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Mary Ann McHaney

Female 1817 - Aft 1880  (> 64 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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.

    Mary married Christopher Columbus Butler on 19 Nov 1836 in Wilson, Tennessee. Christopher (son of Elias Butler and Deborah Simmons) 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. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    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. 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.

    Mary married John Reynolds in 1862 in Gibson County, Tennessee. John was born in 1814. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  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]


  2. 3.  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.

    Notes:

    Her grave says that she died on 22 Feb 1881, age 84 years, 5 months, and 27 days, which yields a birthdate of 22 Sep 1796. This is over three years before the 1799 marriage date for her parents given in two different ancestry.com-hosted indices of Virginia marriages.

    Children:
    1. 1. Mary Ann McHaney was born on 12 Apr 1817 in Wilson, Tennessee; died after 1880 in Gibson County, Tennessee.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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]


  2. 5.  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. 2. 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.

  3. 6.  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 died after 1821 in Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Frances "Fanny" Collins 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. 3. 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Henry Dillon was born on 4 Dec 1732 in Goochland, Virginia (son of Thomas Dillon and Mary LeBotille); died in 1798 in Cumberland, Virginia; was buried in Hodges Cemetery, Fieldale, Henry, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1 Nov 1806, Campbell County, Virginia

    Henry married Mary Byrn in 1751 in Cumberland, Virginia. Mary was born on 15 Aug 1737 in Goochland, Virginia; died in 1814 in Virginia; was buried in Hodges Cemetery, Fieldale, Henry, Virginia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  Mary Byrn was born on 15 Aug 1737 in Goochland, Virginia; died in 1814 in Virginia; was buried in Hodges Cemetery, Fieldale, Henry, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Dillon was born on 5 Jan 1758 in Cumberland, Virginia; died on 14 Jul 1818 in Tennessee.

  3. 12.  Charles Word was born before 14 May 1710 in New Kent County, Virginia (son of John Word); died in 1792 in New Kent County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 14 May 1710, St. Peter, New Kent, Virginia

    Notes:

    GX5 grandfather of William Faulkner:

    Charles Word (1710-1792) = Sarah (Collins?) (1710-1742)
    Charles Word (1740-1780) = ?
    Thomas Adams Word (1768-1831) = Justiana Dickinson (1776-1865)
    Caroline Word (1798-1862) = Joseph William Faulkner (c1795-c1842)
    Col. William Clark Falkner (1825-1889) = Holland Pearce (c1830-1849)
    John Wesley Thompson Faulkner (1848-1922) = Sarah "Sallie" McAlpin Murry (1850-1906)
    Murry Cuthbert Faulkner (Falkner) (1870-1932) = Maud Butler (1871-1960)
    William Faulkner (Falkner) (1897-1962)

    Note that according to William Faulkner and Southern History by Joel Williamson (1995), Faulkner's Charles Word ancestor was born in Landaff, Glamorganshire, Wales. Two things about this, though.

    First, Williamson's citation for this is an item in the Ripley Public Library, Ripley, Mississippi, called "A Genealogy of the Word Family Written by James Word, December 23, 1882," which was provided to the Ripley library on an unknown date by one Eleanor MacDonald of Farmington, New Mexico. The Ripley library "has collected a vast amount of highly valuable relating to Ripley and Tippah County, the original seat of the Falkners in Mississipi." This does not suggest that Williamson's source represents the latest scholarship.

    Second, most online Word genealogies appear to agree that the original Word immigrant came from Llandaff, but they push that immigrant back a couple more generations to a John Word supposedly born in Llandaff around 1650. A subset of these trees claim that the Words were originally from Scotland and merely sailed from Llandaff.

    It does appear, at any rate, that there was indeed a Charles Word in Virginia, who died about 1792; who was married to a woman named Sarah; whose son Charles died in the Battle of King's Mountain in 1780; who had another son named Cuthbert who died in 1781 as a prisoner of the British on board the ship New Jersey; and who had a son named John who married Fannie Collins. We tentatively take this person to be both Patrick's ancestor and Faulkner's, wherever he was born.

    Charles married Sarah. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Sarah
    Children:
    1. 6. John Word was born on 22 Sep 1738 in New Kent County, Virginia; died on 1 Aug 1821 in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee; was buried in New Bethel Cemetery, Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee.