Jenks, Hervey, a Baptist minister, was born at Brookfield, Mass. June 16, 1787, and was educated at Brown University. After teaching a short time at the academy at that time connected with the university, he entered the ministry and was successively pastor at West Stockbridge, Mass. and Hudson, N.Y.; then at Hudson alone; next at Beverly, Mass. whence he again returned to Hudson. He died July 15, 1814. He was a young man of great promise, and, though he was only twenty-eight years old when he died, his abilities had already been generally recognized. — Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, 6, 587 sq.