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Robert JENKINS

(1769-1848)

JENKINS, Robert, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Windsor Forges, Lancaster County, Pa., July 10, 1769; attended the common schools and the select school of Dr. Robert Smith of Pequea; was an ironmaster in Caernarvon Township; member of the State house of representatives in 1804 and 1805; elected as a Federalist to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses (March 4, 1807-March 3, 1811); member of a Group of Horse, and took an active part in suppressing the Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania; died in Windsor Forges, Pa., April 18, 1848; interment in the Caernarvon Presbyterian Churchyard, Churchtown, Lancaster County, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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