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Jackson Cemetery
Submitted August 2005 by Cannon Pritchard

    Following the Civil War in 1865, Hannah Jackson, 50, and her son and daughter-in-law,
both age 25 years, moved from Georgia to the Moscow community. All three were freed
mulatto slaves who came to Texas seeking a new Life. By 1870 they had moved to the
Midway community of Polk County where her son, Nathan Griggs worked as a carpenter
and Hannah worked as a domestic housekeeper. Hannah lived with Nathan and Josephine
Griggs. She died on his property in 1885 and he carved her name and date of death on a
large stone for her grave. Hannah Jackson is the only known burial in the Jackson Cemetery.

Jackson, Hannah  born:  1815 Georgia   died:  Mar. 21, 1885

    Location: From Livingston go East on U.S. Highway 190 for 17.3 miles; turn left on Midway
Center Road and go 1.6 miles; turn left on an abandoned road/trail and go .3 miles; turn right on
a dim road; go 250 yards near top of hill; then take 30 steps at right to the stone.


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