GEORGE B. JACKSON and KATHERINE S. BRADFORD
are my husband's Maternal Great-Grandparents.
Their son, WILLIAM G. JACKSON,
is my husband's Grandfather.
GEORGE BENJAMIN JACKSON was born 28 Dec 1868
He is the son of WILLIAM JACKSON.
His mothers name is unknown.
She is the daughter of SAMUEL GREEN BRADFORD
and MARTHA VIRGINIA ANDERSON.
It appears as though this family did quite a bit of moving around. By looking at all the children's birthplaces, they were located in Hopkins County in 1893, Oklahoma Territory in 1896, Hopkins County in 1898, Polk County, Arkansas in 1900, Texas in 1901, Haskall County, Texas in 1908, Childress County, Texas in 1912, back to Oklahoma in 1914, New Mexico in 1917, and back to Texas again in 1906.
I have no information from 1906-1958.
In 1958 he moved to Clarendon, Texas which is where he finally settled down for the rest of his life.
George Jackson and Katherine Bradford were married
on 28 September 1892 in Texas.
It is reported that George and Katherine had 14 children, but only 12 of them can be listed:
1. AMY JACKSON
Born 8 Aug 1893 in Hopkins County, Texas.
She married Clance Proctor 2 Nov 1912.
She died in 1962 in Roseburg, Oregon.
She is buried in Modesto, California.
2. WILLIAM GREEN JACKSON
Born 22 March 1896 in Indian Territory (Oklahoma).
He married Ollie E. Grimes 25 Dec 1921
in Memphis, Hall County, Texas.
He died 11 Feb 1973 in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.
He's buried in Ceres, California.
3. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JACKSON
Born 31 Jan 1898 in
Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas.
He married Essie Smith 17 May 1920 in Memphis, Texas.
He died 16 March 1976 in Monte Vista, Colorado.
4. EDITH NANCY JACKSON
Born 2 Jan 1900 in Polk County, Arkansas.
She married Flavis Harris 4 May 1914.
She died and is buried in
Memphis, Hall County, Texas.
5. LOUELLA V. JACKSON
Born 30 Aug 1901 in Texas.
She died 18 Dec 1901 in Texas
at the age of 3 months.
6. LORENA M. JACKSON
Born 9 Nov 1902 in Texas.
She died on 14 May 1906 in Texas
at the age of 3 years.
7. CLEO JACKSON:
Born 30 Aug 1904 in Texas.
He died on 2 Feb 1920 in Memphis, Texas
at the age of 15 years
8. ANNIE B. JACKSON
Born 17 Aug 1906 in Texas.
She died on 29 Sept 1910 in Texas
at the age of 4 years.
9. BEATRICE JACKSON
Born 7 July 1908 in Ampell, Haskall County, Texas.
She married Garland Gardenhire 26 Jan 1929.
10. ROBERT LEE JACKSON
Born 14 Dec 1912 in Childress County, Texas.
He married Madge Brown in Jan 1932 in Oklahoma.
11. JAMES MONROE JACKSON
Born 6 Sept 1914 in Oklahoma.
(1) Irene Vandevend
(2) Ruby Billingsly.
He died and is buried in Bakersfield, California.
12. LUCILLE M. JACKSON
Born 23 May 1917 in New Mexico.
She married Hollis Niece.
She died and is buried in Corpus Christi, Texas.
It is believed that he was fortunate enough to avoid any wars but this is still not certain yet.
Family tradition relates that George Benjamin Jackson was a very religious man. He belonged to the Methodist Church but later changed to the Nazarene Church.
George Jackson died 14 December 1960 at the age of 91 years in Clarendon, Donley County, Texas where he had lived the last two years of his life.
He is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis County, Texas.
Katherine died 5 years later on 12 December 1965 at the age of 91 years in Memphis, Hall County, Texas.
She is also buried in the Fairview Cemetery next to her husband.
George was a farmer by trade.
If you have any additional information or inquiries about this family,
it would sure be appreciated if you would please contact me.
Updated July 10, 2000
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