Texas Heritage

Descendants of JW & EJR Truitt

 2023 Truitt Cousins Reunion

This year the 2023 Truitt Cousins Reunion was held Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the Truitt Log Cabin in Jenkins, Texas.  A free lunch of turkey and dressing was provided. View the many cabin improvements courtesy of cousin Dale. Thank you for joining us as we honored the legacy of John Wingate and Elizabeth who settled in the Republic of Texas under conditions most if us can’t even imagine. 

View images from the reunion.


This site is dedicated to the Truitt cousins and others who have helped restore and preserve the family cabin and legacy of the Truitt family. It is estimated that to-date there have been over 7,000 past and present cousins that can be traced from this humble beginning. 

We also have a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TruittHeritage) where you can see photo albums from the Reunions.)

179th Anniversary of the Truitt Family in Texas!

2020 marks the 179th Anniversary of John Wingate Truitt and his family's arrival and settling in Texas. John Wingate and his wife Elizabeth Jennings Robinson Truitt and their children constructed a cabin in 1840 at a location now known as Jenkins, in Morris County, Texas. The homestead was granted by the Republic of Texas, Land Grant #68/1839

Official & Public Congratulations

Below are some congratulations and public commemorations of the Texas Truitt's 175th Anniversary:

Family History Documents

175th Anniversary Truitt Family History Book

Those that attended received a copy of the first published edition of the 175th Anniversary Truitt Family History Book (Descendants of John Wingate and Elizabeth Jennings Robinson Truitt). For those that were not able to attend, we are making the Anniversary Book available online. Please click here or on the image to the right to read the book. 

Truitt Cabin Walking Tour Guidebook

◀ For those that were not able to pick up one at the reunion and would like a Truitt Cabin Walking Tour Guidebook (either for reference or if you are interested in touring our historic family cabin) we have provided it (click on image to the left to read online). 

Download PDF

Truitt Cemeteries

For those of you who might be interested in visiting cemeteries where our Truitt ancestors are buried, we have provided an interactive map and location information for cemeteries within a relatively short driving distance of the Truitt cabin. Please click on the image to the right to access. ▶

Video tour of Historical Truitt Cabin

Watch video of Dale Truitt providing a walk-through tour of the restored historical Truitt homestead cabin.

Truitt Cousins' Reunion Group Photos


In front of the Cabin

The 2019 reunion was wonderful.


2018 Reunion Image

2018 Reunion group photo at the Log Cabin.

2015 Truitt Cousins Reunion group photo at the Truitt Homestead Cabin. 

The Truitt Cousins Reunion Location

The Truitt Cousins Reunion is held annually the third Saturday of June at 10:00am at the South Union Baptist Church in Jenkins, Texas. For further location information and directions, please visit the section on the Truitt Cousins' Reunion.