 2d. bapt. 26 Apr. 1702. Inv. 19 Oct. 1778. Children bapt. at Fairfield...30. Gershom, bapt. 12 Nov. 1738. "Jacobus p. 536, V. II."

Children of DANIEL JENNINGS and HANNAH HENDRICK are:

i. ELIZABETH5 JENNINGS, b. Bef February 24, 1734/35; m. REUBEN WHITEHEAD, May 10, 1764, Greenfield CT.

45. ii. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. Bef March 7, 1734/35; d. ABT 1787.

46. iii. MATTHEW JENNINGS, b. ABT 1731; d. May 27, 1797, Fairfield CT.

iv. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. Bef April 6, 1735; d. ABT 1755.

47. v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef April 6, 1735; d. Bef 1779.

48. vi. GERSHOM JENNINGS, b. Bef November 12, 1738; d. January 9, 1809, Greenfield CT.

27. JEREMIAH4 JENNINGS (MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1703, and died April 23, 1779. He married ELIZABETH COLEY December 15, 1726.

Children of JEREMIAH JENNINGS and ELIZABETH COLEY are:

i. ELIZABETH5 JENNINGS, b. October 15, 1727; m. EBENEZER MEEKER , JR, January 30, 1754.

ii. MARY JENNINGS, b. August 21, 1730; m. DAVID WAKEMAN, February 17, 1754.

iii. HEZEKIAH JENNINGS, b. October 1, 1733; d. March 20, 1789.

iv. RUTH JENNINGS, b. November 13, 1735; m. NATHAN BURR.

v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. July 26, 1738; m. JESSE FOWLER , (FOSTER?).

49. vi. JEREMIAH JENNINGS, b. September 14, 1740; d. October 3, 1828, Fairfield CT.

50. vii. PETER JENNINGS, b. June 12, 1743.

viii. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. May 20, 1745.

ix. ELLEN JENNINGS, b. Bef November 22, 1747.

28. REBECCA4 JENNINGS (MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1718 in Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT. She married JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK June 2, 1734, son of JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK and MARTHA SQUIERS.

Children of REBECCA JENNINGS and JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK are:

i. ELIZABETH5 MIDDLEBROOK, b. January 18, 1734/35, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. JACOB WHITE, May 5, 1754.

ii. ELLEN MIDDLEBROOK, b. March 1, 1737/38, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; d. March 27, 1813; m. REUBEN OSBORN, April 22, 1764.

iii. REBECCA MIDDLEBROOK, b. October 22, 1740, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. DAVID PRICE, June 4, 1761.

51. iv. SYLVANUS MIDDLEBROOK, b. September 13, 1743, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT.

v. OLIVER MIDDLEBROOK, b. October 19, 1746, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. MARY BRADLEY, January 14, 1798.

vi. SALOME MIDDLEBROOK, b. September 27, 1752, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. EBENEZER BARLOW, November 29, 1769.

29. ISAAC4 JENNINGS (ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born July 11, 1702, and died March 16, 1760 in Fairfield CT. He married PHEBE STAPLES June 1, 1731, daughter of JOHN STAPLES.

Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and PHEBE STAPLES are:

52. i. SETH5 JENNINGS, b. December 20, 1731; d. May 5, 1757.

53. ii. MOSES JENNINGS, b. August 19, 1733; d. March 6, 1813.

iii. LEVI JENNINGS, b. October 27, 1735; d. March 7, 1811; m. (1) BETHIA TUCKER, September 13, 1756, Boston; m. (2) MARY HILL, August 4, 1773, Boston.

54. iv. LUCRETIA JENNINGS, b. October 8, 1737.

v. JACOB JENNINGS, b. December 5, 1739.

55. vi. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. May 18, 1743, Fairfield CT; d. January 6, 1819, Fairfield CT.

vii. AUGUSTUS JENNINGS, b. July 4, 1745; d. July 5, 1745.

viii. AUGUSTUS JENNINGS, b. February 26, 1747/48; d. April 4, 1772.

30. JOHN4 JENNINGS (ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born March 24, 1706/07, and died May 12, 1799 in Greenfield CT. He married SARAH WINTON January 20, 1730/31, daughter of JOHN WINTON.

Children of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH WINTON are:

56. i. THADDEUS5 JENNINGS, b. August 31, 1732; d. 1811, Weston.

ii. AARON JENNINGS, b. September 8, 1734; d. November 26, 1790.

iii. SUSAN JENNINGS, b. March 28, 1741; d. October 13, 1809.

iv. MARY JENNINGS, b. December 11, 1743; d. July 16, 1819, Redding; m. WILLIAM HERON, March 8, 1767.

v. DAVID JENNINGS, b. June 27, 1746; d. May 15, 1782.

vi. JOSIAH JENNINGS, b. September 15, 1748; d. March 21, 1808.

vii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. April 14, 1751; m. PETER WAKEMAN, February 26, 1775.

57. viii. JOEL JENNINGS, b. July 13, 1753; d. April 14, 1822.

Generation No. 5

31. DAVID5 JENNINGS (NATHAN4, SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1737, and died August 11, 1806 in Fairfield CT. He married MARY STAPLES May 19, 1765 in Easton.

Notes

Conveyed in 1759, land distributed to heirs of Anna, dec'd daughter of David Adams dec'd.

Children of DAVID JENNINGS and MARY STAPLES are:

i. NATHAN6 JENNINGS, d. 1823, Fairfield CT.

58. ii. LEVI JENNINGS, b. ABT 1769; d. March 7, 1811, Fairfield CT.

iii. ANNA JENNINGS, b. August 5, 1771; d. October 29, 1844, Stratfield CT; m. DANIEL WILSON , JR, August 22, 1792.

iv. JAMES JENNINGS.

32. NATHANIEL5 JENNINGS (NATHAN4, SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1752, and died ABT June 23, 1819. He married (1) JEMIMA BARLOW, daughter of NEHEMIAH BARLOW and ANN JENNINGS. He married (2) EUNICE (MNU) JENNINGS.

Notes

Died age 67, buried June 23, 1819, according to Trinity Church records.

A Nathaniel Jennings died Oct. 1823 (Wheeler Journal).

Zalmon and Jabez, sons of Nathaniel Jennings, were called grandchildren in will of Nehemiah Barlow, 1787.

Est. of Jemima Jennings was ordered distributed, Aug. 31, 1789, to Zalmon and Jabez. Zalmon chose Nathaniel Jennings for guardian, Jan 16, 1786: Jabez chose Ebenezer Burr, third, Dec 3, 1787.

Children of NATHANIEL JENNINGS and JEMIMA BARLOW are:

i. ZALMON6 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1771.

ii. JABEZ JENNINGS, b. ABT 1773.

Children of NATHANIEL JENNINGS and EUNICE JENNINGS are:

iii. ISAIAH6 JENNINGS, b. December 13, 1782; d. July 2, 1863, Fairfield CT; m. HANNAH BURR, May 6, 1804, Fairfield CT.

iv. JAMES EDWARD JENNINGS, b. Bef October 22, 1786.

v. NATHANIEL KNAP JENNINGS, b. Bef May 12, 1790.

vi. ALPHA JACKSON JENNINGS, b. Bef May 12, 1790.

vii. RANSON JENNINGS, b. Bef August 26, 1792.

viii. JABEZ HUBBELL JENNINGS, b. Bef December 16, 1795.

ix. LEGRAND JENNINGS, b. Bef December 15, 1798.

x. LYMAN JENNINGS, b. Bef August 7, 1799.

xi. TRUMAN JENNINGS, b. Bef August 30, 1801.

xii. SALLY ANN JENNINGS, b. Bef August 8, 1804.

xiii. JOHN DIVINE JENNINGS, b. Bef May 9, 1806.

33. JAMES5 JENNINGS (NATHAN4, SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1). He married ELIZABETH (MNU) JENNINGS.

Notes

Said to have died on a Continental man -of-war during the Revolution.

Child of JAMES JENNINGS and ELIZABETH JENNINGS is:

i. BETSEY6 JENNINGS, b. Bef July 30, 1777; d. May 8, 1859; m. AARON HUBBELL, January 30, 1799.

34. JOSHUA5 JENNINGS , JR (JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1727, and died February 1, 1818 in Westport CT. He married ESTER BURR December 24, 1754, daughter of PETER BURR.

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and ESTER BURR are:

59. i. DAVID6 JENNINGS, b. October 9, 1755; d. February 12, 1831, Westport CT.

ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. January 1, 1757; d. April 30, 1823; m. JOHN HIDE, April 1776, Westport CT.

iii. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1758; d. July 22, 1758.

60. iv. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1759; d. February 13, 1830.

61. v. AARON JENNINGS, b. January 11, 1762; d. January 26, 1839, Westport CT.

vi. PETER JENNINGS, b. September 9, 1764; d. May 5, 1841, Westport CT; m. SARAH WAKEMAN, July 1, 1792.

vii. ESTER JENNINGS, b. ABT 1766; d. April 12, 1816, Westport CT; m. ELIPHALET THORP.

viii. BURR JENNINGS, b. ABT 1768; d. June 19, 1845, Westport CT; m. MERCY MOREHOUSE, December 7, 1791.

ix. ELEANOR JENNINGS, b. April 30, 1776; d. March 25, 1861, Westport CT; m. BANKS WAKEMAN, November 20, 1796.

35. STEPHEN5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born February 11, 1713/14, and died 1785 in Fairfield CT. He married HANNAH STURGIS August 20, 1741, daughter of PETER STURGIS.

Notes

Stephen was a Captain and had children

Children of STEPHEN JENNINGS and HANNAH STURGIS are:

62. i. DAVID6 JENNINGS, b. June 7, 1742; d. June 3, 1794, Fairfield CT.

ii. WILLIAM JENNINGS, b. October 4, 1744; d. July 22, 1777.

iii. SUSANNA JENNINGS, b. September 30, 1746; d. 1833; m. JABEZ PERRY, November 4, 1782.

iv. STEPHEN JENNINGS, b. September 21, 1750; d. July 20, 1753.

v. STEPHEN JENNINGS, b. January 27, 1755; d. March 18, 1772.

36. JOSEPH5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born July 11, 1716, and died August 5, 1780 in Sharon, CT. He married ELIZABETH RUMSEY August 30, 1744, daughter of ROBERT RUMSEY.

Notes

Joseph Jennings of Sharon and his sister, Abigail Jennings of Fairfield conveyed Fairfield land in 1774.

Children of JOSEPH JENNINGS and ELIZABETH RUMSEY are:

i. JUSTIN6 JENNINGS, b. June 11, 1745.

ii. REUBEN JENNINGS, b. August 20, 1746.

iii. JABEZ JENNINGS, b. July 19, 1748; d. January 1777.

iv. CHARLES JENNINGS, b. January 23, 1749/50; d. 1791, Sharon, CT; m. PHEBE (MNU) JENNINGS.

v. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. October 9, 1751; m. JOSIAH LYON, March 1, 1768, Greenfield CT.

vi. ELLEN JENNINGS, b. August 29, 1753; d. December 22, 1784, Sharon, CT.

vii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. January 19, 1757.

viii. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. Bef July 9, 1758; m. FAITH (MNU) JENNINGS.

37. BENJAMIN5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born November 7, 1723. He married ANN RUMSEY, daughter of ROBERT RUMSEY.

Children of BENJAMIN JENNINGS and ANN RUMSEY are:

i. ANN6 JENNINGS, b. Bef October 15, 1749.

ii. ESTHER JENNINGS, b. Bef March 31, 1751; m. ROBERT SCUDDER.

iii. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. Bef November 5, 1752.

63. iv. EDMUND JENNINGS, b. November 17, 1754; d. January 2, 1837, Easton.

v. JOSIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef October 31, 1756.

vi. ELIPHALET JENNINGS, b. November 27, 1759; d. December 1820.

vii. ANAH JENNINGS, b. August 1763; m. NATHAN BULKLEY.

38. ANDREW5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born March 17, 1728/29, and died 1777. He married ABIGAIL SMEDLEY August 17, 1768, daughter of JAMES SMEDLEY.

Child of ANDREW JENNINGS and ABIGAIL SMEDLEY is:

i. SARAH6 JENNINGS, b. Bef January 23, 1777.

39. JOHN5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born May 12, 1717, and died March 9, 1796 in Patterson, Putnam Co, NY. He married SARAH JENNINGS January 30, 1745/46 in Fairfield Church, daughter of DANIEL JENNINGS and HANNAH HENDRICK.

Children of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH JENNINGS are:

64. i. EZRA6 JENNINGS, b. March 29, 1747; d. April 22, 1802, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY.

ii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. February 15, 1748/49.

40. ZACHARIAH5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born January 22, 1719/20 in Hartford, Saybrook or Fairfield CT, and died Aft 1753 in Fairfield CT. He married SARAH MOREHOUSE June 1743 in Fairfield CT, daughter of ABRAHAM MOREHOUSE and ELIZABETH PATTERSON.

Notes

Zachariah 1st lived in Connecticut. Of his children, the ones who came to New York State about the time of the Revolution, were Edmund, Justus and Seth. They settled in the "District of Ballston", Saratoga Co. in Rev. Eliphalit Ballo Congregation.

Also three of Zachariah 2nd sons located in Ballston at about the same time. They were - Nathaniel, Israil and Cornelius. (At the same time a large number of the Jennings family started for the Northwest territory - Ohio and Indiana - one of them was Jonathan Jennings. He became the first Gov. of Indiana, after William H Harrison the war governor, and was, also, the first representative in Congress, at Washington DC).

A William J Jennings is in the list of Volunteers from Ballston Spa, for the war of the Rebellions.

Justus, 1820, applied for government pension. He enlisted at Fairfield, Conn in 1778. Served on the Conn line, and in 1778 was at the city of Philadelphia. Was at White Plains, Frenton, Princeton and Monmouth. In 1820 had a wife and five children, but no real (estate) property as he had sold his small farm, and lost purchase money by the purchase failing.

Children of ZACHARIAH JENNINGS and SARAH MOREHOUSE are:

65. i. ZACHARIAH6 JENNINGS , JR, b. March 25, 1745, Fairfield CT; d. Bef March 11, 1816, Weston, Fairfield CT.

ii. CATHERINE JENNINGS, b. 1747, Fairfield CT; m. SAMUEL HENDRIX.

66. iii. ABRAHAM JENNINGS, b. 1750, Fairfield CT; d. February 7, 1838, Weston.

iv. WILLIAM JENNINGS, b. 1752, Fairfield CT.

67. v. EDMUND JENNINGS, b. 1754, Fairfield, Fairfield CT; d. March 28, 1833, Hop City, Saratoga, NY bar Hubbell Cem Balston.

68. vi. JUSTUS JENNINGS, b. August 31, 1755, Fairfield CT; d. April 19, 1844, Milton NY bur West Milton Cem..

vii. ISBON JENNINGS, b. 1757, Fairfield CT.

69. viii. SETH JENNINGS, b. 1761, Fairfield CT; d. September 1, 1820, prob. Ballston Spa, NY.

ix. ESTER JENNINGS, b. 1765, Fairfield CT; m. PETER BURR , JR.

41. ANN5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef August 1, 1725. She married NEHEMIAH BARLOW.

Children of ANN JENNINGS and NEHEMIAH BARLOW are:

70. i. ESTHER6 BARLOW, b. 1764; d. June 13, 1826.

71. ii. JEMIMA BARLOW, b. September 25, 1752; d. Bef 1787.

42. NEHEMIAH5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef August 3, 1729. He married (1) ELIZABETH SEELEY, daughter of NATHANIEL SEELEY. He married (2) PATIENCE JACKSON September 11, 1751 in Greenfield CT, daughter of GABRIEL JACKSON.

Children of NEHEMIAH JENNINGS and ELIZABETH SEELEY are:

i. PATIENCE6 JENNINGS.

ii. REBECCA JENNINGS.

iii. SARAH JENNINGS.

iv. STEPHEN JENNINGS.

v. EUNICE JENNINGS.

vi. ELIZABETH JENNINGS.

vii. ANNA JENNINGS.

viii. NEHEMIAH JENNINGS.

Children of NEHEMIAH JENNINGS and PATIENCE JACKSON are:

ix. EUNICE6 JENNINGS, b. April 20, 1753.

x. MARY JENNINGS, b. November 25, 1754; d. April 29, 1813, Easton; m. DANIEL HOLMES, December 29, 1783.

xi. JOHN JENNINGS, b. January 12, 1757.

43. HEZEKIAH5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef October 7, 1733, and died March 20, 1789. He married (1) NAOMI SANFORD March 30, 1752 in Greenfield CT, daughter of EZEKIEI SANFORD. He married (2) HANNAH HOYT November 27, 1795.

Notes

Had a son go over to the enemy (Fairfield Town Rec. May 18, 1781). Name of which one not mentioned.

Children of HEZEKIAH JENNINGS and NAOMI SANFORD are:

i. EBENEZER6 JENNINGS, m. SARAH BENNETT, March 1772.

ii. SAMUEL JENNINGS, m. SARAH CORBIN, February 3, 1793, Danbury.

iii. HEZEKIAH JENNINGS.

iv. EZEKIEL JENNINGS, m. SARAH TAYLOR.

v. PETER JENNINGS, d. ABT January 10, 1827.

44. ABEL5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef December 14, 1735. He married SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH August 16, 1758, daughter of JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH.

Children of ABEL JENNINGS and SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH are:

i. ROBERT6 JENNINGS, b. April 5, 1759; d. ABT May 19, 1801; m. ABIGAIL BARLOW, May 4, 1788.

ii. NOAH JENNINGS, b. March 30, 1760.

iii. RUTH JENNINGS, b. July 5, 1761.

72. iv. ABIJAH JENNINGS, b. October 7, 1762; d. March 21, 1814, Fairfield CT.

73. v. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. November 24, 1763.

vi. GRIZZEL JENNINGS, b. July 7, 1766.

vii. ANN JENNINGS, b. April 11, 1768.

viii. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. August 27, 1770; d. 1824, Fairfield CT.

ix. ABEL JENNINGS, b. July 26, 1772.

45. DANIEL5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef March 7, 1734/35, and died ABT 1787. He married EUNICE BURR December 21, 1752 in Fairfield Church, Fairfield CT, daughter of EPHRAIM BURR.

Children of DANIEL JENNINGS and EUNICE BURR are:

i. LYMAN6 JENNINGS, b. November 16, 1753; m. DEBORAH MITCHELL, January 8, 1778.

ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. August 8, 1757.

46. MATTHEW5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1731, and died May 27, 1797 in Fairfield CT. He married REBECCA MOREHOUSE February 5, 1756.

Children of MATTHEW JENNINGS and REBECCA MOREHOUSE are:

i. MICHAEL6 JENNINGS, b. Bef March 27, 1757; d. October 7, 1776.

ii. LOIS JENNINGS, b. Bef June 14, 1761; d. February 26, 1775.

74. iii. LOIS JENNINGS, b. Bef January 25, 1776; d. May 12, 1797.

iv. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. Bef April 15, 1778; d. December 18, 1811.

47. SARAH5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef April 6, 1735, and died Bef 1779. She married JOHN JENNINGS January 30, 1745/46 in Fairfield Church, son of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH FANTON.

Children of SARAH JENNINGS and JOHN JENNINGS are:

64. i. EZRA6 JENNINGS, b. March 29, 1747; d. April 22, 1802, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY.

ii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. February 15, 1748/49.

48. GERSHOM5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef November 12, 1738, and died January 9, 1809 in Greenfield CT. He married (1) ABIGAIL WAKEMAN, daughter of JOHN WAKEMAN. He married (2) RHODA SANFORD November 18, 1762, daughter of ZECHARIAH SANFORD and ANN SEELEY.

Notes

Note by H.F.S. There is a possibility that Rhoda Sanford and Gershom Jennings had a daughter named Rhoda not listed by Jaccbus. Jacobus wrote to me that many names were missing and some births not even registered etc.

This was from the research of Francis A. Dean, sent to me October 1995

Jacobus does not carry on the line of Gershom, p. 533, son of Joseph. W.H. Jennings in his genealogy has got this Gershom confused with Gershom, son of Daniel, bapt. 1738, at Greenfield, who m. Rhoda Sanford 1762. On p. 546 Jacobus has this line of Gershom b. 1738 at Greenfield m. Rhoda, dau. of Zechariah Sanford ch. Abigail, Ruth, Eunice, Daniel, Hannah, Michal, Gershom b. 1779. This Gershom was grandson of Matthew.

The correct line is given by all three authorities up to Gershom, son of Joseph3, but W.H. Jennings has one generation off for Daniel, son of Gershom. The correct line is in American Family Antiquity, V. IV, by Albert Welles, p. 181 a beautiful full volume on the "Jennings" family. He gives the line as Joshua 1, Joseph 2, Joseph 3, Gershom 4, Daniel 5, Rhoda 6. Welles list Daniel 5 as first son of Gershom Jennings, and b. 1732.

IV. Gershom, b. 16 Jan. 1710, perhaps d. in 1788 (Jacobus), had as first child Daniel B. 1732. (Welles.) The wife is not given.

V. Daniel 5 (Joshua1, Joseph2, Joseph3, Gershom4) had ten children according to Wells, vis: His wife appears to be a Gregory.

"Ezra Jennings born circa 1755

Daniel b. circa 1757

Gershom b. circa 1760

Alba born circa 1763

Gregory b. circa 1765

Rhoda born circa 1767'(this is the year given in the Moody genealogy record. Rhoda Jennings b. Fairfield, Conn. 1767, m Francis Baldwin, b. Berkeley Co., Va, son of Thomas and possibly Jane Simmons Baldwin; Rhoda's daughter, Mary Baldwin, was b. Feb. 1, 1785, in Wilkes Co., Ga. and d. Dec. 10, 1853; Mary m. John Wyatt Moody. Was above Rhoda Jennings her mother?)--Note by H.F.S.

Eunice b. 1700 circa

Abigail b. circa 1773

Sarah b. circa 1775

Esther b. circa 1777

Nothing further is given by any of the above authorities. Apparently W.H. Jennings got his data from Welles, as he refers to him, and also he refers to a mss. by Francis A. White of Everett, Washington, as his authority.

Still from the research of Francis A Dean -

Gershom Jennings, of Fairfield, Conn., son of Joseph of same place, b there 1707 m. ca. 1730 to R. Sanford and had 7 children (Welles, p. 169.) ch. Daniel b. Fairfield ca. 1732, Gershom b. F. ca. 1734; Micah b. f. ca 1738; Ruth b.F. ca. 1738; Eunice b. F. ca. 1740; Abigail b. F. ca 1742; Hannah b. Fairfield ca. 1744. (p. 546 of Jacobus lists these same children but different dates as children of Gershom son of Daniel. Gershom bp. 1738; at Greenfield, d. 1809, m. (1) 1762 Rhoda Sanford, d. of Zechariah b. 1742/3 d. 1802. Welles has this generation confused. It was Daniel b. abt. 1770; Greenfield d. 1845 who m. Phebe Gregory d. of Enoch who d. 1856 ae. 79

Francis A Dean notes: "I found proof that Rhoda Sanford Married Gershom Jennings at the Connecticut State Library Vital Statistics Department: "Jennings, Gershom, s. Daniel m. Rhoda Sanford, d. Zachariah Nov. 18, 1762. Fairfield V.R. Vol. 1, p. 265," Barbour Collection

Children of GERSHOM JENNINGS and RHODA SANFORD are:

i. ABIGAIL6 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1763; d. March 26, 1847, Greenfield CT.

ii. RUTH JENNINGS, b. ABT September 1765; d. March 20, 1836, Easton; m. JUSTUS SILLIMAN, April 23, 1789.

75. iii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. 1768; d. February 5, 1790, Bur. Union Cemetery GS.

76. iv. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. ABT October 1770; d. March 4, 1845, Greenfield CT.

v. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. July 27, 1833, Easton; m. CYRUS SILLIMAN.

vi. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. December 18, 1811, Fairfield CT; m. LOIS MEEKER.

vii. GERSHOM JENNINGS, b. ABT 1779; d. March 17, 1813, Greenfield CT; m. ESTHER NICHOLS.

49. JEREMIAH5 JENNINGS (JEREMIAH4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born September 14, 1740, and died October 3, 1828 in Fairfield CT. He married ELIZABETH SMITH December 8, 1762 in Fairfield Church, daughter of JOHN SMITH.

Children of JEREMIAH JENNINGS and ELIZABETH SMITH are:

i. WILLIAM6 JENNINGS, b. July 8, 1766; d. July 5, 1842; m. (1) MARY (MNU) JENNINGS; m. (2) CHARLOTTE WILSON, April 3, 1791.

ii. ABRAHAM JENNINGS, b. ABT 1773; d. September 1, 1846; m. BETSEY (MNU) JENNINGS.

iii. BETSEY JENNINGS, b. Bef August 2, 1778; d. January 4, 1833; m. NATHANIEL BURR, January 1, 1801.

iv. JEREMIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef September 24, 1776.

v. ANDREW JENNINGS, b. Bef March 26, 1780; m. MEHITABEL (MNU) JENNINGS.

vi. EPHRAIM JENNINGS, b. Bef May 15, 1785; d. March 9, 1860; m. LORINDA (MNU) JENNINGS.

50. PETER5 JENNINGS (JEREMIAH4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born June 12, 1743. He married EUNICE SMITH November 3, 1762 in Fairfield Church, Fairfield CT.

Children of PETER JENNINGS and EUNICE SMITH are:

i. MARY6 JENNINGS, b. Bef May 29, 1763.

ii. PETER JENNINGS, b. Bef January 12, 1766; m. HANNAH TUCKER, February 13, 1791.

iii. ELLEN JENNINGS, b. Bef July 10, 1768; m. ISAAC GOLD, February 7, 1790.

iv. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. Bef November 18, 1770; m. NATHAN GUIRE, January 7, 1795.

v. SALLY JENNINGS, b. Bef May 2, 1779.

vi. EBENEZER JENNINGS, b. Bef March 20, 1785.

51. SYLVANUS5 MIDDLEBROOK (REBECCA4 JENNINGS, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born September 13, 1743 in Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT. He married JERUSHA HUBBELL 1770 in Redding, Fairfield, CT.

Children of SYLVANUS MIDDLEBROOK and JERUSHA HUBBELL are:

77. i. JONATHAN (JOSEPH)6 MIDDLEBROOK, b. May 1771, Redding, Fairfield, CT; d. April 5, 1836.

ii. HULDAH MIDDLEBROOK, b. January 12, 1773, Weston,,CT; m. DANIEL SHERWOOD.

iii. HUBBELL MIDDLEBROOK, b. November 12, 1774, Redding, Fairfield, CT; m. (FNU) PLATT.

iv. SYLVANUS MIDDLEBROOK, b. September 15, 1776, Redding, Fairfield, CT.

v. OLIVER MIDDLEBROOK, b. 1778, Greenfield Hill Fairfield, CT; d. July 24, 1846; m. MABEL SMITH.

vi. JERUSHA MIDDLEBROOK, b. May 1779, Greenfield Hill Fairfield, CT; m. (FNU) CRAWFORD.

52. SETH5 JENNINGS (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born December 20, 1731, and died May 5, 1757. He married MARY HULL March 13, 1754, daughter of ELIPHALET HULL.

Child of SETH JENNINGS and MARY HULL is:

i. ESTER6 JENNINGS, b. March 2, 1755; d. October 2, 1837; m. PETER BURR, November 17, 1776.

53. MOSES5 JENNINGS (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born August 19, 1733, and died March 6, 1813. He married ABIGAIL BURR October 11, 1759.

Notes

Deacon, Fairfield Church. He lost a State note for L30 when his house was burned by the British, and the State issued him a new one in 1781.

Will Mar. 27, 1806, proved March 31, 1813; wife Martha; heirs of dec'd dau. Abigail wife of Samuel Burr; daus. Phebe wife of William Silliman. Catharine wife of Thomas Hill, Lucretia wife of Elijah Bibbins, and Deborah wife of Lewis Goodsell; sons Moses, Levi.

Children of MOSES JENNINGS and ABIGAIL BURR are:

i. ABIGAIL6 JENNINGS, b. Bef September 13, 1761; d. June 13, 1790; m. SAMUEL BURR, June 21, 1781.

ii. PHEBE JENNINGS, b. Bef February 13, 1763; m. WILLIAM SILLIMAN, December 7, 1780.

iii. CATHARINE JENNINGS, b. Bef February 24, 1765; d. November 27, 1832, Westport CT; m. THOMAS HILL, June 20, 1784.

iv. LUCRETIA JENNINGS, b. September 6, 1767.

v. LUCRETIA JENNINGS, b. September 5, 1769; d. July 1, 1819, Fairfield CT; m. ELIJAH BIBBINS, September 22, 1796.

vi. DEBORAH JENNINGS, b. Bef August 4, 1771.

vii. MOSES JENNINGS, b. Bef April 10, 1774; d. December 7, 1815, Fairfield CT.

viii. DEBORAH JENNINGS, b. Bef October 20, 1776; m. LEWIS GOODSELL, January 18, 1796.

ix. LEVI JENNINGS, b. Bef July 26, 1778; m. HANNAH JENNINGS, March 23, 1800.

54. LUCRETIA5 JENNINGS (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born October 8, 1737. She married (1) HENRY MARQUAND. She married (2) JOHN REDFIELD December 25, 1774.

Children of LUCRETIA JENNINGS and HENRY MARQUAND are:

i. ISAAC6 MARQUAND.

ii. RACHEL MARQUAND.

iii. BETHIA MARQUAND.

55. ISAAC5 JENNINGS (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born May 18, 1743 in Fairfield CT, and died January 6, 1819 in Fairfield CT. He married (1) RUTH (MNU) JENNINGS. He married (2) ABIGAIL GOLD November 15, 1770, daughter of ABRAHAM GOLD.

Notes

Isaac Jennings place of residence during the Revolution was Fairfield, CT. His service was, Private in Lexington Alarm from Fairfield, CT. Served seven days from Oct. 5th to Oct. 30th, at Peekskill, NY

The home of Isaac Jennings was the first house set fire at the burning of Fairfield, July 8, 1779. He lost his house, barn, shop, provisions, furniture, clothing, etc., totaling 409 L: 7s:10d.

Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and ABIGAIL GOLD are:

i. ELIZABETH6 JENNINGS, b. August 10, 1772; d. May 8, 1843; m. RICHARD MASON.

ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. January 12, 1776; m. EBENEZER BARTRAM, January 9, 1803.

iii. PHEBE JENNINGS, b. September 10, 1779.

78. iv. ABRAHAM GOLD JENNINGS, b. September 27, 1781, Fairfield CT; d. February 29, 1852, Fairfield CT.

v. ANNA JENNINGS, b. July 22, 1785; d. March 17, 1830; m. NOAH BURR.

vi. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. November 7, 1788; d. March 13, 1874, Oberlin, OH; m. ANN BEACH, September 15, 1813.

vii. SETH JENNINGS, b. January 12, 1791; d. January 31, 1870, Easton; m. CAROLINE SHERWOOD.

viii. POLLY JENNINGS, b. November 27, 1793; d. September 24, 1795.

56. THADDEUS5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born August 31, 1732, and died 1811 in Weston. He married LAVINIA BURRITT, daughter of CHARLES BURRITT.

Children of THADDEUS JENNINGS and LAVINIA BURRITT are:

i. BURRITT6 JENNINGS, b. December 1758; m. RUTH CROFUT, November 26, 1790, Danbury.

ii. APPOLLINA (PAULINA) JENNINGS, b. March 21, 1760; d. 1819; m. SAMUEL BENNETT.

iii. PHILEMON JENNINGS, b. March 26, 1763; m. MOLLY BEACH, April 23, 1789.

iv. SYLVIUS JENNINGS, b. ABT May 5, 1765; d. March 3, 1819, Easton; m. SARAH THORP.

v. THADDEUS JENNINGS, b. ABT June 21, 1767; m. ABIGAIL HUBBELL.

vi. SUSANNAH JENNINGS, m. SELLECK SUMMERS.

vii. LAVINIA JENNINGS, m. (FNU) WAKELEE.

57. JOEL5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born July 13, 1753, and died April 14, 1822. He married GRACE PERRY.

Children of JOEL JENNINGS and GRACE PERRY are:

i. ANNA6 JENNINGS.

ii. FANNY JENNINGS.

iii. POLLY JENNINGS.

iv. HENRIETTA JENNINGS.

v. CATY JENNINGS.

Generation No. 6

58. LEVI6 JENNINGS (DAVID5, NATHAN4, SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1769, and died March 7, 1811 in Fairfield CT. He married MARY WHEELER, daughter of THOMAS WHEELER.

Children of LEVI JENNINGS and MARY WHEELER are:

i. DAVID7 JENNINGS, m. ELIZA (MNU) JENNINGS.

ii. HENRY JENNINGS, m. MARINDA (MNU) JENNINGS.

iii. MARY ANN JENNINGS, m. DAVID PERRY.

iv. THOMAS JEFFERSON JENNINGS.

59. DAVID6 JENNINGS (JOSHUA5, JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born October 9, 1755, and died February 12, 1831 in Westport CT. He married (1) ABIGAIL BEERS, daughter of NATHAN BEERS. He married (2) EUNICE BURR April 6, 1775.

Child of DAVID JENNINGS and ABIGAIL BEERS is:

i. ANNA BURR7 JENNINGS, b. ABT March 1799; d. September 28, 1802.

Children of DAVID JENNINGS and EUNICE BURR are:

ii. JESSE7 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. March 13, 1845, Westport CT; m. SARAH MOREHOUSE, January 27, 1799, Westport CT.

iii. GRACE JENNINGS, b. ABT 1778; d. July 27, 1863, Westport CT; m. JOHN WHITEHEAD, December 20, 1795, Westport CT.

iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1780; d. November 20, 1857, Westport CT; m. DAVID ALVORD, December 2, 1800, Westport CT.

v. JOHN BURR JENNINGS, b. ABT April 1784; d. July 13, 1863, Westport CT; m. (1) ESTER MEEKER; m. (2) RUTH PENFIELD.

vi. TILCOTT JENNINGS, b. ABT March 1786; d. November 3, 1861, Westport CT.

vii. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1788; m. SALOME WAKEMAN, November 3, 1811, Westport CT.

viii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. ABT 1790; d. July 31, 1863, Westport CT; m. NATHANIEL DEWEY, September 3, 1809, Westport CT.

ix. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT 1792; d. February 26, 1794, Westport CT.

x. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT April 15, 1794; d. October 4, 1850, Westport CT; m. CHARLOTTE (MNU) JENNINGS.

60. JOSHUA6 JENNINGS (JOSHUA5, JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1759, and died February 13, 1830. He married SARAH MOREHOUSE June 5, 1791.

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and SARAH MOREHOUSE are:

i. MOREHOUSE7 JENNINGS, b. Bef April 15, 1794; d. December 31, 1863; m. SALLY (MNU) JENNINGS.

ii. EBENEZER JENNINGS.

iii. ALBERT JENNINGS, b. ABT 1801; d. December 4, 1831.

iv. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. Bef October 6, 1808.

v. CAROLINE JENNINGS, b. July 2, 1801; d. September 27, 1898; m. BURR JENNINGS , JR.

61. AARON6 JENNINGS (JOSHUA5, JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born January 11, 1762, and died January 26, 1839 in Westport CT. He married EUNICE TAYLOR November 16, 1783, daughter of SAMUEL TAYLOR.

Children of AARON JENNINGS and EUNICE TAYLOR are:

i. AARON7 JENNINGS, b. Bef November 24, 1782, Westport CT.

ii. SAMUEL TAYLOR JENNINGS, b. Bef June 18, 1786; d. June 2, 1869.

iii. PERSEVERANCE JENNINGS, b. Bef February 15, 1789; d. November 27, 1837.

iv. ESTHER BURR JENNINGS, b. Bef May 15, 1791.

v. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. Bef June 26, 1796.

vi. JESUP TAYLOR JENNINGS, b. Bef August 12, 1798; d. April 16, 1885.

62. DAVID6 JENNINGS (STEPHEN5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born June 7, 1742, and died June 3, 1794 in Fairfield CT. He married MEHITABEL SQUIRE November 3, 1768.

Children of DAVID JENNINGS and MEHITABEL SQUIRE are:

i. STEPHEN7 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1772; d. May 26, 1834, Easton; m. SALLY RUSSELL, May 25, 1797.

ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1774; d. June 19, 1824, Westport CT; m. SELLECK BURR, October 21, 1798.

iii. GERSHOM JENNINGS, b. Bef November 24, 1776; d. July 11, 1804, Westport CT; m. SARAH ENGLISH, October 18, 1802, Westport CT.

iv. MABEL JENNINGS, b. Bef November 9, 1777.

v. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. Bef September 19, 1779; m. LEVI JENNINGS, March 23, 1800.

vi. SUSANNAH JENNINGS, b. Bef April 28, 1782.

63. EDMUND6 JENNINGS (BENJAMIN5, JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born November 17, 1754, and died January 2, 1837 in Easton. He married ESTHER BARLOW November 10, 1782, daughter of NEHEMIAH BARLOW and ANN JENNINGS.

Children of EDMUND JENNINGS and ESTHER BARLOW are:

i. JAMES7 JENNINGS, b. June 5, 1783; d. January 28, 1846, Easton; m. DEBORAH BURR.

ii. NATHAN JENNINGS, b. September 29, 1784.

iii. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. April 16, 1786; d. July 26, 1851.

iv. PETER JENNINGS, b. September 5, 1788; d. January 8, 1827, Easton.

v. ALBAN JENNINGS, b. November 7, 1790.

vi. ELIJAH JENNINGS, b. August 20, 1794; d. April 15, 1831, Easton; m. HULDAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

vii. ANN JENNINGS, b. June 3, 1796.

viii. WALTER JENNINGS, b. May 31, 1798; d. February 12, 1843, N. Fairfield, Ohio; m. RHODA JENNINGS, November 26, 1823.

ix. BARLOW JENNINGS, b. ABT 1802; d. June 20, 1826, Easton.

64. EZRA6 JENNINGS (JOHN5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born March 29, 1747, and died April 22, 1802 in Patterson, Putnam Co, NY. He married MARTHA BENNETT November 23, 1769 in Easton.

Notes

He sold his property in Fairfield in 1792, and settled in Patterson (then Franklin), NY, probably the same year.

Children of EZRA JENNINGS and MARTHA BENNETT are:

i. EZRA7 JENNINGS, b. June 1, 1771.

ii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. July 10, 1772; m. JESSE WILSON, August 2, 1789, Fairfield CT.

iii. ELIJAH JENNINGS, b. October 18, 1773.

iv. ELIJAH JENNINGS, b. February 28, 1775; d. August 7, 1810, Newtown.

v. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. November 12, 1776.

vi. EZRA HAWLEY JENNINGS, b. April 18, 1778; d. January 10, 1827, Newtown; m. AMY FAIRCHILD, December 25, 1803.

vii. JESSE JENNINGS, b. October 3, 1779.

viii. EPHRAIM JENNINGS, b. April 2, 1781; m. ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, November 3, 1803.

ix. JOHN JENNINGS, b. February 26, 1783; d. May 14, 1869, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY; m. ORRA (MNU) JENNINGS.

x. WILLIAM BENNETT JENNINGS, b. November 28, 1784.

xi. THOMAS JENNINGS, b. October 4, 1786.

xii. SAMUEL WARNER JENNINGS, b. April 18, 1788.

xiii. HULDAH JENNINGS, b. April 22, 1790.

65. ZACHARIAH6 JENNINGS , JR (ZACHARIAH5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born March 25, 1745 in Fairfield CT, and died Bef March 11, 1816 in Weston, Fairfield CT. He married EUNICE RISDON ABT 1765 in Fairfield CT.

Notes

As per Fred Q. Bowman - We have a copy of the original (from microfilm) of the probate of Zachariah's estate dated March 11, 1816. (Hartford, CO state library)

Ichabod and Enoch Jennings along with Nehemiah Barlow assumed responsibility for settling Zach's estate in the probate record.

Zachariah and his brothers Abraham & William fought in the Revolutionary War as privates under the command of Najah Bennet (Bennent's Company, Connecticut). Zach's card no 37073327. (DHJ)

His brothers Edmund & Justus also fought in the Revolutionary War. (DHJ)

Zachariah never came to Ballston NY.

This information comes from the research of Donna Jennings, 192 Lowell Avenue, Floral Park, New York 11001 phone # (516)-354-8218

Zachariah Jennings Jr. married Eunice Risdon in 1765 (Eunice died Jan 19, 1800, Zachariah will probated March 1, 1817) Zachariah and his brothers Abraham and William fought in the Revolutionary War, as privates under the command of Captain Najah Bennett. His brothers Edmund and Justis also fought. Justis lost his leg in battle and applied for a U. S. pension. He was in the Battles' of White Plains (NY), Frention and Mammouth NJ.

Children of ZACHARIAH JENNINGS and EUNICE RISDON are:

i. EZRA7 JENNINGS, b. November 4, 1765.

ii. ENOCH JENNINGS, b. January 18, 1769; m. RACHEL HUBBELL.

iii. OZIAS JENNINGS, b. June 18, 1770.

iv. NATHANIEL JENNINGS, b. April 12, 1772, Fairfield, CT; d. May 21, 1861, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; m. EUNICE HUBBLE, March 12, 1792, Ballston, Saratoga, NY.

v. ISRAEL JENNINGS, b. February 4, 1775, Probably Fairfield Ct; d. February 14, 1860, buried Hubble Cemetary NY; m. SALLY HOWES.

vi. ABIAH JENNINGS, b. November 1, 1776; m. DAVID WHEELER.

vii. ICHABOD JENNINGS, b. December 1, 1779; d. February 13, 1864, Easton; m. SARAH NICHOLS, 1800.

viii. CATHERINE JENNINGS, b. March 20, 1781; m. PETER NICHOLS.

ix. CORNELIUS JENNINGS, b. March 16, 1783; m. SARAH SALLY JENNINGS.

x. DAVID JENNINGS, b. September 6, 1787.

xi. BRADFORD JENNINGS, b. August 17, 1789.

xii. AARON JENNINGS, b. October 20, 1791.

xiii. MARIA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1793.

66. ABRAHAM6 JENNINGS (ZACHARIAH5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1750 in Fairfield CT, and died February 7, 1838 in Weston. He married CHARITY RISDON July 2, 1772.

Notes

Zachariah and his brothers Abraham & William fought in the Revolutionary War as privates under the command of Najah Bennet (Bennent's Company, Connecticut). Zach's card no 37073327. (DHJ)

His brothers Edmond & Justus also fought in the Revolutionary War. (DHJ)

Children of ABRAHAM JENNINGS and CHARITY RISDON are:

i. LEMUEL7 JENNINGS, b. November 13, 1772; d. January 16, 1845, prob. at Newtown.

ii. RHODA JENNINGS, b. July 24, 1775; d. December 31, 1832, Easton.

iii. ELIJAH JENNINGS, b. August 26, 1777; d. June 6, 1794.

iv. RUTH JENNINGS, b. April 13, 1780.

v. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. April 15, 1782.

vi. ESTHER JENNINGS, b. May 11, 1785; d. February 3, 1864, Thumbull.

vii. LEVI JENNINGS, b. April 10, 1788.

viii. CHARRY JENNINGS, b. July 3, 1790; d. January 9, 1794.

ix. SARAH JENNINGS, b. April 27, 1793.

x. POLLY JENNINGS, b. June 12, 1797.

67. EDMUND6 JENNINGS (ZACHARIAH5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1754 in Fairfield, Fairfield CT, and died March 28, 1833 in Hop City, Saratoga, NY bar Hubbell Cem Balston. He married ELIZABETH (MNU) JENNINGS November 10, 1782 in Fairfield CT.

Notes

According to the Marriage and Death Notices Saratoga County Newspapers, Ballston Spa Republican, Edmund Jennings died 4/3/1838 84 years, Ballston

Came from Fairfield Conn. and settled in Ballston, Saratoga Co. NY just after the Revolutionary War.

Settled on the first farm North of Hop City. His son Joseph kept the Milton House in Ballston Spa all his life and died there aged upwards of 90 years. Then his cousin Hiram Jennings kept it till it burned down. Joseph Jennings' granddaughter now lives in the house built on the site. Joseph Jennings was Sheriff of the County. He hung the only two men hung in Saratoga County.

From Gross', "Centennial History of Ballston Spa" - "The first written record of Edmund Jennings, Town of Ballston record of 29th of December 1778 - from Town of Ballston Town Meeting Book - 'Edmund Jennings takes the mark of Andrew Mitchel, Esq. (followed by description of the ear mark for stock)."

Also, from the same source: "Edmund Jennings and Joseph Morehouse were in the group of men, mostly from Connecticut, who followed Rev. Eliphalet Ball, a Congregational clergyman of Bedford in Westchester County, inhabitants from the adjoining town of Stamford, Conn. The settlers came from 1770 - 1775. They settled around him in Ballston, locating along the road known as "Middle Line", and some on the east side of the lake (Long Lake, now called Ballston Lake).

"Rev. Eliphalet Ball came to Ballston from Bedford, Westchester County, Conn. about 1770. He had a log cabin (on Christopher Appel farm). His daughter Mary Bell married General James Gordon (Fred West Place, nearly opposite Dist. #4 school house, Middle Line Road).

Edmund Jennings enlisted from Ballston. He was one to help organize the Christ Episcopal Church of Ballston in 1787. In 1791, a building was built south of Ballston Center by the members of the organization.

"They bought land in the 5029 acre tract, sold to pay surveyors for their work"

An excerpt from N. E. J. - 7A (New England Journal?) provided by Chester A Jennings: "Captain Edmund Jennings and Captain Howe were leaders of the Ballston citizens that pursued after the Canadians and Indians when they made a raid upon the town (Balls town) and took General Gordon and family prisoners to Canada. The General Gordon lived on the farm on Middle Line road adjoining William Sherwood farm (owned by Smiths, the Quackenbush's - opposite the school house in Dist. #4 town of Ballston)."

"History from the families of Old Fairfield, Conn. " - Donald L Jacobus. P- shows him as the son of Zachariah and Sarah Morehouse.

"The Jennings Family - from notes in possession (1930) of Dr. George J. Jennings, 21 Leonard St., Beacon, NY." (NYSL DAR Bible records, Vol. 14, P0132. Dar

Edmund Jennings' Will dated 18 June 1838, will bk. 10, P 376, Saratoga Co., Surrogate Court.

From Sylvester's "History of Saratoga County, NY": "Edmund Jennings settled on the first farm north of Hop City. His son Joseph kept the Milton House in Ballston Spa all his life and died there aged upwards of 90 years. Then his cousin Hiram Jennings kept it till it burned down."

"Families of Saratoga County, NY" by Durkee, P-14, (NYSL 974.748 D96), states, "Edmund Jennings came from Conn. and settled in Ballston in 1775. Of his children, Elisha, Samuel and Joseph, all remained in Ballston; Abraham (Abram) went west. Of his daughters, one married a Cole, another married Anson Seeley".

"New York in the Revolution as Colony and State" by Roberts shows Edmund in the 12th Regiment, Albany Militla. (Page 121)

Edmund Jenning's Will dated 18 June 1838 - (Will Book 10, Page 376, Saratoga County Surrogate Court).

"THE JENNINGS/SPEAR HOUSE"

Truly a Pioneer Home

by Kathy Briaddy, Town Historian

Edmund Jennings settled in Ballston in 1775 at the age of 21. He was the son of Zachariah and Sarah Morehouse Jennings from Fairfield, Conn. He built a log cabin on the his behind this house. The cabin was later moved the present site (note the attic of the garage with barked logs still in place!). Edmund and his wife, Betsey, were the parents of sons-Elisha, Samuel, Abraham and Joseph and three daughters, Betsey Seeley, Sarah Jennings and Charity Cole, all born in this house. Joseph became the sheriff in Ballston Spa and prepared several convicts for execution. He even saved the rope used for hangings!

Edmund Jennings, unlike some of his neighbors, sided with the rebels during the Revolutionary War. He was a member of the 12th Regiment of the Albany County Militia (Saratoga County was not formed until 1791). In May of 1777, he joined a search party, which was after fifteen tories. Along with Colonel James Gordon, the militilamen chased the lovalists up the Sacandaga River and captured them at Lake Luzern. The captives were taken to the Albany goal, which was already over-crowded with tory prisoners. Edmund Jennings, no doubt, tought at Bemis Heights and witnessed the surrenders of Burgoyne. Captain Edmund Jennings pursued the British and Indians when they raided Ballston in 1780.

Typically, this house was constructed in three stages, the first being the log cabin and present summer kitchen. The second was what is now the family room and kitchen. Then the front portion was built in 1820. The brick walls are eighteen inches thick! (Note the limestone slab over the front door and the smoke house in the yard).

The Jennings family planted a huge orchard-remnants of it remain today. When the Court House was built on Middle Line Road in 1796, Edmund Jennings furnished the lumber. He was an organizer of the Christ Episcopal Church in 1787.

Edmund Jennings died on March 28, 1838 aged 84, and his wife died 1842 aged 87. They are buried in the Hubbell cemetery on Hop City Road.

The property then transferred to the Spears', another of the founding families of Ballston. Scotchmen, such as Spears, Shearers, McDearmids and Frazure settled in the northwest part of town, hence the name Scotchbush Road. Hop City Road is named for the hop mill run by the Scotchmen.

As early as 1784, Robert Spears served as a pathmaster for Ballston. John B. Spears Moved his family to the Jennings house.

The 1850 census lists:

John B. Spears age 44 Farmer

Mary 36

Wealthy 11

Sarah 8

Amanda 6

James 3

Jonathan 4 months

a farm laborer and a domestic servant.

The children attended school district #5, which was just south of their home. In 1852, their father died. The property was then referred to as "The Widow Spears." In 1862, Widow Spears was taxed for 187 acres worth $4,500.

Traditon has it that this house was part of the Underground Railroad, hence the bars on every basement window. This is plausible as the escaping slaves had to be locked in during the day. Natrually, they were frightened. If they bolted and ran in the daylight, the home owner would be discovered, a fate not welcome or legal.

In the 1870's the land was deeded from the Spears family to Eli Bathrick and then to Mabel and Fred Barnes. Old timers remember Fred Barnes living in the house. He was known for never wearing shoes, hanging them around his neck instead. He was also known for his Saturday night, hard cider parties in the basement. The apples for the cider were probably gathered from the ancient Jennings orchard.

Later owners were Robert and Sara Armer. They sold the house to Karl and Zilpha Kirk, the present owners, in 1962. They are the parents of Karl Kirk, Jr. and Julia Kirk Blackwelder. This house is definitely one of Ballston's heritage houses and certainly deserving of the soon to be erected New York State historic marker.

Children of EDMUND JENNINGS and ELIZABETH JENNINGS are:

i. CHARITY7 JENNINGS, b. 1772, Charlton, Saratoga, NY; d. Charlton, Saratoga, NY; m. JOSEPH ISAAC COLE.

ii. ELISHA JENNINGS, b. 1780, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; d. January 2, 1860, Charlton, Saratoga, NY bur Ballston, NY Hubbell Cem; m. (1) ABIGAIL WILLIAMS, July 3, 1800, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; m. (2) SOPHIA BOOTH, March 8, 1827, Charlton, Saratoga, NY.

iii. SARAH SALLY JENNINGS, b. 1785, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; d. Dryden, Tompkins Co., NY; m. CORNELIUS JENNINGS.

iv. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. December 23, 1786, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; d. August 9, 1878, Milton, Saratoga, NY; m. MARTHA WILSON, February 8, 1806, Ballston, Saratoga, NY.

v. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. 1789, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; d. December 18, 1851, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; m. MARY RICE, 1830, Ballston, Saratoga, NY.

vi. BETSY JENNINGS, b. October 24, 1792, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; d. April 12, 1865, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; m. ANSON SEELEY, November 11, 1817, Ballston, Saratoga, NY.

vii. ABRAHAM JENNINGS, b. August 6, 1795, Ballston, Saratoga, NY; d. August 8, 1885, Rochester NY; m. (1) MEHETABLE (MNU) JENNINGS; m. (2) SARAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

68. JUSTUS6 JENNINGS (ZACHARIAH5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born August 31, 1755 in Fairfield CT, and died April 19, 1844 in Milton NY bur West Milton Cem.. He married (1) HANNAH BEERS December 27, 1781 in Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT. He married (2) MARY JENNEY 1803.

Notes

Came from Fairfield Conn. and settled in Ballston, Saratoga Co. NY just after the Revolutionary War.

Settled on a farm on the Middle Line Road near the town line between Ballston and Milton, where his descendants now live. He fought in the Revolutionary War, lost a leg and applied for a U.S. pension. He was in the battles of White Plains (NY), Trenton and Monmouth, NJ. (DHJ)

Taken from Jacobus P. 172, has Justus Jennings, pension S 44987, Saratoga Co., NY Milton. Enl. July 1775 in Fairfield in Capt. Joseph Hoyt's Co. 5 mos and re-enlisted for 1 yr. Feb. 1777 in Capt. John Odell's Co. NJ. Regt. 9 mos, taken ill. age 61 yrs. 1820 age 63 was in battles of White Plains, trenton, Princeton, Manmouth, wife and five children; wife age 47. He was at Ballston, NY. Served with William Jennings.

Note: Our research shows him having 10 children

Children of JUSTUS JENNINGS and HANNAH BEERS are:

i. LUCY7 JENNINGS, b. 1783, Saratoga NY; m. DAVID WOOD.

ii. CHLOE JENNINGS, b. 1785, Saratoga NY.

iii. SUSAN JENNINGS, b. 1787, Saratoga NY.

iv. NATHANIEL JENNINGS, b. 1789, Saratoga NY.

v. JUSTUS JENNINGS, b. ABT 1791, Saratoga Springs NY; d. Bef 1800.

vi. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1793, Saratoga Ny.

vii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. 1795, Saratoga NY; m. JOHN TALMADGE.

viii. POLLY JENNINGS, b. 1798, Saratoga NY.

ix. JUSTUS 2ND JENNINGS, b. January 18, 1800, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga Co, NY; d. December 9, 1872, Evergreen Cem, Berkshire, Tioga Co., NY; m. CYNTHIA ELIZABETH KELLOGG, January 23, 1824, Richford, Tioga Co, NY.

x. SALLY JENNINGS, b. ABT 1802, Saratoga Springs NY.

Children of JUSTUS JENNINGS and MARY JENNEY are:

xi. WILLIAM H7 JENNINGS.

xii. SUSAN JENNINGS.

xiii. RHONDA JENNINGS.

xiv. DAVID JENNINGS.

xv. REUBEN J JENNINGS, b. May 8, 1812; d. August 12, 1850, Wiswall Cem., Milton, Saratoga Co., NY.

xvi. HIRAM JENNINGS.

xvii. SETH JENNINGS.

69. SETH6 JENNINGS (ZACHARIAH5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1761 in Fairfield CT, and died September 1, 1820 in prob. Ballston Spa, NY. He married HANNAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

Notes

Came from Fairfield Conn. and settled in Ballston, Saratoga Co. NY just after the Revolutionary War.

At the time they removed from Conn. to Ballston, NY several other families of the Jennings name went on to Western Ohio and Indiana where one Jonathan Jennings became Gov. of Indiana. William Jennings Bryan and his cousin William Jennings, late Gov. of Florida are from those families, as was also the Jennings who was Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Buried Marathon NY with wife Hannah. Died Virgil NY near Cortland NY. Cortland is county seat for record purposes.

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Children of SETH JENNINGS and HANNAH JENNINGS are:

i. JAMES7 JENNINGS, b. April 25, 1793, Milton, Saratoga County NY; d. February 6, 1870, Benton, Yates County NY buried Briggs Cemetary; m. ELIZABETH RECTOR.

ii. JOHN JENNINGS.

iii. DOROTHY JENNINGS.

iv. NATHANIEL JENNINGS.

v. LUTHER JENNINGS.

vi. AMANDA JENNINGS.

vii. ROXY JENNINGS.

70. ESTHER6 BARLOW (ANN5 JENNINGS, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1764, and died June 13, 1826. She married EDMUND JENNINGS November 10, 1782, son of BENJAMIN JENNINGS and ANN RUMSEY.

Children of ESTHER BARLOW and EDMUND JENNINGS are:

i. JAMES7 JENNINGS, b. June 5, 1783; d. January 28, 1846, Easton; m. DEBORAH BURR.

ii. NATHAN JENNINGS, b. September 29, 1784.

iii. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. April 16, 1786; d. July 26, 1851.

iv. PETER JENNINGS, b. September 5, 1788; d. January 8, 1827, Easton.

v. ALBAN JENNINGS, b. November 7, 1790.

vi. ELIJAH JENNINGS, b. August 20, 1794; d. April 15, 1831, Easton; m. HULDAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

vii. ANN JENNINGS, b. June 3, 1796.

viii. WALTER JENNINGS, b. May 31, 1798; d. February 12, 1843, N. Fairfield, Ohio; m. RHODA JENNINGS, November 26, 1823.

ix. BARLOW JENNINGS, b. ABT 1802; d. June 20, 1826, Easton.

71. JEMIMA6 BARLOW (ANN5 JENNINGS, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born September 25, 1752, and died Bef 1787. She married NATHANIEL JENNINGS, son of NATHAN JENNINGS and ABIGAIL KNAPP.

Children of JEMIMA BARLOW and NATHANIEL JENNINGS are:

i. ZALMON7 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1771.

ii. JABEZ JENNINGS, b. ABT 1773.

72. ABIJAH6 JENNINGS (ABEL5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born October 7, 1762, and died March 21, 1814 in Fairfield CT. He married ELEANOR SEELEY October 17, 1793 in Trumbull.

Children of ABIJAH JENNINGS and ELEANOR SEELEY are:

i. LOIS7 JENNINGS, b. April 1796; m. LEVI TURNEY.

ii. LAURA JENNINGS, b. 1799; m. (FNU) JOHNSON.

73. EUNICE6 JENNINGS (ABEL5, JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born November 24, 1763. She married JONATHAN WILSON.

Child of EUNICE JENNINGS and JONATHAN WILSON is:

i. HARRIET7 WILSON.

74. LOIS6 JENNINGS (MATTHEW5, DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef January 25, 1776, and died May 12, 1797. She married OZIAS BURR , JR April 21, 1796.

Child of LOIS JENNINGS and OZIAS BURR is:

i. LOIS JENNINGS7 BURR, m. CHARLES SHERWOOD, Bef February 26, 1818.

75. EUNICE6 JENNINGS (GERSHOM5, DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1768, and died February 5, 1790 in Bur. Union Cemetery GS. She married DANIEL SHERWOOD.

Child of EUNICE JENNINGS and DANIEL SHERWOOD is:

i. GERSHOM7 SHERWOOD.

76. DANIEL6 JENNINGS (GERSHOM5, DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT October 1770, and died March 4, 1845 in Greenfield CT. He married PHEBE GREGORY December 14, 1801, daughter of ENOCH GREGORY.

Notes

It looks as if Daniel might have been a Revolutionary soldier, who got a land grant for services and took his family away with him. Some of his sons could also have been in the Revolution. Did he go to Wilkes Co., GA.? At this time the cottin gin was being perfected ther by Eli Whitney of Conn. and some Conn. families migrated there

Children of DANIEL JENNINGS and PHEBE GREGORY are:

i. RHODA7 JENNINGS, b. December 25, 1802; d. March 12, 1869, N. Fairfield, Ohio; m. WALTER JENNINGS, November 26, 1823.

ii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. February 10, 1804; d. April 13, 1887.

iii. GREGORY JENNINGS, b. May 2, 1805; d. October 12, 1805.

iv. EZRA JENNINGS, b. September 1806; d. December 5, 1826.

v. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. April 30, 1809; d. November 5, 1870, N. Fairfield, Ohio.

vi. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. May 4, 1811; d. February 17, 1895, Ohio; m. (1) MARY ANN CRAWFORD; m. (2) MARY ANN GOULD.

vii. GERSHOM SHERWOOD JENNINGS, b. May 29, 1813; d. January 3, 1887, N. Fairfield, Ohio.

viii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. August 31, 1815; d. August 27, 1856, Fairfield CT; m. CYRUS TURNEY, May 1, 1841.

ix. ESTHER JENNINGS, b. May 24, 1817; d. September 27, 1873; m. HENRY GOULD, December 11, 1841.

x. ALVA GREGORY JENNINGS, b. November 16, 1819; d. February 28, 1893, Bur. Oaklawn Cemetery, Fairfield, CT; m. SALLY ELIZA WAKELEY, May 6, 1848.

77. JONATHAN (JOSEPH)6 MIDDLEBROOK (SYLVANUS5, REBECCA4 JENNINGS, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born May 1771 in Redding, Fairfield, CT, and died April 5, 1836. He married MARIA BARTRAM October 21, 1826 in Redding, Fairfield, CT.

Children of JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK and MARIA BARTRAM are:

i. ELIZABETH7 MIDDLEBROOK, b. April 3, 1827, Redding, Fairfield, CT; d. November 20, 1906, Redding, Fairfield, CT, Buried Umpawaug, Redding, CT; m. JAMES W ALEXANDER, 1854, Redding, Fairfield, CT.

ii. CAROLINE MIDDLEBROOK, b. 1829, Redding, fairfield, CT; d. 1878.

iii. MARY MIDDLEBROOK, b. December 1831, Redding, Fairfield, CT; d. June 1885.

78. ABRAHAM GOLD6 JENNINGS (ISAAC5, ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born September 27, 1781 in Fairfield CT, and died February 29, 1852 in Fairfield CT. He married ANNA BURR September 7, 1807.

Notes

Captain

This comes from pg. 7 of a photocopies with the title "The Jennings Family", the initials after this section are A.G.J.

The late Abraham Gould Jennings of Fairfield, Conn. has this to say: He visited in England several times in relation to his silk works in Brooklyn, NY. "The Jennings family is one of the oldest in England. When William the Conqueror ascended the English throne, he confiscated some of the great fiefs of the Anglo Saxon nobles, but did not touch the lands of any of the tenants holding feudally under them. And as the Jennings family were men of peace and plenty, having no desire for political preferment of likiing for the glory gained by civil strife, they remained undisturbed by the great convulsions of the Country which resulted from the conquest of it by William of Normandy.

For six hundred years they remainde among the gentry and Commoners of England. Wealthy, industrious and influential agriculturist and manufacturers-loyal to their country and its rulers, but without ambition for place and preferment. At length in the contest width led to the dethromenment and execution of Charles the First to one branch of the family, that of Cambridgshire in the person of Sir John Jennings and his son Sir Richard Jennings of Sandridge and the daughters of the latter there came the preferment to which they had been so long indifferent. The two handsome daughters of Sir Richard Jennings: Frances La Belle Jennings the Duchess of Tyrconnel, and Sarah Jennings the Duchess of Marlborough who whs the intimate friend and Counsellor of Queen Anne.

Sir Richard Jennings left no male heirs, hence there are none of his descendants now bearing the name of the Jennings. Although there are very many of his family or his fathers and other families of that name. From some of these-our ancestor Joshna Jennings is decended

Child of ABRAHAM JENNINGS and ANNA BURR is:

i. AUGUSTUS7 JENNINGS, b. November 2, 1814, Southport, Fairfield, CT; d. June 5, 1886, Southport, Fairfield, CT; m. SOPHRONIA ROBINSON, November 21, 1837.