Individual Details

Joseph Jenckes

(12 Oct 1632 - 4 Jan 1717)

Joseph Jenckes was born in England, came to America. In Pawtucket RI he built the first house, probably and definitely the first forge and sawmill. He was a blacksmith and active in his community: assistant Justice, General Assembly Representative, on the jury and council and a tax assessor. He married Elizabeth Ballard they had 3 sons and 6 daughters. He is buried in the Govr Joseph Jenckes Lot, now defunct. His son Joseph was long time Govr of Rhode Island.


Birth12 Oct 1632Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage30 Nov 1652Rhode Island, British America - Esther Hester Ballard
CivilMar 1660Lynn, British America
Civil1674Providence, British America
Civil5 May 1680Rhode Island, British America
Civil1689Providence, British America
Will21 Oct 1708Providence, British America
Death4 Jan 1717Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Probate11 Feb 1717Providence, British America
BurialGovernor Joseph Jencks Lot, Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


SpouseEsther Hester Ballard (1632 - 1717)
ChildJoseph Jenckes (1656 - 1740)
ChildElizabeth Jenckes (1658 - 1740)
ChildWilliam Jenckes (1675 - 1765)
ChildNathaniel Jenckes (1663 - 1723)
FatherJoseph Jenckes (1599 - 1683)
MotherMary Unknown Jenckes (1611 - 1643)