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Kate Jacobs

Kate Jacobs

Female 1886 - 1964  (77 years)

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  • Name Kate Jacobs  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1886  Milan, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Alternate birth 1887  [1
    Alternate birth 11 Mar 1887  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1964  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I8583  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler,   b. 8 Aug 1851, Coffee, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1926, Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1866  Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Richard Workman,   b. 4 Oct 1875, Fulton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1945, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1903  Gibson, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Neville Workman,   b. 12 Dec 1904, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1986, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Mildred Workman,   b. 9 Mar 1911, Fulton, Fulton, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1990, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Kate Jacobs
    Kate Jacobs

  • Notes 
    • Her father Monroe Marshall Jacobs died when she was about five years old. Then when she was nearly eight, her mother married Uriah Jasper Hammonds.

      When she was sixteen, she herself married William Richard Workman, her stepfather's nephew, twelve years older than her. (William's mother Narcissa was Uriah Hammonds's sister.)

      Sometime in the late 1920s, when she was about forty and her younger daughter Mildred was still in her teens, she bundled up both daughters and left for Michigan (legend says, in the middle of the night), never to see her husband again.

      According to my father, Neville stayed in occasional touch with her father, but Kate and Mildred had nothing further to do with him.

      I'm always wondered if she was pressured into marrying her stepfather's nephew while she was still in her teens, and if the marriage ultimately worked out as well as such an arrangement might have been expected to. The abruptness of her departure does suggest some kind of sudden and unpleasant discovery or event. (Alternately, her mother's death in 1926 might have been what finally set events in motion.)

      --PNH

      One of the witnesses to the record of William Workman posting marriage bond was a "J. T. Hammonds". Possibly William Workman's cousin James Thomas Hammonds (1863-1914), son of Younger Hammonds -- or possibly William's cousin Thomas James Hammonds (b. 1865), son of Kate's stepfather Uriah Jasper Hammonds by his previous wife Mary Elizabeth Bobbitt. At any rate, it does seem like Kate Jacobs spent a lot of her early life overwhelmingly surrounded by Hammondses.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2242] 1910 United States Federal Census, on Ancestry.com.

    2. [S2219] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, on Ancestry.com.

    3. [S1263] Personal records held by P & T Nielsen Hayden.

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