11 March 2013

Jenkins Genealogy Book


It was nearly two years of blood sweat and tears, but I finally finished my first family history book. This book is about my Jenkins family. I could have never put together such a lovely scrap book with out the generosity and love of some very wonderful distant cousins that I met in the process. Very few of the photos were in my possession when I started this project. Now I have a 29 page book of photos and stories about my Jenkins ancestors. A few of the cousins ordered their copies. Now I'll be offering this book to anyone that wants a copy. If you'd like a copy of the book you can contact me to order. This book traces the genealogy of my grandmother Olivia Joyce Jenkins, her father John Hubert Jenkins, John Stephens Jenkins, and Michael Oliver Jenkins. Then the history gets interesting. We may never know for sure the name of MO's mother or father, but we had Jewel Dial's interview of him that spoke of his Grandfather Joseph Jenkins and his Aunt Margaret (Jenkins) Fronburger who raised him along with his cousin Barbara who was the same age.
 
I then spent a year researching this family of North Carolina Jenkins. They were an early family to Rowan and Lincoln Counties, NC. There is some mention in documents of Hugh Jenkins (the farthest ancestor) being from Lancaster County, PA. In Lancaster, PA is where the trail grew cold. If I ever break through there, I'll write a sequel.



3 comments:

Kathy Sullivan said...

Amy,

You have an interesting story to tell; thanks for sharing it.

Does anyone have a transcript of Violet Dial's interview with Michael Oliver Jenkins? A precise account of what he said would be very useful in evaluating the evidence of his descent.

Kathy Sullivan
sully1@carolina.rr.com

Kathy Sullivan said...

Amy,

You have an interesting story to tell; thanks for sharing it.

Does anyone have a transcript of exactly what Michael Oliver Jenkins said to his granddaughter Violet Dial? A precise would be very useful in evaluating the evidence of his descent.

Kathy

Amy Crooks said...

Kathy,

I'm sorry I don't mean to ignore people. For some reason I'm not getting notices of posts.

Anyway I don't have a transcript in my possession. A cousin that was helping me on it supposedly did. She was dealing with a husband in poor health and they moved South for his health. I can try to get in touch with her again, but she hadn't found the transcript when she lived up here. I will keep you in mind if I ever get my hands on it.

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