♂ 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 • Sam Houston is inaugurated as first elected President of the Republic of Texas.


Aug 1
Age: 26y


Age: 28y
1840 British colonists reach New Zealand, officially founding Wellington.


Mar 5
Age: 28y
1840 Louis Agassiz publishes his Etudes sur les glaciers ("Study on Glaciers", 2 volumes), the first major scientific work to propose that the Earth has seen an ice age.


Nov 28
Age: 30y


Sep 10
Age: 31y
1843 July 25 - Père Antoine Désiré Mégret, a Capuchin missionary, purchases for $900 the land that will become Abbeville, Louisiana, a town founded by descendants of Acadians from Nova Scotia.


Nov 26
Age: 34y


Feb 20
Age: 36y


Age: 38y
1850 • The treaty called Punctation of Olmütz is signed in Olomouc. It means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to the Austrian Empire, which takes over the leadership of the German Confederation.


Jan 1
Age: 40y
1852 • French engineer Henri Giffard made the first airship trip from Paris to Trappes.


Apr 10
Age: 42y


Mar 24
Age: 44y
1856 Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate, for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas"). Sumner is unable to return to duty for 3 years while he recovers; Brooks becomes a hero across the South.


Age: 75y


Missouri, USA ⇓
He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. (Seal from 1834.)
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1887 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show opens in London.


Aug 18
1896 Wilfrid Laurier becomes Canada's seventh prime minister and the first French-speaker to hold that office.