Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hunting for Jane Jenkins' father.

Jana and I went to the FHL in SLC and looked up Bruce and Jenkins in millions of books.  We found one book that might prove helpful in finding Jane Jenkins' father; Greenberry Jenkins of Cherokee County TX, compiled by Colonel Jack S Jenkins, USAF Ret.  Did I mention before that several people think that a Lewis Jenkins is Jane Jenkins' father.  This theory is one of the things I am researching.

According to this book,  one Lewis Jenkins had 8 children. One of them was Jane, born between 1815 and 1820. Col Jenkins found a Jane in the 1830 US Census of Mrogan CO, Alabama. It is said that she married a man named Jenkins first then in married a Ned Frost 22 Feb 1838.  Col Jenkins goes on to list Jane and Ned's children.  On a Jane Jenkins is listed as Lewis Jenkins' daughter, born between 1815 and 1819 in Pendleton, South Carolina. Married to Ned Frost. This ancestry family tree notes that Jane died in 1890 in Walker, Alabama, United States.  There are no sources on this ancestry family tree for her birth or death.  But it doesn't really matter.  Our Jane Jenkins was born about the same time in SC or TN, according to several census.  But I have in my possession our Jane Jenkins' obituary I acquired while visiting the Webb City Missouri Genealogy Library in 2006.  It states that our Jane Jenkins was born in Tennessee, died in Prosperity Missouri and was buried in Cherryvale Kansas.  The information was given by her daughter in law, with whom she was living.  

So I am 99% sure that Lewis Jenkins is not our Jane Jenkins' father.  Then the Greenberry book also states that a Richard Jenkins is Lewis' father and cites family tradition and the 1810 US Census for SC Pendleton as a source.  We find in that census that on, page 42, a Richard Jenkins 45 or older and a Lewis Jenkins 26-44 years of age. Col Jenkins speculates that Richard is the father of this Lewis Jenkins.  I can agree with the theory. Also we find on page 11 of same census another Richard Jenkins 45 or older and a Shepherd Jenkins also 45 and older.  Is this Richard 45 or older and this Shepherd 45 or older on page 11 brothers, cousins, related? And how are they related to the Richard Jenkins next door to Lewis Jenkins on page 42?  Still, I think I have proved that our Jane Jenkins is not Lewis Jenkins' daughter.  Now to figure out the rest of the story.

I have looked at all of the pages for the 1810 US Census for South Carolina, Pendleton pages 1-50 and I find that besides the Jenkins that Col Jenkins mentioned there is also a Jepe (or Jese) Jenkins 15-25 years old, on page 11. Families immigrated together.  I'm thinking the Jenkins on pages 11, 14 and 42 are probably related. 

More later. 

1 comment:

  1. Oops. There is also a Thos Jenkins 45 or older on page 14 of the US Census, SC, Pendleton. Six Jenkins in all within 30 pages.