Person:Stephen Jennings (2)

Stephen Jennings
b.est 1645
m. 15 May 1677
  1. Sarah Jennings1684 - 1748
Facts and Events
Name[3] Stephen Jennings
Gender Male
Birth[4] est 1645 Rough estimate based on date of birth of known wife.
Marriage 15 May 1677 Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States (probably)to Hannah Dickinson
Death[1][2] 22 Jul 1710 Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[5] Old Indian Cemetery, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Brookfield, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1909)

    Jenning, Stephen, "killed by the Indians, July 20, 1710". GS7
    [GS7=Old Cemetery, West Brookfield]

  2. Temple, Josiah Howard. History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts: preceded by an account of old Quabaug, Indian and English occupation, 1647-1783; Brookfield records, 1686-1783; with a genealogical register. (North Brookfield, Massachusetts: The Town, 1887)

    July 22, "six men, viz. Ebenezer Hayward, John White, 'Stephen Jennings, Benjamin Jennings [Stephen's son], John Grosvenor and Joseph Kellogg were making hay in the meadows, when the Indians, who had been watching an opportunity to surprise them, sprang suddenly upon them, despatched five of them, and took the other (John White) prisoner. White, spying a small company of our people at some distance, jumped from the Indian that held him and ran to join his friends; but the Indian fired after him and wounded him in the thigh, by which he fell; but soon recovering and running again, he was again fired at and received his death wound." - Fiske's Discourse.

  3. Judd, Sylvester, and Lucius M. Boltwood. History of Hadley (Massachusetts): including the early history of Hatfield, South Hadley, Amherst and Granby, Massachusetts. (Springfield, MA: H.R. Huntting & Co., 1905)

    "JENNINGS, STEPHEN, freeman 1690, came perhaps from Brookfield to Hat[field], and returned thither. He m. probably, (2) May 15, 1677, Hannah, wid. of Samuel Gillett, and dau. of John Dickinson of Had[ley]. She with two of her Gillett children was in 1677 carried to Canada." [A fuller account of Hannah's capture with others, and the efforts of Benjamin Wait and Stephen Jennings, to redeem them is on p. 184-186.]

  4. Jennings, William Henry. A genealogical history of the Jennings families in England and America. (Columbus, Ohio: unknown, 1899)

    [#2788] Stephen Jennings, birth unknown, death bef. 1720, m. 15 May 1677 Hannah Dickinson, d/o John Dickinson and Frances Foote, widow of Samuel Gillett.

  5. Stephen Jennings, in Find A Grave.