Individual Details

Joseph Jenckes

(October 12, 1632 - January 4, 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.


BirthOctober 12, 1632Buckinghamshire, England
MarriageNovember 30, 1652Rhode Island, British America - Esther Hester Ballard
CivilMarch, 1660Lynn, British America
Civil1674Providence, British America
CivilMay 5, 1680Rhode Island, British America
Civil1689Providence, British America
WillOctober 21, 1708Providence, British America
DeathJanuary 4, 1717Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
ProbateFebruary 11, 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)
ChildJoanna Jenckes (1672 - 1756)
FatherJoseph Jenckes (1599 - 1683)
MotherMary Unknown Jenckes (1611 - 1643)