Person:Jesse Jackson (50)

m. 3 Aug 1854
  1. James C. Jacksonabt 1856 -
  2. Mary Emeline Jackson1860 - 1940
  3. John R. Jacksonabt 1861 - aft 1930
  4. Elisha L. Jackson1863 -
m. 12 Jul 1866
  1. Samuel Houston Jackson1867 - 1921
  2. David Andrew Jackson1869 - 1923
  3. Dan Cummings Jackson1872 - 1926
Facts and Events
Name Jesse Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 9 Jul 1825 Madison Co., Tennessee, United States
Marriage 3 Aug 1854 Madison Co., Tennessee, United Statesto Catherine Jackson
Marriage 12 Jul 1866 Lamar Co., Texas, United Statesto Louisa Ponder
Death[1] 20 Mar 1879 Delta Co., Texas, United States

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Bob Mitchell writes:
"Jesse Jackson, a farm laborer, is on the 1850 Dist 9, Madison Co., TN US Census, living in the household of Daniel Benthal and family. When Daniel Benthal died, Jesse married Daniel's wife Catherine in 1854 and raised her two Benthal children as his own. Though Catherine's maiden name was Jackson, she apparently was no relation to Jesse and DNA testing of his descendants have proved that Jesse was not related to the Hempstead line of Jacksons (though Catherine Jackson Benthal Jackson was).

"It is thought this Jesse Jackson was a son of a Jesse Jackson who along with about three or four other Jackson men were in Stewart County, Tennessee when David Jackson, SR and his entourage of family came through there and stayed for a short time between 1810 and 1820. These other Jacksons seem to be a different set of Jacksons. Some of them have been researched but others have not."

From Barbara Crumpton:
16 Dec 1868 Jesse Jackson wit: James/Mary Patterson deed to James W. Jackson and Jacob R. Baker of Lamar. Delta, TX DB A/391

By 1870 Catherine Jackson had died and Jesse has remarried to Louise Ponder and has two more children. 'Len' is probably not her name, but that's the best I could make out from the handwriting.
1870 Census Beat 2, Lamar Co., Texas
Pg 57, Post Office: Ben Franklin
several Jacksons on this page; also a Willis Rasberry between them
Jackson Jessee 45 M W works on farm TN
Jackson, Len 24 F W relationship not given AL
Jackson, James 16 M W TX
Jackson, Mary 14 F W TX
Jackson, John 12 M W TX
Jackson, Elisa 10 M W TX (that's right, it says Elisa is male could they have meant Elisha? Yes, the 1860 census has Elisha)
Jackson, Sam 3 M W TX (such a break in ages can mean a second marriage)
Jackson, David 1 M W TX
(Barbara Crumpton says this Len above is Jesse's second wife, Louise, Lou for short.)

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
Name: Jesse Jackson
Marriage Date: 12 Jul 1866
Spouse: Louise Ponder
Marriage County: Lamar
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1814-1909 available at

It appears that Jesse's two step-children, David A and Martha Benthal, have left the household by 1870 even though they would have been only abt 20 and 21.

Jesse's first wife, Catherine, had died in 1863 leaving him with four small children. He remarried in 1866 and had three more children. But in 1879 both Jesse and his wife Lou died in an epidemic leaving all seven children without parents. Catherine's brother brought suit to take guardianship of his sister's four children but did not take the three youngest children. The story from Trellys Edwin is "that the three younger children, Sam, David and Dan were taken in by the Tidwell family. The 1880 Montague County, Texas census lists Sam age 12, living with Mascel Tidwell as a farm laborer. There are no records to show what happened to the other two young boys. Dan does not show up until the 1910 Rush Springs census married to Ethel with three children, Sterling, Ruby and Buster, and living very close to Sam and Alice. David Andrew is in the 1900,1910,and 1920 Durant, Bryan Co., OK census."

  1. 1.0 1.1 Research of Bob Mitchell: Jackson and Associated Families of North and South Carolina. (
  2. Research of Barbara Crumpton 1455 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, Oklahoma 73533.

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