JENKINS - BASS COLLECTION (CYRUS F. JENKINS DIARY)

Manuscript MS-081

1861-1900

 

SOURCE: Wynette P. Dodson, 1987

SIZE: .25 linear feet

SHELVING UNITS: 1 file folder, 1 volume

PROCESSING: RA, 1992

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

Cyrus R. Jenkins and Cullen Bass lived at Bass' Crossroads in northern Troup County in the mid-nineteenth century. Both men were prominent farmers. Jenkins represented Troup County in the Georgia legislature in 1839. Jenkins' daughter, Amy Arintha Augusta married Bass' son, Cullen Kaiser on 21 December 1876. They were the grandparents of Mrs. Dodson, the donor of this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

A genealogical chart traces descendants and ancestors of Cullen K. Bass and Amy Jenkins. Photocopies of two photographs show Amy Jenkins Bass and the Jenkins home in about 1890. A portion of a scrapbook from Southern Female College contains photos of members of the Bass family and the college buildings about 1895.

Cyrus R. Jenkins' son, Cyrus Franklin Jenkins, served in Company B, 13th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. He was killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia 12 May 1864. His diary, dating from June 1861 to March 1862, describes camp life, marches and skirmishes of the 13th Georgia Regiment in the mountains of western Virginia and along the Georgia coast. A transcript of the diary made by Linda Bogguss Donaldson in 1991 is available in the Archives vertical file.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Folder 1 Linage chart of Calvin Kyle Bobbitt showing Jenkins - Bass ancestry

Scrapbook cover onto which are pasted photographs of members of the Bass family and Southern Female College, c.1895

Photocopy of photograph of Amy Arintha Augusta Jenkins, c.1890

Photocopy of photograph of Jenkins house at Bass' Crossroads, c.1890

Folder 2 Cyrus F. Jenkins diary, June 1861-March 1862

 

TRACINGS

Bass family

Civil War Diaries

Jenkins, Cyrus F. - Diary, 1861-1862

Jenkins family

Southern Female College

Thirteenth Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A.

U.S. History - Civil War, 1861-1865