Posted By:Guy
Subject:Jerusha Lindsey Jernigan, Nash Co and Johnston Co NC
Post Date:April 30, 2011 at 09:59:18
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Does anyone know of a marriage for Bright Jernigan and Jerusha (Lindsey) in Johnston Co NC in or after 1827?

Jerusha Lindsey, born about 1800-1801, daughter of William Lindsey of Nash Co NC, sister of Mary Mintz Lindsey Finch (Mrs. Hudson Finch), possibly married (1) (---), married probably (2) Bright Jernigan in or after 1827, probably in Johnston Co NC; Bright died 5 Apr 1860 in Johnston Co NC and Jerusha was alive in Johnston Co at the time of 1860 Federal Census.

Ruby Finch Thompson, Finch Families of Dixie: 300 Years in the South, pp. 51-52, “FINCH, Hudson b 24Jun1800 d 2Sep1854 m 25Aug1823 Mary Mintz ‘Polly’ LINDSEY b 24Aug1805. She was a sister of Jerusha JERNIGAN and a cousin of Col. John B. LINDSEY. They lived on a farm about two miles from Mt. Pleasant Church and are buried in the family cemetery situated on a heavily wooded knoll now in the middle of a plowed field.”

1850 Federal Census, Johnston Co NC
Bright Jernigan, 57 years
Jerusha Jernigan, 50 years

Elizabeth (Bulls) Watson (daughter of Barnabus Bulls and Esther ---) was born September 1787 in Johnson County, North Carolina, and died 1827. She married Bright Jernigan on May 02, 1816, son of Josiah Jernigan and Mary Jernigan.

Children of Bright Jernigan and Elizabeth (Bulls) Watson were:
1_Chloe Ann Jernigan, b. August 10, 1817, Johnston County, North Carolina, d. March 03, 1885, Johnston County, North Carolina.
2_Esther A.A. Jernigan, b. August 06, 1820, d. date unknown.

Deed Book Z-2, p 574: 12 May 1862 Willie Holt and wife Chloe of JoCo (Johnston County, NC) to Christopher G Holt of JoCo for Natural Life and Affection to our son, and $5…175 Acres and 118 acres of land in JoCo, our full share of lands that descended to us as children of late Bright Jernigan ... a portion of the land to Chloe w/o Willie Holt, Esther A, wife of Henderson Graham, who were the only children of Bright Jernigan dec (deceased) except for dower right of Jerusha Jernigan... Lot #2- 316 acres excepting a lifetime right to us

The Bright Jernigan gravestone is located in Boonhill Township Johnston County N. off of Route #1007 the Old Goldboro Smithfield Rd. onto the (south) Loop Road (it is a road that loops and you go all the way around it and come out to #1007 headed to Smithfield. From: Westa Talton Morris <> Subject: [NCJOHNST] Bright Jernigan Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 17:48:46 -0700

I received the Johnston County Heritage Center Update, Vol 4, No 1, Fall 2005, the other day. On page 3 there was the following article - Unclaimed Tombstone: "Frankie Norris is a present-day Smithfield resident who grew up in the Brogden community where he found this (shows a picture of him and the tombstone) discarded 1860 tombstone in woods near a field off Neuse Bend Road. Unable to locate a close relative of Bright Jernigan (the name on the stone), he brought it to the Heritage Center in hopes that we could help find a member of the Jernigan family to determine a suitable resting place for it. According to the tombstone's inscription, Bright Jernigan was born March 22, 1792 and died April 5, 1860." Diane Keiser <> Subject: Unclaimed Tombstone - Bright Jernigan Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 05:55:52 -0700