Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Star Cemetery

Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Submitted by

Isabelle Woods



Jackson Franklin Fisher aka Jerry Jackson
Company F, 97th U. S. Colored Infantry

Jackson Franklin Fisher enlisted as Jerry Jackson (because enrolling officer

thought his given name was "too long") as a Private with Company "F," 97th U.
S. Colored Infantry at Mobile, Alabama, on May 1, 1865, and mustered out as a
Private on April 6, 1866 near Carrollton, Louisiana, is buried at the Star
Cemetery,Caddo Parish, Louisiana.  He was born on February 16, 1847 in Mobile,
Molbile County, Alabama, and died on March 18, 1940 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish,
Louisiana at the age of  93 years. 

On June 11, 1870 at Martins Station, Dallas County, AL, he married Ann Bean
who was born on August 12, 1854 in Talladega, AL and died September 1, 1910 in
Shreveport, Louisiana.  (Ann was the daughter of Charlotte and Sam Bean.) No
children were born to the union of Ann and Jackson F. Fisher (aka Jerry

His grave marker is marked with his real name of Jackson F. Fisher and states
his military service with Co. F of the 97th USC Infantry.  There is no birth
or death dates on said maker. Star Cemetery, his burial site, is a national
historic site.  My goal is to establish a fund to erect a more prominent and
informative headstone after completing my research on his life.

I would like Jerry Jackson, aka Jackson F. Fisher, to be added to your list
of USCT veterans.  Let me know if you need any other information.

Isabelle Woods


I forgot to mention that, according to his Pension file:

(1) His occupation was that of a Methodist preacher and was ordained in 1896.
 His work resulted in preaching assignments in Alabama and Louisiana.

(2) He was once the slave of  Colonel Franklin L. Owens, Cashier of the
Mobile Southern Bank, Mobile, Alabama.  He was the family's cook.  When Mobile fell
to the Union in 1865, he and a friend (Jim Coleman) joined the USCT.  His
father died about 1863 and was named Jackson L. Fisher.  His mother's name is not
stated in his pension records.  He had a brother Peter Hogan or Hogans in
Mobile, AL; a brother Thomas T. Fisher in Long Beach, MS, two sisters (one of
whom was named Rachael), and reportedly a twin brother named Jerry Thomas Fisher
probably residing in Mobile, AL.

Isabelle Woods

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Resting Places | Tags: Alabama , Louisiana , 1870
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