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IILSTORY OF TEXAS. 53
pupils. The town now has two colored
schools, employing three teachers, and has an
average attendance of 125 pupils, making in
all about 800 students under the control of
Mr. Hill. He was also one of the projectors
of the grand building now occupied by the
schools of this city.
In 1878 Mr. Hill was united in marriage
to Miss Julia Wilson, a native of Carrollton,
,Alabama, and a daughter of Dr. B. F. and
Mrs.-(Bostwick) Wilson, early settlers of
.Alabama. The father was a graduate of tlhe
Transylvania College of Physicians at Carrollton,
was a noted physician, filled many
important State offices, having been a miember
of the State Legislature and Senate, and
his death occurred in 1871. Dr. and Mrs.
Wilson had five children: Dr. William F.,
of Ellis county, Texas; Ellen, now Mrs. Durham,
of Jefferson, Texas; Julia, wife of our
subject; B. F., engaged in railroad work;
and Gertrude, wife of C. E. Gilbert, of
Dallas. After the mother's death Mr. Wilson
was again married, and to the last union
were born four children: Patty; A. J., of
Dallas; Phelix, of Alabama; and Mary.
Mr. and Mrs. Hill have had six children,
namely: Albert E., Bessie, Julia, Benjamin
F., C. Hearne and Percie D. Mr. Hill
affiliates with the A. F. & A. M., Solomon
Lodge, No. 484, and both he and his wife
are members of the old-school Presbyterian
G J. JACKSON, of Williamson county,
Texas, was born in Burleson county,
this State, November 15, 1840, a son
of Peter and Susanna (King) Jackson. The
father was born in Tennessee in 1807, came
to Burleson county, Texas, in 1836, afterward
located in Milam county, and his death
occurred in that county in 1889. Mr. and
Mrs. Jackson were the parents of nine
children, viz: William, who died during
the war; C. J., our subject; H. Cyrus, a
farmer of IIood county, Texas; IUhioda, deceased,
was the wife of John G. Wilson; Rebecca,
wife of J. A. Huffman, a farmer of
Milam county; Anna, who married W. II.
Short, of Bell county; Henry A., a farmer
of Mlilaum county; James A. engaged in agricultural
pursuits in Coleman county, and
Olwin engaged in the cattle business in New
Mexico. Tlhe father died in 1889, the
mother having departed this life previous to
C. J. Jackson, the subject of this sketch,
was reared principally in Milamn county, and
received but few educational advantages. In
1861 he enlisted for service in tlle late war,
in Company G, Fifth Texas Infantry, Hood's
brigade, was consigned to the army of
northern Virginia, under General Lee, and
took part in all the great battles of Virginia.
He was once slightly wounded, and was
taken prisoner at the battle of Lookout
Mountain, from Longstreet's division; was
carried to Camp Morton, Indianapolis, and
in the following spring was taken to Fort
Delaware. While in the latter place Mr.
Jackson was a member of the burial department,
as a great many were dying at that
time from scurvy and other diseases. They
dug trenches the entire length of the ground,
and buried them in rough boxes, two deep,
that is to say, one on top of the other, 6,000
Confederate prisoners being buried in this
way! iMr. Jackson concocted a scheme to
escape while in prison, but his plan failed.
June 9, 1865, the prisoners were released,
and our subject arrived home in the latter
part of the month. During his prison life
he became moon-blind and his friends were
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