Person:Amos Jenkins (2)

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Amos Jenkins, of Greenbrier County, [W]VA
b.abt. 1730
d.aft. 1789
  • HAmos Jenkins, of Greenbrier County, [W]VAabt 1730 - aft 1789
  • W.  Jane (add)
m. bef. 1753
  1. John Jenkins1753 - 1832
  2. William Jenkinsabt 1755 -
  3. Nancy Lee Chandler Jenkins1758 - 1835
  4. Jeremiah Jenkinsabt 1760 -
  5. Jacob Jenkinsabt 1760 -
  6. Azariah Jenkins1761 - 1818
  7. Thomas Jenkinsabt 1765 -
  8. Jane "Janey" Jenkinsabt 1770 -
Facts and Events
Name Amos Jenkins, of Greenbrier County, [W]VA
Alt Name Amos Jinkins
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1730
Marriage bef. 1753 to Jane (add)
Death? aft. 1789

Records in Bedford County, VA

At a Court held ["for Bedford County"--words crossed out] at Bedford Court House on Tuesday the eighth day of February 1774 for the Examination of Amos Jenkins on Suspicion of his having murdered Benjamin Sampson late of this County.
Present, William Mead, [indecipherable and crossed out], Francis Thorp, John Talbot, and Robert Cowan Gentlemen.
The Prisoner being led to the Bar in Custody of the Sherif of this County and being charged with the murder aforesaid saith he is not guilty thereof.whereupon the Court proceeded to the Examination of divers Witnefses and the prisoner heard in his own defence.An consideration whereof It is the opinion of the Court that the said Amos Jenkins ought to be tried for the said Crime at the next General Court and It is ordered the Sherif that he remove the said Jenkins to the prison of this County and as soon as convenient convey him to the public Gaol in the City of Williamsburg--William Hudnall, Augustine Leftwitch, Jun., and John Jenkins acknowledge themselves held [something ?] firmly bound to our Sovereign Lord King George the third in the form of fifty pounds each for their personal appearance at the Capitol in the City of Williamsburg on the sixth day of the next General Court as Witnefses against the s'd Amos Jenkins & that they do not depart without leave [?] of the said Court.
Court Difsolved.Signed.W. Mead
Source: Bedford County Court Order Book 5 A, page 256
Amos Jenkins was found "not guilty" of murder. [Source: Virginia Gazette, published in Williamsburg, April 21, 1774, pg. 2, Column 3, published by Purdie and Dixon].


Records in Greenbrier County, VA

  • 17 March 1785 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung Admrs. of Thomas McClung, Plaintiffs, against Amos Jenkins, Deft., In Debt. Samuel Brown came into Court and undertook for the defendant that in case he shall be cast in the suit, he shall satisfie and pay the comdemnation of the Court or render his Body to prison in execution for the same or that he the said Samuel Brown will do it for him. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]

Image:Wm and Agnes McClung admrs of Thomas McClung agst Amos Jenkins 17 Mar 1785 Greenbrier VA.jpg

  • 23 November 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. On the motion of the Deft. by his attorney an Injunction is granted him to stay the proceedings at common Law til the mabeordr [?] can be heard in Equity upon his giving Bond with security according to Law, the Plts. having filed their Bill. It is ordered that the same be continued for the Deft. to file his answer thereto. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 16 April 1787 Taxable Property List, Greenbrier County, VA - Amos Jenkins; white males above 16 and under 21: 1, Horses, mares, colts & mules: 4; cattle: 3. John Jenkins, Horses, mares, colts & mules: 2; cattle: 2. Source: GenealogyTrails.com
  • 31 March 1787 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against McClungs Administration is ocntinued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 18 May 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. Ordered that this suit be continued and that the Deft. payth costs thereof. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]

Image:McClungs Administrators agst Amos Jenkins 18 May 1786 Greenbrier VA.jpg

  • 16 August 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders: William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased, Plaintiffs Against Amos Jenkins, Defendant. In Debt. This day came the parties by their attorneys and thereupon came also a Jury to wit: William Elliott, John Handley, William Myars, William Gray, George Welch, Francis Boggs, Samuel Hirons, John Stephens, Christopher Vaughab, Daniel Marra, Thoms. Gillaspy and William Craig who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the Ipue [?] joined upon their oath do saythat the deft. doth owe to the Plts six pounds thirteen shillings and nine pence and their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended, and the said Deft. in mercy. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]

Image:McClungs Administrators agst Amos Jenkins 16 Aug 1786.jpg

  • 16 August 1786 - Greenbrier Court Orders:Ordered that William and Agnes McClung, Admrs. of Thos. McClung deceased pay unto Thomas Redman two hundred twenty five pounds of tobacco for nine days of attendance, also to Richard Williams one hundred twenty five pounds of tobacco for five days attendance as witnesses against Amos Jenkins. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
  • 31 August 1787 - Greenbrier Court Orders: Amos Jenkins, Pltf., Against William and Agnes McClung, Admrs. of Thomas McClung decd. On an Injunction. On the motion of the Deft. the Court is of opinion the said Injunction be disolved & that the Plt. pay the Defts. their costs. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]

Image:Thomas McClung 31 August 1787 Greenbrier Court Minutes.jpg

  • 30 April 1789 - Greenbrier Court Orders: The Petition of Amos Jinkens against William and Agnes McClung administrators of Thomas McClung deceased is continued. [Greenbrier County Order Books, Vol A-C, 1780-1797, Ancestry.com]
References
  1.   Ancestry.com - Message Boards.

    Amos Jenkins, who was born about 1730 who married a Jane (last name unknown). They lived in Bedford County then in Greenbrier County, VA. They are believed to have had the following children:
    1. John b 1753, m Elizabeth Jane Huddleston
    2. William bc1755, m Anne Jackson in Bedford Co.VA
    3. Nancy b 1758, m Joel Arthur, died 1835 Jackson Co.Ohio
    4. Jeremiah bc1760
    5. Azariah bc1760, m Nancy Cavendish in Greenbrier Co.VA, died 3/24/1818 Jackson Co.Ohio
    6. Jacob bc1760, m Nancy Vaughn
    7. Thomas bc1765
    8. Jane bc1770, m Joshua Snadigar 1793 Greenbrier Co.VA

    https://www.ancestry.com/boards/surnames.jenkins/639.1165.1173.1211.2092.1/mb.ashx