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Daniel Jenckes papers

 Collection — Folder: S718
Identifier: S0718

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photostat copy of an autographed document from Daniel Jenckes in Terre Haute, Indiana ranging from 1819/01/16 to 1819/06/10 regarding expenses of trip from Terre Haute, Indiana to Providence, Rhode Island.


  • 1819/01/16-1819/06/10


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Daniel Jenckes and his family. of Welsh ancestry, came to Terre Haute, Indiana from Providence, Rhode Island, beginning in 1816. Daniel had three brothers and several sisters. He and his brother John established the first distillery in Vigo County, and he had a free African-American person in his employ. He traveled from Vincennes, Indiana to Rhode Island, where his sisters still lived, in 1819. He married Rachel Ewing in Vincennes, Indiana in May, 1820. He and his brother John bought land in 1822 in Vigo County, and he was admitted to practice as an attorney. He was later appointed guardian for Pamela Sisson and for Phebe and Phillip. He served as an associate Circuit Court judge in 1824, then from 1836 to 1839. There were four people in his household in 1840. He is said to have died off the coast of Africa of a tropical fever.


Information found within the collection. "Jenckes, Daniel." 1840 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 11, 2015. "Jenckes, Daniel." Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899. Accessed February 11, 2015.

Bradsby, H. C. History of Vigo County, Indiana. (Chicago, IL: S. B. Nelson & Co., 1891), 199, 324, 344, 346.

"Jenckes, Daniel." Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850. Accessed February 11, 2015.

Markle, A.R. When Terre Haute Was Young: A Series of Articles from the Terre Haute Tribune, 1931-1954, vol. 1, pp. 24, 85; vol. 2, pp. 33-34.

Oakey, C. C. Greater Terre Haute and Vigo County. Chicago, IL: Lewis Publishing Company.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from A.R. Markle on 1933/02/12.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/11 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised 2016/03/10 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.