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40 SIXTY YEARS IN TEXAS.
In regard to the descendants of John and Mary
Jackson: They had seven children that grew to be
men and women, four sons and three daughters.
John Jackson, Jr., my oldest brother, died the 17th
of July, 1904, leaving his second wife and one
daughter. He left five sons by his first wife. He
lived on the same place that he first improved for
nearly fifty years, and had acquired a large body
of land, giving each one of his five sons a farm, and
had a beautiful place of his own, 640 acres, and at
the time of his death his homestead, with its attractive
residence and surroundings formed one of
the most beautiful rural places in the county. He
felt it his duty to enter the service of his adopted
country. He enlisted in William Jackson's, his
brother's, company, and served only six months and
was discharged on account of sickness. He served
as Justice of Precinct No. 1 several years.
William Jackson, the next oldest brother, served
with the rangers in General Darnell's company in
1858, and '59, and early in the war he enlisted in
W. H. Witt's company and was elected first lieutenant,
and later Capt. Witt resigned and he was elected
captain of the company. He married Miss Mattie
Harris, a cousin of Chief Harris, of the Cherokee
Nation, and not long after the war he moved to the
Cherokee Nation and settled near Fort Gibson. He
was elected to the Cherokee Legislature, and served
for some time, and was appointed as one of the committee
to meet and confer with the Dawes Commission.
He practiced law for many years in the Cherokee
country. He is now 73 years old, and had a
stroke of paralysis two years ago, and has been very
feeble since. He has two sons and one daughter
living, and they are married and doing well. The
oldest son, William Jackson, Jr., was Commissioner
of Denton County.
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