Allen Jackson was a minister of the Christian Church or "Camelite" Church as it was called in those early days. He built the original log cabin in Pine Island, Louisiana, which was used as a church on Sunday and a school during the week.
The following story was recorded by John Daw Jackson, a son of Allen and Mahala Jackson.
Allen and Josiah Jackson, sons of Levi Jackson, along with six other families, immigrated from Conecuh County, Alabama, in the fall of 1842. They traveled by boat to Shreveport, Louisiana, where bought team, tools, and a few milk cows. From there the families crossed the Sabine River into Texas. They settled on a little creek called Duck Creek at the edge of Bald Prairie (as it was called in those days) in Robertson County. It was here they remained until the fall of 1859. Allen and Josiah then moved their families to Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
John Daw Jackson, son of Allen W. Jackson, remembers "1860 as a dry yearin the South and there was scarcely anything grown." In 1861 the Civil War (The Rebellion) began and Allen W. Jackson and three of his sons joined the Southern cause. The two oldest sons were killed and were buried in Richmond, Virginia.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Simpson, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA 
↑ Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 January 2019), memorial page for Allen West Jackson (25 Dec 1818–28 Feb 1890), Find A Grave: Memorial # 29083332, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Simpson, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Duffie and Kathy (contributor 46950425) .
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXLG-H7W : accessed 7 December 2015), Allan W Jackson, Robertson county, Robertson, Texas, United States; citing family 12, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"United States Census, 1860," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFP7-Z5J : accessed 7 December 2015), Allen W Jackson, , Rapides, Louisiana, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing p. 154, household ID 1105, NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 803,423.
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M87N-2B8 : accessed 7 December 2015), Allen W Jackson, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 72, family 635, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,027.
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDX2-XMJ : 14 August 2017), A W Jackson, 1880; citing enumeration district ED 47, sheet 102C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d), roll 0473; FHL microfilm 1,254,473.
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