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Benjamin Franklin JENNINGS
Sarah Ellender KIRBY
Husband:  Benjamin Franklin "Frank" JENNINGS
Birth:  29 Feb 1848/49, MO
Death:  31 Jan 1925, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO
Occupation:  carpenter
Father:  William Harrison JENNINGS (1800-1884)
Mother:  Elizabeth Hunter MAY (1809-1897)
Marriage:  28 Jul 1879, Butler Co., MO
Wife:  Sarah Ellender "Ella / Ellen" KEARBY / KEARBEY / KIRBY
Birth:  10 Mar 1862, Carter Co., MO
Death:  12 Jan 1946, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Stephen Rosen Pleasant KEARBEY (1835-1907)
Mother:  Sarah Jane GLASS (1842-1865)
Children born in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO:
  1.  Emma Allie JENNINGS, b. 15 Sep 1880; d. 12 Apr 1919, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO
  2.  Sarah Elizabeth Toulsey JENNINGS, b. 30 May 1883; d. 13 Mar 1885
  3.  [Elizabeth?] Eliza May JENNINGS, b. 30 Jan 1885
  4.  Stephen Edmond JENNINGS, b. 15 Nov 1886; d. Apr 1971, Mill Spring, Wayne Co., MO
  5.  Thomas Jefferson JENNINGS, b. 5 Dec 1888; d. 14 Feb 1912, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO
  6.  Bessie Hunter JENNINGS, b. 11 Oct 1890; d. 10 Dec 1894
  7.  George F. JENNINGS, b. 16 Aug 1892; d. 29 Apr 1974, Wayne Co., MO
  8.  Margaret Ellen "Maggie" JENNINGS, b. 23 Jan 1895; d. 3 Apr 1975, Sacramento Co., CA
  9.  William Karl / Carl JENNINGS, b. 21 Jan 1897; d. 22 Feb 1936, Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL
10.  Corwin Bryan JENNINGS, b. 21 Jan 1897; d. 25 Aug 1978, Wayne Co., MO
11.  Wynona Ruth JENNINGS, b. 20 Jul 1899; d. 13 Oct 1904, Butler Co., MO
12.  Ina Carmen JENNINS, b. 22 Feb 1902; d. 7 Feb 1908, Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Missouri, North Carolina, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 12):  Neely Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll 676, p. 594A, PN 31, SD 2, ED 13, enumerated 26 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 24 25 26
261 272 Jennings Frank W M 32   / farmer MO VA NC
    ________ Ella W F 18 Wife / Keeping house MO NC MO

3.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4a.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20-21 of 50):  Poplar Bluff Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll, pp. 113B-114A, SN 10-11, SD 12, ED 17, enumerated 18 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27
195 203 Jennings Frank Head W M Feb 1849 51 M 20     MO VA VA Day laborer 4   Y Y Y R H
    ________ Ellen Wife W F Mar 1862 38 M 20 7 7 MO NC NC       Y Y Y    
    ________ Edmond Son W M Nov 1886 13 S       MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
    ________ Thomas Son W M Dec 1888 11 S       MO MO MO At School   6 Y Y Y    
    ________ George Son W M Aug 1892  7 S       MO MO MO                
    ________ Maggie Dau W F Jan 1895  5 S       MO MO MO                
    ________ Carl Son W M Jan 1897  3 S       MO MO MO                
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    Jennings Corwin Son W M Jan 1897  3 S       MO MO MO                
    ________ Ruth Dau W F Jul 1899 10/12 S       MO MO MO                
Ellen should be showing 8/8 children if you include Eliza Mae/May.

4b.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Daughter, May E. JENNINGS (æ 15, b. Jan 1885, MO), is living in Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO (p. 108A), boarding with the BUELTEMAN family and listed next to the Frank P. BROWN family, her future in-laws.

5.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #51 of 63):  904 Grand Avenue, Poplar Bluff (Ward 3), Butler Co., MO, Roll T624_769, p. 253A, SN 26A, SD 12, ED 13, enumerated 28 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 904 537 537 Jennings Frank Head M W 62 M1 29     MO MO MO Eng Carpenter   W N 0 Y Y   O F H
      ________ Ella Wife F W 48 M1 29 12 8 MO AR MO Eng None         Y Y        
      ________ Thomas Son M W 21 S       MO MO MO Eng Guard   W     Y Y        
      ________ Edmond Son M W 23 S       MO MO MO Eng Carpenter House W N 0 Y Y        
      ________ George Son M W 17 S       MO MO MO Eng Messenger Telegraph W N 0 Y Y        
      ________ Maggie M Daughter F W 15 S       MO MO MO Eng None         Y Y Y      
      ________ Carl Son M W 13 S       MO MO MO Eng None         Y Y Y      
      ________ Corwin Son M W 1? S       MO MO MO Eng None         Y Y Y      
      Brown Benjamin J Son-in-Law M W 28 M1  6     IL MO IL Eng Fireman Rail Road W N 0 Y Y        
      _____ May Daughter F W 25 M1  6  2 1 MO MO MO Eng None         Y Y        
      _____ Paul Son M W  2 S       MO IL MO   None                    
*Grand Avenue
Paul BROWN's relationship to the head-of-household is Grandson, not Son.

6.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #12 of 78):  Grand Ave., Poplar Bluff City (Ward 3), 910 Grand Ave., Poplar Bluff Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll T625_909, p. 203B, SN 6B, SD 12, ED 13, enumerated 6+7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* 910 130 134 Ludwig Jno S Head R M W 29 M   Y Y IN KY IN Y Artist Plasterer OA  
      ______ Mae B Wife   F W 34 M   Y Y MO MO MO Y Nurse Practical W 936
      Brown Paul Stepson   M W 12 S Y Y Y MO IL MO Y None      
      _____ Ralph Stepson   M W  9 S       IL IL MO Y None      
910 130 135 Jennings Frank Head R M W 71 M   Y Y MO VA NC Y Carpenter House W  
      ________ S Ellen Wife   F W 57 M   Y Y MO NC TN Y None      
*Grand Ave

7.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 23):  44 South C Street, Poplar Bluff City (Ward 4), Poplar Bluff Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll 1179, p. 172A, SN 10A, ED 12-17, SD 16, enumerated 10 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 44 233 252 Williams Fred Head R 1250 M W 47 M 20 N Y TN TN TN Y Engineer Sawmill W Y N
      ________ May Wife     F W 45 M 19 N Y MO MO MO Y none        
      Jennings Ella M-in-law     F W 68 Wd   Y Y MO NC MO Y none        
      Brown Ralph Stepson     M W 19 S   Y Y MO IL MO Y Salesman Chain Store W Y  
*South C Street

8.  1940 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #56 of 74):  1327 Lexington [St/Ave], Poplar Bluff City (Ward 5), Poplar Bluff Twp., Butler Co., MO, Roll T627_2090, p. 376B, SN 28B, SD 10, ED 12-25, enumerated 10 May 1940, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1940 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1940:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean.
LOC HOUSEHOLD NAME RELATION   PERSONAL EDUCATION   BIRTHPLACE   CIT RESIDENCE in 1935   EMPLOYMENT STATUS FS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30   31 32 33 34
* 1327 820 O 600 N Williams Mae E head F W 55 M N 8 Missouri   Poplar Bluff     N Y - - -   56   Cook Y.M.C.A. PW 32 209    
          Jennings Sarah E mother F W 78 wd N 4 Missouri   Poplar Bluff     N N N N N U            0   0 Y  
*Lexington
9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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