Name: David Sr. Jackson
Birth: 1759 in Virginia
Death: 15 MAY 1832 in Polk County, NC
Burial: Jackson Cemetery At Bright's Creek
Military Service Revolutionary War
David Jackson Sr. was the elder brother of Gabriel Jackson Sr., 1765-1850. The two brothers moved into the Bright's Creek area at the same time. It is said they came from Virginia. The first land grant found for David Jackson was in today's Henderson County. A later grant proven in Rutherford County shows land in what is today both counties, in and near the Bright's Creek community of Polk County.
Change Date: 1 JAN 2009 at 18:16:21
Both families grew up along the old "Mills Gap Road" near Coopers Gap, within sight of Cliffield Mountain. The homeplace was on Bright's Creek where it runs into Green River, not far from today's Lake Adger.
Gabriel Jr. moved his family across Green River into Henderson County, near Point Lookout, in the early 1800s. Gabriel Sr. joined him in his later years, dying in Henderson County and buried at the Jackson Cemetery at Point Lookout.
David Sr. remained on the Polk County side of the river.
There are two David Jacksons on the census of 1790 in Rutherford. One was our David Sr. Uncertain who the other David was. Some researchers believe, but have shown no other proof except the census, that this is David, the father of David Sr. and Gabriel Sr.
Other research has clearly wrong information, stating one David is David Sr. and the other is his son, David Jr. David's son was born in 1788 and clearly could not have had a family in 1790.
In January 1848, Margarettcq Jackson applies to obtain the benefit of the 1836 act of Congress for Revolutionary War widows.
She said David Jackson was a private in the Revolutionary War and served six months in North Carolina as a volunteer. She states they were married March 1, 1785, and he died May 15, 1832. Under the Congressional act, a widow was only allowed a pension if she married the veteran before the expiration of his last period of service. Since the war ended Sept. 3, 1783, and she married him in 1785, this would explain why her application was rejected.
His brother Gabriel Sr., who also served in the Revolutionary War, said he saw David in the service of the Army of North Carolina during the war on the Catawba River. He said he witnessed the marriage of David and Margarett on March 1, 1785.
He believed David served under Capt. Fields and Col. Lewis.
There is a Revolutionary War pay voucher in the N.C. Archives for David Jackson Sr. He was allowed 440 pounds for the district of Salisbury.
On Sept. 16, 1831, David Jr. received a tract of land from David Sr. They both died in 1832. David Sr. wrote his will in May 1832 and it was probated July 1832. He died May 15.
David Jr. wrote his will in July 1832 and it was probated in October 1832. He died Aug. 15, after David Sr.
In his will, David Sr. does not leave anything to David Jr., but he does leave to other children property bordering David Jr. Note that son David already had a portion of the land.
The will states: "To my two sons Harmon Jackson and Rueben Jackson I leave the balance of my land to be equally divided between the two boys."
He left his wife, Maget? and three daughters, namely Fracis, Polly and Lindy part of his lands. He described this land saying it borders up the south creek to a red oak David Jackson Junior's corner. James Blackwell was the executor of the estate and it was witnessed by Ephraim Jackson (his nephew) and William Cochrun.
Reuben, David Sr.'s son, lived above Lake Adger on what is commonly known as the Rufe Constance place. He had at least four sons (Alfred Webb, Andrew, William and John). They later crossed the river, moving into Henderson County.
There is a deed in Burke County for David J(G)ackson Oct. 19, 1778 joining Jacob Baldwin's line. July 1782 the grant was transferred to Benjamin Williams, son of Benjamin Williams. (NOTE: The Williams family was one of the first families to enter Polk County).
Part of Burke County became Rutherford County in 1782.
Father: David James Thomas?
Margaret Or Marget b: 1770 in Maryland
1 MAR 1785
in North Carolina
- Reuben Jackson
- Linday Or Malinda Jackson
- David Jr. Jackson b: 1788
- Harmon Jackson b: CAL 1790 in Rutherford County, NC
- Mary Polly Jackson b: Jan 1798 Or 1799, 1800 in Rutherford County, NC
- Frances Jackson b: 1810 in Rutherford County, NC