m. 11 Feb 1819
m. ABT 1866
Facts and Events
The Daughters of David Jackson and his two wives by Darrell H. Jackson
This mystery is common to all researchers of female ancestors. Through the early part of this century it seems that once they left daddy's home, women disappeared into the void of records maintained in their husbands name.
I could write a book about what I don't know about these women. All four were born and lived in Campbell County, Tennessee. I have not been able to find their descendents or other researchers. Because of this I feel that I have a psychic connection to them. Feeling them, almost hearing them. Demanding that we dig them up, get them out into the light and exposure of todays interest in genealogy. They want their story told.
My hope is that someone out there will recognize one of these women as their Great Grandmother, Aunt or something and will share their story with the rest of this family.
What I (Darrell) have learned about these four daughters of David Jackson is detailed on my website: http://www.tngenweb.org/campbell/family/djack.html. Do see the website for much more detail.
From Darrell: "Her given name was Barsheba. I have found her in census records from 1850 to 1910 with the names Barsheba, Bashley, Basha and Bashie. At first as Jackson, then her married name of Smithson and then Jackson again. Notice in the 1880 Census below her husband is not to be found.
1880 Census District 122, Walker, Campbell Co., Tennessee Smithson, Basby W F 37 Mother TN TN TN Smithson, Elizabeth W M 20* TN TN TN Smithson, Catharine W F 9 TN TN TN Smithson, Thomas W M 7 TN TN TN Smithson, Eliza W F 5 TN TN TN Smithson, Tennessee W M 3 TN TN TN Smithson, Texas W M 3 TN TN TN
From Darrell: "She took her maiden name of Jackson back after her husband died*. Apparently so did at least one of her children, i.e. Thomas Daniel Jackson. He served as constable in the 4th district of Tennessee (Campbell Co). He states in his letter to W. R. Jackson (his cousin) in Missouri that his Grandfather (David Jackson born 1780?) had 10 or 16 children (the handwritten number could be read either way). Current evidence would indicate that 10 children would be the correct number of children. Thomas D. Jackson would have been about 60 years old when he wrote this letter."