Ozias D. Jaco

  • Birth: ca. 1834 Tennessee
  • Death:
  • Burial:
  • Sex: M
  • Living: N





Mr Hicks:

I read your query for 1999 on tngenweb.org/warren, about a daughter of Wiley Jaco. Do you have additional information on Wiley Jaco's family? I am interested in learning more about Osias Denton Jaco, born c1834, and listed in Wiley and Nancy Jaco's family on the 1850 census, Warren Co TN.

My husband's great great grandfather was Thomas Smith of NC, then of Warren Co TN, and after 1847, of Ellis Co TX. (I am trying to follow every clue to find out who his parents were.) In studying Betty Moore Majors' book, Warren Co TN Will Books 1-3, I found that Thomas Smith was guardian, in certain financial matters, of Osias Denton Jaco. He made regular reports to the court, first record in 1842 (and reporting an expense of $5.00 for a trip to N Car), and continuing until Thomas went to Texas. After that John Smith, and John Smith Jr made reports to the court, the last being in 1856. I haven't gotten the full text of the reports; evidently they were fairly short.

My question is, since Osias had a father (and I believe that Jeremiah Jaco was his grandfather, alive and well in Warren Co), why on earth was Thomas taking care of his business??? The only theory that I have come up with is that Osias's mother was not Nancy, but a young woman who died after his birth, and was a sister of Thomas; therefore Osias (and not his siblings) would have been an heir of Thomas's father's estate.

Do you know anything about this situation? Do you know where the Jacos were from, before they came to Warren Co? Do you know what became of Osias after 1856? Do you know of any family connection with John Smith and John Smith Jr.? They are probably related to our Thomas, but, How?

I would appreciate hearing from you if you have any information to solve this mystery. E-mail me at d202b71601@yahoo.com

Thank you Frances Smith

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