Cherokee Great grandad

THIS IS GRANDAD JACKSON. HE AND HIS WIFE, BIRDIE CAME FROM THOSE HILLS IN TENNESSEE.

One of my earliest memories, and there aren’t many. When all the families were together, I would hear my aunts laughing about great granddad swearing up & down that he was not half Cherokee. Not that they should have been. In his life it was considered taboo to be what was called a half-bred. I know the Anglo Saxons did not accept them. At least not with grace.

Gramps & gram were Elmer & Birdie Jackson. I do recall someone calling her Birdie & as a child I was abslutely scandalized with what was, I considered great disrespect. This may have been her indian. I know she and her family did have a goodly amount of money. she did invest her own money and owned property. She owned rental houses when I was a pre-teen. I also know many of her (and others in that community) evil way’s. Do not!! ever believe that santanic worship is not evil!! It is extremely evil!!!

when Michael and I researched the Jackson clan we found that I had a g.g.grandmother Pickle. this de-notes The Apache.

They had built a larger house from their orginal house, which was not a homesteader shack as some were called and they were. They built a bunkhouse for the boys to live or, rather sleep in. There were two bedrooms, large living room & dining room,kitchen & bath IN THE MAIN HOUSE..

THAT HOME IS WHERE WE CELEBRATED ALL HOLIDAYS. IN THE PICTURES I REMEMBER WE PLAYING IN BOXES. MUST HAVE BEE CHRISTMAS.

PATRICIA

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