William Alexander Jergins was 45 years old on the 1870 census for Walker Co TX in Huntsville on July 11. Occupation was miller, the only one enumerated at this location.
His real estate was valued at $1600 Personal property value $400. He was a United States Citizen, born in Alabama to Ultman Jergins who was born in 1789 in Rodanier, Prussia, and Ultman's first wife whose identity is unknown.
The date and place of Ultman's arrival in the United States is unknown. He was a house painter and carpenter who performed extensive work in Austin, Texas on the original capitol building. Receipts exist for the pay that he received. On those receipts, his name is spelled several different ways, but his name on his tombstone is Ultman Jergins. Ultman Jergins and his family qualify as one of the original pioneer families in Walker County, Texas.
Ultman's first wife was born in about 1800 in the state of Tennessee. She was the mother of Ultman's children, all born in the state of Alabama.
John Henry Jergins, my Great-great-great-Grandfather, was born about 1823.
William Alexander Jergins was born about 1825.
Jessie Jergins was born about 1826.
During the American Civil War, William Alexander Jergins served on the side of the Confederacy, enlisting in the 21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Company A.
Information provided by Cathey Ann Weldy Cline, a Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter of Ultman Jergins.
Ultman Jergins (1789 - 1873)
Mary Jane Jergins Ledbetter (1822 - 1897)*
John Henry Jergins (1823 - 1912)*
Jesse Jerome Jergins (1824 - 1902)*
William Alexander Jergins (1825 - 1910)
Plot: Plot 23-33
Created by: Cathey & Karla
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
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