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[GA] Jackson of Albany 1at Bale

Dougherty County GaArchives News.....
Georgia's First Bale Out - Deal Jackson 1901 & 1905
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Judy Bennett December 10, 2002, 5:20 am

Atlanta Constitution




The Cotton Was Shipped From Albany to Savannah by Express

Albany, Ga., August 6 -(Special)- Georgia's first bale of new crop cotton for the season of 1901 -02 was brought to Albany and marketed today. It was from the farm of a Dougherty County negro, Deal Jackson, who was also last years first-bale man for Georgia. The bale weighed 330 pounds and was classed as middling. It was sold on A. W. Muse & Co.'s table for 10 cents per pound, the Georgia Cotton Company being the buyer. It was shipped by express this
afternoon to Savannah.

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Harris Hill Dec 2002

The Schley County News Thursday, July 27, 1905.


Deal Jackson, colored, the first bale cotton farmer of Georgia,
drove into Albany July 20, with the first bale of the new crop.
The bale weighed 358 pounds, and brought 23 cents per pound,
being classed as good midling. It was sold at auction and the
bale later expressed to Savannah where it was again put upon
the block at the cotton exchange. It was classed full midling at
Savannah and was bought by a local agent for a Liverpool firm
for 30 cents a pound, for which a new record price for the first
bale in Savannah.

Deal Jackson holds the record for the earliest bale of cotton
marketed in Georgia each year for the past several years. He
has made a study of conditions which will make his crop mature
early and usually reaches the market first. He is a prosperous
negro and a man of influence among the members of his race.
He beat his last years record by two days.

The following notes added by Debra Crosby, may or may not be related to the above Deal Jackson

1880 Census Palmyra, Lee, Georgia Page Number 687B

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Deal JACKSON Self M Male B 37 GA Farmer GA GA
Jinnett JACKSON Wife M Female B 26 GA Keeping House GA GA
Anna JACKSON Niece S Female B 8 GA GA GA
Willie OLIVER Niece S Female B 6 GA GA GA

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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