m. prob by 1738
Facts and Events
5 Mar 2006: Y-DNA sampling confirms the link between the Benjamin Jackson line, father of Edward, and the James Jackson-Rebecca Hallett line of New York.
Researcher for this line, Bob Mitchell, has written a page about Edward's father, Benjamin's wives and which children belong to which wife and it is posted here:
Concerning the birth location of Edward, Bob Mitchell writes: "The border in Anson Co. with South Carolina was apparently a moving target for many years. I guess the best way to look at is before 1764 and after. After 1764 most of what our Jackson's held was in SC. Their land was in the Cheraws area of NC/SC which became the Cheraws Dist of South Carolina. Included in the Cheraws was southern Anson Co., NC, Craven Co., SC, Chesterfield Co., SC and part of what is now Chester Co., SC and Union Co. and Richmond Co., NC.
Genealogist Grady Langley writes "Edward lived near the town of Auburn, which was originally in Jackson Co. but became a part of Gwinnett Co. when the latter county was established.
22 Dec 1794 Land Entry: Edward Jackson entered 150 acres in Anson County, North Carolina on the waters of Clay Creek, adjoining John Harnet, James Wimberly, Stephen Jackson and John Hendrick.
Edward Jackson drew a Bounty Grant as a Revolutionary Soldier in the Lottery of 1827, (Lot 52, District 14, Muscogee County, Georgia), while a resident of Davis District, Gwinnett County, Georgia. This is also mentioned in Pruitt's North Carolina Land Entries, 107, No.1639: Edward drew Muscogee County land granted 18 Dec 1827.
The Heritage, pg 12: 'Edward's son David and daughter-in-law Rachel Bracken Jackson, along with daughter Mahaley 'Alsey' Jackson Myers and her husband Carney left for Walker county in 1837, taking with them their children. It was while he was visiting these children and grandchildren in Waterville, several miles slightly SE from LaFayette, Walker County, that Edward died February 22, 1845, at age 90."
According to "Gone to Georgia", p. 156 & 157) Gwinnett County, GA Families 1818-1968, he was enumerated in the 1840 census as 96 years old. But in 1840 he would have been 85/86 so there is likely a typo there. Checking the census records at ancestry.com we find Edward enumerated on the 1840 Census for Gwinnett Co., Georgia.
Revolutionary War Service
While a resident of Chesterfield District, South Carolina, Edward Jackson enlisted in 1775 and served at various times until the close of the Revolution, amounting to about two years in all as private in Captains Griffith's and Lloyd's companies in Colonel Benton's South Carolina regiment. He was in the Battle of Cocsawhatchie, South Carolina, eighty-two miles southwest of Charleston on the road to Georgia. This battle was fought on May 11, 12 and 13, 1779, between the forces of the British General Provost and those of the American Lieutenent Colonel Laurens in which half of the Continentals were killed.
A transcription of his pension application W2119 can be found at: http://southerncampaign.org/pen/index.htm. Edward Jackson was allowed pension of Thirty Dollars per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831, on his application executed October 5, 1832, at which time he was a resident of that part of Gwinnett County, Georgia, which was out from Jackson County by the Georgia Acts of 1818, 1819 and 1820.
The Heritage, pg 12: "Edward applied for a pension and was allowed $30 per annum beginning July 1, 1833 with $75. of back pay. He signed the application himself, showing he was literate.
Edward Jackson is buried one and a half miles north of Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia, in the Poe Cemetery, west of the Alabama Road. On October 15, 1939, the William Marsh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution unveiled a Government marker at the grave of Edward Jackson. The memorial address was delivered by the Secretary-General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Mr. Frank B. Steele, of Washington, D.C.
Poe Cemetery is on private land, the former Marsh place. The William Marsh Chapter of the D.A.R. from Lafayette, Georgia maintains his gravesite several times a year. It is mentioned in Edward's granddaughter Lydia's 1888 obituary that her grandfather Edward is buried on the Marsh place.
A second memorial including a stone is listed for Edward Jackson in Suwanee Memorial Cemetery, Gwinnett County, Georgia. This memorial clearly states that it is a memorial only; that Edward was not buried there but is buried in Poe Cemetery, Chattooga Co., Georgia.