Descendants of JOHN JENNINGS


Generation No. 1

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

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
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.

Notes for NICHOLAS JENNINGS:
Nicholas came over in 1634 in the "Francis of Ipswich" at age 22 and removed to Saybrook, CT.


2. ii. JOHN JENNINGS, b. 1617, Suffolk, England; d. 21 Sep 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 21 Sep 1686 in CT. He married ANN YOUNGS ABT 1644, daughter of JOHN YOUNGES and JOAN JENTILMAN. She was born ABT 1621 in Suffolk, England, and died Aft. 1686 in CT.

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
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, Southampton, Suffolk, NY.
6. iii. WILLIAM JENNINGS, b. ABT 1652, Southampton, Suffolk, NY; d. ABT 1745.
7. iv. ANN JENNINGS, b. ABT 1653, Southampton, Suffolk, NY; d. 1692.
v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1660, Southampton, Suffolk, England; m. DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH JOHN.

Notes for SARAH JENNINGS:
not married in 1685

This was sent to me from Roger Vaughan [rogervaughan@cabIeinet.co.uk]. It did not completely connect to my line but I feel there may be a connection somehow.

Sir John Jenyns of Churchill, born 1580 m(1) Anne d. of Sir William Bourchier
Son: Sir John Jenyns of St. Albans m. Alice d. of Sir Richard Spencer
Children Richard m. Frances d. of Sir Gifford Thornhurst
Children Frances (La belle Jennings) 1648-1730 m. Richard Duke of Tyrconnel
Barbara 1651-1678 m. Edward Griffith
Child: Barbara
SARAH JENNINGS 1660-1744 m. John Duke of Malborough
Ralf died infant
John died infant
Annie d. 1656
Dorothy d. 1657
As you know Jenyns and Jennings are interchangeable in the 17th C. Jenyns was probably considered old fashioned but one family kept using it. I saw an oil portrait of Sarah in Bottisham Hall, the seat of the Jenyns at Cambridge along with all the other ancestors (I think it was a copy following a fire).


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


3. JOSHUA2 JENNINGS (JOHN1) was born ABT 1620 in England, and died 1674 in Fairfield CT. He married MARY ( MARIA) WILLIAMS 23 Dec 1647 in Hartford CT, daughter of MATHEW WILLIAMS and SUSANNA WILLIAMS. She was born in Hartford CT, and died Mar 1696/97 in Stamford CT, buried in Stamford.

Notes for JOSHUA JENNINGS:
*** 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 report 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 Wethersfield 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 Taunton was 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 portion 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 correspondence with some members of the Jennings families of Fairfield, Conn., giving information 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 married 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 Million of dollars in pounds sterling. The many member Jennings family of Fairfield, CT formed an association that tried diligently 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)


Joshua left Hartford, by ship with wife, eleven years after its founding. He went to Fairfield and on to Barlow's Plain, where he owned the Jennings Farm, or woods, in West Parish, Fairfield, Connecticut, later on called Greenfield Farms. A place comprised largely of Jennings descendants.


Notes for MARY ( MARIA) WILLIAMS:
When she was married to George Slawson she made a marriage covenant dated Nov. 18, 1680


Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and MARY WILLIAMS are:
i. ELIZABETH3 JENNINGS, m. JOHN SMITH.
ii. JOHN JENNINGS, d. Bef. 1697.

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
died unmarried before 1697

Hartford, CT Probate Records, Vol. II
Gennings (Jennings) John. Court Record, Page 166-5 December 1661: From this present date John Gennings is by the Court set an Apprentice to Jeremiah Addams during the terme of 7 years; then he is to recieve L10 and double Clothing


iii. MARY JENNINGS, m. DANIEL CURTIS.
iv. MICHAEL JENNINGS.
9. v. SAMUEL JENNINGS, d. 1734.
10. vi. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1648, Hartford, CT; d. 1730, Green Farms, CT Bur. Colonial Burying Ground.
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. 10 Jul 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. He died ABT Nov 1687 in Suffolk Co., NY.

Children of JOHANNAH JENNINGS and BENJAMIN HAINES are:
i. JAMES4 HAYES, b. ABT 1673; d. 13 Oct 1752; m. (1) TEMPERANCE (MNU) HAYES; m. (2) SARAH NOYES, 21 Nov 1690.

Notes for JAMES HAYES:
This information came from the book, " Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", By Lillie Pauline White

First married Sarrah ........, second Temperance ..............; lived at Bridgehampton, L. I.; was the ancester of the New Jersey branch of the Haines family, including the late Gov. Haines of New Jersey.

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 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY.

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
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 for WILLIAM JENNINGS:
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.

Notes for MARY JENNINGS:
According to the will of her father, Mary probably married a Hudson and is mother of the "grandson, Elnathan Hudson" mentioned in the will.

15. iii. WILLIAM JENNINGS.
iv. SYLVANUS JENNINGS.
v. THOMAS JENNINGS, b. 1701; d. Bef. 15 Oct 1768; m. SIBYL (MNU) JENNINGS.

Notes for THOMAS JENNINGS:
There is a copy of Thomas's will in the book, " Jennings, Davidsons and Allied Families", by Lillie Pauline White.

Thomas and his wife Sibyl had no children.


7. ANN3 JENNINGS (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1653 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY, and died 1692. She married (1) (FNU) BRIGGS. She married (2) WILLIAM JAYNE I 10 Jun 1675 in New Hav. Co. CT, son of HENRY JAYNE, (DE JEANNE). He was born 25 Jan 1617/18 in Bristol, Eng., and died 1714 in Suffolk Co., NY.

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. 04 Jun 1678, East Riding, NY; d. Oct 1756, Suffolk Co., NY; m. (1) ELIZABETH STERLING; m. (2) ELIZABETH WOODHULL, 10 Dec 1710, Suffolk Co., NY.
iii. JOHN J. JAYNE, b. 23 Jul 1680; d. 11 May 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 in Southampton, Suffolk, NY, and died 1760. He married SARAH BURNETT.

Notes for SAMUEL JENNINGS:
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. 02 Dec 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. 03 Dec 1693; d. 1727.
ii. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. Bef. Mar 1695/96.
iii. PATIENCE JENNINGS, b. Bef. 25 Sep 1698.
19. iv. SARAH JENNINGS, b. 09 Feb 1698/99.
20. v. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. 16 Mar 1702/03; d. 1741.
vi. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. 13 Dec 1704; m. ELNATHAN LYON.
vii. DOROTHY JENNINGS, b. Bef. 14 Sep 1707.
viii. DOROTHY JENNINGS, b. 11 Nov 1709.
21. ix. NATHAN JENNINGS, b. 13 Mar 1710/11; d. 12 May 1757, Fairfield CT.
x. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 20 Sep 1713.


10. JOSHUA3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1648 in Hartford, CT, and died 1730 in Green Farms, CT Bur. Colonial Burying Ground. He married HANNAH LYON, daughter of RICHARD LYON. She was born ABT 1681, and died Nov 1743 in Westport CT.

Notes for JOSHUA JENNINGS:
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.

Notes for HANNAH LYON:
One source says wifes name is Mary Lyons??


Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and HANNAH LYON are:
22. i. JOSHUA4 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1686; d. 02 Jan 1745/46, at Westport.
ii. MARY JENNINGS, b. ABT 1690; d. 11 Oct 1748, At Westport; m. DANIEL BURR.
23. iii. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1692; d. 06 Aug 1771, g.s. Fairfield.
iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 16 Feb 1698/99; d. 14 Jul 1765, g.s. Westport; m. SIMON COUCH, 18 May 1721.

Notes for SIMON COUCH:
Has the title Captain.

v. MOSES JENNINGS, b. Bef. 26 Dec 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. She was born 25 Feb 1660/61 in Fairfield CT.

Notes for JOSEPH JENNINGS:
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. 09 Apr 1768, Fairfield, CT; m. REBECCA SILLIMAN; d. 02 Jan 1790.
iv. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 1694.
v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. Aug 1697; m. (1) ZACHARIAH MEAD; m. (2) JOSEPH SQUIRE, 19 Nov 1719, Fairfield CT.
vi. MARTHA JENNINGS, b. Bef. Aug 1700.
vii. ANN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 12 Mar 1702/03; m. JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH, 04 Nov 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 05 Sep 1697 in Fairfield Church, Fairfield, CT.

Notes for MATTHEW JENNINGS:
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.


Notes for HANNAH JACKSON:
Widow of Nathaniel Lyon


Child of MATTHEW JENNINGS and HANNAH JACKSON is:
i. HANNAH4 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 10 Jul 1720; d. 28 Jan 1796, Stratfield; m. JOHN KNAPP, 29 Jun 1738.


Children of MATTHEW JENNINGS and MARY JENNINGS are:
ii. MATTHEW4 JENNINGS, b. 1695, Fairfield, CT; d. Died young.
iii. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. 1697.
26. iv. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. 1700, Fairfield, CT; d. 19 Oct 1778.
27. v. JEREMIAH JENNINGS, b. 1703, Fairfield, CT; d. 23 Apr 1779.
vi. MARY JENNINGS, b. 1705, Fairfield, CT; d. Died young.
vii. RUTH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 11 Oct 1708, Fairfield, CT; d. ABT 1787; m. (1) JOSEPH BULKLEY; m. (2) SETH SAMUEL BURR, 14 Mar 1754.
viii. MARY JENNINGS, b. ABT 1710, Fairfield, CT; d. 31 May 1768, at Greenfield; m. JOHN OGDEN, 01 Jan 1729/30.
ix. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Fairfield, CT; d. Died young.
28. x. REBECCA JENNINGS, b. 1718, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT.


13. ISAAC3 JENNINGS (JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1673, and died 10 Jul 1746 in Fairfield CT. He married (1) MARY GRAY, daughter of JACOB GRAY. She was born 07 Jul 1679. He married (2) ABIGAIL MOREHOUSE, daughter of SAMUEL MOREHOUSE. She was born Bef. 21 Mar 1707/08 in Stratfield.

Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and MARY GRAY are:
29. i. ISAAC4 JENNINGS, b. 11 Jul 1702; d. 16 Mar 1760, Fairfield CT.
ii. MARY JENNINGS, b. 04 Jul 1705; m. JOHN SMITH.
30. iii. JOHN JENNINGS, b. 24 Mar 1706/07; d. 12 May 1799, Greenfield CT.
iv. JOSIAH JENNINGS, b. 01 Apr 1711.
v. DAVID JENNINGS, b. 06 Sep 1714.


Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and ABIGAIL MOREHOUSE are:
vi. ABIGAIL4 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 14 Sep 1729.
vii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 14 May 1732; m. SAMUEL BOSTWICK, Mar 1756.


Generation No. 4

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

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
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 for WILLIAM JENNINGS:

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. She was born 1722, and died 1798.

Notes for SAMUEL JENNINGS:
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. 15 Jan 1827; m. MARY (MNU) JENNINGS; b. 1757; d. 1834.
ii. JAMES JENNINGS, b. 1748; d. 03 Apr 1822; m. SARAH (MNU) JENNINGS.
iii. JOSHUA JENNINGS.
iv. CELEB JENNINGS, m. SARAH LANE WILLIAMS.
v. SILAS JENNINGS.
vi. ANNANIAS JENNINGS.
vii. PHOEBE JENNINGS.

Notes for PHOEBE JENNINGS:
In the book, "Jennings, Davidson and Allied Families", by Lillie Pauline White, there is a copy of the will of Samuel Jennings, Phoebe Jennings father. There is a statement that there is no doubt the "Phebe Schellenger" mentioned in the will is this person


17. JESSE4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOHN2, JOHN1) died Bef. 02 Dec 1772. He married SARAH (MNU) JENNINGS.

Children of JESSE JENNINGS and SARAH JENNINGS are:
i. LEMUEL5 JENNINGS.

Notes for LEMUEL JENNINGS:
Married in 1773; served in the Revolutionary War; lived in Cornwall, Conn.

ii. DANIEL JENNINGS.

Notes for DANIEL JENNINGS:
Died by drowning by the breaking of the ice, while crossing the mill pond.

iii. JASPER JENNINGS.
iv. SIMEON JENNINGS, d. 19 Jan 1798.

Notes for SIMEON JENNINGS:
Died by drowning in the mill pond near his father's house, by falling through the ice.

v. SARAH JENNINGS.


18. MICHAEL4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 03 Dec 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. 13 Dec 1717; d. 24 Aug 1783, Milford; m. SAMUEL PECK, 18 Aug 1735; b. Milford.
ii. OBEDIENCE JENNINGS, b. Bef. 28 Aug 1720; d. 15 Dec 1812, Southbury; m. EBENEZER HINMAN, 04 Jun 1739.
iii. BEULAH JENNINGS, m. SAMUEL TREAT, 26 Oct 1743.

Notes for BEULAH JENNINGS:
Samuel was from Milford; they, of Stratford, conveyed in 1752 to John Jennings, Jr., land in Jennings Long Lot.

iv. ABIAH JENNINGS, m. JOHN CLARK.

Notes for ABIAH JENNINGS:
In 1752 they conveyed to John Jennings, Jr. land in Jennings Long Lot.
John Clark was from Stratford.

19. SARAH4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 09 Feb 1698/99. She married DANIEL LYON 07 Aug 1718.

Child of SARAH JENNINGS and DANIEL LYON is:
i. RUTH5 LYON.


20. SAMUEL4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 16 Mar 1702/03, and died 1741. He married JOHANNA RISDEN 02 Oct 1728 in Fairfield Chuch, Fairfield CT.

Notes for SAMUEL JENNINGS:
Died in 1741 in expedition against Spanish dominions.


Children of SAMUEL JENNINGS and JOHANNA RISDEN are:
i. MARY5 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 30 Nov 1729.
ii. SAMUEL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 23 Jul 1732.
iii. SARAH JENNINGS, m. JAMES PETERS.
iv. CHARITY JENNINGS, m. JOHN CLUGSTON, 20 Nov 1764.


21. NATHAN4 JENNINGS (SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 13 Mar 1710/11, and died 12 May 1757 in Fairfield CT. He married (1) ANN ADAMS, daughter of DAVID ADAMS. She was born Bef. 12 Feb 1715/16, and died Bef. 1743. He married (2) ABIGAIL KNAPP, daughter of DANIEL KNAPP. She was born 20 Dec 1718.

Child of NATHAN JENNINGS and ANN ADAMS is:
31. i. DAVID5 JENNINGS, b. ABT 1737; d. 11 Aug 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. 20 Mar 1773.
v. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 1748; d. ABT 1788; m. JEMIMA (MNU) JENNINGS.
32. vi. NATHANIEL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1752; d. ABT 23 Jun 1819.
33. vii. JAMES JENNINGS.
viii. ELIPHALET JENNINGS, b. ABT 1754; d. 22 Aug 1839, Stratford CT; m. SARAH ROSS; b. ABT 1756; d. 06 Jun 1839.
ix. NATHAN JENNINGS, m. MARY (MNU) JENNINGS.


22. JOSHUA4 JENNINGS (JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1686, and died 02 Jan 1745/46 in at Westport. He married (1) SARAH BULKLEY ABT 1719, daughter of JOSEPH BULKLEY. She was born Bef. 23 Sep 1694, and died 17 Sep 1724 in g.s. Fairfield. He married (2) REBECCA CLAPHAM 03 Feb 1724/25 in Christ Church, Stratford, CT. She was born ABT 1695, and died 1748.

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and REBECCA CLAPHAM are:
34. i. JOSHUA5 JENNINGS, JR, b. ABT 1727; d. 01 Feb 1818, Westport CT.
ii. DAVID JENNINGS, b. ABT May 1735; d. 09 Mar 1735/36.

Notes for DAVID JENNINGS:
died at 11 months old


23. HANNAH4 JENNINGS (JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1692, and died 06 Aug 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 20 Jan 1708/09, daughter of JOHN GRUMMAN. She was born 01 Aug 1685.

Notes for JOSEPH JENNINGS:
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. 16 Jan 1709/10; d. 1788.

Notes for GERSHOM JENNINGS:
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

ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 18 Jan 1711/12; d. 07 Aug 1721.
35. iii. STEPHEN JENNINGS, b. 11 Feb 1713/14; d. 1785, Fairfield CT.
36. iv. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. 11 Jul 1716; d. 05 Aug 1780, Sharon, CT.
v. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. 20 Jul 1719; d. 06 Aug 1720.
vi. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 22 Sep 1721; d. 05 Dec 1809, Fairfield CT.
37. vii. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. 07 Nov 1723.
38. viii. ANDREW JENNINGS, b. 17 Mar 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. She was born 11 Nov 1694 in Fairfield CT, and died 05 Aug 1776 in Fairfield CT.

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
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. 12 May 1717; d. 09 Mar 1796, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY.
ii. NOHEMIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 20 Jul 1718; m. (1) ELIZABETH SEELEY; m. (2) PATIENCE JACKSON, 11 Sep 1752.
40. iii. ZACHARIAH JENNINGS, b. 22 Jan 1719/20, Hartford, Saybrook or Fairfield CT; d. Aft. 1753, Fairfield CT.
iv. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 16 Jun 1723; m. JOSEPH WILDMAN.
41. v. ANN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 01 Aug 1725.
vi. HESTER JENNINGS, b. Bef. 16 Jul 1727.

Notes for HESTER JENNINGS:
died young


42. vii. NEHEMIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 03 Aug 1729.
viii. EPHRAIM JENNINGS, b. Bef. 26 Sep 1731; d. 09 Apr 1781.
43. ix. HEZEKIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 07 Oct 1733; d. 20 Mar 1789.
44. x. ABEL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 14 Dec 1735.


26. DANIEL4 JENNINGS (MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1700 in Fairfield, CT, and died 19 Oct 1778. He married HANNAH HENDRICK, daughter of HENRY HENDRICK and ELIZABETH BENNETT. She was born Bef. 26 Apr 1702.

Notes for DANIEL JENNINGS:
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. 24 Feb 1734/35; m. REUBEN WHITEHEAD, 10 May 1764, Greenfield CT.
45. ii. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 07 Mar 1734/35; d. ABT 1787.
46. iii. MATTHEW JENNINGS, b. ABT 1731; d. 27 May 1797, Fairfield CT.
iv. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 06 Apr 1735; d. ABT 1755.

Notes for MICHAEL JENNINGS:
Adm. gr. 12 Jan. 1756 to Daniel Jennings, who gave bond with Stephen Adams.

47. v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 06 Apr 1735; d. Bef. 1779.
48. vi. GERSHOM JENNINGS, b. Bef. 12 Nov 1738; d. 09 Jan 1809, Greenfield CT.


27. JEREMIAH4 JENNINGS (MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1703 in Fairfield, CT, and died 23 Apr 1779. He married ELIZABETH COLEY 15 Dec 1726. She was born Bef. 24 Mar 1705/06, and died 16 Jun 1773.

Children of JEREMIAH JENNINGS and ELIZABETH COLEY are:
i. ELIZABETH5 JENNINGS, b. 15 Oct 1727; m. EBENEZER MEEKER, JR, 30 Jan 1754.
ii. MARY JENNINGS, b. 21 Aug 1730; m. DAVID WAKEMAN, 17 Feb 1754.
iii. HEZEKIAH JENNINGS, b. 01 Oct 1733; d. 20 Mar 1789.
iv. RUTH JENNINGS, b. 13 Nov 1735; m. NATHAN BURR.
v. SARAH JENNINGS, b. 26 Jul 1738; m. JESSE FOWLER, (FOSTER?).
49. vi. JEREMIAH JENNINGS, b. 14 Sep 1740; d. 03 Oct 1828, Fairfield CT.
50. vii. PETER JENNINGS, b. 12 Jun 1743.
viii. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. 20 May 1745.
ix. ELLEN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 22 Nov 1747.


28. REBECCA4 JENNINGS (MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 1718 in Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT. She married JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK 02 Jun 1734, son of JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK and MARTHA SQUIERS. He was born Bef. 09 May 1714 in Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT, and died Sep 1802.

Children of REBECCA JENNINGS and JONATHAN MIDDLEBROOK are:
i. ELIZABETH5 MIDDLEBROOK, b. 18 Jan 1734/35, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. JACOB WHITE, 05 May 1754.
ii. ELLEN MIDDLEBROOK, b. 01 Mar 1737/38, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; d. 27 Mar 1813; m. REUBEN OSBORN, 22 Apr 1764.
iii. REBECCA MIDDLEBROOK, b. 22 Oct 1740, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; d. ABT 1814; m. DAVID PRICE, 04 Jun 1761, Fairfield, CT.
51. iv. SYLVANUS MIDDLEBROOK, b. 13 Sep 1743, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT.
v. OLIVER MIDDLEBROOK, b. 19 Oct 1746, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. MARY BRADLEY, 14 Jan 1798.
vi. SALOME MIDDLEBROOK, b. 27 Sep 1752, Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT; m. EBENEZER BARLOW, 29 Nov 1769.


29. ISAAC4 JENNINGS (ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 11 Jul 1702, and died 16 Mar 1760 in Fairfield CT. He married PHEBE STAPLES 01 Jun 1731, daughter of JOHN STAPLES. She was born 09 Jan 1705/06, and died 1768.

Children of ISAAC JENNINGS and PHEBE STAPLES are:
52. i. SETH5 JENNINGS, b. 20 Dec 1731; d. 05 May 1757.
53. ii. MOSES JENNINGS, b. 19 Aug 1733; d. 06 Mar 1813.
iii. LEVI JENNINGS, b. 27 Oct 1735; d. 07 Mar 1811; m. (1) BETHIA TUCKER, 13 Sep 1756, Boston; m. (2) MARY HILL, 04 Aug 1773, Boston.
54. iv. LUCRETIA JENNINGS, b. 08 Oct 1737.
v. JACOB JENNINGS, b. 05 Dec 1739.
55. vi. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. 18 May 1743, Fairfield CT; d. 06 Jan 1819, Fairfield CT.
vii. AUGUSTUS JENNINGS, b. 04 Jul 1745; d. 05 Jul 1745.
viii. AUGUSTUS JENNINGS, b. 26 Feb 1747/48; d. 04 Apr 1772.


30. JOHN4 JENNINGS (ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 24 Mar 1706/07, and died 12 May 1799 in Greenfield CT. He married SARAH WINTON 20 Jan 1730/31, daughter of JOHN WINTON. She was born 16 Feb 1711/12, and died 13 Dec 1791.

Children of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH WINTON are:
56. i. THADDEUS5 JENNINGS, b. 31 Aug 1732; d. 1811, Weston.
ii. AARON JENNINGS, b. 08 Sep 1734; d. 26 Nov 1790.
iii. SUSAN JENNINGS, b. 28 Mar 1741; d. 13 Oct 1809.
iv. MARY JENNINGS, b. 11 Dec 1743; d. 16 Jul 1819, Redding; m. WILLIAM HERON, 08 Mar 1767.
v. DAVID JENNINGS, b. 27 Jun 1746; d. 15 May 1782.
vi. JOSIAH JENNINGS, b. 15 Sep 1748; d. 21 Mar 1808.
vii. SARAH JENNINGS, b. 14 Apr 1751; m. PETER WAKEMAN, 26 Feb 1775.
57. viii. JOEL JENNINGS, b. 13 Jul 1753; d. 14 Apr 1822.


Generation No. 5

31. DAVID5 JENNINGS (NATHAN4, SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1737, and died 11 Aug 1806 in Fairfield CT. He married MARY STAPLES 19 May 1765 in Easton. She was born 07 Oct 1742.

Notes for DAVID JENNINGS:
Conveyed in 1759, land distributed to heirs of Anna, dec'd daughter of David Adams dec'd.

Notes for MARY STAPLES:
Fathers name may have been Thomas Staples


Children of DAVID JENNINGS and MARY STAPLES are:
i. NATHAN6 JENNINGS, d. 1823, Fairfield CT.
ii. LEVI JENNINGS, b. ABT 1769; d. 07 Mar 1811, Fairfield CT; m. MARY WHEELER; b. Bef. 23 Jul 1775; d. 20 Aug 1833.
iii. ANNA JENNINGS, b. 05 Aug 1771; d. 29 Oct 1844, Stratfield CT; m. DANIEL WILSON, JR, 22 Aug 1792.
iv. JAMES JENNINGS.


32. NATHANIEL5 JENNINGS (NATHAN4, SAMUEL3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1752, and died ABT 23 Jun 1819. He married (1) JEMIMA BARLOW, daughter of NEHEMIAH BARLOW and ANN JENNINGS. She was born 25 Sep 1752, and died Bef. 1787. He married (2) EUNICE (MNU) JENNINGS. She was born ABT 1764, and died 25 Oct 1831.

Notes for NATHANIEL JENNINGS:
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.

Notes for JABEZ JENNINGS:
Possibly the Jabez who, of "New Stamford," NY conveyed Greenfield land in 1794



Children of NATHANIEL JENNINGS and EUNICE JENNINGS are:
iii. ISAIAH6 JENNINGS, b. 13 Dec 1782; d. 02 Jul 1863, Fairfield CT; m. HANNAH BURR, 06 May 1804, Fairfield CT.
iv. JAMES EDWARD JENNINGS, b. Bef. 22 Oct 1786.
v. NATHANIEL KNAP JENNINGS, b. Bef. 12 May 1790.
vi. ALPHA JACKSON JENNINGS, b. Bef. 12 May 1790.
vii. RANSON JENNINGS, b. Bef. 26 Aug 1792.
viii. JABEZ HUBBELL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 16 Dec 1795.
ix. LEGRAND JENNINGS, b. Bef. 15 Dec 1798.
x. LYMAN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 07 Aug 1799.
xi. TRUMAN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 30 Aug 1801.
xii. SALLY ANN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 08 Aug 1804.
xiii. JOHN DIVINE JENNINGS, b. Bef. 09 May 1806.


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

Notes for JAMES JENNINGS:
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. 30 Jul 1777; d. 08 May 1859; m. AARON HUBBELL, 30 Jan 1799.


34. JOSHUA5 JENNINGS, JR (JOSHUA4, JOSHUA3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1727, and died 01 Feb 1818 in Westport CT. He married ESTER BURR 24 Dec 1754, daughter of PETER BURR. She was born Bef. 29 Nov 1734, and died 12 May 1819.

Children of JOSHUA JENNINGS and ESTER BURR are:
i. DAVID6 JENNINGS, b. 09 Oct 1755; d. 12 Feb 1831, Westport CT; m. (1) ABIGAIL BEERS; b. 20 Dec 1754; d. 03 Mar 1847; m. (2) EUNICE BURR, 06 Apr 1775; b. 24 Sep 1755; d. 01 Jan 1795, Westport CT.
ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 01 Jan 1757; d. 30 Apr 1823; m. JOHN HIDE, Apr 1776, Westport CT.
iii. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1758; d. 22 Jul 1758.

Notes for JOSHUA JENNINGS:
Died in infancy


iv. JOSHUA JENNINGS, b. ABT 1759; d. 13 Feb 1830; m. SARAH MOREHOUSE, 05 Jun 1791; b. 30 Dec 1769, Westport, CT; d. 28 Jan 1845, Westport, CT.
v. AARON JENNINGS, b. 11 Jan 1762; d. 26 Jan 1839, Westport CT; m. EUNICE TAYLOR, 16 Nov 1783; b. ABT 1758; d. 28 Dec 1827.
vi. PETER JENNINGS, b. 09 Sep 1764; d. 05 May 1841, Westport CT; m. SARAH WAKEMAN, 01 Jul 1792; b. 04 Feb 1773; d. 13 Jul 1857.
vii. ESTER JENNINGS, b. ABT 1766; d. 12 Apr 1816, Westport CT; m. ELIPHALET THORP; b. 27 Apr 1788.
viii. BURR JENNINGS, b. ABT 1768; d. 19 Jun 1845, Westport CT; m. MERCY MOREHOUSE, 07 Dec 1791; b. ABT 1774; d. 09 Feb 1842.
ix. ELEANOR JENNINGS, b. 30 Apr 1776; d. 25 Mar 1861, Westport CT; m. BANKS WAKEMAN, 20 Nov 1796.


35. STEPHEN5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 11 Feb 1713/14, and died 1785 in Fairfield CT. He married HANNAH STURGIS 20 Aug 1741, daughter of PETER STURGIS. She was born Bef. 16 Sep 1716, and died 09 Mar 1765.

Notes for STEPHEN JENNINGS:
Stephen was a Captain and had children

Children of STEPHEN JENNINGS and HANNAH STURGIS are:
i. DAVID6 JENNINGS, b. 07 Jun 1742; d. 03 Jun 1794, Fairfield CT; m. MEHITABEL SQUIRE, 03 Nov 1768; b. ABT 25 Mar 1750; d. 16 Mar 1795.
ii. WILLIAM JENNINGS, b. 04 Oct 1744; d. 22 Jul 1777.
iii. SUSANNA JENNINGS, b. 30 Sep 1746; d. 1833; m. JABEZ PERRY, 04 Nov 1782.
iv. STEPHEN JENNINGS, b. 21 Sep 1750; d. 20 Jul 1753.
v. STEPHEN JENNINGS, b. 27 Jan 1755; d. 18 Mar 1772.


36. JOSEPH5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 11 Jul 1716, and died 05 Aug 1780 in Sharon, CT. He married ELIZABETH RUMSEY 30 Aug 1744, daughter of ROBERT RUMSEY. She was born Bef. 13 Sep 1713, and died 19 Dec 1785 in at Sharon.

Notes for JOSEPH JENNINGS:
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. 11 Jun 1745.

Notes for JUSTIN JENNINGS:
(In 1790 he was late of Sharon, insolvent, and absconded into State of NY. In 1776 on the "Defence" was wounded in an engagement, had a leg amputated, and the State granted him L7.10.


ii. REUBEN JENNINGS, b. 20 Aug 1746.
iii. JABEZ JENNINGS, b. 19 Jul 1748; d. Jan 1777.

Notes for JABEZ JENNINGS:
from Jacobus - Taken prisoner at Fort Washington and died at New York Jan. 1777 age 29

iv. CHARLES JENNINGS, b. 23 Jan 1749/50; d. 1791, Sharon, CT; m. PHEBE (MNU) JENNINGS; b. ABT 1756; d. 23 Aug 1791, Sharon.
v. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. 09 Oct 1751; m. JOSIAH LYON, 01 Mar 1768, Greenfield CT; b. of Greenfield.

Notes for EUNICE JENNINGS:
Child bapt. at Greenfield, 10/20/1751; ? called of "North Fairfield,"

vi. ELLEN JENNINGS, b. 29 Aug 1753; d. 22 Dec 1784, Sharon, CT.
vii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 19 Jan 1757.
viii. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 09 Jul 1758; m. FAITH (MNU) JENNINGS.


37. BENJAMIN5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 07 Nov 1723. He married ANN RUMSEY, daughter of ROBERT RUMSEY. She was born Bef. 08 Oct 1721.

Children of BENJAMIN JENNINGS and ANN RUMSEY are:
i. ANN6 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 15 Oct 1749.
ii. ESTHER JENNINGS, b. Bef. 31 Mar 1751; m. ROBERT SCUDDER.
iii. BENJAMIN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 05 Nov 1752.
iv. EDMUND JENNINGS, b. 17 Nov 1754; d. 02 Jan 1837, Easton; m. ESTHER BARLOW, 10 Nov 1782; b. 1764; d. 13 Jun 1826.
v. JOSIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 31 Oct 1756.
vi. ELIPHALET JENNINGS, b. 27 Nov 1759; d. Dec 1820.

Notes for ELIPHALET JENNINGS:
P. 171, Jacobus, has Revolutionary record of Eliphalet Jennings Pension S 18468, 1832 Fairfield Co., age 76, enc. 1775 under Capt. David Dirmon for 7 mos. Was at taking of Fort Chamblee and St. Johns. Enl. 1776, Capt. George Benjamin's Co. for 6 mos. Was in engagement at Harlem under Geo. Washington's command. B. 15 Mar. 1756, Fairfield. (This was not above Eliphalet then.)

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


38. ANDREW5 JENNINGS (JOSEPH4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 17 Mar 1728/29, and died 1777. He married ABIGAIL SMEDLEY 17 Aug 1768, daughter of JAMES SMEDLEY. She was born 28 May 1737.

Child of ANDREW JENNINGS and ABIGAIL SMEDLEY is:
i. SARAH6 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 23 Jan 1777.


39. JOHN5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 12 May 1717, and died 09 Mar 1796 in Patterson, Putnam Co, NY. He married SARAH JENNINGS 30 Jan 1745/46 in Fairfield Church, daughter of DANIEL JENNINGS and HANNAH HENDRICK. She was born Bef. 06 Apr 1735, and died Bef. 1779.

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
He was Lieutenant, 5th Company, Fairfield, Connecticut, October 1751.


Children of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH JENNINGS are:
i. EZRA6 JENNINGS, b. 29 Mar 1747; d. 22 Apr 1802, Patterson, Putnam Co, NY; m. MARTHA BENNETT, 23 Nov 1769, Easton; b. 05 Nov 1747.

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


Notes for MARTHA BENNETT:
Still living in 1810


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


40. ZACHARIAH5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 22 Jan 1719/20 in Hartford, Saybrook or Fairfield CT, and died Aft. 1753 in Fairfield CT. He married SARAH MOREHOUSE Jun 1743 in Fairfield CT, daughter of ABRAHAM MOREHOUSE and ELIZABETH PATTERSON. She was born 28 Nov 1727 in Fairfield CT (Source: "Ancestry and Desc. of Gershom Morehouse, Jr, of Redding Conn, a Captain in the Amer. Revolution," Printed for private circulation by a descendant of.), and died Aft. 1754 in Probably in CT.

Notes for ZACHARIAH JENNINGS:
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:
i. ZACHARIAH6 JENNINGS, JR, b. 25 Mar 1745, Fairfield CT (Source: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories Families of Fairfield, Vol. II, Part II, Surnames, J-K Page 552.); d. Bef. 11 Mar 1816, Easton, Fairfield CT (Source: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories Families of Fairfield, Vol. II, Part II, Surnames, J-K Page 552.); m. EUNICE RISDON, ABT 1765, Fairfield CT; b. 07 Apr 1748; d. 19 Jan 1800.

Notes for ZACHARIAH JENNINGS, JR:
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.

ii. CATHERINE JENNINGS, b. 1747, Fairfield CT; m. SAMUEL HENDRIX.
iii. ABRAHAM JENNINGS, b. 1750, Fairfield CT (Source: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories Families of Fairfield, Vol. II, Part II, Surnames, J-K Page 552.); d. 07 Feb 1838, Weston (Source: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories Families of Fairfield, Vol. II, Part II, Surnames, J-K Page 552.); m. CHARITY RISDON, 02 Jul 1772 (Source: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories Families of Fairfield, Vol. II, Part II, Surnames, J-K Page 552.); d. 13 Jul 1847, Trumbull (Source: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories Families of Fairfield, Vol. II, Part II, Surnames, J-K Page 552.).

Notes for ABRAHAM JENNINGS:
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)


Notes for CHARITY RISDON:
"Charry" last name may have been spelled Risden.

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

Notes for WILLIAM JENNINGS:
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)


v. EDMUND JENNINGS, b. 1754, Fairfield, Fairfield CT; d. 28 Mar 1833, Hop City, Saratoga, NY bar Hubbell Cem Balston (Source: DAR Patriot Index Centennial Edition Part 2, Page 1593.); m. ELIZABETH (MNU) JENNINGS, 10 Nov 1782, Fairfield CT; b. 1755; d. 28 May 1842, Hop City, Saratoga, NY bar Hubbell Cem Balston.

Notes for EDMUND JENNINGS:
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.


7/1999
Captain Edmond Jenning's home recently had a historical marker placed in front of it at 457 Hop City Rd. Balston Spa, NY.

Notes for ELIZABETH (MNU) JENNINGS:
Known as Betsey

vi. JUSTUS JENNINGS, b. 31 Aug 1755, Fairfield CT; d. 19 Apr 1844, Milton NY bur West Milton Cem.; m. (1) HANNAH BEERS, 27 Dec 1781, Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, CT; b. 27 Jun 1765, Ridgefield,Fairfield Co CT; m. (2) MARY JENNEY, 1803.

Notes for JUSTUS JENNINGS:
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

From Internet: Justus, applied for government pension. He enlisted at Fairfield, Ct in 1778; served on the CT line and in 1778 was at the city of Philaelephia. 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.
Served in Revolution; was in battle of White Plains, NY; Trenton and Manmouth, NJ. S449877 pension; in Capt John Odell's Co., NJ Regiment 9 month; taken ill age 61, 1820 aged 63; had wife and five children; wife was 47. lived in Balston when he applied. Served with William Jennings.

vii. ISBON JENNINGS, b. 1757, Fairfield CT.
viii. SETH JENNINGS, b. 1761, Fairfield CT; d. 01 Sep 1820, prob. Ballston Spa, NY; m. HANNAH (MNU) JENNINGS; d. 09 Sep 1826.

Notes for SETH JENNINGS:
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.

Has AFN# GPRZFJ

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


41. ANN5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 01 Aug 1725. She married NEHEMIAH BARLOW, son of GEORGE BARLOW.

Children of ANN JENNINGS and NEHEMIAH BARLOW are:
i. ESTHER6 BARLOW, b. 1764; d. 13 Jun 1826; m. EDMUND JENNINGS, 10 Nov 1782; b. 17 Nov 1754; d. 02 Jan 1837, Easton.
ii. JEMIMA BARLOW, b. 25 Sep 1752; d. Bef. 1787; m. NATHANIEL JENNINGS; b. ABT 1752; d. ABT 23 Jun 1819.

Notes for NATHANIEL JENNINGS:
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.

42. NEHEMIAH5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 03 Aug 1729. He married (1) ELIZABETH SEELEY, daughter of NATHANIEL SEELEY. He married (2) PATIENCE JACKSON 11 Sep 1751 in Greenfield CT, daughter of GABRIEL JACKSON. She was born 25 Sep 1733.

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. 20 Apr 1753.
x. MARY JENNINGS, b. 25 Nov 1754; d. 29 Apr 1813, Easton; m. DANIEL HOLMES, 29 Dec 1783.
xi. JOHN JENNINGS, b. 12 Jan 1757.


43. HEZEKIAH5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 07 Oct 1733, and died 20 Mar 1789. He married (1) NAOMI SANFORD 30 Mar 1752 in Greenfield CT, daughter of EZEKIEI SANFORD. She was born Bef. 02 Jun 1734. He married (2) HANNAH HOYT 27 Nov 1795.

Notes for HEZEKIAH JENNINGS:
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, Mar 1772.

Notes for EBENEZER JENNINGS:
Nickname Jr.

ii. SAMUEL JENNINGS, m. SARAH CORBIN, 03 Feb 1793, Danbury.
iii. HEZEKIAH JENNINGS.
iv. EZEKIEL JENNINGS, m. SARAH TAYLOR.
v. PETER JENNINGS, d. ABT 10 Jan 1827.

Notes for PETER JENNINGS:
There was a note in the book "History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield", Vol. II by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., that the date of death came from "Miss Treadwell's book".

44. ABEL5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, JOSEPH3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 14 Dec 1735. He married SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH 16 Aug 1758, daughter of JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH. She was born 31 Mar 1736, and died 09 Jun 1816.

Children of ABEL JENNINGS and SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH are:
i. ROBERT6 JENNINGS, b. 05 Apr 1759; d. ABT 19 May 1801; m. ABIGAIL BARLOW, 04 May 1788.

Notes for ROBERT JENNINGS:
Buried May 19, 1801 age 42, (Trinity Church records), Fairfield, CT
No issue

ii. NOAH JENNINGS, b. 30 Mar 1760.

Notes for NOAH JENNINGS:
Removed to Ovid, Seneca County, NY 1813; living there, pensioner, 1839


iii. RUTH JENNINGS, b. 05 Jul 1761.
iv. ABIJAH JENNINGS, b. 07 Oct 1762; d. 21 Mar 1814, Fairfield CT; m. ELEANOR SEELEY, 17 Oct 1793, Trumbull; b. 1767, 1767.
v. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. 24 Nov 1763; m. JONATHAN WILSON.
vi. GRIZZEL JENNINGS, b. 07 Jul 1766.

Notes for GRIZZEL JENNINGS:
Living in Fairfield, unmarried in 1841.

vii. ANN JENNINGS, b. 11 Apr 1768.
viii. JOSEPH JENNINGS, b. 27 Aug 1770; d. 1824, Fairfield CT.
ix. ABEL JENNINGS, b. 26 Jul 1772.


45. DANIEL5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 07 Mar 1734/35, and died ABT 1787. He married EUNICE BURR 21 Dec 1752 in Fairfield Church, Fairfield CT, daughter of EPHRAIM BURR. She was born 08 Feb 1729/30 in Fairfield CT.

Children of DANIEL JENNINGS and EUNICE BURR are:
i. LYMAN6 JENNINGS, b. 16 Nov 1753; m. DEBORAH MITCHELL, 08 Jan 1778.

Notes for LYMAN JENNINGS:
Res. New Fairfield, 1792

Lyman Jennings and Joseph Willson of Fairfield on bond 5 March 1787, adm. Daniel Jennings of Fairfield


ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 08 Aug 1757.

Notes for ABIGAIL JENNINGS:
Died young

46. MATTHEW5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born ABT 1731, and died 27 May 1797 in Fairfield CT. He married REBECCA MOREHOUSE 05 Feb 1756. She was born 20 Feb 1736/37, and died 17 Jul 1816.

Children of MATTHEW JENNINGS and REBECCA MOREHOUSE are:
i. MICHAEL6 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 27 Mar 1757; d. 07 Oct 1776.
ii. LOIS JENNINGS, b. Bef. 14 Jun 1761; d. 26 Feb 1775.
iii. LOIS JENNINGS, b. Bef. 25 Jan 1776; d. 12 May 1797; m. OZIAS BURR, JR, 21 Apr 1796.
iv. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. Bef. 15 Apr 1778; d. 18 Dec 1811.


47. SARAH5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 06 Apr 1735, and died Bef. 1779. She married JOHN JENNINGS 30 Jan 1745/46 in Fairfield Church, son of JOHN JENNINGS and SARAH FANTON. He was born 12 May 1717, and died 09 Mar 1796 in Patterson, Putnam Co, NY.

Notes for JOHN JENNINGS:
He was Lieutenant, 5th Company, Fairfield, Connecticut, October 1751.


Children are listed above under (39) JOHN JENNINGS.

48. GERSHOM5 JENNINGS (DANIEL4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 12 Nov 1738, and died 09 Jan 1809 in Greenfield CT. He married (1) ABIGAIL WAKEMAN, daughter of JOHN WAKEMAN. She was born 22 Sep 1741, and died 30 Jan 1835. He married (2) RHODA SANFORD 18 Nov 1762, daughter of ZECHARIAH SANFORD and ANN SEELEY. She was born 28 Feb 1742/43, and died 03 May 1802.

Notes for GERSHOM JENNINGS:
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

Notes for RHODA SANFORD:
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. 26 Mar 1847, Greenfield CT.
ii. RUTH JENNINGS, b. ABT Sep 1765; d. 20 Mar 1836, Easton; m. JUSTUS SILLIMAN, 23 Apr 1789.
iii. EUNICE JENNINGS, b. 1768; d. 05 Feb 1790, Bur. Union Cemetery GS; m. DANIEL SHERWOOD; b. 1761, Easton, CT; d. 02 Jun 1813.
iv. DANIEL JENNINGS, b. ABT Oct 1770; d. 04 Mar 1845, Greenfield CT; m. PHEBE GREGORY, 14 Dec 1801; b. ABT 1777; d. 26 Dec 1856.

Notes for DANIEL JENNINGS:

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

v. HANNAH JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. 27 Jul 1833, Easton; m. CYRUS SILLIMAN; b. 28 Jan 1795.
vi. MICHAEL JENNINGS, b. ABT 1776; d. 18 Dec 1811, Fairfield CT; m. LOIS MEEKER; b. 05 Oct 1778; d. 20 Oct 1829, Redding.
vii. GERSHOM JENNINGS, b. ABT 1779; d. 17 Mar 1813, Greenfield CT; m. ESTHER NICHOLS; b. ABT 1776, Greenfield CT; d. 10 Jul 1805.

Notes for GERSHOM JENNINGS:
Gershom married a second wife, name unknown, who died March 22, 1813. Adm'n granted, March 29, 1813, to Zalmon Wakman of Fairfield; John Nichols, surety. Distribution Nov. 8, 1821; eldest son Sanford; 2nd son Hill; youngest son Ephraim.


49. JEREMIAH5 JENNINGS (JEREMIAH4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 14 Sep 1740, and died 03 Oct 1828 in Fairfield CT. He married ELIZABETH SMITH 08 Dec 1762 in Fairfield Church, daughter of JOHN SMITH. She was born ABT 1739, and died 27 Aug 1819.

Children of JEREMIAH JENNINGS and ELIZABETH SMITH are:
i. WILLIAM6 JENNINGS, b. 08 Jul 1766; d. 05 Jul 1842; m. (1) MARY (MNU) JENNINGS; d. 19 Aug 1861; m. (2) CHARLOTTE WILSON, 03 Apr 1791.

Notes for WILLIAM JENNINGS:
Removed to Sherman 1793, returned to Fairfield 1808, then removed to Rye, NY, 1809, and returned to Fairfield 1824.

ii. ABRAHAM JENNINGS, b. ABT 1773; d. 01 Sep 1846; m. BETSEY (MNU) JENNINGS; d. 03 Mar 1862.
iii. BETSEY JENNINGS, b. Bef. 02 Aug 1778; d. 04 Jan 1833; m. NATHANIEL BURR, 01 Jan 1801.
iv. JEREMIAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 24 Sep 1776.
v. ANDREW JENNINGS, b. Bef. 26 Mar 1780; m. MEHITABEL (MNU) JENNINGS.
vi. EPHRAIM JENNINGS, b. Bef. 15 May 1785; d. 09 Mar 1860; m. LORINDA (MNU) JENNINGS; b. ABT 1787; d. 02 May 1853.


50. PETER5 JENNINGS (JEREMIAH4, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 12 Jun 1743. He married EUNICE SMITH 03 Nov 1762 in Fairfield Church, Fairfield CT. She was born ABT 1741.

Children of PETER JENNINGS and EUNICE SMITH are:
i. MARY6 JENNINGS, b. Bef. 29 May 1763.
ii. PETER JENNINGS, b. Bef. 12 Jan 1766; m. HANNAH TUCKER, 13 Feb 1791; b. 31 Aug 1768.
iii. ELLEN JENNINGS, b. Bef. 10 Jul 1768; m. ISAAC GOLD, 07 Feb 1790.
iv. ELIZABETH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 18 Nov 1770; m. NATHAN GUIRE, 07 Jan 1795.
v. SALLY JENNINGS, b. Bef. 02 May 1779.
vi. EBENEZER JENNINGS, b. Bef. 20 Mar 1785.


51. SYLVANUS5 MIDDLEBROOK (REBECCA4 JENNINGS, MATTHEW3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 13 Sep 1743 in Fairfield Twp, Fairfield, CT. He married JERUSHA HUBBELL 1770 in Redding, Fairfield, CT. She was born 1747 in Redding, Fairfield, CT, and died 1780.

Children of SYLVANUS MIDDLEBROOK and JERUSHA HUBBELL are:
i. JONATHAN (JOSEPH)6 MIDDLEBROOK, b. May 1771, Redding, Fairfield, CT; d. 05 Apr 1836; m. MARIA BARTRAM, 21 Oct 1826, Redding, Fairfield, CT; b. 1775, NY; d. 04 Dec 1838.

Notes for MARIA BARTRAM:
Last name could be Partram


ii. HULDAH MIDDLEBROOK, b. 12 Jan 1773, Weston,,CT; m. DANIEL SHERWOOD.
iii. HUBBELL MIDDLEBROOK, b. 12 Nov 1774, Redding, Fairfield, CT; m. (FNU) PLATT.
iv. SYLVANUS MIDDLEBROOK, b. 15 Sep 1776, Redding, Fairfield, CT.
v. OLIVER MIDDLEBROOK, b. 1778, Greenfield Hill Fairfield, CT; d. 24 Jul 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 20 Dec 1731, and died 05 May 1757. He married MARY HULL 13 Mar 1754, daughter of ELIPHALET HULL. She was born 28 Mar 1736, and died 10 Oct 1814.

Child of SETH JENNINGS and MARY HULL is:
i. ESTER6 JENNINGS, b. 02 Mar 1755; d. 02 Oct 1837; m. PETER BURR, 17 Nov 1776.


53. MOSES5 JENNINGS (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 19 Aug 1733, and died 06 Mar 1813. He married ABIGAIL BURR 11 Oct 1759. She was born 27 Jul 1736, and died 18 Apr 1794.

Notes for MOSES JENNINGS:
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. 13 Sep 1761; d. 13 Jun 1790; m. SAMUEL BURR, 21 Jun 1781.
ii. PHEBE JENNINGS, b. Bef. 13 Feb 1763; m. WILLIAM SILLIMAN, 07 Dec 1780.

Notes for WILLIAM SILLIMAN:
Major William Silliman

iii. CATHARINE JENNINGS, b. Bef. 24 Feb 1765; d. 27 Nov 1832, Westport CT; m. THOMAS HILL, 20 Jun 1784.
iv. LUCRETIA JENNINGS, b. 06 Sep 1767.

Notes for LUCRETIA JENNINGS:
Died young


v. LUCRETIA JENNINGS, b. 05 Sep 1769; d. 01 Jul 1819, Fairfield CT; m. ELIJAH BIBBINS, 22 Sep 1796.
vi. DEBORAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 04 Aug 1771.

Notes for DEBORAH JENNINGS:
Died young

vii. MOSES JENNINGS, b. Bef. 10 Apr 1774; d. 07 Dec 1815, Fairfield CT.
viii. DEBORAH JENNINGS, b. Bef. 20 Oct 1776; m. LEWIS GOODSELL, 18 Jan 1796.
ix. LEVI JENNINGS, b. Bef. 26 Jul 1778; m. HANNAH JENNINGS, 23 Mar 1800; b. ABT 1779; d. 24 May 1814.


54. LUCRETIA5 JENNINGS (ISAAC4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 08 Oct 1737. She married (1) HENRY MARQUAND. She married (2) JOHN REDFIELD 25 Dec 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 18 May 1743 in Fairfield CT, and died 06 Jan 1819 in Fairfield CT. He married (1) RUTH (MNU) JENNINGS. He married (2) ABIGAIL GOLD 15 Nov 1770, daughter of ABRAHAM GOLD. She was born 15 Nov 1754 in Fairfield CT, and died 02 Nov 1795 in Fairfield CT.

Notes for ISAAC JENNINGS:
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. 10 Aug 1772; d. 08 May 1843; m. RICHARD MASON.
ii. ABIGAIL JENNINGS, b. 12 Jan 1776; m. EBENEZER BARTRAM, 09 Jan 1803.
iii. PHEBE JENNINGS, b. 10 Sep 1779.
iv. ABRAHAM GOLD JENNINGS, b. 27 Sep 1781, Fairfield CT; d. 29 Feb 1852, Fairfield CT; m. ANNA BURR, 07 Sep 1807; b. 09 Mar 1784, Fairfield CT; d. 08 Jan 1855, Fairfield CT.

Notes for ABRAHAM GOLD JENNINGS:
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

v. ANNA JENNINGS, b. 22 Jul 1785; d. 17 Mar 1830; m. NOAH BURR.
vi. ISAAC JENNINGS, b. 07 Nov 1788; d. 13 Mar 1874, Oberlin, OH; m. ANN BEACH, 15 Sep 1813.

Notes for ISAAC JENNINGS:
Apparently was a Doctor


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

Notes for SETH JENNINGS:
Apparently was a Deacon


viii. POLLY JENNINGS, b. 27 Nov 1793; d. 24 Sep 1795.


56. THADDEUS5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 31 Aug 1732, and died 1811 in Weston. He married LAVINIA BURRITT, daughter of CHARLES BURRITT. She was born ABT 09 Mar 1734/35 in Stratfield CT.

Children of THADDEUS JENNINGS and LAVINIA BURRITT are:
i. BURRITT6 JENNINGS, b. Dec 1758; m. RUTH CROFUT, 26 Nov 1790, Danbury.

Notes for BURRITT JENNINGS:
Living Cornwall, Litchfield County, 1818


ii. APPOLLINA (PAULINA) JENNINGS, b. 21 Mar 1760; d. 1819; m. SAMUEL BENNETT.
iii. PHILEMON JENNINGS, b. 26 Mar 1763; m. MOLLY BEACH, 23 Apr 1789.
iv. SYLVIUS JENNINGS, b. ABT 05 May 1765; d. 03 Mar 1819, Easton; m. SARAH THORP; b. 06 Jul 1768; d. 05 Apr 1838.

Notes for SYLVIUS JENNINGS:
"Sylvanus", died at Easton 3/3/1819 age 54

v. THADDEUS JENNINGS, b. ABT 21 Jun 1767; m. ABIGAIL HUBBELL; b. 06 Dec 1770.
vi. SUSANNAH JENNINGS, m. SELLECK SUMMERS.
vii. LAVINIA JENNINGS, m. (FNU) WAKELEE.


57. JOEL5 JENNINGS (JOHN4, ISAAC3, JOSHUA2, JOHN1) was born 13 Jul 1753, and died 14 Apr 1822. He married GRACE PERRY. She died 11 Oct 1823.

Children of JOEL JENNINGS and GRACE PERRY are:
i. ANNA6 JENNINGS.
ii. FANNY JENNINGS.
iii. POLLY JENNINGS.
iv. HENRIETTA JENNINGS.
v. CATY JENNINGS.

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