Mary Amery Jackson
Carrollton & Farmers Branch

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Wife of John Jackson, Sr

The story of the Jackson Family is told in George Jackson's
"Sixty Years in Texas"



Mrs. Mary Jackson, who died recently in this city at the residence of her daughter. Mrs. William Furneaux, was a "Mother in Isreal" and one of the early settlers of Dallas county, she having arrived here with her husband and family from England in 1848 and settled near Farmers Branch, where her husband died in 1866. When Mrs. Jackson came here she was in delicate health and it was predicted that in a climate so different from that of England  she could not live many years, but she attained the ripe old age of 87 and at the sunset on life smiled on sixty-three descendants-six children thirty-five grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren- nearly all of whom attended her funeral. An old resident says of her: "No one ever knew her to laugh at another's sorrow, her motto being. "speak well of another if you can: to many will speak evil of their neighbor." Her home in the early days of Dallas county offered shelter and food to the wayfarer and she never expected or received anything in return." The funeral services were conducted in the city by Rev. Mr. Mitchell and by Rev. J. H. Morgan at Cemetery Hill, four miles from Carrollton, where the remains were interred beside those of her husband and six grandchildren.

The Dallas Morning News - May 31, 1894
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams



Furneaux Cemetery, Hebron, Denton County, Texas


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