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Frances ROBINS
Husband:  Jacob HAGLER
Birth:  1761, Anson Co., NC, or 13 Mar 1768, Wilkes Co., NC (sources differ)
Death:  1828, Henry Co., TN
Father:  John HAGLER
Mother:  Elizabeth VAN HOOSER

I wonder if Jacob really died in Tennessee.  His daughter was married in Illinois in 1819, and his wife is said to have died in Illinois in 1825.  Or did he go back to Tennessee after the death of his wife?

Marriage:  7 Jul 1786, Wilkes Co., NC
Wife:  Frances "Frankie" ROBINS
Birth:  ca. 1767, Orange Co., VA
Death:  Dec 1825, Madison Co., IL
Father:  William ROBINS
Mother:  Nancy Ann FOSTER
born Wilkes Co., NC:
1.  William Robins "Billie" HAGLER, b. 28 Feb 1787; d. 17 Oct 1832, Troy, Madison Co., IL; m. 1 May 1807, Montgomery Co., NC, or Stewart Co., TN, Elizabeth B. HAGLER [his first cousin], d/o John HAGLER & Dorothy SHANKLIN
  2.  (Maj.) John Leland "Jack" HAGLER, b. 30 Jun 1788
  3.  Nancy HAGLER, b. 8 Oct 1789
  4.  Isaac HAGLER, b. ca. 1793; d. 1815, Stewart Co., TN
  5.  Elizabeth HAGLER, b. ca. 1794; d. Mar 1850, Madison Co., IL; m. 15 Jul 1819, Madison Co., IL, William GOOD
  6.  Joel HAGLER, b. 1794/5 
  7.  Silas Mercer HAGLER, b. 1797/8, NC 
  8.  Elcana/Elkana/Elkanah W. HAGLER, b. ca. 1799; d. ca. 1840, Henry Co., TN; m. 1819, Benton Co., TN, Martha STODDARD
  9.  Larkin James HAGLER, b. 12 Sep 1800; m. Rachel McCORD
10.  Willis Thurman HAGLER, b. 26 May 1802 
11.  Wesley Young HAGLER, b. ca. 1804; d. ca. 1850

born in Wilkes Co., NC, or Stewart Co., TN:
12.  Sarah "Sally" HAGLER, b. ca. 1806; m. Madison Co., IL, John EBERMAN

born in Stewart Co., TN:
13.  Elvira HAGLER, b. 6 Jan 1811

Daughters almost invariable lived with their parents until they married, so how did Elizabeth end up married in Illinois when her father lived and died in Tennessee?  And how did Francis die in Illinois before Jacob died in Tennessee?  Is the deathdate of Jacob wrong?  Did Jacob and Frances divorce?  It's very hard to buy that they moved to Tennessee, then to Illinois, then back to Tennessee.  Did Elizabeth go to Illinois to live with her brother?

Elcana could not possibly have been married in 1819 in Benton Co.; Benton Co. did not exist until 1835.

Timeline the movements of this family toward the end do not make sense
Year Location Event
1768 NC: Wilkes Co. birth of Jacob HAGLER
    birth of Frances ROBINS
1786 NC: Wilkes Co. marriage of Jacob HAGLER & Frances ROBINS
1787 Census NC: Wilkes Co.: Isbels Dist. Jacob HAGLER, head-of-household
1787   birth of son, William
1788 NC  birth of son, John
1789 NC birth of daughter, Nancy
1790 Census NC: Wilkes Co. Jacob HAGLER, head-of-household
c1793   birth of son, Isaac
c1794   birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1794/5 NC birth of son, Joel
1797/8 NC birth of son, Silas
c1799   birth of son, Elkana
1800   birth of son, Larkin
1800 Census NC: Wilkes Co.  Jacob HAGLER, head-of-household
1802 NC birth of son, Willis
1803 TN: Stewart Co. formed from Montgomery Co.
c1804   birth of son, Wesley
1806 NC: Wilkes Co. marriage of daughter, Nancy, to Benjamin STORY
c1806   birth of daughter, Sarah
1806-7 North Carolina to Tennessee family moves
1807   marriage of son, William, to Elizabeth HAGLER
1808 TN: Stewart Co. marriage of daughter, Nancy, to Cleveland HAGLER
1810 Census not found 1810 Tennessee census lost
1811   birth of daughter, Elvira
1812 TN: Stewart Co. marriage of son, John, to Joyce JOHNSON
1815 TN: Stewart Co. death of son, Isaac
1819 TN: Benton Co. marriage of son, Elcana, to Martha STODDARD
1819 IL: Madison Co. marriage of daughter, Elizabeth, to William GOOD
1820 Census -
1821 TN: Henry Co. formed from Stewart Co.
c1820-25 IL: Madison Co. death of Frances (ROBINS) HAGLER
1828 TN: Henry Co. death of Jacob HAGLER
1835 TN: Benton Co. formed from Humphreys Co.
Note:  the children show up later in the 1850 Census of Henry Co., TN, so it is likely the family was always in what is now Henry Co.


1a.  Eleanor Howell, in a WorldConnect database (online at RootsWeb.com) cites the following record:

1b.  Nancy Siddon & M. Hayes.  Wilkes County, North Carolina, Marriages before 1800.  On p. 11:
Jacob HAIGLER m. Francis ROBBINS on 7 Jul 1786, Wilkes Co., NC

2.  Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1787 State or Colonial Census HAGLER JACOB Wilkes Co. NC p. 1 Isbels District

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):
1790 Hagler, Jacob NC Wilkes Co. p. 123 01-02-02-00-00
These data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 free white male 16 or over in or bef. 1774 = Jacob (b. 1768)
2 free white males 15 or under 1774-1790 = William (b. 1787)
= John (b. 1788)
2 free white females all ages in or bef. 1790 = Frances (b. ca. 1767)
= Nancy (b. 1789)

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched).
1800 Hagler, Jacob NC Wilkes Co. p. 42 11010-5201003

4b.  1790-1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1800 HAGLER JACOB Wilkes Co. NC p. 42 52010-11010-03
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
5 males 9 or under 1790-1800 = Larkin (b. 1800)
= Elkana (b. ca. 1799)
= Silas (b. 1797/8)
= Joel (b. 1794/5)
= Isaac (b. ca. 1793)
2 males 10-15 1784-1790 = John (b. 1788)
= William (b. 1787) 
1 male 26-44 1755-1774 = Jacob (b. 1768)
1 female 9 or under 1790-1800 = Elizabeth (b. ca. 1794) 
1 female 10-15 1784-1790 = Nancy (b. 1789) 
1 female 26-44 1755-1774 = Frances (b. ca. 1767)
3 slaves all ages in or bef. 1800 = names unknown

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  not found.  The 1810 Tennessee Census was destroyed, except for Grainger and Rutherford Cos.

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found.  The 1820 Tennessee Census is extant, but on this CD, surnames beginning with letters A thru F are missing.  Please see my WARNINGS regarding use of these CDs.

7.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  not found, as expected.

8.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
GOOD, WILLIAM HAGLER, ELIZABETH MADISON 07/17/1819 0006/0005 00000196

9.  Christinea M. Armbruster.  Ancestors of Joseph Lee Armbruster.  [link died] FamilyTreeMaker User Home Page.

10.  Robert S. Duggan, Jr.  6 Feb 2001.  Hans Jacob HAEGLER Descendants. Link died.

11.  WorldConnect (online at RootsWeb.com).

12.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File (AF).

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