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Re: Zebulon Jennings, NJ to PA to OH
Posted by: Kathryn Newson Date: July 01, 2000 at 16:55:11
In Reply to: Zebulon Jennings, NJ to PA to OH by Sue Taylor of 350

The first Zebulon Jennings is one of the 7 brothers who were shipwrecked. I have never been able to determine that he was born in England. Most sources assume that either his father or grandfather came from England. What is your source for this information?

During the Revolutionary War, Zebulon Jennings, the son, served with the First Regiment of Minute Men, Suffolk Co., NY. I have been unable to get a copy of his military record. Numerous relatives entered the DAR using Zebulon as their ancestor. Unfortunately, they were all dead before I became interested in genealogy. DAR sources state that he is buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Westfield, NJ.

Zebulon and his wife whose name I have seen as both Johanna and Joanna, had 6 children, 5 of whom grew to adulthood.
1. Sarah Jennings, born July 22, 1763 in Essex County, NJ, died ?, married Jonathan Ridge. They had 8 children, all grew to adulthood.
2. Henry Jennings, born Feb. 20, 1765 in Essex County, NJ, died May 23, 1827, buried George's Creek Presbyterian Graveyard, Fayette Co., PA., married Rhoda Leslie. They had 8 children, all grew to adulthood.
3. Hezekiah or Zachariah Jennings, born April 6, 1767, died August 30, 1773. (I have found the different names in 2 different references and have not determined which is correct).
4. Jonathan Jennings, born May 14, 1769 in Essex County, NJ, died Nov. 2, 1808, buried Hills Graveyard, Washington County, Ohio, married Elizabeth Stephenson. They had 9 children, all grew to adulthood. (After his death, Elizabeth married William Nixon, a widower and had 4 more children).
5. Susannah Jennings
6. Jacob Jennings, born March 22, 1775 in Essex County, NJ, died Dec. 23, 1854 (1852), buried Sunville Cemetery, Venango County, PA., married Mary Morgan. They had 11 children, only 7 grew to adulthood. This is my great, great, great grandparents.

After Zebulon's death, his widow married Ephraim Woodruff and had at least one daughter. They moved including the children of her first husband to Fayette County, PA. between 1780 and 1787.

What additional information are you interested in knowing?


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