James Jacob Turner Jennings

19 May 1820–29 October 1890 (Age 70)
Cordova, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of James Jacob Turner

When James Jacob Turner Jennings was born on 19 May 1820, in Cordova, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Jennings, was 43 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Stroman, was 30. He married Julia Augusta McMillan on 10 June 1847, in Walterboro, Colleton, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Bartholomews, Colleton, South Carolina, United States in 1860 and Edisto, Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 29 October 1890, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jacob Turner Jennings
Caroline Amanda McMillan
Marriage: 6 January 1860
Mary Sophia Jennings
Isaac Pinkney "Pink" Jennings
Carey Faust Jennings
Patrick Franklin Jennings
Marion Shuler "Mal" Jennings
Caroline Virginia Jennings
Julia Augustus Jennings
Robert Eugene Jennings

Spouse and Children

6 January 1860
Colleton, South Carolina, United States


    Mary Sophia Jennings



    Carey Faust Jennings


    Patrick Franklin Jennings


    Marion Shuler "Mal" Jennings


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Jennings


    Mary Elizabeth Stroman




    William Jennings


    John Stroman Jennings



    Isaac Smith Jennings


    Margaret Scott Jennings


+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 2

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John .2 German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes ( see John ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Jennings, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James J Jennings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J J Jennings, "United States Census, 1880"

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