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Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Posted: 1 Dec 2003 8:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Dec 2005 4:06PM GMT
I have a short story on Mr. Jennison in Kansas at the time of the war. If you would like it let me know.
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Autumn 1960 pg.267
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Re: Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Posted: 29 Feb 2004 11:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Dennis,
If this information is in regards to Charles Rainsford Jennison, we are interested. I am helping do research for my husband, who is writing a book about doctors in history.
Thank You,
Linda & Bill Colliflower

Re: Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Posted: 1 Mar 2004 3:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Dec 2005 4:06PM GMT
Hi Linda here is your Info also if you would to Yahoo and put in his name you well find a lot more Info. Look for a site called Organization.www.southfiledjayhawks.com The Info also will have a photo of him.

Probably the most ardent and well-known Jayhawker was Charles R. "Doc." Jennison originally from New York and a practicing medical doctor prior to the war.
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These Info comes from The Letters of Charles Monroe Chase.

In passing Leavenworth we were strongly tempted to drop off and interview this old acquaitances of 1864. This is the home of Jennison, the Kansas Jayhawker, and of his associates. He was a strong slavery man in the'56 times, but when the rebellion broke out the Union side afforded the best opportunities for robbery, and he was nominally a Union man, but really a plunderer of Missiouri property. There are miles and miles of Missiouri thoroughfare on the border, on which Jennison and his men burned every house and in many instances slaughtered the people.
One old lady tells us her experience: Her husband had been reported a rebel by some of Jennison's men. In passing his house Jennison called him out, and, without much parleying, ordered his boys to string him up on his own piazza.
In spite of the woman's entreaties and crying, a rope was fastened to his neck,and, with the other end thrown over a beam, he was jerked several feet into the air. As his neck was not broken, he struggled violently for release, when Jennison ordered two of his mn to jump upon him and break his neck.
This was done, in the very face of his wife "and there" said she, "is the very beam where hey hung him" This is but one specimen of the numerous case of out-lawing perpetrated in those times.
END.
GOOD LUCK.



Re: Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Posted: 2 Mar 2004 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Dennis,
Do you happen to know how charles became a doctor or know anything about his wife Mary Hopkins?
Thank You,
Linda

Re: Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Posted: 3 Mar 2004 6:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Dec 2005 4:06PM GMT
Dr. Charles R. Jennison was born in Jefferson County New York, June 6, 1834. When he was twelve years old he moved with his parents to Wisconsin, and at the age of nineteen years he began to study medicine. After completing his medical course he practiced for a short time in Wisconsin, then came to Kansas.

I looked into a lot of Info. for his wife Mary Hopkins but couldn't find anything sorry.
Dennis S.

Re: Charles R. Jennison murderer 1873 Kansas

Posted: 17 Dec 2011 8:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Charles Ransford Jennison is a great uncle of mine. Do you perchance have any info you can exchange? I descend from his wife's sister. I have quite a bit of info on the Hopkins family and am looking to add to what I have of Charles.

You can email me directly at stressarella@comcast.net
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