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American Joseph JENCKES

American deputy governor and governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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Born: on January 01, 1656 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, United States
Died: on June 15, 1740 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States


Jenckes was the son of Joseph and Esther (Ballard) Jenckes who lived in Lynn, Massachusetts before coming to Rhode Island. His father, the son of an earlier Joseph Jenckes, operated a sawmill in Warwick, but shortly thereafter settled in Providence. The subject Joseph Jenckes became a freeman in Providence in 1681, and ten years later began an extensive career of civil service to the colony. For 12 years from 1691 to 1708 he was a Deputy from Providence, and for four of those years he was the Speaker of the House of Deputies.

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