James Jenkins (1764 - 1847) MP

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Birthplace: Britton's Neck, Marion, South Carolina, SC, USA
Death: Died in Kershaw, South Carolina
Occupation: Methodist Minister for 53 years, Rev.
Managed by: Ann Vermeulen
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About James Jenkins

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Rev. James Jenkins

  • son of: Samuel Jenkins 1729-1780 & Elizabeth DuPre Britton 1741-1806
  • birth: November 29, 1764
  • death: June 24, 1847
  • wife: Elizabeth Ann Gwynn

"James served in the American Revolution under Col. Baxter who commanded a small part of Marion's Brigade. He was admitted to the ministry of the Methodist and began serving the Cherokee district on March 10, 1792. He later spent some time in Georgia for the Church. He was appointed Presiding Elder in 1801. He married Elizabeth Ann Gwynn Feb. 10, 1805 and settled at Sawney's Creek, 10 miles from Camden."

Rev. James Jenkins James Jenkins: Obituary

James Jenkins : Memoirs

issue of February 4, 1847 "The Rev. James Jenkins, of the Methodist E. Church, departed this life in this place, on Sunday night last, at the advanced age of 83 years. He was one of the early pioneers of Methodism, in the Southern States, and has been a regular and constant Preacher of the gospel for 53 years. "

CAMDEN JOURNAL JAN. 27

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In his "Experience, Labors and Sufferings of Reverend James Jenkins", he tells us he "was born on the north side of Little Pee Dee, in the upper part of Britton's Neck". His father was a farmer and early taught his sons the art of husbandry. As a child, he had a little chruch training but experienced visions which turned his thoughts toward God. Before the year 1788, he listened to a Methodist minister who peaked his interest in the Methodist religion which encouraged his first prayer attempt. He had heard his father pray only once in his growing up years. In 1788 he moved to Britton's Ferry to live with his brother who was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The first sermon he heard in this church "moved him to tears" and cousins, the rest is history for at the age of 25 he began to preach and in time earned the names "Thundering Jimmy" and "Bawling Jenkins" because of his power-filled preaching.

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Rev. James Jenkins's Timeline

1764
November 29, 1764
SC, USA
1805
February 10, 1805
Age 40
February 10, 1805
Age 40
1806
March 24, 1806
Age 41
Miles Camden, SC, USA
1808
July 24, 1808
Age 43
July 24, 1808 Britton's Neck, SC, United States
1809
1809
Age 44
1812
May 5, 1812
Age 47
SC, USA
1814
March 21, 1814
Age 49
SC, USA
1816
1816
Age 51
SC, USA
1818
February 17, 1818
Age 53
Bishopville, Lee, South Carolina, United States