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JACKSON, FREDERICK STITH (1809–1863). Frederick Stith Jackson, planter, was born in Virginia in 1809. He married Louisa Malone, the daughter of a successful planter, and their only child was born in Tennessee in 1842. Jackson later moved to Alabama and in 1854 to Anderson County, Texas. By 1860 he owned 118 slaves and was one of the wealthiest planters in Texas. The value of his real property was estimated at $29,000, and his personal property was appraised at $80,000. In 1860 Jackson owned 1,200 acres of improved land and grew 419 bales of cotton and 10,000 bushels of corn. As the largest planter and slaveholder in Anderson County he played an important social role; his home, one mile west of Palestine, had the first ice house in the county. Jackson served as a trustee of Palestine's first school, the Palestine Female Academy. He died in 1863.


Pauline Buck Hohes, A Centennial History of Anderson County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1936). Ralph A. Wooster, "Notes on Texas' Largest Slaveholders, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 65 (July 1961). Ralph A. Wooster, "Wealthy Texans, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (October 1967).

Mark Odintz

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