Union County, Georgia
Duckworth Family Section
and compiled by John Francis Duckworth
contributed by John Francis Duckworth and Jerrell Duckworth
Updated August 12, 2012
Nathan Jackson is the earliest Jackson known so far, found on the 1759
Tax List of Rowan County, North Carolina. The names of his wife and
father are unknown. It is thought that Nathan might have been a brother
to Samuel Jackson, who came to the area about the same time as Nathan.
His father may have been John Jackson, who likewise came to the area
about the same time. If Nathan was a brother to Samuel Jackson, he was
an emigrant from Northern Ireland.
It is believed that Nathan Jackson had two and possibly three sons. The
early Tax Lists of Rowan County, North Carolina name only Edward, but
bits of evidence indicate the eldest son was John Jackson, born in
Maryland. John came with his father to North Carolina when a young boy.
He was a member of Sandy Creek Baptist Church and served with American
forces from North Carolina in the Revolution. John removed to Warren
County, Georgia and had a son named Nathan. The other possible son was
Joseph Jackson, who was younger than Edward.
Edward Jackson, son of Nathan, was born about 1755 and died about 1822
in Burke County, North Carolina. No record of Edward Jackson owning
land in Rowan, Guilford, or Randolph County has been found. Neither has
any record of his service in the Revolutionary War, participation in
the Movement of Regulations, Tory activity, nor affiliation with the
Quakers been located, although he was of the proper age, in the right
location, and at the right time to have been involved in one of these.
Edward Jackson was still in Randolph County on December 17, 1782, when
he witnessed the deed of Josiah Lamb to Edward Beeson. The 1785 Tax
List, Randolph County, North Carolina, Captain John Welborn's District,
taken by Zebedee Wood, shows Edward Jackson 1 poll - no land;
also, Joseph Jackson 1 poll - 100 acres on Deep River.
Edward Jackson came to southwest Burke County, North Carolina before
1790 and settled on a branch of Crooked Creek on the south side of the
Catawba River. He was a neighbor to John Pittillo, Amos Chaffin, John
Noblet, Robert Hodge, and Michael Souther, with whom his descendants
On the 1793 Tax List of Burke County, North Carolina, Captain Adam's
Company, there is listed Edward and John Jackson, no land, and one poll
At the April Term of the Burke County Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions, a Deed, dated September 13, 1792, for 185 acres of land, from
Edward Vance to Edward Jackson was proved. And at the January 1798 Term
of the Court, a deed dated March 1, 1797, 115 acres of land from John
Gilliland to John Jackson was proved. By virtue of Warrant #3852, dated
August 9, 1800, a survey for Edward Jackson for 30 acres lying on the
south side of Byers Fork and bounded on the west by Robert Hodges, Sr.
was made August 24, 1802. Millington Pittillo and Elijah Green were the
chain carriers. The Burke
, Burke Genealogical
Society, Vol. XII No. 3, August 1994, pp. 4-6.
“To the Worshipful Court in Morganton Sitting We the inhabitance of
Burke County pray that a jury be appointed to establish the New Road
leading through that part of our County formerly deeded to Rutherford,
lately Restored to us; leading from the head of Crooked Creek to Cain
Creek from the dividing Ridge at the head of Crooked Creek to our
western Boundrey, the New Road has not been kept in order for want of
proper authority, and for the purpose of Viewing and Making Return let
the following be a Jury Viz: James Clark, Thomas Lytle, John Mann,
Jacob Keller, Robert Hodge, Jesse
Mendinghall, Millington Petillo, Esq. John Petillo, Edward Jackson,
Benjamin Burgan, Joseph Ballew, William England, John England, William
Davis, Thomas Davis, William Porter, Alexander Porter, William England
Sr. And your petitioners will ever pray January 11th, 1810 Richard
Bird, John Mann, H. Raburn, R. Fortune, Thomas Davis, Austin
Heuishs/Hewins [?], John Abram, J.H. Stevilies, Richard England.”
The name of his wife is unknown but is thought to have been Susannah
Chaffin. Edward was the father of six sons and two daughters: John,
Joseph, Elias, William Amos, Eli, Azeriah, Polly (Mary), and Peggy.
John Jackson was born about 1772, wife unknown and only two children
known: William Marion, who married Nancy Elizabeth Owenby
Stanley, and Susannah, who married Powel Owenby.
Joseph Jackson was born about 1774 and died 1843 in Union County,
Georgia. He was the father of Jehale, born 1800-10; Margaret, married
John Westmoreland; Anna, married Elijah Chaffin; Jane, married Leason
Spivey; Susannah, married Joseph Chaffin; Sampson, married Susannah
Crook; Jeremiah, married Jane Kettle; and Malinda, married Jessie Nix
in Union County, Georgia.
Elias Jackson was born about 1776 and died before 1840. He married
Edith Stanley and removed to Jackson County, Tennessee. Elias and Edith
were the parents of Ephrium, born 1802 in North Carolina and died in
1864 in Burnet County, Texas. He married Edith Black. Joseph married
Martha Johnson. Eliza married Nimrod Henley. Sarah married William Wood
Hyde. Eli J. married Nancy Hannah Davidson. Edward S. Amos married
Susannah Billingsley. Charles married Nancy Billingsley
William Amos Jackson was born 1781 and died 1863 in Habersham County,
Georgia. He married 1. Unknown Snider and had Hiram Henry who married
(1) Margaret Fitzgerald, (2) Mary Whitaker; Sarah, married Unknown
Fitzgerald; Polly; Edward, married Eleanor Smith. 2. Margaret Chaffin
and were the parents of Joseph C., married Amelia Yearwood; Susannah,
married David Jackson; Catherine, married William Gilbert; Rosetta;
Elizabeth, married M. Owens
Eli Jackson born about 1777 and died 1853 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.
He married Tabitha Hodge in Burke County, North Carolina and their
children were David, married Susannah Jackson; Amos, married
Sophia Birdwell; Jane, married James Gaddis; John, married Sarah
Elliot; Hodge; Andrew, married Mary M. Osborn; Zilla, married James A.
Grizzle’ Eli F.; and Armintha Corintha, married Thomas Lee.
Azeriah Jackson married Sarah Chaffin in Burke County North Carolina
and removed to Jackson County, Tennessee. Their children were Edward,
Sally, and Azariah Jasper "A.J." married Sally Ann Pippin.
Polly (Mary) Jackson married Moses Noblet and had William, Ann, and
John Littleton, who married Rhoda Spivey, daughter of Leason and Jane
Jackson Spivey. Their daughter, Elsie, was the mother of Laura Jane
Peggy Jackson married Alexander Hopkins. They were the parents of
Rebecca Adams, married John A. Brock, Jr.; Edward A., married Susan A.
Champlin; John Isaac Creighton, married Amner Sexton; Alexander Jr.,
married Delina McClure; Elizabeth, married James Harvey Burk; and James
T., married Sarah D. Noe.
John Jackson made a Deed to James Hase, 115 acres in Burke County,
North Carolina, proved by Harris Gilliam.
On May 13, 1807, Stephen Morgan sold John Jackson of Burke County,
North Carolina for $300 150 acres in Rutherford County, North Carolina,
west of Stone Mountain, on both sides of the Main Broad River,
including the mouth of Rock Creek. Wts: Joseph Jackson and Samuel
McCroyer. Recorded March 17, 1811, Book 24-26, p. 411. On April 19,
1808, John Jackson of Rutherford County, North Carolina sold this land
to Harris Gilliam. Wits: Joshua Souther and Charles Gilliam. Recorded
January 9, 1835, Book 41-42
No further land deed registration to or from John Jackson is to be
found in the Rutherford County, North Carolina Land Records. However,
there are a number of land entries and issues in The Rutherford County,
North Carolina Entry Book. All these entries were in the area of Rock
Creek, Main Broad River, and Sedar (Cedar) Creek. #1863 Feb 22, 1819.
John Jackson enters 100 a. on Main Broad River, above the mouth of Rock
Creek and near the foot of Stone Mountain. Issued. #2095 Jan. 7, 1820.
John Jackson enters 50 a. on Main Broad River, including the Mouth of
Rock Creek; includes his improvements where he now lives. Issued. #2096
Jan. 7, 1820. Arthur Owensby enters 50 a. on both sides of Rock Creek
of Main Broad River. Border: John Jackson "above"; paid Issued.
#2600 (second 2500) April 13, 1824, Powell Owensby enters 50 a. on both
sides of Rock Creek of Broad River; border John Jackson. Issued. A
Warrant No. 640 entered the 11th day of March 1830. Surveyed for Powell
Owenby fifty acres of land in Rutherford County situated on Rock Creek.
Including his improvements. Beginning at a poplar, Harris Gilliam's
Corner, thence No 6 E 84 poles stake thence No 84 W 96 poles to a stake
on the side of a mountain, thence No 6 W 84 poles to a stake on
Gilliam's line thence to the beginning. The 17th of October 1830. F.A.
Alexander & John Jackson, chainbearers. #2980 March 6, 1827
John Jackson enters 100 a. on Seder Creek. Border: John Cook's old
line. Issued. #3075 Oct. 17, 1827 John Jackson enters 100 a. on
headwaters of Seder Creek, between Stone Mountain and Round Mountain.
Issued. #4098 Jan. 20, 1832 Amos Owensby enters 100 a. on head of Seder
Creek. Border: above John Jackson's land. Issued. #4455 Jan. 1834
Samuel Elliott enters 50 a. on Cedar Creek. Border: joins his own land;
including John Jackson's improvement of and entry he holds on said
Although John Jackson never recorded any further real estate after the
sale to Harris Gilliam, he remained in the area of Rock Creek of Main
Broad River, Stone Mountain, and Cedar Creek until he removed to Union
County, Georgia about 1838. The Censuses of 1810, 1820, and 1830
confirm that he is one and the same John Jackson. He is listed among
the members of The Baptist Church of Christ at Choestoe in 1843.
Powell Owenby died, and Susannah and family were in Union County,
Georgia by 1850.
William Marion Jackson, 1795 - July 27, 1859, married Nancy Elizabeth
Owenby Stanley, 1793 - 1861, December 23, 1814, in Rutherford County,
North Carolina, daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Henson Owenby,
granddaughter of John and Nanney Porter Owenby, and sister to Robert N.
Owenby. They removed from Rutherford County, North Carolina with his
uncle, Joseph Jackson, to Habersham County, Georgia about 1826.
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