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James Jackson

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Ballybay, County Monaghan, Leinster, Ireland
Death: August 17, 1840 (57)
Forks of Cypress Plantation, Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Jackson, of Lisnaboe & Meath, and Mary Jackson
Husband of Sarah Jackson
Father of Mary Steel Jackson; Eleanor Jackson; Sarah Moore Polk; Martha Jackson; Andrew Jackson and 4 others
Brother of Eleanora Kirkman

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About James Jackson

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He came to america in 1799, settled first in Philidelphia, and in 1801 he followed relatives to Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated in Ireland as a civil engineer, he first engaged in surveying in Nashville, later he was involved in the mercantile trade . An old map of Nashville, 1807 shows his two story house, with nineteen others comprising the residential district of Nashville. In 1814, at the land sale he became one of the organizers of the Cypress Land Company. He bought extensive tracts of land in Lauderdale County and was one of the founders of Florence.

He acquired a large plantation in the forks of the Big and Little Cypress Creeks which he purchased from the Indian Chief, Double Head, whom he permitted to still occupy his wigwam. This indian home was only a short distance from the large house he proceeded to build.


General Notes: He came to america in 1799, settled first in Philidelphia, and in 1801 he followed relatives to Nashville, Tennessee. He was educated in Ireland as a civil engineer, he first engaged in surveying in Nashville, later he was involved in the mercantile trade . An old map of Nashville, 1807 shows his two story house, with nineteen others comprising the residential district of Nashville. In 1814, at the land sale he became one of the organizers of the Cypress Land Company. He bought extensive tracts of land in Lauderdale County and was one of the founders of Florence. He acquired a large plantation in the forks of the Big and Little Cypress Creeks which he purchased from the Indian Chief, Double Head, whom he permitted to still occupy his wigwam. This indian home was only a short distance from the large house he proceeded to build. In 1821 he came to Lauderdale County, Ala, and engaged in planting, and at his home "The Forks of Cypress" he dispenced a princely hospitality. Entering public life in 1822 as a member of the General Assembly he served the State in both branches, being made president of the Senate in 1830

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James Jackson's Timeline

1782
October 25, 1782
Ballybay, County Monaghan, Leinster, Ireland
1811
1811
Age 28
1812
1812
Age 29
1814
1814
Age 31
1816
1816
Age 33
1819
1819
Age 36
Tennessee, United States
1822
1822
Age 39
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
1829
1829
Age 46
1840
August 17, 1840
Age 57
Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States