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Samuel Andrew Jackson
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Birth: May 26, 1847
Death: Jun. 6, 1902
Giles County
Tennessee, USA

JACKSON, Samuel Andrew, 26 May 1847 - 6 Jan 1902
Row 17 - Grave 11
h/o Sarah E. McGill {married 22 Feb 1874 in GCT; also buried in Minor Hill Cemetery}
s/o Thomas A. and Sarah M. Young Jackson

Story Sourced from The Pulaski Citizen:
The mystery which surrounds the murder of Sam Jackson is still unsolved. A Jury of Inquest was empaneled Friday evening when the body was found and adjourned Friday evening after an extended examination of all witnesses who were suspected of being able to throw light on the subject. But no evidence was found which would fix the guilt or justify holding any one as a suspect. The story of this foul murder so far as is known is about as follows: Sam Jackson, a well to do farmer living on Sugar Creek in the 4th Civil District, came to town First Monday. During the day he drank more or less and by evening was under the influence of liquor. In this condition, he went to the home of Emma Bradley, a woman of the town, who it appears he had been keeping for some time as his mistress. He took her a dress and they went together to the home of Mrs. Hoover, or Mrs. Burns, to have her take the measure and make the dress. While they were there, John Tate, of Pulaski, sent a message in the house by Mrs. Hoover's son asking Emma Bradley to come out to the gate as he wanted to see her. Mrs. Hoover tried to keep her from going, knowing all the circumstances and knowing that Jackson was jealous of other men. But Emma Bradley went out to the gate and Jackson became very angry. He threw the dress into the fire and cursed Tate who it seems seeing the old man was drunk, laughed and took his abuse good naturedly. The Bradley woman, Tate and Jackson all returned to the Bradley home. But that night, Emma Bradley and her mother came back to the Hoover woman's home and reported that Jackson had run them out of their house and was tearing up the things, and that they were afraid of him, drunk and mad as he was. Dock Kimbrough was with Emma Bradlley at the Hoover woman's house and they sat up talking till about two o'clock. Between 11 and 12 o'clock, Dock Kimbrough and Mrs. Hoover's son at request of Emma Bradley, went by the Bradley house to see if Jackson was still there. He was walking about in the house. Mrs. Burks, who lives near the Bradley house, testified that Jackson came to her home three times between dark and midnight enquiring for Emma Bradley. She could hear him walking the floor in the Bradley house until late at night. Tuesday morning Jackson could not be found, and no trace of him could be seen until his body was found in Richland Creek near the old Rainey mill site, Friday evening just before dark. The body was lodged against a snag and upon examination, it was found the neck had been broken apparently with a blow below and behind the right ear. Also there was a bruise extending across the nose and left eye, this may have been caused by falling with the face against floor or pavement. An autopsy showed no water in the lungs or stomach convincing the doctors that the body was dead before it was thrown into the creek. John I. Coffman was employed to assist the jury in the investigation, and Tuesday Flournoy Rivers was also employed. A great mass of evidence was presented, but there was nothing to show who did the killing.

JACKSON, Sarah E. 20 Apr 1842 26 Dec 1923
Row 17 - Grave 10
w/o Samuel Andrew Jackson
d/o Peterson and Mahala Long McGill

Compiled by a Giles County historian who wishes to be anonymous. Please merge the other listing for Samuel A. Jackson. 
 
Burial:
Minor Hill Cemetery
Minor Hill
Giles County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: C. Wayne Austin
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65005073
Samuel Andrew Jackson
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