Thomas Jackson (b. - 1836) MP

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Nicknames: "Thomas J. Jackson"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: (Possibly Ireland, but unlikely), Missouri, United States
Death: Died in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
Cause of death: Defending the Alamo
Occupation: One of the "Old Eighteen at Gonzales", Battle of Gonzales, Private rifleman in the Gonzales Rangers, Died defending The Alamo
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About Thomas Jackson

The DeWitt Colony Alamo Defenders,

The Immortal 32 Gonzales Rangers:

Thomas J. Jackson is often cited as having been born in Ireland. He was a resident of Gonzales and Private rifleman in the Gonzales Rangers. DeWitt Colony land grant records show he entered the colony 6 Jul 1829 with a family of four and received a sitio of land. His league was southeast of Gonzales next to his father-in-law Jonathan Cottle's league on the west bank of the Guadalupe River. On 18 Sep 1830, he registered his mark and cattle brand in Gonzales witnessed by Gonzales District (San Felipe Ayuntamiento) Comisario James B. Patrick "....his ear mark a swallow fork in the right ear, and a half cross in the left ear and his brand the letter T and J united which he says is his true mark and brand and that he has no other."

He was married to Louisa Cottle, sister of Alamo defender, George Washington Cottle. After Thomas Jackson’s death in the Alamo, she married James B. Hinds. Jackson was also among the Old 18 who confronted the Mexicans at Gonzales over the Gonzales cannon. Brother-in-law Almond Cottle represented the heirs of Thomas Jackson on the Gonzales Tax Rolls of 1839.

Most lists of those who fell at the Alamo list him as Thomas J. Jackson of Ireland. However, research has not shown any documents where the middle initial J. was used, nor that he was from Ireland. On the contrary, a voucher in the archives at Gonzales shows he had a note on a fellow from Missouri and his daughter Margaret always listed him as born in Missouri on her census returns. (This paragraph comes from Find-A-Grave description.)

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Thomas Jackson (Immortal 32 Gonzales Ranger)'s Timeline

1826
1826
Missouri, United States
1828
November 4, 1828
Lincoln, Missouri, United States
1836
March 6, 1836
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
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Missouri, United States
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San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States