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Emma D Jenkins Click
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Birth: Apr., 1848
Herkimer County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1911
Gray County
Kansas, USA

*** NOTE: On the Montezuma, KS Fairview cemetery records she is listed as a Mrs. Silas Butcher who died at the age of 62.

In the 1-March-1905 Kansas Census, Emma D (Jenkins) Click was living with Abram. Their son Orval Robert Click and his wife and children were all living with them. This census was for Ingalls, Gray County, KS which is just west of Cimarron, KS. My grandmother Jessie Dorothy (Click) Coltran was listed as Dora, the one year old on this census.

Unfortunately, Abram Click died a little over three months after that census. He died on 23-June-1905.

The Gray County records show that Emma D (Jenkins) Click married Allen Young on 17-July-1906. Allen was born around 1843. Note that Emma D was mistakenly listed as Emma B.
At this point, I do not know anything more about Mr Young.

Emma D Young in 1910 federal census in Cimarron, KS is 60 years old, born in New York, and widowed. She is living with an Al England who is 61, widowed, and born in North Carolina.

The Gray county marriage records show that Emma D Young married Silas Butcher on 03-Oct-1910. She died a year and 13 days later on 16-Oct-1911.

Emma was about 56 years old when Abram died. There were no offspring from her later relationships.

Note: I took "Butcher" off the heading of her name because it makes it hard to search for her only possible descendants which are by Abram Click. It is always hard to find her because she is listed under Butcher. Their records are on the computer now, but it doesn't allow for notes even on their computer records. They have put notations on paper, but those could easily be be lost again.

Just note that she is on the edge closest the area to drive from the south, her husband is to the north of her, and her brother George Washington Jenkins is to the north of her husband. Thanks goes to Mona the sextant from the early 2000's for re-finding her record!

If I do find the burial locations for Mr Allen Young and Mr. Silas Butcher, I will see that they are added as her spouses. Neither men are listed in findagrave in Gray County, KS. There is a Mr. Young buried in Ensign, Gray County, KS, but there is no first name, nor birth/death dates. There is just a headstone with the engraving: Mr. Young.

From what information I have seen online, Silas Butcher was born in 1846 in West Virginia and was the son of Isaac Butcher (1816 - 1897) and Christina Life Butcher (1819 - 1902). While I have not found any Silas Butcher burial, there is a Jefferson Davis Butcher buried in Cimarron, Gray County, KS who has the same parents. So Jefferson is most likely Silas' younger brother.


Emma D (Jenkins) Click Young Butcher was my maternal grandmother's paternal grandmother through her marriage to Abram Click.

Note on a 1900 Census from Enterprse, Reno County, Kansas, it states that Emma D. was born in April 1848.

There are three graves together there in the Fairview cemetery: (from south to north: Emma D (Jenkins) Click Young Butcher, Abraham Click, and her brother George Washington Jenkins.

Note: All I know about Emma D was that she died when my grandma was little -- grandma was 5 months short of eights years old when Emma died. Grandma remembered her because she was very short. Grandma said it was because she was a Jenkins and Jenkins were Welsh and supposedly Welsh people were short. She was also the second wife of Abrahm Click's. Abram and this first wife Mary "Jane" Sample had a four daughters -- no sons. The veteran's headstone that Abram has had since about 2000 was requisitioned by a descendant of that first marriage. His name is Leon R Harris, Iola, KS, and he is a descendant of Melissa Click, the 3rd daughter by Jane.

Emma's parents Daniel Jenkins & Joanna B (Austin) Widger Jenkins were originally from Newport, Herkimer County, NY.
The oldest child was William whom we believe was Joanna's child by an earlier marriage to a Mr Widger. The next child was Emma who was Emma's first child by Daniel. Daniel and some of his siblings move to Wisconsin and then to Minnesota. It is most likely that Emma met the widower Abram Click with his four daughters and they got married.

I found the following from about their marriage:

marriage date: 26 Oct 1867
marriage place: Wilton Twp,Waseca,Minnesota

Sometime soon after that Daniel & Joanna along with their other children moved to Beloit, Mitchell County, Kansas. Abram, his four older daughters, Emma, and the new baby Nettie stayed behind -- along with Moses Click and his family whom we believe to be Abram's brother. Around 1870 Abram took his family to Iowa as they are found there in the 1870 census. By around 1871 they were in Mitchell County, Kansas along with Moses Click's family.

As far as Emma D Jenkins Click herself, she had four children with Abraham Click. I've managed to find 3 of their 4 children:

1) Nettie (Click) Hunter
(From correspondence it looks like she lived in Colorado as grandma had some post cards from her. Not too long ago I found some pamphlets that said from Aunt Nettie Click-Hunter. My mother also had notes that Nettie was an artist and buried in Palm Springs (which is in Florida). So far I have not found a grave for her or any more info.

2) Linnie May (Click) Payne
3) Arthur Eugene Click
4) Orvil Robert Click

As to Emma D's parents, I have found them thanks to Grandma's info and some info from G. Noreen Odle. Unfortunately, Noreen is now in a nursing home. Note: Noreen is the daughter of Francis & Bertha Odle. Francis, Noreen's father, was the younger son of Gracie Ethel (Jenkins) & Reuben Odle. Gracie's father was Daniel Henry Jenkins who was Emma D's brother.

Grandma also kept in touch with Richard Golladay's mother, and Richard's maternal grandmother was Ella Mable (Jenkins) Reist who also was a sister to Emma D and Daniel Henry. All of them were children of Daniel & Joanna B (Austin) (Wigder) Jenkins who are buried in Beloit, KS. The two of them raised 11 children. One didnt' make it to adulthood, and I do not know that child's name. Also I learned from Pat that the oldest was William G Reist who was a child of Joanna B and a husband she had before Daniel Jenkins.

Anyway, Noreen had told me that George Washington Jenkins was Emma D's brother, and that she had heard that he was an old bachelor who stayed with relatives until he died. So that makes even more sense that Daniel & Joanna in Beloit were the parents since the 1880 census listed George Washington as their son. Likewise, Daniel Jenkins in Beloit is listed as having been born in New York, but his parents were from Wales. Likewise, Joanna is also listed as being from New York. Emma's census says both parents from New York. And as said ealier, Grandma said she was short because she was Welsh.

Note, that the census, lists a Jorma B. as Daniel's wife, but I think that is a typo meant to be Joanna B. (The "rm" being misread where it should be "nn", then the only difference is a missing "a". Given what I have seen census name spelling isn't a science.

The only hesitation I had that that Emma D was their daughter was that the 1880 census for Emma D put her age as being born in 1841 when Joanna B would have been around 14. Well other multiple censuses that Pat had, indicated that Emma D was born around 1849. So perhaps they messed up the last number in hear age or birth year.

FYI to the descendants from Abram's first wife (including Leon R Harris from Iola, KS):

I have a tin photo of Abram & his first wife Jane with their 4 daughters. I need to get it copied. Here is the info from the 1860 census:

Abram Click 30
Mary "Jane" Click 22
Mary E Click 7
Phoebe "Ann" Click 5
Melissa Click 3
Abi "Clarisa" Click 3/12

Since the photo didn't have any babies, I would guess that the photo was taken around 1865, and note that Jane died in October of that year. 
Family links: 
  Daniel Jenkins (1824 - 1907)
  Joanna B Austin Jenkins (1827 - 1894)
  Abram Click (1830 - 1905)
  Linnie May Click Payne (1872 - 1956)*
  Arthur Eugene Click (1877 - 1912)*
  Orval Robert Click (1879 - 1926)*
  William G Widger (1842 - 1920)**
  Emma D Jenkins Click (1848 - 1911)
  Lydia Jenkins (1851 - 1944)*
  Daniel Henry Jenkins (1852 - 1933)*
  George Washington Jenkins (1855 - 1942)*
  Isiah Jenkins (1858 - 1938)*
  Ella Mabel Jenkins Reist (1861 - 1954)*
  Nettie Jane Jenkins Cross (1863 - 1936)*
  Anna Adell Jenkins Lee (1867 - 1944)*
  Mary Frances Jenkins Waterbury (1868 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Gray County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 24 Lot #1
Created by: in memory of grandma
Record added: Jun 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71635390
Emma D <i>Jenkins</i> Click
Added by: in memory of grandma
Emma D <i>Jenkins</i> Click
Added by: in memory of grandma
Emma D <i>Jenkins</i> Click
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- Sue
 Added: Aug. 19, 2011

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