Eli J. Jackson

Brief Life History of Eli J.

When Eli J. Jackson was born in 1804, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, his father, Elias Jackson, was 28 and his mother, Edith "Edy" Stanley, was 29. He married Elizabeth Petty about 1822, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 18 March 1865, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 61.

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Eli J. Jackson
Nancy Hannah Davidson
Marriage: about 1846
Lucretia Jane “Lucrecy” Jackson
James M. Jackson
Warren Davis Jackson
Parasetta Frances Jackson
Eli P. Jackson
Sidney S. Jackson
Gideon Jackson
Grundy Robinson Jackson
Martha Sherman Jackson

Sources (9)

  • Eli Jackson, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Eli J. Jackson in entry for Jackson, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Elie Jackson, "United States Census, 1830"

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1804 · Walton War

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack . In North America, this surname has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages, in particular those derived from equivalents or short forms and other derivatives of the personal name Jacob , e.g. Norwegian Jacobsen or Jakobsen and, in some cases, Slovenian Jakše (from a derivative of the personal name Jakob ). This surname is also very common among African Americans (see also 2 below).

African American: from the personal name Jackson (or Andrew Jackson), adopted in honor of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in many cases probably for the same reason.

History: This extremely common British name was brought over by numerous different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One forebear was the father and namesake of the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, who migrated to SC from Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland in 1765. The Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson came from VA, where his great-grandfather John, likewise of Scotch–Irish stock, had settled after emigrating to America in 1748.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Eli J Jackson - Biography

Eli J Jackson - Biography BIOGRAPHY: Area of Burke County, NC where born is now McDowell County, NC. BIOGRAPHY: Eli J. married (2nd) Nancy Hannah Davidson circa 1840 in Jackson County, TN. The fami …

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