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 Jeremiah J. “Jerry” Jack, Sr

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Jeremiah J. “Jerry” Jack, Sr

  • Birth 13 Nov 1750 Williamsport, Washington County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 23 Jun 1833 Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Aug 3, 2008 See other listing by Gerald Jack for Jeremiah J. Jack, Sr. Unmarked Grave by left facing rear white column of church memorial.
  • Memorial ID 6925839

Husband of Martha Gillespie and 2nd wife Barbara Gillespie Hayes.

Bio: Jeremiah Jack Sr. fought in the OCTOBER 7, 1780 Revolutionary Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina and Boyd's Creek, Tennessee. He fought under the command of his friend, neighbor and fellow church member Governor John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee. Jeremiah Jack Sr. also served as a Justice of Knoxville, Tennessee.

HISTORY OF LEBANON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1791 "IN THE FORK" FIVE MILES EAST OF KNOXVILLE, TENN. BY DR. J. G. M. RAMSEY, Reprint of the 1918 edition with supplementary material. HUBERT HODGE PRINTING COMPANY, INC., Knoxville, Tennessee 1973, Pages 23-24: "Jeremiah Jack came from Maryland, I believe, from Williamsport on the Potomac. He first settled near his wife's brothers, Thos. and Allen Gillespie, on the Nollachucky, as Chucky was called by aboriginies. The immigration to this neighborhood was so great and so rapid as to exhaust supplies of breadstuffs, and Mr. Jack and William Rankin descended the French Broad and Holston, now the Tennessee river, in canoes, well supplied with articles of clothing of domestic manufacture, and adapted to the wants of the Cherokees on the Tennessee. Descending to that unknown country these adventurers penetrated Choto and other villages of the Indians on its banks. After some delay they succeeded in bartering their clothing for as much corn as their canoes could carry, and thus supplied the pressing demands for bread at home. On their return voyage they landed their canoes in the sluice of the Island above the mouth of the French Broad, afterwards known as Jack's Island. He was so pleased with the situation as to remove the rest of his family the next year with all his effects by boat on the French Broad river and settled permanently on the surrounding lands. He was a member of Lebanon church. He was a quiet, inoffensive man and much given to hospitality: raised a large and respected family, was appointed early to the magistracy, saw service in several campaigns against the Indians, was a brave man and a patriot, and about 1825, at a very advanced age, died and was buried in Lebanon cemetery. One of Jeremiah Jack's sons, after his father's death was elected an Elder. He continued to serve the church in his capacity for several years, when with many others of the connection he moved to Alabama and there died. A son of his, John Jack, Esq., is now a deacon of Lebanon Church."


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  • Created by: Gerald Jack
  • Added: 13 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6925839
  • Brenda Morris
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeremiah J. “Jerry” Jack, Sr (13 Nov 1750–23 Jun 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6925839, citing Lebanon In The Fork Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Gerald Jack (contributor 46555684) .