Composer: Stephen Jenks
Born: March 17, 1772, Glocester, Rhode Island.
Died: June 3, 1856, Thompson, Ohio.
Buried: Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, Ohio.
During his life, Jenks moved from town to town, living in Ridgefield and New Canaan, Connecticut; Pound Ridge, New York; and Providence, Rhode Island; finally settling in Thompson, Ohio, in 1829. After moving to Ohio, he became a farmer and a maker of percussion instruments. His works include:
The New-England Harmonist (Danbury, Connecticut, 1799)
The Musical Harmonist (New Haven, Connecticut, 1800.
The American Compiler, with Elijah Griswold (Northampton, Massachusetts, 1803)
The Delights of Harmony (New Haven, Connecticut, 1804)
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