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Following is a list of persons buried in the JENKINS/JINKINS section of
the Percy Cemetery that we don't know if or how they were related to
Arthur B Jenkins family:
Information from headstones:
Lydia wife of Richard EDWARDS, b. Nov. 3, 1871, d. May 24, 1899.
J. S. WILLIAMSON, Co. D, 110th Ill. Inf.
S. T. JINKINS, Co. L, 13th Ill. Cav.
Elec JENKINS, died May 1943 (name may be Alex)
E. F. and Mrs. E.F. JENKINS
William G. and Mary E. JENKINS
Please help 'bring home' these folks.
Buried in the Jenkins/Jinkins section of the Percy Cemetery there are
Wm. Robert Jenkins, Mar. 31, 1901 to Aug. 31, 1901
Grace Edith Jenkins, born and died Mar. 31, 1901
The stone says "Son and Daughter of W. R. & Nellie Jenkins.
According to a letter I have, the twins are the siblings of Cora Jenkins
who married George Gladson.
I've been told that Cora's parents were Riley and Nellie Jenkins.
Does anyone know what Riley's full name was? or Nellie's full name?
Can anyone fill me in on Riley's ancestors and/or descendants?
Jeri Jenkins Beil
I am looking for information on the original location of the JENKINS or
JINKINS Cemetery which was originally located between Cutler, Conant, and
Willisville, in the SW corner of Perry County. The Cemetery was moved to
the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Percy, Randolph County in September 1974 to make
way for coal mining at the original site of the cemetery. I am a direct
descendant of Arthur B. JENKINS, b. July 12, 1788 in SC, d. May 9, 1861
in IL. He is supposed to be the oldest burial. If you have any pictures,
newspaper articles, or other info please contact me.
I sent this out last spring and thought I'd send it again for any new
members of the lists. I have a large collection of old family
photographs that were handed down from my grandparents who lived near
where Jackson, Perry, and Randolph County meet. Most were identified,
but I've posted the ones that weren't at:
I apologize if the page is somewhat slow to load, but I wanted to keep
as much detail as possible in all of the photos. Please stop by and see
if you recognize anyone. Thanks!!
DO NOT open any email messages with "vbs" -- It's a virus.
I fell for the subject line "A Joke" tonight ---DON'T OPEN IT! Delete
it and empty your trash.
'A good idea to update your Norton Anti-Virus protects NOW. It will
take care of it.
I've posted information on the "Killings in Willisville" in 1914. The
men involved were Andrew Adams, William Cooper, Sam Piazza and Albert
Piazza. If anyone has photographs or additional information on these
men I'd love to hear from you. The site is at:
This is my first post to the list, and it isnt a very good one. The
reason being is that I am looking for my Calvin BLANKENSHIP without much to
go on. I am sending this to the Illinois lists because I am thinking that
since his wife was born in IL and her parents in TN, that maybe the
Blankenship's moved from TN to IL, then to MO. Unfortunately I do not have
last names for the women born in IL, but I figure that if I start shooting in
the dark long enough, I will hit something. I estimate the Blankenship's
migrating to IL after 1825.
I found Calvin BLANKENSHIP married to DELIAH on the 1850 Texas County, MO
census. Living next door to Calvin is WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP and his wife,
PAMELA JANE. Since Calvin was only a couple of years older than William, I
have to assume they are related, if not brothers, because they were the only
Blankenships in TExas County at this time and they were both born in TN and
both of their wives in IL (just thought that was interesting). SInce Calvin
Died during the civil war (there is no record on him except a muster roll,
since he was a confederate),
he wasnt around when the government started asking where their parents were
born. I followed Deiliah until 1880. I estimate her time of death between
1881-1883. I followed William, and he lists his parents as also being born in
TN ..... although its a shot in the dark, is there anyone out there that has
a link to a BLANKENSHIP's that had a son named Calvin, (who was born abt
1820-25) and/or William (b. abt.1823-1826). I do not have Calvin's parents
names or their wives maiden names. I am hoping to connect them to someone who
might be able to shed some light on this for me ....
Thank you in advance!!!!
Forwarded by request. Might prove to be a useful tool.
Hancock County Illinois
Perry County Illinois
----- Original Message -----
From: Kelly Courtney-Blizzard <Kellygirl3398(a)mpinet.net>
To: <dorothyf(a)intertek.net>; <fred(a)claynet.com>; <misty(a)midwest.net>;
<glofra(a)townsqr.com>; <SAXBURY(a)aol.com>; <griffinl(a)athenet.net>;
<hageman(a)inx.net>; <mhebert.usgw(a)worldnet.att.net>; <chemingw(a)inet.net>;
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Sent: Monday, October 16, 2000 4:50 PM
Subject: Census Lookup Mailing lists
PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR LISTS AND FRIENDS ;)
Hello Everyone ! I have had to reword and rework the guidelines for the
CENSUS-LOOKUP mailing lists and also include subscription instructions. I am
sending these below. The lists have been growing like crazy since I created
them three days ago and I expect the growth to continue as the word spreads.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel may be interested in
joining. Of course the more people we have the more help we will be for each
other. Please keep in mind that we are only a few days old and if your
lookup request is not answered, try again in a week or two. Some of the
state lists have already reached over 150 subscribers <G> Others have not
been "advertised" as much and have fewer members. Hang in there and don't
get discouraged if your not answered right away, these lists will be a great
asset to our research after we reach the people and let them know that these
lists are available. I am encouraging everyone to send this email to their
surname and county mailing lists as well as to our cousins. Finally, If you
have the material to help a fellow researcher, please use it. Thanks, Kelly
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The mystery of the photo I mentioned in a previous e-mail is now solved. It
is definitely a photo of Daniel Gill, his wife Lucinda Pyle, their daughter
Alara Gill (b. 1859), and Daniel's younger sister, Isabelle "Belle" Gill (b.
1857). By using techniques to date the style of dress, and also knowing the
approximates ages of the four people involved, we know the photo was
probably taken about 1873. It is a carte-de-visite, and has the studio
imprint of Stacy & Wheatly, DuQuoin.
It's embarrassing that I didn't think of it before, but I was so intent on
finding two sisters that I didn't think about the fact the two girls in the
photo could be aunt and niece, but only a few years apart.
I had forgotten that Isabelle was enumerated with Daniel and Lucinda on the
1870 Perry Co. census. Daniel's and Isabelle's father, George Washington
Gill, died in 1863, and their mother, Martha Pelisha "Patsy" (Gresham) Gill
died in 1867. Isabelle would have been only ten years old, and apparently
went to live with her older brother and his wife. Alara Gill was an only
child, and since the two girls were so close in age, they must have been
raised as sisters.
These photos showed up in a box in Carthage, MO along with other photos of
the Taylor and Gill familes. My immediate Taylor/Gill line moved from
DuQuoin to Jasper Co., MO in 1868. Not only did they apparently bring
family photos with them, but their families back in DuQuoin must have sent
many photos to them through the mail.
Even though I have already thanked them privately, I want to say 'thanks"
again to Jeanette and Stella, who sent info and suggestions to me in an
effort to help solve the mystery.
I am seeking information regarding Daniel Gill (b. 18 Nov 1834) to George
Washington Gill. Daniel married Lucinda Pyle, daughter of Catherine Dry and
Hiram Pyle. I only have one child listed for them - a daughter, Alara Gill.
Does anyone have other children listed for Daniel and Lucinda that may not
have lived into early adulthood?
The reason I am asking is we have found an old photo that we think may be
Daniel & Lucinda with two teenage girls. If one is Alara, who is the other
one? Perhaps the photo is not of Daniel & Lucinda, but we are trying to
In addition, if you know of any descendants of Alara and her husband, George
Erwin, please let me know.
Cheryl F. Luginbill
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