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Jonas Jenkins, Sr. Family of Western North Carolina, Volume IV,
John Jenkins Family

County Publication Type Title Book/CD Description Price Year Author
Swain Family History Jonas Jenkins, Sr. Family of Western North Carolina, Volume IV, John Jenkins Family Book 383 pages $40.00 2017 Merrell

Why did I (Merrell) write this book?

My great-great-great-grandfather was Jonas Jenkins, Sr., born c. 1772 in Virginia and died in 1856 in Macon County, North Carolina in what is now Bryson City. Like many genealogical researchers, I wanted to know more about my family. As I worked on the family tree (with a lot of help from other researchers), I discovered the impact Jonas Jenkins, Sr. had on the extreme western part of North Carolina. One of those impacts was the large number of descendants. Many residents of Swain and surrounding counties can count him as one of their ancestors.

This series of books of Jonas Jenkins, Sr. Identifies over 14,000 descendants. Are you one of his descendants?

John Jenkins

John Jenkins was born c. 1805 in Tennesse and married Mary Nations in 1825 in Haywood County, North Carolina. The marriage bond for John Jenkins and Mary Nations is on file at the State Archives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

There has been some confusion about the surname of Mary. However, the death certificates of her sons, Francis Marion Jenkins and Jonas Jenkins, as well as her marriage bond, listed her surname as Nations.


Jonas Jenkins, Sr. Family Books
All volumes contain a brief history of Jonas Jenkins, Sr.
Winfred "Winnie" Jenkins Family
Mary Jenkins Family
Unproven children of Jonas Jenkins, Sr.

Volume I
Nathan Jenkins Family Volume II
Jonas Jenkins, Jr. Family Volume III
John Jenkins Family Volume IV
Thomas Jenkins Family Volume V
Peter Andrew Jenkins Family Volume VI
Nancy Edith Jenkins Family and
Charles "Dock" Jenkins Family
Volume VII