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 Nememiah Mire Jenkins

Nememiah "Mire" Jenkins

Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA
Death 19 Mar 1911 (aged 82)
Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Burial Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 6085592 · View Source
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Nememiah is the son of Thomas and Nancy Ann (Stafford) Jenkins. He was known as "Mire" in the community.

Mire married Angeline Hibbs (from PA), Feb. 14, 1858 in IN. They had 7 children: Ambrose, Eldora, Isabel ("Bell"), Mary, Edna, Nellie, and James ("Mack").

Mire came to Iowa with his mother, Nancy Ann Jenkins, Sept. 1, 1854.

Mire was a farmer. He owned over 1080 acres of land before he "retired" and gave most of the land to his children, Mack, Ambrose, Bell, Edna, and Nellie. They kept 80 acres, which was to be given to Eldora once they had totally quit farming (by this time, their other daughter, Mary, had died).

There is a story behind Mire's vast land holdings. It is said that he came home from California with $4000.00 in gold dust and bragged that he would marry any girl who could match that sum! That made $8000.00 - and land was cheap then. He married a Angeline Hibbs, who came from sturdy Pennsylvania Dutch parents.

Mire and Angeline seperated in 1903 but made up shortly after and took a trip across the ocean.





  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 12 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6085592
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nememiah "Mire" Jenkins (14 Dec 1828–19 Mar 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6085592, citing Westfield Cemetery, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .