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Jackson Middleton Rutledge

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Charleston, SC, USA
Death: 1830 (52)
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov. Edward Rutledge, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" and Henrietta Rutledge
Husband of Sarah Lucy Rutledge
Father of Lucy Rutledge; Thomas Wilson Rutledge; Lorenzo Dow Rutledge and Emanuel Rutledge
Brother of Maj. Henry Middleton Rutledge; Edward Rutledge, Jr. and Sarah Rutledge

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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.

Several pages."

[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.]


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Jackson Middleton Rutledge's Timeline

March 22, 1777
Charleston, SC, USA
August 20, 1801
Age 24
Hawkins, Tennessee, United States
Age 25
Virginia, United States
Age 25
June 25, 1813
Age 36
Age 52