JENKINS, PRISCILLA TOMLINSON (1842~1926) Priscilla Tomlinson Jenkins, wife of Confederate veteran James J. Jenkins, was born in Muskogee County, Georgia in 1842. In 1872, she moved to Texas and on July 29, 1882, she married James in Sabine County. James was a Confederate veteran and fought with Company H of the 13th Texas Cavalry. He died on October 25, 1900.
On August 20, 1909, while living in Shelby County, Mrs. Jenkins applied for, and later received, her husbands Confederate Pension from the State of Texas.
After moving into the Confederate Womens Home in Austin, Mrs. Jenkins was later moved to the Austin Lunatic Asylum, now called the Austin State Hospital on March 25, 1924.
Mrs. Jenkins died at the Asylum on May 25, 1926, and was buried later that same day in the Texas State Cemetery.
In all the available records on Mrs. Jenkins, there was never any mention of children, but a Jim Jenkins from Palestine was listed as a correspondent while she was living in the Asylum. Also listed as correspondents were a W. H. Cordrey from Choice, Texas and a niece, Mrs. W. E. Chandler in Center, Texas.
Sources: Widows Application for Pension # 18362; Marriage Certificate, Sabine County; Records, Austin Lunatic Asylum, Austin, Texas; Death Certificate # 19708.