Whitnell Jenkins Cemetery

Olney Quadrangle   Latitude 37.10'17"N Longitude 87.49'32"W

Western Ky. Turnpike Exit 13 to Hwy. 293 N. 1.5 miles to Princeton- Olney Rd., 1.9 miles to cemetery (50 yds. past white house on the right) Cemetery located approximately 50 yds. off the road.

There are 38 graves in the cemetery with some form of head and foot stones. Twenty-three of these graves are marked with crude sandstones with no inscription, two others have markings, and there are 13 monuments.

The cemetery's thirteen monuments are professionally masoned. Six of these appear to be of the same type stone and inscribed by the same stonemason, as shown by the formation of numbers and letters.
(This information contrubited by Don Jenkins)

Some cemetery information contrubited by Shellie Board and Jimmy Calvert

Donnie Jenkins is a Jenkins family researcher and would love to exchange information on this family
To contact Donnie Email
Note: Don Jenkins has plans to clean and restore this cemetery this fall (2012).
We will try to get pictures from Don after it has been completed

All information preceded with an asterisk was submitted by Linda Monticelli
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This photo by Ken Gilkey, all others by Don Jenkins

George Jenkins
April 10, 1818-Feb. 5, 1893
(son of W. Whitnell Jenkins & Mourning Phelps)
(md. Jan. 6, 1836 Caldwell Co., Ky.)
Polly Ann Kilrow (Kilgore) Jenkins
Mar. 30, 1822-Aug. 6, 1909
(dau of Wm. Kilgrow/Kilgore and Veressa/Verissa Cooke
who married 27 July, 1820 Caldwell Co., Ky. )
Farewell my wife and children all
From you a father Christ doth call
Mourn not for me it is in vain
To call me to your sight again

Sarah J. Jenkins
June 15, 1828-Nov. 14, 1849
(dau of W. W. & Mouring Phelps)

William Jenkins
Feb. 11, 1820 - Nov. 19, 1849
(Son # 2 of W. W. & Mouring Phelps)

W. W.( W. Whitnell) Jenkins
Oct. 28, 1796- Nov. 5, 1849
(born North Carolina)
(md. Feb. 23, 1817 Caldwell Co., Ky.
to Mourning Phelps)

(No stone was found for Mourning Phelps)
note: There is a grave to the left of W. W. Jenkins marked with sandstones.
This could be the grave of Mouring Phelps (D.J)

note: father, son & daughter all died in the month of Nov. 1849.
This could be due to the 1849 cholera epidemis in Kentucky..( D.J.)

IN MEMORY OF Mary Phelps
Mar. 22, 1769-July 5, 1846
* (dau. of John Lewis and wife of Elisha Phelps)
*(Mary married Elisha Phelps 03 Jan. 1799 Christian Co., Ky.)

(Mary was the mother of Mouring Phelps)

John M. Martin
Nov. 19, 1824-April 7, 1853
(md. Jan. 30, 1851 Caldwell Co., Ky. to Martha E. Jenkins)

William (M.) Seely
Co. C.   48 Ky. Inf. No Dates
(Union Civil War Veteran)
(md. Nov. 13, 1859 Caldwell Co., Ky.
to Martha E. (Jenkins) Martin, 2nd mg. for both)

James W. Jenkins
Aug. 2, 1863-July 31, 1892
son of J. J. & S. W. Jenkins
(this is the son of James J. & Sarah W. Jenkins)
(James J. Jenkins (J. J.) was the 4th son of W. W. & Mouring Jenkins)

S. W. Jenkins
Feb. 28, 1827-(damaged stone) 1, 1886
* (Sarah W. Jones - dau. of Thomas Jones)
(1st wife of James J. Jenkins (1825 - 1909) who is buried at Fairview Cemetery)
( stone is bullet riddled)

Corpl Wm. N. Phelps
Co. F. 15 KY. CAV.
(William N. Phelps was a Union Army Civil War Veteran, he married George Ann Jenkins 19 June 1864 in Caldwell Co., Ky. She was a dau. of George & Polly Ann Jenkins)

note: An 1879 Act of Congress authorized the government to provide headstones to soldiers and veterans buried in private cemeteries who died between 1861 and about 1903

Two crude stones with markings are:
b. 1794    d. 1875
This stone is located 25 ft. behind William Jenkins monument This could be William Kilgrow/Kilgore.
Although the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses give his age as 54, 65, and 75.
By the tombstone, his birth year would be 1795 or 1796

W + Jenkins
Died + Nov. 5 + 1849

note: After close examination of the marks between the W. and Jenkins.
Died, and Nov. 5 and 1849, I determined these are actual plus marks.
I believe this is the first stone for W. W. Jenkins, due to the date and the location
of the sandstone (facing the footstone of W. W. Jenkins monument)

Louis Jenkins
1830?- 1903

William Jenkins

W. K. Jenkins
Mar. 7, 1779-Oct. 1879
5 sandstones

dau. of
W. W. (Whitnell) & M. (Mourning Phelps) Jenkins
NO Dates

dau. of
W. W. (Whitnell) & M. (Mourning Phelps) Jenkins
NO Dates

25 sandstones (foot & head stones) graves. 23 no markings)

Shellie Board notes:
Couldn't find markers for Lewis Jenkins and his wife, or Martha Jenkins,
Mouring Phelps Jenkins or an Ausenbaugh woman said to have been buried here.
Peggy D. Gilkey notes :
* John Lewis Jenkins Sept. 21, 1822 d. June 21, 1903
md. Sept. 6, 1856 to Paulina Ann Morse,
This maybe the Lewis Jenkins that is in Shellie Board's cemetery list above.

Jimmy Calvert went to this cemetery and got some full birth and death dates on July 9, 2005


Don Jenkins has contributed more information and corrected some information for this cemetery.
For some time Don has been working on his own to try to restore this cemetery. He may soon be getting some help.
If you would like to help Don with this project or give him encouragement please email him.

To contact Donnie Email

If anyone has more information on this cemetery or those buried there
and would like to have it included here please contact: Peggy Gilkey

Page by Peggy Gilkey