Nathaniel Jenness House, 253 South Road

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  1. This house is believed to have been built around 1795.

  2. Do you know if this is Capt. Nathaniel Jenness’s home? If it is this would be my 8th generation grandfather i think.

    • Hi Kellie,

      I do believe the house at 253 South Road was the home of a Captain Nathaniel Jenness. According to our records, Nathaniel was born on August 22, 1725 (the son of John and Mary Mason Jenness) and died on February 7, 1812. His first marriage was to Hannah Dow, then next to widow Mary Goss Tarlson, and last to widow Mary Marston Wedgwood. We do know that in 1740 Captain Nathaniel willed the house to his son, Nathaniel. We do not know, however, if and when the house in question was replaced after Captain Jenness’s will was written. Most likely, the house had been re-built in some way since 1740. The reference to “Nathaniel Jenness House” most likely refers to the son Nathaniel and not the Captain.

      We have many genealogical records of the Jenness family here at the Rye Town Museum. If you’d like to stop by to research your family, please email us at info@ryenhhistoricalsociety.org.

      Thank you for your inquiry!

      RTM Staff

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