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Zachariah Jackson.—The parents of Zachariah Jackson, who were from Ireland, settled in Pamlico county, N. C. Zach was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was at the battle of New Orleans, where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war until peace was declared. He then settled in Williamson county, Tenn., where he married Malinda Slocum, by whom he had—Sarah A., James, Mary J., Zelpha, .Slocum, Riley, Malinda, and Permelia. Mr. Jackson removed to Missouri with his family in 1819, and settled in Howard county, from whence he removed to Boone county in 1822. James, his eldest, married Asanith Turner, and settled in Audrain county in 1834. He was appointed first Sheriff of the county, but declined, and was elected the first Representative. He served two terms. The revenues of the county were so small at that time that his expenses had to be paid by the State. He was afterward clerk of the State Senate one term, and served as Judge of the County Court eight years. He is also a Baptist preacher of the Old School. Mr. Jackson says he was never "tight" but once in his life, and then he felt so good he tried to burn the grass on the prairie when the snow was a foot deep. He was very fond of hunting in early days, and one time while out on the prairie he came upon a rock about eight feet high, that had been split in the center, and the two halves were lying about eight feet apart. In 1860 he saw the same rock again, and the two pieces had grown fast together, and were only three feet high.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Rev. William M. Jesse, of Cumberland Co.. Va., was an Old School Baptist preacher. He married Polly A. Parker, and they had sixteen children—John P., Icham T., Mary A., Susan, Sally G., William J., Jesse S., Royal A., Paulina E., Cyrus S.. Maria H., Alexander, and James M., several of whom died in childhood. John P., Icham T., William J. and Royal A. are all Baptist preachers, and live in Audrain county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

 


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