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Re: Wyatt Whitfield Jackson and Almetter Crowder
Posted by: Andrea (ID *****2276) Date: March 11, 2010 at 09:30:51
In Reply to: Wyatt Whitfield Jackson and Almetter Crowder by Brett Cates of 761

Hi Brett!

This has been a pistol. Don't you hate searching for common names like Jackson?

FINALLY caught a break. By the way your Ancestry posting was by far the best. The key was your grandfathers full name and the other children. Whittey is a lot like Whitfield, which gave me the idea that Wyatt may have gone by Whit/White/Whittey etc. Once I played with the Texas Death Certificates on Family Search pilot project, I found a possible sibling to George: Ida Jackson Horton, b. 1894. Then I checked the 1910 census. Eureka!

1910 Census Smith Co. TX
Whit Jackson 33, AL-AL-AL farmer
Allie Jackson 35, AL-AL-AL mother of 8, 6 living
Ida Jackson 16 TX-AL-AL
Wade (?) Jackson 13 TX-AL-AL
Etta Jackson 9 TX-AL-AL
Tishie Jackson 7 TX-AL-AL
Albert Jackson 5 TX-AL-AL
Stanley Jackson 2 TX-AL-AL
Cebe Jones 42 cousin, AL-AL-AL
Ancestry has Whit indexed as White

In 1900 Smith Co.
Whit W. Jackson, b. May 1875, married 7 years, farmer
Allie b Mar 1876 married 7 years mother of 5/3 living
Ada/Oda? April 1893
Wade Mar 1896
Etta Mar 1900

Ida's death certificate:;givenName=whittey;collectionId=1320964;surname=jackson;searchType=standard

1920 Wade Jackson is still in Smith Co. He's also there in 1930. Nearby it look like Stanley with an uncle or an aunt. I'll let you untangle all that.

This sure looks like your Almetter:

1880 Census, Randolph Co. AL Bacon Level, Randolph, Alabama
Birth date: 1819
Name: D. G. Crowder, b. NC, physician
Spouse's name: Mary A. Crowder, 37, B. GA
Marie E., 10
James (?) H. 9
Steller (F) 8
Arminta H. 6
Daniel F., 4
Pearl? Pond? 2
As you can tell, the handwriting is a bit of a challenge, so that spelling of Almetter/Arminta is pretty subjective.
All children b. AL. Sure looks like a second marriage for D.G.

1900 Mary is still in Randolph Co. with Daniel and 2 other children b. after 1880.

Of course you need to verify everything. But, boy, sure looks like them to me. Let me know if it all turns out to be right. I'm just guessing that Allie was to have Clara after the 1900 census.

I am curioius as to why the birth certificate was so off on the birthplaces. Obviously, either the questions were not asked well (where are you from?) or someone guessed. I will mention that Henderson Co and Smith Co. border each other, so there may be some county line issues (Chandler is the closest town, but the land was acutally in Smith Co.) Just a guess.

Anyway, hope this helps!

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