This could not be the Johnathan Hulan 1797-1887 that married Eliza Trexler that you speak of. He did not have any children named Jesse.
Johnathan and Eliza's children born in NC were:
Malinda Jane Hulan (Hudson), NOV 1828 -JUN 1900 Mary Ann, b 1830 Ann Gentta Hulan (Cox) Born 1831 Serena Hulan (Carlton) Born 1835-1901 Seremanda Hulan (McGarr)Born 1837 Catherine Hulan- Born: 1841-1940 William Ashville Hulan Born: 1842- 1947
Johnathan and Eliza's children born in TN were:
Osborne Hulan, ABT 1846-April 13, 1865 Military George Washington Hulan,Nov. 9, 1848 - Oct. 5, 1937 Thomas Jefferson Hulan, Jun 1852-1922 Ellen Hulan Birth: ABT 1856