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An early history of Rappahannock County, Virginia stated that the county's first white settlers were the Jenkins family.

Timothy Jenkins born about 1735 - the first recorded Jenkins in the Shenandoah Valley, from whom all the Jenkins families are thought to be descended from.

Jenkins Gap overlook - Elevation 2,355 feet - The Gap is named for one of the early settlers. When the Shenandoah Park was createdd, sixteen families named Jenkins, owning a total of 850 acres were displaced from this area. Most of them were descended from Timothy Jenkins. 

           ABRAHAM JENKINS son of ?

Abraham Jenkins
born: 1740
Location: Culpeper County
died: 1832
Location: Culpeper County



Bride: Sarah "Sally" __?


1. Clary Clarissa Jenkins b abt 1771 Culpeper County, Va., died after 1860 Champaign County, Ohio
2. Jemina Jenkins b Culpeper Co. Va, died before 1845 Madison County, Va.
3. Leah Jenkins b abt 1787, Culpeper Co, Va, died 1840, Rappahannock Co. Va. 
4. Mason Jenkins b abt 1796, Culpeper County, Va
5. William Jenkins b aft 1765, Culpeper County, Va, died August 9, 1850, Rappahannock Co. Va.
6. Abraham Jenkins Jr. b 1770, Culpeper County, Va. died abt 1860, Rappahannock Co., Va.
7. Evens Jenkins, b abt 1785, Culpeper County, Va. died before October 28, 1836
8. John Jenkins b abt 1768, Culpeper County, Va. died before 1821, Culpeper Co., Va.


1781-January - Abraham Jenkins is listed in Class 67 of "A List of the Classes in Culpeper County for Recruiting this State's Quota of Troops to Serve in the Continental Army."

The "Culpeper Classes" were lists of men and boys from age 16-50 who were selected by the officers to fill the state request for aid to the Continental Army.


1800-January-30 - Culpeper County Virginia Deed book (Book V, page 404)
Benjamin Lillard of the County of Madison to Abraham Jenkins of the County of Culpeper...for $40.00.. 12 acres more or less lying in the county of Culpeper near the Hot Mountain, bounded as follows: North of Rocky Run and in a line of Dr. French, formerly Fitzhugh, running Southeast to a corner of said Lillard and Reuben Thornhill...thence Southwest to a forked Chestnut corner to Alexander Rider...
Witnessess: Timothy Jenkins, Timothy Sisk, and William Smith

1810- September 10 - Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book EE, page 97 - Benjamin Lillard of the County of Madison to Abraham Jenkins of Culpeper County...for 10 pounds..tract of land..10 acres or less..joining Alexander Rider...corner to James Fincham...Daniel Brown.

1821 -September 21 - Madison County, Virginia Deed Book 7, page 223 -
"This indenture made this 19th day of September in the year of our Lord 1821 between Dennis Corbin and Polly his wife in the County of Madison and State of Virginia of the one part and Abraham Jenkins of the County of Culpeper and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Dennis Corbin and Polly his wife for an in consideration of the sum of $80.00 to him in hand paid by the said Abraham Jenkins... a certain parcel of land suppopsed to contain fifteen acres - more or less - lying in the County aforesaid and is bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning at a chesnut and Chesnut Oak, corner to a patent line formerly granted to Archibald Dick, running thence with the patent line South 20 degrees... West about 46 poles to a Spanish Oak and Chesnut corner to said Bluford Corbin, thence with said Corbin 92s line about 46 poles to two Jesuites on a Branch of Cookin (Corbin) Back River, thence down the said branch 22 poles to two Yew trees at or near the patent line about 60 poles to the beginning, with all the estate, right, title, and interest whatsoever thereunto belonging."

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Jul 23 09 9:52 AM

                     THE WILL OF ABRAHAM JENKINS
1818 - May 20 - Abraham Jenkins writes his will.

1833- 1836 - Abraham Jenkins will is recorded in the Rappahannock County, Virginia Minute Book A, page 22.

                            WILL & TESTAMENT

"In the name of God Amen.
I, Abraham Jenkins of the County of Culpeper being sick and weak in body, but of sound mind and memory, and willing to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.
(Viz.) In the first place, I recommend my soul to the hands of Almighty God who gave it to me, trusting in the merits of a crucified Redeemer, to raise me from the death of sin to the life of Righteousness, and as touching such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with, do Give and dispose of them in manner and form as following.
Item 1. I lend unto Sarah Jenkins, my beloved wife, for and during her natural life, my whole estate, both Real and personal.
Item 2. It is my Will and desire, that, after the death of wife Sarah Jenkins that my whole Estate, Real and personal, be sold on one year credit, and the money arriving from such sale to be equally decided among my Children, namely Abraham Jenkins, William Jenkins, Leah Jenkins, Jumimah Jenkins, Clara Ramsbottom, (deducting from her part the sum of Thirty Dollars), Evin Jekins and Mason Jenkins.
Item 3. Lastly, I apopint William Jenkins (my son) Executor to this last Will and Testament (To act, after the decease of my wife) and I do herby Revoke, and disanul, all former Will, or Wills by me heretofore, or before made, and declare this my last Will and Testament, this 20th day of May 1818.
Signed Sealed & Acknowledged In the presence of William Jenkins, Coleman Jenkins, John Rider.
Abraham Jenkins (His mark)
The Last Will and Testament of Abraham Jenkins was exhibited to the Court by William Jenkins the executor therein named, who in open court refused to take upon himself the burden of the execution thereof.


1836- October 28 - Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book B pages 533-534 -

This Indention made this 28th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred thirty six between William Jenkins (a son and heir of Abrham Jenkins, deceased, Laton Sisk (assignee of Evens Jenkins who was a son and heir of said Abrhama Jenkins deceased) and Leah Jenkins, (a daughter and heir of the said Abraham Jenkins, deceased) of the County of Rappahannock and State of Virginia and James Ramsbottom & Jemina his wife (the said Jemina being a daughter and heir of the said Abraham Jenkins, deceased) and Abraham Jenkins (a son and heir of the said Abraham Jenkins, deceased) and Clary Ramsbottom (a daughter and heir of the said Abraham Jenkins, deceased) and State aforesaid of the one part, and Willis Bradley of the County of Rappahannock and State of the other part, witnesseth that the said William Jenkins, Laton Sisk, Leah Jenkins, James Ramsbottom and Jemina his wife, and Abraham Jenkins and Clary Ramsbottom for and in consideration of the sum of five dollars each currant money unto them in hand paid by the said Willis Bradley ... containing twenty five acres...
Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Cubbage, Edmon Jenkins, Lawson Jenkins, Walker Ramsbottom.
The following signed with their marks: Laton Sisk, Leah Jenkins, James Ramsbottom, Jemina Ramsbottom, Abraham Jenkins, and Clary Ramsbottom. Lawson Jenkins signed his name."

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Sep 23 11 4:33 AM

Clarisa Ramsbottom was a great---great grandmother of mine and I do have information on this line.  We seem to have some of the same interest in theses families.  I just recently found a site that By and By Lord.  There is not only a lot if information but quite a few pictures.  Let me know if you get there and it is of any help to anyone.RGR

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