(The Daughters of David
his two wives)
This mystery is common to
all researchers of female ancestors. Through the early part
of this century it seems that once they left daddy's home,
women disappeared into the void of records maintained in their
I could write a book about
what I don't know about these women. All four were born and
lived in Campbell County, Tennessee. I have not been able
to find their descendents or other researchers. Because of
this I feel that I have a psychic connection to them. Feeling
them, almost hearing them. Demanding that we dig them up,
get them out into the light and exposure of todays interest
in genealogy. They want their story told.
My hope is that someone
out there will recognize one of these women as their Great
Grandmother, Aunt or something and will share their story
with the rest of this family.
What I have learned about
these four daughters of David Jackson
is detailed below:
The first of these four
daughters is Eura, born about
1827. She is the only daughter of David
and his first wife. In the 1850 Campbell County census she
is living in her fathers household with a son and with the
married name of Hutson. I developed
this information from census records, records from the Indian
Creek Baptist Church, and Campbell County Marriage and Land
records. It appears that she married a James
Queener in 1845 and had Isaac,
Elizabeth and Tabitha.
Then in 1849 she married Isaac Hutson
and had Daniel. In 1857 she had
a land transaction with a James Mowell.
The name Mowell shows up again
in her Half Sister Elizabeth's
story. In 1860 her husband, Isaac Hutson,
was the head of the household and her half sister, Barsheba
(Jackson) Smithson at 18 years old was living with
them. In 1870 she was living in the household of an Elizabeth
Ivey and is listed as a Housekeeper. The chronology
of her name as I found it is:
Making the assumption that
all the above is about the same woman leaves three possibilities:
1: All could be dead wrong, 2: Some could be right, some could
be wrong and 3: All could be right. But, I feel that a preponderance
of the evidence proves that it all concerns the same woman.
I want to believe that her given name was Mariah
and that all other forms of her name were due to poor spelling,
poor handwriting, etc. Will we ever know???
1842 Church Record: Eura Jackson
1844 Church Record: Mariah Jackson
1845 Marriage Record: Uva Jackson
1849 Marriage Record: Vira Jackson
1850 Census: Eusy Hutson
1857 Land Record: Eura Hutson
1860 Census: Ury Hutson
1870 Census: Eurey Hutson
The second Daughter is Elizabeth,
born about 1838. She was the first daughter of David
and his second wife. In 1850 she was living in her fathers
household at 8 years old. In 1857, at 15 years old she married
Benjamine F. (Franklin?) Mowell.
In 1860 her husband (head of household) is listed as Franklin
Mowl and they have one child, 3 month old Uriah.
Named after her older, half sister Eura?
In 1870 she is listed as head of household with 5 children,
Eura (10) (note spelling change
from 1860), George (8), James
(4), John (2) and Kate
(1). Her youngest sister Sarah Jackson
is listed in the household, in 1860 as "Inmate" and in 1870
as "Housekeeper" The chronology of her name, age and location
is as follows.
1850 Census Eliza Jackson: 8 17th Sub Division
1857 Marriage Elizabeth (Jackson) Mowell: 15 Campbell County Record
1860 Census Louisa Mowl: 22 5th Civil District
1870 Census Eliza Moul: 32 5th Civil District
Is it a stretch to say that
Louisa is a variant of Elizabeth
or Eliza instead of Lizzie,
Liza, Beth, or that Mowell/Mowi/Moul
is just different versions of the same name???
The third of these Daughters
is Barsheba, born about 1842.
The problem with this woman is that her husband is never in
the household at census time. Her son Thomas
D. Jackson in a letter to relatives in 1932 states
that his father died 17 years ago and the family went back
to his mothers maiden name. He does not give any other information
on this man, nor does anyone else. I have not been able to
find him in any of the records that I've checked. Barsheba
could best be shown by listing what I know chronologically.
Column 1 is the source, 2 is the recorded name, 3 is the given
age, 4 is the location within Campbell County, 5 is the listed
head of house hold, 6 is her number of children and 7 is her
position within that household:
||4th Civil Dist
||5th Civil Dist
||4th Civil Dist
Where were her children
between 1860 and 1880? She ends up with at least seven. they
are, in order of birth: Elizabeth
1860, Catherine 1870, Thomas
D. 1872( who becomes a Constable and Justice of the
Peace in Campbell County), Eliga
1875, Tennessee & Texas 1877(twin
daughters) and Martha 1884. In
the 1900 census her occupation is Wash Woman, her son Thomas
as Constable and daughter Martha
as Cook. Maybe they were running a boarding house.
Her son Thomas
D., some time after 1900, marries a woman, born in
Alabama by the name of Belle
and they had at least 5 children: William
1906, Ethel 1907, Thomas
1910, Arthur 1912 and Sarah
The fourth, last and easiest
of the Daughters is Sarah, born
about 1849. In 1850 like the others she is living with her
parents, David and his second
wife and is one year old. In 1860 and 1870 she is in the household
of her sister Elizabeth and is
listed on the census as, in 1860, as Inmate and in 1870 as
Housekeeper. I have not found a marriage record on her.
It looks like Barsheba
spent her entire life in Campbell County. It is possible that
the others left Campbell County, sometime after 1870.
I hope that their descendents are doing their research and
that we can connect. The family names would be: Queener,
Hutson, Mowell/Mowi/Moul, Smithson and maybe others.
For more information on
the parents and siblings of these four women see my User's
home page at:
or for Family Tree Maker
users just go the the Users Home Pages and look under my name.
DARRELL H. JACKSON