Jenkins Collection

 

SF10.D2Folder 1

Jenkins Collection - Sumter Wills

Item 1:Handwritten listing of the following Wills:

John W. Beasley dated October 3, 1838 (probated November 28, 1838); William Patton dated July 7, 1838 (probated February 4, 1839);

William R. Colgin (undated, assumed to be done in the 1800s);

William Easley dated May 13, 1839 (probated June 3, 1839);

Sanders Clanton dated May 12, 1839 (probated July 1, 1839);

Henry Potts dated May 28, 1839 (probated July 24, 1839);

Saunders dated September 15, 1839 (probated September 26, 1839);

James Coffman dated October 4, 1839 (probated November 9, 1839);

Simon E. Long dated September 13, 1838 (probated November 12, 1839); Eliza P. Farish dated August 6, 1839 and sworn to by Dr. Robert L. Hunter and Elizabeth M. Waldrigs August 10, 1839;

Benjamin Gaines dated October 15, 1839 (no date of probate given);

Mary Rushing dated August 16, 1837 (probated February 15, 1838); William Byrd dated April 2, 1840 (probated June 13, 1840);

George Williamson (undated);

Robert Bazett dated July 21, 1839 (probated December 14, 1839);

Ralph Christopher dated December 16, 1838 (no date of probate given); William Halditch dated September 2, 1839 (probated January 20, 1840); George Clanton Dated January 20, 1840 (probated February 11, 1840); David S. Whitney dated October 11, 1838 (probated April 7, 1840);

Boyd H. Wilson dated July 12, 1837 (recorded June 5, 1840);

John K. Cubly dated December 31, 1839 (probated June 26, 1840);

Jesse H. Posey dated July 4, 1840 (probated July 24, 1840);

Peyton Chaney dated August 2, 1840 (probated September 1, 1840);

Joshua T. Smith dated August 24, 1840 (probated September 10, 1840); Greenville Shalson dated July 14, 1840 (probated September 15, 1840); and Will names and page numbers for the following: William T. Harwell, p.45; Samuel M. Harwood, p.173; George N. Hatch, p.248; Martin J. Hays, p.31; James Hearn, p.95; Thomas O. Henderson, p.325; Jonathan D. Hendrix, p.177; Martha B. Hibbler, p.362; William Hibbler, p.257; Thomas M. Hill, p.294; Nemrod Hilman, p.34; Frederick Hines, p.284; Austin Hitt, p.27; Easter Hitt, p.238; Robert Hodges, p.240; A. H. Holcomb, p.29; Charley, Holdes, p.304; William Holditch, p.68; John Holarnd, p. 171; Jesse Holley, Jr., p.285; Susan Hooks, p.110; John Horn, p.127; John W. Horn, p.189; Harris Horne, p. 242; Sebastian Horyst, p.26; Erastus Hornston, p. 263; John Houston, p.340; E. D. Howard, p.414;

Thomas H. Hutchens, p. 183; Washington Hutcheson, p.148; James L. Hutchins, p. 418; Moses Irby, p.346; Benjamin Ivy, p.153; Charles Ivy, p.248; Jasen Jackson, p.392; Thomas E. James, p.234; William James, p.6; Thomas Jarman, p.395; John S. Jemison, p.220; Richard Jenkins, p.173; Sarah W. Jeter, p.8; Elizabeth Johnson, p.327;

Thomas Johnson, p.274; Benjamin A. Jones, p.161; Emily Jones, p.233;

Gabriel Jones, p.168; James E. Jones, p.93; James W. Jones, p.213;

Syrena Jones, p.264; William D. Jones, p.109

 

SF10.D2Folder 2

Jenkins Collection - Newspaper Extracts 

Item 1: Handwritten document entitled, "Extracts from the Voices of Sumter: 1836-1837," compiled by Nelle Morris Jenkins (undated)

 

SF10.D2Folder 3

Jenkins Collection - Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings

Item 1: Newspaper clipping taken from The Marshfield Mail dated Thursday, April 4, 1963, with the following headings: Fordland School News, the Rogersville School News, and Bass Chapel Items

Item 2: Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper (undated) with the following headings: Dream Girl and School Picture Brighter

 

SF10.D2Folder 4

Jenkins Collection - Sumter County Historical Society

Item 1: Handwritten log of individuals to be invited to join the Sumter County Historical Society and attend the next proposed meeting (November 9, 1963) with a list of other names and addresses attached

 

SF10.D2Folder 5

Jenkins Collection - Genealogical Publications

Item 1: Folder of the Membership & Class Roll of the Methodist Church in Auburn, Alabama: 1850-1852, prepared 1961-1962 by the Members of the Light Horse Harry Lee Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution Society with State Genealogical Chairman Mrs. B. A. Jenkins (Nelle Jenkins); includes the following contents: Index to Cemetery and Bible Records, photograph dated June 17, 1873, of unknown man and woman with "The One I Love" inscribed on the bottom of photograph and clipping (undated) taken from an unknown source featuring board member listings for Blount, Bullock, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Colbert, Crenshaw, Dale, Franklin, Geneva, and Henry counties

 

SF10.D2Folder 6

Jenkins Collection - Settlers of Northeast Alabama

Item 1: Booklet entitled, "Settlers of Northeast Alabama" with following contents: list of land grants in what is now Etowah County for the years 1830-1840; Bible records of births for the Morton, Cherry, Driggers, and Jordan families; Cemetery Records; Bible records of births, marriages, and deaths of the Roden, Harris and Montgomery families; and a Roll of Membership for the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society

 

SF10.D2Folder 7

Jenkins Collection - Tap Roots

Item 1: Booklet entitled, "Tap Roots: The Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Inc. Quarterly" dated July 1963, Vol. 1(1), with the following contents: Officer listing, Editorial, ("A Dream Becomes Reality"), By-laws, Articles, Rules Governing Submission Of Material For Publication, Contributions of the Bible Record Committee, Contributions of the Service Rosters Committee, Contributions of Cemetery Records Committee, Contributions from Church Records and Early Communities Committee, Contributions of the Court House Records Committee, Record of Inventories-Chambers County Courthouse, Contributions of Library Research Committee, Contributions of the Genealogical Research and Assistance Committee, "Who Done It" Story, and a VIP to Genealogy

 

SF10.D2 Folder 8

Jenkins Collection - Poll List

Item 1: Handwritten Poll Lists for 1834-1835

 

SF10.D2 Folder 9

Jenkins Collection - Marriages of Sumter County

Item 1: Probate folder of Sumter County Marriages for April 1833 - August 1839

 

SF10.D2 Folder 10

Jenkins Collection - Cemetery Records of Sumter County

Item 1: Probate folder containing records from the following cemeteries: Arrington, Bluff Post, Odd Fellows, and Old Soul's Chapel

 

SF10.D2 Folder 11

Jenkins Collection - Orphan's Minutes

Item 1: Document entitled, "Orphan's Minutes Book 2, Sumter County, Alabama"

 

SF10.D2 Folder 12

Jenkins Collection - Miscellaneous

Item 1: Handwritten extracts taken from the Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly-Austin, Texas

Item 2: Photographed documents reproduced from original documents in South Carolina Archives Department of the Revolutionary Accounts, AA 668, Acct. 1703-x and the Cont. 3rd Regiment

Item 3:    Note card with the following inscription: "Rogers, Jas T. and Sophia Thigpen: What was James T's middle name?"

Item 4: Document dated March 1841 with a list of unknown names and numbers, possibly in representation of page numbers

Item 5: Document entitled, "Applicant's Working Sheet National Society Children of the American Revolution (undated)

Item 6: Document taken from the Orphan Minutes' Book 1-1833-39, compiled by Mrs. B. A. Jenkins (Nelle Jenkins)

Item 7: Note cards giving a brief description of the Hadden family (births, marriages and deaths)

Item 8: Handwritten lists of miscellaneous names dated March 1841

 

SF10.D2 Folder 13

Jenkins Collection - Marriage Records

Item 1: Binder of handwritten marriage records taken from the Sumter County Marriage Record book 1843-1847 (Vol. 1)

 

SF10.D2 Folder 14

Jenkins Collection - Family History

Item 1: Envelope postmarked July 31, 1962, from Frances S. Franklin, 1602 Cooper Street, Commerce, Texas, to Mrs. B. A. Jenkins, Emelle, Ala.

Item 2: Letter dated July 31, 1962, from Frances Sample Franklin to Mrs. B. A. Jenkins requesting information about the family of Robert Jefferson Hill, with leading documents attached

 

SF10.D2 Folder 15

Jenkins Collection - Sudduth Family History

Item 1: Handwritten letter dated March 30, 1961, from Lucille Dorroh Burton to Nelle Jenkins regarding the family history and genealogy of the Sudduth family; with handwritten family tree and info attached

 

SF10.D2 Folder 16

Jenkins Collection - Family History (Yarbrough)

Item 1: Church family record for Henry Yarbrough Howze and Kekomoisa Mitchell, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 2: Church family record for John Howze and Martha H. Yarbrough, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 3: Church family record for William Huntington and Frances R. Howze, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 4: Church family record for Dr. Charles G. Miller and Margaret S. Miller, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 5: Church family record for Aaron Yarbrough and Elizabeth Womack detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children, with drafts attached

Item 6: Church family record for Anna Matilde Yarbrough and David Sink, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 7: Church family record for Albert Lovelace Yarbrough and Alzenia Tussey, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

 

SF10.D2 Folder 17

Jenkins Collection - Family History (Williams)

Item 1: Church family record for James Eugene Williams and Fannie Morris, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 2: Church family record for Peyton Ward Williams, Jr., and Jerry Marie Turner, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 3: Church family record for Carolyn Jane Williams and Dr. Fenwick Tatnall Nichols, Jr., detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 4: Church family record for Peyton Ward Williams and Evelyn Waller, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 5: Letter dated July 30, 1955, from Peyton Ward Williams to Nelle Jenkins regarding Williams family data

Item 6: Handwritten letter dated July 10, 1955, from Peyton Ward Williams to Nelle Jenkins regarding Mr. Ward's family history

Item 7: Handwritten letter dated August 6, 1955, from Peyton Ward Williams to Nelle Jenkins answering questions Jenkins asked about his family history

Item 8: Handwritten letter dated July 31, 1956, from Peyton Ward Williams to Nelle Jenkins regarding family data sheets

Item 9: Handwritten letter dated December 4, 1956, from Peyton Ward Williams to (Honey) Mrs. Jenkins requesting factual information about who built the first Alabama Power Company dam

Item 10:   Handwritten letter dated May 23, 1958, from Peyton Ward Williams to Nelle Jenkins regarding a recently published column that he finds disagreeable

Item 11: Handwritten family history of Peyton Ward Williams, ancestors and descendants

 

SF10.D2 Folder 18

Jenkins Collection - Nunnelley & Cox Family History

Item 1: Church family record for Jim Clarence Nunnelley, Jr., and Sarah Glenn Bedgood, detailing birth, marriage, and death and that of their children, with handwritten excerpt about Dr. J. C. Nunnelley, Jr., on reverse side

Item 2: Church family record for Thomas Pipkin Nunnelley, Sr., (Tubby) and Gwendolyn Clements, detailing birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 3: Church family record for William Robert Carroll and Mary Nunnelley Carroll, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their child

Item 4: Church family record for Thomas Milton Donnelly and Nell Sanders Nunnelley, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 5: Church family record of Richard Alonzo Nunnelley, III, and Louise Brazier Nunnelley, detailing their birth, marriage, and death with handwritten excerpt dated January 9, 1957, from T. B. N. (T. B. Nunnelley) on reverse side

Item 6: Church family record of Jim Clarence Nunnelley and Jenny Lind Borders, detailing their birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 7: Church family record of H. Martin Nunnelley and Wilma Gertrude Buck Nunnelley, detailing their birth, marriage, death and that of their children with handwritten excerpts about Emma Buchanan Nunnelley, Henry Martin Nunnelley, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nunnelley on reverse side

Item 8: Church family record of Richard Alonzo Nunnelley, Jr., (Dick) and Will Nell Sanders, detailing birth, marriage, and death and that of their children

Item 9: Church family record for Eugene Clifford Nunnelley and LaVeta Higgs, detailing their birth, marriage, and death, with handwritten excerpt about Eugene Clifford Nunnelley on reverse side

Item 10:   Letter dated October 31, 1955, from Richard A. "Dick" Nunnelley, Jr., to Nelle Jenkins in response to a previous request for information about the Nunnelley family history, attached envelope postmarked January 10, 1957

Item 11: Handwritten copy of letter dated September 26, 1937, from Walter I. Morris to Nelle Jenkins (Cousin) regarding a recent family reunion and family history, with Morris family history excerpts attached

Item 12:   Handwritten letter dated January 31, 1955, from T. B. Nunnelley to Nelle Jenkins (Cousin) regarding his delight in being related to her

Item 13:   Copy of the family history of the Cox and Nunnelley family, with handwritten excerpt attached

Item 14:   Handwritten letter dated December 9, 1956, from Jenny Lind Nunnelley to Nelle Jenkins regarding her side of the Nunnelley family tree (history)

 

SF10.D2 Folder 19

Jenkins Collection: Family History-Ashcraft

Item 1: Handwritten notes regarding Rev. W. Ashcraft's move to their new home in Whitesboro

Item 2: Document with handwritten notes regarding additional information about the Ashcraft family

Item 3: Letter dated January 15, 1958, to Mrs. B.A. Jenkins, from Harold Lee Wright, regarding a request for a list of all the Ashcraft names in any National Genealogical Magazine

Item 4: Photocopy from the South Carolina Archives Department of a map of a 394-acre plantation and a legal description of the property bearing the name Ashcraft and dated January 19, 1843

Item 5: Document entitled "Ashcraft," regarding information from Mrs. John T. Ashcraft about the Ashcraft family

Item 6: Letter from Elizabeth Hill regarding the marriage record of John Bass to Peggy Ashcraft and information given to E.H. Hill by Nelle Jenkins in a letter, November 4, 1931

Item 7: Letter dated February 13, 1957, to Nelle Jenkins from Mary Ashcraft regarding Mary Ashcraft's request for information about her family

Item 8: Letter to Nelle Jenkins from E.H. Hill regarding a request for information about the data from Elizabeth Baker Ashcraft's grave

Item 9: Genealogical document regarding John and Rebecca Ashcraft and children

Item 10:   Letter dated August 30, 1961, to Nelle Jenkins from Florida Segrest, regarding the inscription of Abigail Ashcraft's gravestone

Item 11:   Photocopy of handwritten legal document upon the back of which is typed "From: Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers Revolutionary Vouchers John Ashcraft"; document is stamped by the Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C., August 28, 1962

Item 12:   Photocopy of handwritten legal document upon the back of which is typed "From: Treasurer's & Comptroller's Papers Revolutionary Vouchers Thomas Ashcraft"; document is stamped by the Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, N.C., August 28, 1962

Item 13:  Genealogical document regarding Druty and Elizabeth Ashcraft and children

Item 14:  Handwritten notes on notebook paper regarding information found in the Dictionary of Alabama Biography about the Ashcraft family

Item 15:  Pedigree chart beginning with Nancy Ashcraft

Item 16:  Document entitled "Ashcraft, John, Pennsylvania Service, Revolutionary War"; appears to be a list of information requested about John Ashcraft

Item 17:  Handwritten notes on notebook paper regarding information about John Ashcraft as found on pg. 375 in Notable Men of Alabama

Item 18:  Handwritten notes on notebook paper outlining the will of John Ashcraft

 

SF10.D2 Folder 20

Jenkins Collection: Early Families of Sumter

Item 1: Handwritten document (2 pages) entitled "Sumter County at the Birth of the 20th Century," regarding "Our Southern Home," Sumterville, and various cotton gins

Item 2: Handwritten document (6 pages) entitled "Chapter Bluffport," regarding the history of Bluffport

Item 3: Handwritten document (10 pages) entitled "Loton Journal 1853," listings of probate court documents

Item 4: Handwritten document (4 pages) entitled "Loton Journal 18 June 1882," regarding the Greene Springs School

Item 5: Handwritten document (19 pages) entitled "Sumterville," regarding the history of Sumterville

Item 6: Handwritten document (6 pages) entitled "Captain Elisha Lacy," regarding the life of Captain Lacy, Matthew C. Houston, George Amason, John E. Brown, Captain B.F. Herr, and T.G. Holt

Item 7: Handwritten document (9 pages) entitled "Indiana," regarding negotiations between the Choctaw Indians and the U.S. from 1804-1830

Item 8: Typed document regarding various doctors of Sumter County: Moor, Harris, Jones, Beavers, Phillips, Mooney, Henry Ben Klee, Austin Boyd, Neel, Pinson, and Gilbert

Item 9: Handwritten document (3 pages) entitled "Preface to the First Edition and Preface to the Second Edition" (from Pioneer Families of Sumter County)

Item 10:  Handwritten document (2 pages) regarding the early settlers of Sumter County from South Carolina

Item 11:  Handwritten document (4 pages) entitled "Sumter County Health Department," regarding the history of the Sumter County Health Department

Item 12:  Handwritten document (6 pages) regarding the families of Brockway, Edmonds, Curl, Spratt, Lewis, Henagan, Hilman, and Brock

Item 13:  Handwritten document (3 pages) entitled "Geiger (for Volume II), Post Master," regarding the Geiger High School

Item 14:  Handwritten document entitled "Gibbs Potato Bed," regarding Captain Jesse Gibbs's vegetable garden

Item 15:  Handwritten document entitled "Ambrose Knox Ramsey," regarding his family (dates of birth, marriage, and death included)

Item 16:  Handwritten document (11 pages) entitled "Houston Clan," regarding the Houston family beginning with John and Isabella Houston

Item 17:  Spiral bound stenographer's notebook, entitled "Tract Book Records for Volume II"

Item 18:  Handwritten document (29 pages) entitled "Livingston Journal 1867-1868, A Newspaper published in Sumter County Alabama," alphabetical list of obituaries 

SF10.D2 Folder 21

Jenkins Collection: Miscellaneous

Item 1: Handwritten document (2 pages), appears to list witnesses for an unnamed court case with Judge M.E. McConnell Sr. presiding

Item 2: Handwritten notes on a legal pad regarding what appears to be the family history of Samuel Milton Yarbrough

Item 3: Pedigree Chart for Ira Mae Meyr (Hillman)/Elmer Arthur Meyr

Item 4: Handwritten letter (2 pages) dated June 14, 1963, to Mrs. Jenkins from Frances Franklin regarding information on the James Gilmore family

Item 5: Handwritten list of names with unknown relationship

Item 6: Handwritten information about Spann Shaul and his family

Item 7: Five-page handwritten list of names entitled Stanton Pedigree

Item 8: Two-page handwritten document regarding the founding of the City of Gainesville

Item 9: Handwritten document (2 pages) entitled Dr. Ernest M. Moore, 1252 Augusta St., Montgomery

Item 10:  Eight-page handwritten document entitled William J. Jarman to Nancy C. Webb, containing various information from the Loton Journal; attached are sheets of blank paper

 

SF10.D2 Folder 22

Jenkins Collection: Photocopies

Item 1: Order for photocopies of documents regarding Pickens/Brig. Gen. of the Revolutionary War; attached are the photocopies

Item 2: Order for photocopies of documents regarding James Motes; attached are the photocopies

Item 3: Order for photocopies of documents regarding William Godfrey of the Revolutionary War; attached are the photocopies

Item 4: Order for photocopies of documents regarding William Davis of the Revolutionary War; attached are the photocopies

Item 5: Order for photocopies of documents regarding Hugh Lavender of the Revolutionary War; attached are the photocopies

 

SF10.D2 Folder 23

Jenkins Collection: Notebook-Family History

Item 1: Binder with histories of various families (Burton, Anderson, Boyd, Darnell, etc.)

 

SF10.D2 Folder 24

Jenkins Collection: Local History Research: Sumter Co. Physicians

Item 1: Spiral bound notebook entitled Physicians of Sumter County; alphabetized list of physicians (A-H)

Item 2: Spiral bound notebook entitled Sumter Doctors; alphabetized list of physicians (K-J)

   

SF10.D2 Folder 25

Jenkins Collection: Extracts

Item 1: Spiral bound stenographer's notebook, regarding the Anderson family and their tracts of land

Item 2: Spiral bound notebook labeled Nell M. Jenkins, Emelle, Ala.; regarding various aspects of Sumter County including buildings, families, newspapers, etc.

Item 3: Spiral bound notebook containing various obituaries from The Dispatch, a newspaper printed at Gainesville, Ala., 1879-1880

 

SF10.D2 Folder 26

Jenkins Collection: Early Schools and Academies

Item 1: Fourteen-page handwritten document entitled Early Schools and Academies in Sumter County: Livingston Female Academy, Greene Springs, etc.

 

SF10.D2 Folder 27

Jenkins Collection: Court Records

Item 1: Eight-page handwritten document entitled Miscellaneous Records found in a box at Court House, Livingston, Ala.

 

SF10.D2 Folder 28

Jenkins Collection: Election Lists

Item 1: Election list numbered 1-155, March 1, 1841, election for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 2: Election list numbered 1-46, March 1, 1841, election for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 3: Election list numbered 1-143, March 1, 1841, election for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 4: Election list numbered 1-157, March 1, 1841, election for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 5: Election list numbered 1-94, March 1, 1841, election for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 6: Election results, March 1, 1841, election for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 7: Handwritten document dated December 24, 1842, regarding the results of an election for a replacement for the resigned Justice of the Peace, Samuel L. Williamson

Item 8: Election list numbered 1-21, election held to fill the vacancy for Magistrate after the death of R.H. Weston

Item 9: Election list numbered 1-23, March 18, 1843, election for Constable

 

SF10.D2 Folder 29

Jenkins Collection: Tax Papers

Item 1: List of taxable property dated June 7, 1861, for Isaac W. Horn

Item 2: List of taxable property dated May 22, 1861, for W. H. Dandridge

 

SF10.D2 Folder 30

Jenkins Collection: Proclamation Oath

Item 1: Proclamation oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, dated August 29, 1865, by W.R. Heigh

Item 2: Proclamation oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, dated August 31, 1865, by Thomas Keely

Item 3: Proclamation oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, dated August 29, 1865, by James D. Hill

 

SF10.D2 Folder 31

Jenkins Collection: Voters Records

Item 1: Election list numbered 1-49, March 8, 1841, election held for Justice of the Peace and Constable

Item 2: Election list numbered 1-38, April 1, 1841, election held for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 3: Handwritten letter dated May 15, 1859, to a Mr. Launders from Sarah Gregory regarding payment for knitting

Item 4: Election results for Justices of the Peace

Item 5: Election list numbered 11-69, March 1, 1841, election held for two Justices of the Peace and one Constable

Item 6: Election list numbered 1-81, March 1, 1841

Item 7: Handwritten document, April 7, 1854, regarding a decree pronounced by Mary Stevenson

Item 8: Handwritten document dated March 1, 1841, regarding the results of the election of March 1, 1841

Item 9: Handwritten document dated March 15, 1841, regarding the results of the election of March 1, 1841

Item 10:  Handwritten document dated July 16, 1866, entitled "Report of Destitute Persons Drawing Rations In Sumter County"

Item 11:  Handwritten document with results of March 1, 1841, election

Item 12:  Handwritten document entitled "Dr. Isaac R. McElroy, Administrator of the Estate of Thomas E. Jacues dead. In Account on Annual Settlement With Said Estate."

Item 13:  Handwritten document regarding the results of the election dated March 1, 1841, for Magistrate and Constable