Inscription and Notes:
Married Lucy B. Myrick. Dates, marriage, corrected service record
per Baldwin Co. marriage record and internet genealogical sources.
Military Service: American Revolution
"Corp., Slaughter's Co., 8 Va. Regt." Marker
is probably in error. Another Drury
Jackson served in Slaughter's regiment.
There were three known Drury Jacksons living at the time of the Revolution. The pension application (Number 38075) from Drury Jackson that indicates his service in the Revolution originated from the Drury Jackson in Madison County, Virginia in 1818. At the time of this application, this Revolutionary War Drury Jackson was 64 and a resident of Shenandoah County in Virginia. This Revolutionary War Drury Jackson is not the one buried at this gravesite.
It is believed that the Daughers of the American Revolution (DAR) marked the Baldwin County's Drury Jackson's grave in the 1930's. At the time there was a massive effort to find and mark all Revolutionary War soldiers' graves in the Baldwin County area. Many mistakes are found on these markers, since little time was afforded each potential soldier. Therefore, it is likely that, upon finding Drury Jackson in the Revolutionary War pension application files, the DAR mistakenly assumed that the Baldwin County Drury Jackson was the Revolutionary War Drury Jackson.
A search of the genealogical sources on the web, such as Ancestry.com, will reveal information on all three Drury Jacksons. Some of this information confuses the three, and the researcher should be cautious about this problem.
The webmaster would like to thank Larry P. Cornwell for pointing out that this Baldwin County Drury Jackson is not a Revolutionary War soldier and for providing proof of same.