- Born: Abt 1823, SC
- Marriage: Martha about 1846
- Died: 1898, Pike Co. AL about age 75
My research indicates that this John Jackson is the son of James R. Jackson and Charity (Unknown) Jackson, originally of SC and later of Pike Co. AL.
My research indicates that this John Jackson could very well be the John Jackson listed as being in The 15th Alabama Infantry, Company F. also known as The Brundidge Guards.
My research indicates that this John Jackson is often confused with John C. Jackson. It is easy to see how John Jackson and John C. Jackson could be easily confused as they are both listed in the 1860 Pike Co. AL Census. Both being born in SC and both born about 1823. John Jackson dies in 1898 and John C. Jackson in 1899.
See research notes: John Jackson vs John C. Jackson
1850 Pike Co. Al Census
1860 Pike Co. AL Census
1870 Pike Co. AL Census
1880 Pike Co. AL Census
Pike Co. Al Court House Records of CSA Roll Book list John Jackson as
Co. F 15th Ala Reg Inf CSA, died 1898
National Archives Military Record
State Archives Military Record
Margaret Pace Farmer's book "Record of Confederate Soldiers 1861-18865 Pike County Alabama".
William C. Oates's book "The War Between The Union And The Confederacy" with a history of The 15th Alabama Regiment.
Confederate Soldier: See All Military Records
Information from The Files of Mike Welch
John Jackson vs John C. Jackson
My name is Louis Bryant and I reside in Lincoln, AL. I am a genealogist and have been so since 1984. My proven ancestor is John Jackson removed from SC to Pike Co. AL.
Purpose and Intent:
The purpose of this document is to present a preponderance of evidence that suggest that there is a possibility that the Civil War Record of John Jackson, Co F. 15th Alabama may have been accorded posthumously to the wrong John Jackson. This document will be presented much like a case in a civil trial, where the jury may consider a preponderance of evidence to draw a conclusion, unlike a criminal trial where the case must be decided beyond a reasonable doubt.
It is not my intent to discredit any one person nor any personís research, only that for anyone researching John Jackson or John C. Jackson or any Civil War buff researching The 15th Alabama. I ask only that if you agree with the evidence presented here that you add a footnote to your research, suggesting there is a possibility that a different John Jackson may be the John Jackson of Co. F 15th AL, other than John C. Jackson.
Facts not in question:
1. James R. Jackson removed from SC with his family in the 1840ís to Pike Co. AL. They settled and had land patents around an old town called Tarentum, about seven miles south of Brundidge, AL. Some of the children of James R. Jackson included sons John, Archibald, Irvin and Levy.
2. The 1860 Pike Co. AL census list the post office for John Jackson as Bibb. Bibb was the former name for a little town that is now called Tennille close to Tarentum. The same census two pages over list James R. Jackson and sons Archibald, Irvin and Levy as post office White Water. White Water was later to become Hilliardís Cross Roads.
3. The 1860 Pike Co. AL census list two John Jacksons. My John Jackson and John C. Jackson, listed with a post office of Troy, AL. They are both the same age, born about 1823 and both born in SC. No relation for these two John Jacksons has been found.
4. Muster roll for Co. F, 15th Alabama also known as The Brundidge Guards list John Jackson (no middle initial) , age 39 born in SC, married and a farmer.
5. The 15th Alabama and all itís companies were a very elite fighting unit and were engaged in 48 battles during the war, including Little Round Top at Gettysburg. During the war they placed a total of 22 men on The Confederate Honor Roll, which was the equivalent to The Union Congressional Medal of Honor. John Jackson was listed as being placed on the honor roll for Darbytown Road on 10/13/1864. John Jackson was listed as being present and on the roll for soldiers that surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox. John Jackson was wounded at Suffolk.
6. There has never been any grave marker located for my John Jackson, or for that matter any grave markers for any of his family. It is my belief that they were buried in a family plot on private property that has long since been lost.
7. Buried at Cool Springs Cemetery located in Enterprise, Coffee County, AL is John C. Jackson. Tombstone reads b. 12Aug1823 d. 19Aug 1899. There is also a VA marker there that reads John Jackson Pvt Co. F. 15th AL. This marker was placed by person or persons unknown and at a date unknown. Coffee County, AL is a county adjacent to Pike Co. AL.
8. This John C. Jackson is not my ancestor.
Preponderance of evidence:
1. James R. Jackson witnessed a deed for purchase of 200 acres by my great-great grandfather Robert Bryant. Jamesís son Irvin married Robertís daughter Kizzy Bryant, sister of my great grandfather John Bryant. John Jacksonís daughter Marilda married my great great grandfather Benjamin F. Thomas. Lee Thomas son of Marilda and Benjamin married Fanny Bray, daughter of Green C. Bray.
2. Muster roll of Co. G 57th Alabama list one John C. Jackson. The 57th AL originated in Troy in Pike Co. AL.
3. Muster roll of Co. F 15th AL list Archibald Jackson, Levy Jackson and John Jackson. All listed as their nearest post office as being White Water. Also listed in same unit was Green C. Bray. Levy Jackson died early in the war of disease. Archibald died late in the war in a skirmish, but was also on The Confederate Honor Roll. My John Jackson had brothers named Archibald, Levy and Irvin.
4. John Jackson and Irvin Jackson appear on the tax roll for Pike Co. AL in 1867.
5. I requested the service record for John Jackson of Co. F. 15th AL and any other information they had for him. I received his service record and census records for Pike Co. AL of 1850/1860/1870/1880. These census were the same ones I already had for my John Jackson. I received a copy of the cover page for a book written by Margaret Pace Farmer. ďRecord of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865, Pike County AlabamaĒ. Official publication The Pike County Civil War Centennial Commission. Page 11 list John Jackson Co. F 15th AL died 1898 . Copy of the original muster roll that list Archibald, John and Levy Jackson with nearest post office of White Water.
6. I requested the compiled service record for John Jackson of Co. F. 15th AL from the National Archives and received only his service cards and a cover form that said John Jackson Co. F. 15th AL. Born SC 1823 and died AL 1898 .
7. There is an old handwritten ledger in the basement of the court house in Troy, Pike Co. AL that is titled Confederate Soldiers of Pike County, AL. There is an entry that says John Jackson, Co F. 15th AL died in 1898 .
The possibility exists that the VA marker placed at the tomb of John C. Jackson buried in Cool Springs Cemetery in Coffee County, AL, indicating his Civil War Service as being Co. F. 15th AL might belong to my John Jackson.
John married Martha about 1846. (Martha was born about 1825 in SC and died after 1880 in Pike Co. AL.)