Newton Hill Jenkins

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Newton Hill Jenkins

Virginia, USA
Death 8 Apr 1905 (aged 73)
Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Westminster, Oconee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 93505814 · View Source
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Keowee courier. (Pickens Court House, S.C.) 1849-current, April 12, 1905, Image 1

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Westminster, April 12.-We regret to chronicle the death of Capt. N. H. Jenkins, which occurred on Saturday, April8, at 5 a.m. after a short illness from erysipelas aud a bilious attack. It was known that his health had been failing since a serious spell of sickness a year ago, but as he had been able to attend to his accustomed duties on his farm no one was prepared for the announcement of his death. Capt. Jenkins was in town Thursday attending to business and the sadness of his death was a great shock to his friends. He worked on Friday and at the close of the day he was taken violently ill and soon passed from earthly scenes. Capt. Jenkins was in the 74th year of his age, having been born in this county on December 8, 1881. His home at the hickory grove on Colonel's Fork Creek is known to every one who is familiar with tho road leading from Fair Play to Walhalla. With the exception of the four years spent in the Civil war Capt. Jenkins had resided on the plantation on which he died for more than half a century and had reared a family of eleven children. His wife was Miss Elizabeth McKay. They were married January 14, 1857. Eight children survive. The names of the living children are Mrs. William Ballenger,who resides in Texas; S. P. and W. H. Jenkins, Mrs. Alice Herring, Mrs. J. J. Duncan, Mrs. W. A. Couch, Misses Lillie and Coa Jenkins. Capt Jenkins was a gallant soldier, serving in the Carolinas,Virginia and Tennessee. He received his titile as Captain in the army. He was with Gen. Lee at the surrender at Appomattox court house on April 6,1865. A remarkable co incidence in the life and death of Capt. Jenkins is that his body was lowered in tho grave exactly forty years after the surrender. A Confederate veteran informs us that Capt. Jenkins bravery in war was evidenced by the bullet holes pierced in his garments. After a brief funeral service conducted in the Baptist church by Rev. J. I. Spinks, of the Methodist church, the body was interred in the town cemetery at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

W. W. Moss, of Walhalla, attended the burial of Capt. N. H. Jenkins last Sunday.

We are sorry to hear of the death of Newton Jenkins, near Westminster,
which occurred Saturday morning at 5o'clock. He was buried in Old Westminster cemetery. 

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