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Fowlkes Jenkins

Obituary of Sherwood G. Jenkins, Nolensville, Tennessee.

Sherwood G. Jenkins died at his home, in Nolensville, Tenn., October 27, 1915. He was born near Nolinsville April 14, 1843, and lived there all his life, except for the four years in the Confederate army. In his seventeenth year he enlisted in the famous Company F, Starnes's 4th Tennessee Cavalry. He was commissary sergeant and always had plenty to eat for his company. It is needless to say that he was a true soldier, brave yet gentle. There was no part of his life of which he was more proud than the time spent in the Confederate army. On May 10, 1865, he surrendered and was paroled at Washington,Ga., with others of Dibrell's Division who had escorted President Davis to that point. When he returned home, it was to face the common lot of the Confederate soldier-poverty.

In March 1870, he was happily married Miss Charlotte Fowlkes, who survives him, with three sons and five daughters. He was a devoted husband and father, and as a friend he was loyal and true. With his business ability, industry, and pluck, he accumulated a compentency of which any one might be justly proud. He was one of the promoters of the Bank of Nolensville and it president at the time of his death. Truely, he was what is known as a "self-made man." He was an honored member of Company F Association and attended its last annual meeting on September 8, 1915. He was also a charter member of Troop A, of Nashville, by which command he was buried.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1916.

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