John Wilburn "Wilburn" Hash, Sr.

Male 1818 - 1896  (77 years)


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  • Name John Wilburn "Wilburn" Hash 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 24 Nov 1818  Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farmer  [2
    Died 9 Oct 1896  Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Hash Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6113  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 Apr 1996 

    Father William Wesley Hash,   b. 0___ 1783, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1851, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Baldwin,   b. 0___ 1789, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1872, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 0___ 1809  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F5814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy Franks,   b. 7 Jun 1822, Joppa, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1905, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1842  (White County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. William Henderson "Buck" Hash,   b. 3 Mar 1847, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1882, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     2. Lee Ann Hash,   b. 0___ 1854, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1925, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     3. Tabitha "Bitha" Hash,   b. 26 Mar 1856, (Van Buren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1937, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Jefferson Davis Hash,   b. 10 Jan 1861, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1938, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. George Washington Hash,   b. 0___ 1865, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1935, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F2240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1818 - Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1842 - (White County, Tennessee) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Oct 1896 - Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hash Cemetery, Rock Island, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • copied from page 378 item number 1130 of a book about early settlers of Tennessee from the White County Public Library
      144 South Main Street, Sparta, TN 38583

      The submitter apparently did not know about the much earlier ancestors of John Wilburn Hash as you will note.

      "The Hash (originally spelled Hache) ancestors fled from their homeland, France,to escape religious persecutions. Not long after their arrival in the New World, they were faced with the struggles and oppression brought about by the Civil War.But with their Hugenot ancestral grit and determination they perserved and made their mark on pioneer TN.

      John Wilburn Hash, Sr. was born Nov. 24, 1818 at Rock Island.His father was William Wesley Hash and his mother was Elizabeth Baldwin Hash.

      On Oct 13, 1842, John married Nancy Franks born June 7, 1822 in White County, the daughter of Jesse Franks and Mary (Polly) Moore Franks.(Note added here by Doris Buhr:Mary (Polly) Moore Franks is descended from the Rev. Richard Denton who came to this country in about 1635.The Rev. Denton is considered by some to be the father of the Presbyterian church in the United States.Sue Montgomery Cooke has a wonderful website about the Denton Family.Denton County and Denton, Texas are named for a Denton descendant.If you use your search engine and type in: Nancy Franks Sue Montgomery Cook Denton Family, you should get to the site. )

      The children of John and Nancy Franks Hash were:

      Elizabeth (Betty) born May 6, 1843, who married John Bybee on Aug. 16, 1860 and died May 25, 1862.
      Mary born JKan. 18, 1845, who married Byrd Gribble on Oct. 4, 1866 and died Jun 24, 1867.
      William Henderson (Buck)Hash born March 3, 1847 who married Josephine Potter on Dec. 18, 1871 and died Jul 28, 1912;
      Margaret Louisa, born Jun 6, 1851 who married Byrd Gribble on Jul 9, 1868 and (2) William Thomas Rowland and died May 5, 1928;
      James H., born Aug. 3, 1851 and died Nov 5 1866;
      Leeann, born 1854 who married William Trousdale Gribble on Oct. 5, 1871 and died Mar 19, 1925;
      Tabitha, born 1857 who married Monroe Gribble in 1872 and died (date unknown) in Coleman, Texas; (correction:Tabitha (my great grandmother)died in 1937 in Waco, Texas. She did live for a time with her daughter Sidya Elizabeth Gribble Brown wife of John Gilliam Brown, in Coleman, but she did not live in Coleman at the time of her death. Also, Tabitha was married to Henry R. Gribble who also died in Waco, Texas. Monroe Gribble was probably a nephew of Henry R. Gribble not her husband.)
      John Wilburn, Jr.born Sept. 10, 1858 who married (1) Mary Holly Mar 20 1892 and (2) Mary Chambers in 1902 and died Nov. 8, 1848;
      Jefferson Davis Hash born Jan 10, 1861 who married Mary (Dolly) Miller on Mar 13, 1890 and died Mar 12 1938; and
      George Washington Hash born in 1864 married Josephine Deaton in 1897 and died Dec 18, 1935.

      These children were the parents of 48 grandchildren for John Wilburn and Nancy and these grandchildren were the parents of 112 great-grandchildren.

      Much of John Wilburn and Nancy's early married years occurred furing the Civil War.So, raising a large family was especially hard when marauding troops were trying to obtain food and supplies by whatever means necessary.John Wilburn once found his oldest daughter Betty (young wife of John Bybee) confronting some of the mauraders at his barn. It is believed that she was pregnant at the time but notwithstanding, she had placed her body against the barn door to hinder the raiders. Instead of shooting Betty, they "shoved" her away from the door. It was at about that time her father came around the corner of his barn to see what was happening. He said to one of his nearby children, "Bring me the gun from the house."One of the soldiers hearing this, took aim at John Wilburn's heart evidently since the bullet clipped one button -- not more-- from John Wilburn's shirt.

      John Wilburn Hash, Sr. died Oct 6, 1896 and Nancy Franks Hash died Sept 10, 1905.They are buried in the Hash Cemetery at Rock Island,TN. Submitted by Bob Roberts, Rt. 1, Box 320, Doyle, TN 38559. Source:Family records and legends."

      My new E-mail address here in Texas is:doris@gvtc.com [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1139] "Hache-Hash Genealogy and Allied Lines", by Lella Gertrude Saylors, 1970, p. 108 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S23] 1850 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed from a microfilm copy of the original, p. 33 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S41100] "Hache-Hash Genealogy and Allied Lines", by Lella Gertrude Saylors, 1970, p. 73 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S47191] Julia Bond | 31 Dec 2012 | jabond7@cox.net | her research can be viewed on http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8217770/family.

    5. [S7731] "John Wilburn Hash and Nancy Franks and Descendants",.