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William Marion Jackson
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Birth: 1798
McDowell County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1859
Union County
Georgia, USA

My Source is and family information. William is my GG Grandfathers ( Brinkley Jacksons ) brother.

A Jackson Family Story by; Ethelene Dyer Jones.

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), he is buried in California in San Louis Obisbo Co., Ca. # 22317065 his wife Minerva is also buried there # 22317679.

There is a interesting story on the Usgenweb site for Union Co., Ga. on how he arrived in California.

These children had been born in NC before moving to Ga.
Rebecca...Armelia....Johile( Johiel) Find-a-grave # 74545549....Susie....Kimrey.

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.

Family links: 
  John Jackson (1772 - 1843)
  Nancy Elizabeth Owenby Jackson (1794 - 1861)
  Thomas Kimsey Jackson (1826 - 1869)*
  William Marion Jackson (1829 - 1912)*
  Andrew William Jackson (1835 - 1917)*
  William Marion Jackson (1798 - 1859)
  Brinkley Jackson (1802 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Choestoe Cemetery
Union County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Memory Maker
Record added: Nov 12, 2011
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William Marion Jackson
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My GG grandfather Brinkley Jacksons brother.
- Memory Maker
 Added: Jul. 23, 2014

- Janice Bullock
 Added: Apr. 4, 2014

- Mary Garland Jackson
 Added: Sep. 16, 2013
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