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Alexander C. Jernigana

Alexander C. Jernigana

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Descendants of Alexander C. Jernigan of Johnston County, North Carolina
and Coffee County Tennessee
are planning a Cemetery Association Formation Meeting for the first week
end in May. The purpose of the get together will include work on
repairing/restoring the deteriorated Jernigan Cemetery across from the
original Alexander C. Jernigan home site. Plans for the meeting include
the formation of a Cemetery Association, for those interested, to
continue a degree of maintenance of the cemetery. The meeting will also
include an opportunity to exchange and share information, and to perhaps
plan a more extensive Middle Tennessee Area Jernigan Reunion. The
original Alexander C. Jernigan home site is is the property and home
site so beautiful described by Varna Thompson Jernigan in her book,
"Leaves of the Jernigan Tree".

The meeting will be held at the Civil War Confederate Cemetery off exit
I 24, Gossburg, Coffee County, Tennessee,
Saturday, 9:00 AM..

Please wear working and hiking cloths/shoes and bring garden/repair
tools, and cleaning supplies, if you have them. Mostly, your presence,
willingness, labor and Jernigan family information will be greatly

We plan a pot luck picnic on Saturday and Sunday for lunch.

Linda has located the grave sites of Needham Jernigan ( (son of
Alexander) and Mary "Polly" Jernigan (daughter of Lewis Jernigan) .
She and her husband have visited the Alexander C. Jernigan home site and
discovered the Jernigan cemetery. They has also discovered some very
interesting history regarding the Jernigan land in this area. The
surrounding area, she reports, is beautiful and full of history. We
hope to locate the nearby grave sites of Alexander C. Jernigan and
Elizabeth Farmer Jernigan.

Linda and Judith will supply you with directions, maps, and information
regarding the Jernigan Cemetery and the Civil War Confederate Cemetery,
and the meeting. Please contact them regarding your interest and

Hope to see you there!

Alexander C. Jernigan

Dan Jernigan (View posts)
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Judith this is to let you know that I am a decedent of the Jernigan clan in Gossburg,Blanton Chapel, and Manchester area. I live in an area of Coffee County that is quit close to all of these areas. I have a family tree that connects all of us back to North Carolina. I will try to find my papers and wait on your reply. Look forward to sharing information with you. Thanks Dan Jernigan in Middle TN.

Jernigans of Coffee County, TN

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I also have info to share on this Jernigan line.



Jernigan Line

Dan Jernigan (View posts)
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My tree starts with Thomas Sr. He had three sons Thomas, Henry, and John. Henry is the line that came to Coffee County, TN. From Henry Sr. to Henry Jr.. Henry Jr. had seven children. Our line comes thru Cary; then Alexander Sr. wife Elizabeth; then Alexander Jr. to Alexander Jr. Had eleven children we probably branch off from there. Hope this will help. If you need dates I have most of them. Dan

I think we link together

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We have been looking for info William J. Jernigan son of Eli Jernigan son of Jarrott Jernigan son of Alxander C. Jernigan son of Cary . Do you have anything on William?


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Looking for info on Elizabeth Jernigan born abt 1753 in VA, died 1810 in TN. Married William Ezekiel Watkins. Children John Watkins, Nancy Watkins, Jesse Jernigan Watkins and William Watkins. Jesse moved to Texas from TN. Also a family story about Betsy Jernigan being "one of the red-eyed Jernigans" Anyone know what that means?


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Sorry I have never heard that

Henry Jernigan

Mary Shussler (View posts)
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My grandfather was Henry Jernigan and his brother was Ben Jernigan. We were always told our family came from Tenn Virg. These Jernigan's settled in the Texas hill country above Uvalde, Texas. My grandfather died in appx. 1929, about the time I was born and is buried in Camp Wood, Texas. My grandmother was Martha Eller Edwards and she was his 2nd wife. I also was told they were Mormans. this is all I know about my Jernigan ancestors that far back. I do know my mothers brothers and sisters plus the children from Henery Jernigan's 1st marriage. Would appreciate any info you might have in regard to my ancestors.
thanks MLS


Mary Barrow Bond (View posts)
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Mary, I too have Jernigans and some of them went to TX. Some of them were members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That is like Mormon once removed. My Jernigans go back to VA I think by way of NC, GA AL Fl LA to TX. My particular branch is south AL and NW FL. They are intermarried with the cherokee and creek. It would be helpful if you could send me the info, names dates and places you have and I will see if I can tie any of them in. In that line I have Barrow,(some went to TX), Jernigan, Vann, Carr. The Vann's are the cherokee connection. Oh yes, I have Burch too. Believe me these lines are everywhere. I have the Vann's, Barrow's and Jernigans back at least nine generations I think. This is sooooooooo habit forming. Are you in TX. I have cousins researching there. I look forward to hearing from you. My name is Mary Barrow Bond my email is and I live in AZ. My family is in FL/AL. That is my extended family. Thanks for your help. Mary B

Jernigan's in NW Fl Escambia County Alabama

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I have jernigan family from this area and am trying to put some of them together. Robert D. jernigan was my greatgrandfather. Not much is listed on him or his wife and children like some of the other children of this family.He is a child from Jesse and Martha Jernigan. He and his wife died in 1906 from a flu epidemic and the older children had to finish raising some of the smaller ones. My Mom and her brothers and sisters dont remember anything about them as they were dead long before any of them were born. So it isn't much help going to them.LOL
I have some of the descandents from Robert and Melvina but am unable to lock up with anyone who can help me with tying them to the big Jernigan clans. As I said every where you look you see where his brothers and sisters are but nothing about him.How would I best be able to fix this?
Thank You,
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