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Rhoda Cruff

Father: Samuel Cruff (____ - 31 May 1781)
Mother: Abigail Sprague (ABT 1719 - AFT 1806)

Family 1: Daniel Jenckes (19 Mar 1742/1743 - 1799)
  1.  Lemuel Jenckes (8 Aug 1768 - ____)
  2. +Sarah Jenckes (8 Sep 1769 - ____)
  3.  Ezra Jenckes (20 Mar 1771 - ____)
  4. +Dianna Jenckes (4 Nov 1772 - ____)
  5.  Rispah Jenckes (29 Sep 1774 - ____)
  6.  Daniel Jenckes (21 Feb 1777 - ____)
  7. +Russell Jenckes (15 Oct 1782 - 8 May 1842)
  8.  James Jenckes (27 May 1784 - ____)
  9. +Sterry Jencks (6 Feb 1787 - 26 Nov 1853)

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                       _Thomas Cruff _________|
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 _Samuel Cruff _______|
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|--Rhoda Cruff 
|  (1748 - 1819)
|                                                                                          _Edward Sprague _____+
|                                                                                         | (1576 - 1614)       
|                                                                    _William Sprague ____|_Christina Holland __
|                                                                   | (1609 - 1675) m 1635  (1579 - 1651)       
|                                              _Anthony Sprague ____|
|                                             | (1635 - 1719) m 1661|
|                                             |                     |                      _Anthony Eames ______+
|                                             |                     |                     | (1595 - 1686) m 1615
|                                             |                     |_Milicent Eames _____|_Margery Pierce _____
|                                             |                       (1615 - 1695) m 1635  (1598 - 1662)       
|                      _Richard Sprague ______|
|                     | (1685 - 1753) m 1710  |
|                     |                       |                                            _Robert Bartlett ____+
|                     |                       |                                           | (1567 - ....) m 1589
|                     |                       |                      _Robert Bartlett ____|_Alice Barker _______
|                     |                       |                     | (1603 - 1676) m 1627  (1567 - ....)       
|                     |                       |_Elizabeth Bartlett _|
|                     |                         (1636 - 1712) m 1661|
|                     |                                             |                      _Richard Warren _____
|                     |                                             |                     | (1580 - 1628) m 1610
|                     |                                             |_Mary Warren ________|_Elizabeth Walker ___
|                     |                                               (1610 - 1683) m 1627  (1583 - 1673)       
|_Abigail Sprague ____|
  (1719 - 1806) m 1745|
                      |                                                                    _John Whaple ________+
                      |                                                                   |  m 1617             
                      |                                              _John Whipple _______|_Mary Collett _______
                      |                                             | (.... - 1685) m 1638  (.... - 1645)       
                      |                        _William Whipple ____|
                      |                       | (.... - 1711) m 1675|
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                      |                       |                     |_Sarah ______________|_____________________
                      |                       |                       (1624 - 1666) m 1638                      
                      |_Mary Sprague Whipple _|
                        (1689 - 1749) m 1710  |
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                                              |_Mary _______________|
                                                (.... - 1713) m 1675|
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Notes

!SOURCE: The Sprague Database (Mail from Dick Weber (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 23 Oct 1997)

!SOURCE: "Descendants of Abigail Sprague," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 17 Aug 2003. Cites names mentioned in the will of Samuel Cruff, dated 23 Apr 1776, proved 2 Jul 1781 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island. Also cites Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896 (birth).

!SOURCE: Sprague Database (printout dated 7 Nov 1997), mailed by Dick Weber (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Web Site. Gives surname Whipple.

!SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 30 Aug 2004. Sheds light on Rhoda as the second wife of Daniel Jenckes, and which children were the children of the first (versus second) wife. The Cumberland, RI will abstracts has the following entry:

JENCKS, RHODA, of Cumberland, widow. Will dated 13 March 1808, proved 24 April 1819. Mentions sons Russell Jenks & Stirry Jenks; grandson Ezra Jenks; grandsons Knight Ray, William Ray, John Ray, Simon Whipple Ray, Preston Ray, & Halsey Ray; Gideon Jenks son of my late husband by his first wife. (src: Abstracts of Cumberland, RI Wills by Nellie Beaman, RI Genealogical Register vol. 4 No. 1 p.95, Cumberland, RI Probate Records Vol. 12, 180-181)

Per Arnold's VRs (21:303 RI American 5/11/1819): Jencks, Rhoda in 72nd yr. suddenly at Cumberland. {Age of 71 at death gives an approximate birth date of 1748.}

The above will abstract leads to the conclusion that Gideon Jenks {50297} is the son of Sarah Whipple {13221} and Daniel Jenckes {13043} and that all the other children listed as being Sarah's are really Rhoda's {13222}. {I have not found a surname for Rhoda, but Whipple is in the Whipple Genweb; perhaps "Sterry" would be worth checking as a son is so named.} Arnold's VRs (3:5:40 Cumberland 1:26) note the Jan. 6, 1763 marriage between Sarah Whipple and Daniel Jenckes, Jr. Arnold's VRs (3:5:106 Cumberland 1:120) show Gideon as the child of Sarah and Daniel Jenckes. Then there is a gap of four years until the births of Lemuel (1768) and Sarah (1769) to Rhodia (sic) and Daniel Jenckes. The next six children--Ezra, Dianna, Rispah, Daniel, Russell, and James--are attributed to Sarah and Daniel Jenckes.

It was probably my assumption that the name Rhod(i)a was in error, but it would appear that Arnold (or the Town Clerk) incorrectly noted Sarah as the mother of the six youngest Jenckes children. Apparently, Sarah (Whipple) Jenckes died after Gideon's birth in May 1764 and before Rhoda's first child was born in Aug. 1768.

Norma also cites the Family Data Collection - Individual Records, which gives Rhoda's surname as Cruff.

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