John Jolly Born about 1850

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I have hit the wall on John Jolly. He was married to Caroline and they had Margaret, May, Jane and son Lee. Lee was born around 1875.

I have all the information leading to John who was in Haywood County, North Carolina at some point between the 1860's and 1875 and was born around 1855. From there it is silence. Nothing on his parents or siblings or lack thereof.

Any direction is appreciated. I have sent out feelers but any help is welcomed.
in Genealogy Help by Jay Anonymous G2G Crew (500 points)

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John Jolly
United States Census, 1880
Name: John Jolly
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1880
Event Place: Iron Duff, Haywood, North Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self
Birth Year (Estimated): 1855
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina, United States
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T9
Affiliate Film Number: 0967
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
John Jolly Self M 25 North Carolina, United States
Caroline Jolly Wife F 26 North Carolina, United States
William Jolly Son M 6 North Carolina, United States
Mary Jolly Daughter F 3 North Carolina, United States
Allis Jolly Daughter F 2 North Carolina, United States
Jane Jolly Daughter F 0 North Carolina, United States
 
Lee Jolly    https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPG5-Z3M                            Find A Grave      familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVG6-TYPC
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
edited by Frank Gill
1880 census shows on the same page as John an Alfred L Jolly aged 36 years, Laura A. Jolly 25 yrs wife of Alfred, Albert 4 years, and William S. aged 1/12.

Could be a brother or some relative.

I'm running out of leads. ACK!!!

Alfred's death certificate:

Name: Alfred Jolly
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 90
Birth Date: abt 1840
Birth Place: North Carolina, United States
Death Date: 3 Oct 1930
Death Location: Waynesville, Haywood
Spouse's Name: Husband of Laura Jolly
Father's name: Silas Jolly
Mother's name: Louisie Fortner

 

Grasping at straws.........I'll look up Silas.

Betty

A child of Silas.

Name: Silas Jolly
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Alexander Co., N. C.
Spouse: Louise Fortner
Child: Nancy Davis

 

If John Jolly was born about 1850 and Clingman Jolly would have been about 40 that same year, why couldn't Clingman, AKA Clark C. Jolly, be John Jolly's father?

 
Clingman Jolly
United States Census, 1870
Name: Clingman Jolly
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1870
Event Place: North Carolina, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Birth Year (Estimated): 1809-1810
Birthplace: North Carolina
Page Number: 8
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
 
John Jolly M 19 North Carolina
Mary Smith F 35 North Carolina
Jane Jolly F 24 North Carolina
 
Clingman Jolly M 60 North Carolina
Porter Jolly M 1 North Carolina
Smith F 1 North Carolina
Household ID: 56 , Line Number: 4 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M593 , GS Film number: 000552620 , Digital Folder Number: 004277185 , Image Number: 00381
Clingman should be a good candidate. The John on the census was born in 1849 and he does have a Jane for a sister. Hmmm.

Here is Silas and Louisa with a John, Jane, and Mary:

Name: Mary Jolly
Age: 11
Birth Year: abt 1839
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Alexander, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Family Number: 440
Household Members:
Name Age
Silas Jolly 38
Louisa Jolly 28
Mary Jolly 11
Martha Jolly 8
Alfred Jolly 7
Jane Jolly 4
John Jolly 1

 

Possible resource for information on former residents could be the Haywood County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.

http://www.nchchgs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/hchgs_membership_brochure.pdf
Yes he is a mystery. Thanks for the leads!!!
He could very well be related to Clingman.

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