William T.C. Jinkins (1846-1918), the son of Elias Sanford and Haskey Ann McLeskey Jinkins, was born in Tennessee and came to Clay County from Martin, Weakley County, Tenn. He was married to Emma S. Walker (1849-1878) on Dec. 9, 1866, in Martin, Tenn., and they had these children-- (1) Pleasant Davis Jinkins (1868-1887), born Weakley County, Tenn., and was buried at Cummings Chapel, age 12; (2) M. Laura Jinkins (1871-1957); (3) Will F. Jinkins (1874-); (4) Thomas Edward “Edd” Major Jinkins (1876-1925); (5) Catherine Drucilla Jinkins (1878-) of which no information was found.
Emma S. Jinkins is probably buried at Cummings Chapel with no stone. William T.C. Jinkins was the eighth of nine children and seems to be the only one who came to Clay County. He was a Civil War Veteran, fighting with the Tennessee 7th (Duckworth) Cavalry, Company H. William T.C. Jinkins is also buried at Cummings Chapel.
William T.C. Jinkins' second marriage was on March 18, 1880, to Mary Douglas Magee (1864-1939), the daughter of D.W. And Isabelle P. Liddell Magee, in Clay County. Their children were-- Magnus Eustace (1881-1920); Almus Royall (1883-1932); William Myrtle (1887-1970); Junius Maskey (1889-1890) who died as an infant; Buford (1891-1971, died in California); Gladys Blanche (1894-1986) and two others who died as infants—a total of eight children for Mary D.
M. Laura Jinkins married James E. Wright, of Stoddard County, Mo., and lived in Liberty and Van Buren Mo., and had Junius, Lena B. and Lillian Wright.
Thomas Edward “Edd” Major Jinkins married Cora Elizabeth Isabellah Fitzgerald (1883-1923) and had Willie “Bill,” Newt, Lee, Marie Griffin, Thomas Weldon and Inez Linn. Newton married Ruth M. Neeley and had Cora Mae Wallace. Lee married Ethel Marie Nelson and had Dorothy Wills and a son. Thomas Weldon (1914-1945) took his own life with a .410 shotgun because of poor health. He had a head injury as a boy which caused him great pain later. Thomas lived near Lowe's Store, six miles southeast of Greenway. He left a wife whose name was not mentioned in the obituary.
Magnus Eustace Jinkins, son of William T.C. and Mary D., married Ella Hutchison and had Earline, Ethel and Heller, a son, as listed on the 1920 Clay County Census. Magnus died in 1920 and Ella married E. W. Barnwell in August of 1921, and W. H. Mulherin in August of 1923.
Almus Royall Jinkins, son of William T.C. Married Myrtle Watson in 1912. Their children were Alethel (1911-1988), who married Villa Martin Varvell, and they had Leslie Eugene (1935-1935) and three more children. In 1917 Almus married Patience Easterwood and had John Royal Jinkins (1924-1994 in California), Hester Jinkins Riley of Florida, Loyd Jinkins and Helen M. Jinkins.
William Myrtle Jinkins (1881-1970) was born at Crockett and died in the Piggott Hospital. She was a member of the Wright's Chapel Methodist Church and is buried in the Piggott Cemetery. She started out as William Myrtle, and later used Myrtle William Jinkins.
Gladys Blanche Jinkins married John W. Fitzgerald in 1923, and they are buried in the Piggott Cemetery. They had two children-Gene Lee and Pauline Fitzgerald, who later married Charlie “Bob” Harris.
Buford Jinkins married Gladys (although no marriage records were found) and they lived in Ventura, Ventura County, Calif., after 1930 and he is buried there. He and Gladys had a daughter, Virginia.
William T.C. Jinkins was the right age to have served in the Civil War, does anyone have that information?