Joseph Sanford JENKINS Nell JENKINS John Cullen JENKINS William S JENKINS Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL Marley Ward CHAPEL Neoma L CHAPEL John Evan CHAPEL Hester Izora CHAPEL Trudie Zelma CHAPEL Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL Amanda Lucinda JENKINS Margurette Catherine JENKINS Joseph Asa JENKINS Lucinda Amanda TAYLOR Mini tree diagram

Mary Lydie JENKINS12,12,12,4,13,6,14

20th Jan 185711 - 23rd Jul 19295,10

Ran a hotel in Marlow, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory

Life History

20th Jan 1857

Born in Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6

(most likely)

21st Jan 1857

Born in Family paper, cited in Jenkins Journal, Jan 1982.11

(less likely)

before 1860

Residence1: Enumerated with parents and siblings in the October 1860 census in Cass County, Texas.7,6

2nd Nov 1882

Married Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL in Cass County, Texas.35,36

2nd Nov 1882

Married in Naples, Morris, Texas.9

21st Aug 1883

Birth of son Marley Ward CHAPEL in Cass County, Texas.15,13,16,17,18,19,20

11th Feb 1885

Birth of daughter Neoma L CHAPEL

17th Aug 1886

Death of daughter Neoma L CHAPEL.21

6th Jan 1888

Birth of son John Evan CHAPEL in Naples, Cass, Texas.22,23,24,25,13,19,26

12th Sep 1890

Birth of daughter Hester Izora CHAPEL in Indian Territory.13,19,28


Occupation Ran a hotel in Marlow, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.8

10th May 1895

Birth of daughter Trudie Zelma CHAPEL in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.13,29,25,9,8,19,30,31

30th Nov 1899

Birth of daughter Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL in Indian Territory.25,4,13,32,19

5th Dec 1918

Death of daughter Hester Izora CHAPEL in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.27,19

19th Aug 1927

Death of Thomas Jefferson CHAPEL in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.33,5,19,34

23rd Jul 1929

Died in Cleburne, Johnson, Texas.5,10

after 23rd Jul 1929

Buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas


  • One early source records the name of what appears to be this samechild as "Mary Louizer."  Family note paper, in the possession offamily members.  This source also states the date as 21 Jan 1857,whereas in another report, Harold Christian gives the date of birth as20 Jan 1857.  Her death record has her nmae as Mary Lou Chapel.  Herson John's death certificate reports his mother's name as Mary JaneJenkins.

    She was listed in the 1860 census only as M L.

    1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 17 October, Beat #3, PostOffice Unionville & Cusseta, Page 73, Hse #483, Fam #495
    Jinkins Jno 32 M W Farmer 300 SC Cannot read and write
    Jinkins L 36 F W MS
    Jinkins M L 3 F W GA
    Jinkins M L 3 F W GA
    Jinkins L 1 F W GA

    Harold K Christian (Jenkins Family History, private paper) reports herproper name as Mary Lydia, with nickname Lide.  I think the actualgiven name was Lydie.  -- OBJ

    In censuses, Mary is reported as being born in Mississippi, matchingthe report of marriage of her parents Joseph Sanford Jenkins andLucinda Amanda Taylor.  However, the 1860 census above reports Marywas born in Georgia, along with two other siblings.  The 1880 censuslikewise reports she was born in Georgia.  The family does not appearin the 1870 census.

    1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 16 June, District 12,Precinct 3, Page 17, House and Family #144
    Jenkins, Joseph  W M 52 Farmer  SC SC SC
    Jenkins, Louisa   W F 42 Wife Keeps House  Miss Miss Ireland
    Jenkins, Mary L  W F 21 Daughter Farming  Ga SC Miss

    The birth states here differ from those on earlier census reports forher parents.  The census reports for Mary indicate that her father wasborn in Alabama instead of South Carolina.  The censuses for 1900 and1910 match earlier reports for Lucinda that she was born inMississippi, but 1920 says it was Alabama.

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 6 June,Marlow, District 164, page 19A, Hse #367, Fam #360
    Chaple [sic], Thomas Head  W M Dec 1856 43 married 16 years  AR AR TXHotel Keeper Owns
    Chaple, Mary L  Wife W F Jan 1856 44 married 16 yrs 8 children/5living MS AL MS

    1910 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 19 April, Cleburne,District 49, page 8A, 1229 E Chambers St, Hse #134, Fam #138
    Chappel, T J Head M W 52 2nd marriage Married 28 years AR AL TX HouseCarpenter
    Chappel, Mary Wife F W 53 Married 2 [sic] years 8 children/6 living MSNC MS

    1920 Federal Census, Johnson County, Texas, 19 January, Cleburne,District 42, page 14B, 1231 E Chambers St, Hse #317, Fam #326
    Chappel, Thomas Head  Owns M W 62 AR AR AR House Carpenter
    Chappel, Mary Wife F W 62 MS AL GA

    A Texas Death Index record matching Mary Lydie has the name as MaryLou.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #36281
    Mary Lou Chapel
    Death 23 Jul 1929 Johnson County

    Her memorial on Find a Grave has followed the death certificate erorand reports her name as Mary Lydie.  The grave has onlly the initial:Mary L Chepel.  Jenkins family sources report the naeas Mary Lydie(prounounced "Lie-Dee").

    Mary Lou Jenkins Chapel
    Birth Jan. 20, 1867 Jan. 20, 1867 Georgia
    Death Jul. 23, 1929 Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
    Joseph Sanford Jenkins (1826 - 1893)
    Lucinda Amanda Taylor Jenkins (1824 - 1869)
    Spouse Thomas Jefferson Chapel (1857 - 1927)
    John Evan Chapel (1888 - 1938)
    Hester Izora Chapel Baird (1890 - 1918)
    Trudie Zelma Chapel Epperson (1895 - 1984)
    Thomas Jefferson Chapel (1899 - 1956)
    Burial Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas,Plot: Block 15 Lot 19
    Created by Chris Easley Apr 29, 2013
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #109722868,


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