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Birthplace: Mt Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana, United States
Managed by: Ben M. Angel
Last Updated:

About Burrell Jackson

Ben notes: Burrell's young life is going to be a challenge to piece together. He supposedly arrives in Decatur County, Indiana, in the company of his wife's family in 1821 (settling somewhere in Washington Township, not at their final location in Marion Township), but is somehow back in Kentucky getting married in 1822, and the couple have their first four children in Kentucky (William is claimed to be from Kentucky, and not Indiana, despite census records to the contrary). Likely, Burrell's arrival in Decatur County was without family in tow - he may have been farming on his own with the Becraft men - and he probably didn't have family in tow until 1824-1825.

From Robert Parkison's webpage on Burrell Jackson:

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=park20&id=I41

•ID: I41

•Name: Burrell JACKSON

•Given Name: Burrell

•Surname: Jackson

•Sex: M

•Birth: 30 Mar 1797 in Mt. Sterling, Bath County, Kentucky

•Death: 27 Nov 1869 in Decatur County, Indiana 1

•Reference Number: 130 1

•Religion: Baptist

•Note: a Baptist

•Immigration: 1821

•_UID: 7E2945F4271448CE9DF5B482EDD9CC7C07DF

•Change Date: 21 Jan 2010 at 09:34

•Note:

"Came to the wilds of Decatur County in 1821 in company with the family of his wife's parents (Becraft) and all made a permanent settlement in Washington township. Later he bought land on section 35, township 10, range 9, and farmed until his death in 1869." Source: Jackson Family History, Greensburg Public Library, Greensburg, IN 2 3 4

Ben notes: The land that he bought was likely the same 80 acres referred to in the will of William Jackson, his son, located in the eastern half of the northeast corner of Section 35. There are presently four structures in this plot, three of which appear new, and one of which may be the original homestead, located at: 39°16'30.68"N, 85°29'42.53"W. Burrell is noted to be a baptist, and likely the entire family were baptists at this time, as there are a lot of Jacksons buried at the Union Baptist Church just up the road (a family burial plot may exist on this property, but it isn't apparent from the aerial photo on Google Earth).

Webpage for the Union Baptist Church graveyard is at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~parkison/UnionB/index.htm

Father: William Evan JACKSON b: Abt 1778 in Virginia

Mother: Elizabeth b: 1778 in Virginia

Marriage 1 Margaret "Peggy" BECRAFT b: 1806 in Bath County, Kentucky

•Married: 14 Aug 1823 in Bath County, Kentucky 5 6

•Note:

Bondsman Levi Fortune

The website has the names Russel Jackson to Margaret Becroft. Believe when the record was transcibed from the original longhand, since B and R very similar and also small r and s, that this is Burrel Jacskon and Margaret Becraft. Bio for their son John Hope Jackson states that his parents were married in Kentucky before coming to Indiana and no record of an Indiana Marriage found.

Jackson Bible has date as Aug 24 1823, married by Rev. David Douglass

•Change Date: 17 Dec 2009

Children

1. William JACKSON b: 17 Jun 1824 in Decatur County, Indiana

2. Elizabeth JACKSON b: 12 Jan 1828 in Decatur County, Indiana

3. Nancy JACKSON b: 30 Nov 1831 in Decatur County, Indiana

4. Mary JACKSON b: 11 Dec 1833 in Decatur County, Indiana

5. John Hope JACKSON b: 4 Mar 1841 in Decatur County, Indiana

6. Martha Ann JACKSON b: 6 Feb 1844 in Decatur County, Indiana

Sources:

1.Abbrev: .

Title: .

2.Abbrev: 1850 Census Decatur Co.

Title: 1850 Census Decatur County Indiana

Text: Name: Burnel Jackson

Birth: abt 1797

Kentucky

Residence: 1850

Marion, Decatur, Indiana

3.Abbrev: 1840 Census Decatur Co. IN

Title: 1840 Census Decatur Cty. Indiana

Text: Name: Burel Jackson

Residence: 1 June 1840

Washington and Marion and Sandcreek and Clay and Adams, Decatur, Indiana, USA

4.Abbrev: 1860 Census Decatur County Indiana

Title: 1860 Census Decatur County Indiana

Text: Name: Birred Jackson

Birth: abt 1797

Kentucky

Residence: 1860

Marion, Decatur, Indiana

5.Media: Online Webb

Abbrev: usgenweb/ky/bath/vitals/marriages/j.txt

Title: usgenweb/ky/bath/vitals/marriages/j.txt

Author: Annie Walker Burns

Note:

Bath County Kentucky Records, Marriage Records.

6.Media: Bible

Abbrev: Family Bible

Title: Family Bible

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=johnchloejackson&id=I018

•ID: I018

•Name: Burrell Jackson 1

•Sex: M

•Birth: 30 MAR 1797 in MT Sterling, Bath, KY 1

•Death: 27 NOV 1869 in Decatur, IN 1

•Residence: 1820 Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky 2

•Residence: 1830 Not Stated, Decatur, Indiana 3

•Census: 1860 Marion, Decatur, Indiana 4

•Census: 1 JUN 1840 Washington and Marion and Sandcreek and Clay and Adams, Decatur, Indiana, USA 5 6

•Census: 1850 Marion, Decatur, Indiana 7

•Note:

Burrell Jackson can not be found on the 1830 census. Family records and a bio imply that they were there with Margaret's parents Benjamin Becraft. Margaret was the youngest of six children. We find Benjamin Becraft on the Decatur County, Indiana 1830 census with what is evidently their grandchildren. One young male and one young female. There are no variant Jackson surnames within pages of this record.

Marriage record:

Groom: Russell Jackson

Bride: Margaret Becraft

Bond date: 12 Aug 1822

Marriage date:

Additional info: bdsm: Levi Fortune

Father: William Evan Jackson b: 1778 in VA

Mother: Elizabeth MNU

Marriage 1 Margaret Becraft b: 1806 in Bath County, Kentucky

•Marriage Contract: 12 AUG 1822 in Bath County, Kentucky; Marriage contract: Transcription on USGEN WEB Bath County, KY

Children

1. Rebbecca Jackson b: in Decatur County, Indiana

2. Nancy Jackson b: in Decatur County, Indiana

3. Anna Jackson b: in Decatur County, Indiana

4. William Jackson b: 17 JUN 1824 in Kentucky

5. John Hope Jackson b: 4 MAR 1841 in Decatur, IN

6. Martha Ann Jackson b: 6 FEB 1844 in Decatur County, Indiana

Sources:

1.Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records

Author: Edmund West, comp.

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.

Page: Birth year: 1797; Birth city: MT Sterling; Birth state: KY.

Text: Name: Burrell Jackson

Birth: 30 March 1797

MT Sterling, Bath, KY

Death: 27 November 1869

Decatur, IN

Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=genepool&h=1348097&ti=0&indiv=try

2.Title: 1820 United States Federal Census

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 142 rolls.: United States of Amer

Page: Year: 1820; Census Place: Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky; Roll: M33_16; Page: 208; Image: 110.

Text: Name: William Jackson

Residence: 1820

Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky

Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=1499173&ti=0&indiv=try

3.Title: 1830 United States Federal Census

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201 rolls.: United States of Ameri

Page: Year: 1830; Census Place: Not Stated, Decatur, Indiana; Roll: 26; Page: 391.

Text: Name: Benjamin Becraft

Residence: 1830

Not Stated, Decatur, Indiana

Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1830usfedcenancestry&h=994858&ti=0&indiv=try

4.Title: 1860 United States Federal Census

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.: United States of A

Page: Year: 1860; Census Place: Marion, Decatur, Indiana; Roll: M653_253; Page: 803; Image: 172.

Text: Name: Birred Jackson

Birth: abt 1797

Kentucky

Residence: 1860

Marion, Decatur, Indiana

Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=8321841&ti=0&indiv=try

5.Title: 1840 United States Federal Census

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 580 rolls.: United States of Amer

Note: One male 10-15; one male 40-50; two females 5-10; one female 10-15; one female 30-40; and one female 70-80

6.Title: 1840 United States Federal Census

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 580 rolls.: United States of Amer

Page: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Decatur, Indiana; Roll: 78; Page: 236.

Text: Name: Burel Jackson

Residence: 1 June 1840

Washington and Marion and Sandcreek and Clay and Adams, Decatur, Indiana, USA

Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1840usfedcenancestry&h=1999040&ti=0&indiv=try

7.Title: 1850 United States Federal Census

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.: United States of

Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Marion, Decatur, Indiana; Roll: M432_142; Page: 100; Image: 203.

Text: Name: Burnel Jackson

Birth: abt 1797

Kentucky

Residence: 1850

Marion, Decatur, Indiana

Note: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&h=1756696&ti=0&indiv=try

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Burrell Jackson's Timeline

1797
March 30, 1797
Mt Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky, United States
1821
1821
Age 23
Washington Township, Decatur County, IN, USA

"(Burrell Jackson) came to the wilds of Decatur County in 1821 in company with the family of his wife's parents (Becraft) and all made a permanent settlement in Washington township. Later he bought land on section 35, township 10, range 9, and farmed until his death in 1869." Source: Jackson Family History, Greensburg Public Library, Greensburg, IN

Ben notes: Coming from Bath County in Kentucky, this represents a distance of about 140 miles, or a week's journey at 20 miles a day. It's also worth noting that Washington Township (formed on May 14, 1822) originally included the territories of both Sand Creek and Marion townships. Therefore, the "move" from Washington Township to Marion Township may not have been a migration at all, but rather simply the formation of a new township, first as part of Sand Creek Township on May 2, 1825, and then as Marion Township on May 3, 1831. To date, the Section-Township-Range of the supposed first land grant location has not been identified.

According to the History of Decatur County
http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdecatur01hard/historyofdecat...
,,,at the time when Burrell arrived around 1820, Indiana (which had its first wave of migrants already) the state population reached a total of 147,178 people, up from 24,520 the decade before. On October 6, 1818, the U.S. Government signed with the Miami and Delaware tribes the Treaty of St. Mary's, which opened all lands in southern and central Indiana to settlers up to the Wabash River ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_St._Mary's ). As a result, the Federal government sent out surveyors into Decatur County in 1820, and by October, had a land office organized for the area at Brookville (25 miles east of present Greensburg in neighboring Franklin County, taking place about a month after the last of the tribes had vacated the region).

The first lands given out in Decatur County went to John Shellhorn on October 3, 1820, who selected lands that he thought would eventually become the county seat between the Big and Little Flatrock rivers. When the Indiana legislature selected boundaries that placed Shellhorn's claim in a remote corner of Decatur County, his dream of building Rockville came to an end, and he died shortly after.

Meanwhile, the Fugits were first to arrive in Decatur County in the 1820-21 rush. Others who arrived in Washington Township around the same time as Burrell and the Becrafts were: John Davis, John Moore, John Walker, Benjamin Walker, Alvah H. Graves, Joseph Rutherford, Hugh Montgomery, Henry Montgomery, Andrew Horsely, Elijah Tremain, Samuel Logan, Erastus Lathrop, James Richardson, David Williamson, John House, J. P. Richardson, Otha White, Eli Eggleston, Philip Dayton, John Nelson, David Dalrymple, Charles D. Misner, William Hendrickson, Samuel Hamilton, Robert Hamilton, Nathaniel Patton, James E. Hamilton, John Logan, William Elder, William Floyd. Robert Retherford, Joseph Retherford, James Sefton, Barlow Aldrich and Zachariah Townsend. (Those who arrived the autumn before,around the same time as the Fugits, included: Benjamin Drake, William Ross, Joshua Cobb, John Marrs, Thomas Hendricks, James Wooley, James Elder, Robert Elder, Andrew Elder, Adam R. Meek, Joseph Pryor, Allen Pryor and William Parks.)

1822
August 12, 1822
Age 25
Bath County, Kentucky, United States
1824
June 17, 1824
Age 27
Kentucky, United States
1828
January 12, 1828
Age 30
Decatur County, Indiana, United States
1831
November 30, 1831
Age 34
Decatur County, Indiana, United States
1833
December 11, 1833
Age 36
Decatur County, Indiana, United States
1841
March 4, 1841
Age 43
Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana, United States
1844
February 6, 1844
Age 46
Decatur County, Indiana, United States
1869
November 27, 1869
Age 72
Marion Township, Decatur County, Indiana, United States