Jernigans, Downton Abbey and King Tut

Here's a question for you. What is the link between the Jernigan/Jernegan family, Downton Abbey, and King Tut?  Well, I'll tell you. As a dedicated Downton Abbey fan, I thought it would be fun to dig into the family of the Earls of Carnarvon to see if somewhere, way back, there just might be some …

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Abraham Jernigan – Father of Stephen?

One of my reasons for starting this blog was to have a platform for people researching the Jernigan family to share information, both concerning their own branch of the family in America as well as the earlier family in England. Someone coming to the blog would hopefully find some useful information to use in their …

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Robert Jernigan of Jasper County, MS

I had previously written about another Jernigan in the area of Smith/Jasper Counties of Mississippi, who had not been known about before. This was Joseph Jernigan, who’s only known appearance in the records of the area is in the tax records for Smith County in 1849. Where he came from is unknown. After his brief …

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The Mystery of Joseph Jernigan

After all of the research that has been done concerning the Jernigans of Smith County, Mississippi, I have never heard anyone mention the name Joseph Jernigan.  Stephen, yes.  Harris, yes.  Francis M., yes.  Never Joseph. It isn't surprising that no one has heard of him.  He does not appear on either the 1840 census, nor …

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Francis Melfort William Fitzherbert – 15th Baron Stafford

While the Jernigans have been a very "prolific" family in America since Colonial times, the family continued on back in England as well.  While I don't have a head count of the surviving Jernegan/Jerninghams in England today, we know there are still many descendants of the high-born Jernegans of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, even …

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Stephen Jernigan – Columbus County, NC, 1830 – 1840

If you have read my earlier posts on my 4th great grandfather, Stephen Jernigan, you will know that his suspected origins are in the areas of Columbus County, NC and Horry County, SC, one of the large areas of Jernigan settlement by the early part of the nineteenth century. We can be fairly certain that …

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Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson

In the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, there were few military heroes of the stature of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson.  In an age where Britain's naval fleet reigned supreme, he was one of the most accomplished leaders to be found sailing the high seas.  His list of naval victories is impressive; San Juan, the Nile, Copenhagen, among many …

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