William Henry JACKSON Erma L JACKSON Alma Ann JACKSON Hugh JACKSON William Henry JACKSON Hassie JACKSON Dolly Mae JACKSON Nitia A RAWLINSON Della Mae MELTON Mini tree diagram
Edward Lee JACKSON

Edward Lee JACKSON1,2,3,4

5th Apr 18841,2,3,4 - after 12th Sep 19181,3,4

Life History

5th Apr 1884

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4

about 1906

Birth of daughter Erma L JACKSON in Nacogdoches,  County, Texas.5,6

3rd Jan 1908

Birth of daughter Alma Ann JACKSON in Nacogdoches County, Texas.1,7,8,5,6

15th Jun 1909

Birth of son Hugh JACKSON in Nacogdoches County, Texas.5,9,4,6


Resident in Nacogdoches County, Texas.2

12th Nov 1910

Birth of son William Henry JACKSON in Cushing, Nacogdoches, Texas.5,9,10,4

about 1913

Birth of daughter Hassie JACKSON in Texas.5

about 1914

Birth of daughter Dolly Mae JACKSON in Nacogdoches County, Texas.4

about 1918

Death of daughter Dolly Mae JACKSON in Nacogdoches County, Texas.4


Residence2 in Trawick, Nacogdoches, Texas.3

after 12th Sep 1918

Died in Trawick, Nacogdoches, Texas.1,3,4

1918 Influenza epidemic

after 12th Sep 1918

Buried in Old Pine Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas.4

Other facts


Married Nitia A RAWLINSON


  • Several genealogies report Edward's paretns as Rev William H Jackson and Della Melton.  There are burials matching their names and dates in the Elmwood Cemetery, where Edward's wife is also buried.  Ironically, there is no memorial there for Edward.

    Edward passed away before the family moved on west to Palo Pinto County.  His parents came from Mississippi, he was born in Arkansas, and he married in east Texas, where his children were born in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  They were living in Trawick in 1918, when he registered for the WWI draft on 12 September.  His grave says he died in 1918, so it was some time after 12 September in 1918.

    1910 Federal Census, Nacogdoches County, Texas, 18 April, Justice Precinct 7, District 104, page 2B, Douglas Rd, Hse/Fam #40
    Jackson, Edward L Head M W 26 Married 5 yrs AR MS MS Farmer Owns
    Jackson, Neshia A Wife F W 24 Married 5 yrs 3 children/3 living TX AL TX
    Jackson, Erma L Dau F W 4 Single TX AR TX
    Jackson, Alma Dau F W 2 Single TX AR TX
    Jackson, Hugh Son M W 9mos TX AR TX

    In 1918, Edward and his wife were living in the community of Trawick, Texas in Nacogdoches County.

    "Trawick, Texas is an unincorporated community in Nacogdoches County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located thirteen miles northwest of the county seat, Nacogdoches near Highway 204. Now with a population of around a hundred, the number of residents peaked at 300 in 1929 when the economy - based on cotton - was thriving."
    --  Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trawick,_Texas

    The community is said to be founded shortly after the turn of the century with the arrival of the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. Namesake John R. Trawick was a resident who donated land so that the community could be platted. In 1902 the community was granted a post office. Two years later, the first school was built.

    Trawick had 100 residents by 1914 and tripled by 1929. But the economy was based on cotton production and when prices fell and the boll weevil arrived, Trawick felt the impact greatly. Trawick had 100 residents in the mid 1930s, where it has remained through the year 2000.
    --  Texas Escapes, http://texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/Trawick-Texas.htm

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Edward Lee Jackson
    Residence Trawick, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Birth Date: 5 Apr 1884
    Occupation Farmer
    Wife Nitia Jackson, Trawick, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Medium Height and Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registered 12 Sept 1918

    Note that in his WWI draft registration, Edward spells his wife's name Nitia.  The whole card appears to be in his own handwriting, matching his signature.  Two or three genealogies I have seen spell her name Nishia or Neshia, perhaps following the census records.  The common pronunciation of Nitia would be Nisha.

    Edward died some time after this registration, in the year 1918, according to his gravestone.

    Edward Lee "Edd" Jackson
    Birth 1884 Arkansas, USA
    Death 1918 Trawick, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    William Henry Jackson (1854 - 1933)
    Della Mae Melton Jackson (1858 - 1923)
    Husband of Nishie Ann Rawlinson
    Edd's daughter Dolly Mae is buried adjacent to Edd, there is no dates for Dolly.
    His wife Nishie Ann [and his parents are] buried in the Woodland Park Cemetery, in Palo Pinto County, Texas
    Spouse Nishie Ann Rawlinson Jackson (1886 - 1954)
    Dolly Mae Jackson
    Hugh Jackson (1909 - 1953)
    Sibling Bertice Ann Jackson Johnson (1890 - 1972)
    Note: Single small block stone with year dates only
    Burial Old Pine Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches County, Texas
    Created by Bonnie Apr 23, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #68825481, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68825481


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