JENKINS JUBILEE

Volume I, Number 3
July 1977

Edited and published by
Jeanne Robey Felldin
14419 Stagecoach Road
Magnolia Texas 77355

Jenkins Jubilee 
Volume I, Number 3
July 1977

REGULAR FEATURES

Our Family Heritage
51
Getting to know you . . . Edna Lee Jenkins Skipworth
52
The Jenkins Grab Bag I. . .contributed by Margaret Megill
54
The Jenkins Grab Bag II contributed by Anna Laura Griffith
58
Cemetery Readings . . .[LA. continued from page 33;  Il]
59
Wedding Bells. . . [KY], contributed by Caroline Jacobs
                        . . . [alphabetical, continued from page 37]
61
61
Wills, Wills, and More Wills  . . . [KY, NJ]
63
Did you know that . . . 
71
Information Wanted
72
Book Reviews
75
CONTINUING ARTICLES
Where were they in 1790?
[1790 Census Records, cont from pg 31] 
Errata
53

54

List of Private Claims Presented to the House of Reps [conclusion]
55
Descendants of Thomas Jenkins of Charles Co., MD [cont from pg 46)
57
Land Grants in West Virginia, by Dyer
62
Jenkins Descendants of the Mayflower, Part 1
64
Jenkins Military Records [continued from page 43]
69
Jenkins Immigration Lists    [continued from page 45]
70
SPECIAL ARTICLES
The Landed Gentry, by Burke 
56
We Went to California
60
And We Went to Minnesota
60
And We Went to South Carolina, contributed by Lela Mae Morris
60
And We Went to Georgia
60
1850 Indiana Census, contributed by Hazel P. Bridgewater
68
Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region
from Frances M. Walters
71
Note 1:   Correction on page 71. 
71

Note 2:  Part 1 of The Mayflower Descendants is quite lengthy. 
(FOUR pages of this issue).  Future issues will carry only one or two ages of Mayflower descendants.

Volume I, Number 3 July, 1977
76.

"Our Family Heritage"
This page will be devoted to assorted facts concerning our family. 
Contributions and suggestions are welcome.
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JENKINS
from: GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, pub. 1908

JENKINS is one of the many forms of names indicating JOHNSON. It is derived from two ancient words, the second of which indicates small and the literal translation of the name would be “Little John.” It has numerous representatives throughout the United States, and has been identified with the pioneer settlement of Maine and New Hampshire. The records show that Reginald JENKINS, who was perhaps a son of Reginald JENKINS who settled in Dorchester in 1630, was a resident of Kittery, Maine. He was among those who petitioned in 1652 to be placed under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, and subsequent to that period removed to Dover. His wife’s name was Ann and they had a daughter Philadelphia, who was married 14 June 1676, at Dover, to Matthew ESTES.

[1] William JENKINS, who was probably a descendant of Reginald JENKINS, d at Dover, 10 Dec 1785. He was m at Hampton to Phoebe HOAG, who d at Dover, 29 Mar 1774. Their ch were: Hannah, Elizabeth, Phoebe, William, Joseph, John, Jonathan, and James. By the second wife, Ruth, William JENKINS, who was then residing at Lee, had: Sarah, Phoebe, Hannah, and Timothy. He and his family were Quakers, and like the other poor Quakers of that time were much persecuted and of course had no opportunity to take part in civil affairs. Hence the only record to be found of this family is that made by the Dover monthly meeting of the Quakers.

[2] John, third son and sixth child of William & Phoebe HOAG JENKINS, was b 30 Sep 1752, in Lee, NH, and settled in Barnstead, where he purchased a tract of land near Suncook pond, and settled upon it. He finally became the owner of con­siderable land in Lee, where he d. His ch were: John, Joseph, Lois, Hannah, Sally, and William. John lived and d in Lee; Joseph is mentioned below, ; Lois m Sargent HANSON, and lv in Madbury; Hannah m Jacob ODELL of Durham; Sally m John M. CHESLEY and lv in Barnstead; William was a manufacturer of starch and lv in NY. [see below]

[3] Joseph, second son and child of John JENKINS, was b 15 Feb 1794, Lee, rem. to Barnstead when a young man. He was one of the most considerable landowners of the town, and was largely engaged in buying and selling timber lots. He served as selectman many years and was a representative in the state legislature two years. He d in Barnstead, 1886, at the age of 92. He m [1] Nancy WALKER, b Portsmouth, d Barnstead, 1833, aged 40; he m [2] Lydia MERRILL. The ch by the first w were:

Louisa, William A., Joseph, John W., and Oran J.; and by the second wife: Charles F., Everett, Lewis C. & Louisa [twins, Calvin, Melvin, and Mary & Lyman H. [twins]. [Oran J. and descendants are noticed in this article.]

51.
Getting to Know You
Edna Lee Jenkins Skipworth
***address deleted***
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
I received my copy of Volume 1, Number 1 of JENKINS JUBILEE, and I am enjoying it very much.  Thank you for sending me your chart showing your family lines; I will tell you a little about my family history.

I was born in Atoka County, Oklahoma 25 February 1917, so you see I am no spring chicken, but my health is good for which I am thankful. My parents were William Riley [W.R.] and Mary Pearle SEALE JENKINS. I have been married to O. C. SKIPWORTH forty-four years this coming October 15th. We have six children, all grown and married. I will tell you about them another time. My husband has worked for the government thirty-five years and has not retired yet. He will be sixty-five years old on October 3rd, this year. We have lived in Arkansas since January, 1942.

William Riley JENKINS [my father] was born 3 July 1886 in Fannin County, Texas. His father was James J. [Jim] JENKINS, b 1862 in Arkansas, and he married Permellia GRIFFIN in Fannin County, Texas in 1883. His parents were James JENKINS and Laura FLIPPIN, b 1828, Henry Co., Tennessee; I don’t know where James was born. Laura was the daughter of Allen FLIPPEN. A town in Marion County, Arkansas was founded by a member of this family.  James and Lava went to Texas before 1870 and had several children, including my grandfather James, JENKINS and his younger brother, Robert Lee JENKINS [b about 1867, Titus County, lived in that county all his life, and has a son, Melvin Lee, living in Gladewater, TX.]

My mother, Mary Pearl SEALE JENKINS is still living, at age eighty-five, in Rush Springs, Oklahoma, My father, W. R., died in October 1948.

Jeanne, I have rambled on; please excuse it. I do hope someone can tell me who James JENKINS’ [married Laura FLIPPEN] parents were, and when and where he was born.

I’ll write more next time. I’m looking forward to the next copy of JENKINS JUBILEE. I have copies of marriages from several counties in Virginia, including Surrey, Culpeper, Greenbrier, and Orange, and will be glad to share the information with anyone for an SASE.
Edna Lee Jenkins Skipworth

52.
WhereWere They in 1790?
****Web Page Editor's Note****

Pages 53 - 54 of this issue contain the 3rd part of the 1790 Federal Census which Mrs. Felldin started in Volume I, Number 1, then continued in Volume 1, Number 2.
To see the entire 1790 Census -- Link 1
To see part 2 (pages 28 -31) -- Link 2
To see THIS part (pages 53 - 54) of the 1790 Census -- Link 3

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THE JENKINS GRAB BAG 
[from Margaret MEGILL, ***address deleted***, Houston, TX 77096
1850 Census, Franklin Co, VA [August 1850]
dwelling # 176      Robert JENKINS,  47,  Carpenter
                             Lucy, 42
                             Mary, 80 [his mother?]
                             Frances, 21
                             Isobel, 19
                             Solomon, 13 
                             Elvira, 12
                             Mary, 9 
                             Exualine, 8
                             Henrietta, 6
                             Nancy J., 3

1860 Census, Franklin Co, VA [Glade Hill P.O.], 20 Jun 1860.
dwelling # 52       Robert JENKINS,  60,  farmer
    Lucy, 50                   Mary S., 16              Lucy E, 14          Henrietta, 12           Nancy, 10 [my great grandmother]

dwelling # 120     Willis G. JENKINS,  32,  overseer [I'm assuming son of Robert]            Mary E., 30         Mary F. 8/12 [Yes, Margaret, this means 8 mos.]

dwelling # 45      John JENKINS,  28,   farm laborer [lots of Johns. Maybe s/o Robert]           Lucy, 20                   Nannie B., 1

[Margaret notes that there are some discrepancies in ages between the two censuses. She could use a bit of help straightening out this family. See Query 008, last issue, and the reply to that query, page 73, this issue.]

54.
reprinted from:
Lists of Private Claims Presented to the 
House of Representatives 
of the United States 
from the 1st to the 31st Congress, inclusive
(continued from page 47)
Name of Claimant Nature 
or 
object 
of 
claim
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How brought before 
the 
House 
of Reps.
Page
of
Jour-
nal
To what committee of the House referred  No. or 
date of 
the report
Nature 
of the report
No.
of 
the 
Bill
How disposed 
of by the House of Reps.
How dis-
posed of by the Senate
Date of 
the act 
of 
Congress, 
and 
remarks
Jenkins, John (Ala) Pension 22 1
Petition
134 Invalid Pensions
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Jenkins, John Indemnity 
for injuries from government vessels
24 2
Petition
316
Naval Affairs
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 .... Referred to Secretary of the Navy .......
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Jenkins, John Indemnity
for injuries from government vessels
25 2
Petition
594
Naval Affairs
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Laid on table
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Jenkins, John Indemnity 
for injuries from government vessels
26 1 Petition and docs. 199
Naval Affairs
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Jenkins, John M. (See Benjamin Freeland, et. al) 17 1
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102
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Jenkins & Langtry (See Langtry & Jenkins) 27 2
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605
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Jenkins, Martha (Ky) For land as widow of revolutionary soldier 22 1
Petition
293
Priv. Land Claims
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 .... Laid on table .......
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Jenkins, Thomas (D.C.) Pension 17 1
Petition
201
Whole House
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Jenkins, Thomas (See David G. Bates, et. al.) 30 2
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124
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Jenkins, Thomas & Alonzo T. (See 
Jerkins)
22 1
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557
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Jenkins, Thomas & Co. Remission 
of duties on merchandise
1 2
Petition
213
Select
05/14/
1790
Favorable
67
Passed
Passed
App'd 06/14/
1790
Jenkins, Thomas & Sons To be exonerated from duties recurred on foreign vessels 3 1
Rep of Secretary Treasury
21
Select
02/05/
1791
Favorable
8
Passed
Passed
App'd 02/19/
1794
Jenkins, Thomas & Sons Register 
to vessel rebuilt
6 2
Petition
731
Com. and Manuf.
12/08/
 1800
Adverse  ....
Laid on table.
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Jenkins, Thomas W. (See W. W. Haddock, et. al.) 15 1
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114
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Jenkins, Thomas C. (See R. and George McCandless) 26 1
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182
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Jenkins, Thomas C. (See Bedford & Morton, trustees of) 26 1
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182
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Jenkins, Weston et. al For proceeds of a prize capture 13 3
Petition
626
Naval Affairs
41
Favorable
260
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Jenkins, William (Ky) Refund amount of judgment recovered against his securities 29 1 Memorial 354
Claims
415
Adverse  ....
Laid on table
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Jenkins, William B. For a credit of $195 in 
his account
26 1 Resolution 542
P.Of. & P. Roads
305
Adverse  ....
Laid on table
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55.
THE LANDED GENTRY
Taken from Burke’s GENEALOGICAL AND HERALDIC HISTORY OF THE LANDED GENTRY, 16th Edition, London, 1939. A part of this work...American Families with British Ancestry...has been reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company of Baltimore.

PERRY WILSON JENKINS, of salt Lake City, Utah, Civil Engineer and Rancher, Professor of Mathematics, Simpson College, 1895—99, Professor of’ Mathematics, Lawrence College, 1901—05, Director of’ Underwood Observatory, Member of’ Wyoming Legislature for seven sessions, Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, 1927, Vice-President, Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Tidewater Association, Vice-President, National Reclamation Association, Member Wyoming State Planning Board, Member Public Service Reserve during Great War, b 5 Apr 1867; educ. Miami University, A.B. (1890), Univer­sity of Cincinnati, Columbia University, A.M.. (1900), and University of Chicago (Fellow); m 24 June 1897, * Eva Clara, dau, of James William SMITH of Burlington Junction, Missouri, by his wife, Adaline JOHNSTON, and has issue,
1. Miriam Adaline of Cora, Wyoming, b 24 Oct 1905; in 19 Mar 1930, Norman Walker BARLOW of Bountiful, Utah.
2. Lois Eva, of Salt Lake City, Utah, b 10 Jun 1914; educ. Univer. of Utah, A.B. (1936)
3. Helen Virginia, of La Barge, Wyoming, b 6 Jun 1916.
4. Ruth Elizabeth of Salt Lake City, Utah, b 28 May 1919.
            LINAGE. . . .
WILLIAM JENKINS of the Valley of Neath, Wales, emigrated to America in 17??, where he served as sergeant in the American Revolution, b 1 Mar 1762; m 177?, Susanna WALKER, of Ireland, and d 21 May 1833, leaving issue, a son.,
William JENKINS, of Okeano, Ohio, b 21 Mar 1802, m 1820, Martha, dau, of James GRANT of Trenton, NJ., and d 5 Nov 1867 leaving a son
WILSON RAGSDALE JENKINS, of Peoria, Indiana, b 20 Sep 1834; m 6 Apr 1854, Susan, dau, of Joseph SMITH of Peoria, Indiana, a descendant of McDONALD, the SMITH, of Boyne Water, Ireland, and d 13 Nov 1914, leaving issue,
1. Joseph Marion, b 4 Sep 1855; d June 1925.
2. Frank Morton, b 5 May 1864; d 9 Apr, 1927.
3. *PERRY WILSON, (of Whom we treat)
4. Clarence Lovene, b 17 Mar 1875; d 1 Aug 1892.

Then comes the following [which does not seem to belong here at all]:
5. Charles Turner, of Oxford, Ohio, educ Miami Univ., A.B, [1903], Univ of MI; m 11 Feb 1913, Nople, dau/o Benjamin JENKINS, of Okeana, Ohio.

1. Ida May, b 1 May 1859; m 11 Oct 1877, Alonzo CRECRAFT of Reily, OH, & d 12 Feb 1882.
2. Florence, b 1 Mar 1862; m 29 Dec 1886, Andrew KING, of Oxford. OH, & d 22 Apr 1910.
3. Abigail Dora, b 11 Mar 1870; m 24 Oct 1894, Frank GEORGE of Okeana, OH, & d 14 Dec 1910.
4. Elva Lena [1215, KUMLER, Dayton, OH] m 8 Oct 1901, Guy DENNISON of Reily, OH.
5. Laura Shannon of West Alexandria, OH, m 25 Jun 1910, Charles RYMAN.

[Then follows the address of subject of the line, Perry Wilson JENKINS]:
Residence: ***address deleted***, Salt Lake City, Utah.

56.
DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS JENKINS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND
[cont’d from page 46]
reprinted from:  Colonial Families of United States of America, George Norbury Mackenzie, 1907— 1920

iv. Mary, b. 12th August, 1769; m. Charles KENNEY.
v. Ann, b. 9th January, 1772; m. Charles HOPKINS.
vi. Edward (of Baltimore, Md.), h. 27th March, 1774; d. 1833; m. 15th February, 1803, Ann SPALDING of Shepherdstown, Va., b. 28th May, 1786; d. Baltimore, 3d February, 1841; dau. William SPALDING and Mary LILLY, his wife, who was b. 10th October, 1767; d. 15th December, 1801.
vii. Ignatius, b. 2d March, 1776.
viii. Michael (of Baltimore), b. 25th February, 1778; m. Ann WORTHINGTON.
ix. Josias, b. 13th March, 1783; m. Elizabeth Ann HILLEN.
x. Elizabeth, b. 21st December, 1784; m. John WELSH.

THOMAS COURTNEY JENKINS, of Baltimore, Md., b. 18th February, 1765; d. ______ m. Elizabeth GOULD.

ISSUE
I. Thomas Robert, b._________ ; m. 27th May, 1845, Rebecca Ann Hillen HUNTER, dau, of John and Martha (HILLEN) HUNTER.
II. Martha, b.________ ; d.________ ; m. Z. Collins LEE.
III. Oliver, b.________ ; d.________ ; became a Priest.
IV. THEODORE, M.D., b. 30th November, 1809; d. 15th December, 1866; m. Julianna Maria SNOWDEN.
V. Michael Courtney, b. 1807; d. _______; m. Caroline JENKINS of Charles County, dau. of _______. 
VI. Louis William, b._______ ; d._______ ; m. Robina HILLEN.

THEODORE JENKINS (M.D.). b. 30th November, 1809; d. 15th December, 1866; m. 23d June, 1835, at “Montpelier,” Prince George’s County, Md., Julianna Maria SNOWDEN, b. at Laurel, Md., 28th January, 1813; d._______ ; dau. of Nicholas SNOWDEN, b. at "Montpelier,” 21st October, 1786; d. 8th March, 1831; m. at Roxbury Mills, 7th October, 1806, Elizabeth WARFIELD who d. at Avondale 16th June, 1866.

ISSUE
I. Theodore of the Confederate States Army, b. 19th April, 1838; killed 9th August, 1862, at the Battle of Cedar Mountain.
II. Elizabeth Snowden.
III. Louis William, b. 16th June, 1842; d. 31st October, 1881; served in Confederate Army during the entire war.
IV. FRANCIS XAVIER, b. 29th September, 1844; m. Laura TALBOT. 
V. Ann Louisa, d. in childhood.
VI. Mary Eliza, b. 5th November, 1846.
VII. Arthur, b. 1st February, 1852; d. I 11th May, 1896.
[continued on page 58]
57.
DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS JENKINS OF CHARLES COUNTY, MD
[conclusion, from p57]
FRANCIS XAVIER JENKINS of “Montpelier” and Baltimore, Md., b. 29th Sep­tember, 1844; m. 6th July, 1871, Laura TALBOT, dau. of Thomas Jefferson TALBOT of Prince George’s County, Md., b. 12th October, 1804; d. 5th March, 1869, and Honora MACKENZIE, his wife, dau. of John and Anna Maria (JONES) MAC­KENZIE of Howard County, Md.
ISSUE
i. Theodore, b. 15th July, 1872; m. in California, 2d October, 1905, Annette KING of California.
ii. Emily Talbot, m. 12th October, 1898, Thomas Robert JENKINS, son of Francis Xavier and Lula (LUSBY) JENKINS.
iii. Louis WILLIAM, b. 17th July, 1880, the subject of this memoir.
iv. Wilson Talbot, b. October, 1882.
v. Elizabeth Snowdon.
vi. Laura Virginia.
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Arms—Per pale azure and sable, three fleur-de-lis, or.
Crest—A battle ax, handle or, head proper.
Motto—Perge sed cauta.
Residences—Laurel, Prince George’s County, Md., ***address deleted***, Baltimore, Md.
(more on this line, Vol II, No. 1)
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JENKINS RESEARCH NOTES FROM THE GRAB BAG
by Mrs. Wayne GRIFFITH, ***address deleted***, Mayfield, Kentucky, 42066
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Dr. George JENKINS, b 1804, KY or MD, d 1 Mar 1881, Graves Go, KY.; married [1] Nancy Eleanor GOODWIN, m 1834, d 25 Dec 1835. 
Issue:
Samuel Henry JENKINS, b 11 Dec 1835, d 17 Nov 1836.
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Dr. George m [2] Hannah YANDLE, b 1816, TN, d 30 Sep 1878, Graves Co., KY..
Issue:
1] Martha Ann, b 28 Oct 1839, Graves Co, KY, m Benjamine Riley TURNBOW, m 15 Mar 1860, Graves Co, KY.
2] John William, b 21 Jun 1841, Graves Co, d Oct 1872.
3] Thomas Yandle, b 28 Jun 1843, Graves Co, d in MO.
4] Henry Bradley, b 24 Oct 1845, Graves Co, d 1865.
5] George Goodwin, b 21 Jan 1848, Graves Co, d 7 Oct 1864.
6] Sarah Ellen, b 16 Apr 1850, Graves Co, d 6 Jul 1927, m 2 Feb 1879, Graves Co, Jesse GRIFFITH, b 9 Nov 1846, d 20 May 1889.
7] Samuel, b 28 Nov 1852, Graves Co, d 1933, m Feb 1878, Caldonia JONES.
8] Mary Matilda, b 31 Mar 1855, d 1 Aug 1921, m 12 Dec 1878, George W. USHER.
9] James Albert, b 28 Jul 1857, d 14 Dec 1863.

I am searching for the parents of George JENKINS, born 1804. [See Query No. 015]

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58.
CEMETERY READINGS IN LOUISIANA
(continued from Vol. I, No. 2, page 33)
WALLACE CEMETERY... Washington Parish, LA; just north of Franklinton—Amite Highway. 
Lector Marie, dau/o Mr. & Mrs, David JENKINS 24 Aug 1917 — 3 Oct 1919

STRAHAN CEMETERY...Washington Parish, LA; south of Franklinton-Bogalusa Hwy. 
Ella JENKINS, w/o Elias JENKINS 10 Mar 1872 - 27 Mar 1929
Ilous JENKINS 5 Jul 1864 — 11 Mar 1931

DOUBLE MARKER: Laura C JENKINS 1903 — 1962  &  Robert E. JENKINS 1896 - 1950
Alfred Alexander JENKINS d 19 Oct 1954, 53 yrs, 11 mos, 27 days (Hartman Funeral Home Marker)
Mrs. Nettie JENKINS d 5 Jul 1956, aged 43 yrs, 3 mos, 28 days (Hartman FHM)

SPRINGHILL CHURCH CEMETERY, Washington Parish, LA; ca 1 1/2 m east of the church. 
Ernest Louis, s/o Leslie & Myra JENKINS 12 Apr 1939 13 Apr 1939

PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, Washington Parish, LA 
Jane JENKINS WILLIE 1802 — 25 Feb 1880
Thomas JENKINS 17 Apr 1937

MT. HERMON CEMETERY...Washington Parish, LA; n of Highway 71.
DOUBLE MARKER.     FATHER - William Thomas MILLER 14 Jul 1903 - 14 Mar 1964 
                                          MOTHER — Maude JENKINS MILLER 1 Aug 1905 —

JENKINS CEMETERY...Washington Parish, LA, east of Choctow Rd.
Single Marker:     Sarah G. JENKINS 2 Feb 1870 — 19 Mar 1962 
                               Thomas D. JENKINS 9 Sep 1863 — 16 Oct 1944
Missouri JENKINS, w/o J. M. McNEESE 20 Feb 1868 — 30 Jul 1938
Sherlie, dau/o Mr. & Mrs. Alex JENKINS 7 Oct 1912 m 27 Nov 1918
Robert JENKINS 22 Nov 1942 — 24 Nov 1942
Infant of J. A. JENKINS 7 Mar 1919
Donald E. JENKINS 4 Nov 1939 — 7 Dec 1939

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STEENBURGEN CEMETERY..Logan County, Illinois
Clark E. JENKINS, 23 May 1883 30 June 1957
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TWO MILE GROVE CEMETERY. .Logan County, Illinois
John Olan JENKINS, 3 September 1911 25 Dec 1911
59.
WE WENT TO CALIFORNIA
On a list of passengers from the United States, on their way to the gold fields of California, who arrived in Panama, 15 Feb 1849 was the following:
G. P. JENKINS from New York.
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Bancroft’s Pioneer Register lists:
________ JENKINS, named by the Los Angeles vigilantes in ‘36 as having been killed, perhaps some years earlier [iii 419].
________JENKINS, 1848, of JENKINS & HARDY, at Mont.(?)
A. JENKINS, 1848, passp. from Honolulu.
H. JENKINS, 1848, passp. from Honolulu.
Jackson W. JENKINS, 1846, overl. immig. apparently with Aram.
John W. JENKINS, 1846, Co. F, California Bat. (v.358); perhaps same as preceding.
William K. JENKINS, 1847, Co. D, NY Vol. (v.499).

Note: The dates apparently refer to the first definite reference of that person being in California, The references in parenthesis refer to his 5 volume History of California.

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AND WE WENT TO MINNESOTA
The 1850 Territorial Census of Minnesota shows:
Mary JENKINS, black, 30, b VA; in the household of George DOUGLASS. 
Herman JENKINS, white, 24, b NY; in the household of C. W. CHRISTMAS. 
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AND WE WENT TO SOUTH CAROLINA
Lela Mae MORRIS sends us some miscellaneous land records from Charleston, SC:

12th day, 9th month, 1772. Between Nebo GAUNT, Jesse JENKINS, Henry STEDMAN, and Joseph EVANS, of Ohio, James BROOKS and Samuel GAUNT, of South Carolina, of the first part; and

Thomas WISTER, Ellis YARNALL, John MORTON, Jr., Thomas STEWARTSON, and Samuel BETTE of Philadelphia; Bennett COOPER of New Jersey, of the second part. [All acting as trustees for Quakers.]

Nebo GAUNT, Jesse JENKINS, Henry STEDMAN, Joseph EVANS, James BROOKS, and Samuel GAUNT sell to Thomas WISTER a lot, in Charleston, SC, commonly called “Quaker Lot,’ in trust for people called “Quakers,” to hold subject to the direction of the meeting of, and offerings of, people called “Quakers” in Philadelphia, Pa.    22 September 1812.

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AND WE WENT TO GEORGIA
21 Dec. 1819, The General Assembly provided for the new Counties of Appling and Irwin, In the next year, only a handful of hardy settlers moved across the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers, Joseph G. JENKINS was one of these early settlers of Appling County. He is listed in their first census, in 1820, in Appling Co.
60.
WEDDING BELLS
[continued from Vol I, No. 2, pages 35, 36, & 37]
LILEY JENKINS m Johnson GRAY, 25 Dec 1850, Franklin Co, GA
LINDEY JENKINS m Jessie HENDERSON, 12 Nov 1870, New Orleans, LA
LORENZO C. JENKINS m Nancy W. RAMSEY, 3 Feb 1859, Franklin Co, GA
Louisa Ann JENKINS m Simeon STOVALL, 31 Jan 1828, Marion Co, MS, Davis COLLINS, Bondsman.
LUCY JENKINS m Samuel BARTLETT, 22 Jan 1786, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co, MA
LUCY JENKINS m James MIDDLETON, 29 Jan 1814, Culpeper Co, VA Minister’s return
LUCY P. JENKINS m John MOORE, 30 Aug 1821, Fayette Co, KY
LUCY ANN JENKINS m William MEACHAM, Jr., April, Richmond Co, NC
LYDIA JENKINS m Clement GRIGGS, 8 Jun 1771, Santee, SC
LYDIA JENKINS m Robert HISLE, 17 Mar 1789, Culpeper Co, VA
LYDIA M. JENKINS m David P. HENRY, 9 Jun 1857, by John N. TOLMAN, Minister
M. JENKINS m Thomas CHARLEY 13 Apr 1797, Charleston, SC
Miss M. P. JENKINS m Robert J. JEFFREYS, July 1843, Orange Co, NC
MARGARET JENKINS m William ELLIOTT of Guilford Co, NC, 21 Feb 1840, Richmond Co, NC
MARGARET JENKINS m Daniel FLOYD, 7 Feb 1726/7, Malden, Middlesex Co, MA
MARGARETH JUNKINS m David WELSH, 12 Aug 1759, Swedes’ Church, Philadelphia, PA
MARTHA JENKINS m John BELCHER, 30 Jul 1785, Chesterfield Co, VA
MARTHA JENKINS m Vincent JONES, 30 May 1814, Westmoreland Co, VA, m. bond.
MARTHA JENKIN m David KNOX, 22 Sep 1735, 1st Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
MARTHA JINKINS m Edward RAELSBACK, 17 Apr 1811, Nicholas Co, KY
MARTHA JENKINS m Elijah SMITH, 23 Aug 1788, Anne Arundel Co, MD
MARTHA JENKINS, (John JENKINS, parent or guardian), m John DANIEL, 23 May 1803, Monongalia Co., [W]VA.
MARY JENKINS. (James JENKINS, parent or guardian) m James BURGESS, 3 Mar 1840, Monongalia Co, [W]VA
MARY JENKINS (George, parent or guardian) m Robey MIDDLETON, 24 Oct 1843, same.
MARY JENKINS (Josiah, d/o.) m Ezekial COX, 23 Apr 1812, Monongalia Co, [W]VA.
MARY JENKINS, (Joseph, d/o.) m Paul VANDERVORT, 16 May 1812, Monongalia Co, [W]VA.
MARY JENKINS m Dan BOLTON, 7 Jan 1835, Lawrence Co, MS.
MARY JENKINS m George WALKER, 28 Apr 1757, Chowan Co, NC
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WEDDING BELLS
(contributed by Caroline JACOBS, Felt Oklahoma 73937)
JENKINS
Thomas m Elizabeth FLYNN, Dec 1855, St. Peters Cath. Ch, Lexington, KY
David m Polly ALFORD, 1 Dec 1807, Garrard Co, KY
Julius m Matilda DEMUREE, 24 Feb 1830, Mercer Co, KY
William m Mary CRAIG, 2 Oct 1829, Mercer Co, KY
Henry m Rachel WALKER, 30 May 1822, Mercer Co, KY
William JENKINS m Honor HARK, 21 Dec 1816, Caldwell Co, KY
Whitwell JENKINS m Mourning PHELPS, 23 Feb 1817, Caldwell Co, KY
Bartholomew m Polly LEMAN, 14 Feb 1824, Caldwell Co, KY.

[Note: Caroline, some of the marriages you sent were in the last issue and are not repeated here. Would you please tell me where you found Edw. C. m  Sally PARRENT?

(to be continued in Vol. I, No. 4)
61.
LAND GRANTS IN WEST VIRGINIA
from Dyer’s INDEX TO LAND GRANTS IN WEST VIRGINIA, 1895.
-------------------------------------------
A county that is omitted means there were no JENKINS grantees in that county.
Name of Grantee 
Acres
Local Description
Year
Bk. No.
Page
.
BERKELEY COUNTY
. .
JENKINS, John 
235
waters Back cr
1779
-
518
same
343
Back cr
"
-
519
JENKINS, John
270
waters Stoney lick
1789
-
42
JENKINS, Andrew
1
Potomack river
1814
-
364
.
CABELL COUNTY
. .
JENKINS, Cary
502
Trace f’k Little G
1837
3
85
JENKINS, Cary
65
same
"
3
108
JENKINS, Cary
70
Little Guyandotte 1838
3
310
.
GREENBRIER COUNTY
. .
JENKINS, A 
163
wts Culberston’s cr 1795
3
174
JUNKINS, Benjamin
124
N. Branch Potomac 1826
-
86
JUNKINS, Benjamin
20 3/4
N. Branch Potomac  1836
-
439
JENKINS, Jacob
252
waters Cacapehon 1766
1
370
same
355
Huntsman's branch 1766
1
372
JENKINS, Jacob
24
wts Great Cacaphen 1780
4
594
JENKINS, Jacob
19
friend Meeting House 1796
5
124
JENKINS, Jacob
106 1/2
Keyth’s run 1812
6
90
JENKINS, Jacob
128 1/2
Sideling hill 1812
6
110
JENKINS, Jacob
42 7/8
N. Bear garden 1815
6
165
JINKINS, Jacob
233 3/4
Ivory run 1817
6
198
JUNKINS, John
71 1/4
N Branch Potowmac 1821
6
344
JUNKINS, Benjamin
67
same 1821
6
345
JUNKINS, Benjamin
216
Alleghany mountains 1850
7
284
JUNKINS, William
136
same 1850
7
285
JUNKINS, William & c
173
same 1850
7
287
JUNKINS, William & c
100
same 1850
7
288
JUNKINS, James, & c
110
Howel’s run 1836
7
531
JUNKINS, Benj
109
N branch Potomac 1836
7
535
.
HARRISON COUNTY
. . .
JENKINS, Joseph 
400
Rooting creek
1796
4
206
.
KANAWHA COUNTY
. . .
JENKINS, Isaac
100
Kanawha river
1818
2
40
.
MASON COUNTY
. . .
JENKINS, Calvin
100
Little Guyan 1832
-
513
JENKINS, Calvin
50
Little Guyan & c 1835
-
559
.
MONONGALIA COUNTY
. . .
JENKINS, Joseph
400
head West’s run 1782
1
4
JENKINS, Bartholomew
304
waters Cheat river 1782
1
7
JENKINS, Joshua
400
waters Coburn’s cr 1785
1
405
JENKINS, Bartholomew
400
Slack’s run 1787
3
173
same
178
wts 3—Fork creek 1787
3
181
[continued in Vol. I, No. 4, p 85]
62.
WILLS, WILLS, AND MORE WILLS
from ABSTRACT OF EARLY KENTUCKY WILLS AND INVENTORIES, by J. Estelle Stewart KING
--------------------------------------------------------
Christian County, Book A, 1799 — 1814.
Samuel McJUNKLIN, 25 April 1808. 9 June 1809. Nuncupative. Indiana Territory, Knox County. Estate to son John. Wit: John Mc DONALD, John WELKEAY, & Richard STEAN.
[NOTE: He probably isn’t a JENKINS, but with name changes plus spelling being what it was....or wasn’t ... who knows?] 
See also Vol. III, Part 4, page 86.

Washington County, Book A, 1792 — 1808.
Edward JENKINS. 6 Oct 1793. 3 Apr 1794. “About to set out on an expedition against the Indians. My estate to my brothers, James F. JENKINS and Richard JENKINS.” He also mentions the following: Sam OVERTON [half brother], William JENKINS [bro.], Mary OVERTON and Amelia OVERTON [nieces], Samuel SEAY [nephew], Jacob SEAY Ibrother—in—law]. Wit: Nathan WALTON, John BULLOCK, and John OVERTON.

************************************************* 
NEW JERSEY INDEX OF WILLS ETC. [prior to 1901] (N is the designation for Morris Co.)
MORRIS COUNTY.
Ann JENKINS, 6728N. Will 1888.
David JENKINS, 8188N. Inv. 1899.
Hannah M. JENKINS, 8044N. Will 1898.
Isabel JENKINS, 4612N. Inv. 1868. John R. JENKINS, 5267N. Inv. 1875
Josephine JENKINS, 6729N. Will 1888.
Nathan G. JENKINS, 6178N. inv. 1883.
Robert JENKINS, 8189N. Will 1899. Inv. 1899.

OCEAN COUNTY (O is the designation for Ocean County)
NONE

PASSAIC COUNTY (P is the designation for Passaic County) 
Catharine JENKINS, 5621P. inv. 1900.
Isaiah JENKINS, NS, 1201 P. inv. 1871.
James JENKINS, 209P. Inv. 1847.
James JENKINS, 5622P. Will 1900. Inv. 1900
John JENKINS, 4096P. Inv. 1893.
Rachel JENKINS, 3691P. Inv. 1891.
Samuel JENKINS, 3299P. Inv. 1889.
William JENKINS, 2978P. Inv. 1887.
Alonzo JENKINSON, 5372P. Inv. 1899.

SALEM COUNTY (Q is the designation for Salem County)
Benjamin K. JENKINS, 5921 Q. Inv. 1871.
Evan JENKINS 7699Q. Will 1899.
George JENKINS, 3022Q. lnv. 1811.
Hannah JENKINS, 1293 Q. Book 11, p. 251. Will 1762. Inv. 1762. 
Nicholas JENKINS, 1895 W. Book 31, p. 335. Will 1789, Inv. 1789.
Trevis JENKINS, 5080Q. Inv. 1855.

63.
Beginning a new series. . . .
Jenkins Descendants 
of the Mayflower
A stubborn group of English Christians, called Separatists, challenged the right of King James I to tell them how to worship God. They were persecuted, put in prison, and in 1607/1608 a small group of them who lived near Scrooby fled to Holland. They first formed a congregation in Amsterdam, later moved on to Leiden where they remained eleven years.

Their children were copying the ways of the easygoing Dutch; the Separatists feared for their faith. Late July, 1620, a-part of the congregation returned to England to begin their voyage to the new world where they could worship as they wished.

In Southampton they were joined by a “mixed lot” of voyagers interested in seeking their fortune. Two boats were outfitted for the awesome journey.

The MAYFLOWER, of London, two hundred tons, Christopher JONES, Master, left Southampton 5 August, 1620, with 101 passengers. The ship was detained at Dartmouth at Plymouth, England about two weeks for repairs to her companion ship, the SPEEDWELL, which was leaking badly. It had to be left behind.

Fair winds carried the MAYFLOWER toward her destination in northern Virginia... at first. When the weather turned bad, the little ship tossed like a cork on the fiercely rolling waves. Leaks appeared everywhere. One of the main beams cracked. Young John HOWLAND was swept overboard, grabbed a line, and hung on until he could be fished back on deck with a boat hook.

After sixty—five days they sighted not the fair, green land of Virginia, but the bleak, forbidding coastline of Cape Cod. They tried to sail southward but were driven back to the Massachusetts coast by roaring breakers and shoals. Anchored at last in a safe harbour, they debated their problem. They had permission to settle in Virginia, not in New England. Some of the passengers, more concerned with personal fortune than religious freedom, demanded they go on to Virginia, but calm heads won the day. They decided to stick together and draw up an, agreement of laws on which they would live until they could get permission from England to settle in this new country. The document they wrote is what we call the MAYFLOWER COMPACT. On 11 November, 1620 it was signed by every male passenger.

Following is the text of the compact: In ye name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord King James, by ye Grace of God, of Great Britaine, Franc & Ireland King, Defender of ye Faith, etc. Haveing undertaken for ye Glorie of God and advancemente of ye Christian Faith and Honour of our King and countrie, a Voyage to plant ye first Colonie in ye Northerne parts of .......

[continued on page 65]
64.
JENKINS DESCENDANTS OF THE MAYFLOWER
[continued from page 64]
......Virginia, Doe by these presents solemnly and mutually in ye Presence of God, and one of another, covenant & combine ourselves together into a Civil body Politick; for our better ordering preservation & Furtherance of ye ends aforesaid; and by Vertue hereof to enacte, constitute, and frame such just and equall Lawes, ordinances, Acts, Constitutions & Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete convenient for ye Generall Good of ye Colonie, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

The passengers of the Mayflower were:
(*) denotes those passengers who supposedly died before the end of March, 1621.

John CARVER of Doncaster, Yorkshire
[d. April 1621]
    Mrs. Katherine CARVER, wife
    Desire MINTER
John HOWLAND, servant; of London
Roger WILDER, servant
William LATHAM, servant, a boy
Jasper MORE, servant, a child 
    _____  _____,  maidservant
Edward WINSLOW of Droitwich, 
Worcestershire
   Mrs. Elizabeth WINSLOW, wife
George SOULE, servant of Ecklington, 
Worcestershire
Elias STORY, servant; of London
Ellen MORE, servant, child, s/o
Richard.
*John CRACKSTON
   John CRACKSTON, Jr. , son
Myles STANDISH
   Mrs. Rose STANDISH, wife
*William WHITE
    Mrs Susanna WHITE, wife
    Resolved WHITE, son
    Peregrine WHITE [possibly born 
    late November, 1620, in Cape Cod 
    BRADFORD says b on ship]
Edward TILLEY of London
    Mrs. Anne TILLEY, wife
    Henry SAMPSON, kinsman [cousin] a 
    child
    Humility COOPER, kinswoman [“], a 
    child.
*Moses FLETCHER of Sandwich, Kent
William BREWSTER of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire
    Mrs. Mary BREWSTER,wife NOTE: 
    other ch
    Wrestling BREWSTER, son followed later
    Love BREWSTER, son
 _____ MORE, servant [a. bro of Richard, 
    below]
William HOLBECK, servant
Edward THOMPSON, servant
Richard WARREN of London; merchant 
    [w & ch came later]Richard MORE, servant, a boy 
Samuel FULLER of Redenhall, county Norfolk
    William BUTTON, servant
    [FULLER’s wife & child came later] 
Isaac ALLERTON of London; merchant
    * Mrs. Mary ALLERTON, wife
    Bartholomew ALLERTON, son
    Remember ALLERTON, dau
    Mary ALLERTON, dau
    John HOOKE, servant, a boy
William BRADFORD of Austerfield, Yorkshire
    * Mrs. Dorothy BRADFORD [one s who came later]
*Christopher MARTIN of Great Burstead, Essex
    Mrs. Mary MARTIN, wife
    Solomon PROWER, stepson BRADFORD called him [a servant]
John LANGMORE, servant 
*William MULLINS of Dorking, County Surrey; 
    merchant.
Mrs. Alice MULLINS, wife
    Joseph MULLINS, son
    Priscilla MULLINS, dau
    Robert CARTER, servant
Stephen HOPKINS of Wotton—under Edge, 
    Gloucestershire
    Mrs.. Elizabeth HOPKINS [second wife]
    Giles HOPKINS [by first wife]
    Constance HOPKINS [by first wife]
    Damaris HOPKINS [by 2nd w]
    Oceanus HOPKINS [b 2nd w]
Edward DOTEY, servant of London 
Edward LISTER, servant; of London
*John GOODMAN
(continued on page 66)
65.
JENKINS DESCENDANTS OF THE MAYFLOWER 
[continued from page 65]
(*) denotes those passengers who supposedly died before the end of March, 1621. 
John BILLINGTON of London
   Mrs. Ellen BILLINGTON, wife
   John BILLINGTON, Jr., son
   Francis BILLINGTON, son
John TILLEY of St. Andrews 
   Undershaft, London
   Mrs. Elizabeth TILLEY, wife 
   Elizabeth TILLEY, dau
Francis COOKE [w other ch. later] 
   John COOKE, son.
Thomas ROGERS [other ch came later] 
   Joseph ROGERS, son
*Degory PRIEST of London
*Edmund MARGESSON
*Richard BRITTERIDGE
Peter BROWNE, probably from 
   Great Burstead, Essex.
*Richard CLARKE
Richard GARDINER of Harwich, 
County Essex.
John ALDEN, of Harwich, 
County Essex: cooper.
Thomas TINKER
   Mrs. ____ TINKER, wife
    _____ TINKER, son
Thomas WILLIAMS of Yarmouth, County Norfolk 
John RIGDALE of London
   Mrs. Alice RIGDALE, wife
James CHILTON of Canterbury, Kent; tailor 
   Mrs. _____ CHILTON, wife [another married]
   Mary CHILTON, dau   [dau came later]
Edward FULLER of Redenhall, County Norfolk
   Mrs. ____ FULLER, wife
   Samuel FULLER, son
John TURNER
   ______TURNER, son
   ______TURNER, son
Francis EATON of Bristol; carpenter 
   Mrs. Sarah EATON, wife
   Samuel EATON, son, a young child
Gilbert WINSLOW, bro/o Edward WINSLOW
*John ALLERTON, a seaman
*Thomas ENGLISH

It was late December before the Pilgrims had settled upon a place to live. They named it Plymouth, after the city in England where they had boarded the Mayflower. By spring, roughly half the colony was still alive and only a handful of those could be said to be healthy. William BRADFORD became governor in 1621 and was reelected thirty times.

In November, 1621, the ship FORTUNE arrived. In 1622 came the SPARROW and the SWAN.  1623....ANNE, LITTLE JAMES, PROPHET DANIEL, YORKE BONAVENTURE, JONATHAN, and KATHERINE. The great exodus to the new world had begun.

The list which follows are from lineage papers approved by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants before 10 Feb 1931. They are adapted from MAYFLOWER INDEX, by William Alexander McAUSLAN, 2 Volumes, 1932, and include some persons named JENKINS who married Mayflower descendants and whose children are not listed here. There are, in addition, thousands of JENKINS who descend from the various Mayflower passengers who are not listed. Anyone having more information on any of these families is requested to send it to us for publication.

In each generation, the Mayflower descendant is given first. Each generation is numbered, beginning with the Mayflower passenger.

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[continued on page 67]
66.
JENKINS DESCENDANTS OF THE MAYFLOWER
[continued from page 66]
1. John ALDEN [1599? —1687], m 1622, Priscilla MULLINS [1604? —1680], dau/o William MULLINS, d 1621, and his wife, Alice [all
2. Joseph ALDEN, d 1697, m Mary SIMMONS
3. Joseph ALDEN m Hannah DUNHAM
4. Daniel ALDEN m Abigail SHAW
5. Abigail ALDEN m Eleazer WHITMAN
6. Abigail WHITMAN m Noah FORD
7. Daniel A. FORD m Abigail FARRAR
8. Macy C. FORD m Jacob BATES
9. Abbie F. BATES m George O. JENKINS [ch of George & Abbie not listed]
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1. Isaac ALLERTON m before 1620, Mary ______ who d 21 Feb 1621.
    2. Remember ALLERTON m Moses MAVERICK
        3. Remember MAVERICK m Edward WOODMAN
           4. Remember WOODMAN m Thomas PERKINS
           5. Mary PERKINS m Joseph GURNEY
                    6. Mary GURNEY m Isaac HERSEY
                        7. David HERSEY m Elizabeth JENKINS
           8. [1] Lydia HERSEY m Isaiah JENKINS, Jr.
             9. [1] David H. JENKINS m Hannah LILLEY
                                    10. [1] Horace JENKINS m Hannah M. JONES
                                          11. [1] Charles H. JENKINS m Philomene L. PIKE
                           8. [2] Elizabeth HERSEY m William TORREY
                               9. [1] Harvey TORREY m Lydia LANE
                                   10. [1] Charles W. TORREY m Emma J. POOLE
           8. [3] Desire HERSEY m Nathan STODDARD
           9. [1] Diantha STODDARD m Gilman C. WHITING
                                  10. [1] Anson V. WHITING m Emily J. COLE
                                        11. [1] May C. WHITING m Theodore WESTERMANN
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1. William BRADFORD, b 1588/90?, Ansterfield, Yorkshire, England.  Joined Separatists at Scrooby, was imprisoned.  Later taught Pilgrims in Holland where he was a tradesman.  Became governor of Plymouth Colony in 1621, succeeding John CARVER.  He m Dorothy ______ who was also a Mayflower passenger, and he died 9 May 1857.  Dorothy d Cape Cod, Dec 1620.  William m 14 Apr 1623, [2] Alice SOUTHWORTH, a wid. who d 1670, age 80, and was the mother of William’s two sons, William & Joseph.
  2. William BRADFORD, b 17 Jun 1624, Plymouth, m Alice RICHARDS [William 
      married 3 times and had children by each wife]
     3. Mercy BRADFORD m Samuel STEELE
          4. Eliphalet STEELE m Catharine MARSHFIELD
              5. Josiah STEELE m Elizabeth COLTON
               6. Rachel STEELE m Jonathan BARNES
                      7. Jonathan BARNES m Maria W. TRACY
                          8. Maria E. BARNES m Joseph BROWN
                              9. Catherine R. BROWN m Howell A. CUMMINS
                                  10. Diadamra BROWN m William GRINNELL
                                        11. Maragret R. GRINNELL m Samuel JENKINS
                                              12. Henry JENKINS m Maggie GOODAPPLE
                                 13. [1] Carrie JENKINS m Charles H. WRIGHT
                                       14. [1] Mildred WRIGHT m Chester A. GORE
                                 13. [1] Carrie JENKINS m Walter H. WILBER
                                 13. [2] William H. JENKINS m Bessie G. MYERS
                                          14. [1] Veda E. JENKINS m Eugene S. GROSSMAN
[this article will be continued in the next issue]
67.
U. S. CENSUS - 1850 - INDIANA
[contributed by Hazel P. BRIDGEWATER ***address deleted*** Portland, OR 97213]
County
Page
Family #
Names
Age
Sex
Occupation
Bpl
Twnshp
OHIO
707
806
John Jenkins
67
M
Farmer
Penn
Division # 2
"
Malinda     "
42
F
Ky
"
Sarah         "
16
F
Ind 
"
Alexander "
14
M
"
"
Mary J.     "
13
F
"
"
Nancy        "
11
F
"
"
Rachel       "
9
F
"
"
Margaret  "
7
F
"
"
Louisa       "
5
F
"
"
Julian        "
2
F(?)
"
"
717
938
Nimrod Jenkins
34
M
Farmer
Penn
Division # ?
"
Margaret    "
24
F
Md
"
Benjamin    "
2
M
Ind
"
William G.  "
1
M
"
County
Page
Family #
Names
Age
Sex
Occupation
Bpl
Twnshp
ORANGE
805
57
Thomas Jenkins
56
M
Mill Right
Va
Jackson Twp
"
Ellen           "
39
F
N Car
"
Stacy V.      "
19
F
Ind
"
Martha E.   "
17
F
"
"
Emeline      "
15
F
"
"
Bedford S.  “
13
M
"
"
Thomas       "
9
M
"
"
Ritan (?)      "
7
F
"
"
William Riley   "
2
M
"
"
889
553
Jonah Jenkins
50
M
Farmer
S Car
Paoli Twp
"
Polly        "
42
F
N Car
"
957
984
John A McCrakin
26
M
Blacksmith
Ind
French Lick
"
Catharine     "
24
F
Ky
"
William        "
2
M
"
"
James          "
1
M
"
"
John Jenkins
17
M
Laborer
?
"
959
1000
David M. Jenkins
46
M
Farmer
N Car
"
Ellen         "
50
F
"
"
Joseph          "
20
M
Farmer
Ind
"
Elizabeth      “
17
F
"
"
Anna          "
15
F
"
"
Margaret     "
13
F
"
"
Lydia S.        "
11
F
"
"
?
1167
Henry Jenkins
68
M
Farmer
Va
"
?
1168
Mary E. Jenkins
22
F
Va
"
James H.      "
2
M
"
"
William P.    "
5/12
M
"
"
John M.        "
24
M
Farmer
Ky
68.
JENKINS MILITARY RECORDS
(continued from Vol. I, No. 2, page 43)
JENKINS    ----   *indicates JUNKIN   ----   ** indicates JINKINS
Abiathar, age 88, on 1840 Pension Rolls, Kingston, Luzerne Co, PA.
Alvan, 1840 Pension Rolls, lv Barnstable, Barnstable Co, MA.
Calvin, age 82, 1840 Pension Rolls, lv Scituate, Plymouth Co, MA.
Charles, 3rd Cpl, 8th Company, Irwin JENKINS, Capt. [1st Regiment], NC Mil., W of 1812.
Charles S., head of household, 1840, Phelps, Ontario Co, NY. Lv with him is pensioner, James McMILLEN.
Enoch, age 76, 1840 Pension Rolls, lv Java, Genesee Co, NY.
Ezekiel, Sr., age 77, 1840 Pension Rolls, lv Clark Co, IN.
Henry D., NC Mil., W of 1812, 1st Regt, 8th Company, Irwin JENKINS, Capt.
James, 1832 Pension List, age 74, served SC Mil, pensioned Servier Co, TN.
*James E., S. Sgt., W.W. II, killed in action; was from Grant Co., WV. 
Jesse head of household, 1840, District No. 1. Jackson Co TN. Lv with him was Thomas WILKERSON, a 77 year old pensioner.
John, Pvt, placed on Pension rolls of Hardy Co., [W]VA 9 Jul 1823. John, head of household, 1840, Springfield, Windsor Co, VT. Lv with him was Joseph HULET, a pensioner.
John, age 85, 1840 Pension rolls, Pike 00, GA. [This is John, Sr.]
John, NC Mil, W of 1812, Northampton Co., John F. WALKER, Capt.
John Luther, lv Oxford, Talladega Co, AL 1907. Pvt, Civ. W. Born 18 Oct 1837, Knoxubee Co, MS, enlisted June 1862, Jenifer, AL, Company H, 10th AL; discharged Apr 1865, Appomattox Court House, VA.
Joseph, Pvt, MD ‘Recruit 81”, Rec’d lot # 1756 for Rev. W service [land west of Fort Cumberland]
Lewis, age 87, 3840 Pension Rolls, lv Meriwether Co, GA.
Lodowick, NC Mil, W of 1812, Bertie 00, Jonathan H. JACOCKS, Capt.
** Moses, NC Mil, W of 1812, Onslow Co, 3rd Regt, Wm MITCHELL, Capt.
Samuel, Pvt, from NH, served CT. Continental Line, 1820 Pension Rolls.
Samuel, Sgt., from ML, serv. MA Cont. Line, 1820 Pension Rolls.
Samuel, Pvt, MA, Rev. W, b 1754, d 3 Jan 1798, m Elizabeth GOODWIN [DAR]
Samuel, Pvt, Lee’s Legion, MD, entitled to land west of Fort Cumberland; #4063 [Rev W]
Samuel and Thomas, served in same Company, Militia, Fairfax Co, VA, Nicholas
MINOR, Capt., during French & Indian War.
Samuel R., NC Mil, W. of 1812, Edgecombe Co., 1st Regt.
**Samuel B., head of household, 1840, Monroe Co, KY. Lv with him was pensioner, Elijah VEACH, age 89.
**Stewart, NC Mil, W of 1812, 1st Regt, .James FINLEY, Capt, Lincoln Co, NC.
Reuben, ditto.
Solomon, NC Mil, W of 1812, 3rd Regt, 7th Company, Charles ALLEN, Capt.
Simon, NC Militia, W of 1812, 3rd Regt, 8th Co, Marmaduke N JEFFERYS, Capt.
Theophilus, Martin 00, NC Mil, W of 1812.
Thomas, NC Mil., W of 1812, 6th Co, William GOODE, Capt.
_______ Wiertt, NC Mil, W of 1812, Lincoln 00, 1st Regt, James FINLEY, Capt.
William, head of household, 1840, Robbinston, Washington Co, ME. Lv with him was Jonas BOND, an 80 year old pensioner.
**William, pvt, 2nd MD Regt., Lot # 1283, MD, Land west of Fort Cumberland, rec’d for Rev. W. service.
(more Military Records in Vol II, No. 3)
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JENKINS IMMIGRATION LISTS
(continued from Vol. I, No. 2)
“Foreigners” coming to the new world were forced to take an oath of allegiance to the king and these records are frequently extant. Immigration records for British subjects, on the other hand, are hard found. If you have access to any JENKINS immigration information, we would greatly appreciate your sharing it with our JENKINS JUBILEE family.

JENKINS [unless otherwise noted]
Ann JUNKIN, an emigrant to PA on the Ship FAME, Capt. Alexander FRAZER, last from Rotterdam, arrived Philadelphia 23 Sep 1792.
C. [female], age 26, and ch., from England, arr. Baltimore on the Ship Mary, 1822.
Catharine, age 50, from Wales, arr. NY on British Brig, Mt Vernon, 1823.
David, Master of the Snow Betty from Fyall, arr. Boston, MA, 2 Mar 1716.
Edmond, age 15, to be transported to VA, ship Safety, 10 Aug 1635.
Edward, age 47, farmer from England on the Ship Oscar, arr NY, 1823.
Elizabeth, age 27, to be transported to New England in the Truelove, John GIBBS, Master, 19 Sep 1635.
J. [male], 30 yrs old, from England to Baltimore on the Ship Mary, 1822.
J. [female], age 24, fr Eng. on Ship Mary, arr Baltimore 1822.
Jane, ship Lixboa Merchant, from Barbadoes to NY, 19 Sep 1679.
John JENKYNN, 26, took oath of allegiance and supremacy to the Church of England and scheduled to embark in the ship Defence. 18 Jul 1635.
John, lv at Warwick Squrake, VA, 16 Feb 1623.
John, master of Brigt. Jera. & Thos. from Jamaica, arrived Boston, 21 May 1716, no passengers.
John, bound to Gilbert ASHLEY for 6 years, New Providence, 22 Oct 1683. John, a Dyer, arr Boston on the Brig William, from Ireland, 29 Sep 1766.
*Jone and Mary, lv at Bass’ Choice, VA, 16 Feb 1623.
Morgan, 32, Dated 20 Nov 1635, “Theis under written names are to be transported to the Barbadoes, imbarqued in the Expedition, Peter BLACKLER Mr. The Men have taken the oaths of Allegeance and Supremacie. And have been examined by the minister of the Towne of Gravesend touching their Conformitie to the ordrs and discipline of the Church of England die et A0 prd." [This is typical of the entries made concerning British subjects going to America].
Oliver JENKIN, 40, lv Eliz City, VA, 1624. [arr on the Ship Mary Jeames, 1610.]
Owen, from Barbadoes to Jamaica in the Ketch John’s Adventure, 17 Jun 1679.
R., [female], from Eng. in Ship Mary, arr Baltimore 1822.
Richard, age 30, merchant, fr Eng to US in Ship Amity Maxwell, arr NY 1822.
Seth, Master of the Brig Friendship from London, arr Boston 22 Feb 1768.
Stephen, Master of Brig Friendship, arr Boston fr London 15 Oct 1768.
Thomas, Master of the Briggt. Success from Bilboa & Cows, arr Boston 24 Sep 1716.
Thomas JENKYNNS, age 23, took oath to the church & to be transported to Barbadoes,
6 Jan 1634.
Thomas, 28 mariner from Eng, arr NY on ship Packet, 1822.
William, 40, a farmer from Wales, arr NY, 1823, on the British Brig Mt. Vernon.
* Joan JINKINS, age 26, was living in Elizabeth City, VA in 1624. She arrived on the ship George in 1617. Could this be the same Jone living at Bass’ Choice in 1623?

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REMINISCENT HISTORY OF THE OZARK REGION
[A reprint contributed by:  Frances M. WALTERS, ***address deleted*** , Houston, Texas 77036]
William M. Jenkins, a member of the firm of Keesee & Jenkins, of Protem, Mo., was born in Marion County, Ark., in 1862.  His parents, Elder W. C. and Mary C. (Gray) Jenkins, having been born in Tennessee,. Their family consisted of the following children: Joshua Star; deceased; Mary E., wife of Thomas H. Flippin; George W., of Marion County. Ark.; Ellen, deceased; William M.; James Perry, deceased: John Henry and Jared, of Marion County, Maggie, wife of Payton Chaffin, of Marion County, and Julia, deceased. The birth of Rev. W. C. Jenkins occurred May 16, 1828, near Dodd City, in Washington County, Tn., parents having been George Washington and Mary (Hodges) Jenkins, also natives of Washington County, Tn.  where they spent all their lives.  George W. Jenkins was a teacher and farmer, and a son of Aaron Jenkins, a Virginian by birth, but one of the pioneer settlers of Washington County, Tn., where he, in due course of time, passed from life. The latter’s father, George Jenkins, is supposed to have come from England. He first resided for some time near Baltimore. Md., then removed to Virginia, and finally to Tennessee, where he died. The maternal grandfather of William M. Jenkins, Howell Hodges, is supposed to have been born in Washington County, Tenn., and was a soldier with Gen. Jackson at the battle of Horseshoe Bend.  Rev. W. C. Jenkins was the eldest of nine children born to his parents, and is one of the three surviving members of the family. His early life was spent in the labors of the farm, and he was fortunate enough to secure a good common-school education.  January 25. 1849, he was married to Mary, daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth (Davidson), Gray, both of whom were born, reared, and died in Tennessee.  In 1855 Rev J Jenkins removed to St. Francis County. Ark., thence to Kentucky two years later, and in 1860 to Marion County, Ark., where he has since made his home, carrying on farming on a small scale. For the past twenty-five years he has been a regularly ordained minister of the Christian Church, and during this time his influence has been for good, and he has been a faithful laborer in the vineyard of his Master. He served Marion County in the capacity of deputy sheriff for some time after the war and for a period of six months, was sheriff by appointment. During the last year of the war, he served as an orderly sergeant of Company F, in Jo Shelby's command.  He is a member of Yellville Lodge No. 117 of the A. F. & A. M.  The early life of William M. Jenkins was not characterized by any particular event, for he was reared to the monotonous, if useful, duties of farming and received but few educational advantages.  In 1883 he was married to Susan Treat, a sister of Mrs. Keesee. She was born in Dade County, Mo., and by Mr. Jenkins is the mother of three children: Mary Elsie, Albert and Ethel (deceased).  Mr. Jenkins followed farming in Marion County until 1892 since which time he has been in his present business and is doing well.  He has always been a Democrat in politics, and for four years was deputy sheriff of Marion County under C. C. Poynter, from 1888 to 1892. He and his wife are worthy members of the Christian Church..
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CORRECTION: page 43, 1840 Pension Rolls shows Solomon JENKINS, age 84. It should read, age 48. Please make the correction now so the error will not remain there for future researchers to find and copy.
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DID YOU KNOW THAT. . . .
C. R. JUNKINS was an early settler in Neosho Co, KS.
Charles JENKINS [colored] was on the List of Reg. Voters, 1873 --75, Anderson Co, TX.
David JENKINS, b ca 1772, NY, m Margaret BOVEE, had 10 ch lv about 50 yrs in the Belfast, Allegany Co, NY area.
David B. JENKINS, was Bondsman 8 June 1822, Marion Co, MS, when Wm GARDNER & Elizabeth SUMRALL were married.
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INFORMATION WANTED
010. JENKINS — FLIPPEN/FLIPPIN.
James JENKINS m Laura FLIPPIN [see page 52, this issue, Getting to Know You]. I am searching for James’ parents and his birth date, I am also interested in the SKIPWORTH lines. 
[Mrs.] Edna Lee JENKINS SKIPWORTH, ***address deleted***, Pine Bluff, AR 71601.
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011. JENKINS — FLIPPIN.
James JENKINS, b ca 1818, KY or TN; Benjamin JENKINS, b. ca 1822, TN; both lv Titus Co, Texas in 1850. Who were they? James m ca 1847, Laura FLIPPIN, b ca 1827, TN; Benjamin m ca 1847, Lu Ann FLIPPIN, lv Marion Co, AR, 1860. Where were James and Laura in 1860? Known ch: William T., George, Mary J., Roda A. My problem is that I have not been able to establish, beyond a doubt, who my great—grandparents were in the Jenkins line. That is pretty sad I realize, but cir­cumstances have made it very hard for me to do so. I believe I know who they were, but cannot prove it yet. ...first copy of JENKINS JUBILEE, and have been fascinated by it ever since, looking forward to the next.
....Frances WALTERS [Mrs. H. J.], ***address deleted***, Houston, Texas 77074.
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SEE HOW JENKINS JUBILEE WORKS! ! ! 
Edna and Frances, if the two of you, working together, come up with more information on your ancestors, please let us know. Helping someone else find lost links is almost a good as finding one yourself!    And isn’t it great to have a new cousin?!     Jeanne.
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012. JENKINS-RICKS-CALHOON. 
Henry C. JENKINS, b 5 Oct 1866, where?, d 24 Mar 1933, AR, bur Walters Chapel Cemetary, AR [grave unmarked]; m 2 Sep 1888, Prarie Go, AR, to Charity Jane Ricks, b 13 Apr 1867, Trigg Go, KY; d 20 Nov 1949, AR, bur Walters Chapel Gem, along side her husband. She was the dau/o Richard Allen RICKS and Sarah CALHOON. Who were the parents of Henry C. JENKINS? He had bros by the name of Dava and Tom. A sis m Jeff PUTT. Would appreciate any help on this line. 
....Caroline JACOBS, Felt, Oklahoma 73937.
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Reply to Query 003.   (See original query from Vol. I, No. 1)
Dear Lela Mae, I am a direct desc of Jesse JENKINS who d, Rowan Co, NC. Jesse b, Richmond Co, VA. In 1771 was in tax list, Warren Co, NC, had five slaves. In 1779 he has 11 slaves. He went to Rowen where he d 1802/3.
He migr, with his widowed m, Patience, to Bute Co, NC after the d of his f, Mansfield. Widow Patience JENKINS had 8 ch. They migr from Richmond Co, VA. Bute later be came Warren Co.
I have studied his will. There’s a poss mistake in transcribing it into different books that print old wills. Jesse had 8 legatees listed: Martha, Polly, Thomas, Betsey, Elender, Jacke, Fany, and Jesse. He made special provision for 4 other ch: Joel, William, Elizabeth CHRISTMAS, and Nancy FULLER. Left his grs, Jesse MAN son of David MAN deceased, a negro. Jesse MAN went to KY.
Martha, the wife of Jesse, along with many of her ch, including Jesse MAN, went to KY. Elizabeth m William CHRISTMAS and started the KY CHRISTMAS line. Jesse MAN m Martha CHRISTMAS. Elender m James PORGY & started the KY FORGY line. William, my anc, m Sarah ENGLER, had 9/10 ch. Wm’s dau, Ann, m John HUNT, had many fine ch. Wm. was eldest s of Jesse; Joel one year younger. There’s a Louis JENKINS, also of Rowan who might have been related to Jesse, Sr, but he was NOT the son because his son, Joel, went to KY with the others......
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INFORMATION WANTED
....Joel JENKINS had 2 or 3 wives and 24 ch. It is possible and probable that some of these JENKINS ch went to TN. Study the names and look for Green or Greenberry JENKINS from the CHRISTMAS line, Mansfield or Grandfield JENKINS and other odd names.      Good Luck.            Sincerely yours, Helen Kimmons
Helen sent us this copy of her letter to Lela Mae. I have shortened it, as you see, but felt it might be of help to others of our readers,as well as to Lela Mae .         Jeanne
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Reply to Query 008. (See original query from Vol. I, No. 2)
Margaret MEGILL writes: Dear Jeanne: Thanks for your note on my fam.  I HAVE  found my fam [in Franklin Co, VA in 1850.] ....if you’d put it in the JUBILEE next time, maybe someone is related [wishful thinking?] and could furnish info BACK from that time.  I’m still looking too.
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Congratulations, Margaret! The Census information you sent is somewhere in this issue [page numbers not typed yet]. I looked in my 1820 Virginia Census Index and found no Jenkins’ in Franklin County, VA. So they probably arrived after that time. Try 1840. Maybe they’ll be there. So far we’ve had phenomonal luck in finding clues, cousins and what have you. If ever we get a line on my Thomas JENKINS, I’m going to rename this column INFORMATION FOUND !         Jeanne
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013. JENKINS — GADD.
Thomas JENKINS first appeared on tax list, Shirley Twp, Bedford Go, PA, 1783, listed as “freeman,” and apparently had just turned 21 yrs of age. He had 4 bros: Evan, John, Benjamin, & Thomas. His f seems to have been Evan, Sr. They moved about Bedford [now Huntington] Co & Cumberland [now Franklin] Go, PA, buying and selling land, apparently searching for a permanent home. Thomas m Delilah GADD. Absalom & William GADD were also in Shirley Twp, but no m has been found. By 1786, the JENKINS’ were gone from PA. Thomas appeared on Monongalia [now Preston] Co WV tax list, married, 1786. On a 1798 petition for the formation of Preston Go, the following appeared: Thomas, Evan, Evan Sr, Iohn, & Jonathan JENKINS, Absalom, Elijah, and Thomas GADD, John and Thomas JENKINS stayed in Preston and raised fams. The others “went west.” The GADDs vanished, My Thomas is like Charlotte’s Thomas [Query 009]: he just hatched! My Aunt Frances has worked on this line for over 20 years and has had no luck yet. WE could use some help!
.....[Mrs] Jeanne ROBEY FELLDIN, ***address deleted***, Tomball, Texas 77375.
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014. JENKINS — GOODWIN — YANDLE. 
I am searching for the parents of George JENKINS, born 1804, m [1] Nancy Eleanor GOODWIN 1834; in [2] Hannah YANDLE. [For more information on this line, see JENKINS RESEARCH NOTES FROM THE GRAB BAG ....Mrs. Wayne GRIFFITY, ***address deleted***, Mayfield, KY 42066.
(also Query 015, next)
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INFORMATION WANTED
015. JENKINS — GOODWIN — YANDELL — GRIFFITH. 
Would like any information on George JENKINS, b 1804, was a Doctor. First found on Graves Co, KY Tax List, 1839. Where was he from? Bible records show he m [1] Nancy Eleanor GOODWIN, 25 Dec 1834. Where? She d 1836 and he m [2] Hannah YANDELL ca 1838/9. They had 9 ch. George is believed to be a bro/o John Greenfield JENKINS, b 1791, MD, and went to Owen Co, KY where his s, Albert L. JENKINS, lv. He came to Graves Co from Owen Co in 1858. Any help appreciated. George’s dau, Sarah Ellen JENKINS, m Jesse GRIFFITH, 1878.
Anna Laura GRIFFITH [Mrs. Wayne], ***address deleted***, Mayfield, Kentucky 42066
[NOTE: Anna’s GETTING TO KNOW YOU will be in Vol. 1, No. 4; also see p 58, this issue.]
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016. JENKINS — BLACK. 
Simeon Peter [Pete] JENKINS was 28 when he enlisted in 1864. He was enrolled at Monrovia & mustered in at Ellicott’s Mills, assigned to Co. K, 3rd Reg. Pacific Home Brigade. [This must be either MD or (W)VA; Mrs. Jenkins didn’t say].  Pete was b 18 May 1836, Westernport, Allegheny Co, MD, m Amanda J. BLACK, 3 Aug 1865, Buckhannon, Upshur Co, WV, later lv at Jacksonville Weston [in Lewis Co, WV] before coming to IN in 1881. His mor or grmor may have been Eva or Eve JENKINS. Other fam names may have been MICHAELS, BROADWATER or FAGEN— BAKER. He was prob youngest of at least 6 ch. Elisha JENKINS may be related. We have Civil W papers; 1840, 50, and 60 Census, Allegany Co, MD. And in 1870, he’s in Lewis Co census. But still looking for his parents. Can you suggest any other sources? 

[NOTE: You don’t say when he d. If he was still alive in 1900, I would suggest the 1900 census which gives birthplace of father and mother, naturalization info, as well as relationship of head of household to everyone else in the house. I don’t like to plug any particular researcher, but I will pass on the name of one man who is so very reasonable and with whom all [that I know about] who have used his service have been well pleased: David L. KENT, G.R.S., ***address deleted***, Arlington, VA 22204. His fees six mos ago were $1 & $2, depending on the amount of research requested. You might write him for his rates. This wouldn’t give you Pete’s parents names, but it might provide a clue as to where to search next. How about wills? I’ll incl. MD next time]
Mrs. G. L. JENKINS, ***address deleted***, Newburgh, Indiana 47630.
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017. JENKINS — BRADSHAW — BEAM — WELLS. 
Who can identify my anc., Mary JENKINS who m ca 1820, White Co, TN, Joel Jefferson BRADSHAW [1792, SC — 1862, Jefferson Co, IA]. Mary was the 2nd of Joel’s 3 wives. She d ca 1830, White Co, TN; was dau/o Jenkin [Jenky] JENKINS of NC who m [1] Anna BEAM in 1800; [2] Nancy WELLS. Mary JENKINS had five children.
Mrs. Clysta MICHELS, ***address deleted***., Portland, OR 97211

Clysta does not subscribe to JENKINS JUBILEE & we wrote her to that effect. Her response, in part, follows: “I am almost 77 1/2 yrs old, so feel I’ve collected data like this long enough...especially since...no one ...seems inclined to carry on... I’m glad for my facts to be in your hands. No hard feelings on your refusal of my ad. I wish you all kinds of luck on your publications. A centralized collection point is a good thing!”

Along with Clysta MICHELS’ note was about 100 pages of assorted JENKINS material she has collected over the years! I hope someone is able to shed some light on her “Jenky” JENKINS and his daughter, Mary. That is one nice lady!!

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Reviews......

FINDING OUR FATHERS, by Dan Rottenberg, New York. 1977. 401 pp. Cloth. $12.95, plus 75 cents postage and handling. Texas residents add 65 cents state tax.

FINDING OUR FATHERS is a most quotable book, and I had to restrain myself from copying entire passages to share with others. The 'review copy' went vacationing with me and was so fascinating that I sat up all night to finish it!
The first section of Mr. Rottenberg's book is a general "How-to" which applies to all genealogical research, and has gems of information for the old hand as well as the neophyte. Then came the specifics on Jewish family research which, as the author points out, touches only the tip of the iceberg. This is the first attempt to lay down guidelines for Jewish research and the author has done a magnificent job. He gives specific depositiries for Jewish records in the U. S., Canada, and 32 foreign countries. Almost half the book is devoted to surnames, their derivation, and exactly where to find specific information on each family name. Some of the "Jewish" surnames may surprise you.
Perhaps the greatest charm of the book lies in Dan Rottenberg's marvelous tongue-in-cheek humor. He explains how to trace ancestry "back to Adam." Then he adds, "There is no need to conclude your research here, of course; in genealogy every doorway opened into the past merely leads to another doorway. For further investigation, consult Darwin's ORIGIN OF SPECIES."
FINDING OUR FATHERS is a book you'll want in your personal library!

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FRONTIER CLAIMS IN THE LOWER SOUTH, by Richard S. Lackey, F.A.S.G. New Orleans. 1977. 67 pp. Indexed. Soft cover. $12.50 plus 35 cents postage and handling. Texas residents add 63 cents state tax. [Records of Claims Filed by Citizens of the Alabama and Tombigbee River Settlements in the Mississippi Territory for Depredations by the Creek Indians During the War of 1812.]

Being one whose ancestors always seemed to be first into a new territory, my interest was immediately aroused by the long sub-title of this volume. And the interest was soon intensified by the realization that Mr. Lackey had beautifully effected the bridging of two popular subjects, genealogy and history.

The scene-setting introduction was written by John D. W. Guice, Department of History, Univ. of Southern Mississippi. Historically, he explains the economy and environment in which our pioneer ancestors were living. Few of us have attempted to study like this, being content merely to trace names and rejoice when we found them. But insight into their lives is provided in this book.

This insight is expanded by Mr. Lackey's use of records in the House of Representatives found in the National Archives. He has devoted the first section to letters, mostly of Judge Harry Toulmin, who, "in addition to executing his judicial duties, evidently involved himself in virtually every aspect of territorial development -- political, social, and economic." The frontier inhabitants suspected neglect by the government for their welfare.

The actual claims follow in the next section, depositions with names of applicants and their schedules of losses. Apparently, stock and slaves were of primary importance, with dwellings and crops following in a close second place, all being the very means of existence.

This book, gratifying in its detail, should be of definite interest to all whose ancestors were in this area so early in its settling, and where, consequently, few "official" records were initiated or maintained. For history buffs, it is just plain good reading!

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