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Friday, November 19, 2004

JENKINS Family Bible, Virginia & Ohio

Tintype portrait affixed to front pastedown endpaper, of an unidentified young man in a military uniform, Slightly less than 3-¼" x slightly more than 2-¼" wide
Ownership signature on front free fly of William Alonzo Jenkins

Family Records
William S. Jenkins, born Sept. 13, 1811, died Nov. 20th, 1884

Other Jenkins's include
Cynthia
Charles S.
William Alonzo
Christena
Anna Garnet
Mary
George W.
Amanda
Sarah
Benjamin

The following information is taken from the History of Gallia County (Hardesty,1882):

William S. Jenkins was born in Bath County, Virginia, September 13, 1811. He is a son of Daniel D. and Mary (Sively) Jenkins.

His father was born in Virginia in 1774, and came to this county with his family in 1815.

Mr. Jenkins and Cynthia Scott were married in Cheshire township. [Brian's Research: JENKINS, WILLIAM S. & SCOTT CYNTHIA married 04 Dec 1834 in Gallia Co. OH. Source: Ancestry.com's Marriage Records of Ohio 1803-1900] She is a native of this county, born April 1, 1812. Their children are:

Mary, born May 7, 1836, married Alexander D. Fraser, and resides in Nebraska;
George W., August 1, 1837, resides in Cheshiretownship;
Amanda, December 25, 1838, married to Rodney Roush, and resides in Cheshire;
Sarah Anne, November 27, 1840, resides in Cheshire, where she is married to Thomas J. James;
Charles S., May 3, 1842, resides at home;
Benjamin, June 23, 1845, married to Lucy Evans, and resides in Cheshire township;
William Alonzo, September 6, 1849, resides at home.

The parents of Mrs.Jenkins are Charles and Mary (Darst) Scott, who reside in the county. [Brian's Research: SCOTT, CHARLES md DARST, MARY on 10 Aug 1807 Gallia OH] William S. Jenkins was elected justice of the peace in Cheshire township in 1842, and has held the office ever since, his term expiring in 1884, making forty-two years of continuous office service.

Charles S. Jenkins, a son of the subject of this sketch, was a soldier in the late war. He enlisted in 1862 in Company B, 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded on the 19th of September, 1864, at the battle of Winchester, receiving a shot on the left side of his head. He remained in hospital until March, 1865, when he returned to his regiment and served until the close of the war, when he received his honorable discharge.

The father of Mrs. Jenkins, Charles Scott, served in the war of 1812. Mr. Jenkins has lived in this county since 1815, and has acquired a fine property of 500 acres. He has about fifty acres of coal land near Kygerville, in Cheshire and Morgan townships. His address is Kyger, Gallia County, Ohio.

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