|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1845|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 1938|
Son of John Lewis Jackson and Temperance Ann Henry Jackson.
Husband of Sarah Jane Thomas Jackson. Married 20 Nov 1866 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
Father of Martha Jane "Mattie" Jackson Pinkerton, Mary Alice Jackson Pugh, Ruby Magnolia Jackson Lusk, Andrew John William Jackson, Temperance Anna Jackson Brown, James Franklin Jackson, Sarah Louisa "Lulie" Jackson Jinks, Mariah Ellen Jackson Towery, Frederick Andrew Jackson, Glasper Clarence Jackson, Margaret Isabel Jackson, Laura Virginia Jackson Cook, and Jesse Lewis Jackson.
Brother of Phillip Henry Jackson, Sarah Ann Jackson Curry, John Kirby Jackson, Jesse Lewis Jackson, William Lewis Jackson, Lou Ellen Lavenia Jackson Pierson, Benjamin D Jackson, Emily Jane Jackson Huffman, James Francis Jackson, Joseph Burch Jackson, and Francis Asberry "Frank"Jackson.
JACKSON, Andrew J. of Salty Community. Age 93. Died 1/30/1938 (Sunday) at his home in the Salty Comm. near Rockdale. Services held (Tuesday) from Salty Church. Burial in Salty Cemetery. Rev. John Garret of Thorndale-Salty Methodist Church and Rev. N.H. Melber, presiding elder from Marlin, officiated. Grandsons were pallbearers.
He was BORN 2/5/1845 in Montgomery Co., Alabama. He enlisted in the Confederate army at Montgomery in 1862, joining what was called Hilliard's Legion under General Lee. Later his company was thrown into regiments and Jackson was in the 60th Alabama Regiment, Company "C", under Col. J.W. Sangord, Major Hatch Cook, Gracious Brigade and Bushrod Johnson's Division. Jackson was in the last battle of Appomatox Court House and was taken prisoner, remaining so for 3 days and having for food a very small piece of dried beef and an ear of corn. When released he was 900 miles from home and made more than half the journey back on foot. It is said he was the last surviving member of his company.
Married Sarah Jane Thomas in Alabama on 11/20/1866. They moved to Texas in 1874 and in 1876 moved to Milam Co., settling in Salty Comm. where they have lived since. M/M. Jackson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on 11/20/1936 at the Salty Church and their 71st this past November. Mr. Jackson was the founder of the Salty Singing Convention of Milam Co. which was organized in 1895. He took an active part in the affairs and remained president of the organization until 1928 when a son took his place. Besides composing religious songs and writing poems, Mr. Jackson was a blacksmith, carpenter, farmer, singing school teacher and superintendent of the Sunday School.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Sarah Thomas Jackson; 5 sons, John of Thorndale, Frank & Clarence of Salty, Fred of Austin, Jessie Jackson of Thrall; 7 daughters, Mrs. Annie Brown of Orange, Mrs. Alice Pugh of Cameron, Mrs. Ruby Lusk of Temple, Mrs. Laura Cook of Salano, NM., Mrs. Ellen Towery, Mrs. Ludie Jinks, Mrs. Mattie Pinkerton, all of Salty Comm. Grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.
Text of the historical marker, which bears his name, at the Salty Church:
Settled in 1860s; named for Salty Creek cattle licks. Joseph and Sarah Frasure gave site for Methodist Church, 1871. Earliest burial in cemetery was in 1875. Community had school by 1878. Violence erupted in area in 1880s over barbed wire fencing. Salty was designated a voting precinct in 1886. Mail service was initiated 1897. Settlement had telephones, stores, a barber shop, at least three doctors. About 1900 the Annual Salty Singing Convention was founded by A. J. Jackson. This institution remains, although stores and the school were closed in the 1940s.
Sarah Louise Jackson Jinks (1879 - 1946)*
Mariah Ellen Jackson Towery (1882 - 1938)*
Maintained by: Jennifer Jackson
Originally Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21054456