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William Louis Jernigan (1830 - 1899)

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William Louis Jernigan
Born in Randolph, North Carolina, USAmap
Husband of — married in Richmond, North Carolinamap
Husband of — married in Richmond, North Carolina, USAmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Old Ebenezer Church, Marion County, SCmap
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William was born in 1830. William Jernigan ... He passed away in 1898. [1]

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  1. Entered by Nancy Rossy, Oct 23, 2011


This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.


Death: Y
Date: 10 OCT 1899
Age: 68


UPD 7 DEC 2010 02:05:46 GMT -0600




The following is an excerpt from the files of Mr. Frank Jernigan of Sumter, South Carolina.


"The fifth child of Lewis and Zilpha Jerni

gan was my grandfather, William Louis, born 1830

probably in Randolph County, North Carolina. In the November 1837 term of Court in Guilford County,

he was an orphan and apprenticed

to a man named Charles Starbuck. ("Hinshaw" lists

Charles Starbuck as a Quaker). This apprenticeship arrangement evidently didn't last too long

as Louis told my father that he was r

eared by his older brother, James, but James was cruel to

him and he ran away.

On June 10, 1850 Louis Journagan got a marriage bond (he signed the bond Louis Journagan) </

p><p> in Richmond County, North Carolina to marry Catherine McLean, daughter of Duncan McLean and

Sarah Elizabeth Currie McLean. (Corrections made to the previous sentence on November 24, 2

001. Catherine

is the daughter of Duncan McLean and Sarah Elizabeth Currie McLean, and the grand daughter of John D. McLean.)

Louis and "Katie" had four children: Sarah Jane,

born 1851, Duncan Cornelius, born 1853, Hector Martin, born 1856, and John Calvin, born 1857.

Around 1870 Louis and "Katie" separated and Louis set out for Florida. He only

got as

far as Marion County, South Carolina where he went to work and in 1873 he married Mary Jones,

daughter of Levi and Martha Finklea Jones, and went to work farming with his father-in-law.

In Marion County he used his first name, William, or just his initials, W. L.

William Louis and Mary (Polly) had four children: Levi Franklin, born 1873 (my father),

Annie, bo

rn 1876, Willis James, born 1878, and William Walter, born 1889."

Served in Co. E, 52d NC Vol from Richmond Co., NC

Record ID Number

Record ID Number: MH:I102

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User ID: 7BF5D5AB-053D-4805-91AA-823121CA400B


  • WikiTree profile Jernigan-118 created through the import of ecaea6_9334640eyc7c4na4b2hey2.ged on Nov 22, 2011 by Rick Bennett. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Rick and others.
  1. Entered by Nancy Rossy, Oct 23, 2011

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On October 23, 2011 at 16:08GMT Nancy Rossy wrote:

William Louis Jernigan served in NC Vol Co.A from Richmond County, NC Civil War

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