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Who is Garrison's father?

Henry or Fox Jenkins?

I was told through a DNA match on Ancestry - a distant Jenkins relative - that Garrison's father was a man named Fox Jenkins. Was also told that his origins is from Cape Town, South Africa which was formerly a British Colony. My only question to that was how did he wind up in the U.S.?

With this said as stated earlier other DNA matches have connections to other Jenkins which were found in the 1900 US Census out of Pike County, Mississippi. Other family trees connected with John and Willie (William) Jenkins seem to list their father and mother as Henry and Patsy Jenkins who were listed as being from Virginia.

Also allow me to add Garrison, Bob, John, and Willie are reportedly brothers - another tip from that distant Jenkins relative. There is a significant age difference between Garrison and his younger brothers Bob, John and Willie. Garrison was likely born in 1838 and his younger brother is Bob who was born in about 1857. Then John & Willie Jenkins follows from there.

With this said Garrison, Bob, John and Willie had recorded that their parents were born in Virginia. Henry and Patsy listed their own origins in Virgina. And I was able to reach that 1870 "brick wall" finding a U.S. Census hit on Henry and Patsy out of Claiborne County, MISS.

1870 US Census - Claiborne Co., MISS

There were some names I don't recognize such as Jurk or Lett and then there was another son also named Henry for example. My gut tells me that I found my folks although I'm not certain. Is Henry the Fox Jenkins we're looking for?

It's been very fascinating trying to trace the family tree as far back as possible. It is possible to know when Fox/Henry passed away? How did the Jenkins (if they originated in Claiborne County) find their way into Pike County? Perhaps even are there Jenkins relatives who never left Virginia?

I have to add as far as Garrison's parents we may know the father, however, at this time we don't know his mother. Henry's year of birth is listed as 1815 which would make him too young to have helped conceive Garrison Jenkins in 1820, though perhaps more likely in 1835 or 1838. Patsey was often listed as being born in 1830 which definitely would make her too young to give birth to Garrison.

However, at this point we still have more questions than answers as far as Garrison's parentage.

Also I want to add that I found a hit on Ancestry with regards to Fox Jenkins he's listed on a probate in the state of Georgia out of Baker County - and he's listed as an enslaved person. His owner is C.M. Galloway. The question becomes is he Fox Jenkins, father of Garrison?

And is it through Georgia that Fox arrives in Mississippi?

Again more questions than answers at this time.

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