D-2-20 Susan Emily Byrns daughter of James Byrns and Andromachee Luter  was born on 26 Dec 1826 in Robertson County, Tn.. She died on 25 Sep 1903

in Carroll Parish, La.. She married Wilford Campbell Jackson Sr.. He was born on 13 Jan 1810 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He died on 22 Nov 1869 in Carroll Parish, La..


Wilford Campbell Jackson and Susan Emily Byrns were married on 24 Dec 1843 in Robertson County, Tn.. They had the following children:


D-3-82  Mary Jackson was born on 19 Nov 1844 in Robertson County, Tennessee. She died on 02 Jul 1855 in Carroll Parish, La..


D-3-83  Ruford R. Jackson was born on 06 Sep 1846 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He died on 15 Sep 1846 in Robertson County, Tennessee.


D-3-84  Wade Hampton Jackson was born on 31 Dec 1847 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He died on 20 Aug 1897 in West Carroll Parish, Louisanna.


D-3-85  Julia Emily Jackson was born on 12 Sep 1849 in Vicksburg, Warren County, Miss.. She died on 24 Mar 1884 in Kaufman County, Tx..


D-3-86  Andrew Boyd Jackson was born on 13 Dec 1851 in West Carroll Parish, Louisanna. He died on 02 Mar 1871 in West Carroll Parish, Louisanna.


D-3-87  Simeon Taylor Jackson was born on 24 Jul 1853 in West Carroll Parish, Louisanna. He died on 17 Feb 1929 in Louisiana.


D-3-88  Ford Norfleet Jackson was born on 15 Nov 1854 in West Carroll Parish, Louisanna. He died on 04 Oct 1856 in Louisiana.


D-3-89  Wilford Campbell Jackson Jr. was born on 28 Aug 1856 in West Carroll Parish, Louisianna. He died on 03 Jan 1932 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Cal..


D-3-90  Anna Byrns Jackson was born on 18 Dec 1858 in West Carroll Parish, Louisanna. She died on 10 Jan 1940 in Louisiana.



Notes for Susan Emily Byrns:


This wonderful letter was preserved by descendants of Andromache and shared with researcher and author Phillip A. Gowan. In his Volume I of "Byrns/Jackson, A Record of Their Probationary State,"


Phil compiled copies and transcriptions of letters and diary entries of some of the subjects in his research.

This particular letter was wrtten to Andromache (Anna) Luter Byrns' daughter Susan Emily Byrns Jackson and was dated 16 Sept 1859. Susan was living in Monticell, Louisiana. It is a statement in the letter regarding life as a probationary state that inspired Phil. The last time I spoke with him, he again mentioned that. I have lost contact with Phil.



Dear Daughter,


I again add up you a few lines to inform you of my health and the health of your friends and the neighbors. My health is now very good for me, your kin and friends are generally very good but there is some sickness among some of our neighbors consisting mostly of a fluxy disposition and influenza.


Our quarterly meeting commenced at Ebnezer last Saturday (10 inst.) and is still progressing. There has been about 55 conversions and last night about 40 mourners at the benches. Among those who professed I will mention a few of their names. James G. Byrns and wife, Jeremiah Batts, Jr. (so I heard last night), Sally Batts, 2 of J. W. Featherston's children -- Ramy and Loney -- and your brother John's son James Henry. Your sister Mahala Darden was a mourner and as a general thing the mourners are gown folds from 20 to 35 years of age. John T. Bartlett & Mary Ann Jackson (Sanford's wife) professed and 40 have joined the church. The meeting will continue for some time yet for I never saw a greater time at meeting in my life. three weeks ago they had a protracted meeting at

Providence which continued 12 days and 72 conversions. I have been to the meeting 6 days and I am now ready to start this morning. Emily you would be surprised if you were here to see the people they come in crowds of 10's and 100's and the interest in the meeting is increasing.


Julia and Wade, the railroad cars are in sight of Ebenezer. They made 4 trips yesterday bringing iron and ties and will be at Gooches next Tuesday. We then expect so soon as this meeting is over to get up a barbecue in honor of the road and the prosperity of the country.


Emily, you must raise your children up in the nurture and care of the Lord and bear in mind that it is not all of life to live nor all of death to die. This life is but a probationary state given us to prepare for a long, long eternity. Write about Washington Darden and let me hear from you often. Send this letter to Pamelia.


Your Mother,

Anna Byrns


P.S. Emily Featherston has quilted 19 quilts at $5 each making $95.



Julia and Wade mentioned in the letter were the oldest of Susan Emily Jackson's children who lived to maturity.


The meeting, or revival, was held at the old Ebenezer Camp Ground in Robertson County, Tennessee.


James G. Byrns, mentioned, later became a preacher, preaching randomly at many churches in this area of Tennessee and southern Kentucky. His wife was Artemissa Dunn.