This is a request for Hutchinson family historians to check their records for the parents of a Jacob HUTCHISON. He was born, according to census data, in Kentucky in 1818. He died, according to his tombstone, in 1866. Jacob was buried in the Glade Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough County, Illinois. He had married Frances Hays 15 Jul 1841 in Kentucky.
This Jacob was in McDonough County, Illinois, at the time of the enumeration of the 1850 Federal Census there. He was listed as HUTCHINSON. In the 1860 census for the same county, he was listed as HUCHINSON. Some of his descendants went by the HUTCHINSON surname.
A family tree at Ancestry.com has listed this Jacob as a son of Joseph Hutchison, Jr., and his wife, Mary (Curtsinger) Hutchison. While this information was enticing, it was not documented. Further, in the 1830 census for Lawrence County, Indiana, Joseph Hutchison had no male child in the age group 10-15 years. If Jacob was his son, then Jacob should have been listed in this age group with his father and mother. This absence raised concerns and continued the search for the parents of this Jacob Hutchison (sometimes Hutchinson, et. al.).