Hugh Lawson Jackson was born in 1814 in Tennessee. His father, William, was 34 and his mother, Mattheny, was 34.
He married Hulda Wilson on 14 Aug 1837 in Knox County, Tennessee. They had seven (eight? look at the 1840 census) children together.
He later married Obedience Nancy "Biddy" (Pendergraft) Ethridge on October 10, 1876, in Barry, Missouri. There were no children from this union.
He died on July 3, 1894, in Barry, Missouri, having lived a long life of 80 years, and was buried there in the Jackson Family cemetery.
The 1840 US Federal census shows 5 people in the household: One male age 20-29 which would be Hugh as he would be about 26 at the time. One female age 20-29 which would be Hulda as she would be about 26. one female age 5-9 which would be Caroline as she would be 9 years old in 1840. Two females under age 5, which would be Mary Almeda (Jackson) Mitchell and...another daughter (passed by 1850?) which I don't know anything about or this could be their daughter Malinda as I don't know her actual date of birth (so far records found show 1840 to 1842 as the estimate birth year).
Hugh's Will: (while he only lists 2 grandkids specifically by name (Mary Walker and Franklin Jackson), he does mention most of his children (including the married surnames of his female children!). Doesn't list his wife though...
I, Hugh L Jackson, of Barry County in the state of Missouri being of sound mind and in the proper possession of my reasoning fatulties do make this my last will and testament.
1st After the payment of all my just debts and the payment of my funeral expenses I bequeath unto my grandchildren, the heirs of John H Jackson, and the heirs of Mary A Mitchell, and unto the heirs of Thomas M Jackson, and the heirs of Louisa A Commons, and unto Mary Walker, I bequeath an equal share. With the heirs of Louisa A Commons and the heirs of Malinda J Keys all my personal property and moneys and effects and also the rents (?) and profits arising off of my farm situated on the following described land: the S E qr of the N W quarter and the N 1/2 of the S W quarter and 26 acres off of N Side of the S W quarter of S W quarter of Section 10, Township 24, Range 27. And unto Franklin Jackson, heir of John H Jackson, I bequeath a double share of all my effects.
I bequeath unto my son, Thomas M Jackson, the possession of said farm in trust during his lifetime. He, the said Thomas M Jackson, to keep the farm in repair and pay all taxes assessed on said lands from year to year and retain the amounts so expended from repairs and taxes on said farm out of the rents of said farm and I further devise that upon the death of the said Thomas M Jackson, the land above described to be sold by under and under the supervision of the Probate(?) of Barry County and the proceeds of said sale of the lands to be divided between my (?) or heirs as above designated for the distribution of my personal effects. Witness my hand and seal this August 25th day AD 1888. Hugh Jackson
Witness Z C Dalton and S D Dalton
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