A Series of Union County Biographies
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THOMAS KIMSEY JACKSON
Written by John F. Duckworth
Kimsey Jackson was born December 17, 1867 Choestoe, Union County,
Georgia, son of
William Marion and Rebecca Jane Goforth Jackson. He married first,
1885, Mary Jane Collins, born November 26, 1869 and died January 17,
had one child born January 15, 1887 and died January 19, 1922. Thomas
Jackson married second, January 13, 1889, Mary Caroline Collins born
1872 and died July 3, 1952. They were the parents of fifteen children.
children died young. He died February 2, 1951. She died July 3, 1952.
Kimsey Jackson was a man with many talents. He no doubt was most noted
school teaching which he followed for seventeen years at Old Baptist
Choestoe. Some of his students became of note, Ministers, Doctors,
Lawyers, Teachers, Business Men, and others. The Atlanta Constitution had an
article in the 1930's about the number of College Graduates in
were former students of Thomas Kimsey Jackson. Jane Hancock in her
"Choestoe" published 1984 says Tom
Jackson became a fine school master.
was a merchant, operating a general merchandise store which was located
his home which was at the top of the hill above Town Creek. He was also
carpenter and constructed well planned
homes over Lower Choestoe, some of which are standing today. He along
other men read the Law Books of Col. Virgal Waldrop which prepared them
able to write deeds, settle estates, etc. Thomas Kimsey Jackson was a
religious man. He attended Church and took a big hand in the Church
was always present at Association Meetings.
some seventeen years teaching school at Old Liberty he sold his home
to Young Harris so his children could attend schools of higher
he became involved in politics and was elected Towns County
the Georgia Legislature.
In later years he sold his property in Young Harris and removed to Danielsville, Georgia where he died February 21, 1951 and is buried at Old Union Baptist Church in Young Harris, Georgia.
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