From History of Texas Published in 1896
ANDREW JACKSON, a highly esteemed citizen of Hood county, whose connection with its interests covers a period of 39 years, dating from 1857, claims North Carolina as the state of his birth, which occurred in Burke county, May 18, 1822. His parents, Eli and Tabitha (Hodge) Jackson, were also natives of the same county and were of Irish lineage.
Our subject was reared in North Carolina until 13 years of age, and then accompanied his parents on their removal to Georgia, the family locating in Rabun county, where Andrew remained until he had attained to man’s estate, while the parents made their home in that locality until called to their final rest, the father passing away at the age of 76, while the mother died a few years later at the same age. On starting out in life for himself Andrew Jackson secured employment as a farm hand and after his marriage began farming on his own account, following that pursuit in Georgia until 1857, when he resolved to seek a home. Accordingly he started westward and after several weeks of travel arrived in Hood county, locating three miles from his present home. His first farm, on the Paluxy, is now owned by J. Nutt. He continued its cultivation until 1859, when he purchased 160 acres of partially improved land, which he operated until the time of the war, when he entered the service for the protection of the frontier. When the war was over the settlers had great trouble with the Indians for several years, but at length the latter were driven westward and the farmers were enabled to continue their labors uninterruptedly.
Mr. Jackson was married February 25, 1847, to Miss Mary M. Osborn, a native of North Carolina and a daughter of Newman and Judith Osborn, who settled in Georgia in an early day, living in Gilmer county. To our subject and his wife were born seven children, six of whom are living, namely:
Nancy Jane, wife of J. A. Ducket
Judith A., widow of George Dike
S. M., wife of W. G. Ingle and
Sarah, deceased wife of A. J. Clark.
The mother of this family died January 8, 1860, and Mr. Jackson was again married in December, 1861, his second union being with Nancy Ingle, whose maiden name was Andrews and who was a native of Louisiana. One daughter has been born of the second marriage,
Mary L., now the wife of J. M. McCluskie.
Mr. Jackson and his wife are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he has served as steward for many years. His political support is given the men and measures of the Democracy. His has been an upright life and his sterling worth and strict integrity have won the confidence and regard of a large circle of friends.
|NOTE: Andrew Jackson died September 4, 1900 and was buried next to his second wife, Nancy Andrews Ingle Jackson, in the Rock Church Cemetery, located approximately 7 miles southwest of Tolar, in Hood County, Texas.|
History of Texas, 1896, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Co.
|FOOTNOTE: E-mail received 09/15/1999 from Margaret McCleskey|
Andrew Jackson who settled on the Paluxy River was my great-great-grandfather. There are errors in his biography as pointed out below. The parts in brackets are mine.
The mother of this family died January 8, 1860, and Mr. Jackson was
again married in December, 1861, his second union being with Nancy
Ingle [Ingley–first husband was Martin K. Ingley], whose maiden name was Andrews [Anders–daughter of Jonathan Anders and Nancy Elizabeth Taylor. Nancy Anders Ingley McCleskey was born in Bienville Parish, Louisiana] and who was a native of Louisiana. One daughter has been born of the second marriage, Mary L[ouise]., now the wife of J[ames] M[ilton] McCluskie [McCleskey].
Mary Louise Jackson and James Milton McCleskey were my great-grandparents.