John S Jenkins

John S Jenkins

Williamson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Mar 1880 (aged 75)
Denver, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Burial Denver, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 46391991 · View Source
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John S. Jenkins was born in Williamson County, Tennessee on December 8, 1804, the son of John Jenkins and Ann Stephens. His parents were married in 1788 in Washington County, Virginia and in about 1795 migrated to Tennessee to a part of Williamson County that later became Maury County. His father died there in 1816. In about 1825 Ann and some of the children migrated to the NW part of Hamilton County, Illinois, where Ann was listed only as "wid. Jenkins" in the 1830 census, with 5 children. Three of the children were married in 1831 and 1832 in Hamilton and Jefferson Counties, IL - Thomas S., Richard F. and John S.

John S. Jenkins married Sarah Cook, daughter of Elizabeth and Theophilus Cook, in Jefferson County in 1831. By 1835 John & Sarah and two daughters were living in Fulton Co. IL along with the Thomas S. Jenkins family and the remaining family of Ann Jenkins, consisting of her and the two remaining unmarried children. By 1840 John & Sarah were back in Jefferson County living adjacent to Sarah's parents near the town of Belle Rive. By 1850 John was back in Fulton County with four daughters and one son. Sarah had died in 1845 at about the time their only son was born. In 1850 John remarried to a widow, Rhoda Meyers, in Fulton County - and the next year the family moved to Bremer County, Iowa, where John remained for the rest of his life. His father-in-law had been a lay preacher in Jefferson County, IL, and John also became a Methodist lay preacher. He conducted marriages in Bremer County both as a Justice of the Peace and as a Minister of the Gospel. In 1866 he married another widow, Alzina Allen. John S. Jenkins died on March 16, 1880 at his home on his farm in what is now a part of Denver, Iowa.
-contributor George Farris -

Children with Sarah Cook:
Priscilla Jenkins - born 1833
Julia Ann Jenkins - born 1834
Louisa Jenkins - born 1838
Josephine Jenkins - born 1842
John W. Jenkins - born 1845

Child with Alzina Allen:
Marion Frances Jenkins - born 1868

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 46391991
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John S Jenkins (8 Dec 1804–16 Mar 1880), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46391991, citing Messinger Cemetery, Denver, Bremer County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Louis (contributor 47156311) .