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Jenny McLemore

Female 1876 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Jenny McLemore  [1
    Born Jul 1876  Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I26300  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father James Knox Polk McLemore,   b. 30 Apr 1844, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1908, Carroll County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Margaret Caroline Jackson,   b. 18 Mar 1855, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1932, Medina, Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1870  Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • MaryLynn Santa shows that they were the parents of 10 children.
    Photos
    McLemore, James Knox Polk and wife, Margaret Jackson
    McLemore, James Knox Polk and wife, Margaret Jackson
    James Knox Polk with his wife, Margaret Jackson. His descendant, Sherry Connally Murray points out the knot of hair visible on Jame's head. She writes that because this hank of hair saved his life as a young man, he forevermore refused to have it cut, wearing it pinned up to his head in a small bun. She indicated she had heard two differing versions of the story, in one it happened during the Civil War, and in the other he was coming home from a bar in Jackson. "Anyway it happened when he was a young man. He fell in the river, and was drowning. Someone reached in and grabbed a hank of hair on the top of his head and saved him. He would never allow that bit of hair to be cut again for the rest of his life. It was 3 or 4 feet long."
    McLemore, James Knox Polk and Family
    McLemore, James Knox Polk and Family
    James Knox Polk McLemore and his wife, Margaret Jackson are seated. Sherry Murray believes the other seated woman is Margaret's mother, who was said to have later married one of James McLemore's brothers after her first husband died, making her both mother-in-law and sister-in-law. James and Margaret's children stand behind them. Sherry's grandmother, Viola is in the center of the back row, in the white dress. Viola was an artist, and loved all things with lace and frills, and always dressed accordingly. The identity of the other children, presumably Viola's siblings, is currently unknown.

    PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THE OTHER CHILDREN OF JAMES AND MARGARET.
    Family ID F8491  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Tennessee, Gibson, Civil District 1, ED 30 Enumerated 2, 3 and 4th June 1900 by Horace V Suiter 18-18 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S321] Freeman, Mark (mwfgenealogy@verizon.net) "Mostly Southern" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=markfreeman ; Ver. 2008-09-19 17:51:13.

    3. [S1096] Markel, Barbara (Campbell) Compiler "Gibson County TN - Marriages", (http://files.usgwarchives.org/tn/gibson/vitals/marriages/mca-mcle.txt).

    4. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 99123458 (Reliability: 3).