William Wade Jenkins

23 August 1850–24 December 1927 (Age 77)
Smith, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Wade

When William Wade Jenkins was born on 23 August 1850, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nicholas Jenkins, was 34 and his mother, Susan Boston, was 22. He married Matilda Evaline Jenkins about 1876, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 6, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 7, Macon, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 December 1927, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Macon, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wade Jenkins
Matilda Evaline Jenkins
Marriage: about 1876
Archie Hays Jenkins
Bettie A. Jenkins
Nancy S. Jenkins
William Henry Jenkins
Daniel Wade Jenkins

Spouse and Children

about 1876
Smith, Tennessee, United States


    Archie Hays Jenkins


    Bettie A. Jenkins


    Nancy S. Jenkins



    Daniel Wade Jenkins


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 12

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 22

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jenkin . Jenkins is one of the most common names in England, especially southwestern England, but is also especially associated with Wales.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Wm W Jenkins in household of Nicholas Jenkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William W Jenkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William W Jenkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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