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Who owns the Mumford DeJarnette of Autauga County, Alabama prayer book now?

Dr. Hugh M. De Jarnette emailed me with this special request. The Mumford DeJarnette prayer book has wonderful information, but it is not known who owns it so the information can not be verified. If you have information about the location of the prayer book, please answer in the Reply section below.


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DeJarnette Prayer Book – Autauga/Lowndes Co.’s, AL

This is the prayer book record of the Mumford De Jarnette family. Mumford De Jarnette never lived in Alabama, but his wife, Frances Hannah Pickett De Jarnette and her surviving children, John Pemberton DeJarnette, James Terry De Jarnette, William Pickett De Jarnette, and Martha Owen De Jarnette all came to Alabama. All but Martha can be found in Autauga Co. in the 1850 census. Martha had married Cornelius Robinson and was living in Lowndes County. After Frances Hannah Pickett De Jarnette died, the prayer book was kept by Martha Owen De Jarnette Robinson. So, this prayer book listing has genealogical importance to Autauga for the DeJarnettes and to Lowndes for the Robinsons.

There are two entries in this Prayer book unexplained:

‘This book belongs to Christopher De Jarnette, 1801.’

‘Mumford De Jarnette, his book.’

The following was written by Francis Kathleen Robinson, granddaughter of Martha

Owen DeJarnette Robinson, in 1934:

“Evidently, at the death of Christopher DeJarnette, this book passed into the hands of others, as the first birth records are of the John DeJarnette line. At his death in 1785, it was owned by Mumford DeJarnette of Wadesboro, Anson Co., NC. At his sudden death, it passed to the hands of John P(emberton) DeJarnette and at his death it went to the James Terry DeJarnette line and has so remained to date, 1934.

“According to the traditions of the family, John, Christopher, and Montford DeJarnette, brothers and Huguenots, left France in 1685 or before. Their father was a Marquise. One maiden aunt, a sister of the Marquise, was beheaded since she would not leave France or become a Catholic. These brothers went to England until they could take passage to America. While in England, they joined the Church of England as it was the nearest allied to their faith. It was in England that they bought the Prayer book in which are the names of most of our direct line, from John DeJarnette to the fourth and fifth generations since then.

“Our line runs, John DeJarnette, 1748-1785, his son Mumford, 1776-1823; his daughter Martha Owen DeJarnette Robinson, 1812-1896; her son John William Robinson, 1843-1884, then his five daughters – Neil, Mary Owen, Francis Kathleen, Bessie May, and Jessie Belle Robinson.”

The book, at one time belonged to Mrs. Samuel A. Caldwell, probably in the 1930’s. This was copied by Mrs. E. S. Garrett (Frances Kathleen Robinson-Garrett) for the Pickett Chapter of the DAR, of which she was a founding member.

 

DeJarnette Cemetery #2 Autauga County, AlabamaDeJarnette Cemetery 2 in Autauga County, Alabama

Births

John De Jarnette, born June 22, 1748, Prince Edward County, VA.

Jemima Owen De Jarnette, born 1752, Prince Edward County, VA.

Martha De Jarnette, born September 8, 1769.

John De Jarnette, born March 27, 1774.

Mumford De Jarnette, born October 14, 1771.

Mumford De Jarnette, born February 10, 1776.

Phoebe De Jarnette, born 1778.

Frances Hannah Pickett De Jarnette, born August 21, 1780.

John De Jarnette, born September 21, 1799.

John Pemberton De Jarnette, son of Mumford & Frances H. Pickett De Jarnette, born September 5, 1804 in North Carolina.

James Terry De Jarnette, son of Mumford & Frances H. Pickett De Jarnette, born January 7, 1806.

William Pickett De Jarnette, son of Mumford & Frances H. Pickett De Jarnette, born March 1, 1810.

Martha Owen De Jarnette, daughter of Mumford & Frances H. Pickett De Jarnette, born October 22, 1812.

I was born, so they say, on the 25th day of September, 1805, Cornelius Robinson.

Eliza McBride, born April 3, 1808 in North Carolina.

Joseph Pickett De Jarnette, son of James Pemberton and Eliza Ann Stokes DeJarnette, born April 15, 1826.

Frances Eliza De Jarnette, daughter of James Pemberton and Eliza Ann Stokes DeJarnette,, born May 2, 1828.

Mumford Stokes De Jarnette, son of James Pemberton and Eliza Ann Stokes DeJarnette, born January 19, 1830.

James Terry De Jarnette, son of James Pemberton and Eliza McBride McQueen DeJarnette, July 30, 1831.

Mary C. De Jarnette, daughter of James Pemberton and Eliza McBride McQueen DeJarnette, born October 6, 1837

Martha Ann De Jarnette, daughter of James Pemberton and Eliza McBride McQueen De Jarnette, born December 2, 1833.

Cathlene Iantha Owen De Jarnette, daughter of James Pemberton and Eliza McBride McQueen De Jarnette, born May 15, 1840

Lydia McBryde De Jarnette, daughter of James Pemberton and Eliza McBride McQueen De Jarnette, born august 20, 1842.

John Joseph De Jarnette, son of James Terry and Mary J. Stark De Jarnette, born October 6, 1852.

Marriages

John De Jarnette married Jemima Owen on January 12, 1769 in VA.

Mumford De Jarnette married Frances Hannah Pickett on November 12th, 1798 in North Carolina.

John Pemberton De Jarnette married Eliza Ann Stokes on May 21, 1825 in Alabama.

James Terry De Jarnette married Eliza Ann Dismukes in about 1832.

Martha Owen De Jarnette married Cornelius Robinson January 3, 1828 (in Montgomery County, AL).

John Pemberton De Jarnette married Eliza McBryde McQueen, his second wife, on September 9, 1830.

William Pickett De Jarnette married Frances McBryde on April 1, 1831.

Joseph Pickett De Jarnette married Mary E. Gholson on December 28, 1843 (in Autauga County, AL).

Frances Eliza De Jarnette married Hugh M. Farrior on December 22, 1847 (in Autauga County, AL).

Elizabeth Ward De Jarnette married Edward Maule on March 6, 1849.

James Terry De Jarnette married Mary Josephine (Stark), his second wife, on November 13, 1851.

Mary C. De Jarnette married David Rudolph Myers on December 14, 1853 (in Autauga County, AL).

Kate De Jarnette (Catherine Iantha Owen De Jarnette) married William Jemison

Mims on March 18, 1857 (in Autauga County, AL)

Iantha Owen De Jarnette married Dr. Ike Lanier, May 1, 1860 (in Autauga County, AL).

Mary Eliza De Jarnette married Major Thomas Tate on May 14, 1879.

Mary Myers Mims married Joseph S. Smith on February 10, 1880.

Laura Grace Mims married John Calhoun Jones on Feburary 4, 1883.

Claiborn Myers married Kate De Jarnette in October, 1882.

William Jemison Mims, Jr. married Annie Liles on October 13, 1891.

Kate Eliza Myers married James Burkhalter on December 23, 1891.

Walter Mims married Dora Liles on November 17, 1896.

[Dora Liles and Annie Liles, who married William Jemison Mims, Jr., were first cousins]

Mary Mims Myers married Rev. Samuel A. Caldwell on March 18, 1897.

Deaths

John De Jarnette died before December 21, 1785.

Jemima Owen De Jarnette Gould died in 1828 in North Carolina.

John De Jarnette died on December 21, 1799, age 3 months.

Mumford De Jarnette died on August 3, 1823 in Wadesboro, NC.

Eliza Ann Stokes De Jarnette died January 29, 1830.

Tod Robinson, son of M. O. De Jarnette and Cornelius Robinson died on June 5, 1834.

Mumford Archibald De Jarnette, son of William Pickett and Frances McBryde DeJarnette died on September 27, 1835 (buried in the De Jarnette Cemetery, Autauga County, AL).

Cathleen Iantha Robinson, daughter of Cornelius & M. O. De Jarnette Robinson, died on September 21, 1835.

Martha Owen Robinson, daughter of Cornelius & M. O. De Jarnette Robinson, died on March 28, 1831.

Frances Hannah Pickett De Jarnette, wife of Mumford De Jarnette, died on November 27, 1840 (buried in the De Jarnette Cemetery, Autauga County, AL).

John Joseph De Jarnette, son of James Terry and Eliza Ann Dismukes De Jarnette, died on July 10, 1853 (buried in the De Jarnette Cemetery, Autauga County, AL).

John Pemberton De Jarnette died on August 18, 1853 in Autauga County, AL; he was buried near his home.

James Terry De Jarnette died on September 22, 1803 in Autauga County, AL (year of death appears to be in error as James Terry De Jarnette was born January 7, 1806.)

William Pickett De Jarnette died june 30, 1861, Lanterns Cross Roads, Fairfax County, VA, a war victim, CSA.

Joseph Pickett De Jarnette died on May 6, 1855.

Mumford Stokes De Jarnette died in July, 1863.

Kathleen De Jarnette Mims died on November 25, 1907.

Laura Grace Mims Jones died September 13, 1909 in Birmingham, AL.

David Rudloph Myers, Sr. died August 7, 1909.

Mary C. De Jarnette Myers died on May 17, 1917.

Rebecca A. Myers Cronninger died in March, 1923.

D. Augustine Myers died on August 8, 1863 at Mt. Lebonon, LA.

David Myers died in Milligan, Texas.

Claiborne C. Myers died on August 26, 1892, age 36 years.

John De Jarnette Myers died August 26, 1893, age 39 years.

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