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John Greene "Johnie" Jacobs

Male 1868 - 1945  (76 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Greene "Johnie" Jacobs was born on 26 Oct 1868 in Gibson County, Tennessee (son of Monroe Marshall Jacobs and Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler); died on 24 Apr 1945.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1869, Tennessee


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Monroe Marshall Jacobs was born on 19 Dec 1845 in Tennessee (son of Greene H. Jacobs and Mary Ann Wallingsford); died in 1892 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1846, Tennessee

    Monroe married Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler on 1 Jan 1867 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Christopher Columbus Butler and Mary Ann McHaney) was born on 8 Aug 1851 in Coffee County, Tennessee; died on 1 Dec 1926 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Frances "Fannie" ButlerMary Frances "Fannie" Butler was born on 8 Aug 1851 in Coffee County, Tennessee (daughter of Christopher Columbus Butler and Mary Ann McHaney); died on 1 Dec 1926 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1852, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Email sent 29 Nov 2014:

    Hello, [email address redacted]!

    Mary Frances Butler is one of my great-great grandmothers. You created the FindAGrave.com page about her, so I'm hoping you won't mind a question. Do you have any documentation or source that proves that she was a daughter of Christopher C. Butler (1810-1858) and Mary Ann McHaney (b. 1817)?

    I ask because I have a copy of Judge Edward F. Butler's book The Butler Family, and while it lists six children for Christopher C. Butler and Mary McHaney (who he calls "Mary C. McHaney"), including both of the brothers you show on the FindAGrave page, he doesn't list Mary Frances.

    Judge Butler also shows Christopher C. Butler marrying his second wife, Eliza Jane Sexton, on 8 March 1851, which is doesn't reconcile with Mary Frances Butler being born of Mary Ann (or Mary C.) McHaney on 8 August 1851, five months later.

    My own relationship to Mary Frances Butler is:

    Mary Frances Butler = Monroe Marshall Jacobs
    Kate Jacobs = William Richard Workman
    Mildred Workman = James Delbert Hayden
    James Elbert Hayden = Jeannette Mary White
    Patrick Nielsen Hayden

    Many years ago my mother took notes while talking with Neville Workman, sister of my father's mother Mildred Workman, and Neville clearly remembered that Mary Frances Butler was her mother's mother, and said that Mary Frances's father was Christopher C. Butler--who she remembered as "Christopher Columbus Butler." And I certainly know that Judge Edward F. Butler's book has its share of mistakes. But I'm wondering if you have any further evidence that Mary Frances Butler was the daughter of this particular Butler/McHaney couple.

    Naturally, if there's any question I can answer for you about anybody in this particular cluster of relatives, I'll be happy to do so.

    --
    Patrick Nielsen Hayden

    Children:
    1. 1. John Greene "Johnie" Jacobs was born on 26 Oct 1868 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 24 Apr 1945.
    2. Leonard C. Jacobs was born on 21 Feb 1871 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died in 1956.
    3. Annie Jacobs was born in 1877 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died in 1952.
    4. Floy Jacobs was born on 21 Mar 1882 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 1 Dec 1944; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    5. Kate Jacobs was born on 11 Mar 1886 in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee; died on 4 Jul 1964 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; was buried on 7 Jul 1964 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Greene H. Jacobs was born on 15 Nov 1816 in Person County, North Carolina (son of Caleb Jacobs and Mary Scoggin); died on 30 Jul 1894 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Greene married Mary Ann Wallingsford after 21 Oct 1834 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of Joseph Wallingsford and Nancy Ball) was born in 1816 in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama; died on 1 Feb 1881 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Ann Wallingsford was born in 1816 in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama (daughter of Joseph Wallingsford and Nancy Ball); died on 1 Feb 1881 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Martha M. Jacobs was born in 1835 in Carroll, Tennessee; died in 1855.
    2. Mary L. Jacobs was born on 18 Sep 1837 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 18 Apr 1856 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee.
    3. Isaac H. Jacobs was born on 6 Mar 1840 in Tennessee; died on 26 Apr 1856 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee.
    4. William Green Jacobs was born on 1 Jul 1842 in Madison, Tennessee; died on 13 Jun 1919 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee.
    5. 2. Monroe Marshall Jacobs was born on 19 Dec 1845 in Tennessee; died in 1892 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.
    6. Newton Dunlap Jacobs was born on 27 Mar 1848 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; died on 6 Feb 1908 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee.
    7. Mattie Jacobs was born in 1852.
    8. Andrew Wade Jacobs was born on 7 Feb 1852 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 7 Dec 1930 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    9. Elijah W Jacobs was born on 6 Aug 1857 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 10 Aug 1931 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee.
    10. Walter Jacobs was born on 6 Jan 1861 in Tennessee; died on 15 Sep 1923 in Humboldt, Gibson, Tennessee.

  3. 6.  Christopher Columbus Butler was born on 20 Mar 1810 in Montgomery, North Carolina (son of Elias Butler and Deborah Simmons); died on 26 Mar 1858 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1806, Rutherford, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Death date: Judge Butler says 26 Mar 1857. The Find A Grave page shows a gravestone that clearly says "Mar 20, 1810, DIED Mar 26 1858".

    From The Descendants of Thomas Pincerna, Progenitor of the Butler Family:

    "Christopher was in the 1840 Rutherford County, Tennessee, census in the 30-40 age group. His wife was in the 20-30 age bracket. They had two sons, both under 5 years of age.

    "Christopher C. Butler was apparently named after his grandfather. He was listed in the 1850 Gibson County, Tennessee, census, as C. C. Butler, age 40, from North Carolina, a farmer. His wife was Mary, age 32, from Tennessee. The children were all bom in Tennessee. At home were William, 12; James, 10; John, 8; Van Buren, 6; Benjamin, 4; and Ann, age 2. Nearby were living James Butler, age 48 from North Carolina (and a son named Christopher); Elias T. Butler, age 33 from Tennessee; William Butler, age 61 from North Carolina, and next door to him, W.G. Butler, age 20 from Tennessee; and another C. C. Butler, age 23, from Tennessee.

    "One well published history of Gibson County, Tennessee [History of Tennessee, Nashville: Goodspeed, 1887, p. 865] contained the following account of Christopher Butler's family:

    "'J. F. Butler is a son of C. C. and Mary A. (McHaney) Butler, who were bom in Rutherford County, Tenn., in 1806 and 1818 respectively. They moved to Marion County, 111., and became the parents of seven children. The father was a farmer, and came to Gibson County, Tenn., in 1846, where he died, in March 1857. He was a Democrat, and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church....'"

    *****

    Note that Judge Butler's birth date and place for Christopher C. Butler (20 Mar 1810, Montgomery, NC) differs from that given in the History of Tennessee that he himself quotes (1806, Rutherford County, TN). Unfortunately this is far from the only place where Judge Butler's massive Butler book contradicts itself.

    Judge Butler also has Christopher C. Butler marrying one Eliza Jane Sexton, as his second wife, on 8 March 1851 in Gibson County, TN, which contradicts all the other evidence we have that he was outlived by his wife Mary McHaney. I'm beginning to suspect that we have a case of two C. C. Butler's being conflated. UPDATE, 2 April 2015: Further information from Malania Reynolds, aunt of the person I initially emailed about the parentage of Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler, indicats that it was a Christopher Lafayette Butler who married Eliza Jane Sexton, not the Christopher C. Butler who married Mary McHaney. Malania Reynolds also says she has found no evidence that "our" Christopher C. Butler's middle name was Columbus.

    However, to the question of his middle name, sometime in the 1970s, Patrick's mother interviewed his father's aunt Neville Workman (1904-1986) about her forebears, and we have her pencilled notes from that conversation. Neville stated quite clearly that her mother's mother's father was named Christopher Columbus Butler, and as of 2014 Patrick's mother remembers her being quite firm on that point.

    Christopher married Mary Ann McHaney on 19 Nov 1836 in Wilson, Tennessee. Mary (daughter of William Wilshire McHaney and Sarah "Sally" Word) was born on 12 Apr 1817 in Wilson, Tennessee; died after 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Ann McHaney was born on 12 Apr 1817 in Wilson, Tennessee (daughter of William Wilshire McHaney and Sarah "Sally" Word); died after 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Judge Butler shows her as "Mary C. McHaney".

    The Goodspeed History of Tennessee gives her and C. C. Butler's marriage date as 8 Dec 1836, in Wilson County, Tennessee.

    Children:
    1. William Elias Butler was born on 8 Nov 1837 in Tennessee; died on 1 Aug 1878 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    2. James Madison Butler was born in 1840 in Tennessee.
    3. John Franklin Butler was born on 11 Dec 1841 in Marion, Illinois; died in Aug 1906 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    4. Thomas Van Buren Butler was born on 22 Aug 1843 in Marion, Illinois; died on 30 May 1902 in Jasper, Walker, Alabama; was buried in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Jasper, Walker, Alabama.
    5. Benjamin R Butler was born on 8 Dec 1846 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; died on 3 Mar 1927 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    6. Sarah Ann Butler was born in 1848 in Tennessee; died in 1888 in Elm Springs, Washington, Arkansas.
    7. 3. Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler was born on 8 Aug 1851 in Coffee County, Tennessee; died on 1 Dec 1926 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Caleb Jacobs was born about 1780 in St Lukes, Caswell, North Carolina (son of Benjamin Jacobs and Nancy Simpson); died between 1825 and 1830 in Robertson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1786, Caswell, North Carolina

    Caleb married Mary Scoggin on 3 Apr 1805 in Person County, North Carolina. Mary (daughter of Nathan Scoggin and Martha Johnston) was born on 8 Jul 1784 in Person County, North Carolina; died in 1865 in Carroll, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary Scoggin was born on 8 Jul 1784 in Person County, North Carolina (daughter of Nathan Scoggin and Martha Johnston); died in 1865 in Carroll, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1781
    • Alternate birth: Between 1781 and 1784
    • Alternate death: 30 Dec 1865, Gibson County, Tennessee

    Notes:

    Or Mary Scogon.

    Children:
    1. Blewett Jacobs was born in 1806 in Person County, North Carolina; died in 1860 in Robertson, Tennessee.
    2. Lethia Jacobs was born in 1806 in Person County, North Carolina; died in 1860 in Robertson, Tennessee.
    3. Matilda C Jacobs was born in 1808 in Person County, North Carolina; died on 12 Aug 1902 in Tennessee.
    4. Matilda Jacobs was born in 1808 in Person County, North Carolina; died in 1835 in Tennessee.
    5. Martha Patsy B. Jacobs was born on 12 Aug 1810 in Person County, North Carolina; died on 28 Feb 1903 in Weakley, Tennessee.
    6. Elizabeth Jacobs was born on 12 Oct 1812 in North Carolina; died on 14 Sep 1902 in Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.
    7. 4. Greene H. Jacobs was born on 15 Nov 1816 in Person County, North Carolina; died on 30 Jul 1894 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    8. Lucinda Jacobs was born on 26 Sep 1819 in Robertson, Tennessee; died on 20 Sep 1881 in Medina, Gibson, Tennessee.
    9. William Palestine Jacobs was born on 29 Dec 1822 in Robertson, Tennessee; died on 27 Jul 1909 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee.

  3. 10.  Joseph Wallingsford was born in 1790 in Virginia (son of Nicholas Wallingford and Alice Hayes); died before 3 Nov 1851 in Gibson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Or Isaac Walling(s)ford. The 1850 census has him and his wife in District 1, Gibson, Tennessee.

    Joseph married Nancy Ball about 1813 in Tennessee. Nancy was born in 1796 in Hawkins, Tennessee; died on 4 Jan 1861 in Gibson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Nancy Ball was born in 1796 in Hawkins, Tennessee; died on 4 Jan 1861 in Gibson County, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Not a daughter of James Ballard Ball and Nancy Breeding as claimed in several online sources.

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Ann Wallingsford was born in 1816 in Huntsville, Madison, Alabama; died on 1 Feb 1881 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.

  5. 12.  Elias Butler was born about 1745-1761 in North Carolina (son of Christopher Butler and Ann); died before 1821 in Rutherford, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1775, Virginia

    Elias married Deborah Simmons about 1797. Deborah was born about 1780 in Virginia; died about 1837 in Rutherford, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Deborah Simmons was born about 1780 in Virginia; died about 1837 in Rutherford, Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. Elias T. Butler died on 17 Nov 1883 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    2. Sarah Butler was born in 1800.
    3. James Madison Butler was born in 1800; died in 1880 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee.
    4. Adam S Butler was born in 1805; died in 1870.
    5. Elizabeth Butler was born in 1808.
    6. 6. Christopher Columbus Butler was born on 20 Mar 1810 in Montgomery, North Carolina; died on 26 Mar 1858 in Gibson County, Tennessee; was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Gibson, Tennessee.
    7. Thomas Christopher Butler was born in 1814; died in 1882.

  7. 14.  William Wilshire McHaney was born on 23 Mar 1790 in Pittsylvania, Virginia (son of Andrew McHaney and Mary Dillon); died on 18 Sep 1851 in Marion, Illinois; was buried in Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois.

    Notes:

    1850 census lists him in District 11, Marion, Illinois, occupation "School Teacher."

    William married Sarah "Sally" Word on 23 Mar 1812 in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee. Sarah (daughter of John Word and Frances "Fanny" Collins) was born on 26 Aug 1796 in Halifax County, Virginia; died on 22 Feb 1881 in Marion, Illinois; was buried in Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Sarah "Sally" Word was born on 26 Aug 1796 in Halifax County, Virginia (daughter of John Word and Frances "Fanny" Collins); died on 22 Feb 1881 in Marion, Illinois; was buried in Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Ann McHaney was born on 12 Apr 1817 in Wilson, Tennessee; died after 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee.