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In memory of Elizabeth W Jenks, my Paternal 4th Great-Grandmother on the DYKEMAN branch.


  • Our County and Its People: A Memorial History of Tioga County, New York, by Leroy Kingman, 1900, p. 399 [Link]
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Elizabeth W Jenks

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1797 Aug 30



1819 or earlier




1866 July 11

Candor, Tioga, New York

Upper Fairfield Cemetery

Candor, Tioga, NY




Elizabeth W. Jenks, better known as Betsy, was born on August 30, 1797, in New York and married Thomas Jacobs and had several children including Rachel, Henry, James, John, and Eli Jacobs. Betsy died on July 11, 1866, at the age of 68. She is buried in Upper Fairfield Cemetery in Candor, Tioga County, New York.


It seems likely that she was a relative of three brothers who came from Massachusetts in 1797. They were Michael, Laban and Elisha Jenks who established Jenksville, a hamlet in Newark Valley. Michael had two sons, Michael and Otis. See sources, Our County and Its People: A Memorial History of Tioga County, New York.


Elizabeth W Jenks & Thomas Jacobs were the parents of my ancestor,

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