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Jenkins, John Taylor (1838-1920)

JENKINS, ROGERS, REED, NORTON, JONES, SHELLEY, RICE, SEIBERT, POWELL, KINCAID, HOGGARD, DECKER, BARTLETT, BLACK, CYPHERS

Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 8/30/2018 at 23:54:53

Audubon County Journal, Thursday, Mar 18, 1909, Exira, IA, Page: 3

EARLY HISTORY
Hon H. F. Andrews

JOHN TAYLOR JENKINS

John Taylor Jenkins was born Nov. 14, 1838. He came with his father’s family in 1851, of which he is the only survivor, and has lived in this county ever since. His home is at Brayton, a prominent, highly esteemed citizen and a large land-owner, married Jan. 19, 1865, Dorthula, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Rogers. He was a corporal and gunner in the Second Iowa Battery, commanded a long time by Judge Reed; and there also served with him from this county Charles H. Norton, James and Orland Jones, Harry D. Shelley and W. Scott Rice. He served from Aug. 19, 1861 to Sept. 4, 1864 and participated in the battles of Corinth, Vicksburg, Inka, Tupelo, etc. He is a U. S. pensioner.

Mr. Jenkins has been a prominent farmer, merchant and engaged in shipping live stock at Brayton, but is now retired from business. He has been postmaster, Township Clerk and Trustee, School Director and member of the County Board of Supervisors. Always a Republican and many times a delegate to County, District and State Conventions, Free Mason, Odd Fellows and member of G. A. R.

Mr. Jenkins has finally corrected my former account of the killing of a bear and cubs at “Towhead.” The incident was this way: William Powell, who lives near where Mr. Ad. Seibert now resides, discovered the bear while out hunting, but feared to attack them and came home and reported his find. Alex Kincaid, who lived in Big Grove near Nort. Jones place, John T. Jenkins, John Hoggard, and Ralph A. Decker, with some dogs went in pursuit of the bear, found and killed them, after the old bear had killed one of the dogs.

Mrs. Jenkins was a school teacher here during war times.

Children;
Jeanette, married Horace M. Bartlett
Marion Elver, married Mame Black
Frank Granger, married Josephine Cyphers


 

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