The Family of John and Sarah Jennings

John and Sarah Hopkins Jennings emigrated to Ohio in the early 1800s, arriving about 1810 (see below). They were among a group of people from Haddonfield and vicinity who made this migration, locating in the new community of Waynesville, Warren county. Many Quakers came to this area from the east and south. This was rich farm land, and Waynesville became a largely-Quaker town for a while.

Sarah had married John "contrary to discipline," meaning that they didn't follow the prescribed procedures for marriage set down by the Quaker meetings. Because of this, they were disowned, and were no longer members of the meeting.

Details for John & Sarah Hopkins Jennings

John Jennings came to Wayne Twp, Warren County in 1810, and bought
a mill. In 1825 he built a brick mill.
--History of Warren County, Ohio, p. 582

John and Sarah Jennings were Waynesville pioneers. Her sister married
Samuel Heighway. Their daughter, Rebecca Clark Jennings, married James
Harris of Vermont, son of Israel Harris of Rutland.
--History of Warren County, Ohio, p. 849

1820 Census, Warren County, Waynesville, p. 210A, line 24 - Jennings, J., Age >45

Modified Register for Sarah Hopkins Jennings

First Generation

1. Sarah Hopkins was born on 5 Apr 1767 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She died on 10 Mar 1850 in Warren County, Ohio.

Sarah married John Jennings son of Jacob Jennings and Mary Norris Smith about 9 Mar 1789 in New Jersey. John was born on 5 Feb 1765 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He died in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

They had the following children:

2 F i. Mary Jennings was born on 10 Feb 1789 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. She died on 1 Apr 1838 in Warren County, Ohio.
Mary married Samuel Heighway Jr. on 23 Jan 1811 in Warren County, Ohio. Samuel was born on 7 Feb 1783 in England.

3 M ii. Ebenezer H. Jennings was born on 17 Apr 1790 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

+ 4 F iii. Ann Jennings was born on 30 Aug 1791. She died on 25 Aug 1824.

+ 5 M iv. Jacob Smith Jennings was born on 10 Jan 1793. He died on 21 Feb 1857.

6 F v. Elizabeth Jennings was born on 26 Jan 1795 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

7 F vi. Sarah Jennings was born on 17 Oct 1796 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

8 F vii. Beulah Jennings was born on 30 Apr 1798 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

9 M viii. John Jennings was born on 17 Aug 1800 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He died on 10 Mar 1850 in Warren County, Ohio.

10 F ix. Hope Jennings was born on 12 Jul 1802 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

+ 11 F x. Rebecca Clark Jennings was born on 3 Oct 1804. She died on 9 Sep 1879.

12 M xi. Isaac H. Jennings was born on 6 Feb 1808 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

Second Generation

4. Ann Jennings (Sarah) was born on 30 Aug 1791 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. She died on 25 Aug 1824 in Warren County, Ohio.

Ann married Moses Harlan on 28 Jan 1813. Moses was born on 5 Aug 1756 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. He died on 2 Sep 1842 in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois.


Moses and Ann had the following children:

13 M i. George Baker Harlan was born on 27 Sep 1813 in Warren County, Ohio.

14 F ii. Sarah Hopkins Harlan was born on 2 Mar 1815 in Warren County, Ohio.

15 M iii. John Harlan was born on 30 Dec 1816 in Warren County, Ohio.

16 F iv. Phebe Harlan was born on 14 Jun 1818 in Warren County, Ohio.

17 M v. Milton Harlan was born on 14 Nov 1819 in Warren County, Ohio.

18 M vi. Lewis Harlan was born on 17 Aug 1823 in Warren County, Ohio.

5. Jacob Smith Jennings (Sarah) was born on 10 Jan 1793 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He died on 21 Feb 1857 in Seneca County, Ohio.

Jacob married Osee Lee Blackford daughter of John Blackford and Susannah Hampton on 23 Jul 1818 in Warren County, Ohio. Osee was born on 21 Aug 1799 in Warren County, Ohio. She died on 3 Aug 1876 in Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio.

They had the following children:

19 M i. John Morris Jennings was born on 18 Feb 1820 in Ohio. He died on 24 Mar 1857.
John married Mary Jane Hidy daughter of Joel Hidy and Elizabeth Newman. Mary was born about 1827 in Virginia.

20 M ii. George Newton Jennings was born on 26 Nov 1821. He died on 22 Apr 1894 in Henry County, Ohio. He was buried in Henry County, Ohio.
George married Sarah Jane Morrison daughter of John H. Morrison and Charlotte. Sarah was born on 25 Jul 1830 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She died on 12 Apr 1907 in Liberty Center, Henry County, Ohio. She was buried in Henry County, Ohio.

21 M iii. Milton Jennings was born on 17 Apr 1825 in Ohio. He died on 5 Apr 1901 in Henry County, Ohio. He was buried in Henry County, Ohio.
Milton married Mary Jane Davidson . Mary was born about 1828 in Ohio.

22 M iv. Ethan A. Jennings .

23 M v. Jackson Jennings was born on 30 Sep 1826 in Seneca County, Ohio. He died on 21 Jul 1911.
Jackson married Elizabeth . Elizabeth was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania.

24 M vi. Justin Jennings was born on 14 Jan 1829 in Ohio. He died on 20 Jun 1900 in Henry County, Ohio. He was buried in Henry County, Ohio.
Justin married Catherine Powell on 20 Nov 1851 in Seneca County, Ohio. Catherine was born on 10 Jul 1832 in Ohio. She died on 19 Mar 1894 in Henry County, Ohio. She was buried in Henry County, Ohio.

25 M vii. Barkley Jennings was born on 12 Dec 1830 in Seneca County, Ohio. He died after 1 Jun 1860.

26 F viii. Mary Ann Jennings was born about 1832 in Ohio.
Mary married Ebenezer Wolfe .

27 F ix. Martha Jane Jennings was born about 1832 in Ohio.
Martha married John Wesley Myers .


28 F x. Sarah Ellen Jennings was born about 1835 in Ohio.
Sarah married Shepherd Cowdrey Harmon in Oct 1857.

29 F xi. Laura Adeline Jennings was born on 7 May 1836 in Hopewell Twp, Seneca County, Ohio.
Laura married Henry Miley son of John Miley and Magdalen Beever on 22 Oct 1857. Henry was born on 30 Aug 1831 in Eden Twp, Seneca County, Ohio. He died on 12 Jun 1883.

30 F xii. Cynthia Jennings was born about 1838/1839 in Ohio.
Cynthia married Benjamin Reeme .

31 F xiii. Susan Jennings was born about 1840/1841 in Ohio.
Susan married Monson .

11. Rebecca Clark Jennings (Sarah) was born on 3 Oct 1804 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. She died on 9 Sep 1879 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

Rebecca married James Harris in Oct 1822. James was born about 1800.

They had the following children:

32 M i. Israel Hopkins Harris was born on 23 Nov 1823 in Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio. He died on 17 Oct 1897 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.
Israel married (1) Esther Ann Stokes daughter of Jarvis Stokes. Esther died in 1849.
Israel married (2) Carrie E. Bunnell . Carrie died on 15 Jan 1873 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Israel married (3) Edith Mosher . Edith was born on 28 Feb 1853. She died on 2 Nov 1943.

33 M ii. Joseph Harris was born on 17 Apr 1827 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

34 M iii. James Harris was born on 28 Oct 1829 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

35 M iv. Augustine James Harris was born on 4 Jan 1832 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

36 M v. Alfred Jennings Harris was born on 3 May 1834 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

37 F vi. Emily Craig Harris was born on 26 Jan 1839 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

38 M vii. Franklin Laren Harris was born on 2 May 1842 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.


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This file was last updated on 12/25/2009.

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