U.S. States: Virginia: Amherst County
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1. Jonathan Jenkins died BEF FEB 1809, Amherst Co, Va. From "Wills of Amherst Co" by
Bailey F. Davis, 929.3555 A515d93 v.2,page 23: 13 FEB 1809. Sally, Elizabeth, Susanna and
William Jenkins, surviving heirs of Jonathan Jenkins, deceased, to Ezekiel & William Daye,
Amherst Co...$200.00 all interest in estate of their deceased father, Jonathan Jenkins, Amherst
Co---200 acres. Witness: James Davis, Thomas Day, Daniel Royalty, Nancy Landrum, Sally
Pursley, Daniel Day.
2. i William J Jenkins.
ii Sally Jenkins born Amherst Co, Va?.
iii Elizabeth Jenkins born Amherst Co, Va?.
iv Susanna Jenkins born Amherst Co, Va.
2. William J Jenkins (1.Jonathan1 ) married Margarett Burnett. Gave consent on Paulina's
marriage in Amherst Co, VA 22 SEP 1834. Apparently this family moved from Amherst Co, VA
to Cabell Co, WV about the same time Spottswood Hughes and his family made the move. The
Jenkins family are in Dewelling # 672 in the Cabell Co 1850 census and the Hughes family, in
dewelling # 673. Family stories refer to him as "Billy Jenkins" or "Billy G Jenkins" indicating the
middle initial could be "G". From "Deed Book of Amherst Co" by Bailey F. Davis, 929.3555
A515d93 v.2,page 243:
9 NOV 1822. William Jenkins and wife, Margaret, Amherst Co, to William P Muse, Amherst
Co...$50 5.5 acres east side and joining Mitchell's Road. Lines: grantee, Elias Wills, Millner Cox.
Bought from Reuben Norvell. Reuben Norvell, James L. Lamkin, Justices of the Peace.
3. i Paulina Jenkins born ___ 1816.
3. Paulina Jenkins (2.William2 , 1.Jonathan1 ) born ___ 1816, married (1) 22 Sep 1834, in
Amherst Co, Va, Spottswood H. Hughes, born ___ 1813, Amherst County, VA, (son of William
Hughes and Jane Goodwin) died 12/23/1847, Mexico City, Mexico, buried: Mexico City,
Mexico, married (2) AFT 1850, in Cabell Co, WV, William G Davis, died ABT JUL 1865, ??
Cabell Co, WV ??. Paulina died Dec 1867, Cabell Co, WV. Will was probated 12/09/1867 in
Cabell Co, WV. Spottswood: Spottswood H. Hughes was born in 1813. This is confirmed
through his enlistment papers. It is also supported by the fact that he was not given title to his
father's land until he became of age in 1834. He is listed as an orphan son of William Hughes, Jr in
an Amherst County Guardian Bond where the Court appoints Jesse Beck to be guardian of the
orphans Spottswood H. Hughes and David G. Hughes. In 1831, James L. Lamkin was appointed
commissioner to divide the land of William Hughes between David and Spottswood. David
assumed the deed at that time but Spottswood was not given clear deed until 1834.
On Aug 28, 1834, James J Miles sold 214 acres of land to William D. Miles, the boundary of
which shows to be property lines of William Pettyjohn, Rodney Taliaferro, deceased, Rachel
Norcut, Ambrose Burford, Archelaus Reynolds and Spottswood Hughes. The other boundary line
is shown as Harris Creek. On Sep 19, 1834, William Miles sold this same land to Ludwell L.
Spottswood married Paulina Jenkins in Amherst County on Sep 22, 1834. Her father, William
Jenkins gave consent for the marriage.
On Oct 29, 1836 Spottswood Hughes and Wife, Paulina sold 140 acres of land on Fawn Creek
& Harris Creek to Willis M Reynolds for $240. Lynchburg Justices of the Peace, Samuel Nowling
and David R Lyman may have signed this land transaction. On the same date, Spottswood and
Paulina sold an additional 90 acres to Ludwell L Dawson for $410. The land boundaries are
defined as the property lines of William Pettyjohn, Willis M Reynolds, Fawn Creek, Harris Creek,
Berry's branch, I.R. Reynolds. Lynchburg Justice's of the Peace also signed this transaction.
Spottswood and Paulina first appear on the Census roll of Cabell Co, WV in 1840. William
Jenkins, Paulina's father, made to move from Amherst Co to Cabell Co with the Hughes family
and occupies the dewelling next to them.
Children by Spottswood H. Hughes:
i Margaret Virgina Hughes born ___ 1835, Amherst Co., Va.
ii Jerutha Ann Hughes born / /1838, Amherst Co., Va.
iii Mary Elizabeth Hughes born / /1840, Amherst Co., Va.
4. iv Lorinzo Dow Hughes born 20 Feb 1844.
v Ralph Lewis Hughes born / /1845, Cabell County, W. VA.
vi Jemima Francis Hughes born / /1847, Cabell County, W. VA.