We are in the late stages of preparing for a family history on the descendants of Benjamin Franklin Jackson and Esther "Hetty" Helton. If you have not talked to me and want to make sure your branch of this big family is included OR want to update what you sent me earlier, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JACKSON was born Abt. 1821 in KENTUCKY, and died 1 January 1862 in JACKSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY. He married ESTHER "HETTY" HELTON in 1840 in HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, daughter of SHADRACK HELTON and MARY BROCK. She was born Abt. 1825 in HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, and died Bef. 1890 in ARKANSAS, probably near LITTLE ROCK.
Children of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN JACKSON and ESTHER "Hetty" HELTON are:
1.MARY ANN JACKSON, b. November 1842, KENTUCKY probably HARLAN COUNTY; d. 28 April 1855, OWSLEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY.
2.ELISHA A. JACKSON, b. 17 December 1843, HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY; d. 9 February 1922, CRABTREE, VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS; m. ELISABETH CORNELIUS, 26 August 1865, LONDON, LAUREL COUNTY, KENTUCKY; b. 19 September 1846, KENTUCKY; d. 27 June 1913, CASS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
3.JULIA JACKSON, b. Abt. 1846, KENTUCKY probably HARLAN COUNTY; m. JOHN MARTIN.
4.ZACHARIAH JACKSON, b. 26 December 1847, HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY; d. 2 September 1922, JACKSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY near ANNVILLE; m. (1) AMANDA JANE FLETCHER, Abt. 1873; b. Abt. 1854, TENNESSEE; d. 30 April 1880, JACKSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; m. (2) JANE E. TURNER, 1 July 1880, CLAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY; b. March 1865, HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY; d. 28 November 1927, CLAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY not far from HIGH KNOB.
5.GABRIEL "GABE" JACKSON, b. 24 February 1851, KENTUCKY probably OWSLEY COUNTY; m. MAHALA ?; b. Abt. 1847, KENTUCKY.
6.STOKELY JACKSON, b. 15 October 1853, KENTUCKY probably OWSLEY COUNTY; d. 11 February 1933, CRABTREE, VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS; m. (1) SARAH J. ?, Abt. 1879; m. (2) AMANDA RAVIA, 12 October 1888, COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS; b. 9 February 1869, TEXAS probably GRAYSON COUNTY; d. Abt. 1935, CRABTREE, VAN BUREN COUNTY, ARKANSAS.
7.MATILDA "TILDY" JACKSON, b. 15 October 1856, KENTUCKY probably LAUREL COUNTY; d. 31 December 1933, McALESTER, PITTSBURG COUNTY, OKLAHOMA; m. (1) ELIAS MCQUEEN, 11 July 1870, JACKSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; b. Abt. 1847, KENTUCKY; m. (2) LOUIS GOLDSTEIN, 18 June 1900, SOUTH McALESTER, CHOCTAW NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY now PITTSBURG COUNTY; b. Abt. 1864; m. (3) JOHN D. RAY, Abt. 1901; b. 1859, SOUTH CAROLINA; d. 9 April 1939, PITTSBURG COUNTY, OKLAHOMA.
8.ROBERT "BOB" JACKSON, b. 29 March 1859, KENTUCKY probably LAUREL COUNTY; d. Unknown; m. BERTHA ?.
9.ESTER CATHERINE JACKSON, b. 30 December 1861, JACKSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY; d. 30 June 1952, HULBERT, CHEROKEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA; m. JONATHAN HENRY BOND, 1879, ST. PAUL, MADISON COUNTY, ARKANSAS; b. 19 February 1857, LEE COUNTY, VIRGINIA; d. 25 September 1934, HULBERT, CHEROKEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA.
I look forward to hearing from you so that we can make this first ever history of this family more complete.