Biography of Benjamin R. Jenkins
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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BENJAMIN R. JENKINS.

BENJAMIN RUSH JENKINS was a native of New York State, born June 21, 1833, and since 1852 had been an active and enterprising manufacturer of wooden ware, first at Batchellerville and afterward solely at Conklingville. He was familiar with the business in a very practical way in all its varied details. In 1876 he was burned out and then became agent for the W. & B. Van Vranken Co.; later the firm changed hands, but he held his position until his death November 28, 1896. For over twenty years Mr. Jenkins lived in this community and was always identified with every good movement. He took a deep interestin the Presbyterian church in this place and was constantly working for its welfare. He married twice; his first wife died in 1870, leaving a son, Benjamin S.; and for his second wife he married Clotilda Person, by whom he had one daughter, Elsie.

Benjamin S. Jenkins was born in Edinburgh, Saratoga county, N. Y., November 5, 1868, a son of Benjamin Rush and Helena A. (Sumner) Jenkins. He was educated in the common schools and Troy Conference Academy. He was bookkeeper for the woodenware works until his father's death, when he took his father's place as manager.

In 1894 Mr. Jenkins married Lucinda Kathan, and they have one daughter, Helena. Mr. Jenkins is a Republican and has held town office.


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