Biography of Jotham Jenkins
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Jenkins, Jotham, Stockholm, was born in Canada, Febrbary 4, 1825, a son of Elias, a native of Bradford, Vt., born in 1790. The latter came to Canada with his parents when a child. His father dying when he was ten years old he was obliged to assume much of the responsibility of caring for the family at a very early age. At the age of twenty he married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Richard Gage, by whom he had eleven children. In 1837 Mr, Jenkins came to Stockholm, where he spent his last years. He and wife were members of the Wesleyan Methodist church, in which Mr. Jenkins was class leader for thirty years. Mrs. Jenkins died in June, 1853, and in 1854 he married second, Mrs. Taylor, of Malone, N. Y. Mr. Jenkins died October 19, 1870. Jotham, our subject, came to Stockholm at the age of twelve, where he was educated and has always followed farming, being the owner of 360 acres. He is a Prohibitionist and attends the Wesleyan Methodist church, in 1848 he married Sophronia French. of Stockholm, by whom he has had seven children Warren, who died young; Orpha E., who married a Mr. Maynard, of Dakota, where she died, leaving four children; Silas D., who married Electa Gray, and has had two children, Ivers and Theron; Janson, who married Martha Winters and has four children, resides iii Dakota; Henry I., of Winthrop, married first, Martha Smith, by whom he had one child, Gladys, and second, Mary O'Brien; Elias L, died in infancy and Gertie L., who resides at home. Mrs. Jenkins was a daughter of Levi S. French, who was a son of John, of Vermont, one of the first to settle in Stockholm (1810) where he died in 1832. He married Sybil Dewey, who died in 1841, and they had six children. Levi French was born in Vermont in 1799, and married Elmina Fisk, of Bangor, N. Y., by whom he had five children. He died in 1887, and his wife October 6, 1890, aged eighty five.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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