Hello, I am the wife of John Richard Jernigan (b 7-14-62); my name is Lillian. I have begun a trace on his family also and am having problems due to the fact that his family would never talk about their ancestors and didn't care about the geneology linage. I have only the following info, but would be glad to share anything I can. You may contact me at LilJernigan@charter.net
. I have only a 30 membership and will not be on here after that.
Anyway, this is what I have.
John Richard Jernigan b. 7-14-62, m. Lillian Dalton 2-14-86
Brothers: Randy , Ray and Jimmy (more info later on these)
Father: John Albert Jernigan m. Shirley Ann Crowley in
John Albert's Father: James Albert Jernigan m. Essie Merle
Williams, (I beleive married in Evergreen also)
John Albert's siblings: Jack and Jake b. 1941(?) (not sure if there were any more, but I don't remember them)
James Albert div. Essie Merle in Evergreen and left her with the twins, Jack and Jake. He then went to Whistler, AL, just outside of Mobile and remarried; to whom I do not know. He did own a hardware store there. They wouldn't or couldn't give me any information. This family is a very disrupted family. The family in Whistler was as bad about distancing themselves as the Jernigans are today. We believe there were 4 brothers, including James Albert and/or his father (?) who split in VA and settled in various states. Currently, we live in Paris, TN and have found yet what seems to be possibly one of the brothers line. They moved here and established a family and home beginning in 1822. I have all of the information from their headstones. Thomas Jernigan is a name within this group, but I do not know if he is the Thomas I read about here, so often. Contact me if I can help, or if you find a thread for them.