The Jackson family will next be noticed. This family is and has been very extensive in name
and in its connections to the county. The first old Jackson was from Virginia, his name was Edward;
said to have been a very small man - somewhat like the late Dr. James C. Mullins; he settled on Catfish;
his wife was a Miss Manning of Virginia, or it may be that Miss Manning was the wife of his son, Edward;
he raised a considerable family of sons and, perhaps daughters, of the latter the writer knows nothing;
the sons were, Edward, Jr., William, John, Reuben, Owen and Ervin Jackson.
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
NOTE from Victoria: Evidence does not support a direct migration from
Virginia to South Carolina by "old Edward Jackson". The JACKSON family
mentioned by Mr. Sellers may indeed have originated in Virginia at some point in time,
but a typical migration pattern for Marion's settlers often includes an interim residence, of
varying duration, in North Carolina.
Researcher David Jackson kindly offers the following for your
Our Edward Jackson, first Jackson in Marion Co., did not come directly
from Virginia but instead, Martin Co., NC. He was there from 1754 until about 1790 when he
and family settled in Liberty/Marion County. It is possible that he was born in Virginia but,
as of now, I can't prove that. Also he did marry a Martha Manning and two of his sons married
two additional Manning ladies. Records that would prove his birthplace elude me but I
have hopes of discovering them.
(Please remember to always locate and review the original of all transcribed
material, whether in print or on the Internet.)
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