Person:Jonathan Jackson (5)

Col. Jonathan 'John' Jackson, Sr.
m. prob by 1738
  1. Col. Jonathan 'John' Jackson, Sr.abt 1740 - abt 1794
  2. Isaac Jacksonabt 1744 -
  3. Susannah Jacksonest 1750 -
  4. Captain Stephen Jackson1750 - 1832
  5. Edward Jackson1755 - 1845
  6. David Jackson, Sr.ABT 1758 - ABT 1824
  7. Mary Rushing Jackson1767 -
  8. Jesse Jackson, Sr.Btw 1775 - 1784 - ABT 1825
  • HCol. Jonathan 'John' Jackson, Sr.abt 1740 - abt 1794
  • WSarah Hulda WhiteABT 1745 - ABT 1803
  1. Sarah J. Jacksonabt 1761 - 1836
  2. Isaac Jackson1762 - 1831
  3. Hulda Jackson1764 - 1840
  4. Capt. Jonathan 'John' Jackson, Jr.abt 1765 -
  5. Mary Jacksonabt 1766 -
  6. Phebe Jacksonbef 1776 -
  7. Samuel Jacksonabt 1775 -
  8. Rebecah Jacksonbef 1776 -
  9. Martha Elizabeth Jacksonaft 1776 -
Facts and Events
Name Col. Jonathan 'John' Jackson, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1740 Anson County, North Carolina
Death[1] abt 1794 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina

The following notes provided by Bob Mitchell:

4 Oct 1768 COL John Jackson was voted to member of Assembly.

18 Apr 1771 North Carolina Land Grants, No. 2732, South West Pee Dee to John Jackson.

20 Apr 1772 John Jackson was elected to the Vestry of St. David's Parrish.

In 1777 John Jackson was elected Overseer of the Poor.

4 Dec 1782 North Carolina Land Grants, No. 0551, 2, Thompson's Creek to Jonathan Jackson.

11 Jan 1787 Deed Book H, Page 310, Anson Co., NC. Jonathan Jackson former Sheriff of Anson Co., to George Davidson of Montgomery Co., for L72/10, recovered in court by said Davidson against Peter Lewis and Nathaniel Lewis, late of this bailiwick, 300 acres, sold at auction on Buck Creek of Brown Creek Cheeks line. Wit., John Pemberton, Daniel Gould. Acknowledged, Anson Court 1787.

Anson County Wills Vol 1 (1790-1834) by Laura Willis on page 15 and 16: John JACKSON'S Will is found in Will Book A, page 32. It was written 28 Mar 1794. (Transcription by Bob Mitchell.) Wife is not named. Children: Sarah STANFILL; Jonathan JACKSON; Isaac JACKSON; Samuel JACKSON; Huldah JACKSON; Mary WHITE; Elizabeth WHITE; and Rebecah JACKSON.

Anson Co., North Carolina Will Book A, Pg 32, Last Will and Testament of John Jackson 
In the name of God Amen. The twenty eight day of March and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety four I John Jackson of Anson County and in the State of North Carolina, being weak in body tho of a perfect mind and memory, thanks be unto almighty God, therefore call unto mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is princibly and first of all I give my Soul to God that give it and for my body I recommend to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Manner at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing Doubting but I shall Receive The same again at the general resurrection by the mighty power of God and as Touching Such things as it has pleased God to bless me with in this Life.
I Give Devise and Dispose in the following manner: first for My Lawfull Debts to be paid out of my Estate by my Executors and then I give to my Dearly Beloved Wife a childs part of my Estate, I give to my daughter SARAH Stanfill five pounds and to my son JONATHAN Jackson one hundred and thirty pounds upon ISAAC Jackson account and to my son SAMUEL Jackson five Shillings and to my Daughter HULDA Hill five Shillings and to my Daughter PHEBE Shaw five Shillings and to my Daughter MARY White five Shillings and to my Daughter ELIZABETH White thirty pounds and to my Daughter REBECCA Jackson forty pounds paid by my Executors at the time of her being eighteen years of age and My will and Desire is that all my Estate Should Be sold by my Executors and after the above Legices is paid Remainder to be Devided Equally amongst all my children. Lastly I constitute and make and ordain Isaac Jackson and John Stanfill my sole Executors of this my last will and Testament and Do Disalow and Revoke all other wills and testament, Ratifying and confirming no other but this my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto Set my Hand and affixed my Seal the Day and Year first above written. John Jackson (Seal)
Signed in the presence of William Gulledge and Elias Haney, October Court 1794

Pension Application of John Hunter who served under Col. John Jackson:
Statement and declaration of John Hunt, 21 Feb 1840 The State of South Carolina } Chesterfield District }
On this twenty first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, personally appeared in open court before the Court of Ordinary now sitting, John Hunter a resident of Chesterfield District, in the State of South Carolina aged eighty-five years, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress, passed June 7th 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named officers; and served as herein stated. That early in the war of the Revolution, he was drafted for one month, as he believes and served under Captain John Blakeney, but the year month or day of the month when he was drafted he does not recollect, nor does he recollect the names of Captain Blakeney's subultin officers; that he started with Captain Blakeney's company from a place called the Old Cross Roads in the aforesaid District of Chesterfield and marched through Georgetown in the State of South Carolina to PeeWee Bay and joined the forces there, and was under the command of Colonel Murphy, but he does not recollect whether there were any other field officers at that place; that he remained there, as he now believes, two weeks, but he cannot speak positive as to the time; that Captain Blakeney's Company was then marched to Haderal's Point but he does not recollect who had command of the forces at Haderal's Point; that he remained there until the expiration of the month for which he entered the service and then returned home to Chesterfield District.
That he afterwards, but the day month or year he cannot recollect, volunteered for one month under Captain Stephen Jackson (called Killing Stephen Jackson)---John Jackson Colonel, that they made their headquarters at the house of the said Colonel John Jackson near the North Carolina line, but whether in Chesterfield District, South Carolina, or in Anson County North Carolina, he cannot say positively, and scoured the county round about for Tories; that he served out the month for which he had volunteered and returned home.
That afterwards, but the day, month, or year he does not recollect, he was drafted for two months and served under the aforesaid Captain Stephen Jackson, that he does not recollect the names of Captain Jackson's subultim officers; that they started from Chesterfield District and marched through Camden and joined General Marion at his headquarters in the Swamp between Georgetown and Charleston; that he served out the two months for which he was drafted and returned home; that he was near Georgetown the whole time he was with General Marion as aforesaid; that he never was in any battle or fight during the Revolutionary War; that during the time he was with General Marion as aforesaid, the British near Sullivan's Island fired their Artillery at them. This deponent further saith that he was born in Orange County, North Carolina, that his father removed from Orange County to Chesterfield District before the Revolutionary war and brought this deponent with him; that he has no record of his age, but from the best information he can obtain he believes he is of the age above stated; that he is illiterate; that he never received any discharge from the officers under whom he served and has no documentary evidence of his service; that besides the service above stated, he was out several times for a week or two at a time, as one of scouting parties, but was not regularly organized; that he resided in Chesterfield District at the time he first entered the service and has resided there ever since except one year that he resided in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; that he knows no person who can testify to his service except his brother James Hunter. He hereby relinquishes every claim whether to a pension or annuity, except the present; and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any State. Sworn to and subscribed the day and year aforesaid, before me } John X Hunter His Mark } Turner Bryan, Judge of the Court of Ordinary, C.D.} Mark James Hunter personally came before me and being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath say, that he is brother to John Hunter who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration; that he is illiterate and has no record of his age, but believes from the best information he can obtain that he is eighty years of age, and has always been informed and believes, that the said John Hunter is five years older that this deponent; this deponent further saith that he believes that the said John Hunter served as stated in the above declaration, this deponent served with him during the one month when they made their headquarters at the house of Col. John Jackson as in the declaration stated.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st February 1840 }
James X Hunter His Mark }
Turner Bryan Judge of the Court of Ordinary C.D. }
We, Joseph T. Copeland a clergyman residing in Kershaw District and Henry Funderburk in Chesterfield District hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Hunter who has subscribed and sworn to the above Declaration; that we believe him to be eight-five years of age; that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier of the Revolution; and that we concur in that opinion.
Sworn to before me }
Joseph T. Copeland and Henry Funderburk }
Turner Bryan, Judge of the Court of } Ordinary Chesterfield District }
And the said Turner Bryan Ordinary of Chesterfield District does hereby declare his opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogations prescribed by the War Department, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier, and served as he states; And the said Ordinary further certifies that it appears to him that Jos T. Copeland who has signed the preceding certificate, is a clergyman resident at the District of Kershaw and that Henry Funderburk who has signed the same is a resident in the District of Chesterfield and is a credible person, and their statement is entitled to credit. I do further certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the aforesaid Court of Ordinary in the matter of the application of John Hunter for a Pension. In testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal, there being no seal of office, this twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one.
Turner Bryan {Seal} Ordy Chesterfield District

An email from Bob Mitchell: I found a file in the Heritage Room in the old Union Co., NC courthouse on this COL Jonathan Jackson who married Hulda White which included the children. The notes indicated that this Jonathan was a son of Benjamin Jackson and was the "one known as COL Jackson". I originally had him in a different line. I feel as good as one can about this Jonathan being a son of Benjamin. The file was old and hand written was in a dog eared manila folder that looked as if it had been looked at many times. By the way, Union Co. was formed from part of Anson Co. at the request of the residents. The petition to do this was lead by the Jacksons.

Later: Bob Mitchell sent the 1838 pension application filed by Hulda Jackson Hill, Jonathan's daughter, on behalf of her husband John Hill. In it Hulda mentions "her brother Isaac Jackson, under her brother Jonathan Jackson Captain; her father John Jackson was a Colonel."

  1. 1.0 1.1 Research of Bob Mitchell.