Mother of his first two children - unknown Indian.

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My grandmother had always said we had Native American ancestors. I found a DNA match that lists her as Unknown Indian. She deserves a name. All the answers would be on the 1890 census but... He remarried in 1891 and had 7 more children. Annie and her brother George W. just seem to have no past before the 1900 census. Supposedly the mother and Jonus grew up together. That's all I know. I just need a push in the right direction.
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Her SS application (found on Ancestry) says her mother was Mary Hubbard.

Annie Black Rogers

 in the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

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    Name: Annie Black Rogers
    [Annie Black Black] 
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birth Date: 3 Apr 1888
    Birth Place: Laurel, Kentucky
    Father: Harvey Black
    Mother: Mary Hubbard
    SSN: 401705701
    Notes: Aug 1965: Name listed as ANNIE BLACK ROGERS
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    Mary Jane Hubbard

    United States Census, 1870

    Name Mary Jane Hubbard
    Event Type Census
    Event Year 1870
    Event Place Kentucky, United States
    Gender Female
    Age 6
    Race White
    Race (Original) W
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1863-1864
    Birthplace Kentucky
    Page Number 8

    Household

    Role

    Sex

    Age

    Birthplace

    Tho Hubbard   M 33 Kentucky
    Hubbard   F 26 Kentucky
    Thos Hubbard   M 8 Kentucky
    Mary Jane Hubbard   F 6 Kentucky
    Darla Hubbard   F 1 Kentucky

    Citing this Record

    "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXWN-RDJ : 12 April 2016), Mary Jane Hubbard in household of Tho Hubbard, Kentucky, United States; citing p. 8, family 41, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,979.

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    United States Census, 1870

    If these records are for her, which seems highly likely, she was white as is the case 99% of the time.

    Mary Hubbard

    United States Census, 1880

    Name Mary Hubbard
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 1880
    Event Place Magisterial District 4, Laurel, Kentucky, United States
    Gender Female
    Age 16
    Marital Status Single
    Race White
    Race (Original) W
    Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Dau
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1864
    Birthplace Kentucky, United States
    Father's Birthplace Kentucky, United States
    Mother's Birthplace Kentucky, United States
    Sheet Letter C
    Sheet Number 274
    Person Number 3
    Volume 1

    Household

    Role

    Sex

    Age

    Birthplace

    Theophilus Hubbard Self M 42 Kentucky, United States
    Ellen Hubbard Wife F 40 Kentucky, United States
    Thos Hubbard Son M 18 Kentucky, United States
    Mary Hubbard Daughter F 16 Kentucky, United States
    William Hubbard Son M 13 Kentucky, United States
    Dorcas Hubbard Daughter F 11 Kentucky, United States
    Malinda Hubbard Daughter F 8 Kentucky, United States
    Marshall Hubbard Son M 6 Kentucky, United States
    Sallie Hubbard Daughter F 3 Kentucky, United States
    David Hubbard Son M 0 Kentucky, United States

    Citing this Record

    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCZ4-WHK : 12 August 2017), Mary Hubbard in household of Theophilus Hubbard, Magisterial District 4, Laurel, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 57, sheet 274C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0427; FHL microfilm 1,254,427.

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    United States Census, 1880

    Mary J Hubbard

    mentioned in the record of James H Black and Mary J Hubbard

    Name James H Black
    Event Type Marriage
    Event Date 28 Apr 1885
    Event Place Laurel, Kentucky, United States
    Gender Male
    Spouse's Name Mary J Hubbard
    Spouse's Gender Female

    Citing this Record

    "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q28L-B2MN : accessed 29 May 2018), James H Black and Mary J Hubbard, 28 Apr 1885; citing Laurel, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,689,783.

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    Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954

    By the way, Jonas Harvey Black's mother married George W Davis in 1874.

    Sarilda Black

    mentioned in the record of G W Davis and Sarilda Black

    Name G W Davis
    Event Type Marriage
    Event Date 10 Sep 1874
    Event Place Laurel, Kentucky, United States
    Gender Male
    Age 30
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1844
    Spouse's Name Sarilda Black
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 30
    Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1844

    Citing this Record

    "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q28L-Y425 : accessed 29 May 2018), G W Davis and Sarilda Black, 10 Sep 1874; citing Laurel, Kentucky, United States, Madison County Courthouse, Richmond; FHL microfilm 1,028,588.

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    Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954

    The son transcribed as Harry Davis is Jonas Harvey Black.

    Rilda Davis

    United States Census, 1880

    Name Rilda Davis
    Event Type Census
    Event Date 1880
    Event Place Rock House, Laurel, Kentucky, United States
    Gender Female
    Age 38
    Marital Status Married
    Race White
    Race (Original) W
    Relationship to Head of Household Wife
    Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1842
    Birthplace Kentucky, United States
    Father's Birthplace Kentucky, United States
    Mother's Birthplace Kentucky, United States
    Sheet Letter A
    Sheet Number 293
    Person Number 1
    Volume 1

    Household

    Role

    Sex

    Age

    Birthplace

    George Davis Self M 40 Kentucky, United States
    Rilda Davis Wife F 38 Kentucky, United States
    Harry Davis Son M 15 Kentucky, United States
    John Davis Son M 4 Kentucky, United States
    Gabriel Davis Son M 2 Kentucky, United States

    Citing this Record

    "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCZ4-NY8 : 12 August 2017), Rilda Davis in household of George Davis, Rock House, Laurel, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 58, sheet 293A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0427; FHL microfilm 1,254,427.

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    Thank you so much for this. It's more than I had hoped for. I think I was stuck because the stories in the family didn't mesh with the actual records. I am truly grateful.
    You're very welcome. More research will be necessary to confirm Mary Hubbard's parentage, but at the very least you have a name. Some other researchers have this Mary Hubbard married to a man named Johnson. There is a marriage record for a Mary Jane Hubbard and James Johnson in Laurel County. It's possible the one you're looking for was from another nearby county or the one who married James Johnson could be from another county.
    I was checking some before heading to work and it looks like there was another Annie Black in the same area but with a birth date that is less than a year off.

    It's frustrating because I hate to think my grandmother was making up stories too. Lol

    What I wouldn't give for that 1890 census.
    Get used to made up stories from grandma who may have gotten the story from someone earlier who Made it up. I have several family legends that my research has debunked.  It happens.

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