Robert Jenkins (Pennsylvania politician)

Robert Jenkins (July 10, 1769 – April 18, 1848) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Robert Jenkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1807 – March 3, 1811
Preceded byIsaac Anderson
John Whitehill
Succeeded byRoger Davis
John M. Hyneman
Joseph Lefever
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1804 - 1805
Personal details
Born(1769-07-10)July 10, 1769
Caernarvon Township, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedApril 18, 1848(1848-04-18) (aged 78)
Caernarvon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyFederalist
Spouse(s)Catherine Carmichael


Early lifeEdit

Robert Jenkins was born at Windsor Forge Mansion in Caernarvon Township in the Province of Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and the select school of Dr. Robert Smith of Pequea. He was an ironmaster in Caernarvon Township, and a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1804 and 1805.


He was elected as a Federalist to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses. He was a member of a Group of Horse, and took an active part in suppressing the Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania.

Personal lifeEdit

He married Catherine Carmichael (1775–1853).[1] They had two sons and six daughters: David Jenkins (1800–1850) and John Carmichael Jenkins (1809–1855), Elizabeth Jenkins (1803–1870), Mary Jenkins (1805–1859), Martha Jenkins (1805–1890), Phoebe Ann Jenkins (1807–1872), Catharine Jenkins (1812–1886), and Sarah Jenkins (1817-unknown).[1]


He died at Windsor Forge in 1848. He was buried in the Caernarvon Presbyterian Churchyard in Churchtown, Pennsylvania.


He was a grandfather of noted American sculptor and poet Blanche Nevin (1841–1925).[2]


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  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Joan Deen and Mary Wiley Myers (September 1988, May 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Windsor Forge Mansion" (PDF). Retrieved February 18, 2012. {{cite web}}: Check date values in: |date= (help)
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

1807–1809 alongside: John Hiester and Matthias Richards
1809–1811 alongside: Daniel Hiester and Matthias Richards
Succeeded by