Biography of James Luther Jenna

James Luther Jenna, a successful farmer and esteemed resident of Langdon, is a native of Worcester, Mass. He was born April 20, 1861, son of George W. and Mary (Harriman) Jenna. James Jenna, father of George W., born in the town of Grantham, Sullivan County, followed the occupation of farmer. He married Hannah Cram, who bore him three children-George W., Julia, and Luther. Julia died at the age of twenty, and Luther died in childhood.

George W. Jenna, who was born in Pomfret, Vt., February 2, 1833, and spent the greater part of his life in Washington County, Vermont, was a carpenter and a farmer. In August, 1864, he enlisted in Company G, Sixth Vermont Regiment, and served in the Civil War until July, 1865, participating in the battle of Cedar Creek and a number of other engagements. He was an attendant of the Congregational church. His wife, Mary Harriman Jenna, was born in Charlotte, Vt., November 30, 1833, and is still living. She bore her husband nine children; namely, George B., James L., Carl W., Martha V., William R., Martin I., Horace V., Mary M., and Myrtie L. George B., a farmer, is married, lives in Langdon, and has one child. Carl W., a plumber in Leominster, Mass., is married and has one child. Martha V. is the wife of James E. Pierce, a railroad man living Fitchburg, Mass., and has two children. William R., a farmer of Langdon, is married and has two children. Martin I., a plumber in Fitchburg, Mass., is unmarried. Horace V., unmarried, is engaged in farming in Langdon. Mary M. is the wife of George Williams, a farmer of Langdon, and has no children. And Myrtie L., the wife of Milton Dodge, a farmer of Acworth, N.H., has no children.

James Luther Jenna received his education in Duxbury, Vt., after which he worked out on farms for six years. Since then he has successfully conducted a farm of his own. He came to Langdon eight years ago. In September, 1889, Mr. Jenna married Mrs. Viona E. Chase, widow of March Chase, who was a wealthy farmer and an influential resident of Langdon. She is a daughter of Moses Knight, of Langdon, and was born in Chester, Vt., July 4, 1858. She had a twin sister named Viola A. Knight. Mr. and Mrs. Jenna are the parents of three children, namely: Irving L., born June 16, 1890; Mildred A., born October 23, 1891; and Burton L., born October 17, 1894.

MLA Source Citation:

Biographical Review Publishing Company. Biographical Review; containing life sketches of leading citizens of Merrimack and Sullivan counties, N. H. Boston. Biographical Review Publishing Company. 1897. Web. 31 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 15th, 2012



Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.

Connect With Us!

Pin It on Pinterest


Share This

Share this post with your friends!