Biography of Latham T. Jennings
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Jennings, Latham T., is a lineal descendant of John Jennings, who came to this country from England in 1720, and married Ann Halliway in 1730. On his mother's side he is descended from Gov. John Wanton of Rhode island; he married Anna, daughter of Abraham Redwood of Rhode Island. Latham T. is a son of Isaac and Abby W. (Thurston) Jennings, and was born in New Bedford, Mass., August 29, 1838. His education was obtained in the public schools and after finishing school was employed on the farm for two years. He then went on two successful whaling voyages of six years' duration, the first voyage before the mast on the ship Reindeer, and the second voyage as boat steerer on the same ship. He then went to California, where he remained for seventeen months, when he returned to New Bedford and has since been engaged in farming and stone masonry. On June 1, 1864, he married Hannah B., daughter of James and Sarah (Maryhill) Hammett of Acushnet.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
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