Owen JACKSON, CSA Veteran
The Dillon Herald, Dillon, SC, July 18, 1912. Vol. 18. No. 20
When death closed the life of Mr. Owen Jackson last Sunday night there
passed away, in point of residence, Dillon's oldest inhabitant. Long before the
town of Dillon occupied a place on the map of the state and many years before the
brain of man conceived the idea of building a town on the site now occupied by the
stores and residences of Dillon, Mr. Jackson resided in a small log cabin in what
is now known as the northeastern suburbs. Here, on the acres that came to him in
the division of his father's estate Mr. Jackson lived and died.
The summons came suddenly Sunday night after an illness of many weeks.
When the town was first established and strangers came from a distance and began
to build residences and stores and manufacturing plants, Mr. Jackson did not resist
their encroachments upon his property. As a demand for building lots increased
Mr. Jackson sold freely of his holdings. Finally reserving for himself enough land
to provide a living for himself and his maiden sister who was his life long companion.
He was not an active town builder but he contributed to the development of the town
by disposing of his lands at resonable figures as the demand for real estate increased
from time to time. The most eventful period in Mr. Jackson's life was when he volunteered
for service in the war of the confederacy. He was a brave soldier and never shirked duty,
but was always at the front during the four year struggle. He was a close student of the
Bible and followed its teachings in all his dealings with his fellow man.
His body was
laid away in the family burying ground near his late residence Monday afternoon.
Mr. Jackson is survived by his sister, Miss Cindianna Jackson and two brothers,
Messrs Levi Jackson of Dillon and Malcom Jackson of Marlboro County both of whom
are also noted for the gallantry they displayed during the struggles of the confederacy.
Submitted by David Jackson, 29 Nov 2003.