Shelby  County  Indiana

J.  R.  Jenkins

          J. R. Jenkins,  M. D., graduated from the Miami Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1879.  He then located at Waldron, where he has practiced ever since.  In 1872, May 22, he married  Miss Maria Penn,  a descendant of the famous  William Penn.  She was born in St. Clair County, Michigan, December 11, 1855, a daughter of  George W. and  Martha Penn,  who were natives of South Carolina and Virginia, respectively.  By this marriage two children were born,  Mabel,  born February 22, 1876, and  John Shelby,  born December 30, 1877.  Dr. Jenkins is a close student and for many years has enjoyed a lucrative practice.  He is a member of the Democratic party, and has twice been nominated for County Clerk, but was defeated by a small vote, once in this county and once in St. Clair County, Mich.  He is a public spirited man and highly esteemed where known.  He was born in Henry County, Ky., February 9, 1842, the eldest of nine children born to  William H. and  Emily (Powell) Jenkins,  both natives of Kentucky.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago:  Brant & Fuller, 1887, "Liberty Sketches,"  page 688-689
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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