Joseph Sanford JENKINS James G WINTER John Cullen JENKINS William Sanford JENKINS Mary Lydie JENKINS Amanda Lucinda JENKINS Margurette Catherine JENKINS Joseph Asa JENKINS Lucinda Amanda TAYLOR Mini tree diagram

Nell JENKINS1,2,3,2

18461,2,3 - before 18704,1

Life History


Born in Mississippi.1,2,3

after 1860

Married James G WINTER in Cass County, Texas.5,1,2

before 1870

Died in Cass County, Texas.4,1


  • No middle name has been found in any sources for Nell.  She appears in the 1860 census with the initial N.  All children were reported only by initials, but some had initials for both names.

    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 N 14 F W MS Attended school during the last year

    Jenkins Family History compiled by Harold K. Christian reports that Nell was believed to be a child of a marriage of Joseph Sanford Jenkins before that to Lucinda Amanda Taylor.  But Nell's age in the census of 1860 in Cass County, Texas, indicates she was born in 1846 -- one year AFTER the marriage of Joseph Sanford to Lucinda Amanda, according to a report that Joseph was 19 when married to Lucinda.  But he also states that they were likely married shortly before 1850.

    At the time of his marriage to Lucinda Amanda, JS was 19 years old, according to one reference in the family tradition.  At age 19, it seems unlikely he would have been married before.  No family researcher has found any evidence of a prior marriage.  The source given by HKC is "Family Tradition and records indicate that Joseph was married three times."  I have found no such records in the information Harold provided to the family, or in subsequent attempts to verify this from other family or public sources.

    One indicator that led to the belief of a wife before LA was a comment by Joseph Asa, reported by his daughter Sallie Christian that he had two half-sisters in Mississippi that he had never seen.  I can find no correlation between names, dates and places that seems to allow this.

    On another occasion, JA also reported he had cousins in Mississippi.  This is evidenced, and possible connections have been found.

    Perhaps the comment about half-sisters was a mis-statement in a distracted confusion of terminology.  Or it might have been remembered incorrectly by the adult family member reporting it from childhood memories.  It has also been suggested in family circles that Joseph Sanford Jenkins was married simultaneously to two women in Mississippi.


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