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Jasper Newton "Newt" Jennings
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1866
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1944
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA

Newt was named for his mothers brother, Jasper Newton Bowen, who served in the Civil War.

Jasper Newton & Lucy Clara had one son, born and died 1900; and twins born and died 1908. In the 1910 Census taken in Leon County, Texas, lists the Newton Jennings family living in Precint 2. He was a tenant farmer and is known to have lived with his family in the Guys Store, Normangee and Pigeon Roost Creek areas, and to have also farmed land belonging to the Leathers.

The Jennings Family is known to have been affiliated with the Primitive Baptist Church since 1779. In our searchings, we find great, great, greatpa Garrett Jennings to be a charter member of The Mount Zion Baptist Church on Hargrove Road in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Jasper Newton Jennings could not read or write, but he could weigh cotton and figure weights. The daily ritual after the day's work was done, was for Clara to read to Newt from the Bible. He had heard the Bible readings often enough to know if Clara read one word wrong and he would correct her.

Newt was a small man, black hair, blue eyes and a dark complexion. He worked hard at farming and the family lived near or on the river when possible. He chewed tobacco, played the fiddle, and loved to squirrel hunt and to fish.

Sometime after 1914 he moved his family to Houston County. Then in the late fall of 1929, Newt and Clara, along with their youngest daughter and her family (Lillian & John) Ivy, moved back to Leon County to farm again. Times were hard, the winter was severe, and their housing facilities were poor; so in the late spring of 1930, they all moved back to Houston County, where Newt lived until his death in 1944.


 
 
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 Parents:
  William Morgan Jennings (1831 - 1896)
  Sarah Frances Bowen Jennings (1833 - 1915)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Clara Mansel Jennings (1874 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Ima Lee Jennings Johnson (1894 - 1976)*
  William Wade Jennings (1896 - 1981)*
  James Bryant Jennings (1898 - 1982)*
  Infant Boy Jennings (1900 - 1900)*
  Thomas Neil Jennings (1901 - 1991)*
  Mattie Lillian Jennings Ivy (1905 - 1979)*
  Infant John Jennings (1908 - 1908)*
  Twins Jennings (1908 - 1908)*
  Infant Mary Jennings (1908 - 1908)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Clementine Jennings Cornwell (1859 - 1923)*
  Mary Luisa Jennings Story (1861 - 1923)*
  Willie Harriett Jennings (1864 - 1886)*
  Jasper Newton Jennings (1866 - 1944)
  James Jackson Jennings (1867 - 1944)*
  Arlie Jennings Regensburger (1872 - 1945)*
  Nova Ann Permelia Jennings (1874 - 1874)*
  Isaac Edward Jennings (1877 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Married Lucy Clara Mansell, May 10, 1893 in Madison County, Texas
 
Note: Source: Wadell Jennings Harrison
 
Burial:
Wesley Chapel Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Hoch
Originally Created by: Frances Bowen Frost
Record added: May 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36601936
Jasper Newton Newt Jennings
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Jasper Newton Newt Jennings
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Jasper Newton Newt Jennings
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