Joseph Sanford JENKINS Nell JENKINS John Cullen JENKINS William Sanford JENKINS Mary Lydie JENKINS William James CHRISTIAN M N CHRISTIAN William Vascar CHRISTIAN Joseph Oscar CHRISTIAN C Peter CHRISTIAN Iler Frances CHRISTIAN Charles Henry CHRISTIAN Henry C CHRISTIAN Robert E Lee CHRISTIAN Susan Anna CHRISTIAN Margurette Catherine JENKINS Joseph Asa JENKINS Lucinda Amanda TAYLOR Mini tree diagram
Amanda Lucinda JENKINS

Amanda Lucinda JENKINS2,10,5,6,7,11,1,9,12,13,8

31st May 18591,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 1st Jul 19484,5,9

Life History

31st May 1859

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

between 1860 and 1882

Resident in Cass County, Texas.1,5,5,6

2nd Nov 1882

Married William James CHRISTIAN in Naples, Morris, Texas.36,5

2nd Nov 1882

Married in Naples, Morris, Texas.5

2nd Nov 1883

Birth of son M N CHRISTIAN.14

1st Oct 1884

Birth of son William Vascar CHRISTIAN in Texas.14,10,15

10th Apr 1886

Birth of son Joseph Oscar CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.16,17,18,9,19,20

17th Nov 1887

Birth of son C Peter CHRISTIAN in Naples, Morris, Texas.22,14,21,18

10th Aug 1890

Birth of daughter Iler Frances CHRISTIAN in Texas.23,24,8,25

17th Nov 1893

Birth of son Charles Henry CHRISTIAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.18,26,9,27

23rd Dec 1896

Birth of son Henry C CHRISTIAN in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2,18,21,14,28,9,29,12

2nd Mar 1898

Birth of son Robert E Lee CHRISTIAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.30,14,31,18,9,32

before 1900

Death of son M N CHRISTIAN in Texas

1900

Residence2 in Union, Washita, Oklahoma Territory.10,11

17th May 1900

Birth of daughter Susan Anna CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma Territory.33,34,14

between 1910 and 1930

Residence3 in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.2,11,8

9th Feb 1918

Death of son C Peter CHRISTIAN in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.21

after 1920

Death of son William Vascar CHRISTIAN

1924

Death of William James CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma.33,35

1st Jul 1948

Died in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.4,5,9

after 1st Jul 1948

Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Cowden, Washita County, Oklahoma.4,9

Notes

  • The name varied in different sections of Harold K Christian's Jenkins Family History as Amanda Lucinda or Lucinda Amanda.  In the 1910 census she is listed as Amanda L, which seems to indicate that Amanda was the first name.  In 1930 she is listed as Mandy M, which I cannot account for.  Her marriage license gives her name simply as Mandy Jenkins.

    Nieces and nephews called her Aunt Mandy.  A comment by her daughter Annie Christian Tabor refers to her as Amanda Lucinda.
    --  R Christian GED Notes, Cited in J  Epperson Genealogy, miscellaneous comments by Annie Christian Tabor.

    In the 1860 census all children were listed by initials only; she was listed as L.  In the 1880 census she was listed simply as Lucinda.  Her nickname was "Mandy" which might indicate the primary (first?) name was Amanda.  I have noticed, however, that there is a common pattern in this Jenkins line to call children by their SECOND name, rather than the first.  Epperson Family Genealogy records her name as Lucinda Amanda.  One or two other genealogists report this name sequence.

    "It is just possible that Joseph's family lived in the Atlanta, Georgia, area when William, Lide and Amanda were born. Or perhaps they had relatives living in that area during the period they were receiving the paper.  Later known as 'Bud,' William accompanied the family from Georgia to Cass County, Texas, ca 1860 [they were in the 1860 census in Cass County]"
    --  Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online, http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf, p 5

    1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 17 October, Beat #3, Post Office 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 L 1 F W GA

    I have not found her and father Joseph Sanford Jenkins' family in the 1870 census.  They were apparently out of the state after the death of Joseph's wife Lucinda Amanda in about 1868-69.  Perhaps they were traveling and were not recorded in the census of any state.  It appears that the family were away from Cass County for a period of about 2-3 years.  Joseph Sanford married Louisa Taylor Christian in February 1872.

    In the 1880 census, with her father and step mother, she was reported under the name Lucinda.

    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, Lucinda  W F 19 Daughter Farming  Ga SC Miss

    Amanda's marriage license for marriage to William James Christian was issued on 1 November 1882, according to a transcription of the Cass County Marriage books by James Jackson (in spreadsheet format from James).

    I later found the Cass County records in Ancestry.com online, reporting the issuance of the license:

    Texas Marriage Index, 1847-2002
    Cass County, Book 5, p 179
    License issued 1 Nov 1882
    "Cristians [sic], W. J." "Jenkins, Amanda"

    Harold Christian reports this date and reports that the marriage took place in Naples.  (Naples is just a few meters west of the Cass-Morris County line.  Dalton, where the Jenkins and Christian families lived, is about 5 miles east of Naples.)

    Harold reports that on the same day in Naples, Amanda and married William James Christian and her sister Mary Lydia (or Lydie) married Thomas Jefferson Chapel.  Jimmy Epperson reports the date of the marriage as 2 November 1882, one day after the issuance of the license.

    William and Mandy moved to Indian Territory about 1991, based on the birth dates reported for their children.  They are reported in Washita County of the Territory in the 1900 census.  But there are a lot of errors or discrepancies in the census, compared with other age or birthday reports.  Henry was the first child born in Indian Territory, reported here as born in May 1892.  I find it interesting that this census reports that all the children were born in Chickasaw Nation, the last in May 1898 or 1899.

    But by 1900 they are west of there in neighboring Oklahoma Territory for the census.  Here she is enumerated under the name of Mandy.  Here Mandy's birth place is reproted as Mississippi, rather than Georgia in the first two censuses.  From here every census reports her birth place as Mississippi, with various birth places for her parents.

    1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 3 August, Union Township, District 211, page 13A, Hse/Fam #189
    Willie Christain [sic] Head W M  Oct 1857 42  Miss England GA Farmer
    Mandy Christain Wife W F  Mar 1858  42  MS MS MS
    William Christain Son W M  Oct 1886  13  TX England Miss Farmer
    Oscar Christain Son W M  May 1887 (? 1882)  18 (?)  TX England Miss Farmer
    Peet Christain [Pete] Son W M  Sept 1888  11  TX England Miss Farmer
    Iler Christain Dau W F  Aug 1890  9  TX England Miss Farmer
    Henry C Christain Son  May 1892  8 [seems to be Charles]  Chickasaw Ind Terr  England  Miss Farmer
    Henry Christain Son W M  Dec 1894  5  Chickasaw, Ind Terr  England  Miss Farmer
    Robert Christain Son W M  March 1897 3  Chickasaw Ind Terr  England  Miss Farmer
    Susa Christain Dau W F  May 1898 (1899?)  3 [3/12 ?]  Chickasaw Ind Terr  England  Miss Farmer
    [Appears to intend Susan, seems to match Susan Anne]

    If the last child is Susan Anne (Annie), the birth date reported here is odd.  It is messy and hard to decipher.  But it could not be May 1898, which is what it initially looks like, if Robert's birthday was only 7 months before in March 1898.  Humorously, all the children are listed as farmers, also; even Susa, the baby.  In 1910  they are still in Washita County.  Both she parents are reported as born in Georgia this time and in 1920.

    1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 20B-21A, Hse #309, Fam #390
    Christian, William G Head M W 60 MS England AL Farmer
    Christian, Amanda L Wife F W 45 MS GA GA
    Christian, Iler F  Dau F W 20 TX MS MS
    Christian, Charles Son  M W 17 OK MS MS Farming
    Christian, Robert Son  M W 13 OK MS MS
    Christian, Anna Dau  F W 10 OK MS MS
    Christian, Henry Son  M W 8 OK MS MS

    In 1920, three of William and Amanda's sons have married and brought their wives into the household.  Henry and his wife Ava now have a 10-month-old child.

    1920 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 15 January, Oakdale, District 192, page 4B, Hse #65, Fam #65
    Christian, William J Head M W 70 MS England AL Farmer
    Christian, Amanda L Wife F W 60 MS GA GA
    Christian, Charles H Son  M W 27 OK MS MS Farming
    Christian, Treason [Teresa?]  Dau-in-law [Wife of Charles]  F W 17 TX MS MS
    Christian, Henry Son  M W 23 OK MS MS  Farmer
    Christian, Ava  Dau-in-law [Wife of Henry]  F W 22 OK TX TX
    Christian, Charles  Grandson [son of Henry]  M W 10mos [born abt Feb 1919] OK OK OK
    Christian, Robert Lee  Son  M W 21 OK MS MS  Farmer
    Christian, Lillie  Dau-in-law [Wife of Robert]  F W 19 Kansas USA Wisconsin

    William died in 1924.  In 1930, Mandy is living in the household of her daughter Anna Christian Tabor and her husband Roy.  Mandy is listed with a separate family number:

    1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Oakdale Township, District 17, page 9A, Hse #155, Fam #166
    Roy Tabor Head M W 34 TX TX TX Farmer
    Anna Tabor Wife F W 31 TX Miss Miss
    Hse #155, Fam #167
    Mandy M Christian  Head  Owns Farm, Owns a radio set F W 67 Miss Miss Miss  Farmer [Middle initial M is a puzzle]

    This census reports again that Amanda was born in Mississippi, rather than Georgia as the earlier censuses.  It also reports Mississippi as the birth state not only for her mother, but also her father, who was born in South Carolina.

    Her memorial on Find a Grave reports the birth and death dates from her gravestone as only a year.  But the year of death is 1858, while other records and family information has her death date as 31 May 1859.

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    Amanda Lucinda "Mandy" Jenkins Christian
    Birth 1858 Georgia
    Death Jul 1, 1948 Washita County, Oklahoma

    Amanda died in Oakdale, now a ghost town near Cowden and only 2 miles north of Mountain View, Oklahoma. Her grave has only the year of birth and death; the year of birth is 1858, while family records report her birth date as 31 May 1859.

    She was born in Georgia, probably in the Atlanta area, but about a year later her family was enumerated in the 1860 census in Cass County, Texas, where she grew up.

    She married William James Christian 2 November 1882 at age 23 in Naples, Morris, Texas, a few miles from the family farm. Several members of the Jenkins and Christian families moved to Indian Territory and lived in various areas of what became Washita and Stephens County.

    She died on 01 Jul 1948, at home in Oakdale.

    Parents:
    Joseph Sanford Jenkins (1826 - 1893)
    Lucinda Amanda Taylor Jenkins (1824 - 1869)

    Spouse William James Christian (1842 - 1924)
    Children:
    C Peter Christian (1887 - 1918)
    Henry C Christian (1896 - 1974)
    Robert E Lee Christian (1898 - 1971)

    Burial Oakdale Cemetery, Cowden, Washita County, Oklahoma
    Created by Sharon Rhoades Jul 21, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #28432371, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28432371
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Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 16 June, District 12, Precinct 3, Page 17, Hse/Fam #144
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 15 January, Oakdale, District 192, page 4B, Hse #65, Fam #66
  • 3. R Christian GED
  • 4. Gravestones of Oakdale Cemetery
  • 5. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian
  • 6. 1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 17 October, Beat #3, Post Office Unionville & Cusseta, Page 73, Hse #483, Fam #495
  • 7. Epperson Genealogy
    • Name: Jimmy Epperson;
    • William James Christian, Lucinda Amanda Jenkins, http://epperson.eppygen.org/FamilyTree/F384.htm
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 20B, Hse #309, Fam #390
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 10. 1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory
    • August 3, Union Township, District 211, page 13A (147A), Hse/Fam #189
  • 11. 1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Oakdale Township, District 17, page 9A, Hse #155, Fam #167
  • 12. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
  • 13. Facebook Messaging
  • 14. William S "Bud" Jenkins, names listed in his Dictionary reported in Harold Christian's Jenkins Family History
    • Name: Name: pages 6-7, List of names of sister Amanda's children;;
  • 15. Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995
  • 16. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 8B, Hse #147, Fam #154
  • 17. California Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 18. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 19. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 20. 1940 Federal Census, Washita County, Arkansas
    • 3 April, Hobart Ward 4, District 38-13a Page 2B, 805 S Monroe, Hse #33, Rents $4
  • 21. Gravestone of Henry C Christian, Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma
  • 22. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 18 May, Oakdale Township, District 263, page 8B, Hse #146, Fam #153
  • 23. Judy Oldziewski
  • 24. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 25. 1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory
    • 3 August, Union Township, District 211, page 13A, Hse/Fam #189
  • 26. 1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Oakdale Township, District 17, page 9A, Hse #156, Fam #168
  • 27. 1940 Federal Census, Pima County, California
    • 20 April, Tucson, District 10-55, page 18B, 240 Lowell Rd, Hse #473, Owns $300
  • 28. 1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Oakdale Township, District 17, page 9A, Hse #154, Fam #165
  • 29. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 30. Social Security Death Index
  • 31. 1930 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Waldron Township, District 38, page 2B, Hse/Fam #33
  • 32. 1940 Federal Census, Sonoma County, California
    • 9 May, Analy Township, District 49-5, Page 17A, Hse #451, Rents $8
  • 33. Oakdale (Washita County, Oklahoma) Cemetery Register
    • Name: Name: http://rebelcherokee.labdiva.com/oakdalecem.html;;
  • 34. 1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Oakdale Township, District 17, page 9A, Hse #155, Fam #166
  • 35. Oklahoma Gravestone Project, Oakdale Cemetery, Washita County, Oklahoma
  • 36. Texas Marriage Index, 1847-2002

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