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JACKSON (Samuel) CEMETERY, (Hulsey Branch Road, near Alabama Line), GILES COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Mapping the location

 

Images from a distant view
Image 8173 is beside the barn looking toward the site. Image 8172 going pass the barn toward the hill. You follow the trail on the up side of the hill into the woods. Image 8170 is a large beech tree on the left of the trail and the graves are behind the tree.
 

JACKSON, Nichles, (Only inscription found in this cemetery - no dates or other information present, born sometimes prior to 1797. Has  a younger brother Barrington Jackson, who is interred in the Jackson Cemetery northeast of here. (Nichles is believed to be a misspelling of Nicholas)  8168C/8168/8148/8150

THOMAS, James F.* 1834 "died in a hospital, March 13th 1862.".  Confederate States Army, Company H, 32nd Tennessee Infantry. This was Captain Thomas Hanna's Company, called the Tennessee Volunteers. He was listed as a Waggoner and was promoted to Corporal. His widow was  Louisa Caroline Marbut Thomas. 

Others buried here are thought to be the children of Nicholas Jackson. There were at least eight of them. Nicholas Jackson lived here and it is believed his descendants are therefore buried here.

*Credible sources say he is interred here in an unmarked grave, perhaps under one of the fieldstones. It is also known he may be interred in a field location somewhere in Kentucky resulting from his death during the Civil War. His story can be told in detail at this location: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tngiles/cvlwar/thomas.htm (a tremendous story as compiled and told by Jim Thomas a descendent and submitted to Anna Jackson of Rootsweb TNGILES)

This cemetery is laced with fieldstones without inscriptions marking the head of graves of persons unknown.  Image 8160 is what I (Lisa) think is a foot stone in the lower end of site. Other fieldstones: 8153/8154/8156/8158

The Sam Jackson Cemetery is mapped here and on Findagrave.com, but not proven by a visit. (1 Feb 2011 C.W.A.)

What is known is that the Sam Jackson Cemetery is located across from Cletus White's house on Hulsey's Branch Road on a hill. It is grown up in brush, hard to find and difficult to get to. I went with other parties to find it once, but gave up without success. Others since have been successful in finding it, but were unable to add any more conclusions as to who may be interred there. Several field rocks are still present.  The only rock with an inscription has inscribed on it Nichles Jackson. He would have been born sometimes before 1797. The other Jackson Cemetery northeast of here was founded by a younger brother of this Nicholas Jackson buried here. His name and listing: JACKSON, Barrigton, 20 Dec 1797 - 17 Sep 1868. 

Nick's grandson, Samuel Andrew "Sam" Jackson 1847-1902, lived her when he was killed in a mystery that still stands today. This cemetery is named after him. (See Samuel Andrew Jackson Findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=jackson&GSiman=1&GScid=15694&GRid=65005073&) Sam was buried in the Minor Hill Cemetery.

I've been told James Washing Balch was buried in the Nick Jackson cemetery too.  I've wondered why since he lived no where near here.

Nicholas Jackson Cemetery - Email
From: <
lisaoliver66@bellsouth.net> Lisa Oliver
To: <wayneal1@Aol.com> C. Wayne Austin
Date: Mon, May 5, 2014 10:38 am

I was able to find Nicholas Jackson's grave site. His stone is still standing and there are about 20 field stones marking other graves.
There was one smaller stone  - maybe a foot stone, also standing in the lower end of the site. The head stone for that has likely fallen and is buried. I didn't have time or the tools to try to recover it.
The remains of an old fence enclosing the site can still be seen. I would guess the site was half to three quarters of an acre. It is on the hill side and all inside woodland now.
The coordinates are 35.00.04 -87.10.35 .
Image 8148, 8150 & 8168 are all N. Jackson's stone.
Image 8160 is what I think is a foot stone in the lower end of site. (I think this is a partially carved stone whereby we are not clear whether it is a footstone or headstone, CWA 5 May 2014)
Image 8170 is a large beech tree on the left of the trail and the graves are behind the tree.
Image 8173 is beside the barn looking toward the site.
Image 8172 going pass the barn toward the hill. You follow the trail on the up side of the hill into the woods.
All other images are examples of the field stones marking other graves. I was not expecting that many other graves.
The land owner's name is Ralph McCurry and he lives at Minor Hill. Hope this helps. Take care. Lisa

 

Compiled by an anonymous researcher. Edited and added here by CWA 1 Feb 2011. Also listed in the book Giles County Cemeteries by the Historical Society 1986. Revised to add photos by Lisa Oliver dated 3 Apr 2014.