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Posted by: Ann Davis (ID *****7789) Date: October 21, 2013 at 18:58:55
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1) I am not certain that the family shown in the 1850 Harrison County, Texas is actually that of Joshua and Lydia Jackson. If you will view the actual census page, you will see there are two other Jackson families born in either South or North Carolina, and either of these could have been family members of Joshua's.

2) And MOST IMPORTANTLY, Ester Hart & Samuel Jackson were residing in Ohio, from early history books, they state: "Samuel Jackson had emigrated from Tennessee in the year 1800, and settled in the eastern part of what is now Highland County, Ohio". (read more below)

3) MY POINT is: If Joshua was born in South Carolina, Ester & Samuel Jackson were residing in Ohio during the period of Joshua's supposed date of birth. NO PROOF Joshua is the son of Ester & Samuel Jackson.

I have been searching the internet and Ancestry for any records or information to aid in the research and discovery of parents for Samuel Jackson.

Judging from the names of daughters of Ann Beals and Jacob Jackson of New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina, I am seriously thinking, but not proven, they may have been his parents. They did have a son named Samuel but the date of birth shown is August 1778. Really not far off from the census dates for his age and not certain where even that date comes from.

WHERE does the 1765 date of birth come from?

Where does the date of birth of 1778 come from?

Ann and Jacob named daughters Lydia, Rachel, Ann, Ruth & Mary. Ann Beals Mother was named Sarah. Compare list of children's names below. There may have been more children than these but not proven yet either.

~ Children of Samuel and Ester (Hart) Jackson ~
Lydia Jackson married William Starr
Rachel Jackson m. Garrett Newman
Isom Jackson may have been a son
John Jackson m. Mary Winchester
Sarah Jackson m. Richard Starr
Cornelius Moses Jackson m. Hannah Martin & Martha Brewer.
Nancy Ann Jackson m. George B. Medlin

Originally the date of birth for Samuel was shown here as 1765 and many have copied that date but after looking at the three available censuses for Sam, I am changing his date of birth to c1776. Below I will add the census information and any viewer here may see for them selves why I have done so. The 1830, 1850 and 1860 census are sure bets as he was living with a son Cornelious Moses Jackson in 1850, and in 1860 census, with his daughter Lydia Starr, and her son J. A. Starr and his family. The 1830 Henderson County, Tenn. census, William Starr and Richard Starr families are the two lines on the census page above name of Samuel Jackson.

1820 census ~ Clinton, Ohio, United States
Was trapper & hunter ~ Samuel Jackson: Vernon, Clinton, Ohio Aug 7 1820 ~
1 Males Under 10 ~
2 Males 10 thru 15 ~
1 Male 26 thru 44~
2 Females Under 10 ~
2 Females 10 thru 15 ~
1 Female 26 thru 44 ~
Total Free White Persons: 9 Total

"Several years after the first settlements at Saltillo (Tennessee) a company of hunters and trappers by the name of Stars and Jacksons settled the region between Middleton's and Hurricane Creeks. This company first came here from Ohio, and spent several years hunting andtrapping for the beaver on White Oak Creek; they finally returned, sold their lands in that State, and moved with their families to this part of Hardin County".

Source for above: Brazelton's History of Hardin County, Tenn.

1850 census ~ Upshur, Upshur, Texas
Household Members: M Jackson 32
H Jackson 35
S Jackson age 74 (Father of Moses),
R N Jackson 13
G P Jackson 11
T C Jackson 8
R O Jackson 7
S H Jackson 5
M S A Jackson 3
T L Jackson 1

1860 census ~ Beat 10, Harrison, Texas, United States
[Grandfather] Samuel Jackson living in the household
of J. A. Starr, and Sam's daughter Lydia age 60,
Mother of Joel Starr. Was Sam 87 at this time or
actually 84?

~ ~ "The first cabin built in the township was on the farm now owned by John Holaday, by Samuel Jackson, about the year 1812. He (Samuel) had emigrated from Tennessee in the year 1800, and settled in the eastern part of what is now Highland County, on Rocky Fork. His principal occupation was hunting, and during one year (1801) he killed two panthers and a large number of deer and bears. His hunting grounds were the Brush Creek and Sun Fish hills. About the year 1818, he removed to the southwestern part of the township, and there settled on lands now owned by Alfred Daugherty and known as the Lyons farm. He soon after moved to Tennessee, and from Tennessee to Cass County, Texas, where he was living at the beginning of the late civil war, since which time the writer has been unable to learn anything from him". Internet Source below:

Source: From "Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies" by Elsie Johnson Ayres:
~ Pg. 227: Samuel Jackson and his brothers [?] Jacob and John, Quakers from North Carolina, settled on Rocky Fort as early as 1801. They were the sons of Samuel Jackson, Sr, native of Ireland. Samuel Jackson the immigrant was a direct descendant of Ralph Jackson who was burned at the stake, as a martyr, in Stratford, England in 1556. The brothers remained in a crude log cabin for a few years after their arrival. They were all good hunters who had served as Indian spies. They made enough money or equivalent to live by selling pelts. [The above paragraph mentions 'and settled in the eastern part of what is now Highland County, on Rocky Fork'. The names seem of the wrong generation between the two book sources (written later of course) but they both mention Rocky Fork.

Cornelius Moses Jackson, son of Ester Hart and Sam Jackson was buried in same cemetery as father Samuel Silas Jackson see memorial 9177727

NOTE: I have never seen the name or found the name of Joshua Moses Jackson in any of the Ester Hart and Sam Jackson research. Joshua Moses was born 1810 in South Carolina. Samuel Jackson resided in Ohio with his wife and family by 1810. At the time of Joshua's death, Samuel Jackson was residing in Upshur and Harrison County, Texas which are connected, Joshua was in Brown County, Texas which is almost in the middle of the state of Texas. Joshua does seem to have followed the same path as Samuel but I still do not find any link to prove Joshua was a son of Ester and Samuel Jackson. Perhaps Joshua was a nephew.

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