BIOGRAPHIES of HENDERSON COUNTY

JACKSON D. STEWART

Jackson D. Stewart was the son of Elias and Rachel Stewart, born 3 Jan 1819 in TN and died 6 February 1905 in Navarro County TX. He married Mary Elizabeth Mullins who was born in MS in 1826 - she died 5 Sep 1878 in Henderson Co TN. Abstracts from The Palestine Presbyterian Church show Jackson Stewart was admitted to the church in April 1886. The church just simply show that "he died".

Records show M.F. Stewart also in April 1886 and I have to believe that that might be Mary Elizabeth his wife. V.C. Stewart is listed September 5, 1889 by experience along with M.H. Stewart August 20, 1891 by experience. M.A. Stewart, L.E. Stewart and W.H. Stewart are listed September 20, 1891 by experience and M.A. Stewart was dismissed December 25, 1893. This is about the time some of the family moved to Texas late in 1893..

Notes from June Johnson at Rootsweb World Connect indicate that Jackson served with Company I, 4th Texas Regiment, CSA during Civil War. He moved to Navarro, TX with his son James Franklin Stewart and his family late in 1893.

Children of Jackson and Mary Elizabeth all born in Henderson County are:

Richard Watkins Stewart b: 10 Oct 1841
Richard married Arminta Threadgill. They were the parents of 8 children - Mary Elizabeth 25 Dec 1865 / Ada Lee 9 Sep 1867 / William H. 24 Sep 1869/ Alice 11 Sep 1873 / Lenora 11 Sep 1873/ John W. 15 Jun 1878 and Stella 14 Jun 1884. He served with 27th Tennessee Infantry Regiment,CSA during Civil War and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Was elected and served one term as Sheriff of Henderson County after the war (circa 1872). Elected as Deacon at Lexington Baptist Church in April 1889. Was ordained in that position in May of 1889. Worked as a clerk for US Postal Service in Washington, DC.

Eliza M. Stewart b: 1842

Harris Stewart b: 1844

Silas Stewart b.1847 b: 1847

Sarah C. Stewart b: 1849

James Franklin Stewart b: 1 Feb 1851 was married to Tennessee Adeline Jordan 10 Nov 1878. Tennie did 25 Jun 1893 shortly after her last child Elbert Martin was born. James then moved to Navarro County TX in the fall of 1893. His children were Martha Elizabeth, James Warren, Tennessee Ellen and Elbert Martin.

Harvey Stewart b: 1853

Robert Stewart b: 1855

Mary Stewart b: 1860

Amanda E. Stewart b: 1861 married W.G. Powers

Leonidas H. Stewart b: 1865

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