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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffien, 3rd ed., 1886
GEORGE W. JENNINGS was born in Hopkins county, Ky., May 20, 1843, and is a son of Gabriel W. and Martha H. (Mathews) Jennings, natives of the “Old Dominion.” Gabriel W. Jennings was educated and married in his native State, where he learned the tanner’s trade, which he followed in connection with farming several years. In 1826 he bought a farm, on which he resided until his death in January, 1862, in his sixty-seventh year. He wa a soldier of the war of 1812, having served in Virginia in the latter part of that struggle. George W. Jennings was employed on his father’s farm until he attained his majority. He then bought a farm in the Silent Run neighborhood, where he remained for eight years. He then sold the farm and engaged in the drug and grocery trade at Beulah City, continuing the same for some eighteen months. He was then engaged in the same business in Cairo, Henderson Co., Ky., for eleven months. After this he moved his store to Charleston, Hopkins County, where he remained for eighteen months. In 1880 he moved to Dalton, where he has since been engaged in the same business. He was married in November, 1864, to Miss Nancy S. Kirkwood, a native of Hopkins County. Two sons and one daughter have been left them. Mr. Jennings belongs to no church, but is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In politics he is a Democrat.