Jacksons Grove United
Blanche Waldrop Culbreth
“The Groves Were God’s First Temples”
- William Cullen Bryant
The Jacksons Grove Story is the story of a church. But, it must necessarily also be the history of a family. A dedicated Christian family whose heritage is preserved and continued for those of us who come after.
It, therefore, behooves we who carry in, to do so with the same dedication and honor as our predecessors.
It is also the story of a community which has flourished at times and languished at times, over a period of about two centuries.
following prayer has been used at
Lord, thank Thee for all the bountiful blessings we enjoy from day to day.
Keep us humble, realizing that we are as little children and Know not what our real needs may be. We pray that you would guide us and help us to become wiser and closer to Thee.
Bless Jacksons Grove and all those who work for thy Glory, we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
THE JACKSONS GROVE STORY
The earliest known history of the immediate land area of
Jacksons Grove includes it in the Cherokee Indian Territory, in their hunting
grounds. Since there was a known Indian
Campground just about two miles up the
Following treaties with the Indian chiefs, the Cherokee boundary
was moved back to the present line between
According to the
Both Samuel Jackson and Thomas were young men, probably
unmarried when the hostilities preceding the American Revolution began to be
felt even into the frontiers, as the North Pacolet settlements were. Thomas was a Captain of the local Militia
before the outbreak of the War, and we are told by Dr. J.B.O. Landrum in his
“Colonial and Revolutionary History of Upper South Carolina,” that the Indians
had become quite troublesome in raiding the settlements and killing and
destroying. One such raiding party had
done much of the like, and were descending
Thomas Jackson and his brother Samuel are both listed in the “Stub Entries to Indents,” a list of payments of Claims in S.C. For Revolutionary War service. Book L&N, page 179: “No. 382, L129.16: Issued 1 October 1784 to Mr. Thomas Jackson, late Second Lt. in Ross’s Troop of Myddleton’s Regiment of Sumpters Brigade State Troops, for L141 Sterling being amount pay and bounty due him for his services in that troop, from April 1782, payment to this date.”
In Book O&Q, page 3, Issued 17 Jan 1785,
“to Mr. Samuel Jackson for L10.19.7 ½
Probably about the time of the end of the Revolution, both
Samuel and Thomas were married. Samuel
Jackson married Miss Joanna Foster, and they made their home on the south side
Thomas Jackson married Miss Sarah Carson, and they made their
home further up the
The Jackson family had been Presbyterian before coming to the
North Pacolet, and for some years after their removal to the area, they
apparently attended the Nazareth Presbyterian Church, near Roebuck, S.C., which
was established there by 1765. Then, in
1780, according to Mills’ “Statistics,” the North Pacolet Presbyterian Church
was organized, and we learn in “The History of the Presbyterian Church in
The Methodist Bishop, Francis Asbury began his travels from the northern states down to Georgia, crisscrossing the country, and preaching at countless locations, beginning about 1785, and visited this area many times. In Shipp’s “History of Methodism,” he tells of the large camp meetings held in the Nazareth area, people coming from far and near, and of all denominations, and worshipping and enjoying fellowship with each other for a week or more at the time.
Churches and “meetings” were more and more commonly being
organized and we like to believe that the Jacksons, forerunner to
James and Isabella’s children were baptized by ministers of the
Spartanburg District. Mary Ann, the
oldest daughter, was baptized on
After the death of her husband James Jackson, in 1862, we know that Mrs. Isabella Jackson was a very loyal and dedicated leader of Jacksons Grove for the rest of her life. Some of the older members who knew her always spoke very highly of “Miss Isabella” and remembered her with great respect and affection. Jacksons Grove was blessed with her Christian influence.
Two other sons of Thomas Jackson and his wife Sarah Carson remained on their father’s lands and were lifetime members of Jacksons Grove. One was John Jackson who married Susannah Whitesides and whose son Marsden Perry Jackson was the donor of the property for the church and cemetery. Their home was just across the hill from the church, and is now the home of Mr. Ellis Slater, and a part of Caroland Farms. The other son was Samuel Jackson who married Martha Collins, and whose home was to the west of the church, and is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen D. Slater and a part of Caroland Farms. The Samuel Jackson family have a very poignant and tragic story of the Civil War period.
The three sons, and only children, of Samuel and Martha Jackson
served in the Confederate States Army during the war, and all three lost their
lives during and as a result of the war.
The eldest, James Madison Jackson died in 1866 in
Others serving from the Jacksons Grove community included Benson B. Chapman, Dr. William P. Compton, and probably several of the “Pacolet Volunteers” which became a part of the 13th Regiment, S.C. Volunteers.
There had been a log-building church, time of its existence is not known, but in the years following the civil war, the “new building” which is the present church, was erected. Some of our older members remembered that the logs from the older building were still visible out under the “big oak,” about 1900. The log house may not have stood there, the logs perhaps were removed to make way for the new building and just piled up for fuel or other use. Any way, the new church was built of fine lumber, and most likely sawn from selected timbers in the immediate vicinity, and was erected by craftsmen who were skilled in their art. The frame is of heavy hand-hewn timbers. The center supports in the building are of hand planed timers, the walls are of wide hand planed boards. The altar, altar rails, and the pulpit are of walnut, and all hand work. The windows have many of the panes of the original glass - having bubbles showing in them. The windows and the doors are at least partly, if not altogether, put together with pegs. The windows once had wooden shutters, and have unique hand made catches for holding open and for locking. The doors originally had wrought iron closers at the floor which held them in place. The pews are also made of wide selected boards and are hand planed. The three back pews on each section are darker than the others, having been painted dark for the use of the negro members. All the other pews were left unpainted, having only recently been lightly stained.
According to Mr. Otis Ruppe, who married Miss Lillie Beach and lived in the area, attending Jacksons Grove for many years, the builder of the church was Mr. George Washington Wilkie a noted builder from Catawba County, N.C., who also built Kistler’s Chapel Methodist Church, over on Poore’s Ford Road in Rutherford County, N.C., He said that Mr. Wilkie lived to be over 102 years of age. Kistler’s Chapel was established in the 1830s, and was first known as “Black’s Meeting House.”
Marsden Perry Jackson, after inheriting the property where the church was built, made a deed to his wife Emily Jackson, for a large tract including this lot. On the 23d day of June 1886, Mrs. Emily J.R. Jackson made a deed to Levi N. Pressley, Benson Chapman, and James D. Jackson, the officers appointed by the Quarterly Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and their successors in office, all that certain lot or parcel of land containing two acres situate on North Pacolet River in the County of Spartanburg and the State of South Carolina, being the lot on which the Jacksons Grove Church now stands and the cemetery adjacent thereto occupied. In trust that said premises shall be used, kept maintained and disposed of as a place of worship for the use of the Ministers and membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church South . . . when said premises shall cease to be maintained as a place of Divine Worship by the Methodist Episcopal Church South, said land shall revert back to said Emily Jackson and her heirs. Witness, LM. Gentry, G.W. Gray.
We have no church records for most of the early years, but we know that Jacksons Grove was a part of the Campobello Circuit from about 1880 or earlier. The earliest membership roll is dated 1893. The Quarterly Conference records are extant from 1908 to the 1940s.
Quarterly Conferences for the Campobello Charge, which included
8 May 1921
Some highlights from these conferences during the years:
A resolution was passed at this conference authorizing the trustees
of the charge to take steps for the protection of the property of the church at
Jacksons Grove, and recover damages for trespass already committed. Rev. E.G. James was the pastor,
and George H. Bramlette of the
In April 1925, “We have preaching at each church every other
Sunday. At Campobello and Landrum we have morning and night services, and at
A revival was held the second Sunday in June 1925, Rev. C.B.
Daniel being the visiting minister. The
value of the Jacksons Church was set at $2,000.
A big tent revival was reported at the
After much debate and continuing decisions, the circuit parsonage at Campobello was sold and a new parsonage built at Landrum in 1927. The Campobello Circuit became part of the Landrum Charge.
In July of 1927, the trustees of Jacksons Grove were authorized to have the lot surveyed and a plat made of the same.
Dr. J.W. Baldridge, a Baptist Minister, and the father of our pastor’s wife, Mrs. M.W. Lever, attended the Quarterly Conference at Jacksons Grove, and also Mrs. W. L. Mulliken, the wife of the Presiding Elder (now called District Superintendent). These visitors were recorded by the Quarterly Conference. Representing Jacksons Grove at this Conference were Mrs. Mattie Jackson, Miss Minnie Jackson, and Miss Gladys Jackson.
The Quarterly Conference of
During the years, there was a Sunday School much of the time at Jacksons Grove. There was a men’s Bible Class which sat in the front left corner of the church, and their textbook was the Bible. We believe that Mr. J.D. Jackson was the teacher of that class, he was Sunday School Superintendent for many years. At one time, Mr. Athan Gibbs was Superintendent.
In July 1939, the Sunday School was reported “just about closed”, due to infantile paralysis. A night school for adults was reported at Jacksons Grove.
The Missionary Council for October 1939 was: Floyd Jackson, Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, Herbert Jackson, Brooks Waldrop, Blanche Waldrop, and Beulah Waldrop.
Sunday School reports for 1939: Superintendent, Mr. Frank Jackson; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. Floyd Jackson; Teachers: Mrs. Mattie Jackson, Mrs. Catherine Cash, Mrs. Bessie Jackson, Mrs. Violet Beach, Mr. Hollis Dameron
Class 1, Childrens class: Walter Wyatt, Mildred Wyatt, Elsie Wyatt, Shirley Jackson, Louise Jackson, Geneva Newman, Edith Newman, Blennie Hood, Blanche Hood, Zullie Hutchins, Jr. Blackwell, Lucy Vickers, Jean Blackwell, Lillian Blackwell, Virty Blackwell, Dean Blackwell, Alta Mae Blackwell, Ethel Ward, Bertha Ward.
Class 2, Childrens class: Edgar Wilkerson, Homer Wilkerson, Gene Blackwell, B.L. Blackwell.
Class 3, Youth: Archie Holden, Mary Wyatt, Beulah Waldrop, Sybil Newman.
Class 4, Youth: Mrs. Violet Beach. Alice Wyatt, Blanche Waldrop, Elizabeth Morris, Glades Bradley, Brooks Waldrop, Herbert Jackson, Mrs. Broads Blanton, Eula Blackwell, Ethel Wyatt, Sara Ruth Blackwell, Broadus Blanton, Ellen Bradley, Doris Ward, Ellen Ward.
Class 5, Adults: Mr. Hollis Dameron, Mrs. Ed Wilkerson, Mrs. Bessie Jackson, Mrs. W.F. Lancaster, Mrs. Robert Blackwell, Mrs. Wm. Bradley, Mr. John Dameron, Mr. CL Beach, Mrs. Frank Jackson, Mrs. Mary Blackwell, Mrs. LL.. Newman, Minnie Jackson, Mr. L. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. BP Waldrop.
During 1940 the average attendance for Sunday School was 54. The Superintendent was Mrs. Elizabeth Waldrop Morris. Department heads were: Adults, Mrs. Mattie Jackson; Youth, Blanche Waldrop; Children, Beulah Waldrop.
Revivals were held most years, many of them being quite
effective and memorable. In 1938 a
revival was held, the pastor being M.W. Lever, and preaching was by the
Presiding Elder, Rev. W.F. Mulliken. In 1941, a revival was held by Rev. J.G.
Stored, and a
Teachers later in the year of 1940: Mr. Hollis Dameron, Mrs. Gertrude Porter, Miss Blanche Waldrop, Mrs. Hardy, Mr. W.E. Brannon, Supt.
A list for the years of 1942-42 includes those attending Sunday School: Janette Bradley, Tommy Cooley, Louis Johns, Leonard Storey, Barney Storey, Louise Storey, Lois Storey, Loree Storey, Mr. Dave Blackwell, Mrs. Pete Johnson, Mr. Wash Prince, Mrs. Robert Blackwell, Marion Brannon, Cleo Brannon, Nell Johnson, Irene J. Johnson, Joe Johnson, Alberta Payne, Dorothy Brannon, Betty Joe Brannon, Betty Lou Dameron, Gerene Blackwell, Junior Blackwell, Billie Blackwell, J.L. Brannon, Sarah Davis, Maudie Cudd, Myrtle McCraw, B.B. Brannon, Faye Brannon, Etta Mae Stepp, Ellen Stepp, E. A. Allison, Mary Allison, Sylvia Payne, Walker Stepp, Fannie Stepp, Mrs. Pace, Mr. Tom Allison, Mrs. Tom Allison, Martha Pace, Earline Pace, Dorothy Brannon, Thomas Jackson, Lillian Stepp, Russell Stepp, Clarence Stepp, J.W. Davis, Junior Davis, Brooks Waldrop.
Jacksons Grove continued as a member of the Landrum Charge from
1927 when Campobello Circuit was changed to that charge, until 1956, when it
was made a separate unit, and assigned our own minister, Rev. Clarence Powell
who was at that time a ministerial student at
At the Quarterly Conference in 1961, the District
Superintendent, Dr. Robert DuBose, asked Landrum,
Jacksons Grove and Campobello churches to all meet at Landrum in a combined
conference. At that time he said that Campobello
and Jacksons Grove would have to share a pastor, since neither church supported
a parsonage. Rev. Robert Monson was the
pastor of Campobello at the time, and worked out a schedule with the two
churches. Soon a new pastor was
assigned, Rev. Samuel K. Harmon who was a student at
At least twice during the years, a Women’s Society of Christian Service was organized, and did much good work for the church. The first organization, and we do not know what year it was, Mrs. Mattie Jackson was elected President. The next President, in 1960, was Mrs. Hubert Culbreth. Others at that time were: Vice-President, Mrs. Leonard Storey; Secretary, Mrs. Frank Jackson; members included Mrs. Leroy McCraw, Mrs. James Voght, Mrs. Hugh Sharpe, Mrs. J.D. Wilkerson, and others. Mrs. Frank Jackson was elected President of the WSCS in 1962, but records of other officers and members are missing.
These WSCS groups accomplished much, holding rummage sales for fund raising, sold fruit cakes and household items, made quilts and various projects. They bought shrubbery for the churchyard, curtains for the Sunday School rooms, sponsored hot-dog cookouts for the young people, and Easter egg hunts for the children.
Another enjoyable occasion which was continued for a time was Family Night. This was held once a month, usually on Wednesday evening, when everyone was invited to a singing, playing games, some refreshments, and just a general good time get-together. And, strange as it might seem, another enjoyable event was the clean-up day. Everyone was asked to come, bringing what tools you had that would be of help in cutting weeds, raking, washing windows, or whatever needed cleaning. When all the work was done, a hot dog cooking was ready, and everyone enjoyed a day of fellowship together.
The church was closed in 1965, the property and members being
assigned to the
In May of 1967, a church conference was held at Jacksons Grove church. The District Superintendent, Dr. Adlai C. Holler, D.D., presiding. It was felt that there were enough people and enough interest in Jacksons Grove to warrant its re-opening. Rev. George Hodges, who had been retired, came to be our pastor and continued until July of 1968, when he retired again. For the next full year we depended upon lay speakers, or supplies who could come. They included Mr. Adrain Lynn of Lyman; Mr. Charles Coates of Campobello; Mr. Milton T. Skiner of Drayton; Mr. George Edge of Fairforest; Mr. Marcus Johnson of Gramling; Mr. G.B. Gillespie whose nephew Benny came with him and attended Sunday School; Mr. T. Curtis Bogan of Bogansville; Mr. K.M. Covington, District Lay Leader; Mr. Roger Shively, President of Cecil’s Business College; Mr. Frank Lambright of Landrum; Mr. Wesley Bridgeman of Landrum; and Rev. Bill B. Brown and his guest, Rev. Carson Baume.
In March of 1969, Jacksons Grove was transferred to the care of
From 1974 until the present time, we have continued under the care of the Landrum church, and their pastors have also served Jacksons Grove. At the present time, 1983, we have only one service each month--the first Sunday morning of each month, at
The membership and attendance have varied over the years,
sometimes being a full house, and at other times being only a few. The present membership is 21. The enrollment in Sunday School
in 1933 was 83, with Mr. L.S. Kyser being
Superintendent. The Blue Ridge Young
Homecoming has been observed through the years, the first of which we have record being in 1875, when the dedication of the new building was set. There were tables for “dinner on the grounds” stored underneath the building for many years, and they were very old. Homecoming was observed in June of 1957, and has continued with few exceptions since that time. In 1960, the third Sunday in September was set as the permanent date for the annual Homecoming at Jacksons Grove, and has been continued since that time.
Our Presiding Elders, now called District Superintendents, have been with us down through the years, conducting services, attending, and preaching. Dr. Adlai C. Holler, D.D., preached at least three times during the year of 1967-68 when we had recently reopened, and were striving to grow. Dr. Robert DuBose attended our adult Sunday School Class at one time, and we of course asked his opinion of the lessen subject and enjoyed his teaching. He also preached the sermon that day. Rev. J.O. Smith preached several times during his tenure as District Superintendent. Rev. W.L. Mulliken conducted a week’s revival services during the ministry of Rev. Waldo Lever here, in 1938. Dr. A. McKay Brabham and Mrs. Brabham attended Homecoming in 1975, and he also spoke during our afternoon service. And, Rev. George H. Hodges, who served as our pastor for a year during 1967 and 1968, had been District Superintendent several years earlier, and preached here on several occasions then.
One revival of note for Jacksons Grove was that conducted by
Rev. Francis H. Gossett in the summer of 1958.
Rev. Gossett was the pastor of the
The revival conducted by Rev. W.L. Mulliken in 1938 had the house full. Also James G. Stroud during 1939 and 1940.
Jacksons Grove took part in the Ministry to Migrants in 1975, and 1976, a project of the Ministerial Association of the Landrum area.
One occurrence which was widely talked about at the time, was an earthquake which occurred during a revival
service. Rev. Archie Bigelow was
preaching. We did not think that his
sermon was quite that emphatic, but the building began to tremble, the window
panes could be seen to vibrate, and the pews sort of jiggled. Then, it was over. We believed at the time that an earth tremor
had happened, and soon learned that a tremor had indeed been felt throughout
The US Geological Survey made sea-level measurements during 1936, and erected a marker on Jacksons Grove churchgrounds as follows:
For Information write the
Co-operation with this State
Elevation above sea level, 917 feet
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Finances, while never great, have never been a great big
problem, either. We have always been
able to meet needs and get along. A good
friend of Jacksons Grove, Mr. Joseph E. Carpenter whose will was probated in
May 1960, made a bequest of $1,000 to Jacksons Grove. His family bought a tract of the
One of our most faithful members, and a devoted Christian, Mrs. Bessie Jackson, died in 1957. She followed the example of her family before her, and made provision for the financial future of Jackson Grove. She made bequest of $2,180.95 to be put into a trust fund, the interest from which is to be used for 1) upkeep of the cemetery, 2) upkeep of the church, and 3) other needs of the church.
Among donors to Jackson Grove, we should mention the Slater family. Mr. Allen D. Slater has contributed to painting the building when it was needed, has donated framed photographs of the church for fund raising, and has donated shrubbery and trees to beautify the grounds, and also the materials for the erection of the picket fence along the road frontage of the grounds, besides contributing workmen and machines to mow grass and maintain the grounds from time to time.
Early in 1982 a fund drive was begun for some needed maintenance - the entire building, including roof, needed painting - draperies needed re-lining, necessary repairs in the cemetery, among other things. Everyone was most generous and cooperative.
We are planning for our Homecoming Day in September 1983, to
also have a dedication service for an historical marker, designating Jackson
Grove as an historic church, as listed on the
Some weddings which have been held at Jackson Grove included:
Miss Beulah Mae Waldrop was married to George Leonard Storey,
Miss Beulah McCraw was married to Jack Earl Foster 20 September 1969, Rev. Howard Edwards officiating.
Miss Mary E. Ford was married to Andrew N. Harper 21 November 1970, Rev. Sprinkle officiating.
Miss Myrtle Turner was married to T. Frank Jackson.
1841 - Rev. A.B. McGilvery
1843 - Rev. M. McKibbin
1846 - Rev. D.G. McDaniel
1849 - Rev. W. A. Gamewell
1858 - Rev. J.W. Kelly
The above ministers are listed since they were those who
1880 - Rev. J.A. Wood
1881 - Rev. R.A. Brock
1882 - Rev. J.B. Frierson
1883-86 - Rev. J.P. Attaway
1889-91 - Rev.S.T. Blackmon
BISHOP PRESIDING PASTOR DATE OF
E. R. Hendrix J.M. Boyd D. Arthur Phillips
R.K. Hargrove “ “
J.C. Keener A.J. Cauthen “
C.B. Galloway “ “
J.C. Granbury “
W.W. Duncan “
W.W. Duncan W.P. Meadow A.H. Best 12-1898
Joseph S. Key “ “ 12-1899
R.K. Hargrove “ “ 12-1900
C.B. Galloway “ “ 12-1901
A. Coke Smith “ “ 12-1903
A.W. Wilson “ “ 12-1904
W.A. Chandler “ “ 12-1905
H.C. Morrison Mark L.
A.W. Wilson “ “ 12-1908
A.W. Wilson “ “ 12-1909
“ E.G. Kilgore, resigned 12-1910
Jno. Kilgo Mark
L. Carlisle R.L. Keaton
A.J. Cauthen “ 12-1911
T.F. Gipson 11-1914
R.E. Stackhouse M.K.
E.S. Jones J.H. Montgomery
W.A. Fairy “
“ J.F. Ford 1923
R.F. Morris “ 1925
C.E. Peele J.B. Connelly 11-1932
E.R. Mason “ 1933
“ M. Waldo Lever 11-1934
W.L. Mulliken “ 12-1936
“ James G. Stroud 11-1939
“ George R. Cannon 12-1941
George R. Hodges “ 12-1942
NAME OF PASTOR DATE OF APPOINTMENT
J.I. Jett Nov 1944
Voight O. Taylor Nov 1945
Roy D. Calvert Nov 1947
Warner B. Milner Oct 1948
Arthur M. Jones Oct 1950
John T. Frazier
Talmadge Lee Chapman
Clarence William Powell Oct 1956
Warren Talmadge Green Jan 1959
Ferol William Lee
Samuel Kizer Harmon
George D. Meredith
Jr., pastor of
W.T. Holroyd, pastor of
Rev. George Heyward Hodges
Rev. Carl N.
Rev. Archie H.
Rev. Leland Rhinehart
Charles A. Coates, supply
Rev. Joseph D.
Rev. Eugene Feagan
Rev. Ray K.
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The entire charge was saddened by the loss of our Pastor, Rev. J.
Leland Rhinehart, on
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REGISTER OF STEWARDS AND TRUSTEES, With Date of
Election, or date first appearing on record
1886 Levi N. Presssley
1886 Benson B. Chapman
1908 J.B. Baker
1909 Walter Beach
1911 James Bonham
1912 Miss Bessie Jackson (Mrs. E.T. Jackson)
1913 Wm. A. Jackson
1927 Wm. H. Beach
1923 E.T. Jackson
1927 A.L. McCraw
1932 T. Frank Jackson
1935 Floyd Jackson
1940 Clifford L. Beach
1942 W. Ernest Brannon
1958 Leroy McCraw
1958 Hubert Culbreth
1958 Leonard Storey
1958 Brooks Waldrop
1962 Charles Settle
1962 Mrs. Hubert Culbreth (Blanche Waldrop)
1962 Thomas Jackson
1962 Mrs. Charles Settle (Shirley Jackson)
1962 Mrs. Leonard Storey (Beulah Waldrop)
1964 Mrs. Clyde Cash (Leona McCraw)
1967 James H. Culbreth, Jr.
1971 C.C. Grigg
THE CAMPOBELLO CIRCUIT
At the time of the earliest records of Jacksons Grove, the Campobello Circuit was made up of the following churches:
Jackson Grove Landrum
Since 1893 is the earliest membership roll, many of those listed on that date were actually members many years earlier.
Member’s Name On record as of, or became member
CHAPMAN, Benson B. 1893
CORRELL, R.A. 1893
CORRELL, E.C. 1893
CORRELL, L.E. 1893
CORRELL, A.L. 1893
CULBRETH, Sallie A. 1893
GIBBS, Athan M. 1893
GIBBS, Jas. P. 1893
GIBBS, Robert G. 1893
GIBBS, Sarah Jane 1893
GRIZZLE, Mrs. M.A. 1893
HAGUE, Ellen 1893
HAGUE, Loren 1893
HAGUE, William 1893
HAGUE, Maggie 1893
HAGUE, Fannie 1893
JACKSON, Mrs. Isabella 1893
JACKSON, James D. 1893
JACKSON, Lettie E. 1893
LITTLEJOHN, Mrs. Amanda 1893
NOLAN, Julia 1893
NOLAN, Willie 1893
PATTERSON, W.D. 1893
PATTERSON, Martha 1893
PATTERSON, Martha J. 1893
PATTERSON, Sarah 1893
ROBERTSON, R.W. 1893
ROBERTSON, Susan 1893
ROBERTSON, John 1893
ROBERTSON, Earle 1893
ROBERTSON, Andrew 1893
ROBERTSON, B.W. 1893
WALKER, Richard 1893
WEAVER, Mrs. Mollie 1893
BRADDY, Mrs. Rachel 1894
BEACH, Mattie 1895
SHEHAN, Wm.N. 1896
SHEHAN, Sarah A. 1896
SHEHAN, D. Curtis 1896
SHEHAN, Minerva 1896
JACKSON, Mrs. Nannie C. 1897
SHEHAN, Mrs. Della 1897
SHEHAN, Maggie 1897
BEACH, Bessie 1897
BEACH, Mrs. Emily C. 1897
DAVIS, John H. 1898
PAGE, Mrs. Martha Jane 1898
PAGE, William Franklin 1898
DEMPSEY, Mrs. Mary A. 1898
SUTTLE, Ella G. 1899
HUFF, Elijah R. 1902
HUFF, Mattie H. 1902
HUFF, Blanche R. 1902
DAVIS, Alice S. 1902
OWENS, Eunice 1901
WILLIAMS, Silvia D. 1901
SHEHAN, Mrs. Itie 1903
PAGE, Eddie Floyd 1903
WESTERN, Mrs. Annie 1903
RUDICILE, Mary Ann 1903
CALVERT, Annie 1903
SHEHAN, Dora 1903
WILKERSON, Mrs. K.N. 1903
LITTLEJOHN, Mrs. Lilla 1903
BEACH, Miss Katie 1903
BEACH, Miss Lillie 1903
BEACH, Edward 1903
BEACH, W.H. 1903
BAKER, J.B. 1906
BAKER, Haden 1906
WILKERSON, Laura Jane 1906
TRIPP, Waymon 1911
BONHAM, Annie 1911
ARROWOOD, Laurence 1936
ARROWOOD, J.B. 1936
ARROWOOD, Mrs. Lucenda 1936
BEACH, Violet 1938
BEACH, Clifford L. 1933
BLACKWELL, Corine 1938
BLACKWELL, Mrs. Robert 1938
BLANTON, Broadus 1940
BRANNON, W. Ernest 1940
BRANON, Mrs. Ruth 1940
BRANNON, William 1941
BRANNON, Faye 1940
BRANNON, Cleo 1940
BRANNON, B.B. 1940
BROYLES, Reeta Pearl 1942
BRANNON, Marion 1942
BRANNON, Dorothy 1945
BLACKWELL, Robert, Jr. 1949
CASH, Mrs. Catherine
CASH, Fred Lindsay 1938
CULBRETH, Blanche Waldrop 1938
CULBRETH, James H., Jr. 1954
CULBRETH, James Hubert, Sr. 1957
DAMERON, William Hollis 1938
DAVIS, Sarah 1945
DAVIS, Sarah 1947
GREEN, Mrs. Alice Wyatt 1942
GOWAN, Robert 1942
CULBRETH, Cathleen S. 1972
COATES, Charles A. 1972
COATES, Marie T. 1972
BOWLING, Linda C. 1972
GRIGG, Clarence C. 1968
GRIGG, Cynthia Darlene 1969
HAWKINS, Kay 1937
HOLDER, Archie 1938
HUTCHERSON, Zennie Melton 1938
JACKSON, Minnie Mae 1919
JACKSON, Thomas Frank 1925
JACKSON, Herbert L. 1933
JACKSON, Floyd H. 1933
JACKSON, Murtle Turner 1938
JACKSON, Francis Louise 1946
JACKSON, Shirley Jane 1946
JENKINS, Mrs. Marie 1948
JENKINS, Clara Augusta 1949
JACKSON, Thomas 1954
JACKSON, Nathan 1958
LAWRENCE, Rebecca Fowler 1939
LEE, Mary M. 1923
MARTIN, Daisey E.
MORRIS, Elizabeth Waldrop 1938
MORRIS, W.E. 1940
MORRIS, Vance 1948
McCRAW, A.L. 1920
McCRAW, Mrs. A.L. 1920
McCRAW, Emma Jane 1920
McCRAW, Beaufort 1920
McCRAW, J.P. 1922
McCRAW, Leona 1938
McCRAW, Ruby Cash 1938
McCRAW, Annie Mae 1938
McCRAW, Leroy 1938
McCRAW, Myrtle 1947
McCRAW, Beulah 1954
McCRAW, Joyce 1958
NEWMAN, Syble 1938
McCRAW, Jeanette Newman 1938
PAGE, E. Floyd 1942
PAGE, Mrs, Floyd 1942
PACE, Clayton 1942
PACE, Mrs. Clayton 1942
STOREY, Beulah Waldrop 1938
STEPP, Walker 1942
STEPP, Mrs. Walker 1942
STEPP, Ellen 1943
SHIELDS, Etta Mae Stepp 1938
SMITH, Gwendolyn 1945
SWAIN, Mrs. Willie 1948
SWAIN, Willie 1954
STOREY, Leonard 1954
STOREY, Robert 1954
SETTLES, Charles 1958
SHELEY, Lilliam Waldrop 1968
WALDROP, Benjamin P. 1939
WALDROP, Eugenia W. 1939
WALDROP, Brooks 1938
WILKERSON, Rose Marie 1968
GRIGG, Margaret Culbreth 1982
GRIGG, Philip M. 1982
Beginning with Northeast corner of cemetery
1. Wane BLACKWELL, 1954 - 1973
2. - 12. Unmarked
13. Charles PETIT, 9 May 1939 -
14. Robert PETIT,
15. Denies PETIT, 7 DEC 1903 -
16. - 21. Unmarked
22. Mary SHEHAN OWENS, 1857 - 1891
And Infant Son
24. Martha J. PAGE, Wife of Wm. F. Page,
He Giveth His Beloved Sleep
25. - 29. Unmarked
30. Ervin A. ALLISON,
31. Leota P., 11 DEC 1918 -
In My Father’s House are Many Mansions
32. Pauline LAMBERT, 1943 - 1972
33. Angela Rebecca PITTS, 1968 - 1968
34. - 35. Unmarked
36. Elizabeth “Lizzie” SEAY EATON, 1883 - 1962
37. Willie D. EATON, 31 May 1903 - 30 Apr 1973
38. Silas SEAY, 1890 - 1926
39. S.J. SEAY,
Kind Angels watch her sleeping dust
Till Jesus comes to raise the just.
Then may she wake with sweet surprise,
And in her Savior’s image arise.
40. H.W. SEAY,
To him we trust a place is given
Among the saints with Christ in heaven.
41. William M. RAINES,
Military Marker: WILLIAM RAINES, Pvt
42. Nora SEAY RAINES,
43. James M. RAINES,
44. Bessie Copeland
45. Elijah Thomas JACKSON,
46. Lettie JACKSON,
Wife of A.B. Gilkey
Gone But Not Forgotten
47. Nannie C.
48. James D. JACKSON,
50. Our Mother, ISABELLA, born
Wife of James JACKSON. To live is Christ, but to die is gain.
51. James JACKSON, born
52. Samuel J. COLLINS,
53. Thomas G. COLLINS,
54. Ella M.J. COLLINS, wife of Thomas G. COLLINS,
Intelligence, refinement, and modesty were among her virtues.
These were blended with a kind heart, a loving disposition, and a
steadfast devotion to the religion of Jesus Christ.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
She leaves a husband and four sons to cherish a sad but fond devotion
to her memory and this shaft has been erected as an humble and
Lasting tribute to bear witness to the same.
Gone but not forgotten
Oh not in cruelty not in shame
The reaper came that day
It was an angel visited the green earth
And took my flower away.
55. Sacred to the Memory of Martha J., wife of T. R. JACKSON,
1 month and 4 days.
Leaving a husband and little daughter to mourn her early loss.
Blessed are the meek and lowly in heart for they shall see God.
56. MOTHER, Carrie M. LANDRUM,
She Hath Done What She Could
57. We Will Meet Again
Loved and Lamented
J. MADISON JACKSON, born
Leaving a devoted wife and five children to mourn their early loss.
Somewhere he watches over us yet
With spirit faithful fond and tender
Somewhere the star that here hath set
Rises again in morning splendor.
Fare thee well, my own beloved
I know that thou art blessed
Thou hast but fled to realms of bliss
A mansion to prepare
Where I shall join thee dearest one
Thy endless joys to share.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
CSA, 1861 - 1865 Iron Cross
58. - 62. Unmarked
64. Mary Louise JACKSON,
65. Sacred to the Memory of Susannah JACKSON, wife of John C. JACKSON,
66. Sacred to the Memory of John C. JACKSON, born
Departed this life
67. Marsden Perry
He followed virtue as his truest guide,
Lived as a Christian, as a Christian died.
68. Martha JACKSON, wife of Samuel JACKSON.
Born Fen 28, 1805, Died
Ye are blessed of the Lord which made Heaven and Earth.
69. Sacred to the Memory of Samuel JACKSON who was born Sep 1st,
1793, and died
70. Sallie J. SHEHAN,
71. William M. SHEHAN,
72. Dora W. SHEHAN,
73. L.H. SHEHAN,
75. G. Leonard STOREY,
77. Sarah J. Gibbs, 1870 - 1945
78. - 83. Unmarked
84. Oscar W. Wilkerson,
Gone But Not Forgotten.
85. George W. Wilkerson,
He was a member of the 30th Division, Co. K., for eleven months
in the World’s War. He lost his health for his country.
86. WALDROP, Eugenia Wilkerson,
87. WALDROP, Benjamin Perry,
88. Elizabeth WALDROP MORRIS,
89. SHELEY, Lilliam
90. J. Willard SHELEY,
92. Emily Carolina FOSTER,
Gone to a Bright Home Where grief Cannot Come.
93. Lindsey Leroy, son of
94. C. Wilbur BEACH,
A little time on earth he spent
Until God for him His angel sent.
95. John M. JACKSON,
96. Katie JACKSON,
97. Lillie JACKSON,
98. Walter J. JACKSON,
99. - 100. Unmarked
101. Estelle E. WILKERSON, 1898 - 1974
102. J.A. Wilkerson, May 1898 - 1959
104. Katie HYDER,
“Jesus Lover of My Soul, Let me to Thy Bosom Fly.”
105. Ila WILKERSON DILL,
106. James Hubert Culbreth, Sr.,
107. McCRAW, Daddy, A.L. “JESS,” 1874 - 1956
Mama, Ethel ROACH, 1880 -
Their children: James P., Emmer Jay, Beauford, Annie Mae, Hubbart,
Lee Roy, Leona.
108. James P. McCRAW, 1900 - 1973.
110. - 112. Unmarked
113. Elmer WYATT, Jr.,
114. CASH, Fred L.,
115. Catherine B.,
116. Herbert Lee JACKSON,
118. Mattie BEACH,
119. Mary, wife of
In Remembrance of our loved one.
120. Unmarked. Faded funeral home marker.
122. Phoebe Elizabeth WILKERSON,
123. Edgar Bruce WILKERSON,
124. Edgar Bruce WILKERSON, Jr., 1930 - 1973
125. Our Beloved Dianne Amanda, daughter of Larry and Dianne McCRAW,
27 DEC 1970 -
126. McCRAW, Dianne P.,
127. Larry W. McCRAW,
128. In memory of Henry J. BEACH, 1907 - 1951. Son of Ed. H. & Mary
130. Wilkerson, Rosa L.,
131. Grover C. WILKERSON, 23 DEC 1889 -
“At Rest With Jesus”
Military Marker: Pvt
133. Margie Virginia, daughter of Leroy & Ruby McCRAW,
135. James H. CULBRETH III, born & died
Budded on Earth
To Bloom in Heaven
136. Zennithan Vance
WATERS, 1896 -
There is a large cemetery just back of the one on the church grounds, which has been called a slave cemetery. It is a known fact, several of the older members have said that they remember at least three different colored members being buried there. One was Sam Jackson who had indeed been slave, belonging to Samuel Jackson, Sam’s wife Easter Jackson, who had also been a slave belonging to James Jackson. Another young colored woman named Bessie Jackson died about 1900 and was buried there - she may have been the last colored person buried at Jackson Grove.
A thorough search of this cemetery revealed only two with any lettering which could be read. They are:
- - - -
- - 69
There must have been about fifty graves in this section, neglect has made it difficult to determine just how many.
NOTES ON SOME OF THOSE BURIED AT JACKSONS GROVE
1. WAYNE BLACKWELL, born 1954, son of Jack &
Nancy Pettie Blackwell. Wane was a senior at
2. Wilson HAWKINS, age unknown, his wife was a Padgett.
3. David PAINTER, died at age 12. Son of Sarah Hawkins & Taylor Painter.
4. SARAH HAWKINS PAINTER, born August 1850 in
5. ZACHARIAH TAYLOR PAINTER, born December 1848, husband of Sarah Hawkins.
6. JESSE ESBEN LAWTER, born July 1871. Died 1927 age 56. His wife,
7. ELIZA PAINTER,
[These 6, 2 - 7, are enclosed in a cement block lot.]
8. - 9. Unmarked, unknown
10. Infant son of Jim Bob Blackwell and wife Clara Mae Pettit.
11. Infant son of Jim Bob Blackwell and Clara Mae Pettit.
12. JIM BOB BLACKWELL, son of Jim and Mary Edgins Blackwell. His wife,
Clara Mae Pettit.
13. CHARLES PETIT, son of Lawrence & Bertha Mae Blackwell Pettit, a student at Landrum public schools, died of leukemia.
14. ROBERT PETIT, son of Deck & Susan Pettit, husband of Susan Price, and later of her sister, Catherine Price.
15. DENNIS PETIT, son of Robert and Catherine Price Pettit.
16. - 21. Unmarked, unknown
22. MARY SHEHAN OWENS, married 1877, W.D. Owens
24. MARTHA J. PAGE, wife of Wm. F. Page. She was Martha West, married Mr. Page in 1893
at Landrum, by Rev. R.A. Brock. Mrs.
Mollie Howard told us that one of the earliest memories she had of Jacksons
Grove was the baptism of the infant daughter of Martha and Wm. J. Page,
May. After Martha’s death, Wm. J. Page
married again, and is buried at
25. - 27. Unmarked, unknown
28. Infant of Eulis & _____ Broyles Blackwell.
29. Infant of Eulis & _____ Broyles Blackwell. Eulis the son of Jim and Mary Edgins Blackwell.
30. ERVIN A. ALLISON, son of Thomas & Cora Crain Allison.
31. LEOTA PITTS, wife or Ervin A. Allison
32. PAULINE LAMBERT, daughter of Leota & ______ Pitts, wife of _____ Lambert.
33. ANGELA REBECCA, infant daughter of Alex & Linda Pettit Pitts.
34. WESLEY LESCO MORRIS, husband of Ethel Hipps, father of ten children.
35. Infant of Wesley Lesco & Ethel Hipps Morris.
36. ELIZABETH “LIZZIE” EATON, wife of Sidney Eaton, daughter of S. J. & H.W. Seay.
37. WILLIE D. EATON, son of Sidney & Lissie Seay Eaton.
38. SILAS SEAY, son of S.J. & H.W. Seay
39. SARA JANE SEAY, wife of Henry Seay, daughter of _______ Baer.
40. HENRY WILSON SEAY, son of Memory Seay and wife of Angeline Smith.
41. WILLIAM M. RAINES, son of William & Margaret Rice Rains.
42. NORA MEADOWS SEAY, born Hayseed Co., NC, daughter of Henry Wilson Seay and Sarah Jane Baer Seay.
43. JAMES W. RAINES, son of William M. & Nora Seay Rains.
44. BESIDE CROPLAND JACKSON, daughter of James D. & Elizabeth Copeland Jackson, wife of Elijah Thomas Jackson. Lifetime member and benefactor of Jacksons Grove.
45. ELIJAH THOMAS JACKSON, husband of Bessie C. Jackson. Trustee, and benefactor of Jacksons Grove.
46. LETTIE JACKSON, daughter of James and Isabella Gray Jackson, married A. B. Gilkey. Miss Lettie taught school for a short time at Jackson Grove, pupils who went to school and remembered the school days there included Bertie and Nora Stott, and Myrtle Wilkerson. This was about 1900 or soon after.
47. NANNIE C. JACKSON, wife of James D.
Jackson. She was his second wife, she
and her husband died the same week of illness, at the old
48. JAMES D. JACKSON, son of James and Isabella
Jackson, married first Francis Copeland, who was born
49. W.A. JACKSON, “Uncle Willie,” was a lifetime member of Jackson Grove, a son of James and Isabella Gray Jackson, he was not married and lived at his parents’ old home.
50. ISABELLA GRAY JACKSON, daughter of David Gray and his wife Mary Garland Dickey and granddaughter of Captain James Gray of the Revolutionary War. Isabella lived for 35 years after the death of her husband, and was a leading consistent member and benefactor of Jackson Grove.
51. JAMES JACKSON, born 1800, the son of Captain
Thomas Jackson of the Revolutionary War, and his wife Sarah Carson. James and his brother Robert inherited his
father’s old home which was the “Bessie Jackson” house for James and what is
now the Fairview Farm homeplace for Robert. James’ descendants lived at his old home
until 1955, when the last surviving local member sold it. It has been remodeled and is now a beautiful
home, but the interior old log structure is kept. James Jackson was a lifetime member of
Jackson Grove, and a leading benefactor.
He died at the beginning of the Civil War, and his family
were among those helping soldiers to return to their homes at the close
of that war. One young man who had no means of returning to his home except to
walk, stopped by the
52. SAMUEL J. COLLINS, son of Thomas G. Collins
and his wife, Martha Ella Jackson.
Samuel was a student at
53. THOMAS G. COLLINS, son of James A. Collins
and his wife Mary Caroline Bishop. He
54. ELLA M.J. COLLINS, her name a little out of
order on the stone at Jackson Grove, was Martha Ella Jackson who married Thomas
G. Collins. She was the daughter of
Thomas Robert Jackson and Martha Jane Goudelock. Her mother died in 1862, her father in 1863,
so she lived with her grandparents who left their home and their lands in
53. MARTHA JANE E. GOUDELOCK, wife of T. R.
Jackson, the daughter of John Wilkins Goudelock and
his wife Sara Emeline Corry. She was married
56. CARRIE M. LANDRUM. She was Millicent Caroline Goudelock, daughter of John Wilkins Goudelock
and his wife Sara Emeline Corry, attended
57. JAMES MADISON JACKSON. The only Confederate veteran buried at
Jackson Grove. The eldest son of Samuel
and Martha Patsy Collins Jackson, was born in 1828, attended the
58. Unmarked, but is most likely BEN ROBERTSON, son of Thomas Robertson. He was killed while on a hunting trip about 1891, according to Mr. Daniel Weaver of Greens Creek, a friend and neighbor of our family. He said that his mother, Mrs. Mollie Robertson Weaver always went to see that her brother Ben Robertson’s grave was cared for, and that she picked up pretty rocks to put around his grave. This grave had, until just a few years back, a ring of small white rocks all around - so we believe this to be the grave of Ben Robertson.
59. Wife of Ben Robertson, probably named Hattie, since there was a Hattie Robertson listed as a member of Jackson Grove.
60. BEN COCHRAN, born 1893, died 1966, the son of
Betty Case and Jonas Cochran. Born in
61. BETTY CASE COCHRAN, born 1857, died
1941. She was born in Green River Cove,
62. Unmarked, unknown.
63. Son of Bessie C. and Elijah T. Jackson.
64. Daughter of Bessie and Elijah T. Jackson.
65. SUSANNAH JACKSON, wife of John C. Jackson, the oldest marked stone at Jackson Grove, 1859. She was Susannah Whitesides, married John Jackson in 1814. Their home was what is now the Ellis Slater home, and John inherited the land from his father which is the Jackson Grove property.
66. JOHN C. JACKSON, son of Captain Thomas Jackson and his wife Sarah Carson, married Susannah Whitesides; a farmer, and had one son, Marsden Perry Jackson. John C. Jackson was born the earliest of anyone buried at Jackson Grove -- 1791.
67. MARSDEN PERRY JACKSON, had probably been
married before, since he deeded all his lands to his wife Emily J.R. Jackson
just a few years before she made the deed to Jackson Grove church for the
church property and the cemetery. They
traded a small acreage to Mr. Carpenter of Landrum for town property, on which
they built a hotel and later the
68. MARTHA PATSY COLLINS JACKSON, daughter of
Joseph and Elizabeth Fleming Collins, married
69. SAMUEL JACKSON, son of Thomas Jackson and his wife Sarah Carson. Had three sons who served in the Confederate States Army during the war between the states, their only children. During particularly the last part of the Civil War, when he was in the seventies and his sons and most of the rest of the young men were gone to war, he was frequently molested by roving bands of robbers and deserters. On one occasion he was hung up by them to his back porch banister with the demand that he would reveal “where the gold was.” He did not. The rope was cut just short of the time he would have strangled. This experience caused him much trouble for the rest of his life. The gold watches, and similar valuables, were hidden in the ample bosom of his wife, Martha Patsy. Their loyal slaves had also helped secrete other valuables, and they watched diligently for the return of the robbers.
70. SALLIE JONES, wife of William M. Shehan.
71. WILLIAM M. SHEHAN, son of ?
72. DORA WILSON, wife of L.H. Shehan.
73. L.H. SHEHAN, son of William M. and Sallie Jones Shehan.
74. Unmarked, unknown.
75. BEULAH W. STOREY, daughter of Benjamin P. & Eugenia W. Waldrop, wife of George Leonard Storey. Married second Clarence Cicero Grigg. (Stone removed in 1981).
76. GEORGE LEONARD STOREY, son of George Washington Storey and Bertie Stott. (This grave removed in 1981.)
77. SARAH JANE GIBBS, daughter of Athan Gibbs and Mary Ann Dobson.
78. MARY ANN “POLLY” DOUBLOON, born 1833, died after 1900. Wife of Athan Gibbs.
79. WALTER L. GIBBS, born 1874, died ca1896. Son of Athan Gibbs and Mary Ann Dobson. He was known as “Pet” being the youngest child in his family. Was killed by an exchange of gunfire with a friend, Joe Davis who also died a few days later.
80. Unmarked, MAMIE HAWKINS, wife of Edgar B. WIlkerson, Sr., died about 1900 or 1905.
81. Unmarked, infant of Mamie Hawkins and Edgar B. Wilkerson, Sr., died at the time his mother died, about 1900 or 1905.
82. Unmarked, infant of Laura Wilkerson Smiley.
83. Unmarked, CONNIE WILKERSON, infant daughter, died 1906, of Bailey Bruce Wilkerson ad wife Katie Hyder.
84. OSCAR W. WILKERSON, died of appendicitis, was
85. GEORGE WASHINGTON WILKERSON, son of Bailey B.
and Katie Hyder Wilkerson, was a soldier during World
War I. He served in tranches
86. EUGENIA, daughter of Bailey B. and Katie Hyder Wilkerson, wife of Benjamin Perry Waldrop. My mother, the most patient and understanding mother, she taught us character which is the lesson of a lifetime which cannot be forgotten.
87. BENJAMIN P. WALDROP, son of Abner Waldrop & Elizabeth Morgan, born in the “Dark Corner,” Greenville Co., SC. The kindest and most understanding of fathers. We always had a happy home, thanks to our dedicated parents.
88. ELIZABETH CATHERINE WALDROP, daughter of
Benjamin P. And Eugenia W. Waldrop, she was named for her two
W. E. Morris.
89. LILLIAN ESTELLE WALDROP, daughter of Benjamin
P. and Eugenia W. Waldrop, wife of J. Willard Sheley. Lillian was born in
90. JOHN WILLARD SHELEY, born Washington Court
91. EMILY CAROLINE FOSTER, wife of William H. Beach, member for many years of Jackson Grove. Lived at the home in 1983 of Mr. & Mrs. A.D.Slater.
92. WILLIAM H. BEACH, farmer, member of Jackson Grove many years. Served as trustee and other offices.
93. LINDSEY LEROY BEACH, died when almost ten years of age, probably of the croup. Several young children died of this ailment in these years, it coming on swiftly and seemingly untreatable.
94. C. WILBUR BEACH, another son of
95. LILLIE JACKSON, daughter of William A. Jackson & wife Mattie Beach. Lived one month.
96. WALTER W. JACKSON son of William A. & Mattie Beach Jackson.
97. KATIE JACKSON, daughter of William A. & Mattie Beach Jackson.
98. JOHN M. JACKSON, son of William A. & Mattie Beach Jackson.
99. Unmarked. Child of Ed & Mary Beach.
100. Unmarked. Child of Ed & Mary Beach.
101. ESTELLE FORD WILKERSON, daughter of J.H. & Sallie Carroll Ford, wife of J.A. Wilkerson.
102. JOSEPH ANDREW WILKERSON, son of Bailey B. and Katie Hyder Wilkerson, husband of Estelle Ford Wilkerson. Joseph was an auto mechanic and restaurant owner, among other occupations.
103. KATIE NICHOLS HYDER WILKERSON, daughter of Andrew K.W. Hyder & his wife Louisa Metcalf, and wife of Bailey Bruce Wilkerson. Born an lived at the Green Hill community of Rutherford County, NC before her marriage, she was left without her father when seven years of age. He had gone away to the Civil War as so many others had, and was captured with his entire unit at Cumberland Gap in September of 1862, was marched north to Camp Douglas, Ill., now the city of Chicago, where he died on 30 Jan 1864 of pneumonia.
104. BAILEY BRUCE WILKERSON, son of Perminter Wilkerson and wife Winefred
Louise Ledbetter, husband of Katie Hyder. Born and raised in Montfords
Cove area of
105. ILA WILKERSON DILL, wife of Earl Dill,
daughter of B.B. & Katie Hyder Wilkerson. Lived most all he life in
106. JAMES H. CULBRETH, SR., son of Elbert Cursey Culbreth & wife Bessie Ellen Gibbs, husband of Blanche Waldrop. He was a master carpenter, member of Jackson Grove, and Chairman of the Official Board for several years.
107. ETHEL ROACH McCRAW
108. JESSIE ARCHIE ALONZO McCRAW,
son of Peter Wells McCraw and his wife Mesura Horton, husband of Ethel Roach McCraw. Born and raised in
109. JESSE P. McCRAW, son of A.L. McCraw and wife Ethel Roach.
110. Unmarked, son of Erbie and Dorothy Wyatt Arrowood.
111. Unmarked, son of Erbie and Dorothy Wyatt Arrowood.
112. Unmarked, son of Erbie and Dorothy Wyatt Arrowood.
113. ELMER WYATT, Jr., son of Elmer and Clotilda Wyatt.
114. CATHERINE B. CASH, daughter of
115. MR. FRED L. CASH, husband of Catherine Beach,
116. HERBERT LEE JACKSON, son of William A. & Mattie Beach Jackson. Served in World War II, died after the war of illness, lost his health in service to his country. Was a lifelong member of Jackson Grove, served as various officers during the years.
117. MATTIE BEACH, daughter of W.H. & Emily Foster Beach, wife of William A. Jackson, joined Jackson Grove at age 15, was faithful member, serving in many different offices through the years.
118. WILLIAM A. JACKSON, son of Alphonso Jackson and his wife Josephine Berry. Was a 4th cousin of Thomas Jackson, founder of Jackson Grove. Wm. Jackson served as trustee for many years, was a faithful member of Jackson Grove.
119. MARY, wife of Ed Beach.
120. Unmarked, ED BEACH, son of W.H. & Emily F. Beach.
121. Unmarked, JAMES OSCAR WILKERSON,
122. PHOEBE ELIZABETH STEPP, wife of
Edgar Bruce Wilkerson, daughter of Betty Case Cochran. Born in Green Rive Cove,
123. EDGAR BRUCE WILKERSON, son of Bailey Bruce and Katie Hyder Wilkerson. First married Mamie Hawkins, and second Phoebe Stepp.
124. EDGAR BRUCE WILKERSON, JR., son of E.B., Sr. & Phoebe Stepp.
125. DIANNE AMANDA McCRAW, daughter of Dianne Price McCraw, and Larry McCraw, was killed in an automobile accident.
126. DIANNE PRICE, daughter of Dock Price, wife of Larry McCraw.
127. LARRY W. McCRAW, son of Leroy and Ruby Cash McCraw.
128. HENRY J. BEACH, son of Ed H. And Mary Beach.
129. BESIDE BEACH, daughter of Will H. & Emily F. Beach. Her son is Clifford L. Beach.
130. ROSA L. LAWTER, wife of Grover C. Wilkerson, daughter of Jesse Esben Lawter and his wife Eliza Painter.
131. GROVER CLEVELAND WILKERSON, son of Bailey B.
& Katie Hyder Wilkerson, soldier in World War I,
served through the entire war in
132. Unmarked, infant of Leroy and Ruby Cash McCraw.
133. Margie Virginia, daughter of Leroy and Ruby Cash McCraw.
134. Unmarked, infant of Beaufort and Jeanette Newman McCraw.
135. J.H. Culbreth III, infant of Mr. & Mrs. James H, Culbreth Jr.
136. ZENNITHAN VANCE WATERS, son of Zeb and Martha Burrell Waters, husband of Etta Mae Stepp Waters.
SOME BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON OTHERS AT JACKSONS GROVE
We do not have biographies of all who have been members or have contributed to Jacksons Grove, but are including those about whom we do have some information.
BENSON B. CHAPMAN -- According to The History of Spartanburg County by Dr. J.B.O. Landrum, Benson B.
Chapman was born 25 January 1844 at New Prospect, about six miles from Jacksons
Grove. He was raised and educated in the
community, graduating from the
When the “Pacolet Volunteers,” a company organized by Wm. P.
Compton of New Prospect, was first being raised, Benson B. Chapman volunteered
and served throughout the war. This
company became a part of the 13th Reg’t SCV, and on
After the war, Mr. Chapman completed his education at
In the 1880 census of Spartanburg County, Benson B. Chapman is listed as School Commissioner, living with his mother, sisters Elener and Sophira Chapman, a sister Moseni Carson and two nephews James B. and John B. Carson.
Dr. Landrum tells us that Mr. Chapman was married in 1886 to Miss Montie Clement, who died in 1892 leaving one son, Malcolm. In the year of 1886, Benson B. Chapman is listed as a trustee of Jackson Grove, and he appears on the 1893 membership roll.
Lt. William M. Chapman, Jr., brother of B.B. Chapman, was also a
Pacolet Volunteer, and was killed near
ATHERN PATRICK GIBBS -- Born 1820 in Burke County, NC, the son
of Dr. Joshua Gibbs (1788 - 1869) and his wife Rebecca Connelly (1794 - 1867)
and grandson of the Rev. John Gibbs (1755 - 1847) and his wife Rebecca Connelly
(1756 - 1844), a cousin of the other Rebecca Connelly. Athern P. Gibbs
married Mary Ann “Polly” Dobson (1833 - ca1900) also of Burke County, NC. They moved down to
Their children listed as members in 1893 were Jas. P. Gibbs who married Leila Prince; Robert G. Gibbs who married Maude Prince; and Sarah Jane Gibbs who was not married. Mrs. Mary Ann Gibbs, her daughter Sarah, and son Walter are buried at Jackson Grove. Old Campobello Circuit records show that Athan Gibbs, James P., Robt. G., and Miss S. Jane Gibbs removed by certificate on the 3rd of Marsh 1897.
Landrum church records show Robert G. Gibbs received there on
ROBERT ALEXANDER CORRELL - He, his wife, Louise Emily Gibbs
(born 1857), the daughter of Athern and Mary Ann
Dobson Gibbs, and their three children, Edward Corum,
Mary Elizabeth, and Annie Laurie Correll are listed
as members of Jacksons Grove in 1893.
The old Campobello Circuit records show that Robert A. Correll and Mrs. L. Emily Correll
were received in the Fairforest church on
MRS. MOLLIE WEAVER - born 1870, died 1915. The daughter of Thomas Robertson. She married in 1893 Samuel Boyce Weaver (1870
- 1950), and was a member of Jacksons Grove in 1893. They lived near
MRS. SALLIE A. CULBRETH - (1861 - 1937) She was born Sallie
Childress, married Dock S. Culbreth (1853 - 1914), and they lived in the
general neighborhood. Both are buried at
MRS. ELIZA ISRAEL - Born 1966 in
MRS. ROBERT BLACKWELL - (1904 - 1959) Born Ethel Weaver, daughter of Samuel Boyce and Mrs. Mollie Weaver, became a member of Jacksons Grove in 1938 and was a faithful and dedicated church member. Her son, Robert Blackwell, Jr., became a member of Jacksons Grove in 1949.
WILLIAM ERNEST BRANNON - (1879 - 1956), his wife, Mrs. Ruth
Brannon, and their children: WIlliam, Faye, Cleo, B.B.,
A.L. McGRAW FAMILY - Mr. and Mrs. McGraw and their children, Emma Jane and Beaufort came to Jacksons Grove in 1920. Their other children joined later: J.P., Annie Mae, Leroy, and Leona. Mr. A. L. McGraw and Mr. Leroy McGraw both served as Trustees of the church at times, and all the family have been among our most dependable and faithful members. At the present time, Miss Emma Jane is our oldest member by reason of years of membership - in 1983 she has been a faithful member for 63 years.
WILLIAM A. JACKSON, and wife Mattie
Beach Jackson were parents of Minnie Mae Jackson, on roll at
The Piedmont Historical Society published, in January 1983, an article by Mr. Joseph R. Gainey, on the History of Liberty United Methodist Church. He reported:
Quoted from the Spartanburg Herald Journal of
September 1908: “The Maness brothers are
holding a tent meeting at
1867 Legislative Appointments form Spartanburg District, from
the Carolina Spartan,
Methodist Conference appointments, reported
Miss Lila L. Owens, of
The first Southern-wide women’s group was the Methodist Women’s Foreign Mission Society, organized in 1878.
Miss Sarah Angeline Jackson, daughter
of Isabella and James Jackson, was born
Property was given to the
In 1968, Mrs. Roscoe Hall, of Columbus, N.C., came by and told
of attending Jacksons Grove in her childhood, about 1904. She said the church building looked old at
that time. Her family, named Welborn,
Rev. W.P. Meadows, Presiding Elder, reported on
Some notes from “Early Methodism in the
“The Chesterfield Circuit, which included
Rev. Daniel Asbury, a young Methodist Minister about 1800 or before, said that a little fried bacon and cornbread was a daintee, compared with cold bread and a cucumber that he had been given by the Indians.”