Jenetta was born in Oct 1842 in Monroe County, Mississippi, the daughter of Dennis Woodruff and Francis Banks.
She died on 4 Dec 1925 in Lonoke County, Arkansas.
She had two marriages/partners. Her first husband was William R. Baldwin, who she married on 8 JAN 1858 in Monore County, Mississippi. Their two known children were Indianna (1866-<1900) and William (1876-1886).
Her second husband was William Jasper Bain, who she married on 24 Nov 1897 in Lonoke County, Arkansas. They had no known children.
|Death||4 DEC 1925||
|Census||9 SEP 1850||
|Census||2 AUG 1870||
|Census||8 JUN 1880||
|Census||19 JUN 1900||
|Census||13 MAY 1910||
|Census||22 JAN 1920||
Census 1920 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Praire Twp and Totten Twp
|Burial||5 DEC 1925||
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Aunt Nett Woodruff Baldwin at age 47 married WJ Bayne, age 55 in November 1897. Second marriage for both.
Note in Emma Flynt Bowie Family Record book in Lola's hand writing "Aunt Nett Woodruff Baldwin Bayne died Dec 4, 1925, widow of Dr. D. W. Bayne." in Emma's hand "Grandpa Baldwin Aunt - his father's sister.” 2019- looks like Nett was sister of his mother, and also his uncle’s wife..
Several Baynes are in Lonoke City Cemetery including WD and Emily probably parents of WJ.
Jenetta is titled Mrs Baldwin in the marriage record.
"Bain" in census 1910 and 1920 after he died. "Mattie Bayne" in 1900 census with William J Bayne and son Logan
lived with "grandpa Baldwin" after Dr Bayne death and buried in Wattensaw with Baldwin family
Hand written note by Lola Bell Baldwin Deese
Dates are wrong somewhere! Carolina is only 10 years older than Margia. per 1880 census, 1850 census Monroe Cty Miss dwelling 129shows Penelope age 8 with family including sister Margt A age 2 months. Assume Maud?? had earlier marriage for some of children?? or Maud is Mordeciah, maybe first marriage with older sister?? Elizabeth age 10, was born Ala.
also 1850 cenus Monroe County, dwelling 668 is Nancy Smith age 55 born Georgia with Mordicai 28, John 26, William 18, Rachel 14 and Minerva Baldwin 13. consider Baldwin brothers Mordeciah and William married sisters Woodruff, Mordeciah twice married a Woodruff.. daughters of Dennis Woodruff.
Mississippi Marriages 1800-1911 on Family Search has Dennis Woodruff, male, daughter Caroline Woodruff with Mordeciah Baldwin, spouse Caroline Woodruff, married 27 June 1855, Monroe County, Mississippi.
Dennis Woodruff married 30 Oct 1834 to Frances Barker in Lawrence Alabama. together with children 1850 census Monroe County Miss.
seems to be connection to Jenetta Penelope Woodruff wife of William R Baldwin. “Aunt Nett Baldwin”
From Emma Flynt Bowie papers “My Family History” 21 pages, first page begins Marion Francis Baldwin son of Maud Baldwin and Margy Woodruff.
MEMORIAL ID 13380236 transcribed as “W Baldwin BIRTH unknown DEATH 16 Jan 1881
BURIAL Concord Cemetery Lonoke, Lonoke County, Arkansas,”
But photo of grave stone W? son of M.R. and Antonett Baldwin, born June 28 1876, died Aug 16, 1886
seems to son of William R Baldwin 1832- bef 1900 and Jenetta Penelope Woodruff 1847-1925 who later married William J Bain.
this child is shown with them 1880 census Choctaw County Miss.
I have assumed that listing in 1880 census for Caroline errors in age and uses nickname or middle name. Every reference found in family indicates Caroline was mother of the seven children with her in that census. 1855 marriage seems right for birth of children with first same 1855. If Caroline was about age 16 when first child born, then assume Caroline born about 1839.
Also consider evidence that Baldwin brothers married Woodruff sisters, Morg & Caroline 1855, then William R and Jenetta/Nettie/Penelope in 1858.
1850 Census of Lawrence County Alabama has Dennis and Francis Woodruff with 4 daughters and 1 son. Jenetta is 2nd youngest born 1842, Only the oldest daughter, Mary A was born Alabama and age is as I’ve assumed for Caroline. Therefore, for working purpose I’ll assume at Caroline and Mary A are the SAME PERSON, and I will use name Carolina Mary Woodruff until confilct is found.
Note 1840 census Dennis Woodruff has two daughters under age 5; supposely Caroline/Mary and Elizabeth.
As of Dec 2020, I have DNA matches with 3 descendants of Thomas J Woodruff, son of Dennis and Francis. jdiano1 15cM in 3 segs, unweighted 24cM, longest 11cM. Cathy Shellenberger, 40 cM in 5 segmetns, unweighted 50cM, longest 18 cM and cy2u71 has 21cM in 2 segments, unweighted 24cM, longest 16 cM.
|Source:||Census 1920 Arkansas, Lonoke County, Praire Twp and Totten Twp|