Saturday, May 9, 2009


John Jenkins Reunion 2009
for all descendents of John Jenkins and any of his three wives
Date: Friday June 26 - Saturday June 27
Place: Church and Park at Newton, Utah
Maps to Newtonscroll down for more information
Come learn more about your pioneer heritage and get to know your extended family / see heirlooms / share genealogy
REUNION ACTIVITIESclick on each link to learn more
FRIDAYSession at Logan TempleATV Ride to Jenkins' HollowCamping at Logan CanyonIndividual Family ActivitiesSelf-Guided Tour of family historic sites
CLICK for links to more information about individual family group plans:
SATURDAYGather and RegisterGroup PhotosHeirloomsWales -- display and presentation by cousinJerolyn FisherPicnicSkit -- anecdotes from John Jenkins' lifeSelf-Guided Tour of family historic sitesThings to bringDonations
Please help us pass this information on to all descendants of John Jenkins; let all of your family know. If you send your email addresses to us, we’ll add all of you to the e-mailing list for latest updates.
Rosanna (Jenkins) Hunter (great granddaughter of John Jenkins & Mary Oviatt)email: hunterfamily1977@msn.comphone: 801-446-1416
Ken Krull(gg grandson of John Jenkins & Annie Clarke)email: Ken@Krull.netphone: Lana Archibald(great granddaughter of John Jenkins & Anne Maria Jensen)email: lana_a2000@yahoo.comphone: 435-257-7715
Friday, June 26th Individual family get-togethers You can plan your own "mini-reunions" for that day / evening. Camping is available at Newton Reservoir, Logan Canyon and other places in Cache Valley . See these links for hotels and campground reservations:
CACHE NATIONAL FOREST (camping near Logan)NEWTON RESERVOIR camping HOTELS in LOGAN, UTAH (16.2 miles to the east)HOTEL in TREMONTON, UTAH (25 miles to the southwest, near I-15 freeway)HOTELS in BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH (34 miles to the south, near I-15 freeway) BACK TO REUNION SCHEDULETemple session at the Logan LDS Temple Friday, 7:00 p.m. -- for all with recommends who are interested in attending as a groupBACK TO REUNION SCHEDULE ATV Ride to “Jenkins Hollow” (an alpine grove and spring, where John Jenkins hid out from the US Marshalls); we’ll also see the site of Anne Marie's first cabin (hills north of Newton and Clarkston). If you are interested in participating in this ride, you will need to bring your own ATV, helmets, lunch, gas and a camera! The site may also be reached by Jeep. We will be parking north of Clarkston, and riding from there by dirt road. You will get dusty!! Meet at the Newton Church at 9:00 a.m. The ride is about 15-20 miles round trip. Plan 3-4 hours. We usually ride with 2 people per ATV.If you plan to ride with us, call Lana Archibald at 435-257-7715 before June 25th
words from John Jenkins' autobiography about his place at the "Big Meadow" and on the land near Weston, IdahoATV RENTALSA site in LOGAN, UTAH for renting ATVs: I just learned that there is an ATV place here in Logan that rents 4-wheelers. It is called "Zero Gravity" It is a home-based business, but they currently have three 4-wheelers that they can rent to adults and three 3-wheelers. They also have some smaller 3-wheelers that they can rent to kids. They provide a trailer with the 4-wheeler (and 3-wheeler) and the cost is $65/day. They can also deliver the 4-wheeler or 3-wheeler to the site where the ride will begin if needed (in case there are people from out of town with no way to pull a trailer on their vehicle - which is probably a rental car. If you want to put this information out to those invited to the Jenkins Reunion (because I'm sure there are people that would prefer to rent locally rather than having to drive clear to Ogden) - the name of the owner, the address and phone number are below
Sage Price - ZERO GRAVITY151 E. 100 N.Millville, UTPh: 435-760-1091
If there is anyone interested in renting from them, they need to call ahead to reserve - since there are a limited number available. They would like to know by the first of June those who are interested in renting so that they can make sure they hold those machines.The RENTAL PLACES BELOW are all near Ogden, UtahOPEN OUTDOOR RENTALS 801-643-5567 $99 per ATV (includes helmet)
Insurance for vehicle damage is not included, nor availableTrailer rental is $25; however, if you rent 2 ATVs, the trailer rental is included.ATV RENTALS of UTAH 801-347-4115 $109 per ATV (includes helmet);
$25 for trailer rental; $20 for damage insurance (optional)
Call early if you plan to reserve an ATV through them. Mention the John Jenkins reunion and ask for a group discount. See them online at atvrentalsofutah.comBACK TO REUNION SCHEDULE.
CAMPING in LOGAN CANYON -- This invitation to camp here is now available to all Jenkins descendants.The large group site at the Guinavah-Malibu Campground, (8 miles east on highway 89) up Logan Canyon has been reserved. Tent Camping only in group site. Amenites include shade, flush toilets, drinking water and dumpster. COST = $3.00 per person. RV Camping is available at other sites in the campground for an additional fee. The campground is especially unique because of the huge Black willow trees, some reported to be well over 75 years old. These wonderful and majestic trees shade the entire campground and give it a southern delta appearance. Photo MapIf your family would like to camp at this campsite, please contact Fay Michelony at or Ph. 650-922-1107 as soon as possible. The reservation will have to be let go by June 1st if there aren't enough people interested in staying there.Activities at the campground include: dutch oven potluck, campfire program, horseshoes, fishing and hiking.
The Logan River flows through the campground and offers good fishing for cutthroat and brown trout.
The Crimson Trail begins on the east end of the campground at a small, signed trailhead. The trail climbs to a cliff band and follows the band west before descending to Spring Hollow Campground. The Riverside Trail also leads to Spring Hollow.
Between Spring Hollow and Guinavah is the Wind Cave Trailhead. This two-mile trail leads to caves carved by wind and rain.
Saturday, June 27th: Main Gathering at the Newton church -- Newton, UtahRegistration begins at 9:00 a.m. Time for introductions, visiting, and sharing stories and meeting your long-lost cousins Plus GROUP PHOTOS (be sure to arrive in time to be in your group) HEIRLOOMS: There will be display tables with heirlooms, keepsakes, photos, etc. Bring any you have to show to others, including photographs of Wales, Wyoming, Idaho or Utah homesteads. There will be computers, scanners, CD burners and amature photographers on hand to help you make lasting memories.WALES -- cousin Jerolyn Fisher has recently returned from a mission to Wales. She will be brining flags, souvenirs and photos and will give a presentation on the country and its people.BACK TO REUNION SCHEDULEPICNIC LUNCH at 12:30 -- outside under the pavilion or on the lawnPlease bring your own picnic lunch. Drinks will be provided for everyone.
If bringing your own picnic lunch is not easy, you may order a picnic lunch from Sirena Higgs. (see instructions below)Donations will be appreciated, but not required, to help cover costs for the pavilion, the drinks, and the monument.
YOU MAY ORDER A PICNIC LUNCH for $8.00 each Includes 6" sub-type sandwich (roast beef, turkey, or ham), chips, a fruit cup and a doughnutBy emailing SIRENA HIGGS: BEFORE June 13thAll money must be recieved by Sirena prior to June 13th
Sirena Higgs 1088 W. Smith Lane Kaysville, UT 84037After June 13 you will need to call Sirena at 801-544-0162 or Maridene at 801-544-9218 to see if it is still possible for them to make a lunch for you.SKIT: a short skit illustrating interesting experiences from John Jenkins' life will be represented while you enjoy your lunchTHINGS TO BRING: lawn chairs, sunguard, picnic lunch (or money to purchase pre-ordered lunch), heirlooms, cameras, USB or jump drives (memory sticks), possibly mosquito spray, your smile and a great attitude!BACK TO REUNION SCHEDULE.
SELF-GUIDED TOUR OF FAMILY HISTORIC SITES IN NEWTON – Friday or Saturday A map of family historic sites in Newton will be emailed to you before the reunion. You can use it to do a self-guided tour before or after the reunion. Maps may possibly be available at the Newton town library on Friday, and at the Newton Church on Saturday. We’ll let you know more about that later. Don't forget your camera!BACK TO REUNION SCHEDULE.