Joseph Sanford JENKINS Nell JENKINS John Cullen JENKINS William S JENKINS Mary Lydie JENKINS William James CHRISTIAN M N CHRISTIAN William V 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 JENKINS2,10,5,6,7,11,1,9,13,14

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

Life History

31st May 1859

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

between 1860 and 1882

Resident in Cass County, Texas.1,8,5,6

2nd Nov 1882

Married William James CHRISTIAN in Naples, Morris, Texas.36,37

2nd Nov 1882

Married in Naples, Morris, Texas.8

2nd Nov 1883

Birth of son M N CHRISTIAN.15

1st Oct 1884

Birth of son William V CHRISTIAN in Texas.15,10

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.22,15,21,18

10th Aug 1890

Birth of daughter Iler Frances CHRISTIAN in Texas.23,24,12,25

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.2,18,21,15,28,9,29,13

2nd Mar 1898

Birth of son Robert E Lee CHRISTIAN in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.30,15,31,18,9,32

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.33,34,15

between 1910 and 1930

Residence3 in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.2,11,12

9th Feb 1918

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

after 1920

Death of son William V CHRISTIAN

1924

Death of William James CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma.33,35

1st Jul 1948

Died in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.4,8,9

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 JenkinsFamily History as Amanda Lucinda or Lucinda Amanda.  In the 1910census she is listed as Amanda L, which seems to indicate that Amandawas the first name.  In 1930 she is listed as Mandy M, which I cannotaccount for.  Her marriage license gives her name simply as MandyJenkins.

    Nieces and nephews called her Aunt Mandy.  A comment by her daughterAnnie 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 waslisted 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 commonpattern in this Jenkins line to call children by their SECOND name,rather than the first.  Epperson Family Genealogy records her name asLucinda Amanda.  One or two other genealogists report this namesequence.

    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 L 1 F W GA

    I have not found her and father Joseph Sanford Jenkins' family in the1870 census.  They were apparently out of the state after the death ofJoseph's wife Lucinda Amanda in about 1868-69.  Perhaps they weretraveling and were not recorded in the census of any state.  Itappears that the family were away from Cass County for a period ofabout 2-3 years.  Joseph Sanford married Louisa Taylor Christian inFebruary 1872.

    In the 1880 census, with her father and step mother, she was reportedunder 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 wasissued on 1 November 1882, according to a transcription of the CassCounty Marriage books by James Jackson (in spreadsheet format fromJames).

    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 tookplace in Naples.  (Morris is just a few meters west of the Cass-MorrisCounty 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 marriedWilliam James Christian and her sister Mary Lydia (or Lydie) marriedThomas Jefferson Chapel.  Jimmy Epperson reports the date of themarriage as 2 November 1882, one day after the issuance of thelicense.

    William and Mandy moved to Indian Territory about 1991, based on thebirth dates reported for their children.  They are reported in WashitaCounty of the Territory in the 1900 census.  But there are a lot oferrors or discrepancies in the census, compared with other age orbirthday reports.  Henry was the first child born in Indian Territory,reported here as born in May 1892.  I find it interesting that thiscensus 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 Territoryfor the census.  Here she is enumerated under the name of Mandy.  HereMandy's birth place is reproted as Mississippi, rather than Georgia inthe first two censuses.  From here every census reports her birthplace as Mississippi, with various birth places for her parents.

    1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 3 August, UnionTownship, 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 MissFarmer
    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]  ChickasawInd Terr  England  Miss Farmer
    Henry Christain Son W M  Dec 1894  5  Chickasaw, Ind Terr  EnglandMiss Farmer
    Robert Christain Son W M  March 1897 3  Chickasaw Ind Terr  EnglandMiss Farmer
    Susa Christain Dau W F  May 1898 (1899?)  3 [3/12 ?]  Chickasaw IndTerr  England  Miss Farmer
    [Appears to intend Susan, seems to match Susan Anne]

    If the last child is Susan Anne (Annie), the birth date reported hereis odd.  It is messy and hard to decipher.  But it could not be May1898, which is what it initially looks like, if Robert's birthday wasonly 7 months before in March 1898.  Humorously, all the children arelisted as farmers, also; even Susa, the baby.  In 1910  they are stillin Washita County.  Both she parents are reported as born in Georgiathis 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 broughttheir wives into the household.  Henry and his wife Ava now have a10-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 TXMS 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 Feb1919] 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 USAWisconsin

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

    1930 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 15 April, OakdaleTownship, 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 MissMiss  Farmer [Middle initial M is a puzzle]

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

    Her memorial on Find a Grave reports the birth and death dates fom hergravestone as only a year.  But the year of death is 1858,, while otherecords and familyinformatoin 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 milesnorth of Mountain View, Oklahoma. Her grave has only the year of birthand death; the year of birth is 1858, while family records report herbirth date as 31 May 1859.

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

    She married William James Christian 2 November 1882 at age 23 inNaples, Morris, Texas, a few miles from the family farm. Severalmembers of the Jenkins and Christian families moved to IndianTerritory and lived in various areas of what became Washita andStephens 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. Gravestone of Amanda Jenkins Christian, Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale,Washita, Oklahoma
  • 5. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
    • p 5
  • 6. 1860 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 17 October, Beat #3, Post Office Unionville & Cusseta, Page 73, Hse
  • 7. Epperson Genealogy
    • Name: Jimmy Epperson;
    • William James Christian, Lucinda Amanda Jenkins,
  • 8. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
  • 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. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 20B, Hse #309, Fam #390
  • 13. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • 14. Keitha Harris Wilmeth, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 19September 2014
  • 15. William S "Bud" Jenkins, names listed in his Dictionary reported inHarold Christian's Jenkins Family History
    • Name: Name: pages 6-7, List of names of sister Amanda's children;;
  • 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. U.S. 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
  • 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, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, July 2007
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 35. Oklahoma Gravestone Project, Oakdale Cemetery, Washita County,Oklahoma
  • 36. Texas Marriage Index, 1847-2002
    • Cass County, Book 5, p 179, license issued 1 Nov 1882
  • 37. Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian Online
    • Name: Location:http://objgenealogy.com/articles/josephsanfordjenkinshistory.pdf;;
    • p 8

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