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Alfred C (bio) JACKSON

Chidester Cemetery
Ouachita County,
Arkansas

Apr 27, 1828 - Nov 13, 1904

Alfred C. Jackson has been a tiller of the soil all his life, having learned the details of farm work of his father, who was also an agriculturist. His birth occurred in Hardeman County, Tenn., April 27, 1827, he being a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Jackson, the former of whom was a Georgian who emigrated to Alabama with his parents, and was married there. He and his wife became the parents of seven children, four of whom are now living: Charles C., Nancy E. (wife of Macom McCaskil, of Tennessee), Margaret A. (wife of James Beaves, residing in Arkansas), and William S. Albert and Roford C. are deceased. Samuel Jackson died in Hardeman County, Tenn., in 1832, and his wife in 1879, she being a member of the Baptist Church. Alfred C. Jackson emigrated from Tennessee to Arkansas in 1849 and settled on woodland farm in Ouachita County, and like all the early settlers, experienced many hardships before getting his farm in tillable condition. He was married in 1850 to Miss Mary Lewis, a native of Mississippi, born on January 6, 1837, a daughter of Everett and Martha C. (Reeves) Lewis, who were natives of the Old North State. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have had a family of eleven children born to them, six of whom are now living: Martha E. (wife of Andrew J. Smith, of this county), Mary J. (wife of David Walker, a farmer of Nevada County), Virginia B, John R., Viola E. and Katie C. In 1862 Mr. Jackson enlisted in Company D, Arkansas Infantry, but aside from a few skirmishes, never participated in any engagements. He served until 1865, then returned home and began devoting all his attention to tilling the soil, being now the owner of 160 acres of excellent farming land, of which about seventy-five acres are in an excellent state of cultivation. Mr. Jackson was elected to the office of justice of the peace in 1866, which position he held four years, and he and wife are members of the Baptist Church. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - 1890)

Contributed on 11/19/08 by jeanette
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Submitted: 11/19/08 • Approved: 8/15/17 • Last Updated: 8/18/17 • R106010-G0-S3

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