Owen Selvy JENKINS Mini tree diagram

Mary Jane BRAZEALE1,2

about 1840 - before 18651

Life History

about 1840


13th Dec 1855

Married Owen Selvy JENKINS in Madison County, Mississippi.2

before 1865

Died in Attala County, Mississippi.1


  • Some genealogies spell her family name Brazeale, some Breazeale.  Other common ways to spell this same family name in different lineages are Brazil and Braziel.

    Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
    Mary Brazeale
    Owen Jenkins
    Marriage 13 Dec 1855 Madison County

    The marriage record says Owen and Mary married in December 1855, yet the 1860 census reports their daughter Julia as 5 years old already.  If she was really 5 years old, and they used the correct census date of 1 July, Julia would have been born before July 1855.  Even going by the actual date the enumerator got to the Jenkins household in September, she would have been born before September 1855.  So they must have rounded her age report up a year or more.

    No image of the original record was provided.  If the marriage record has been transcribed correctly, Julia could not have been born before September 1856, meaning she would have been only about 4 years old at census time in 1860.

    1860 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 19 September, Township 13, page 200 (scan 466), Hse #1301, Fam #1421
    Owen Jenkins 42 M Farmer $0 Real Estate $50 Personal born SC
    Mary J Jenkins 35 F Housekeeper born Tenn
    Julia Jenkins 5 F born Miss
    John A Young 38 M Physician $0 Real Estate $4000 Personal born NC
    Rachel Young 25 F born North Carolina
    James G Young 6 M born Miss
    Henry P Young 2 M born Miss


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