(1818 - 1859)
(updated 13 Sep 2002)

9. Theophilus Andrew JACKSON2(Joseph) , the first son of Joseph Jackson and Delilah Cooper was born 16 Nov 1819 in Greene County, Alabama, USA near Greensboro.  His father was a minister; and in naming his son he got the name "Andrew" from one of the disciples, and the name "Theophilus" from the scriptures of Luke meaning "friend of God".  Theophilus came to Titus County, Texas, USA about 1850 and started manufacturing cotton gins.  He was in the general mercantile business for a while after the Civil War, but after a few years he went back and manufactured  cotton gin stands until 1885 when he retired.  He had many new ideas which he created during this time but because he never went to the trouble of patenting his new ideas, many of them were patented by others.[1]

Andrew married Pricilla TARKINGTON in Camp County, Texas, USA.  She was born 1836 in Hickman County, Tennessee, USA and died 1859 in Pittsburgh, Texas, USA.

Andrew died 19 Jul 1900 in Titus County, Texas, USA and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, USA.[2,2a]

Children of Theophilus and Pricilla were:
i.  Mary Josephine JACKSON3(Theophilus2Joseph1) was born 16 Apr 1853 and died 05 Aug 1890. She married Spillman "Spill" BROWNE who was born 13 Jan 1855 in Old Carthage, (Moundsville) Alabama, USA near Greensboro and died 04 May 1938 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  They are both buried in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, USA.
ii.  Ella Melinda JACKSON3(Theophilus2Joseph1) was born 05 Jun 1857 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, USA and died  1934 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, USA. She married James Newton CAMAK who was born 24 Dec 1854 in Greensboro, Alabama, USA and died 21 Mar 1892 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, USA.  He is buried in the place of his death.[5,6]