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David Jennings (deceased) was born June 15, 1811, in Saratoga Co., N. Y. He removed to Columbia, O., in 1836, and nine years after to Union Co., O., where he was occupied five years in farming. He spent two years in Medina, O., and in 1854 purchased 80 acres on sec. 24, now the home of his widow. He was married Oct. 28, 1835, to Angeline Gregory, of Malta, Saratoga Co., N. Y. Having no children, they reared two boys to manhood, one of whom lives with Mrs. Jennings and manages her farm. She was one of a family of 11 children, 10 of whom are now living. Miss Jenny Gregory, her sister, has lived with her 30 years. Her grandparents, Samuel and Martha Gregory, were born respectively in 1749 and 1752, in Connecticut; her parents, Jan. 8, 1829, and Dec. 29, 1824. Two brothers were in the war of the Rebellion, one of whom died in hospital.

Mr. Jennings was a Democrat. His father was a soldier through the entire period of the Revolution. He was regarded as a comrade by Gen. Washington, and on one occasion was slightly wounded by a cannon ball under the immediate observation of the General-in-Chief, who hastened to him, exclaiming, "Jennings, are you hurt?" and administered a stimulant from his own brandyflask.

History of Kent County, Michigan
Chas C. Chapman & Company
Chicago 1881.

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