Helen Jackson McClure                                                                       Jeanne McClure Sanders &  Helen Jackson McClure    Martha Davis & Granville Jackson          Thomas D. Jackson            Rebecca Hopkins Jackson

Virginia Sanders  Mylius

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Birmingham, AL    

Complete notes and sources available upon request.
Thomas Davis Jackson
My Mother’s Grandfather, Her Beloved “PaPa”    

Thomas Davis Jackson  (March, 1863- 19 August 1948) was from Ninety-Six, South Carolina.   My mother, Jeanne McClure Sanders, said they visited the Jackson family graves in Ninety-Six.   His parents were Granville T. Jackson and Martha Jane Davis.    Granville T. Jackson was born in TN, and was the son of Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Balch.     Martha Jane Davis was the daughter of John Davis and Sarah Jane Pace.   

"Pa Pa"  (pronounced Pappa) ran the first telegraph office in Birmingham.   He was much loved by his two grandchildren.    He lived with his daughter, Helen, and her husband Robert, until his death.   Thomas married Rebecca “Pet” Hopkins in Augusta, GA  21 Sep 1898 - daughter of Virginia DeLaigle and Thomas Newton Hopkins.  Pet and Thomas’s only child, my grandmother, was Helen Virginia Jackson, born 20 Jun 1899 in Georgia.    They moved to Birmingham, in 1902, and in 1920 Helen married Robert McClure.   Helen Jackson & Robert McClure had two children:   Jeanne (1921-1999) (my mother)  and Robert (1923-1962).    

Thomas and his brother John are both buried on the McClure plot at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, AL.   

Augusta Chronicle, March 1, 1900:   MR. JACKSON IN CHARGE.  The New Manager Says the Affairs of the Western Union are O.K.    Mr. Thomas D. Jackson, who arrived from Brunswick yesterday to take charge as manager of the Western Union Telegraph company's offices in Macon, says that as yet there has been no formal transfer of the business to his charge, but this will probably be accomplished by the first of March.  Mr. Norton has been in charge in Macon since the sad death of Mr. Arthur Kemp, and the two gentlemen yesterday went over the books and records together, with a view to turning them over to the new manager.  To a Telegraph reporter Mr. Jackson said:          "Mr. Kemp's suicide was a terrible shock to all of his friends, and I was deeply grieved to hear of it.  He was an excellent fellow.  So far as I have been able to observe, everything in connection with his office was absolutely straight and faultless.   I am unable to say how I will like the work, but I shall do my best."       "Mr. Jackson will not bring his wife and child to Macon for a month yet, as he says he will have his hands full without trying to arrange for renting a home.  He will not consider these problems until after he has secured a thorough understanding of his duties in his office.   Mrs. Jackson and child came up from Brunswick yesterday, but went on to Augusta to visit relatives.  Macon Telegraph."  

1900 CENSUS, Macon, Bibb County, GA (152 Walnut Street)
Thomas D. Jackson, head, age 37, born March 1863, SC/TN/SC, telegraph operator
Rebecca, age 34, born Oct 1865, GA/GA/GA
Helen V., daughter, age 10/12 mos, born July 1899
John W., brother, age 35, born Dec 1864, SC/TN/SC, telegraph operator
Edward S. HOPKINS, brother-in-law, age 27, born August 1872, sealing clerk rr
Laura Goddard, servant, black

1910 Census, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL
12th Avenue South (# of dwelling:  70) (owned)
Thomas D. Jackson, head, age 47; married 12 years; born SC/TN/SC/ Manager Telegraph
Rebecca H., wife, age 45; GA/GA/GA
Helen V., daughter, age 10, GA/SC/GA
John W. brother, age 44, SC/TN/SC, operator telegraph

BIRMINGHAM NEWS, 1928    "MANAGER THOMAS D. JACKSON RETIRES"        "Thomas D. Jackson, Manager of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company at Birmingham, Ala., for the last twenty-five years, has retired from active duty, and is succeeded by B. A. Scott, former manager at Jackson, Miss.    "T.D.", as he is familiarly known over a large section of the South, had not only witnessed the development of the city of Birmingham from a comparatively small town to one of the leading manufacturing centers of the South, but also witnessed the development of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Company's business and its local force grow from a few dozen people to the several hundred now occupied at that place to handle the local and relay traffic.      Mr. Jackson has been active in church and civic affairs and in sympathy with all movements for the benefit of Birmingham and its citizens.    He is personally known to practically every business man in Birmingham, and has large circles of friends in all walks of life.   He will continue to make Birmingham his home."  

1930 CENSUS, Homewood, Birmingham, Jefferson County, GA  (1507 Grove Place)
Thomas D. Jackson, age 64, SC/SC/SC
Robert McClure, son-in-law, age 35, TN/TN/AL, real estate salesman
Helen V., daughter, age 31, GA/SC/GA
Robert, grandson, age 7
Jeanne, granddaughter, age 9
OBITUARY for Thomas D. Jackson:  Birmingham News, Friday, August 20, 1948:      FUNERAL SERVICES ANNOUNCED FOR THOMAS DAVIS JACKSON:     "Services for Thomas Davis Jackson, 83, 1507 Grove Place, Homewood, will be held at 11 am tomorrow at Johns Chapel.  Mr. Jackson died yesterday at the residence.  The Rev. Trevor Mordecai will officiate at the services.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.    A native of Ninety Six, S. C., Mr. Jackson came to Birmingham in 1902 as manager of the Postal Telegraph office.  Previously he had managed offices in Macon and Brunswick, GA.    Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Helen J. McClure, and two grandchildren: Robert McClure, Jr. and Mrs. Sam H. Sanders, Jr. (Jeanne), and three great-grandchildren, all of Birmingham.   Pallbearers will be David Charlton, William Wilson McClure, Walter McClure, Jr., Denson A. Ward, Jr. Robert McClure, Jr., and Sam H. Sanders, Jr."     (Personal note:   PaPa firmly believed education was the answer for all, and was ahead of his time as a white man who advocated education for blacks, and was friends with Booker T. Washington who loved to discuss it with him.)
John W. Jackson is buried beside Thomas & Rebecca Hopkins Jackson at Elmwood Cemetery, Bham.   The date of death on his marker 1929.  - but I believe his marker may be wrong.  The cemetery has no further records.    
Thomas Davis Jackson


Family Picnic (ca 1924)
(from left to right)

Bobby McClure in the box!
Helen McClure
John W. Jackson believed to be in background beside Helen.
Rebecca “Pet” Hopkins Jackson
Robert McClure holding Jeanne McClure
Thomas “T.D.” Jackson on end.
These pictures were taken in
Ninety-Six, Abbeville,
South Carolina.    

It is my hope that someone will recognize the other people in these pictures.

Granville T. Jackson of Tennessee married Martha Jane Davis, 7-19 (9th?)-1859, per Abbeville Banner, Abbeville, SC.     Granville was the son of Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Balch.   

"Abstracts of Old Ninety-six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds"
John M. Jackson - Box 138 Pack3918:   Estate administrator, Apr. 27, 1855 by Thomas Jackson, Mathew McDonald bound to Wm. Hill Ord.   Abbeville Dist. sum $1,000. John M. Jackson died in the State of Georgia

"Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six" page 494 - "DAVIS (Minors)- Box 124, Pack 3649 -  On May 12, 1851 Silas Ray, Rbt Y. Jones, Leroy Purdy bound unto F. W. Selleck Ord. Abbeville Dist. sum $2,400.  Silas Ray made gdn. of France E., Martha Jane Davis - minors.  Frances E., Martha Jane Davis sheweth that they are entitled to one share of the est. of Silas Pace decd. by virtue of an assignment made to them by their father John DAVIS of his interest in the est. of Silas Pace decd.  On Jan 11, 1870 a paper stated that Frances E. was the wife of Wm. L. McCord, Martha Jane the wife of G. T. Jackson."

JACKSON, MARTHA “MATTIE” J. DAVIS, 60, Ninety Six, w/o Granville T. Jackson, d/o Jane and John Davis, GI Mar 3, 1898, p8; GI Apr 7,1898, p6

Reference, not explored yet:   Bibliography of Carolina familiy books by Heritage Books Inc.   "Jackson & Related Families: 300 years in America" - A genealogical & Biographical compilation by W.G. Haemmel - pub 1972 Waynesville NC;  172 pages (X492-FW).
1850 U.S. Census • Tennessee • Greene • Subdivision 10 - JACKSON 3B-4B-13A-24B-25B-81B
Thomas Jackson, age 48 (45?), merchant, $7000 value in real estate, born in TN
Elizabeth       age 42 (43?)
Mary            age 19
James           age 18
Sarah           age 17
Granville       age 15  (est birth year:  1835)
Thomas          age 13
Nancy           age 11
Emily           age 8
Elijah          age 6
(Laura???)      age 4 (female)

1870 United States Federal Census > South Carolina > Abbeville > Long Cain
G. T. Jackson, age 35 - farmer
M.J.  (wife)   age 32
D.J.  (male)   age 3
J.W.  (male)   age 1
Name:    G. T. JACKSON

1880 Census, Ninety-Six, Abbeville, SC  0:   
Head of household:    G. T. JACKSON  - Age:    44     Estimated birth year:    <1836>      Birthplace:    Tennessee      Occupation:    Merchant  - Father's birthplace:    TN - Mother's birthplace:    TN                                                                                                               

Some of the Newspaper mentions of G.T. Jackson:

May 16, 1860, G.T. Jackson, N.L. Hutchins, and G.W. Evans were on the Committee on Ballots for the Georgia Railroad Convention.  

July 12, 1863:   "A Card from Col. Rains.  The undersigned expresses his thanks to the military organizations of Augusta, and to the citizens of Richmond and adjoining counties, for the large and effective force placed so promptly at his disposal for the defense of the city and the Government Works on yesterday; over twelve hundred men were offered for service3 in less than six hours, consisting of cavalry, artillery and infantry, all well supplied with arms and ammunition, for immediate service.  To Capts. Dearing and G.T. JACKSON, (the latter with a piece of Captain Barnes' artillery under Lieut. Roberts,) whose command were in the advance beyond the city, I am indebted for the alacrity with which they responded to orde4rs.  The remaining companies were held ready for service by their commanders.  To the Confederate Officers temporarily in the city and not on duty, I express my thanks for their prompt offer of service.  Also to the Express Company for their prompt offer of assistance as an ambulance corps, and to the Mayor and city authorities for their cordial and energetic cooperation.   Geo. W. RAINS, Lt. Col. C.S.A. Comd'g.  Headquarters, Augusta, June 11th, 1863.  

Augusta Chronicle, October 25, 1887.   'CAPT. G. T. JACKSON DEAD.  NINETY-SIX, SC.  Oct 24. Special....Capt. G. T. JACKSON, a prominent citizen and director of the Carolina, Knoxville and Western railroad died at his residence in this place on Saturday evening the 22nd instant, of apoplexy."

I am still researching Thomas Davis Jackson’s ancestors, bur it any of these are your ancestors, as well, I would love to compare notes!    

Ahnentafel Chart for THOMAS DAVIS JACKSON
1. THOMAS DAVIS JACKSON "T.D." was born Mar 1863 in Ninety Six, S.C.. He died 19 Aug 1948 in Birmingham, AL and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery - McClure plot - Blk #17.   T.D. married Rebecca HOPKINS "Pet", daughter of Thomas Newton HOPKINS and Virginia Martha DELAIGLE, on 21 Sep 1898 in Augusta, Ga. Pet was born Oct 1865 in Augusta, Ga. She died Sep 1927 in Birmingham, AL and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery - McClure plot - Blk #17.
T.D. Jackson’s parents
2. GRANVILLE T. JACKSON * was born about 1835 in TN. He died 22 Oct 1887 in Ninety-Six, South Carolina. GRANVILLE married 3.  MARTHA JANE DAVIS * on 9 Jul 1859 in Abbeville District, SC. - she was born about 1838 in SC. She died 3 Mar 1898.
T.D. Jackson’s grandparents
4. THOMAS JACKSON * was born 1803/1805 in TN. He married ELIZABETH BALCH * on 5 Dec 1829 in Greenville, Green Co., TN.  Thomas m.   5. ELIZABETH BALCH * "Betsy" was born 18 Dec 1807.

6. John DAVIS * was born about 1814. He married Sarah Jane PACE *.    John m. 7. Sarah Jane PACE * "Jane" was born about 1817.
T.D. Jackson’s great-grandparents
8. VINCENT JACKSON was born 1776 in Stafford, VA. He died 1850 in Greene County, TN. VINCENT married  9.   MARY GLASCOCK * on 5 Feb 1798 in Fauquier Co., VA.  Vincent m.  

10. ELIJAH WHITFIELD BALCH * was born calculated 1787 in Greenville, TN. He died 26 Oct 1824 in Greenville College Farm, TN. ELIJAH married Mary "Mollie" GREEN * on 30 Nov 1805.  Elijah m. 11. Mary "Mollie" GREEN * "Mollie".  14. John PACE * married  15.   Sarah.
T.D. Jackson’s great-great grandparents
16. JOSEPH JACKSON was born about 1750 in Farquier County, Virginia. He died 25 May 1818 in Farquier County, Virginia.    Joseph m. 17. ANNE "NANCY" SANFORD CARROLL * "Nancy".

18. GEORGE GLASCOCK * was born 2 Jul 1741 in Richmond County, VA. He died 4 Mar 1826 in Rectorville, Fauquier County, VA.    George m.  19. HANNAH RECTOR * was born 1750 in Prince William County, VA. She died 1816 in "Rockburn Farm, " Rectortown, Fauquier Co., VA.

20. Rev. HEZEKIAH BALCH of Greenville, TN was born 1741 in north side of Deer Creek in the neighborhood of "Bond's Hope, " Maryland. He died Apr 1810 in Greenville, Greene Co., Tennessee. HEZEKIAH married HANNAH LEWIS on 1769 in North Carolina.   Hezekiah m. 21. HANNAH LEWIS1 died 1807 in Greeneville, Greene Co., Tennessee.

22. George GREEN married Mary CHANEY (CHENEY).    George m. 23. Mary CHANEY (CHENEY).

28. Silas PACE * died 1802 in Abbeville [Edgefield District] South Carolina and was buried in in Edgefield district, South Carolina, near Savannah River, 25 miles above Augusta..  Silas m. 29. Mary NEWSOME.

T.D. Jackson’s greatx3 grandparents
34. Dempsey (Demse) James CARROLL * died by May 1776 in probably in Loudoun Co., VA. He  m. 35. Francis SANFORD *.
36. JOHN GLASCOCK * was born 14 Jan 1699 in Virginia. He died 28 Jun 1784 in Fauquier Co., VA. JOHN married 37. MARGARET OREAR was born 1701 in Brentown, Stafford County, VA. She was buried in Rockburn Cemetery, Atoka area, Fauquier Co., Virginia.

38. HENRY RECTOR *2 was born 1715/1720 in Germanna, Virginia. He died 1799 in Fauquier Co., VA and was buried in Rectortown, Virginia.   Henry m. 39. Nancy ANNE ROBINSON * "Anne"3 was born 1729. She died 1803.

40. JOHN BALCH of "Balch's Abode" 1 was born 23 Jan 1716 in St. Georges Parish, Harford County, MD. He died in Mecklenburg Co., NC. JOHN married 41.  Mary CANNON on 24 Mar 1735 in St. Georges Parish, Baltimore,

56. Richard (called "IV") PACE *m. 57.  Elizabeth CAIN *.

T.D. Jackson’s greatx4 grandparents
68. DANIEL CARROLL * (prob. immigrant ancestor) married 69. (Mrs.) Mary PORTER.

70. John SANFORD *.  (wife??)

72. THOMAS GLASCOCK * was born 1 Jun 1662 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. He died 8 Jan 1726. THOMAS married 73.  SARAH STONE * in Lancaster County, VA.

74. JOHN OREAR was born about 1675. He died about 1716. John m. 75. MARY PECK was born about 1679.
76. JOHN JACOB (Hans Jacob) RECTOR (immigrant ancestor, 1714)2 was born 10 Oct 1674 in Trupbach, Germany.. He died Jul 1729 in Germantown, Virginia. JOHN married 77.  Elizabeth FISCHBACK on 17 Jan 1710/1711 in Trupbach, Germany;  she was   was born 1687. She died 1760/.  
78. William ROBINSON marired 79.  Catherine TAYLOR.
80. HEZEKIAH BALCH was born about 1688 in Deer Creek, Harford County, Maryland Colony. He married 8.  Martha BLOOMER on 30 Jul 1707 in St. Anne's Parish, Maryland Colony.   She was born Baltimore, Maryland Colony.

This is all I will post here...... But if you have any ancestors in any these lines, I would love to hear from  you!

Rebecca “Pet” Hopkins Jackson

Wife of T.D. Jackson

Robert McClure and his wife, Helen Jackson, 1948
Thomas D. Jackson “PaPa”