|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1878|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 1963|
Della and her husband, James Tillman Jenkins,(#24099531) were married August 20, 1910 in Hastings, St. Johns County, Florida in the Primitive Baptist Church. She was 32, he was 45. They met at a church meeting. It was her first marriage and his second. They had two children:
*Frances Eliza Jenkins, born July 12, 1911, East Palatka, Putnam County, Florida, died Dec 19, 1995, Winter Garden, Orange County, Florida
* William Tillman Jenkins, born Oct 17, 1916, Hastings, St. Johns County, Florida, died Jan 10, 2000, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida
James Tillman was married first in 1891 to Sallie E. Jones (#34006348); she died of cancer in 1909. They had no children.
James Tillman Jenkins was born July 3, 1865 in Cassville, Bartow County, Georgia, and never knew his father. The story was his father died on the way home from the Civil War. His mother remarried and the family moved to Mississippi. He did not get along with his step-father and ran away on a cattle drive to Florida in 1881 when he was 16. His wife, Della, and his daughter, Frances, said they never met another soul he was related to and that he never talked of his family, and never told his father's name. When he first left home he wrote to his mother a few times, but she told him whenever she received a letter her husband would beat her, so he never contacted her again. He died April 18, 1943 in Ocoee, Orange County, Florida.
Della's father was William Tomlinson,(#20512508) born March 18, 1848,Florida, died Feb 21, 1922, Seville, Volusia County, Florida, and her mother was Eliza Jane Johnson, (#20512510) born Feb 21, 1856, Nassau County, Florida, died Dec 3, 1930, Seville, Volusia County, Florida. They were married March 12, 1873 in Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida.
William M. Tomlinson (1847 - 1922)
Eliza Jane Johnson (1856 - 1930)
James T. Jenkins (1865 - 1943)
Frances Eliza Jenkins Knight (1911 - 1995)*
William Tillman Jenkins (1916 - 2000)*
Maintained by: Sandy Knight Lucas
Originally Created by: Linda Batts Howell
Record added: Jan 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24099604