When Thomas Garrard Jackson was born on 2 April 1888, in Clay, Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Abner Jackson, was 52 and his mother, Josephine Carniela Gerrard, was 39. He married Elsie Pearl Rodden on 13 September 1907. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Coleman, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Commissioner's Precinct 4, Clay, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 21 March 1960, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Vashti, Clay, Texas, United States.
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.