Friday, August 24, 2012

1834 Handwritten Marriage Intention of Samuel Jenness and Miss Polly Edmonds of Rye, New Hampshire

Handwritten marriage intention between Mr. Samuel Jenness and Miss Polly J. Edmonds, dated October 25, 1834 and signed by John A. Trefethen, Town Clerk of Rye, New Hampshire.

From brief online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome]

 Samuel Wallis Jenness was born June 17, 1787 at Rye, New Hampshire, son of Levi and Elizabeth (Wallis) Jenness.   Polly J. Edmonds was born March 16, 1806 at Rye, New Hampshire, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary Molly (Berry) Edmonds.  

Samuel Wallis Jenness and Polly Jenness Edmonds fulfilled their marriage intention on July 19, 1835 at Rye, New Hampshire.

Polly was the second of Samuel's three wives.  Samuel's first wife was Abigail Perkins, daughter of James and Mary Molly (Perkins) Perkins.  Samuel and Abigail had, I believe, eight children. Abigail died March 13, 1833.

I couldn't find a record of any children born to Samuel and Polly, but there may have been some. Polly died August 17, 1841 at Rye, New Hampshire.

Samuel's third wife, whom he married on February 11, 1844, was Sarah S. Randall, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Shute) Randall. I didn't find a record of any children born to Samuel and Sarah.

If my information is correct, Sarah died March 1, 1875 at Rye, New Hampshire, and Samuel died the next day.

The Town Clerk who handwrote the marriage intention was John Adams Trefethen, who was born July 27, 1799 at Rye, New Hampshire, son of Captain William and Elisabeth (Tucker) Trefethen.

In November 1834, shortly after he signed the marriage intention above, John married Mary Locke, daughter of Joseph and Abigail (Marden) Locke. Mary was born September 25, 1809 at Rye, New Hampshire. They had at least four children and lived their lives, it appears, at Rye, New Hampshire.

In addition to being Town Clerk, John served as a selectman, school teacher and state representative.  He died October 5, 1870; his widow Mary died September 30, 1888.

If you have corrections or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

See another blog post for the marriage intention of Samuel's first cousin, once removed, Nathaniel Gilbert Jenness and Miss Emeline E. Lang, dated March 20, 1847 and also signed by John A. Trefethen, Town Clerk of Rye, New Hampshire.

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