Like many African-American pastors, Moses Jenkins was a community leader, well-respected by the black residents of Hobcaw Barony and by the Baruchs.
Reverend Jenkins was married twice. He and his first wife, Sue, had seven children, all of whom are listed in the U.S. Census of 1900. At that time, he was 35, Sue was 34, and their children ranged in age from five months to fifteen years.
Literacy levels in the family varied. Although Reverend Jenkins could read and write, Sue could not, and neither could Daisy, Minnie Kennedy's mother.
By the time of the census of 1910, Sue had died and Moses Jenkins was married to Hannah, Laura Carr’s daughter, and living with her, two stepsons and three more children. Five of Jenkins’ children from his first marriage lived in the house next door.
In 1930, Moses Jenkins still lived in this house, slightly enlarged, with two of his sons, his sister Georgie, and her four grandchildren.