♂ Jeremiah Franklin Jenkins

1811 - 1896



Jeremiah Franklin Jenkins
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Margaret Cravens
Margaret Cravens
1814 - 1906
William Washington Jenkins
William W Jenkins
1838 - 1919
David Cravens Jenkins
David Cravens Jenkins
1840 - 1871
Mary Melvina Jenkins
Mary Melvina Jenkins
1841 - 1925
Eleven Jenkins
Eleven Jenkins
1843 - 1924
John Seldon Jenkins
John Seldon Jenkins
1845 - 1922
Rodney King Jenkins
Rodney King Jenkins
1848 - 1891
Priscilla Ann Jenkins
Priscilla Ann Jenkins
1852 - 1918
Harriet Jenkins
Harriet Jenkins
1810 - 1900

Jeremiah was the youngest of three children, and his father died when he was two years old.  He grew up in Bullitt Kentucky, working for his mother until 1836, when he married Margaret Cravens.  The family moved to Scotland County, Missouri near Etna in 1861, then to Memphis in Jefferson Township in 1863.  A family biography from "A History of Scotland County, Missouri" says that Jeremiah "Started in life poor, but evinced a strong determination to succeed, which he was successful. He now owns 240 acres of some of the best land in Scotland County. Our subject is a decided Democrat, is a member of the I.O.O.F., (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), and he and wife are members of the Old School Presbyterian Church."


May 25
Age: 24y


Aug 1
Age: 26y


Age: 28y
1840 Fortsas hoax: A number of book collectors gather in Binche, Belgium, to attend a non-existent book auction of the late "Count of Fortsas".


Mar 5
Age: 28y
1840 Pedro II is declared "of age" prematurely and begins to reassert central control in Brazil.


Nov 28
Age: 30y
1841 Thomas Cook arranges his first railway excursion, in England.


Sep 10
Age: 31y
1843 Victoria, British Columbia, is founded by the Hudson's Bay Company as a trading post and fort.


Nov 26
Age: 34y


Feb 20
Age: 36y


Age: 38y


Jan 1
Age: 40y
1852 • The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, admitted its first patient.


Apr 10
Age: 42y
1854 • The Teutonia Männerchor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was founded.[http://www.pghmannerchor.com/history/]"The Teutonia Männerchor was founded in 1854."


Mar 24
Age: 44y
1856 Taiping Rebellion: Suspecting treachery on the part of East King Yang Xiuqing, Shi Dakai garrisons Anhui and begins his march back to the Heavenly Capital, having defeated a strong Xiang Army detachment.


Age: 49y
1861 HMS Warrior, the world's first ocean-going (all) iron-hulled armored battleship, is completed and commissioned.


Age: 68y


Age: 75y


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He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. (Seal from 1834.)
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1887 • The cornerstone of the new Stanford University, in northern California, is laid (the college opens in 1891).


Aug 18
Age: 84y
1896 • Eleven years after its foundation, a group of 12 purely industrial stocks were chosen to form the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The index was composed entirely of industrial shares for the first time.[http://articles.philly.com/1995-02-24/news/25702996_1_blue-chip-stocks-industrial-shares-index Dow Record Book Adds Another First]. Philly.com. Retrieved 2013-07-08.


Aug 18
1896 Nansen's Fram expedition to the Arctic reaches 86°13.6'N, almost 3° beyond the previous Farthest North attained.