Jackson, Thomas R. (unknown–1840)

By: Thomas W. Cutrer

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

Thomas R. Jackson, soldier and attorney, registered for a headright in Benjamin R. Milam's colony, now part of Rusk County, in March 1835. The General Council appointed him quartermaster of cavalry in Sam Houston's army. During the battle of San Jacinto, although an officer in the regular army, Jackson was attached to Capt. Moseley Baker's Company D of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, Texas Volunteers, and fought as a private. In December 1836 he applied for a passport to return to the United States. After the Texas Revolution he practiced law in Bastrop, where he died in 1840. William Cannon was appointed administrator of his estate.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813–1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas Press, 1938–43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).


  • Law, Law Enforcement, and Outlaws
  • Lawyers
  • General Law

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Thomas W. Cutrer, “Jackson, Thomas R.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 23, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jackson-thomas-r.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995