North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 27, 1859|
My Source is Ancestry.com and family information. William is my GG Grandfathers ( Brinkley Jacksons ) brother.
A Jackson Family Story by; Ethelene Dyer Jones. deceased
When the first census of Union Co., Ga. was taken in 1834, two years after the county was formed, three Jackson families were listed.
William Jackson Head with with 4 males and 5 females
Joseph Jackson Head with 2 males and 2 females
Samuel Head with 1 male and 2 females
It is thought these may have been brothers. In the 1840 & 1850 census Union Co., Ga., there were no Joseph or Samuel found.
However William Marion Jackson remained in Union Co., and it is from him that many of the present day Jackson descendants came.
How William Marion Jacksons parents met:
The year was 1748 and John Jackson was aboard a ship from London England headed to Maryland to settle in the Colony there.
Aboard the ship heading to America John met a young lady named Elizabeth Cummings ( 1720-1825 ) After he was established in MD they married in 1750
To them was born a son William...he in turn had a son named William ( 1793-1861 ) who married Nancy Owenby Stanley, a widow with two boys in Burke Co.,NC. She was 6yrs older, the story goes her brother Arthur introduced her to 16y old William and they were soon married.
William and Nancy soon moved their growing family to Habersham Co., Ga.,about 1827 ( now White Co.,) They settled North of present day Cleveland Ga., in the Naccoohee Valley near towering Yonah Mtn. Their son William Marion Jackson ( 1829-1912 ) was born there as was their last son Andrew Jackson (1835-1917).
These children had been born in NC before moving to Ga.
Land lots were being sold " across the Mtns " in Nacoochee Valley which would become Union Co.,GA.
William purchased land in the Choestoe Valley and moved his family there in probably 1831...Earlist records of Choestoe Baptist Church in 1834 list William and Nancy as members, also Joseph Jackson, who is listed in the 1834 Union Co., Census.
William Marion Jackson (1829-1912) married Rebecca Jane GoForth ( 1833-1901) in Union Co., Ga.,on 12/19/1850, Rev. William M Pruitt Officiating.
Rebecca was the daughter of Miles and Elizabeth Patillo GoForth... Her mother Elizabeth died in Henderson NC. before her father Miles migrated to Union Co., Ga., to be in the 1850 Union Co., Census.
William and Rebecca lived on Town Creek, Choestoe Ga., near his parents William and Nancy Jackson.
William and Rebecca had at least 8 children
1. Nancy b.1851 married John W. Souther
2. William Miles Jackson b.1853 married Nancy Souther and Nancy West.
3. Sarah Catherine b.1858 married James H Hood
4. Mary Louise b.1861 married Archibald Benjamin Collins
5. Martha Ann married William J Hunter and John Pruitt Collins
6. Frankie Jane b. 1870 married Thomas Elas Collins
7. Thomas Kimsey married Jane Collins
8. Fairena b. 1873 married Joseph Souther and George Harris
William Marion Jackson was a Blacksmith and a farmer, he fought in the civil war. some say he fought for the North. He was wounded at Shiloh Tn. and carried the bullet in his leg for the rest of his life, suffering great discomfort from the wound...William and Rebecca Jackson are buried at Old Liberty Church.
The above was published in " The Sentinel" Blairsville Ga. 4/26/2007.
John Jackson (1772 - 1843)
Nancy Elizabeth Owenby Jackson (1794 - 1861)
Thomas Kimsey Jackson (1826 - 1862)*
William Marion Jackson (1829 - 1912)*
Old Choestoe Cemetery
Created by: Memory Maker
Record added: Nov 12, 2011
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