Brinkley Family History

Caroline JenkinsAge: 80 years18311911

Name
Caroline Jenkins
Given names
Caroline
Surname
Jenkins
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
Note: Caroline Pashley's Death Certificate lists her maiden name as Jenkins.
Note: Johnson Funeral Home Records indicated James Brinkley was the son of Caroline Jenkins who was born in Tennessee.
Note: It seems the Piety Brinkley on the 1860 census may be the step sister of Wiley Brinkley shown as Sop…
Birth between 1831 and 1839
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
Text:

Caroline's Death Certificate does not list a birth month or day. The certificate does list her age as 74 when she died on November 28, 1911. This would seem to idicate, like previous source documentation that Caroline and her family did not know her birthdate or Caroline did not like to tell anyone, including family, when she was born.

Note: I cannot explain the wide range of birthdates for Caroline. For some reason it appears she did not know when she was born. She seems to have been born between 1831 and 1839, most likely in Tennessee.
MarriageWiley E. BrinkleyView this family
yes

MarriageWilliam PashleyView this family
yes

Census 1850 (Age 19 years)

Note: A search of the 1850 US Census only shows 4 "Caroline Jenkins" living in TN. 1: Polk, TN Born ABT 1839 TN. 2: Carter, TN Born ABT 1847 TN. 3: Taylorsville, Johnson, TN born ABT 1835 NC. 4: Lauderdale, TN born ABT 1840 SC.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Laura Jane “Jane” Brinkley
1858 (Age 27 years)
Census July 24, 1860 (Age 29 years)
Address: Lick Mountain Township
Note: The Piety Brinkley listed in this census has not been 100% verified as our Caroline yet; however, she appears to be our Caroline Brinkley. She may also be Sophiah P. Brinkley a younger step sister to Wiley. It is unclear.
Death of a husbandWiley E. Brinkley
after July 24, 1860 (Age 29 years)

Cause: Civil War ??
Birth of a son
#2
James Wesley Brinkley
March 26, 1861 (Age 30 years)
Text:

James' tombstone list his birth year as 1861.

Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: January 24, 1938.
Text:

James' death certificate lists his birthdate as March 26, 1861 and the birthplace as Missouri.

Marriage of a childWilliam RifeLaura Jane “Jane” BrinkleyView this family
January 10, 1874 (Age 43 years)
Text:

The information was taken from a PDF file posted on the Cooper County MOGenWeb site. The file contained transcriptions from various sources in the county including county records, sheriff's records, and newspapers. The record for this marriage indicates "Larua J. Bronkley" (notation indicates name was difficult to transcribe so the spelling is most likely wrong) married Willis Refe or at least got the license January 10, 1874.

Marriage of a childStephen Clark IILaura Jane “Jane” BrinkleyView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 4, 1878 (Age 47 years)
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJames Wesley BrinkleyJerusha Hadley TowellView this family
April 7, 1884 (Age 53 years)
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The Phelps County marriage records show James Brinkley and Jerusha Hadley Towell were married April 7, 1884.

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James and Jerusha Brinkley were buried side-by-side and share the same tombstone.

Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: January 24, 1938.
Text:

James Brinkley's death certificate lists Jerusha Brinkley as his wife.

Death of a husbandWilliam Pashley
February 2, 1888 (Age 57 years)
Address: Home
Cause: Pneumonia
Citation details: Rolla Herald, 9 Feb 1888, Thu, Page 3
Text:

Died. Of pneumonia, at his home on Pea Ridge, February 2, '88, William Pasley. He was a native of England and was about 46 years of age. He came over to America in early life and was married to a Mrs. Brinkley. He was loved by all who knew him for his Christian fortitude. Brother Pasley united with Missionary Baptist Church some thirteen years ago, of which he lived a consistent member and a devoted Christian true to his master. He leaves a wife and two step-children to mourn his loss. But their loss is his eternal gain. The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Death of a daughterLaura Jane “Jane” Brinkley
1894 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a daughterLaura Jane “Jane” Brinkley
1894 (Age 63 years)
Greene, Indiana, USA
Latitude: N39.14780 Longitude: W87.06420

Cemetery: Campbell Cemetery
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 69 years)
Census May 5, 1910 (Age 79 years)
Death November 28, 1911 (Age 80 years)
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
Burial November 29, 1911 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Pisgah Church Cemetery
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
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BirthDeath Certificate (Missouri File Number: 88876), Caroline Jenkins
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
Text:

Caroline's Death Certificate does not list a birth month or day. The certificate does list her age as 74 when she died on November 28, 1911. This would seem to idicate, like previous source documentation that Caroline and her family did not know her birthdate or Caroline did not like to tell anyone, including family, when she was born.

NameDeath Certificate (Missouri File Number: 88876), Caroline Jenkins
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
Note: Caroline Pashley's Death Certificate lists her maiden name as Jenkins.
NameJohnson Funeral Home Records, now Teague & Son Funeral Home, Newburg, Phelps, Missouri 65550. Alphabetical listing 1921-1952.
Note: Johnson Funeral Home Records indicated James Brinkley was the son of Caroline Jenkins who was born in Tennessee.
DeathDeath Certificate (Missouri File Number: 88876), Caroline Jenkins
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
BurialDeath Certificate (Missouri File Number: 88876), Caroline Jenkins
Publication: Missouri State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics: November 28, 1911.
Birth

I cannot explain the wide range of birthdates for Caroline. For some reason it appears she did not know when she was born. She seems to have been born between 1831 and 1839, most likely in Tennessee.

Census

A search of the 1850 US Census only shows 4 "Caroline Jenkins" living in TN. 1: Polk, TN Born ABT 1839 TN. 2: Carter, TN Born ABT 1847 TN. 3: Taylorsville, Johnson, TN born ABT 1835 NC. 4: Lauderdale, TN born ABT 1840 SC.

Census

The Piety Brinkley listed in this census has not been 100% verified as our Caroline yet; however, she appears to be our Caroline Brinkley. She may also be Sophiah P. Brinkley a younger step sister to Wiley. It is unclear.

Name

It seems the Piety Brinkley on the 1860 census may be the step sister of Wiley Brinkley shown as Sophiah P. Harris on the 1850 census living with his family. Sophiah Piety Harris. I am not sure how this could link to Caroline.

I wonder without any proof if Wiley managed to survive the war when his unit was captured and sent to Andersonville. Maybe he is really William Pashley. Maybe Piety changed her name to Caroline. I am not sure if I will ever know.

Name

Caroline Pashley's Death Certificate lists her maiden name as Jenkins.

Name

Johnson Funeral Home Records indicated James Brinkley was the son of Caroline Jenkins who was born in Tennessee.

Note

Orphaned at an early age. Caroline and Zerelda Cole were placed in a Catholic convent by their guardian (their mother's brother) James M. Lindsey of Stamping Grounds, Kentucky. Carline married arount the year 1846 or 1847. Her husband was a high ranking officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He was killed during the Civil War. Caroline fled for her life to Missouri with her two children James and Jane. A slave hid her and her children under some straw in an old wagon when Union troops were there. Within a day or two he took them by wagon(still hid) as far as the Mississippi River. They were met there by Frank and Jesse James, her nephews. They sank the wagon to the bottom of the river and crossed over to the other side where another horse and buggy were waiting for them. They were escorted to Clay County, Missouri. They were given the name of Brinkley at that time. Her daughter, Jane, was my Grandmother -- JJ. (Unverified Story)

DeathDeath Certificate (Missouri File Number: 88876), Caroline JenkinsDeath Certificate (Missouri File Number: 88876), Caroline Jenkins
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