♂ 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
1836 • United States Survey of the Coast returned to U.S. Treasury Department; renamed U.S. Coastal Survey.


Age: 28y


Mar 5
Age: 28y
1840 August Borsig's steam locomotive, the first built in Germany, competes against a Stephenson-built locomotive on the Berlin-Jüterbog railroad; the Borsig locomotive wins by 10 minutes.


Nov 28
Age: 30y
1841 • First known reference to Groundhog Day, in the diary of a James Morris.


Sep 10
Age: 31y
1843 Argentina supports Rosas of Uruguay and begins a siege of Montevideo.


Nov 26
Age: 34y
1845 • The eminent and controversial Anglican, John Henry Newman, is received into the Roman Catholic Church.


Feb 20
Age: 36y


Age: 38y
1850 • The postage stamp issues of Austria begin with a series of imperforate typographed stamps featuring the coat of arms.


Jan 1
Age: 40y
1852 • The first Boat Race between Yale and Harvard, the first American intercollegiate athletic event, was held.


Apr 10
Age: 42y


Age: 49y
1861 • American Civil War: Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union.


Age: 75y


Missouri, USA ⇓
He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. (Seal from 1834.)
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1887 • The Giuseppe Verdi opera Otello premieres at La Scala.


Aug 18
1896 Oscar Wilde's play Salomé premieres in Paris.