Little is known of Benjamin JACKSON, other than he was born in NC, circa 1790-1800, (according to census,) then moved to TN, as some of the children, (the first 3,) Martha Jane (1828,) William Andrew (1829-1830) and James Monroe JACKSON, (August 31,1830) were born in TN. The last 4 children, Melvina, (1834) Emily D, (1837) George Washington, (January 06, 1839) and Lucinda E. JACKSON, (1841) were born in MO.
In the 1830 census, Morgan County, TN, there is a Benjamin JACKSON, with wife and one daughter, (under 5 years old.) This is the only Benjamin JACKSON that I can find in the 1830 TN censuses that shows a daughter under 5 (Martha?) at that time.
In the 1840 census, Washington County, Bellview Township, MO, Benjamin JACKSON is listed, with wife and children.
The Census of 1850, Jefferson County, MO, shows only the children and a 66 year old female, Lucinda EVANS. Benjamin JACKSON and his wife died in 1847 and Martha Jane, William Andrew and Lucinda EVANS, (born in VA,) were raising the younger children. Could Lucinda EVANS have been Benjamin JACKSON's mother-in-law and James Seabourn(e) his brother-in-law(?) Lucinda EVANS also had another son, Claiborne Walter EVANS, b: September 15, 1807 in VA. Claiborne married Nancy THOMAS and by 1840, (or sooner,) they lived in Belleview Township, Caledonia Post Office, Washington County, MO.
It is said that Benjamin JACKSON owned land about 5 miles West of Caledonia, but no verification of this has been found in land records. There are land records for Seabourne's west of Caledonia and mention of the "Trail of Tears" camping on the "Seabourne farm."
According to Probate Inventory records of Benjamin JACKSON, dated October 25, 1847, found in Circuit Court records, Potasi, Washington County, MO, Benjamin and his wife died prior to that date. James SEABOURN(e) was the Administrator of his probate, (the LDS, IGI shows Lucinda Evans as James SEABOURN's mother.)
The Probate names the following children as children of Benjamin JACKSON: Martha Jane, William Andrew, James Monroe, Melvina, Emily (D,) George and Lucinda (E) JACKSON. In the probate, they were residing in Washington County with "Mrs. Evans." In the probate, there were receipts for 2 coffins, (Benjamin and his wife must have died at the same time,) expenses for the burial from Caledonia, dated November 24, 1847. The receipt for medicine, dated December 27, 1847, reads, "for medicine and other necessaries during the last illness of Benj. JACKSON and wife and for shrouding for Mrs. JACKSON." The burial site of Benjamin and Mrs. JACKSON are unknown at this time. James M. SEABOURN (spelled Saborne) became the guardian of James age 19, Emily age 15, George W. and Lucinda E. Jackson, on July 21, 1852.
Receipts dated August and September, 1851, show that Martha and Melvina JACKSON and Samuel Washburn, received $66.00 each and William A. JACKSON received $65.00, from the estate of Benjamin JACKSON.
I am desperate to learn "Mrs." JACKSON's name.