Benjamin Alexander Jackson
Facts and Events
Comment attributed to May Burch MacCallum, genealogist:
"The portrait of Col. Steve's brother, Benjamin Alexander Jackson, still in its original frame, now resides in The Military Museum at 1 National Guard Road in Columbia, SC. I donated it along with things of my grandfather and my g grandfather Berry. Now they belong to the state to be enjoyed by all and protected FOREVER!!"
So descendants say his name was Benjamin Alexander Jackson. The death certificate of his daughter, Henrietta Jackson Barrett has his name as Benjamin Andrew Jackson. This d/c also has that Henrietta's mother, Mary Blakney was born in Arkansas. So perhaps the informant did not recollect his facts correctly.
The following Notes* provided by Bob Mitchell:
Killed in action CSA. His youngest child only 3 years old at the time.
- Deed Book 11 page 438 - Oct 18, 1844 - The heirs of William P. Jackson being Mary Jackson (wife of Henry A. Jackson), A. M. Lowery (husband of Henrietta Jackson, dau of Henry A. Jackson), Alex May (husband of Susannah, dau of Henry A. Jackson), Stephen Jackson (COL Stephen, son of Henry A. Jackson,) & Benjamin A. Jackson (son of Henry A. Jackson) to John Edwards - $1200 for 153 acres on Thompson Creek adjoining the State line.
- Living on family plantation with mother Mary in 1850 and 1860. Working as Overseer. Benjamin Jackson is not found on the 1870 US Census for Chesterfield Co., South Carolina. The census enumeration in 1870 was done by using the initials of the individuals counted, making it very difficult to locate families and individuals. Benjamin Jackson is the "Uncle Ben" referred to in a letter written by Henry A. Jackson to his father Col. Stephen Jackson in July of 1861. The full text of the letter is listed in the notes for Henry A. Jackson, born abt 1841 in Chesterfield Co., SC.
1850 U. S. Census Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
Family Number: 1186
Mary Jackson 61 F 2,000. SC
Benjamine A Jackson 30 M Farmer SC
Mary Jackson 19 F
Mary E Jackson 1 F SC
James Gulledge 28 M Laborer SC
1860 U.S. Census Dist n/s, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
Benj. Jackson 40 M Overseer SC
Mary C. Jackson 31 F SC
Mary E. Jackson 11 F SC
Susan E. Jackson 9 F SC
Henrietta Jackson 7 F SC
Henry Jackson 5 M SC
Louisa V. Jackson 2 F SC
Mary Jackson 2/12 F SC
Mary Jackson 70 F Farmer 2,000. 15,000. SC
Benjamin was killed in 1863 and in the 1870 census his mother Mary was still with the family and was tallied as head of household. This census is taken using only initials, but comparison is made to the known children, their ages and estimated birth years.
1870 Mount Croghan, Chesterfield, South Carolina
Jackson, M. 82 f W SC (1788 Benjamin's mother, Mary)
Jackson, C. C. 35 f W SC (1835 Mary Catherine)
Jackson, E. 18 f W SC (1852 Susan Ella)
Jackson, H. 16 f W SC (1854 Henrietta)
Jackson, H. 14 m W SC (1856 Henry)
Jackson, I. 12 f W SC (1858 Louisa Virginia)
U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Name: Benjamin A Jackson
Rank at enlistment: Sergeant
State Served: South Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, South Carolina 8th Infantry Regiment.
Sources: Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
- ↑ United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Chesterfield District., South Carolina.
- ↑ United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Dist n/s, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.
- ↑ Research of Hugh Albert Jackson; see Table of Contents/Conflicting Data Section this site.. (http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy/pages/conflictingdata/ColStephen.html).
- Burch, W. Bernette. Burch Family and Hollendsworth, Thomas, Meadow, Jackson No.1, Jackson No.2, Blakeney, Timmons etc, 15.
- North Carolina, United States. North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975. (Raleigh: North Carolina State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics), D/C of Mrs. Henrietta Jackson Barrett.
Mary Blakney (b in Arkansas) and Benjamin Andrew Jackson (b in SC) were named as her parents.