|Birth: ||May, 1847|
Woodstock (Shenandoah County)
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1920|
Son of George and Hannah Jackson. Married Harriet Layton on December 28, 1871 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Of this union there was a daughter Lizzie and son William G. Jackson
In 1905 John "Black Hawk" Jackson went with Miss Nannie Williams to the State Camp at Petersburg, Virginia for Confederate Veterans.
On Thursday October 4, 1906 John Jackson left Woodstock, Virginia for Prinston, Indiana, where he will spend some time with his son.
Gratitude of A Faithful Servant Pg. 410
Black Hawk, writes from Woodstock Shenandoah County, Virginia.
I thank you for putting my picture in your magazine. I am proud of my war record, I was given when a young man by my old master, Samuel C Williams, who was a member of the Virginia Secession Convention, to his oldest son, who was then Lieut. James Harrison Williams, of Chew's Battery. and I stood by him and his brothers until the close of the war. I was taken prisoner twice, captured once with the watches and money of our boys and others of the Williams mess upon my person, given into my care when the Battle began. I escaped and returned with watches and money all safe.
The picture you published was taken while Dr. Averitt was on a visit to Mrs. James H. Williams at Woodstock, Virginia. I was not Dr. Averitt's camp servant, nor was he ever a member of the Williams mess. As far as I know, Dr. William McGuire, of Winchester, Virginia, Louis Bryan Morel, of Florida, and myself are the only living members of that mess. Rev. Dr. Averitt was often our guest.
Like the rest of the veterans, I am growing old; but I am with my people in Woodstock, where I was Born.
Friday March 12, 1920 Shenandoah Herald appears his obit.
John Jackson, col'd died in Princeton, Indiana, last Thursday and was buried last Saturday, aged about 76 years.
John was a faithful servant and loyal to the South. He was during the war, a servant of Lieut. James H. Williams of Chew's Battery. He was faithful to his master and the Southern cause. He was occasionally captured by the enemy. He professed to be glad of his capture and was accorded liberty which he used in making his way back to his old Battery. He was highly esteemed by a large number of friend's, both white and colored, at his old home in Woodstock.
Info From Confederate Veterans Magazine.
Pages 336, 369, 410
Shenandoah County Marriages.
Shenandoah Herald, Woodstock, Virginia.
Special Thanks to Martha for the Indiana Obit and Death Cert.
Note: At this time John has no Marker
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Record added: Apr 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67780085