Joseph Sanford JENKINS Nell JENKINS John Cullen JENKINS Mary Lydie JENKINS Amanda Lucinda JENKINS Margurette Catherine JENKINS Joseph Asa JENKINS Lucinda Amanda TAYLOR Mini tree diagram

William S JENKINS3,1,2

also known as Bud Jenkins

18531,2 - about 18884

Life History


Born in Georgia.1,2

before 1860

Resident Enumerated with parents and siblings in October 1860 census in Cass County, Texas.3

about 1888

Died in Bowie, Montague, Texas.4


about 1888

Buried in Montague County, Texas


  • William (Bud) Jenkins never married.

    The middle initial is reported differently in sources.  He was called"Bud" by his family, so family references do not commonly referenceeither first or middle name.  There are discrepancies in sources as tothe middle name of William, as well as John Jenkins, whose middleinitial was W.

    "It is just possible that Joseph's family lived in the Atlanta,Georgia, area when William, Lide and Amanda were born. Or perhaps theyhad relatives living in that area during the period they werereceiving the paper.  Later known as "Bud," William accompanied thefamily from Georgia to Cass County, Texas, ca 1860."
    --  Jenkins Family History by Harold Keith Christian, p 5

    Jimmy Epperson reports the middle initial as L.

    In the 1860 census for Cass County, Texas, this child is reported as WL, which may be the source of the L initial in the Eppersoncompilation.

    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 N 14 F W MS Attended school during the last year
    Jinkins J W 10 M W MS Attended school during the last year
    Jinkins W L 7 M W GA matches William S in family sources]
    Jinkins M L 3 F W GA
    Jinkins L 1 F W GA

    Harold K. Christian, however, finds family information indicating thatthe son born in 1853 was William S.  Sources do not indicate whateither S or L might have stood for.

    William's mother died about 1868, and no census has been found forWilliam's father and his children in 1870.  It may be they weretaveling to the east and back, based on a story in family tradition ofevents while they were traveling across the country for some time.

    Family information indicates William died in Bowie, Texas, in MontagueCounty. This is in north central Texas, along the Red River.  MaryLydie died farther west and south, in Cleburne, Johnson County, southof Fort Worth.  Most of the information we have about the family isfrom Cass County, Texas.

    Harold Christian reports in his Jenkins Family History:
    "Sallie Christian said she once heard that Bud died while on a cattledrive from Texas to Kansas.  This may have occurred in the summer of1888.  Sallie said she believed Bud was buried near Bowie, Texas."


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