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Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler

Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler

Female 1851 - 1926  (75 years)

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  1. 1.  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

    Mary married Monroe Marshall Jacobs on 1 Jan 1867 in Gibson County, Tennessee. Monroe (son of Greene H. Jacobs and Mary Ann Wallingsford) was born on 19 Dec 1845 in Tennessee; died in 1892 in Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee; was buried in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    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.

    Mary married Uriah Jasper Hammonds on 17 Jan 1895 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee. Uriah (son of Jesse Hammonds and Martha Mourning Adams) was born on 10 Sep 1840 in Benton, Polk, Tennessee; died on 27 Dec 1915 in Gibson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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]


  2. 3.  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. 1. 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: 3

  1. 4.  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]


  2. 5.  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. 2. 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.

  3. 6.  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]


  4. 7.  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. 3. Mary Ann McHaney was born on 12 Apr 1817 in Wilson, Tennessee; died after 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Christopher Butler was born before 1724 in North Carolina (son of Jacob Butler and Mary); died before 4 Jan 1793 in Duphin, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    With his mother, he was an executor of his father's will, so he has to have been at least 21 in 1745.

    Christopher married Ann before 1744. Ann was born before 1725; died before 1788 in North Carolina. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Ann was born before 1725; died before 1788 in North Carolina.
    Children:
    1. 4. Elias Butler was born about 1745-1761 in North Carolina; died before 1821 in Rutherford, Tennessee.

  3. 12.  Andrew McHaney was born on 17 Mar 1761 in Virginia; died before 28 Dec 1826 in Wilson, Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Also known as Andrew McMahanney; Andrew McMahan. From pension and bounty-land warrant application files, he appears to have fought in the Revolution for three years, in the Virginia line.

    Andrew married Mary Dillon on 16 Nov 1786 in Halifax, Brunswick, Virginia. Mary (daughter of Henry Dillon and Mary Byrn) was born on 5 Jan 1758 in Cumberland, Virginia; died on 14 Jul 1818 in Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Mary Dillon was born on 5 Jan 1758 in Cumberland, Virginia (daughter of Henry Dillon and Mary Byrn); died on 14 Jul 1818 in Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Jan 1758, Cumberland, Virginia

    Children:
    1. 6. William Wilshire McHaney was born on 23 Mar 1790 in Pittsylvania, Virginia; died on 18 Sep 1851 in Marion, Illinois; was buried in Fredonia Cemetery, Odin, Marion, Illinois.
    2. Nancy McHaney was born on 25 Jan 1799 in Wilson, Tennessee; died in 1841 in Tennessee.

  5. 14.  John Word was born on 22 Sep 1738 in New Kent County, Virginia (son of Charles Word and Sarah); died on 1 Aug 1821 in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee; was buried in New Bethel Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 22 Oct 1738

    Notes:

    Soldier, Continental Army (Virginia), American Revolution. Supposedly fought in the 1780 Battle of King's Mountain and survived, unlike his brother Charles Jr. (b. 1740) who was killed.

    For his birth, this site cites Chamberlayne, C. G., The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent and James City Countes, Virginia, 1684-1786 (The Library Board, Richmond, 1932).

    This site says his will "was made on May 25, 1821 and apparently probated August 1821." Named in it was "Sarah (married William McHaney)".

    John married Frances "Fanny" Collins on 9 Nov 1799 in Pittsylvania, Virginia. Frances (daughter of William Collins and Mary) died after 1821 in Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Frances "Fanny" Collins (daughter of William Collins and Mary); died after 1821 in Tennessee.

    Notes:

    Possibly a daughter of William Collins, who died in 1778 on his plantation in Pittsylvania, Virginia and whose will mentions "Dau: Faney Collins." His wife is said to have been Mary Cason.

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah "Sally" Word 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.