Jernigans of West Tennessee

Generations 1 through 3

Contributed by Nelda Jernigan

Jernigans of West Tennessee

Generation No. 1

1. ZILPHA20 JERNIGAN (GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born 1776, and died Aft. 1850 in Wayne County, NC. She married (1) ARTHUR ALFORD 1793. He died Unknown. She married (2) AMOS WIGGS Aft. 1794. He died Unknown.

More About ZILPHA JERNIGAN:

Fact 5: Two other sons and three other daughters by Wiggs.

Marriage Notes for ZILPHA JERNIGAN and ARTHUR ALFORD:

Zilpha divorced Arthur Alford and legally adopted the Jernigan name for herself and her young son Arthur Alford Jr. She later married Amos Wiggs and reared a large family (no record). "Jernigan Reunion"

More About ARTHUR ALFORD and ZILPHA JERNIGAN:

Marriage: 1793

More About AMOS WIGGS and ZILPHA JERNIGAN:

Marriage: Aft. 1794

Child of ZILPHA JERNIGAN and ARTHUR ALFORD is:

2. i. ARTHUR ALFORD21 JERNIGAN, b. June 10, 1794, Wayne County, NC; d. December 1857, Hardeman Co., TN.

Children of ZILPHA JERNIGAN and AMOS WIGGS are:

ii. NATHAN21 WIGGS, b. NC; d. Unknown.

iii. ALLY WIGGS, b. NC; d. Unknown; m. EDWIN GAME; d. Unknown.

iv. CHARITY WIGGS, b. NC; d. Unknown.

 

Generation No. 2

2. ARTHUR ALFORD21 JERNIGAN (ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born June 10, 1794 in Wayne County, NC, and died December 1857 in Hardeman Co., TN. He married SARAH ANN HOWELL April 29, 1819 in Wayne County, NC, daughter of RALPH HOWELL and JANE CRAWFORD. She was born August 02, 1804 in Wayne County, NC, and died September 27, 1884 in Hardeman Co., TN.

More About ARTHUR ALFORD JERNIGAN:

Fact 5: Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery

More About SARAH ANN HOWELL:

Fact 5: Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery

Children of ARTHUR JERNIGAN and SARAH HOWELL are:

i. ZILPHA JANE22 JERNIGAN, b. September 14, 1822, Wayne County, NC; d. May 08, 1846; m. JACOB HUGHEY, August 29, 1839, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

3. ii. WRIGDON RUFUS JERNIGAN, b. December 16, 1824, Wayne County, NC; d. May 11, 1878, Hardeman Co., TN.

4. iii. WILLIAM CRAWFORD JERNIGAN, b. November 01, 1827, Wayne County, NC; d. 1874, Hardeman Co., TN.

5. iv. JAMES WESLEY JERNIGAN, b. March 16, 1830, Hardeman Co., TN; d. September 18, 1878, Hardeman Co., TN.

6. v. MARY ANN JERNIGAN, b. September 29, 1832, Hardeman Co., TN; d. May 07, 1876.

7. vi. MARSHALL HENRY JERNIGAN, b. December 14, 1834, Hardeman Co., TN; d. June 15, 1911, Buried Center Baptist Church near Trenton, TN.

8. vii. GEORGE WASHINGTON RANDOLPH JERNIGAN, b. September 29, 1839, Crainville, Hardeman Co., TN; d. June 02, 1917, McNairy Co., Woodville Cemetery.

9. viii. ARTHUR ALFORD JERNIGAN, JR., b. April 23, 1845, Hardeman Co., TN; d. July 31, 1923, Hardeman Co., TN, Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery.

10. ix. JOHN RAIFORD JERNIGAN, b. June 1848, Hardeman Co., TN; d. August 21, 1916, Hardeman Co., TN.

 

Generation No. 3

3. WRIGDON RUFUS22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born December 16, 1824 in Wayne County, NC, and died May 11, 1878 in Hardeman Co., TN. He married (1) MARTHA LOUISE HOWELL January 28, 1848 in Hardeman Co., TN, daughter of RALPH HOWELL and NARCISSA BRINT. She was born November 15, 1831 in Wayne County, NC, and died November 15, 1862 in Hardeman County, TN. He married (2) AILSEY JANE HOWELL December 21, 1864 in Hardeman Co., TN, daughter of RALPH HOWELL and NARCISSA BRINT. She was born June 03, 1844, and died November 23, 1928 in Hardeman Co., TN.

More About WRIGDON RUFUS JERNIGAN:

Burial: Unknown, Little Hatchie Cemetery

Military service: Conferderate Army

Occupation: Farmer

More About AILSEY JANE HOWELL:

Burial: Unknown, Little Hatchie Cemetery

Children of WRIGDON JERNIGAN and MARTHA HOWELL are:

i. MARY JANE23 JERNIGAN, b. January 1850; d. Unknown; m. BENJAMIN SMITH; d. Unknown.

ii. WILLIAM RUFUS JERNIGAN, b. 1852; d. Unknown.

iii. SARAH ANN JERNIGAN, b. September 12, 1855; d. June 01, 1930, Hardeman Co., TN; m. (1) JOSEPH BIRMINGHAM; d. Unknown; m. (2) WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON; b. May 24, 1846; d. August 31, 1933, Hardeman Co., TN.

More About SARAH ANN JERNIGAN:

Burial: Unknown, Little Hatchie Cemetery

More About WILLIAM HENRY JOHNSON:

Burial: Unknown, Little Hatchie Cemetery

11. iv. JACOB HENRY JERNIGAN, b. February 12, 1858; d. June 21, 1942, Hardeman Co., TN.

v. THEODOCIA JERNIGAN, b. 1860; d. Unknown; m. JOHN FANN; d. Unknown.

Children of WRIGDON JERNIGAN and AILSEY HOWELL are:

vi. CHARLES ATLAS23 JERNIGAN, d. Unknown.

12. vii. JAMES FRANKLIN JERNIGAN, b. December 15, 1865; d. December 31, 1936, Lauderdale County, TN.

13. viii. WRIGDON ALEXANDER JERNIGAN, b. March 06, 1870; d. April 17, 1953, Buried Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.

14. ix. RICHARD COLUMBUS JERNIGAN, b. November 12, 1874; d. December 14, 1965, McNairy Co., Buried Sulphur Springs.

x. AURORA EUPHEMIA JERNIGAN, b. September 27, 1877; d. 1962; m. THOMAS HASKINS; d. Unknown.

 

4. WILLIAM CRAWFORD22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born November 01, 1827 in Wayne County, NC, and died 1874 in Hardeman Co., TN. He married MARY ANN PHILLIPS August 19, 1849 in Hardeman Co., TN. She was born 1825 in Alabama, and died 1867 in Hardeman Co., TN.

More About WILLIAM CRAWFORD JERNIGAN:

Fact 5: Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery

More About MARY ANN PHILLIPS:

Fact 5: Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery

More About WILLIAM JERNIGAN and MARY PHILLIPS:

Marriage: August 19, 1849, Hardeman Co., TN

Marriage Fact: One record says Mary Ann Taylor

Children of WILLIAM JERNIGAN and MARY PHILLIPS are:

  1. i WILLIAM HENRY JERNIGAN, b. 1850, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown, Wolf City, Texas
  2. ii. MARY ISABELLA JERNIGAN b. 1852, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

17. iii. SARA LUCINDA JERNIGAN, b. 1854, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

18. iv. MARTHA ELIZABETH JERNIGAN, b. 1857, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

19. v. JAMES RILEY JERNIGAN, b. November 21, 1864, Crainville, TN, Hardeman Co.; d. October 18, 1943, Altus, Jackson Co., OK.

20. vi. VIRGINIA ANN JERNIGAN, b. 1867, Hardeman Co., TN; d. 1919, Greenville, TX.

 

5. JAMES WESLEY22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born March 16, 1830 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died September 18, 1878 in Hardeman Co., TN. He married MARGARET AMANDA HOWELL March 02, 1855 in VA, daughter of RALPH HOWELL and NARCISSA BRINT. She was born September 21, 1835 in Crainville, TN, and died December 15, 1879 in Hardeman Co., TN.

More About JAMES WESLEY JERNIGAN:

Burial: Unknown, Little Hatchie Cemetery

More About MARGARET AMANDA HOWELL:

Burial: Unknown, Little Hatchie Cemetery

Children of JAMES JERNIGAN and MARGARET HOWELL are:

i. SARAH LOUISA23 JERNIGAN, b. February 1856; d. Unknown.

ii. NARCISSUS MARGARET JERNIGAN, b. 1860; d. Unknown; m. I.N. LORRANCE, December 03, 1880, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

21. iii. RICHARD COLUMBUS JERNIGAN, b. 1861; d. Unknown, Crockett Co., TN.

22. iv. WILLIAM RILEY JERNIGAN, b. February 10, 1863, Hardeman County, TN; d. June 22, 1941, Hardeman Co., TN, Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery.

v. FRANCES JERNIGAN, b. 1865; d. Unknown.

23. vi. CORNELIUS ALEXANDER JERNIGAN, b. July 29, 1866, Crainville; d. April 13, 1935, Bells, TN, Buried Bells Cemetery.

24. vii. ROBERT LEE JERNIGAN, b. July 30, 1868; d. November 06, 1939, Madison Co.

25. viii. V. OPHELIA JERNIGAN, b. 1871; d. Unknown.

26. ix. JAMES WESLEY WRIGDON JERNIGAN, b. May 01, 1875, Hardeman Co., TN; d. September 1945, Fannin County, TX.

 

6. MARY ANN22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born September 29, 1832 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died May 07, 1876. She married (1) JOHN HENRY COATS September 19, 1847 in Hardeman Co., TN. He died 1890. She married (2) HENRY JOHNSON January 04, 1857 in Hardeman Co., TN. He died Unknown.

Children of MARY JERNIGAN and JOHN COATS are:

i. WILLIAM H.23 COATS, d. Unknown.

ii. JAMES ROBERT COATS, d. Unknown.

iii. ELLA COATS, d. Unknown.

iv. LILLIAN COATS, d. Unknown.

7. MARSHALL HENRY22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born December 14, 1834 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died June 15, 1911 in Buried Center Baptist Church near Trenton, TN. He married CYNTHIA ELIZABETH TENNYSON July 12, 1862, daughter of HIRAM TENNYSON and SARAH BENDER. She was born April 27, 1840, and died October 30, 1925 in Buried Center Baptist Church near Trenton, TN.

Children of MARSHALL JERNIGAN and CYNTHIA TENNYSON are:

i. DOUDELLA DULCENA23 JERNIGAN, d. Unknown; m. MARTIN JACKSON BRANNAN, February 05, 1879, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

ii. HIRAN ALFORD JERNIGAN, d. Unknown; m. BANNIE ???; d. Unknown.

iii. MARTHA DRUCILLA JERNIGAN, d. Unknown; m. ANDREW J. BRANNAN, October 26, 1881, Hardeman Co., TN; d. Unknown.

27. iv. ARLINGTON LEE JERNIGAN, b. April 08, 1868; d. Unknown.

v. MARY ROZELLA JERNIGAN, b. April 08, 1872; d. August 14, 1873, Hardeman Co., TN, Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery.

Notes for MARY ROZELLA JERNIGAN:

Died in infancy.

8. GEORGE WASHINGTON RANDOLPH22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born September 29, 1839 in Crainville, Hardeman Co., TN, and died June 02, 1917 in McNairy Co., Woodville Cemetery. He married VIRGINIA REED ISBELL 1860, daughter of THOMAS ISBELL and FRANCES HOLYFIELD. She was born January 16, 1842 in Chester County, TN, and died July 27, 1917 in McNairy Co., Woodville Cemetery.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON RANDOLPH JERNIGAN:

Fact 1: Baptist Minister & Teacher

Fact 3: 18th Regiment Newsom's Calvary -Confederacy

More About VIRGINIA REED ISBELL:

Fact 1: Baptist

Children of GEORGE JERNIGAN and VIRGINIA ISBELL are:

i. SARAH FRANCES23 JERNIGAN, b. January 10, 1862; d. December 11, 1862, McNairy Co., Woodville Cemetery.

ii. JOHN THOMAS JERNIGAN, b. December 10, 1863; d. May 11, 1893; m. MARY INGLE, November 29, 1883, McNairy Co., TN; d. Unknown.

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Fact 5: Moved to Prairie Co., AR about 1892

    1. iii. CYNTHIA ANN JERNIGAN, b. June 07, 1866; d. January24, 1939.

iv. MARTHA JANE JERNIGAN, June 11,1868; d. September 22, 1869, McNairy Co., TN; Woodville Cemetery.

29. v. MARY MELISSA JERNIGAN, b. January 30, 1870; d. July 29, 1940.

30. vi. ARTHUR ALFORD JERNIGAN, b. May 03, 1873; d. July 13, 1939, Potter Cemetery, Lepanto, AR.

31. vii. JAMES WILLIAM JERNIGAN, b. March 09, 1875, McNairy Co., TN; d. April 10, 1948.

32. viii. ELLA LEONE JERNIGAN, b. April 05, 1877; d. August 30, 1947, McNairy Co., TN, Buried Mt. Pleasant.

33. ix. ALBERT WASHINGTON JERNIGAN, b. August 10, 1879; d. December 08, 1958, Hardeman Co., TN, Buried Walnut Grove.

x. JULIA ROSALIE JERNIGAN, b. August 27, 1881; d. April 16, 1907, McNairy Co., Woodville Cemetery.

34. xi. VIRGINIA ALAMEDIA JERNIGAN, b. April 02, 1883; d. June 21, 1972, Woodville Cemetery, Chester Co., TN.

xii. CLEVELAND JERNIGAN, b. March 01, 1885; d. March 01, 1885, McNairy C., TN, Woodville Cemetery.

 

9. ARTHUR ALFORD22 JERNIGAN, JR. (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born April 23, 1845 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died July 31, 1923 in Hardeman Co., TN, Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery. He married (1) ELIZABETH J. FLOWERS GAY. She was born October 24, 1862, and died October 14, 1965 in Hardeman Co., TN, Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery. He married (2) JULIA ANN OWENS January 08, 1870 in McNairy Co., TN. She died 1910 in Faulkner, Dyer Co. TN.

More About ARTHUR ALFORD JERNIGAN, JR.:

Fact 1: One book list birth date as 1849

Children of ARTHUR JERNIGAN and JULIA OWENS are:

i. CHARLES23 JERNIGAN, d. Unknown.

ii. GERALD L. JERNIGAN, b. 1871; d. Unknown.

35. iii. ROXANNE JERNIGAN, b. April 1873; d. Unknown.

36. iv. GEORGE ARTHUR JERNIGAN, b. October 31, 1875; d. October 06, 1936.

v. FRANK JERNIGAN, b. 1889; d. Unknown.

 

10. JOHN RAIFORD22 JERNIGAN (ARTHUR ALFORD21, ZILPHA20, GEORGE M.19, JOHN18, JOHN17, THOMAS16 JERNEGAN, THOMAS15, THOMAS14, GEORGE13, JOHN12, EDWARD11, JOHN10, JOHN9, THOMAS8, JOHN7, JOHN6, PETER5, WALTER4, HUGH3, HUBERT2, HUBERT1) was born June 1848 in Hardeman Co., TN, and died August 21, 1916 in Hardeman Co., TN. He married (1) MARGARET ELVIRA PIERCE. She died Unknown. He married (2) ELLA BUCHANAN 1869 in Corinth, MS. She died Unknown.

More About JOHN RAIFORD JERNIGAN:

Fact 5: Buried Little Hatchie Cemetery

Child of JOHN JERNIGAN and ELLA BUCHANAN is:

i. JAMES ROBERT23 JERNIGAN, b. 1879; d. 1938.

More About JAMES ROBERT JERNIGAN:

Fact 4: Mayor of Tishomingo, Mississippi

 

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