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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
his reputation as a man of sound sense and business
Mr. White has always been identified with farming
interests and, in fact, has made agriculture his
chief study and pursuit in life. What he has, he
has made from this source, and what he is, he attributes
to the training obtained while so engaged.
He owns a large body of land in Burleson County,
over 2,000 acres of which are in cultivation, and
has some property, also, in Brazos County. He is
an enterprising, public-spirited citizen and, while
giving his attention diligently to his own affairs,
still finds time to interest himself in everything of
a general nature going on around him, especially if
it is calculated to stimulate industry, add to public
convenience or reflect credit upon the community
in which he lives. As president of the Burleson (2) Hugh Jackson, who died in Liberty
County in 1854, having served for a number of
years as surveyor of that county; (3) John Jackson,
who died in Chambers County in 1877 -a
successful farmer and stock-raiser; (4) James
Jackson, the subject of this sketch.
James Jackson was born on Vermillion bayou in
Vermillion Parish, La., February 15th, 1822. He
was an infant when his parents moved to Texas.
His childhood and youth were passed in the wilderness
of old Harrisburg Municipalty and Liberty
County, his advantages in consequence being much
restricted. He was too young to take part in any
of the stirring scenes preceding and incident to the
revolution of 1835-6, but retains a distinct impression
of those scenes, and remembers seeing the
smoke and hearing the guns on the battle-field of
December 23d, 1847, he married Sarah White,
daughter of James T. White, Sr., who moved to
Texas in 1826 and settled on Turtle bayou, where
he subsequently lived and died. Mrs. Jackson was
born in Old Liberty, now Chambers County, July
13th, 1832. Her family was one of the first settled
families in that locality. Her parents died there of
cholera in 1852, the father on March 4th, and the
mother on March 10th. The old White homestead
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas, book, 1880~; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/500/: accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .