William B Jenkins and Matilda J Owings

First Generation

1. William B. JENKINS was born 1818. He died 1901.
Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13, & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book, which was given to Edna LaRue (Brockway) Garvin by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992.

Edna LaRue (Brockway) Garvin, maternal grandmother of James B. Bishop, Jr., wrote in the above book, "Grandpa Jenkins spent some time with us about 1899 & 1900. I knew all of his children - my aunts & uncles - except W. H., mother's 'bro. Will.' About 1902 0r 1903 she and Aunt Maggie Jenkins had not heard from him for a long time - wrote to Postmaster at Joplin, Mo. from where they had last heard - no information. About 1958 I had a letter from my brother, enclosing a card from someone in Kansas City, Mo. asking if he were a son of the Brockway who married Kathryn Jenkins. He sent it to me asking me to answer which I did, and received a letter very shortly. The writer was a daughter-in-law of my uncle Will Jenkins, mother's lost brother, who had lived foMatilda Owingsr years in Mo. & Kans. and died April 1, 1951 - just 5 mo. & a few days before mother."

From Adams Co., IL land sales:
Purchaser: JENKINS WILLIAM B Record ID: 577844
Date: 08/28/1818
Acres: 160
Price: 0.0
Type of sale: Military Tract (MT)
County: 1
Section: 34 Section Part: SW
Township: 02S Range: 05W
Meridian: 4 Purchaser Res:
Arch. Vol. No: 808 Vol. Page No.: 530
Cash warrant code: Record corrected: 0

William married (1) Catherine Ann Davis BAKER, daughter of George BAKER and Lydia HILER, on 12 Feb 1850. Catherine was born 2 May 1829 in Quincy, Adams, IL. She died 15 Oct 1856 in Quincy, Adams, IL.
Entered 8/16/1992 from information in "Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland" a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisc. 1931, copied by Ruth Garvin Bishop. The copy contains handwritten notes and additions entered by Bammer (Edna LaRue Brockway Garvin). Catherine may be buried in either Quincy or Rushville, IL. She died from TB.

They had the following children:
2 F i. Irene Antoinette JENKINS was born 5 May 1851 in Rushville, IL. She died 17 Jun 1919 in Kansas City, , MO and was buried Jun 1919 in Kansas City, MO, Forest Hill Cem.
Entered 8/16/1992 from information in "Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland" a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisc. 1931, copied by Ruth Garvin Bishop. The copy contains handwritten notes and additions entered by Bammer (Edna LaRue Brockway Garvin).

Irene married James William MANLOVE on 31 Mar 1870 in Rushville, IL.
James was born May 1851 in Rushville, IL. He died 27 May 1914 in Leavenworth, KS.
Entered from Facts of the Baker Family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
3 F ii. Stella "Ella" JENKINS was born 25 Dec 1859 in Quincy, Adams, IL. She died Aug 1923.
Entered 8/16/1992 from information in "Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland" a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisc. 1931, copied by Ruth Garvin Bishop. The copy contains handwritten notes and additions entered by Bammer (Edna LaRue Brockway Garvin).
Stella married Norris MAXON on 13 Aug 1874. Norris was born 1 Apr 1849.

William also married (2) Matilda J. OWINGS, daughter of Thomas Cockey DEYE OWINGS Dr. and Margaret WILLINGTON, on 26 Nov 1857 in Quincy, Adams, IL. Matilda was born 1832 in, PA. She died 1879 in Mendon, IL.
Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13,wherein her middle initial was given as "J" & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book, which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992.
Jim Bishop has picture of her.

BIRTH: Owings, Addison D and Elizabeth S (compilers); Owings and Allied Families 1685-1985: A Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of Richard Owings I of Maryland, Third Edition, Gateway Press, Inc; Baltimore 1985, p 702, lists date
of birth as abt 1833.

Listed by LDS, Ancestral file, submitter: Matilda Deye OWINGS (AFN: 1GT8-128); F; Submitter- MAX E MCKEE, 1916 W 8660 SO, WEST JORDAN UT, USA 84088; Microfilm: Submission: AF95-110667.

They had the following children:
4 M iii. William Howard JENKINS was born 1864. He died 1 Apr 1951.
Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13, & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book, which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992.

JENKINS, WILLIAM H E 10 INF HENDERSON CO
This above person is interesting since Wm. B. Jenkins married an Owings and lived IL, probably Quincy, Adams Co.; I presume that this is their son
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William H.
William married Appalona BEE. Appalona died 1942 in McCune, , KS. Nelle Jenkins letter of 1958 states, " Dad and Mother Jenkins lived in Cherokee, Kansas, where the children were born. Lona, as mother J. was called, died in 1942 at the home of their daughter Clara who lived at McCune, Kansas at the time."

DEATH: year and place of death established from Nelle Jenkins's letter of 1958 to Edna LaRue (Brockway) Garvin which is in possession of James B. BISHOP, Jr.
5 F iv. Kathryn Jane JENKINS was born 21 Jun 1867 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL. She died 5 Sep 1951 in Joliet, Will, IL and was buried 9
Sep 1951 in Joliet, Will, IL, Elmhurst Cem.
Entered 7/14/92 by James B. Bishop, Jr. from family records. Buried in Elmhurst Cemetery. Place of birth could have been Indiana, not Illinois. Pinneo's had her date of birth as 21 June 1866. Kathryn married Jesse Wilson BROCKWAY, son of James Bird BROCKWAY and Catherine FLINT, on 27 Jul 1892 in Chicago, Cook, IL. Jesse was born 1 Dec 1859 in Denmark, Lee, Iowa. He died 7 Oct 1933 in Joliet, Will, IL and was buried 9 Oct 1933 in Joliet, Will, IL.
Entered 7/14/92 by James B. Bishop, Jr. from family records. Went to Joliet, IL in July 1891.

Buried in Elmhurst Cemetery; Diary of William Freeman Garvin, husband of Edna LaRue BROCKWAY, daughter of Jesse Wilson BROCKWAY: entry of Saturday, 7 Oct. 1933, "Dad passed away this morning at 7:53." Diary entry of Monday Oct. 9,1933, "Dad's funeral this afternoon at 2:30 - Templers in charge."

These entries followed previous ones detailing that William Freeman Garvin and Edna BROCKWAY GARVIN earlier received a call at their home in Tulsa, OK, telling them that Edna's Dad was very sick and they better come. They traveled to Joliet, Will, IL. and remained there until after the funeral.

Written information about Jesse Wilson Brockway from a newspaper in Joliet, Will Co., IL read as follows: "Jessie W. Brockway is now filling the responsible position of general foreman of the Illinois Steel Company at Joliet. His connection with this company covers a period of seventeen years, during which time he has made rapid and substantial advancement, having won promotion until he now fills a prominent place in the industrial interests of this city. Mr. Brockway was born in Lee County, Iowa, in 1859, a son of James and Catherine (Flint) Brockway, both of whom were born in Ohio."

"The son (Jesse, sic.) was reared to farming pursuits, assisting his father in the various tasks of the fields, and in the common schools he acquired his education. He then learned the blacksmith trade at Kingston, Iowa, where he served a two years' apprenticeship after which he was employed in the Murray Iron Works, Burlington, Iowa, serving a three year's apprenticeship as a machinist. Later he worked in the Chicago, Burlington (IA), & Quincy (IL) shops, where he was employed as machinist for two years subsequent to learning the trade. Coming to Joliet, he worked as a journeyman in the machine shops of the Illinois Steel Company for fourteen years, during which time he was promoted from one position to another, while eleven years ago he was made night foreman of the machine shop. He has charge of the entire department, which employs about one hundred and forty men, many of whom are among the most expert manufacturers of tools for the splice mill, merchant mill, and in
addition, a general repair work is done in connection with the machinery of the shops. The building is eighty by one hundred and forty feet and is equipped with two electric cranes running the entire length of the building. The long experience of Mr. Brockway in connection with the machinist's trade well qualifies him for the arduous and responsible duties which devolve upon him, and he is discharging his duties with entire satisfaction to the company."

"Mr. Brockway was married in Chicago, in 1892, to Miss Katy Jenkins, who was born in Quincy, Illinois, and they have become the parents of five children:
Edna, Ruth, Esther, Elmer, and Mildred. Mr. Brockway is a republican in his political views and affiliations and is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic fraternity, belonging to the lodge, chapter and council, and in these connections commands the good will and esteem of his fraternal brethren."

Jesse Wilson Brockway was the father of my maternal grandmother, Edna LaRue BROCKWAY who married William Freeman GARVIN. My grandmother's wedding journal, which I have in my possession, revealed that she and my grandfather returned to Iowa to visit relatives for their honeymoon. I also have
many hard-backed photos (cabinet style) of them and other family (some of whom are not identified, and I am still trying to ID them). The photos I have are divided into two groups by cities where the photographic studios were located - Burlington, IA, and Quincy, IL. It is probable that Jesse's middle name (WILSON) came from his maternal grandmother's surname, and that he is the grandson of Titus Brockway and Nancy Wilson.

A diary of Jesse Wilson Brockway in possession of Jim Bishop (James Bashford Bishop, Jr.) was among his mother's genealogy information. His mother no doubt received from her mother Edna LaRue (Brockway ) Garvin . Jesse Wilson
was born 12/01/1859, Denmark, Lee Co., Iowa; died 10/07/1933, Joliet, IL. His wife was Kathryn Jane Jenkins, born 06/21/1866, Rushville, IL; died 09/05/1951,
Joliet, IL.
6 F v. Margaret JENKINS was born 30 Aug 1868 in Rushville, , IL. She died 28 Aug 1938 in Tulsa, Will, OK and was buried 30 Aug 1938 in
Tulsa, Will, OK. Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13, & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book, which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992. Diary of William Freeman Garvin, maternal grandfather of Jim Bishop, had the following entry for Sunday, August 28, 1938: "Aunt Maggie had a stroke about 2:30 P.M. and died at 6:45 P.M. "
Another entry on Monday 8/29/1938 read, ".....Made arrangements for Aunt M. funeral. Bought 3 burial lots at Memorial Park."
An entry on 8/30/1938, read, "Aunt Maggie's Funeral at Faith (Faith Tabernacle, Tulsa, the church granddad Garvin pastored for about 27 years)."
7 M vi. Edward L. JENKINS was born 22 Aug 1869.
Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13, & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book, which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992. Married to woman whose name was Nell. Edward married Nell.
8 F vii. Isabell "Bell" JENKINS was born 1874 in Quincy, Adams, IL. She died 1943 in Woodrive, Madison, IL.
Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13, & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove
Smith's book, which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992. Married Paul Lyons, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, had two sons. Edna LaRue (Brockway) GARVIN had entry in above book which put her death in about 1920 or 1925. Isabell married Paul LYONS.
9 F viii. Lillian JENKINS was born May 1878 in Burlington, , Iowa. She died 17 Nov 1943 in Chicago, Cook, IL.
Entered from family records; Ruth Bishop's Family Grp. #13, & Facts concerning the Baker family of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a copy of Muriel Manlove Smith's book, which was given to her by Nina Warren Leach Pike of Three Lakes, Wisconsin in 1931. Entered 7/20/1992. Married Frank Myers or Myer; Baker book handwritten entry by Edna Brockway Garvin (Bammer) had Myers. Lived in Burlington, Iowa, and had three daughters; later lived in Chicago and died there. Cremated in Chicago 11/19/1943.
Lillian married Frank MYERS.
This Owings/Jenkins Family History and Photo were provided to the Adams County ILGenWeb Site by James Bishop.

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