Abraham B S JACKSON William Daniel JACKSON Nancy Elizabeth JACKSON Stillar JACKSON Winnie Alice JACKSON Effie Elizabeth JACKSON Bessie Lee JACKSON Betty Telitha JACKSON George Jerome JACKSON Marie L JACKSON Bobbie J JACKSON Jewel JACKSON Eliza Jane TATE Pauline Mae JACKSON Jimmie Lee JACKSON Pearl Louise JACKSON Earl JACKSON John William JACKSON Lizzie GRIFFITH Unknown NOMAIDENNAME Samuel Westfall JACKSON Enoch Avery JACKSON Talitha GREEN Mini tree diagram
James Toliver JACKSON

James Toliver JACKSON1,3,8,12,6,9,14,7,3,4

5th Mar 18721,5,6,7,8,9,10,3,4 - 25th Apr 19411,13,7,8,10,3,4

Life History

5th Mar 1872

Born in Hill County, Texas.1,5,6,7,8,9,10,3,4

10th Dec 1894

Birth of daughter Effie Elizabeth JACKSON in Texas.9,14,27

27th Jul 1896

Birth of daughter Bessie Lee JACKSON in Parker County, Texas.26,9,29,14,8,28

before 1899

Death of Unknown NOMAIDENNAME

about 1899

Married Eliza Jane TATE in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.7,39,5

1900

Resident in near Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.11

17th Jul 1900

Birth of daughter Betty Telitha JACKSON in Oklahoma.14,31,8

28th Nov 1902

Birth of son George Jerome JACKSON in Oklahoma.27,32,14,33,34,35,36

21st Aug 1905

Birth of daughter Marie L JACKSON.27,6,14

14th Sep 1907

Birth of son Bobbie J JACKSON in Weatherford, Parker, Texas

14th Sep 1907

Death of son Bobbie J JACKSON in Weatherford, Parker, Texas

about May 1908

Birth of daughter Jewel JACKSON in Parker County, Texas.37

30th Nov 1908

Death of Eliza Jane TATE in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.38,39,3,4

27th Dec 1908

Death of daughter Jewel JACKSON in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.37

31st Dec 1909

Married Lizzie GRIFFITH in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.25,14,3

1911

Residence2 in Tin Top, Parker, Texas.8

28th Jan 1911

Birth of daughter Pauline Mae JACKSON in Tin Top, Parker, Texas.6,8,3

1914

Residence3 in Tolar, Hood, Texas.8

11th Nov 1914

Birth of son Jimmie Lee JACKSON in Tolar, Hood, Texas.12,6,15,16,8,4

1918

Death of daughter Effie Elizabeth JACKSON in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.26

14th Jan 1918

Death of daughter Bessie Lee JACKSON in Seymour, Baylor, Texas.28,29,30

10th May 1918

Birth of daughter Pearl Louise JACKSON in Parker County, Texas.12,6,17,18,19,20,4,21

5th Oct 1918

Birth of son Earl JACKSON in Parker County, Texas.17

7th Feb 1919

Death of son Earl JACKSON in Parker County, Texas.17,22,23

21st Mar 1921

Birth of son John William JACKSON in Parker County, Texas.3,12,24,4

1930

Residence4 in Justice Precinct 8, Parker County, Texas.12

25th Apr 1941

Died in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.1,13,7,8,10,3,4

27th Apr 1941

Buried in Curtis Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, by Cotten-Bratton Funeral Home.1,2,3,4

Other facts

 

Married Unknown NOMAIDENNAME

Notes

  • Linda Hanks reports the birth of James Toliver Jackson as being inOklahoma, but no location specified.  Butch Mixon reports the birthplace as Hill County, Texas.  The latter matches the birth place ofhis cousin Toliver Jorile Green.  It makes sense that the Jacksonswould have been in Hill County with their relatives.  Hill County isnot far from Parker County, where James T and his family arewell-documented.  The death certificate reports his birth place asHill County, Texas.

    There is some indication, though not firm evidence, that JamesToliver's parents Abe and Talitha (Delitha) Green Jackson were ineastern Oklahoma in the early 1870s.  It had seemed from the place ofbirth in Hill County that they returned to Texas, though details havebeen difficult to document.  Further details are needed to resolvetheir whereabouts.

    James Toliver Jackson
    b 5 Mar 1872 [no birth place reported]
    d 25 Apr 1941 Weatherford, Parker, TX
    m Eliza Jane Tate, b 4 Oct 1873, d Nov 1908, Weatherford, Parker, TX
    married 1899, Parker County, TX
    --  Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm),http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/EditMarriage.aspx?pid=49912667&sid=149501221 [compilation from several trees]

    1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 6 June, Justice Precinct 1,District 64, page 3A, Hse/Fam #46
    Jackson, James T  Head W M  Mar 1872  28 Married 1 year TX TX GA FarmLaborer Can't read or write Rents Farm
    Jackson, Eliza J  Wife W F  Mar 1874  24 Married 1 year TX GA GA Canread and or write
    Jackson, Effie  Dau W F  Jan 1894  6 TX TX TX
    Jackson, Bessie  Dau W F  Jun 1896  3 TX TX TX
    Glanton, Martha A Boarder [Sister-in-law] W F May 1867  33 Widowmarried 7 years  6 children (no report of any dead children) TX GA GAVisitor Can't read or write
    Glanton, Carley (Charley) Boarder [nephew-in-law] W M May 1899  1  TXTX TX

    The genealogy referenced above, and other Jackson family sources Ihave, report the two children born in 1894 and 1896.  The census in1900 reports two children, Effie born Jan 1894 and Bessie born Jun1896.

    Family sources indicate these girls are the daughters of Jackson'sbrother William D Jackson, the first husband of Elizabeth Jane Tate.The family sources report he died and she married Jackson both about1899.  Thus it seems the census should have reported these girls asstep-daughters of Jackson.  Perhaps he had already adopted them by thetime of the 1900 census.

    The two other people listed in the household as Boarders are alsofamily members.  Martha A Glanton is Eliza's sister Martha Ann Tate,who married Frank Glanton.  Frank was her second husband, as she waswidowed earlier by her first husband Nathan Bullard, Jr.  She is againa widow in 1900.  Carley Glanton, reported her as born in May 1899, isreported by one genealogy as Charlie.  Martha Ann's son 7-year-oldHenry Bullard is living a few houses away with her father andstep-mother, James Henry and Martha L Tate.

    Lizzie Tate died in 1908.  James Toliver married again in December1909:
    Parker County Marriages 1905 through 1910
    Jackson J T    Griffille [Griffith] Lizzie, Miss     12-31-1909 Rev JM Walker, M.

    We find Jackson and his children in the 1910 census with Jackson's newwife Lizzie Griffith.  The census indicates they have been marriedless than a year.

    1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 22 June, Weatherford Ward1, District 66, page 8A, 912 N Rusk St, Hse #160, Fam #161
    Jackson, J T  Head M W [no age] 2nd marriage Married 0 years no birthplace info Rents Home
    Jackson Lizzie (Griffith) Wife F W 23 1st marriage Married 0 years 0children TX TX TX [b abt 1887]
    Jackson, Effie  Dau F W 16 US US US [b abt 1894]
    Jackson, Bessie  Dau F W 14 US US US [b abt 1896]
    Jackson, Bettie  Dau F W 10 US US US [b abt 1900]
    Jackson, George  Son M W 7 US US US [b abt 1903]
    Jackson, Marie  Dau F W 5 US US US [b abt 1905]

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 5 February, Precinct 6,District 77, page 8B, Grandbury [Granbury] Weatherford Rd, Hse #162,Fam #173
    Jackson J T  Head  Rents Home  M W 47 TX GA GA [b abt 1873]
    Jackson Lizzie (Griffith) Wife F W 34 TX TX TX [b abt 1886]
    Jackson, Bettie  Dau F W 18 TX TX TX [b abt 1902]
    Jackson, George  Son M W 15 TX TX TX [b abt 1905]
    Jackson, Marie  Dau F W 14 TX TX TX [b abt 1906]
    Jackson, Pauline Dau F W 8 US US US [b abt 1912]
    Jackson, Jimmie  Son M W 5 US US US [b abt 1915]
    Jackson, Pearl Dau F W 2mos US US US [b abt Oct 1919]

    The children in the 1920 census include the children of James' firstwife Eliza Jane Tate:
    Bettie, George and Marie
    and Lizzie Griffith's children with James since their marriage:
    Pauline, Jimmie and Pearl

    In 1930 we know from family sources that Jackson and Lizzie wereliving in Annetta, still in Parker County.

    1930 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 17 April, Justice Precinct8, District 184, page 7A, Hse/Fam #137
    Jackson, Jim  Head M W  65 OK USA USA Farmer (change of birth from Texto Okla)
    Jackson, Lizzie  Wife F W  45  AR TX AR
    Jackson, Jimmie  Son M W  16 TX OK AR Farm Laborer
    Jackson, Pearl  Dau F W  12 TX OK AR Farm Laborer
    Jackson, J C  Son M W  8 TX OK AR Farm Laborer

    At some time after the 1930 census James Toliver moved elsewhere.James' obituary states that he had lived in other parts of the stateuntil 6 months before his death, when he moved back to Weatherford.That would have been about October 1940.  He and LIzzie are buried ina double grave in Curtis Cemtery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.

    Gravestone of Jim and Lizzie Jackson, Curtis Cemtery, Weatherford,Parker, Texas
    Jackson
    Lizzie  May 18, 1886  Apr 21, 1957
    Jim  Mar 54, 1872  Apr 25, 1941

    According to his obituary in the Weatherford, Texas, Democratnewspaper, J T died in his home about 5 miles south of Weatherford,Texas, on Friday, 25 April 1941.  His funeral was held on Sunday 27April 1941, and he was buried in Curtis Cemetery in Weatherford.  Theservice was conducted by Rev N L Roberts, pastor of the North SideBaptist Church, in the Cotten-Bratton Funeral Chapel.

    Jackson James Toliver Obituary

    ------------------------------------------------------
    James T Jackson Dies Suddenly Friday Morning

    James Tolbert [should be Toliver], age 69 years, one months and 20days, died suddenly Friday Morning [25 April 1941] about 11 o'clock athis home some five miles southwest of the city.

    Mr Jackson was born in Hill county, Texas, March 5, 1872.  He hadlived in other parts of the state before coming to Parker county sixmonths ago.

    Surviving are his wife and seven children as follows:  Mrs BettieHess, Donna, Texas;  George Jackson, Donna; Mrs Marie Cohron and MrsPauline Cohron, both of Throckmorton;  Jimmie Jackson and Mrs PearlAskins at home; and J C Jackson, Donna.

    There are also surviving one brother, Sam Jackson of California; andone sister, Mrs Fannie Brankley [sic] of Garner, this county.

    Funeral arrangements are pending. [sic, but see next paragraph]

    The funeral services were held from the Cotten-Bratten Funeral ChapelSunday afternoon [27 April 1941] at 1:30 o'clock, with Rev N LRoberts, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church, officiating.  Burialtook place in the Curtis Cemetery one mile south of town.

    --  The Weatherford Democrat, Weatherford, Parker, Texas, [no date orpage info included in the copy provided, seems to be Monday, 28 April1941]
    ------------------------------------------------------

    Some helpful family information is provdied here.  At the time of hisdeath, three of his children were living in Donna, Texas, on theMexican border.  Perhaps this is where J T was living before lhe movedback to Weatherford.  Living in Donna were Betty Jackson Hess, GeorgeJackson, and J C Jackson.  His daughters Marie Jackson Cohron andPauline Jackson Cohron were iving at Throckmorton, Texas, at thattime.

    The obituary refers to Jimmie Jackson and Pearl (Jackson) Askins as"at home," which I take to mean in Weatherford.  This phrase may meanthat they and their parents were living together.  James' wife (oddlyunnamed in the obituary) is also reported as a survivor.  His home wasfive miles south of the city, according to the obituary.  We also notethat he had moved to Weatherford only 6 months before his death.

    Cindy Beam had obtained a copy of Jackson's obituary from familysources.  But the clipping did not have the name of the paper of thedate of the issue.  It appears this obituary was published in theMonday newspaper in Weatherford.  I realized Butch had earlier sent methe Ancestry transcription summary of JT's death information.

    Correlating the info we had, here is the way I worked out theinformation related to the death and burial of JT.  The only datinggiven in the Obit was that Jackson had "died suddenly Friday morningabout 11 o'clock."  Listings of marriage licenses on that page (thepart that shows in the scan) are dated through 26 April.  This wouldbe Saturday, which makes sense.  Government offices operated onSaturdays back then.  The date of death we have from family info is 25April 1941.  I consulted a 1941 calendar, and determined that in thatseries of dates 25 April 1941 was a Friday.

    Thus I would have expected the obit to be published the nextpublishing day, Sunday.  However, I notice there is an announcementthat the funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon.  This paper musthave been the Monday edition.  That Sunday would have been 27 April1941, which gives us the burial date!  I notice the place of burial isCurtis Cemetery, which matches a reference by Bettie Jackson,Jackson's daughter, that her mother and her mother's sister wereburied in Curtis Cemetery in Weatherford.

    I notice an editing error in the obit.  There is a line that says:
    "Funeral arrangements are pending."

    This is immediately followed by the news of the funeral service whichhad ALREADY BEEN CONDUCTED.  I suspect there was a first obit in theSaturday or Sunday paper, stating that the arrangements were notfinalized (Or possibly in the Saturday paper).  This final obit is notan announcement of the funeral, but the news that it has already beenheld.

    This makes it likely that on Friday (night or afternoon, when theSaturday paper had to be ready for Saturday morning release) thearrangements had not been made.  But arrangements were finalized onSaturday (and possibly in time for the Sunday morning paper, to letpeople know of the Sunday afternoon service).  Since the obit reportsthe Sunday funeral as already conducted, it is likely that thisarticle appeared in the Monday paper.

    As for the name of the paper, it seemed likely that was theWeatherford Democrat, the current paper.  I have found no informationindicating a previous name or another paper.  Marion (Butch) Mixon, acousin working with me on the Jackson-Green lineages and a nephew ofJames Toliver, also says the paper would be the Democrat.

    This is a good circumstantial documentation of the dates:
    Death  Friday, 25 April 1941
    Initial obit in the Weatherford Democrat:  Saturday, 26 April orSunday, 27 April 1941 (this accounts for the stray line saying funeralarrangements are pending; they should have deleted this line for theMonday edition reporting the funeral)
    Funeral and burial:  Sunday, 27 April 1941
    Final obit in the Weatherford Democrat:  Monday, 28 April 1941

    James' obituary and death certificate report his name as JamesTolbert, although members of the family consistently understand hisname to have been Toliver, named after his grandfather Toliver Green.We do not know how the coroner and the paper got the wrong name.

    Information on the marriage of James Toliver Jackson to Elizabeth Tatecomes from family notes and letters from Bettie Jackson to LindaHanks.  Elizabeth Tate married James Toliver after the death of herfirst husband William D Jackson, who was James Tolliver's brother.Copies of family letters in possession of Linda (Martin) Hanks andCindy (Mixon) Beam.  Information received through Marion Butch Mixon,Cindy's brother.

    A genealogy in the One World Tree on Ancestry.com had information onthe marriage and family of James and Elizabeth.  This informationseems valid from what else we know about them.

    James Toliver Jackson
    b 5 Mar 1872, d 25 Apr 1941 Weatherford, Parker, TX
    m Eliza Jane Tate
    b 4 Oct 1873, d Nov 1908, Weatherford, Parker, TX
    married 1899, Parker County, TX
    --  Ancestry.com, One World Tree (sm),http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/EditMarriage.aspx?pid=49912667&sid=149501221

    The 1900 census reports James Toliver Jackson and Eliza J Jackson withtwo children born in 1894 and 1896.  The census in 1900 reports twochildren Effie born Jan 1894 and Bessie born Jun 1896.  These childrenare the daughters of Wiliam D Jackson, Elizabeth Tate's first husband. Family sources report the death of William and Elizabeth's marriageto James in 1899.

    James "Jim" Jackson
    Birth Mar. 5, 1872 Hill County, Texas
    Death Apr. 25, 1941 Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    Spouses:
    Eliza Jane Tate Jackson (1873 - 1908)
    Lizzie Jackson (1886 - 1957)
    Burial Curtis Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
    Maintained by Find A Grave, Originally Created by Volunteer, Recordadded: Oct 26, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #79338950,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79338950

Sources

  • 1. Gravestone of Jim and Lizzie Jackson, Curtis Cemtery, Weatherford,Parker, Texas
  • 2. Obituary of James T Jackson, Weatherford (Texas) Democrat, 28 April1941
  • 3. Curtis Cemetery (Weatherford, Parker, Texas) Listing
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. Betty Jackson Hess, Letters to Linda Martin Hanks, 1984-85
    • Letter #8
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 5 February, Precinct 6, District 77, page 8B, Grandbury Weatherford
  • 7. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/EditMarriage.aspx?pid=49912667&sid=14950
  • 8. Marion L Mixon, Bearden-Langston Genealogy
  • 9. 1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 6 June, Justice Precinct 1, District 64, page 3A, Hse/Fam #46
  • 10. Death certificate of James Toliver Jackson
  • 11. 1900 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 6 June, Justice Precinct 1, out of town of Weatherford, District 64,
  • 12. 1930 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 17 April, Justice Precinct 8, District 184, page 7A, Hse/Fam #137
  • 13. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate 19587
  • 14. 1910 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 22 June, Weatherford Ward 1, District 66, page 8A, 912 N Rusk St, Hse
  • 15. Gravestone of Jimmie and Bertha Jackson, Tin Top Cemetery, ParkerCounty, Texas
  • 16. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6
    • Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: 28 Sep 2007,
  • 17. James Edward Jackson, email to Marion Mixon, 7 April 2010
  • 18. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
  • 19. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 20. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • 21. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 22. Death Certificate of Infant [Earl] Jackson
  • 23. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate #8030
  • 24. Death Certificate of John William Jackson
    • Texas Certificate #32363
  • 25. Parker County Marriages 1905 through 1910
    • Name: Name:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txparker/marriages/1905_1910parkergrooms.txt;;
  • 26. Betty Jackson Hess, Letters to Linda Martin Hanks, 1984-85
  • 27. Jackson Famliy List of Births, family papers (From James Jackson)
  • 28. Death Certificate of Bessie Lee Jackson Brinkley
  • 29. Ancestry Trees
    • Marion Mixon,
  • 30. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • 1918, Certificate #97
  • 31. Gravestone of Betty Hess Jackson, Pinecrest Cemetery, Smith County,Texas
    • Name: Location:http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/smith/tsphotos/lgcems/pinecrest.html;;
  • 32. 1930 Federal Census, Jones County, Texas
    • 18 April, Precinct 4, District 12, page 6B, Market and Anson Rds,
  • 33. Social Security Death Index
  • 34. Death certificate of George Jerome Jackson
    • Certificate #4276, State File# 23328
  • 35. Obituary of George J Jackson, Weatherford (Texas) Democrat, 5 March1973
  • 36. 1940 Federal Census, Hidalgo County, Texas
    • 30 April, Justice Precinct 2, District 108-14, Page 5A, Hse #286,
  • 37. Wanda Tate Cox, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, September 2008
    • reporting on death records from Parker County Courthouse:  Jackson,
  • 38. Wanda Tate Cox, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, September 2008
  • 39. Cindy Mixon Beam GED

Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0