Dallas County Missouri
JENKINS, William R.
William R. Jenkins was born about 1828 in Tennessee. He died around March 1865. His father's name was William Jenkins, Sr., and he was a farmer. He was born about 1801 in Tennessee. Martha and William Jenkins had five children listed on the 1850 Dallas County, Missouri census. They are:
William R. Jenkins (born ca. 1828 in Tennessee),
Joel Jenkins, (born ca 1830 in Tennessee),
Elizabeth Jenkins (born 15 July 1834, died 3 Sept 1903, buried in Bradshaw Cemetery. She marred Dr. Cole Poynter,
Sarah Jenkins (born ca 1840 in Tennessee),
Wiley (?: born ca 1843 in Tennessee).
William Jenkins, Sr.'s father's name was John Jenkins and he was born ca. 1773 in North Carolina.
This census record shows another Jenkins directly below which lists a John Jenkins born ca 1818. He might possibly be the brother of William Jenkins, Sr. This John Jenkins was born in Tennessee.
The only other known facts about William R. Jenkins is that on June 24, 1861, he enlisted at Dallas County, Missouri in the Osage Regiment of the Hickory County Battalion Home Guards under the rank of private of Company E. He served under Captain Hatfield. This unit was organized by authority of Gen. Fremont during June and July 1861. They had duty in Camden, Miller, Hickory, Benton, and Cole Counties and at Jefferson City until December 1861. 1st Lieut. of the unit was John Davis. 2nd. Lieut. Was Calaway Harris. The purpose of the unit was to prevent organization of Rebel Companies and to capture powder distribution by agents of Gov. C. F. Jackson. Until about the 15th of August, active service was rendered at Jefferson City and in the field until December 1861. William Jenkins' records show that he was signed out on December 20, 1864.
William R. Jenkins was paid $44.07 on August 9, 1864 for serving 4 months and 5 days with the Osage County Regiment under Captain Hatfield.
On August 25, 1864, William R. Jenkins, at the age of 35, re-enlisted into the 4th Regiment of the Infantry Volunteers Company C. with the rank of "Mus." Under the commandment of Captain Brown. He enlisted at Buffalo, Missouri and mustered in on September 6, 1864 in Springfield, Missouri. He was detailed for Fifer. The 46th Regiment Infantry organized at Springfield, Missouri from August to November of 1864 for six months. They were attached to the District of Southwest Missouri, Department of Missouri to March of 1865. Then to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-district, District of Middle Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland to May of 1865.
This regiment had duty at Springfield, Missouri and by detachments in Douglas County, Taney County, at Stockton, Hartsville, Neosho, Cassville, Newtonia and Buffalo until March 1865 and in District of Middle Tennessee until May of 1865. During service the regiment had 8 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 18 men die by disease. William R. Jenkins mustered out on March 6, 1865 at Springfield, Missouri. Somewhere between Springfield and home, William was ambushed by bushwackers and hung with his discharge papers torn up underneath the tree. His body was found because of the buzzards circling the tree..
William R. Jenkins' wife's name is unknown at this time. They had one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Jenkins, born 28 January 1863 in Laclede County, Missouri. Apparently, she was named after William's two younger sisters.
Sarah's mother died when she was two years old. Her aunt went after her on horseback and rode 45 miles to bring her home. She lived with this aunt until she was eight years old and the aunt died. Then she lived with Dr. Cole Poynter and his wife, Elizabeth Jenkins Poynter. Elizabeth was Sarah's father's sister. Dr. Poynter and his family lived in Prosperine, Laclede County, Missouri. He and his family are buried in the Bradshaw Cemetery, west of Dove, Missouri .
Sarah Jenkins married Henry Fowler Holman 13 February 1879 in Polk County, Missouri, when she was 16 years old. Henry was 22 years old. B. F. Hagerman was the Justice of the Peace. Joel Jenkins (Sarah's uncle) and William Holman were the witnesses.
Henry and Sarah Holman had nine children:
Clarence Everrette Holman (born 30 January 1880, Polk County, Missouri),
Mary Ellen Holman (born 11 February 1882, Polk County, Missouri), twin sons, Floyd Oscar Holman and Loyd Austin Holman (born 21 November, 1884), Virgil Holman (born 15 March 1888),
Cora Pearl Holman, (born 13 May 1892),
Willie Holman (born 1 February 1895),
Norma Atlanta Holman (born 20 August 1897),
Verna Holman (born 176 April 1902).
Sarah Jenkins Holman died 29 July 1942 at 12:30 am of Myocarditis due to senility according to George A. Tallant, M. D. She is buried in Walters, Cotton County, Oklahoma. (17)
[Sources for William R. Jenkins information
Missouri Death Certificate of Schuyler Coleman Poynter and Kansas City Genealogist magazine Bradshaw Rural Cemetery list.
1850 Dallas County, Missouri census.
Military records received from Missouri National Guard.
History information received from Missouri National Guard.
Military records received from the National archives.v Military records received from the Missouri National Guard
History information received from the Missouri National Guard Same as above
Military records received from Missouri National Guard
Information from Lula Love and Nyna Colwell.
Death certificate of Sarah Jenkins Holman - state of Oklahoma information from Lula Love and Nyna Colwell
Missouri death certificate of Schuyler Coleman Poynter
Kansas City Genealogist magazine Bradshaw Rural Cemetery list.
Missouri marriage certificate of Sarah Jenkins and Henry Holman
Oklahoma Death Certificate of Sarah Jenkins Holman.
[Source: Pioneer Times, July 1966, Vol 10 No. 3. Transcribed and submitted by Joanne Scobee Morgan]
C.F. Johnson may be mentioned as one of the successful farmers and stock dealers of the county. He was born in Karlstead, Sweden, November 4, 1844, his parents being John J. and Margret A. (Swenson) Johnson, both of whom lived and died in their native land. Three of their eight children are now living. C.F. Johnson was reared and educated in his native land, and before coming to America learned and worked at the stone-mason's trade. In May, 1865, he embarked for the United States, taking passage at Gottenburg, Sweden, and landed at Castle Garden, New York City, after a fourteen days' voyage. After residing in that city for about four months, he went to Chicago, thence to St. Louis, and worked in the latter city at the stone-mason's trade for about four years, and for about three years worked on the San Francisco Railroad construction. He was then employed on the construction of the Laclede & Fort Scott Railway, and worked on it until it stopped work at Buffalo, in which city he located in 1873, purchasing the farm of 305 acres on which he is now residing. In all he owns 700 acres of valuable land, fairly well improved, all of which he has acquired by industry and economy, and can now enjoy the fruits of his labor. He has given a great deal of attention to dealing in hogs and cattle, which he ships to St. Louis, and the county fair ground is located on Mr. Johnson's farm, and consists of twenty acres. March 8, 1874, he was wedded to Rebecca P., a daughter of Thomas P. and Polly A. (Rice) Welch, and by her is the father of seven children: Alfred L., William O., Walter T., Minnie D., Charles F., Margret A. and Fannie J. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and his wife belongs to the Christian Church. [Source: "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri", Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1889; Transcribed by K. Mohler]
JONES, John Washington
John Washington Jones, a successful agriculturist and fruit grower of Jackson Township, Dallas Co., Mo., was born near his present place of residence February 24, 1852, and is the son of Bills and Altha (Randles) Jones, natives of Tennessee. The father was born in 1821, and died in Dallas County, Mo., January 10, 1876. The mother died on January 9, 1874, when forty-six years of age. They were married in Missouri, and lived and spent the principal part of their lives in Dallas County. The father was a farmer and stock raiser, at which he was quite successful. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, was a Democrat in politics, and was sheriff of Dallas County in 1860. To his marriage were born twelve children, eight now living: Mary, wife of J.W. Henderson; Sarah, wife of J.C. Bennett; Solomon B., John Washington, Lemuel T., Robert L., James E. and Green S. One deceased was named Nancy, and three died in infancy. John W. Jones, the subject of our sketch, was married March 6, 1870, to Miss Martha Bennett, a native of Dallas County, Mo., born May 25, 1853, and to this union were born seven children, viz.: Moses B., James F., Nathaniel L. (deceased), Sarah A., Jackson B., Solomon L. and Christopher Alonzo. Mr. Jones is a Democrat in politics, and ever since his marriage he has been successfully engaged in farming and stock raising. He is the owner of a well-improved and well-located farm, and is also engaged quite extensively in the fruit business, raising apples mostly. He and wife are members of the Missionary Baptist Church. [Source: "History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri", Chicago: The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1889; Transcribed by K. Mohler]