Jackson was most surely close kin to other Stuckeys such as Starling Stuckey, Simon Stuckey, and Edmund Stuckey of S.C. For more information on Edmund Stuckey, see the Edmund Stuckey Family History and Starling Stuckey Family History
Jackson and Sarah had the following children:
Jackson and Sarah Stuckey lived near Danville, Georgia in Wilkinson County. Danville is located very near the county line in Southwest Wilkinson County. Jackson and Sarah's farm was called the Stuckey Pecan Orchard because of the large pecan grove. They lived here from 1838 until they left for Arkansas in late 1858. They bought 200 acres of land in Southern Saline County, Arkansas in 1859 for $25. At this time they were the parents of 8 children. Jasper, the youngest, was born in 1861 after they had moved to Arkansas.
In 1838, Jackson and Sarah applied for guardianship of William Chambers Jr. who was about 8 years old at that time. William lived with them until the late 1850's when he got married. On further investigation, it was found that, Jackson, along with two of Sarah's brothers had witnessed the LW&T of William Chambers Sr. in January of 1837. In this Will, all the children and their mother were named as Chambers "Alias Stuckey." This seemed unusual especially for his wife, Rebecca also to be called "Alias Stuckey."
Photos from Tintypes, circa 1890
It was later found in Court records and records of the Georgia State Legislature that one of the Chambers Children, Betsy Ann Chambers, had petitioned the State to have her name legally changed from Stuckey to Chambers. It was further noted that this was done because she and the other Chambers children were the Illegitimate children of Rebecca and William Sr.
Georgia Land Lottery records indicated that in the 1827 land lottery, a lady by the name of Rebecca Stuckey and a son named John F. Stuckey had won land and it was also noted that the Father was Absent. This meant that the father had left the family or "flew the coop" , so to speak. It is evident that Rebecca was left with at least one son with no way to provide for, and moved in with William Sr. to have a place to live and food to eat. One could not get a divorce without the husband present at that time.
All this brought me to wonder if Rebecca was Jackson's mother since he witnessed William Sr.'s LW&T and had raised one of the children after William's death. So far there is no proof of this fact but it is one possibility to consider.
There is another possible link to Jackson's parents which came from Nolan Stuckey of Pueblo, Co. Nolan is also descended from Jackson Stuckey and has a lot of interesting family history which can be obtained from him at e-mail: email@example.com and anyone wishing other information on the Jackson Stuckey line or from any other Stuckey family of Georgia & South Carolina can contact Nolan or myself.
John was run over by a wagon in 1904 and died from the injuries he received on February 13. Two of John's sons died afterwards, Alfred at age 27, and Frank at age 19. Frank had joined the Army and was sent to Missouri for training and developed Pneumonia while in training and died January 10, 1917.
Oliver Winter Stuckey (Son of John H. Stuckey) born in Grant Co., Arkansas on October 13, 188. Married Saphronia Bell Blackmon also of Grant Co. on June 12, 1904. They lived on 80 acres of land on Lee Mill Road near Sheridan, Ar. This land was sold to Winter by his mother Mary F. Stuckey and was part of the original land purchased by Jackson Stuckey many years before. This land stayed in the family for about 75 years. Winter and his family lived on the land until the early 1920's when they moved several times before finally moving into a house & service station on Hwy 167 where Winter operated the service station and grocery store in the early 1940's. Winter and Fronia were the parents of 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters, of which one was my mother, Venita Bell Stuckey. During his life, Winter worked as a Ranger, riding on his horse to surrounding farms and making sure cattle were dipped for Tick Fever and other diseases. He had also run for the office of Sherrif and worked part time as a Deputy. Winter died on March 11, 1945 in Sheridan and is buried in the Lost Creek Cemetery in Sheridan, Ar. His wife, Fronia, died on July 7, 1970 in Orange Co., California and was also buried in the Lost Creek Cemetery.
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