Acklen, William: See William
Aggie: There is a family tradition that Aggie was the personal maid to Adelicia and goes with the family to New York while there meets Sam and they marry. She remains in New York until his death and then moves back to Fairvue. Adelicia’s son William Acklen refers to her as the children’s nurse. It is believed that she is the mother of Eva Snowden Baker whose portrait hangs in Pauline’s Room at Belmont. Family Tradition
Alexander: Son of Betsy. He was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. He was still with Adelicia in October 1857
Amanda: Daughter of Betsy. She was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. She was still with Adelicia in October, 1857. Most likely she is the cook referred to in a letter from Adelicia in October, 1868. By April 1869 Adelicia has a new cook. She is possibly the same Amanda [with no last name given] that was buried in Nashville City Cemetery on March 10, 1871.
Baker, Eva Snowden: Born ca. 1856, died 1939. Family tradition is that she was Adelicia’s maid or personal dresser. She lived at Fairview. It appears that she was married three times. One of her marriages was to Mark Baker (b. ? d. 1940. He was one of nine children of Betsy Baker who was born in 1825 at Mount Vernon in Virginia and died in Sumner County.) The 1900 Census listed her as Eva Snowden, having eight children and head of the house whole. At least five of the children were by Mark Baker By 1900 she was living in the Peach Valley area of Summer County with a number of other former slaves from Fairview.
Ben: See Gant, Ben
Betsy: A house servant given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. Her children were Harriet, James, Alexander, Joseph, Amanda and Ive. She is still with Adelicia in October, 1857.
Brutus: Last name of Jackson by 1869. Brutus was Isaac Franklin’s valet. His wife was Fanny/Frances. He was removed to Louisiana in September of 1847 for be sympatric to the attempted murder of the overseer at Fairview. Following Adelicia’s marriage to Joseph Acklen he became Joseph’s valet. He was sold in New Orleans in March of 1857 for “drinking all winter and behaving very badly”. He had been jailed on several occasions. In 1857 or sometimes thereafter he was purchased by a Gen. Pike and taken to Little Rock, Arkansas. He dies on December 22, 1869. In a newspaper story about him it tells of his history and his recover from heavy drinking.
Elizabeth: “House Girl” sold by December 20, 1855.
Ezekial [Zeke]: Son of Maria who was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839.
Frances: Probably the same Frances that was the children’s nurse. She is mentioned in a Letter from Adelicia in April of 1860.
Fanny: Most likely this Fanny and Frances, the wife of Brutus is the same person.
It is still unclear if this is the same Frances that is the Children’s nurse. She was a house servant given to Adelicia by Isaac Franklin at his death in 1846. Wife of Brutus.
Fleming, Mary: See Mary Ann
Gant, Ben: [aka Grant] Born ca. 1831. He was at Fairview in September 1847. In 1848 Adelicia “hires” him and he is still with her in September 1854. By March of 1861 he is “attached” to the Angola Plantation and is married to Maria Gant [Grant] Born ca. 1841 and they have a son Ben. Vertical Record at the Sumner County Archives, Mortgage statement March 15, 1861in New Orleans
Gibbs, Rena: Born ca. 1833 [Rena Gibbs listed on the inventory at Fairview on September 28, 1847.] She was part of the house staff at Fairview. Her mother was Maria Gibbs [born ca. 1815] and by September 1847 she had two younger sisters Louisiana [born ca. 1838] Rachael [born ca. 1841] and one younger brother Martin [born ca. 1845]. She was “hired” by Adelicia in 1848 from the Trustees of the Franklin Institute. By September of 1854 she had two children, names unknown. In Nov. 1857 she is mention in a letter as being at Belmont after the Acklens have left of Louisiana Vertical Record at the Sumner County Archives
Harriet: Daughter of Betsy. Given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. She was still with Adelicia in October 1857
Ive: Daughter of Betsy born after September of 1847 and before May of 1849. She is still with Adelicia in October of 1857. [Listed in Adelicia’s marriage contract with Joseph in May of 1849]
Jackson, Brutus: see Brutus
James: Son of Betsy. He was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. He was still with Adelicia in October 1857
Joseph: Son of Betsy. He was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. He was still with Adelicia in October 1857. In 1860 Adelicia writes that Joe is to help Mary at Belmont.
London: Buried at Old City Cemetery on February 16, 1850 on the Poplar lot number 200. His age is unrecorded as is the cause of death. He lived at Adelicia’s house on Cherry Street. Nashville City Cemetery records (5-1862: 133) found on line at the Nashville Public Library web site
Manda: See Amanda
Maria: House Servant given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. Her children were Ezekiel and William. She was still with Adelicia in October 1857.
Mary Ann: Daughter of Maria who was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. In 1860 Adelicia writes that Joe is to help Mary put up the lace curtains. This could be the same person as Mary Fleming listed in the 1870 Census as living and working at Belmont. The Census listed her as being 28 years old and born in Tennessee. If she was a year old of less in 1839 her actual age would be 31 in 1870. Three years difference is very much within the range of age mistakes found in census records. She has not been found in the 1880 Census.
Mortimer: He is listed in her marriage contract with Joseph in May of 1849. There is no record of him before or after.
Rena: See Gibbs, Rena
Rena’s two children: In a court document filed on September 11, 1854 in Sumner County Rena’s is listed as having two unnamed children born during or after 1848. Vertical Record at the Sumner County Archives
Randolph: Impressed by the Federal Army to build Fort Negley. Employment Rolls and Nonpayment Rolls of Negroes Employed in the Defenses of Nashville, Tennessee, 1862-1863. File #98 [TSLA Web Site]
Salley: Buried at Old City Cemetery on March 21, 1862 in the “Negro lot” lot number 400p. She is 23 years old and dies of “Pneumonie” [Pneumonia] Nashville City Cemetery records (5-1862: 133) found on line at the Nashville Public Library web site
William: (Born between Sept. 1847 and May 1849. He was the son of Maria who was given to Adelicia by her father O. B. Hayes in 1839. He is listed in the Marriage contract of 1849. In 1866 a William Acklen, age 19 who was a former slave of Adelicia was called as a witness. This would make him born in 1847. While he is not listed as Maria child in September of 1847 he could have been born later in the year.
Zeke: See Ezekiel