07 May 2009

Glen B. Jennings & Evelyn Cherry

Glen B. Jennings and his wife Evelyn Cherry were buried in the Cabiness Ridge section of Rose Hill Cemetery. Their gravestones can be found in the George A. Dure Family Plot.

Glen Bounetheau Jennings was born 18 December 1888 in Charleston, South Carolina to Henry B. Jennings and Martha Glen Reeves. Julia Evelyn Cherry was born 15 December 1891 in Georgia to George R. Cherry (1868-1931) and Emma Dure (1870-1955). Evelyn's parents are also buried in the DURE family plot.1

Glen and his parents can be found in the 1900 Charleston, South Carolina, US Federal Census.2 Glen was one of twelve children. All are listed in A History of the Glen Family of South Carolina and Georgia by J. G. B. Bulloch, MD (November 1923, pages 40 & 41):3

Martha Glen Reeves, daughter of Matthew Sully Reeves and Ellen Jackson Bounetheau, married Henry Burrett Jennings, and had:

- George Simmons Jennings [I think he was listed as "Grange" in the 1900 census], born 14 December 1887; married 24 June 1914 Maud Hill.
- Rosa Lottie Jennings, born 25 February 1881; died in infancy.
- David Jennings, born 1 November 1882; married 25 September 1907 Adelaide Chalmers Gaston.
- Henry B. Jennings, Jr., born 1 August 1883; married 8 January 1913 Josie Sibley.
- Glen Ellen Jennings, born 21 May 1885; died 11 April 1886.
- Helen Trenholm Jennings, born 26 March 1887; married 10 April 1907 Wallace Bailey.
- Glen Bounetheau Jennings, born 18 December 1888; married 9 October 1912 Eveline Cherry.
- Lottie Witte Jennings, born 21 October 1890.
- Ufford Jennings.
- Virginia Pinckney Jennings, born 19 October 1894.
- Elizabeth Porter Jennings, born 18 February 1897.
- Martha Lucas Jennings, born 17 October 1898.

Glen was found in the 1910 Duval County, Florida, US Federal Census. His occupation was Mill Supplies Salesman.4

The engagement of Evelyn and Glen was announced in the Macon Weekly Telegraph (Georgia) 18 August 1912:5
Weddings and Engagements
CHERRY - JENNINGS

Mr. and Mrs. George Robert Cherry of Jacksonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Evelyn, to Glen Bounetheau Jennings of Charleston, S.C., the wedding to occur in the fall.

Miss Cherry is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Cherry and made her home in Macon until the past two years. She is a niece of Leon Dure, of this city, and has a wide circle of friends who will be interested in the announcement of her engagement. During her residence in Macon she was one of the most popular members of the younger set, being a girl of an exceedingly charming and fascinating manner.

Mr. Jennings is a man of sterling qualities and comes from one of South Carolina's oldest and best families.
Glen was living in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia at the time of his World War I draft registration in 1917. His home address was 251 Bond Street.6 A short time later, Glen and Evelyn moved to Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida:7
Macon Weekly Telegraph (Georgia), 3 June 1917
Personal Mention
Mr. and Mrs. Glen B. Jennings expect to leave shortly for Tampa, Fla., to make their home. This announcement is occasioning many expressions of regret from a large circle of friends.
Glen and his wife are found in the 1920 Hillsborough County, Florida, US Federal Census. They were living on S. Willow Avenue, and Glen's occupation was listed as Mill Supplies Manager.8

Glen, his wife, and his wife's parents are found in the 1930 Hillsborough County, Florida, US Federal Census. Glen's occupation was Mill Supplies Manager. Evelyn's father (George Cherry) had an occupation of "wholesale druggist supplier assistant."9

Glen and Evelyn are found in the 1945 Hillsborough County, Florida state census. It was stated that both had a high school education.10

Glen died in Hillsborough County, Florida 8 November 1973.11 Evelyn died 7 March 1981.

Footnotes:
1. Tombstone transcriptions by Stephanie Lincecum. Cabiness Ridge Section, Rose Hill Cemetery; Riverside Drive, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. April 2009.
2. 1900 United States Federal Census. Precinct 2, Charleston Ward 8, Charleston County, South Carolina. ED 98, Sheet 7B, Family 149, Line 69. Viewed online at Ancestry.
3. A History of the Glen Family of South Carolina and Georgia by J. G. B. Bulloch, MD (November 1923, pages 40 & 41)
4. 1910 United States Federal Census. Precinct 17, Jacksonville Ward 3, Duval County, Florida. (ED 75) Viewed online at Ancestry.
5. Macon Weekly Telegraph; Georgia. 18 August 1912 edition. Viewed online at Genealogy Bank.
6. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
7. Macon Weekly Telegraph; Georgia. 3 June 1917 edition. Viewed online at Genealogy Bank.
8. 1920 United States Federal Census. Precinct 3, Tampa Ward 2, Hillsborough County, Florida. ED 38, Sheet 1A, Family 6, Line 18. Viewed online at Ancestry.
9. 1930 United States Federal Census. Hillsborough County, Florida. Viewed online at Ancestry.
10. 1945 Florida State Census. Precinct 4, Hillsborough County. Viewed online at Ancestry.
11. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998

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