Samuel Kennedy Jennings

Birth: 1771, Jun. 6
Death: 1854, Oct. 19
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Directories

Date Name Occupation Address City
1819 Samuel K. Jennings doctor 62 Lexington Street Baltimore City
1842 S.K. Jennings doctor dwelling at Washington Medical College Baltimore City
1831 Samuel K. Jennings doctor 28 Fayette St Baltimore City
1822-1823 Samuel K. Jennings M.D. 14 S. Howard; dwelling: 14 S. Howard Baltimore City
1824 Samuel K. Jennings M.D. 14 S Howard St. Baltimore City
1827 Samuel K. Jennings M.D. North St west side north of Fayette Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes: See also:
    Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888-1889. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (ApCAB)

    Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times. By Howard A. Kelly and Walter L. Burrage. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1928. Reprint. Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Longwood Press, 1979. (DcAmMeB)

    A Dictionary of North American Authors Deceased before 1950. Compiled by W. Stewart Wallace. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1951. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (DcNAA)

    The Encyclopedia of World Methodism. Two volumes. Edited by Nolan B. Harmon. Nashville, TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1974. (EncWM)
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  • Dates: 1771-1854
    Notes: Born in Essex County, N.J., June 6, 1771. Educated at Rutgers College, N.J.; medical student of his father (Dr. Jacob Jennings); ordained minister in the M.E. Church; removed to Baltimore in 1817; President, Asbury College, Baltimore, 1817-18; M.D. (Honorary), University of Maryland, 1818; President, Medical Society of Baltimore, 1823-24; a Founder of Washington Medical College, Baltimore, 1827; Professor of Materia Medica, Washington Medical College, Baltimore, 1827-39; Professor of Obstetrics, Washington Medical College, 1839-42; Professor of Anatomy, Maryland Academy of Fine Arts, 1838-45; at Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1845-53; author of “A Plain, Elementary Explanation of the Natural Cure of Disease,” etc., 8vo, Richmond, Va., 1814; “Letters on the Patent Warm and Hot Bath,” etc., 8vo, Norfolk, 1816; “The Married Lady’s Companion,” 12mo, Richmond; “A Compendium of Medical Science, or Fifty Years Experience in the Art of Healing, etc. (with portrait), Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1847. Died at Baltimore, October 19, 1854.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 454
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “The City Council in partial recognition of services and expenses for medicine by the physicians of East Baltimore, grant them $1500. They also granted a small sum to Drs. J.C.S. Monkur, L. Rodriguez, and the widow of Dr. John O’Connor.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 30
  • Dates: 1820
    Notes: “Physicians attending yellow fever in Baltimore, 1819-20, were: Allender (Jos.); Alexander (Ashton); Baker (Sam.); Brevitt (Jos.); Clark (M.D.); Clendinen (Wm. Haslett and Alexander); Diffenderfer (Mich.); Dunan (L.M.); Dorsey (Robt. E.); Dorsey (Henry); Ealer (Peter); Elbert; Gillingham (Ezra); Giraud (J.J.); Hall (R.W.); Henderson (Josiah); Jennings (Sam. K.); Johnstone (Henry); Martin (S.B.); Macauly (P.); O’Connor (John); Owen (John); Page (James); Potter (N.); Reese (D.M.); Stewart (W.A.); Smith (Jas.); Taylor (J.B.); Murphy (Thos. L.); Caldwell (J.B.); Readell.

    Of the noble exertions of these men the Mayor says: ‘In adverting to this calamity I should commit an act of injustice were I to omit to notice the humane and magnanimous exertions of those medical gentlemen residing in or near the vicinity of the infected district, and those who extended their assistance when the disease had attained its greatest extent and malignity; some time previous to which period, the more wealthy of our citizens and their families from within the district had removed, and very few remained except those who, by their deprivation of their means of support or from extreme indigence were able to afford but little prospect to the physician of pecuniary renumeration, equal to that which he might actually be called upon to expend from his own means on this account. They still perservered and attended indiscriminately all, the rich and poor, suffering no consideration to deter them from the indulgence of their philanthropic feelings. As the cases multiplied the calls upon them increased, and their natural rest was destroyed and their anxieties strained to such a pitch that their own lives appeared likely to become a sacrifice to their disinterested zeal.’ (Mayor Johnson’s Rep. In Doc. of this Ep., pp. 179-80).”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 29

  • Dates: 1821
    Notes: Member, Board of Health on special board
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 263
  • Dates: 1821/12/17
    Notes: “City appoint Doctors Birckhead, Coulter, Allender, Jennings and Baker, as a Board of Health, to assign vaccine physician to each ward to extirpate the smallpox, and thank the Faculty for the suggestion.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 31
  • Dates: 1827/03
    Notes: “Washington College, of Washington, Pa., authorizes the establishment of a Medical School in Baltimore. Faculty are H.G. Jameson, Surgery; Sam. K. Jennings, Materia Medica and Therapeutics; Wm. W. Handy, Obstetrics and Diseases of Women; James H. Milller, Practice; Sam. Annan, Anatomy and Physiology; John W. Vethake, Chemistry. They organize and lecture on Holliday street, opposite the Old City Hall.”
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 33-34
  • Dates: 1827/04/25
    Notes: Washington College, of Washington, Pa., authorizes the establishment of a medical school at Baltimore, with the following faculty: H.G. Jameson, Surgery; S.K. Jennings, Materia Medica; W. W. Handy, Obstetrics; James H. Miller, Practice; S. Annan, Anatomy and Physiology; J. W. Vethake, Chemistry (April 25); the lectures begin the following fall on Holliday Street, opposite the City Hall.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 689
  • Dates: 1827-1828 session
    Notes: Faculty, Washington Medical College, Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 20
  • Dates: 1833
    Notes: Incorporator, charter of 1833, Washington Medical College
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 22
  • Dates: 1835-36 session
    Notes: Faculty, Washington Medical College, Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 20
  • Dates: 1837-1838
    Notes: Officer of the College, Washington Medical College
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 22
  • Dates: 1837-1838
    Notes: Dean, Washington Medical College
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 22
  • Dates: 1837-38 session until 1841-42 session
    Notes: Faculty, Washington Medical College, Professor of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Legal Medicine
    Source: Abrahams, Harold J., Extinct Medical Schools of Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society: 20
  • Dates: 1854
    Notes: Dr. Samuel K. Jennings ob aet 83.
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 40