Monday, June 18, 2018

Annie Jewell Jackson, Porter Oather Rippy and President Andrew Jackson

Time for another "presidential" ancestry post. Andrew Jackson (born 1767/d. 1845) is one of the persons whom we are indirectly related to via Miss Annie Jewell Jackson and the Rippy family.

Annie was born on 15 January 1894 in Dallas, TX to Caleb William Jackson and Eva Green Crosby.
Caleb's father, James Everts Jackson was one of the Dallas County pioneers who came to the Peters' Colony area in 1846. James Everts Jackson was 20 years old then.

James Everts married Diana Jane Davis on 10 December 1849. Annie's father Caleb was born in 1866.

Anyway, in 1900 little Jewell lived with her parents in Justice Precinct 2 (east part) which was in Dallas, TX.

Jewel Jackson
United States Census, 1900
Name: Jewel Jackson
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Justice Precinct 2 (east part), Dallas, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race: (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Daughter
Birth Date: Jan 1894
Birthplace: Texas
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi


Kalup Jackson, Head, Male, age 35, born in Texas
Eva Jackson, Wife, F, 27, Mississippi
Wilferd Jackson, Son, M, 9. Texas
Hinton Jackson, Son, M, 8, Texas
Jewel Jackson, Daughter, F, 6, Texas
Benjaman Jackson, Son, M, 5, Texas
James Jackson, Son, M, 3, Texas
Not Named Jackson, Daughter, F, 0, Texas

Record Source: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 June 2018), Jewel Jackson in household of Kalup Jackson, Justice Precinct 2 (east part), Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 130, sheet 3B, family 55, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,625.

Ten years later, Annie's family lived at Framers Branch, Dallas, Texas.

Capa Jackson, Head, Male, age 43, born in Texas
Evie Jackson Wife, F,  37, Mississippi
Willie Jackson, Son, M, 19, Texas
Henson Jackson, Son, M, 17, Texas
Jewel Jackson, Daughter, F, 16, Texas
Ben Jackson, Son, M, 14, Texas
Jim Jackson, Son, M, 1, Texas
Fanney Jackson, Daughter, F, 10, Texas
Winnie Jackson, Daughter, F, 8, Texas

Record Source: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 June 2018), Jewel Jackson in household of Capa Jackson, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 81, sheet 5B, family 77, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1545; FHL microfilm 1,375,558.

At the age of (almost 23) Annie married Mr. Porter Oather Rippy (born in 1889 in Tennessee), our 3rd cousin once removed. Porter's mother was Mary Frances Rippy (nee Gant), our second cousin twice removed.

Here is our Porter Oather Rippy's family line*

his mother Mary Frances Gant (b. 1 Jan. 1866, Sumner Co. TN/d. 8 March 1843)
her father Jacob Mason Gant (b. 1 Dec 1849, Sumner Co., TN/d. 8 Feb. 1914, Richardson, Dallas Co., TX)
his father Benjamin Thomas Gant (b. 1812, Orange, NC/d. 1865, Sumner, TN)
his brother Jacob Rippy Gant, our great-great-grandfather.

Where is Presindent Andrew Jackson in that all?

Andrew Jackson - portrait by Ralph E W Earl

Annie was a direct descendant of Andrew Jackson's grandfather's brother, Samuel William Jackson (born in Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland, in 1737). In other words, Mr. Andrew Jackson was Annie's cousin four times removed.

Carrickfergus Castle, drawing from circa 1840

And this is how Annie Jewell Jackson's ancestry line goes*

her father Caleb William Jackson (b. 1866, Dallas, TX/d. ≈ Oct. 1949, Richardson, Dallas Co., TX)
his father James Everts Jackson (b. 1 April 1826, Blount, Tennessee/d. 16 July 1903, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas)
his father John Hays Jackson (b. 17 April 1798, Blount, TN/d. 5 Sept. 1875, Audelia, Dallas, Texas)
his father Andrew Jackson (b. 7 March 1761, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland/d. 31 Jan. 1815, Blount, Tennessee)
his father Samuel William Jackson (b. ≈ 1737, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland/d. 1814, Augusta, Virginia)
his brother Andrew Bennett Jackson (b. 20 July 1737, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland/d. 1 March 1767, Waxhaw, Lancaster, South Carolina)
his son Andrew Jackson

Annie Jewell and Porter Oather Rippy had seven children - four girls and three boys.
Annie lived 70 years and one day. She died in Garland, Texas on 16 January 1967, a day after her 70th birthday.

Porter passed away ten years earlier on 15 July 1957 due to cerebral hemoridge. Porter lived 68 years, one month and fifteen days. Annie and Porter lived at 310 Sallie Circle, Richardson**, Texas then.
Their house which was built only three years earlier still exists. I googled the address and found out the house was for sale.

Both Porter and Annie were buried at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

*my MyHeritage research

**"Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Porter Oather Rippy, 15 Jul 1957; citing certificate number 36617, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,135,739.

 Portrait of Andrew Jackson:
By Tennessee Portrait Project [1], Public Domain,

Carrickfergus Castle drawing: By Antiqueportrait - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Photo of Jewell's gravestone: Jan McKee

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