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A Pleasant Occasion.......
For several years it has been the custom of the children of Mr. Joe T.
Jackson to meet at the old homestead near Centralhatchee to celebrate the
birthday of this good man.
Seventy-five years ago, Nov. 11th, in a log cabin just a few hundred yards
from where he now resides Mr. Jackson was born. Last Saturday it was the
rare privilege of a few friends to meet with his children and relatives to
again pay tribute to this faithful father, good citizen and friend.
The following children were present: W.K., J.F., and C.D. Jackson; Mrs.
W.W. Favers, Mrs. J.T. Shellnut and Mrs. S.W. Faver. One daughter, Mrs.
Hardegree, of Bowdon was unavoidably absent.
There are 44 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Jackson was twice married, all his children being by his first marriage.
He joined Centralhatchee Baptist church in 1860, and has been an humble
faithful member, having served as a deacon for almost 50 years.
He is a loyal Mason and member of the Eastern Star.
He has reared a noble family of children, all of whom are members of the
church and useful in their communities.
Mr. Jackson has the rare distinction of having never used tobacco in any
form, and does not use stimulants of any kind. He is still hale and spry
and says he is "75 years young".
After a bountiful dinner had been spread upon tables in the front yard,
grace being said by his pastor, everyone "fell to" with a hearty good will.
Then in a short while the company was called together, and short talks and
feeling remarks were made by Dr. A.G. Wortham, Col. F.S. Loftin and Rev.
The happy company dispersed wishing this dear old father in "Isreal", good
citizen and faithful friend many happy returns of the day.
Joseph T. Jackson is in the 1870 census of Heard Co. with his wife
Mary Ann Elizabeth Adams, and two children William K. and Martha A.E..
They are buried in the Jackson Cemetery near the Chattahoochee River on the
west side near Centralhatchee. On his stone he is shown to be a Mason.
His parents William and Elizabeth Jackson are buried in the same cemetery as is
his grandparents Joseph Jackson and Elizabeth (Booker) Jackson.
Joe T. Jackson died Feb. 16, 1937 at the age of 90.
brought to the web courtesy of: Lynda S. Eller
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