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JAYNES Dorchester to Kentucky 1850s
Posted by: Carolyn LeVesque (ID *****9259) Date: July 18, 2006 at 23:15:17
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Here is some details about the JAYNES family from England that came to Kentucky just prior to the Civil War. Gerrie Stults and her daughter Karen have helped immensely in gathering materials from England, include the 1851 records from the parrish of All Saints, Dorchester. In that record the JAYNES family is as follows: head of household, High East Street, as Robert F. JAYNES, age 44, a joiner journeyman (a joiner is a woodworker who makes and installs architectural woodwork) born in Gloucestershire, Tewkesbury; his wife Mary, age 41, born in Dorset, Frampton (there is an X for her in the column marked “Whether blind, deaf or dumb”); and children Martha, 15, a dressmaker’s apprentice; Sarah, 10, scholar; Matilda, 6, scholar; Louisa, 5, scholar; Frederick, 1 - all born in Dorchester, except for Louisa, who was born in Frampton.

Not included in this list was the JAYNES eldest daughter, Eliza. She was already married at the time to William WARREN. And in just a few years, her younger sister Martha would follow suit by marrying William WARREN’s brother, Henry WARREN. Daughter Rebecca JAYNES appears to be listed as a parlour maid in the household of 73 yr old Thomas COOMBS, attorney, living at High West St, in Dorchester Holy Trinity census that same year.

The JAYNES or JEYNES family goes back a long way in the Gloucestershire area. The earliest I found was the 1598 christening of Henrye JAYNES’ daughter Martha. In one volume of marriages there for the years 1771-1784, JAYNES are mentioned 4 times (including a Robert JAYNES and Mary HARRIS married on 7 Apr 1774 - perhaps our Robert’s father or grandfather). A volume of baptisms for 1550-1708 has 11 mentions (3 of which from 1601-1605 are children of a Robert JEYNES - perhaps another distant relative carrying the name “Robert” for generations).

To continue with our family of focus, Robert JAYNES and Mary ROGERS were married 23 APR 1832 in All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset, England. Mary was born 26 Dec or 12 Jun 1809 in Fordington, Dorset, the daughter of Thomas ROGERS (b. 23 Sep 1777, Stickland, Dorset, d. 18 Mar 1841) and Rebecca FOSTER (b. Sep 1780, Dorchester, Dorset).

In any case, the two intermarried families of JAYNES and WARREN set off for the USA and settled in Kentucky in the mid-1850s; the WARRENs in Lexington, Fayette county, and the JAYNES in the Paris, Bourbon county, area. Information about the WARRENS (William WARREN Sr with 2nd wife Marcia Burt, his sons William Jr., Henry, George and daughter Jayne) can be found elsewhere.

The 1860 Census, Bourbon, Flat Rock P.O., lists R. F. JAYNES, 53 yrs, as a master carpenter. The household includes Mary and children Rebecca, Sarah, Matilda, Louisa and Frederick. The three oldest daughters are listed as mantua makers (see for an excellent article on this occupation).

The 1870 Census, Bourbon, Paris Precinct shows Robert JAYNES, age 63, as a toll gate carpenter (interesting, because his son-in-law William WARREN started out as a toll keeper in 1864). Also listed is Mary, his wife, Sallie [Sarah](30) and Matilda (26), who are still mantua makers (dressmakers), and Frederick, now 20 yrs old and working as a hardware clerk.

The same census, but for the 1-WD Paris area, lists daughter Rebecca JAYNES, age 30 (fudging on her age) working as a milliner, perhaps as a partner with Mary BROWN, daughter of the head of household where Rebecca is living. There are eight young women living there, all making hats or dresses for the fashionable set in Paris, Kentucky.

1870 finds the youngest JAYNES daughter Louisa married into the BALGER family. The census record is not a clear copy and names are abbreviated, but it appears she and her 27 year old husband - name? - (who is a miller, born in England) and their two sons (William, 8; Thomas, 5) and newborn daughter are living with another English-born family (name unclear). Their home is in the
Louisville area, where another BALGER lives (William, age 28, "wiper of engines"). Both this BALGER and his wife were born in Ireland. Oddly enough, that same year in Paris, where Louisa's family lived, there is a James BALGER listed, also age 28, but from New York, with a wife from Ohio, two children and a servant. The census prior (1860) shows an English born Edward BALGER living in New York (related to James?). He is a 25 year old shoemaker, perhaps married, with six children ranging in age from 16 to 2, but none of them of the right age to be Louisa's husband. Just coincidence, I suppose, with none related to the other.

1880’s census for Paris, Bourbon county shows Mary JAYNES as the head of household now. Age 70, she has been widowed sometime in the last decade, but still has her three “spinster” daughters around her. All three daughters are dressmakers: Rebecca, 40; Sallie [Sarah], 39; and Tillie [Matilda], 35.

By 1900’s census of 2-Wd Paris, the daughters are orphaned and Rebecca JAYNES leads the trio of dressmaking sisters.

1910 finds Sallie JAYNES at the same address as the 1900 census, now as head of household, but Rebecca and Matilda are still living with her and they’ve taken in a widowed lodger. It appears they are still sewing for their livings. Sallie was on a church (First Presbyterian Church of Paris) committee in October of 1910. However, Sallie will be dead by 4 Jun 1911( there is a notice on page 9 in the "Leader" the next day: "Miss Sallie JAYNES, of Paris, a relative of the large WARREN family of Lexington, died at the Good Samaritan hospital Sunday.") and Rebecca will die 12 Sep 1918 (about two weeks before the flu pandemic hit Kentucky).

1920 brings Tillie [Matilda] JAYNES to the front at age 75. However, there are no longer sisters surrounding her, but in their stead there are six ladies, single and married, boarding with her, who are working as cashiers, salesgirls, teachers, etc.

And in 1930, at 86, Aunt Tillie JAYNES has found respite in a large home at 620 North Limestone, Lexington with her nephews, nieces and their husbands: William Freeman WARREN, and Frederick Shipman WARREN, Lillie and Chester COMPTON, Lulla and Thomas TILEY. Just down the street at 606 N. Limestone is the home of more relatives, Edward WARREN, wife Sally, and two in-laws. Tillie will pass away one budding spring day, 17 Mar 1934.

And what of the lone son, Frederick? Sadly, Frederick had a tragic death. He married Susan B[oone?] INGELS, a daughter of William T. INGELS and Mary R. (nee VIMON, a Huguenot family). W.T. was a prosperous farmer in the area, born July 13, 1819 to Boone INGELS, an earlier settler in Paris who was said to be related to Daniel BOONE via Mary BOONE. Evidently Frederick dressed as Santa Claus on Dec. 25, 1879, and, standing next to the Victorian Christmas tree that was trimmed with candles, his clothes caught fire and he died as a result of his injuries. He was about 29 years old and Sue was 26. They had no children. The 1900 census later finds widowed Susan B. JAYNES living at home with her widowed mother Mary INGELS, along with one of her brothers, his wife and their two children. It appears she never remarried.

Here is a recap of the JAYNES family (going only to the 4th generation where known):

1. Robert F. JAYNES (abt 1807 - before 1880), married 23 Apr 1832 to Mary ROGERS (12 Jun 1809 - before 1900)

2. Eliza JAYNES (abt 1832 - 23 Dec 1898), married William WARREN (abt 1830 - 27 May 1914) (Note: known dates of death will have an asterisk, otherwise, dates given are burial dates, per Lexington Cemetery WARREN family plot card, Lot 91, Section O or other. Burials were usually within a day or two of death. Also note Lexington Cemetery on-line info is not 100% accurate.)
3. Frank WARREN (abt 1853 - ?, last “seen” 1870 census)

3. William Freeman WARREN (abt 1855 - 14 May 1938*), never married

3. Edward Henry WARREN (abt 1856 - 20 Jul 1943), married Sallie/Sally JESSE (abt 1859 - Feb 1, 1941)
4. Jessie WARREN (abt 1884 - ?)
4. Willis H. (abt 1888 - ?)

3. Walter Gawler WARREN (abt 1858 - 23 May 1936*), married Lille E. ? (abt 1858 - 23 Feb 1917)
4. son WARREN (name on 1900 census unclear)(July 1879 - ?)
4. Fay W. WARREN (married John SANBORN)
4. unknown WARREN, died before 1910

3. Mary C. WARREN (abt 1860 - ?), married W. Edward JOHNSON

3. Frederick Shipman WARREN (abt 1864 - 22 Jun 1943), never married

3. George R. WARREN (abt 1864- 7 Nov 1937*), married 15 Oct 1896 to Rose E. WHITFIELD ( abt 1855 - 11 Dec 1940*), no children

3. Lucy “Lula” Jaynes WARREN (abt 1871 - 28 Feb 1966), married Thomas Dudley TILEY (abt 1865 - 13 Sep 1933)
4. Louise Dudley TILEY

3. Lilly/Lillie WARREN (abt 1873 - 20 Apr 1957) married Chester Mitchell COMPTON (abt 1875 - 5 Jun 1954), no known children

3. Nannie Eagle WARREN (abt 1876 - 12 Jul 1920), never married

2. Martha JAYNES (abt 1836 - buried 14 Jul 1899), married Henry WARREN (abt 1833 - Mar 1898) (Note: known dates of death will have an asterisk, otherwise, dates given are burial, per Lexington Cemetery WARREN family plot card, Lot 65, Section L, Location N.)
3. Thomas Louis WARREN (abt 1873 - 31 Dec 1948*), married 11 Sep 1900 Jennie Albin BAXTER (2 Jun 1881 - 10 Feb 1970)
4. Martha Jaynes WARREN [my grandmother](20 Jun 1901 - 17 Mar 1981), married 16 Sep 1919 to Henry Garnett LEVESQUE (11 May 1898 - Oct 1971, son of Dr. Henry CLIFFORD LEVESQUE)
4. Thomas Louis WARREN (25 Jul 1902 - Sep 1973), married Mabel MAXWELL (16 Dec 1904 - Jul 1980)
4. Henry Russell WARREN (27 Jun 1911 - 29 Jan 1972), married 20 Apr 1935 Lucille Evelyn PHILLIPS (19 Sep 1913 - 26 Apr 1999)

3. William Henry WARREN (abt 1859 - 30 Mar 1945), married Annie M. ? (abt 1859 - 14 Dec 1932)
Thomas Phillip WARREN

3. John Austin WARREN (abt 1869 - 4 Oct 1944), married 11 Jun 1903 Katherine Malon HUKILL (abt 1869 - ?), no known children

3. Fannie F. WARREN ( abt 1865 - 19 Jan 1946 ) married 15 Jun 1898 Edwin S. YOUNG (abt 1862 - 19 Aug 1921)
Mary Wells YOUNG (abt 1902 - 17 Aug 1994)

3. Elizabeth Martha WARREN (abt 1877 - 9 Aug 1957), married 19 Dec 1901 George J. MICHLER (abt 1876 - 16 Nov 1949)
4. Charles MICHLER (12 Dec 1905 - Apr 1966)
4. Elizabeth Warren MICHLER (abt 1910 - 19 Feb 1959), unmarried
4. George MICHLER
4. Martha MICHLER (6 May 1914 - 23 Jan 2005 ) married George RASSENFOSS (6 Feb 1894 - May 1984)

3. Sidney Robert WARREN (abt 1862 - 30 Oct 1919), married 3 May 1893 Mary Alice GILMORE (abt 1872 - 12 Apr 1923)
4. Frances/Francis WARREN (abt 1896 - ?)
4. Sidney Robert WARREN (abt 1902 - 28 Aug 1959)

2. Rebecca JAYNES (Jul 1838 - 12 Sep 1918), never married

2. Sarah “Sallie” JAYNES (Sep 1840 - 4 Jun 1911), never married

2. Matilda “Tillie” JAYNES (May 1844 - 17 Mar 1934), never married

2. Louisa JAYNES (abt 1846 - ?), married BALGER (abt 1843 - ?)
3. William (abt 1862 - ?)
3. Thomas (abt 1865 - ?)
3. daughter (abt 1870 - ?)

2. Frederick R. JAYNES (abt 1850 - 25 Dec 1879), married Susan B. INGELS (abt 1853 - 1906), no children

In addition to the above, there are the following buried in the WARREN family plots that I am not sure of the relationship to the others:

Lot 91, Section O
Infant WARREN, buried 14 Dec 1866
Mary SHIPMAN, 25 Apr 1867, 1 day old
Robert WARREN, buried 6 Feb 1870 “child”
Sadie WARREN, buried 6 Oct 1875
Manson WARREN, buried 7 Aug 1882

Lot 65, Section L
Robert WARREN, buried 16 Jul 1984, 9 months old
Tillie J. WARREN, buried 28 Jan 1884
Tillie WARREN, buried 24 May 1885, 4 months (must be child of above, mother dying in childbirth)

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