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Thomas B. Jackson

Contributed by Jean Caddel


Thomas B. Jackson was born in Georgia Nov. 30, 1842, a son of Henry L. Jackson, a native of North Carolina.

Henry Jackson lived in Tennessee and Georgia before coming to Texas in 1855, settling near Auburn in Ellis County.  He married Ann Holland, a daughter of John B. Holland of Georgia, who came to Texas about 1840. They had the following children: John H. (farmer in Ellis County); Andrew (died age 28 years); Benjamin F. (farmer Jackson County [no state]); Thomas B.(see below); Elizabeth A. (married E. F. Fullerton of Bosque County, Tex.); Henry B. (died age 17); Martha A. (married J. S. Campbell of Ellis County); Rebecca S. (married R. Jones of Bosque County) and Joseph P. (died age 26 years).  Ann Jackson died in June 1853 and in December of the same year, Henry married Miss Mary Prisley of Brazos County, Texas.  There were nine children by the second marriage.  The family moved to Kaufman County, Texas after Henry's death in December 1880.

Thomas B. Jackson came to Texas with his parents and lived in Coryell County for a year before moving to Ellis County.  When twenty (1862)  he enlisted in Co. C. 15th Texas Infantry and served mostly in Louisiana, Arkansas and the Indian Nation. He was in eight battles, was captured but never wounded.  Two of his brothers also fought in the war and all returned home safely.

Thomas married Margaret S. F. Burnett of Tennessee. They had the following children: Malinda A. (b. April 30, 1869); Lawrence (b. Dec. 22, 1870); Ancel (b. Feb. 18, 1878); Effa B (b. June 23, 1875); Rufus (b. June 16, 1877); Frances (b. June 8, 1879); Floyd  (b. April 1, 1881) Arthur (b. May 9, 1884 and Thomas M. (b. Oct. 14, 1886).  Margaret Jackson died March 1, 1887 and   Thomas married Mary J. Credille, a daughter of James H. Credille.  There were two children: Ophelia (b. July 27, 1889) and Luther (b. Feb. 25, 1891).

Thomas Jackson died March 20, 1928.

[Source: A Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County, Texas, Lewis Pub. Co. Chicago, 1892]


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