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JENKINS, Anna Almy, benefactor, born in Providence, Rhode Island, 1 September, 1790; died there, 20 November, 1849. She was a member of the Society of Friends, and inherited a large fortune, including the estate of her father, William Almy, most of that of Moses Brown, her grandfather, and the greater part of that of her uncle, Obadiah Brown. She married William Jenkins in 1823, early in life became a prominent preacher among the Friends, and repeatedly visited various parts of the United States and Europe in this capacity. Her charities to those of her own denomination, and to others, were innumerable, founding a school, and an orphan asylum for colored children in Providence. Mrs. Jenkins perished in the burning of her residence.
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