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Mary Rebecca Jacobs Gaston
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Birth: May 2, 1844
Jefferson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1905
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA

Mary Jacobs, daughter of John Joseph Jacobs and the former Elizabeth Bettis Kimbrough, was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee on May 2nd 1846. Her mother was believed to be of Native American heritage and loyal to the Union during the Civil War.

In 1852, Mary Rebecca's family moved to Monroe County, Tennessee, where her father purchased 155 acres of farm land. Here Mary met her future husband, Jacob VanBuren Gaston, son of James & Polly Gaston. Jacob, a widower with three small boys married Mary on August 16th 1865.

After the war, Mary and Jacob Gaston moved to Loudon County, Tennessee and raised three sons & a daughter, in addition to his three children.

Children of Mary Rebecca & Jacob Gaston:
Robert Jacob Gaston (1870 1914)
Luther Gaston (1871 )
Benjamin Kimbrough Gaston (1875 1957_
Elizabeth Gaston {m. Ragains) (1877 1945)



 
 
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 Parents:
  John Joseph Jacobs (1819 - 1863)
  Elizabeth Bettis Kimbrough Jacobs (1811 - 1901)
 
 Spouse:
  Jacob V. Gaston (1835 - 1906)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Kimbrough Gaston (1875 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Elizabeth Jacobs Ragsdale (1842 - 1922)*
  Mary Rebecca Jacobs Gaston (1844 - 1905)
  Nancy Catherine Jacobs Cook (1850 - 1896)*
  James S. Jacobs (1854 - 1898)*
  Martha Kimbrough Jacobs Vincent (1859 - 1936)*
  John Brownlow Jacobs (1863 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Burial information from Knoxville (TN) City Death Records, 1872 - 1923
 
Burial:
Underwood Cemetery
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: GMG
Record added: Dec 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102017229
Mary Rebecca <i>Jacobs</i> Gaston
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