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Jehu S. Stinnett
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1833
Jones Cove
Sevier County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 7, 1908
Del Rio
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA

1st wife, Jane McMahan, 2nd wife, Lucinda Roberts, 3rd wife, Lydia Breeden, 4th wife Celia Cannup.,
Jahu served in Captain J. P. Lynch's confederate battery of Tennessee light artillery during the civil war. He was with General Pemberton's army at Vicksburg when General Grant's army surrounded the town and held it under Siege. Captain Lynch's battery was about six tenths of a mile east of fort hill which was the upper most point of the confederate defense line around the city. General Pemberton surrendered his army and Vicksburg on 4 July 1863. Jahu at first refused to sign his parole but finally on July 17 did sign. He and all other confederate soldiers were ordered by General Pemberton to report to a Camp for paroled prisoners to await exchange. Jahu did not report as ordered, instead he came home to Sevier County and never entered the war again. In 1903 he applied for a state of Tennessee pension, but was turned down because his name was mistaken for John.
In August, 1902, Jahu filed a complaint in the Sevier County Courts against R. H. Stinnett and wife, Anna. It states that he had given them a deed for a tract of land in Sevier County, Tennessee on the condition that they would take care of him for the remainder of his life. If they failed to do so the title of the land would revert back to him. He stated that they had cared for him for a time, but they then moved to Cocke County leaving him with his son James and they had been gone for about five years. The R. H. Stinnett refereed to in the complaint must have been his son 'Arrie', and the person writing out the complaint misunderstood Jahu's pronunciation. Since Jahu could neither read or write, he never understood the mistake. In any event the court ruled against him.
The records of the New Salem Baptist Church show that Jahu was excluded from fellowship of the church in 1893 because he joined the U. B. Church. He previously had been excluded on the charge of intoxication and refusing the call of the Lord. He was invited to attend the next business meeting and defend himself. Jahu refused the opportunity. in 1902 he presented a letter requesting membership in the church, but was rejected. No reason was given in the record.
Jahu died at the home of his son, Arrie and was buried in the Fox Cemetery (sometimes called Oak Grove) on Spicewood Flats road near Del Rio, Cocke County, Tennessee.
Family links: 
  Alexander Stinnett (1812 - 1877)
  Elmina Ball Stinnett (1812 - 1893)
  Ira H. Stinnett (1869 - 1947)*
  Richard J. Stinnett (1870 - 1918)*
  Jehu S. Stinnett (1833 - 1908)
  Stephen Jackson Perryman (1833 - 1888)**
  Elizabeth Stinnett Webb (1835 - 1875)*
  John Stinnett (1835 - 1910)*
  Thomas A. Perryman (1835 - 1919)**
  Asberry Stinnett (1842 - 1861)*
  David Stinnett (1846 - 1926)*
  Wilson Lewis Stinnett (1851 - 1917)*
  Sarah Elmine Stinnett Rice (1852 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Fox Cemetery
Del Rio
Cocke County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Mark Kemp
Record added: Jan 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46321748
Jehu S. Stinnett
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 Added: Jan. 4, 2010

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