Person:Mary Blakeney (1)

m. 8 Apr 1788
  1. Mary Blakeney1789 - 1882
  2. Benjamin Blakeney1793 - 1854
m. 1807
  1. Henrietta Jackson1806 - 1890
  2. William Jacksonbet 1807 and 1810 -
  3. Col. Stephen Jackson1808 - 1887
  4. Henry Jacksonbet 1810-1820 -
  5. Susannah Jackson1812 - 1875
  6. Benjamin Alexander Jacksonabt 1820 - 1861
Facts and Events
Name Mary Blakeney
Gender Female
Birth[10] 14 May 1789 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
Marriage 1807 to Henry Andrew Jackson
Residence[7] 1880 Mount Croghan, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, United States
Death[10] 19 Aug 1882 Mount Croghan, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, United States
Burial[10] May Family Graveyard, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina, United States

Notes* provided by Bob Mitchell:

  • Mary Jackson is in Chesterfield Co., SC on 1820 US Census as Head of Family. She had 3 male children under 10, 1 male child 10-16 years old, 1 female child under 10, 1 female child 16-26 years old. Mary was between 26-45 years old. She was running a plantation and had two slaves, 1 male under 26 and 1 male over 45 years old.
  • In 1830 Mary Jackson is listed in Chesterfield Co., SC, again as Head of Family, she has 1 male 5-10 years old,1 male 10-15 years old, 1 male 20-30 years old, 1 female 15-20 years old and 1 female 20-30. Mary Jackson has two slaves in 1830, a male between 36-55 and a female between 10-24 years of age.
  • 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.
  • Mary is still operating the plantation in 1850 with her son Benjamin as Overseer. Benjamin along with his wife and child are living with Mary in 1850 and 1860. Mary has $2000.00 in real estate and $15,000.00 in personal assets in 1860. In 1870, Mary Blakeney Jackson is found living near her son Stephen Jackson in Mt. Croghan district, Chesterfield County. Her personal wealth has diminished considerably, down to $600.00 in real estate and $400.00 in personal property. She has two younger females in the household with her, C. C. Jackson age 35 and E. Jackson age 18. (See son Benjamin's Notes.) The relationship is unknown, probably grand-daughters. In 1880 Mary Jackson is shown as 55 years old, (an obvious error) living with her is Benjamin Jackson's son Henry who is acting as overseer of the farm. There were several blacks living on the farm, all with the surname Jackson.
  1.   Burch, W. Bernette. Burch Family and Hollendsworth, Thomas, Meadow, Jackson No.1, Jackson No.2, Blakeney, Timmons etc, pgs 14, 18.
  2.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33), Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.
  3.   United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.
  4.   United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Chesterfield District., South Carolina.
  5.   United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina.
  6.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Mt. Croghan, Chesterfield Co., SC.
  7. United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Dist 7, Mt Croghan, Chesterfield Co., SC.
  8.   Email from Carolyn Carter to Bob Mitchell, 8 Feb 2005. (Lowry Surname Contact-Chesterfield Co., SC Lowry Surname Contact-Chesterfield).
  9.   Rootsweb chart of Marvin E. Carnes: Carnes Family Tree and Heritage. (
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Jackson, Albert. Survey of May Graveyard by Hugh Albert Jackson.

    A Memorial Marker was placed at Elizabeth Baptist Church, Mt. Croghan, after the May Graveyard was bulldozed by the then current land ownder. But the bodies previously buried at the May Family Graveyard were never moved.