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Biographical Sketch of D. C. Jackson

D. C. Jackson, a prominent citizen of Summitville, Tennessee, was born November 16, 1821, in Monticello, Kentucky, and is the son of J. B. and Dorcas (Cox) Jackson. The father was born in Lewisburg, N. C., in 1798, and when quite young came to Tennessee. For eight years, before he went into the mercantile business, he was clerk of McMinn County. The mother was born about 1797 in Tennessee. Both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he was a democrat.

In 1839 our subject began an extensive tour through Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Indian Territory and Mexico. He then returned to Coffee County and September 8, 1846, married Edna Taylor, of Granger County. She lived but a short time. After visiting California until 1851, he returned and married Mary F. Rhodes, of Coffee County, April 18, 1852. She died January 31, 1855. They had one child, John T., who died at four years of age. He visited California a second time, and April 23, 1860, married Elizabeth Chilton, of Jefferson County. They have six children. In 1861 he enlisted as Confederate captain of the thirty seventh Tennessee Infantry; he organized a cavalry company a year later as captain also. Under Colonel Adrian and others he continued until the war’s close, receiving severe wounds at Chickamauga and Steubenville. Since the war he has been at Summitville, engaged in farming, as justice of the peace, and in his present position of postmaster.

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