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'Head of the Table'

The earliest known ancestor is a man known as Tom or Thomas Jenkins. In 1908 he married a woman named Georgia Johnson. He had his first child in 1909 with Georgia named Levi Jenkins when he lived in Shelby, Mississippi.

In the 1910s he bought some land on the outskirts of Mound Bayou, MISS which was held by his descendants until the early 2000s when that land was sold. Through those legal documents regarding the sale of Tom's land it was shown he had a brother named Will Jenkins - who was married to a woman named Cora - had held an interest in Tom's land until Will sold his share back to his brother.

Tom Jenkins sadly passed away on March 31, 1934. I was told by an uncle that he had suffered a snakebite no more than two years earlier and his health never recovered. He left behind his wife Georgia Jenkins and 10 children of whom one is still living his youngest daughter.

For his wheeling and dealing in real estate in Mound Bayou, MISS I declare Mr. Tom Jenkins, Head of the Table.

...More to come!

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