Friday, November 30, 2012

1848 Odd Fellow of the Day William H. Jenkins

Today we are remembering William H. Jenkins, entry number 3 in the 1848 Ledger Book for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Washington Lodge #5.

The first entry is dated January 1, 1848 and includes payments for quarterage and the Orphans Fund.  The final entry is dated July 1, 1854.  It looks like in January 1851 he incurred some Lodge fine and something called "Encampment".

At the bottom of the entries it says:
"Expelled for Intoxication" and is not dated but I would assume it occurred sometime in 1854 since that's the last time he paid into the Lodge and Orphans Fund.

Expelled for Intoxication

In the 1870 Census, District 7, of Weakley County there is a W.H. Jenkins, age 56 and a physician, living with Mary Jenkins, age 35, and Vandela Jenkins, age 9 months. It says all of them were born in Tennessee.

If you know this William H. Jenkins drop me a note.  Maybe we can fill in more about him and bring his story back to life.

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