Absalom Jackson

b. 26 February 1805, d. 22 September 1870
  • Absalom Jackson was born on 26 February 1805 in Georgia.
  • He married Emma Bolling Hall, daughter of Bolling Hall and Jane Abercrombie, on 28 September 1826 in Autauga County, Alabama, at Ellerslie plantation.
  • Absalom Jackson and Bolling Hall Jr. were executors of the estate of Bolling Hall.
  • Absalom Jackson and Emma Bolling Hall appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Autauga County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Walter Clark Jackson, Jane Abercrombie Hall Jackson, Temperance Jackson, James Jackson, Mary Ann Jackson, Bolling Hall Jackson, Crawford Motley Jackson II, William Hall Jackson, Emma Bolling Jackson, Amanda Jackson, Sallie Jackson and Absalom Jackson.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
  • The following appeared on 5 September 1851 in the Tri-Weekly Alabama Journal: Laudable State Pride -- We learn that Mr. Absalom Jackson, an intelligent planter of Autauga, has recently purchased twelve copies of Pickett's History of Alabama for his twelve children. This is a most praiseworthy act. It shows Mr. Jackson to be a gentleman who duly appreciates the author of that work, with whom he was a schoolmate. It is also an evidence that he is anxious to sustain one who is endeavoring to elevate the Historical character and importance of our State, and place her by the side of the most renowned of her sisters. --Advertiser.
  • The following appeared on 6 November 1851 in the Daily Alabama Journall: A meeting of the Trustees of the Snethen Institute [later McGehee College], Robinson Springs, is requested on Friday, the 7th November, 1851, in the Basement of the M. P. Church, Montgomery, Ala., at 12 o'clock, M. Absalom Jackson, Pres Board Trustees.
  • The following appeared on 30 March 1852 in the Daily Alabama Journal: McGehee College. A special meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held in Montgomery on Friday, April 2, at 11 o'clock. A. M. All the members of the Board are earnestly requested to attend, as business of importance will be presented. Absalom Jackson.
  • Absalom Jackson became a widower at the 1 May 1859 death of his wife Emma Bolling Hall.
  • The following appeared on 11 September 1859 in The Daily Confederation: Plantation for Sale -- I will sell my Gratzland Plantation, consisting of one thousand and forty acres, more or less, situate on the West side of the Alabama river, four miles from the State Capitol, and embracing a part of what is known as Jackson's lake. I regard the Plantation equal to any on the river. All necessary buildings on the place-- likewise a Ferry. Apply to Dr. Walter C. Jackson, Montgomery, for terms, &c., Ic. Absalom Jackson. Sept. 11-dwtnov.
  • On 20 February 1860, Absalom Jackson wrote to Bolling Hall Jr.:
              Mayhew, 20 Feb 1860
    Dear Sir,
         Sometime ago I informed you that I felt it due to the memory of your late sister and the interest of her and my children to ascertain what might be their legal right if any to a distributive share in the Estate of their cousin Margaret Baily dec'd. I have confered with Judge Goldthwaite one of the Codifiers of the laws of Alabama and lately one of the Judges of the Supreme Court on the subject and he is of the opinion that they have no legal right to any part of said Estate. Whatever equitable and just right I may have supposed them to have I at once yield to the law; and with the assurance that all I have done in the matter was the result of the performance of conscientious duty and not with the view of throwing obstacles in the way of a settlement and distribution of the Estate
              I am yours Truly
                   Absalom Jackson
    Maj. Bolling Hall
         Administrator of Estate of Margaret Baily deceased
    Minimal punctuation added by the transcriber to enhance readability.
  • The following appeared on 27 March 1860 in The Daily Confederation: Letters of Administration upon the estate of Crawford M. Jackson, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on the 15th day of March, 1860, by the Honorable Henly Brown, Judge of the Probate Court of Autauga county, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate will be required to present the same to me within the time allowed by law, or that the same will be barred. Absalom Jackson, Adm'r C. M. Jackson, dec'd. mar31w6t.
  • Absalom Jackson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Robinson Springs, Autauga County, Alabama, enumerated next to his mother.. Other members of the household included Sallie Jackson, Jane Abercrombie Hall Jackson, Bolling Hall Jackson, Crawford Motley Jackson II, Absalom Jackson, William Hall Jackson, Emma Bolling Jackson, Amanda Jackson and Temperance Jackson Ivey.
  • Absalom Jackson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Wetumpka PO, Elmore County, Alabama. Also in the household was North Carolina-born John Arnett (age 76), whose origins are not yet known.
  • He was a planter, according to the 1860 census.
  • Absalom Jackson died on 22 September 1870 at age 65.
  • He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Last Edited: 13 Feb 2014

Family: Emma Bolling Hall b. 8 December 1809, d. 1 May 1859