Was my gggg grandmother Matilda Hicks (Married or partnered to Nathaniel Jackson) black or Cherokee indian?

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I would like to find more information regarding my relatives documents or pics
I am the great granddaughter of Lucinda Ruiz (born Jackson) her father was Martin Jackson son of Nathaniel Jackson and his father was Joseph Jackson. I found a document stating that Martin was Black, yet I have read that Matilda (Nathaniel's partner or wife) was black or Cherokee indian. Any help would be appreciated

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Margaret Ruiz
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What time frame are we looking at for birth year, and death year? Was it in Alabama or somewhere else? Can you say the state, county and or city of his birth, marriage and or death?
time frame between 1798-1870.

 

Husband Nathaniel Jackson

father Joseph Jackson married to Mary (Burke)Jackson

Matilda (MATHILDA) (Hicks) Jackson  father Elijah Hicks and Nancy Hicks
Nathaniel Jackson (1798-1865)  son of Joseph Jackson born in Georgia and passed in Texas.
Matildas birth year 1800.

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when and where did they live? Need a bit more info to help you.
by Jeanie Roberts G2G6 Pilot (126k points)

this is a little about my ggg grandfather:

JACKSON RANCH CHURCH CEMETERY

HISTORY: Jackson Ranch was founded in 1857 by Nathaniel Jackson (1800-1865) who arrived from Alabama in five covered wagons bringing his wife Matilda, his seven grown children, their families and 11 freedmen.

He purchased Porcion 71 (5535 acres), which had a river frontage of .7 mile and extended north 13 miles. Jackson paid 36 cents an acre. He raised livestock, and grew corn, sugarcane, yams and pinto beans close to the river.

After high waters washed away the little Methodist Church in nearby Hidalgo, in 1884 his son Martin deeded an acre of land for a church, believed to be the first Protestant church in Hidalgo County. Methodists met there for 15 years.

The church building also served as a ranch school. A cemetery was established in the churchyard when Nathaniel’s oldest son Columbus Jackson (c1806-1896) died. (Nathaniel himself was buried in the adjacent Eli Jackson Cemetery.)

After the 1909 flood filled the church half-full of water, the congregation removed to McAllen, Pharr and Edinburg. Members who remained at Jackson Ranch were served by a circuit minister, and later by missions from established churches in Pharr.

I have read that it was illegal to interracially marry in that time period. have not found a marriage certificate.
I am the great great grandaughrter of Nathaniel Jackson whom we still have our family cementary.  please connect with me at aannaann7@yahoo.com
My grandmother was audelia Jackson, the adopted daughter of Nathaniel “polo” Jackson and Eugenia Jackson  She was born in September of 1926. I would like to know how she came to be adopted by the Jackson family. We are hoping someone might know her story  

Mdh1380@icloud.com

Melissa Hartnett
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Nathaniel Jackson

United States Census, 1900

Name Nathaniel Jackson
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Precinct 18 Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Gender Male
Marital Status Single
Race Black
Race (Original) B
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birthplace Alabama
Father's Birthplace Alabama
Mother's Birthplace Alabama

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Betsy Harris Head F   Alabama
Jane Patterson Daughter F   Alabama
Boysey E Simmons Son M   Alabama
Rosa Simmons Daughter F   Alabama
Nathaniel Jackson Son M   Alabama
Harriet Harris Daughter F   Alabama
Allen Harris Son M 4 Alabama
Daniel Harris Son M 8 Alabama

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United States Census, 1900

District 121
Sheet Number and Letter 25A
Household ID 543
Line Number 27
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T623
GS Film Number 1240034
Digital Folder Number 004120006
Image Number 00694

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9DL-S7G : accessed 6 April 2017), Nathaniel Jackson in household of Betsy Harris, Precinct 18 Old Elam, Montgomery, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 121, sheet 25A, family 543, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,034.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
I believe this is a different Nathaniel Jackson, My GGG grandfather was born 1798 and passed in 1865.
I am positive that this is not my GGG Grandfather Nathaniel Mathew Jackson born 1799 in GA to Joseph Jackson. lived in Alabama and moved to Donna Texas in 1850?
+3 votes

Burrell Nathaniel Jackson

Find A Grave Index

Name Burrell Nathaniel Jackson
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1862
Event Place , Chambers, Alabama, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 21 Jan 1833
Death Date 28 May 1862
Affiliate Record Identifier 33455465
Cemetery Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery

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"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-BSDZ : 13 December 2015), Burrell Nathaniel Jackson, 1862; Burial, , Chambers, Alabama, United States of America, Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery; citing record ID 33455465, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)

Nathaniel M. Jackson

Find A Grave Index

Name Nathaniel M. Jackson
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1856
Event Place Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States of America
Photograph Included N
Birth Date 01 Jul 1841
Death Date 01 Nov 1856
Affiliate Record Identifier 130907743
Cemetery Hansell Cemetery

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"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGR-LPFL : 13 December 2015), Nathaniel M. Jackson, 1856; Burial, Moulton, Lawrence, Alabama, United States of America, Hansell Cemetery; citing record ID 130907743, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

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Did they have a daughter, Matilda J who married a Rowland? 

Nathaniel Jackson

mentioned in the record of Matilda J Rowland

Name Nathaniel Jackson
Sex Male
Wife Matilda Hick
Daughter Matilda J Rowland

Other information in the record of Matilda J Rowland

from Texas Deaths

Name Matilda J Rowland
Event Type Death
Event Date 17 Nov 1911
Event Place Kingsville, Nueces, Texas, United States
Gender Female
Marital Status Widowed
Birth Date 14 Aug 1834
Birthplace , Alabama
Father's Name Nathaniel Jackson
Mother's Name Matilda Hick
Certificate Number 24931

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Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

GS Film number 2050543
Digital Folder Number 005145425
Image Number 01826

Citing this Record

"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3WL-XFC : 5 December 2014), Nathaniel Jackson in entry for Matilda J Rowland, 17 Nov 1911; citing certificate number 24931, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,050,543.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
If you click on the death certificate, it has Matilda J Rowland as 1/2 Cherokee Indian and 1/2 White. This sounds like it could be the right family that you are asking about.
OMG! Yes, this is my family...

 

Thank you,

Margaret
Thanks for the feedback.
YES! THIS IS MY GG GREAT AUNT SISTER TO MY GGGRANDFATHER MARTIN JACKSON.  YET, MY GRANDFATHER STATES HE IS NEGRO.
yes, their Daughter was married to a Rowland. she contacted Nathaniel her father to tell him that her husband was abusing her and asked to move her and her family to Illinois. Nathaniel with a covered wagon picked her up and moved her to Cobden Illinois county of Union.
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was matilda hicks sister to Mary hicks ?  Mary hicks was Cherokee.

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by Lilly Anderson G2G6 (6.5k points)
not sure, i have not found anything regarding Matilda Hicks, she has 3 children with the last name of Smith before Nathaniel Mathew Jackson. Before being a slave to him, she belonged to his father (Joseph Jackson).
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What you have to look for is Sarah Cross, here is her information. I am the granddaughter of Nancy Jackson Rutledge, I will be taking an ancentry test in a week. And will get more information, I did research but I have it written down at home. Feel free to email me saragomez89@gmail.com instagram ancientprincess

sarah cross

1896

usa

cherokee

case number 5495
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