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Subject: Re: Jennings/Garoutte
Date: 13 Mar 2005 14:05:44 -0700


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Surnames: Jennings, McAfee, Garoutte, Haney
Classification: Query

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Hello Dominuqe,

Yes, Elizabeth McAfee (wife of James Jennings) was the daughter of Archibald & Bethia (Garoutte) McAfee. I do not have a primary source to prove such a relationship, but the names of the children and the overall relationships exhibited between the Jennings children and their McAfee cousins (they went west together) show the relationship to be pretty much certain.

A while back, I received specific birth/death information for the Jennings family from another researcher, but she did not know the source. I have tried to snoop around to locate the source but have not had much luck. Since we do not know the source, this information can not be trusted to be 100% accurate, but we do know that the source is out there somewhere... perhaps a family bible. I have followed the family through all of the census records, and properly documented that information in my own records.

James Jennings (b. 23 Sep 1802 in Greene Co., TN, d. after 1870)
Elizabeth McAfee (b. 20 May 1807 in New Jersey)

They married on 24 Jan 1825 in Greene Co., TN to
(Marriage source: Greene Co., TN Marriages 1783-1868 by Burgner)

Children of James Jennings & Elizabeth McAfee:
1. Archibald Marion Jennings b. 2 Nov. 1825
(*No further record, likely died young)

2. Elbert Kenner Jennings b. 5 Jan 1827, died bet 1861-1867
md. Martha M. Haney (she remarried to T.J. Bowman, buried at Zion Church, Greene Co., TN)

3. John Wesley Jennings b. 28 Nov. 1828, died 16 Aug. 1898
md. (1) Harriet Casey, 15 Jul 1849 in Greene Co., TN (Source: ibid, Burgner)
md. (2) Martha A. ?, bet 1865 and 1868, probably in Missouri
After leaving TN, he lived in Laclede Co., MO, Wise Co., TX, and supposedly Oklahoma

4. Martha Ann Jennings b. 25 Aug 1830, d. 9 April 1913
md. William A. (Wiley) Warden, 29 Jun 1849 in Greene Co., TN (Source: ibid, Burgner)
After leaving, TN, they lived in Gasconade Co., MO and Webster Co., MO

5. Sarah ?Jane Jennings b. 1 Sep 1832, d. bet. 1863 and 1869.
md. Thomas Haney 13 Aug. 1849 in Greene Co., TN (Source: ibid, Burgner)
My family history has this couple (and other adults) being killed by bushwhackers in Greene Co., TN. Another branch of the family has Thomas Haney being killed and Sarah struck by lightning. Most of the adult Haneys, and Elbert Jennings (married to a Haney), seemed to have died during the 1860s, although most are not known to have served during the war. Following Thomas & Sarah Haney's deaths, their children were all raised by Jennings and McAfee family memers.

6. Bethia Serina Jennings b. 27 Sep 1834, d. bet 1861 and 1869.
md. James L. French 18 Sep 1853 in Greene Co., TN (Source: ibid, Burgner)
After leaving, TN, they lived in Gasconade Co., MO and her widower is found living in Osage Co., MO.

7. William Marion Jennings b. Jan. 1837, d. 13 Jul 1921
md. Nancy C. ???? about 1859.
After leaving TN, they lived in Gasconade Co., MO, Maries Co., MO, and Ottawa Co., OK

8. Michael Rufus Jennings b. 12 May 1840, d. 19 May 1906
* I believe that he went west

9. Martin Van Buren Jennings b. 4 Jul 1842, d. bet 1876 and 1880
md. Margaret A. Hood 28 Aug 1864 in Greene Co., TN (Source: ibid, Burgner)
After leaving, TN, they lived in Laclede Co., MO. His widow then lived in Maries Co., MO

10. James K. Polk Jennings b. 29 Aug 1844, d. 22 Aug 1850 (*no further record)

11. Elizabeth Sophia Jennings b. 4 Feb 1847, d. 4 Feb. 1847 (*no further record)

Elizabeth (McAfee) Jennings died 4 Feb 1847, presumedly in childbirth

James Jennings then married:
Elizabeth ?Hutton/?Nelson (20 Aug 1821 - 16 Apr 1888)
They married on 23 Dec 1847 in Greene Co., TN, with Elijah Jennings signing as security.
(Marriage source: Greene Co., TN Marriages 1783-1868 by Burgner)

Children of James & Elizabeth (?Hutton/?Nelson) Jennings:

12. Archibald Jennings b. ~1850, d. 6 Mar 1926
Remained in Greene Co., TN

13. Andrew J. Jennings b. ~1852
Still living in Greene Co., TN in 1870.

14. George W. Jennings b. ~1856
Still living in Greene Co., TN in 1870.

15. James M. Jennings b. ~1863
Still living in Greene Co., TN in 1870.

I hope that this information helps!

---Mark



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