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Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler

Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler

Female 1851 - 1926  (75 years)

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  • Name Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler 
    Born 8 Aug 1851  Coffee, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Dec 1926  Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I6088  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2016 

    Father Christopher Columbus Butler,   b. 1806, Rutherford, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1858, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann McHaney,   b. 12 Apr 1817, Wilson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1836  Wilson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F3051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Monroe Marshall Jacobs,   b. 19 Dec 1845, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Lavinia, Carroll, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 1866  Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. John Greene "Johnie" Jacobs,   b. 26 Oct 1868, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1945  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Leonard C. Jacobs,   b. 21 Feb 1871, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 84 years)
     3. Annie Jacobs,   b. 1877, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Floy Jacobs,   b. 21 Mar 1882, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1944  (Age 62 years)
    +5. Kate Jacobs,   b. 11 Mar 1886, Milan, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Uriah Jasper Hammonds,   b. 10 Sep 1840, Benton, Polk, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1915, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1895  Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Mary Frances 'Fannie' Butler
    Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler

  • Notes 
    • Regarding the date of her marriage to Monroe Marshall Jacobs: Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950, via familysearch.org says 1 Jan 1867; the same index via ancestry.com says 1866. Laura Hayden points out that the license date could easily have been in 1866 with the actual wedding happening on the first day of the following year.

      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. If you have an Ancestry.com account, you can look at the large public tree I maintain with my wife--my Ancestry ID is "patricknh" and the tree is "pnh&tnh," visible at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/52695446/family?fpid=27557063363.

      --
      Patrick Nielsen Hayden
      senior editor, manager of science fiction, Tor Books
      about.me/patricknh

  • Sources 
    1. [S1058] Findagrave.com page for Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler Jacobs Hammonds., date and state only.

    2. [S1058] Findagrave.com page for Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler Jacobs Hammonds., date only.

    3. [S1058] Findagrave.com page for Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler Jacobs Hammonds.

    4. [S117] The Descendants of Thomas Pincerna, Progenitor of the Butler Family, by Judge Edward F. Butler, Sr. Dallas, 1997, 1999.

    5. [S131] Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950, on familysearch.org.

    6. [S27] Tennessee Marriages, 1780-2002, on Ancestry.com.

    7. [S235] Findagrave.com page for Uriah Jasper Hammonds., date only.

    8. [S27] Tennessee Marriages, 1780-2002, on Ancestry.com., year only.