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About Jackson Middleton Rutledge
I believe that the information on Thomas Rutledge is totally correct. My
problem is trying to figure out who was his father. As I understood it
Pearl Rutledge had a theory that his father was the son of Edward
Rutledge. This son was reported in some letter to have died young.
According to Pearl, (as given to me by William Rutledge of OK) this was a
cover story to protect the child as his father was a prisoner of the
British during the Revolustionary War and that this child (Jackson
Middleton Rutledge) later married and was the father of Thomas
Rachel D. Clemons wrote:
"From the book written by J. C. Harris, Jr, "The South Carolina Rutledge
Family - Their Kith and Kin
Jackson Rutledge, b S.C. 1777, m Sarah Lucy Singleton. They settled in TN
in land that was partly in Franklin Co. and partly in Coffey Co.
Their children were:Emanuel Rutledge, Lorenzo Dow Rutledge, Lucy Rutledge
and Thomas F. Rutledge.
Thomas F. was b in 1803 and was married three times, m/1 a Miss Wilson,
Jane ----, m/3/Jane Hall Pope. Emanuel lived in Hawkins Co.,
Thomas F. Rutledge, b 1803 in VA but as a baby traveled with his parents
to Franklin Co., TN where they established their home. Children by his
first wife, the former Miss Wilson:
1Nancy Jane, b 1831, m a Mr. Miller, their home was in MO
2Stephen W. b 1833, m Mary Massey
3 Sarah Ann b 1835
4 Joseph B. b 1838, made home in Texas Co., MO.
5 Mary b 1840, home in Missouri
6 Cornelius b 1842, home in Columbus, OH
7 Catherine b 1844
It goes on to name 2 children by 2nd wife and 8 by 3rd wife.
He follows Stephen W. Rutledge's line and Lorenzo Dow Rutledge's line.
[Kathye's note: I don't believe Thomas had more than 2 wives. All the
census records from 1850-1880 show the same Jane, age consistent,
birthplace the same. The 1840 census shows a different age for Thomas'
wife than Jane would have been, but the same age range as the first wife,
shown on the 1830 census. It is possible that he was married twice
before he married Jane Hall Pope, but the second marriage would have to
have been between Cornelius and Catherine for his second wife to have had
two children...unless he married Jane #2 immediately after Jane #1 died,
and then Jane #2 got pregnant immediately after the wedding. Harriet and
Emilie are too close together in age to be from two different mothers.]
Jackson Middleton Rutledge's Timeline
March 22, 1777
Charleston, SC, USA
August 20, 1801
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
Virginia, United States
June 25, 1813