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Jenkins Family

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The Jenkins Family

Jonas JENKINS SR [@1772-1857], husband of Mary BRICKEY [17 July 1774 - 15 May 1856], was my great-great-great-grandfather. They joined the Big Pigeon Church 5 September 1796. Eventually Jonas and his family settled into western North Carolina in what is now Swain County.

However, while still a resident of Cocke County, Tennessee, Jonas JENKINS of Cocke County, enlisted on 10 January 1814, in Capt. James ALLEN's Company, Col. Samuel BUNCH's Regiment, East Tennessee Militia as a private. He was to serve until 17 May 1814.

On 27 January 1814, Jonas was sent home because of illness. He had served a total of 18 days. In his military file it showed that he was due $4.64 for time served. [regular pay being $8.00 a month.]

Two years later, Jonas still had not been paid. He hired an attorney. This letter was in his military file. Unfortuately, I do not know if Jonas was ever paid.

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