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James Irvine Jackson

I am looking for information on my GGG Grandfather, James Irvine Jackson. Any information on his military service or parents would be greatly appreciated.

According to his daughter's (Berta Jackson Meyer) United Daughters of the Confederacy application, James Irvine Jackson served in the 1st to 3rd Kentucky Cavalry under Gen Morgan and the 2nd to 18th Mississippi Cavalry under Gen Chalmers. His record of service was stored at the Stonewall Jackson Bivouac in McKenzie, TN. He was captured while on furlough and held as a POW until the end of the war.

I do not know his dates of service or which unit he served in first.

He was born in 1832 in North Carolina. In May 1858, he married Rhoda Ann Hopson in Christian County, KY.

According to the 1860 Census, he lived in District 1(McKenzie, I believe), Henry County, TN. I believe he moved back to Tennessee after the War since his daughter was born in Henry County, TN in 1868. He died in Carrol County, TN in Jun 1898.

Any information on him would be greatly appreciated. When I was growing up I was told that I am related to Stonewall Jackson, and I am told that Berta Jackson Meyer was very proud of being related to him, but I have not been able to find the link. In a marriage announcement for James Irvine Jackson's grand son, Oscar Jackson Meyer, (my great grandfather), it said that Stonewall Jackson was an uncle.

Thanks for the help
O Jackson Meyer IV

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