THADDEUS S. JETT was born June 24, 1837, in
Daviess County, Ky., and
is a son of Richard C. Jett, a native of Richard C. was twice married; his first wife,
Lucy McCoy, a native of Virginia, bore him five children: William, John, Elizabeth
(wife of James L. Estes), Harriet (wife of John P. Miller), and Jane (deceased
wife of Richard Vaughan). His second wife was Susan Miller, born in Caroline County,
daughter of William Miller, a Virginian also; her parents came to Kentucky,
locating in Daviess County, when she was nine years old, where she was reared;
there were twelve children by this second marriage, eight of whom lived to be
grown and married, as follows: Thomas, married Miss Beavin; John, married
Louisa Blincoe (Daviess); Richard, married Margaret C. Carter; Mary A., wife of
L. M. Burnett; David W., married Miss M. E. Pate; Sallie, wife of William E.
Haynes; Thaddeus S., married Mary E. Willis; and Joe married Rill Mosely.
Subject's father first located in Daviess County; then in Hancock County, where
he resided and farmed until his death, March 19, 1862. He and second wife were
members of the Baptist Church, in which he held the office of deacon and
moderator. For eight years he was sheriff of Daviess County, and also served as
constable. His father, William Jett, was an officer in the Revolutionary war.
He was twice married; subject's father was a son by his second wife, whose
maiden name was Cole. Thaddeus was reared until fourteen years, of age in
Daviess County, when his father moved to Hancock County where he stayed on the
farm until nearly twenty years old, when he began for himself by working at the
blacksmith trade twelve months. Then farmed, and continued to farm in Hancock
County until 1873, when he moved to Ohio County, and located at Haynesville,
and now lives in the house built by his wife's grandfather, John Haynes (better
known as "Jack"), the first one in the town. He now owns forty acres
where he now lives. February 29, 1872 he married Miss Mary E. Willis, sister of
F. G. Willis, whose sketch is given elsewhere. They are the parents of three
children: Mary H. (deceased), Emma, and David W. Mr. Jett is a Baptist and his wife a Cumberland
Presbyterian. He has served as constable. In politics he has been a life long
Democrat, but lately a Prohibitionist, and works for the advancement of
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Note: Mr. Jett died in 1918 and is buried in the Haynesville Cemetery, Ohio County. This cemetry is located near the Ohio County & Daviess County line, a little NW of Fordsville.