Re: [genpcncfir] Jackson's in Pitt County
- Dear Linda,
The greatest reward for me is being able to assist
others to fill in gaps in their own family history.
The next greatest reward is being able to pass on to
the youngest members of our families the stories of
their ancestors and kin.
I have spent more delightful hours over the pages
and links from the Pitt County Family Researchers' web
than over anything in my life except for the Sears'
Christmas catalogue in my childhood.
As I was thinking about the Jackson families of
Pitt County, I was reminded of another Jackson family
that I simply forgot to mention.
Roy David Jackson, Sr. married Thelma Wilson,
daughter of "Buster" and Eva Wilson of Pitt. They had
two children: Roy David Jackson, Jr. and Betty Earle
Jackson. These grandchildren became my friends because
of our frequent visits with Mama to the Pitt County
Home next door to us on County Home Road where their
grandfather was Superintendent of the Pitt County
Home. As Superintendent, his family were housed in the
Superintendent's home on the property.
That house was truly a magical place for me. My own
McGowan great uncles had served as superintendents of
the County Home themselves. So in addition to being
able to play there, the house was also special because
my great uncles and their families had lived there.
Today, the County Home no longer houses the
indigent nor the trustee prisoners who worked on the
chain gangs performing road maintenance for Pitt
Between what was our property and the Pitt County
Home, on the same side of the road as the Home, is now
an elementary school where my young cousins are
Still, though, despite all the changes, through
them the family ties continue. That's what brings us
together as well.
If perchance you do know about these County Home
Jacksons, I am sure that many of us would appreciate
your sharing their ties to other Pitt County and North
--- LdMel1@... wrote:
> Bless you for replying. I look forward to going__________________________________________________________
> there. What can I do to help you?
> Have a blessed day
> -----Original Message-----
> From: csinghworthington@...
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> Sent: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 4:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Jackson's in Pitt County
> Dear Linda,
> Go to http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncpcfr That is the
> web of the Pitt County Family Researchers. From that
> page, you will find a box with a list of items
> including Online Resources (gives you cemeteries,
> Bible records, deeds, articles from the Eastern and
> Daily Reflector from 1882 to about 1906, death
> records, marriage records) and Related Resources.
> Click on Related Resources.
> Among other listings, you will find websites. Lisa
> Scarola's "Some Pitt County Sermons and McGowans"
> be among them. Click on it.
> She has an alphabetical listing for last names.
> Choose your name, and be prepared to be impressed
> what you find.
> Nowhere have I seen so much information in one
> Later, Carol
> --- LdMel1@... wrote:
> > How do we find her Web site? Thanks...
> > Have a blessed day
> > Linda
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: csinghworthington@...
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Sent: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 9:31 AM
> > Subject: Re: [genpcncfir] Jackson's in Pitt County
> > Dear Nicole,
> > Lisa has done an incredible amount of hands on
> > research to supplement what group members like us
> > have
> > shared with her. Her roots are also Pitt County,
> > N.C.
> > though, like many of us, she lives out-of-state
> > She makes frequent trips, considering the
> > to
> > visit cemeteries, court houses, and libraries. She
> > uses public documents like census records and
> > statistics to verify information, and she gives
> > periodic up-dates. Last year, she did extensive
> > up-dates of material on her web to the extent, in
> > fact, that her site was down for several weeks.
> > Of course, humans being what they are, there are
> > errors at times, and in my own ignorance, I have
> > contributed my share. However, as soon as I learn
> > my mistakes, I contact Lisa, and she very
> > up-dates and revises her information.
> > She has made an incredible contribution to our
> > knowledge of our Pitt County families.
> > Later, Carol
> > --- nsutti <nsutti@...> wrote:
> > > I was able to trace a lot of Jackson history due
> > to
> > > Lisa Scarola, but
> > > I'm not sure if she is just a researcher. Her
> > > email does not work
> > > anymore. Any other Jackson kin here?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Nicole
> > >
> > >
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