Adam "Andrew Jackson" Carson
Adam “Andrew Jackson” Carson (1849–1922)
Adam “Andrew Jackson” Carson was the son of David and Letitia Carson, and born in Benton County, OR. There is some inconsistency in Adam’s name as it appears as “Andrew J” in some records and he appears to have gone by “Jack” in his adult life. He moved to Douglas County with his mother and sister sometime before 1860 and is listed as living with his mother in the 1870 census. He continued to live in Douglas County until his death in 1922, but he is not found in the census again until 1910.
Jack farmed in the Canyonville area and is referred to as being very well known for his skill as horse trainer. He never married and the informant on his death certificate is his niece. The certificate lists his father as white from “a southern state” and his mother is entered as “full blood Negro.” His probate files listed real property valued at $1,500 and personal property at $250. “Jack” is buried in the Stephens Cemetery in Myrtle Creek, next to his mother.