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The Jennings line I descend from includes, Samuel K. Jennings - Texas Ranger, b. Missouri 1828, d. 1881 Texas, his father Gordon Cartwright Jennings - Oldest Alamo Defender and Cannoneer in Capt. Carey's Invincibles, b. 1782 Windham, CT, died The Alamo, Texas, his father, Joseph Jennings, Revolutionary Soldier, Windham, CT. we have traced them back to John Jeney that arrived at Plymouth on the Little James in 1623, and built the first grist mill there. Looking for any/all info pertaining to this line. Thank You! :) Wendy
A correction for Michael Jennings. He was born in Northern Ireland in 1817. His father William Jennings was born in Seaford Down in 1790.
Comment by Marilyn Safranek,
My g-grandfather was Michael Jennings b. in Seaford, Down in 1790. Married Alice Knowles in Prescott, Lancashire in 1841. Left from Liverpool in 1842 to NYC. He came with his mother,Rose and Alice his wife. In New York he was head of Fr. Matthew"s Tempurance Union for 10 years and involved with the UnderGround Railroad . The boundaries for the Freed slaves had to be reset to Ontario,Canada because they were in Malone, New York. There was lots of land and the Irish were given some land. Michael received 30 acres in 1850, sold it in 1853. From there he eventually came to Illinois with Alice and his children: Mary Ann, Theobald, Richard, William, John and Sarah. He started an Express Business with his sons and was quite successful. I have a lot of information about this line of Jennings
Comment by Marilyn J. on October 21, 2012
This message is for Rosie. John Jennings had a famous brother called Charles of Kilmaine, Extremely famous soldier who fought under Ireland, Napoleon, and even in the American Revolution. John was mentioned as well as another brother. Read over Charles history, maybe you can find out more about John.
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