John Cullen JENKINS Ira Lotus JENKINS John Stewart JENKINS Clarence Burl JENKINS Ada Elnora DYCUS Ebby Elijah JENKINS Ethel O JENKINS Clarice E JENKINS Julia E WARD Mini tree diagram
John Cullen JENKINS

John Cullen JENKINS1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

13th Apr 18831,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 16th Mar 19452,5

Life History

13th Apr 1883

Born in Cass County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Residence1 in Cass County, Texas

about 1904

Married Ada Elnora DYCUS in Texas.6


Residence2 in Bowie County, Texas.6

4th Oct 1914

Birth of son Clarence Burl JENKINS in Oak Grove, Oklahoma.4,9,3,10,8,11


Residence5: birth of son Clarence about 1915 in Oklahoma in Oklahoma.3


Residence4 in Naples, Morris, Texas.7


Residence5 in Cass County, Texas.3

between 1930 and 1945

Residence6 in Ouachita County, Arkansas.2,4

9th Aug 1937

Death of Ada Elnora DYCUS in Caddo Parish, Louisiana.12,5

16th Mar 1945

Died in Smackover, Ouachita, Arkansas.2,5

after 16th Mar 1945

Buried in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery, Smackover, Ouachita, Arkansas.5


  • This son of John Jenkins and Julia Ward is reported in the 1900 censusas Curley and in the 1920 census as Cull.  Curly is usually anickname.  There is a family tradition that John also had a brothernamed Curly, but Jenkins family researchers have been unable to findany documentation of anyone of this name.  Another child named Curlymay have died very young.

    Also there is a family tradition of a brother named Cullen, and Cullis a short form of that.  Cullen (Cull) and Curley could be the sameperson.  Here the same person seems to have both names.  Could it bethat it was this grandson of John Jenkins, a brother of Joseph AsaJenkins, that Joe's children remembered vaguely and incorrectly as abrother of their father, rather than their own cousin they never knew?

    1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 20 June, Justice Precinct 3,District 22, page 17A, Hse/Fam #285
    Jenkins, Julia Head W F Sept 1856  43 Widow  Bore 7 children/6 livingGA GA SC Farmer Owns Farm
    Jenkins, Curly Son W M Apr 1884  16 TX GA TX

    In about 1904, Cull married Ada Dycus.  In the 1910 census they areliving in Bowie County, Texas, north of Cass County on the Red River.Her father is living with them, which gives us Ada's maiden name ofDycus.

    1910 Federal Census, Bowie County, Texas, 13 May, Precinct 2, District12, page 25B, Hse #465, Fam #470
    Jinkins, Cull J Head M W 27 Married 6 years TX US US Farmer Rents
    Jinkins, Ada Wife F W 26 Married 6 years 0 children AR NC AL
    Dycus, Step[h]en T Father-in-Law M W 65 Widowed NC NC NC
    Hurst, Thell B Nephew M W 20 Single AR AR AR

    In 1918, Cullen and his wife Ada were living and farming near Naples,Morris County, Texas, just west of Cass County.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Cull Jenkins
    Residence Naples, Morris, Texas
    Birth Date 13 Apr 1883
    Occupation Farming
    Nearest Relative Mrs Ada Jenkins, Route 3, Naples, Morris, Texas
    Medium Height and Build, Brown Eyes, Dark Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 in Linden, Cass County, Texas

    In 1920, Cull is living next door to Ebb Jenkins, also a son of Johnand Julia Jenkins.  Cull and his wife Ada are the last entry on page7A, and Ebb and Harriet are the first entry on the next page.  But itappears from the road notation on the pages that Cull and Ada live onNaples and Cornett Road, while Ebb and Harriet live on Naples andDalton Rd.

    1920 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 20 Jan, Justice Precinct 3,Enumeration District 3, page 7A, Naples and Cornett Rd, Hse/Fam #123
    Jenkins, Cull Head Rents  M W 36 TX TN GA Farming [b abt 1884]
    Jenkins, Ada Wife F W 34 AR GA AR [b abt 1886]
    Jenkins, Clarence Son M W 5 OK TX AR [b abt 1915]

    Note the interesting report of birth place for Clarence.  He isreported born in Oklahoma, which may indicate that Cullen and his wifewere living with or near his Jenkins relatives in Oklahoma for awhile.  This would seem to strengthen the childhood memories of hiscousins that there was a Cullen in their family, but may have been soearly (before some were born) that they thought of him as an unclerather than a cousin.

    In 1930 we find them in Arkansas.  Their son Clarence is still in thehome, age 15, as well as a niece Jewel Mallonee, the daughter ofCull's sister Ethel..

    1930 Federal Census, Ouachita County, Arkansas, 2 April, WashingtonTownship, District 24 page 1A, Hse #9, Fam #10
    Jenkins, Cull Head Rents $55 M W 46 Married at 20 TX TX TX Crude OilPumper
    Jenkins, Ada E Wife F W 46 Married at 20 AR AR AR
    Jenkins, Clarence E Son M W 15 OK TX AR
    Mallonee, Jewel B Niece F W 15 TX TX TX

    Cull's wife Ada passed away in 1937.  Cull survived her until 1945.

    The Arkansas Death Index informs us that Cull's full name wasapparently the same as his father, naming him John Cul Jenkins.  Thisis supported also by the 1910 census entry as Cull J, with the nameorder reversed, since he went by Cull.

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    Volume 13, Certificate #684
    John Cul Jenkins
    Estimated Birth Year: 1884
    Age: 61
    Death 16 Mar 1945 Ouachita County

    Graves of Cull and Ada Jenkins, Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery,Smackover, Ouachita, Arkansas
    ADA  JENKINS    10-19-1883   to   8-9-1937
    CULL  JENKINS     4-13-1883   to   3-16-1945
    --  Crossroads Cemetery List,


  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 20 June, Justice Precinct 3, District 22, page 17A, Hse/Fam #285
  • 2. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    • Volume 13, Certificate #684
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 20 January, Justice Precinct 3, District 3, page 7A, Naples and
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Ouachita County, Arkansas
    • 2 April, Washington Township, District 24 page 1A, Hse #9, Fam #10
  • 5. Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery List, Smackover, Ouachita, Arkansas
    • Location:;
  • 6. 1910 Federal Census, Bowie County, Texas
    • 13 May, Precinct 2, District 12, page 25B, Hse #465, Fam #470
  • 7. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 8. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • 9. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 10. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 11. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 12. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949
    • Volume 24, Certificate #10340

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