Saturday, January 29, 2011

Surname Saturday - Jackson

Samuel W. Jackson and Lavinia Malone

Samuel W. Jackson was born about 1797 in North Carolina. His parents were Coleby R. Jackson and Charity (maiden name unknown). Samuel almost certainly had siblings but I don't know any of their names. 

Lavinia Malone was born about 1801 in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was the daughter of John Malone and Gracie Eaves. She had seven brothers and one sister.

Samuel and Lavinia were probably married sometime before 1818. The location is unknown but Jasper County, Georgia and Rutherford County, North Carolina are two possibilities. At any rate, they were living in Jasper County in 1820. By 1830 they were in Meriwether County, Georgia and by 1840 had moved again, to Heard County, Georgia. They had seven children, three sons and four daughters. Samuel worked as a carpenter and a farmer.

Lavinia died about 1863 and Samuel about 1871. Lavinia probably died in Heard County but stories told by some of his descendants say that Samuel died and was buried in Little Rock, Arkansas where he had gone to build a house. 

Samuel and Lavinia's children:
Charlotte T. was born in Nov 1818 in Jasper County on either the 3rd or 15th. She married William Washington Lanier on 22 Oct 1835 in Meriwether County and they had 11 children. Charlotte died in 1892 on either 26 Sep or 20 Oct and was buried in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Fredonia, Chambers County, Alabama.

John Coleman was born on 7 Jan 1820 in Jasper County. He married Sarah Elizabeth Hill Smith and they had eight children. John died on 19 Jun 1898 in Randolph County, Alabama and was buried in Roanoke City Cemetery in Randolph County. 

Lee Roy was born on 26 Oct 1826 in Meriwether County. He married Lucinda Gamble and they had eight children. Lucinda died and Lee Roy married Nancy Caroline Smith. They had three children. Lee Roy died on 19 Mar 1904 and was buried in Ephesus Cemetery, Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

William L. was born about 1833 in Meriwether County. He died in 1862 in Virginia while serving in the Confederate army. 

Charity Ann was born on 25 Apr 1835 in Meriwether County. She married Benjamin Franklin Caswell and they had two children. Charity died on 1 Aug 1906 in Heard County.

Nancy Elizabeth was born on 28 Feb 1839 in Heard County. She married Seaborn Henry Adamson and they had six children. Nancy died on 9 May 1926 in Heard County and was buried there in Adamson Cemetery at Glenn.

Grace Amanda was born about 1843 in Heard County. Nothing further is known about her.

Samuel and Lavinia were my 3rd great-grandparents through their daughter, Charlotte. For sources and additional information, click on the links above. If you have a connection to this family, leave a comment here or e-mail me.

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