Ephraim Jefferson JENKINS Goldine JENKINS Firstwife CHARLESII Arthur JENKINS Oregon JENKINS Lester L JENKINS James Walter JENKINS William JENKINS John JENKINS Lillie Belle JENKINS Belle Rosella SCRUGGS Georgiana JENKINS Jacob F JENKINS Katie Viola JENKINS Daniel Parker JENKINS John Woolfork JENKINS Lillie May JENKINS William Elijah JENKINS Nancy Belle JENKINS Nancy Ann JACKSON Mini tree diagram

Charles Dempsey JENKINS1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,8

Mar 18661,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 20th Nov 19289,10

Life History

Mar 1866

Born in Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

between 1870 and 1900

Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3

about 1902

Married Firstwife CHARLESII in Arkansas County, Arkansas

11th Jul 1902

Birth of daughter Goldine JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,11,12,13,14

after 1903

Death of Firstwife CHARLESII in Arkansas County, Arkansas

30th Dec 1905

Married Belle Rosella SCRUGGS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

22nd Nov 1906

Birth of son Arthur JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4,7,6,15,16

about Jul 1909

Birth of son Oregon JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6,16,5,7,17,10

24th Sep 1911

Birth of son Lester L JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.18,5,16,19

26th Mar 1914

Birth of son James Walter JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.15,16,14,20,6

6th Mar 1916

Birth of son William JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.21,22,16,6,23,15,14,5

29th Jul 1917

Birth of son John JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,14,4,6,16,15

13th Apr 1921

Birth of daughter Lillie Belle JENKINS in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.24,25,16,26,27,18

20th Nov 1928

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9,10

Notes

  • "Ephraim met Nancy, they had an affair and Charles was the result; Iheard that he was run out of Ms. along with Nancy and baby Charles.They made a stop in Tx had another baby before eventually ending up inArkansas.  My aunt told me that Ephraim used to go back and fourthfrom Arkansas to Mississippi to visit his Ms. family, the last time hewent back he told them he was not coming back to Ms again, not surewhat year that was."
    --  Donna Winstead, Ancestry messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 27February 2015

    Charles Dempsey Jenkins
    Birth abt 1867 in Tennessee [all records say Mississippi]
    Death 20 Nov 1928 in Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 30 Dec 1905 Arkansas, Arkansas to Belle Rosella Scruggs
    Birth 12 Aug 1878 in Arkansas
    Death 10 Feb 1959 in Van Buren County, Arkansas
    --  Patterson,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/53570774/person/13710194258?ssrc=&ml_rpos=8&ftm=1

    1870 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 1 July, PrairieTownship, PO St Charles, page 6, Hse/Fam #42
    Jenkins, Ephriam J 45 M W b SC
    Jenkins, Charles 4 M W b MS [b abt 1866]
    Jenkins, Nancy 26 F W b AL
    Jenkins, Georgiana 2 F W b TX

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 15 June, PrairieTownship, District 2, page 21, Hse #142, Fam #143
    E.J. Jenkins W M 55   Farmer SC SC SC
    Nancy Jenkins W F 36 Wife Housekeeping Ala Va SC
    Charles Jenkins W M 14 Son On Farm Miss SC Ala [b abt 1866]

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 14 June, PrairieTownship, page 10B, Hse #169, Fam #173
    Jenkins, Charles  Head  W M  Mar 1866  34 Single MS SC MS Farmer Owns

    Charlie married first abt 1902 and had one child with his first wife,whose name I have not found, and I have found no marriage record.They had one child, a daughter named Goldine, who is reported in the1910 census.  There is also a memorial for Goldean on Find a Grave,reporting her birth date as 11 July 1902.  There is no photo of thegravestone.  Charlie remarried widow Rosella Belle (or Emma) ScruggsBenson in December 1905.  She is variously referred to as Belle orElla.

    Belle was born about 1879 or 1880, according to ages in censuses.  Butin the 1930 census, Belle reports that she was first married at age14, which would be about 1893.  Her record of marriage  to CharleyJenkins reports her last name as Benson.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Belle Benson
    Gender Female
    Age 27, Birth Year abt 1878
    Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name C D Jenkins
    Spouse's Gender Male
    Spouse's Age 46
    Spouse's Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 30 Dec 1905 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 29 Dec 1905

    The 1910 census reports that this is the second marriage for both.Besides Goldine, born in Charley's first marriage, there were threechildren born before the marriage date in 1905.  These are Belle'schildren from her first marriage to Martin Benson who died before the1900 census.  Al lthe children are listed here with Charley's lastname.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, St Charles,District 12, page 3A, Hse/Fam #41
    Jinkins, Charly Head M W 48 Marriage 2 Married 4 yrs MS SC MS Farmer[b abt 1862]
    Jinkins, Belle Wife F W 31 Marriage 2 Married 4 yrs 7 children/6living AR Unk Unk [b abt 1879]
    Jinkins [Benson], Edd Son M W 16 Single AR AR AR
    Jinkins [Benson], Mary Dau F W 12 Single AR AR AR
    Jinkins [Benson], Jossie [sic] Dau F W 10 Single AR AR AR
    Jinkins, Goldine Dau F W 7 Single AR AR AR
    Jinkins, Arthur Son W M 3 Single AR AR AR
    Jinkins, [No Name] Son W M 8mos Single AR AR AR [b abt July 1909]

    The last child had the name Miller in the line, then that was crossedout, and no other name put in.  The next family is named Miler, so itappears the line was left blank, (maybe the enumerator forgot to enterthe last child's name), then wrote the next family name in the nextblank line, then marked it out when he realized it was the wrong line.The last child here matches the child in the 1920 census named Oregon,age 10 in 1920.

    A couple of houses away is Charley's brother Will Jenkins and his wifeMaggie Cotton.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, St Charles,District 12, page 3A, Hse/Fam #44
    Jinkins, Will Head M W 26 Married 1 yrs AR SC MS Farmer [b abt 1884]
    Jinkins, Maggie Wife F W 19 Married 1 yrs 0 children/0 living AR MS MS[b abt 1891]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 January, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 2A, Shoot Rd (Chute Rd), Hse/Fam #21
    Jenkins, Charley Head Owns M W  53 TN TN TN Farmer
    Jenkins, Ella Wife F W  40 AR AR AR [b abt 1880]
    Jenkins, Author (Arthur) Son M W  12 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Oregon Son M W  10 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Lester Son M W  8 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, James Son M W  6 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Bud Son M W  4 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, John Son M W  2 Single AR TN AR

    In 1920 Charley and his wife Ella are living next door to an AndrewJenkins.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 January, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 2A, Shoot Rd (Chute Rd), Hse/Fam #22
    Jenkins, Andrew Head Rents M W  41 TN TN TN Farmer
    Jenkins, Anna Wife F W  30 AR AR AR
    Jenkins, Early Son M W  11 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Olivia Dau F W  9 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Andrew Son M W  7 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Clarence Son M W  5 Single AR TN AR
    Jenkins, Elizabeth Dau FW  2 Single AR TN AR

    Charles died in 1928.

    Arkansas Death Index
    Charles Jenkins
    Death 20 Nov 1928 Arkansas County, Arkansas

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 April, PrairieTownship, District 24, page 2A, Public Rd, Hse #29, Fam #30
    Jenkins, Belle Head Owns F W 51 Widow Married at age 14 [abt 1893]Unknown Tenn Tenn Farmer [b abt 1879]
    Jenkins, Arthur Son M W 22 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Jenkins, Oregon Son M W 20 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Jenkins, Lester Son M W 18 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Jenkins, James Son M W 17 Single AR AR AR
    Jenkins, William Son M W 14 Single AR AR AR
    Jenkins, John Son M W 12 Single AR AR AR
    Jenkins, Lillie Dau F W 8 Single AR AR AR

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