Jenks, Daniel T.
Born: 1798-06-01 Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Died: 1860-06-01 Washington, DC
Flourished: Washington, DC
Daniel T. Jenks was a merchant and federal government official. In October 1819, Jenks married Mary Ann Stockton, with whom he had five children. The couple resided for a time in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where Jenks operated a fulling mill. Jenks later moved his family to Philadelphia, where he operated a trimming and furniture store. In 1850, he was living in Philadelphia's North Ward and owned real property valued at $15,000. Jenks worked as a clerk with the U.S. Census Office on the 1850 census. Work on the census complete, the Census Office dismissed Jenks in July 1853. In 1855, he became a clerk in the U.S. Pension Office in Washington DC. In February 1856, Jenks was appointed to sign the name of the Commissioner of Pensions to certificates or warrants for bounty land granted under congressional legislation enacted on March 3, 1855, relieving the commissioner from signing the nearly 7,000 remaining documents. Jenks remained a signer of land warrants upon his death.
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