Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Edward Jacobs

Male 1891 - 1936  (~ 44 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Edward Jacobs was born in Jul 1891 in Gibson County, Tennessee (son of Leonard C. Jacobs and Hessie Jones); died on 21 Jun 1936.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Leonard C. Jacobs was born on 21 Feb 1871 in Gibson County, Tennessee (son of Monroe Marshall Jacobs and Mary Frances "Fannie" Butler); died in 1956.

    Leonard married Hessie Jones in 1890. Hessie was born in Sep 1871 in Tennessee; died in 1909 in Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hessie Jones was born in Sep 1871 in Tennessee; died in 1909 in Tennessee.
    Children:
    1. 1. Edward Jacobs was born in Jul 1891 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 21 Jun 1936.
    2. Nettie Jacobs was born in Jan 1898 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee; died in 1990.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Monroe Marshall Jacobs was born on 19 Dec 1845 in Tennessee (son of Greene H. Jacobs and Mary Ann H. 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. 5.  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. John Greene "Johnie" Jacobs was born on 26 Oct 1868 in Gibson County, Tennessee; died on 24 Apr 1945.
    2. 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: 4

  1. 8.  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 H. Wallingsford on 23 Oct 1834 in Gibson County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary Ann H. Wallingsford

    Notes:

    Said to have been a daughter of Isaac Wallingsford or Wallingford, born in Spotsylvania, Virginia about 1790, died Gibson, Tennessee 25 Nov 1851, and his wife Nancy Ball.

    Notes:

    Bondsman, Isaac Wallingsford.

    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. 4. 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. 10.  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. 11.  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. 5. 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.