Jackson Morgan Nettles was born in January of 1877 in Nassau County Florida
and died in February of 1937 in Charlton County Georgia. He was 60 years old. Family Tradition has it that he is buried at
Pigeon Creek Cemetery with his other Nettles ancestors, but there is no tombstone to mark his grave.
Janie Dixon- There is not much information known at this time about Janie
Dixon except that she was born in June of 1878. Like her husband Jackson,
Janie is supposed to be buried at Pigeon Creek Cemetery in an unmarked grave.
Jackson Nettles & Janie Dixon had the following children:
1). Mary E. Nettles - born Aug. 1899
2). William Nettles - born about 1907 and died March 1937
3). George Morgan Nettles - born June 22, 1908/died: Feb. 23,
1968. Married to his 2nd cousin: Hazel Elizabeth Nettles
4). Ada Nettles - No information at this time
Charlton County Herald
March 26, 1937
WILLIAM NETTLES, WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN, VICTIM OF SUICIDE - William Nettles, about 30 years old, well
known young man who resided at the Hugh McClain place, committed suicide at his home there about 9 o'clock Monday morning.
He died about one hour after he had shot himself beneath the heart with a single barrel shotgun.
Young Nettles is said to have retained consciousness until just shortly before he died, and made a statement
to members of his family, giving reasons for this act. He is said to have been very despondent the past several days, probably
having been brought about by excessive drinking and by worry over the recent mysterious disappearance of his father, Jackson
Nettles, who disappeared from home about 5 weeks ago, and has not been seen or heard from since.
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of his father is said to have weighed heavily upon the young man's
mind, which probably caused his excessive drinking and consequent despondency. He is survived by his wife and one child, as
well as several brothers and sisters and other relatives.
Charlton Co. Herald
October 29, 1937
SKELTON FOUND NEAR SWAMP IDENTIFIED AS THE BODY OF JACKSON NETTLES- The skeleton of a man who had
evidently been dead for several months was found late Saturday afternoon by Harry Petty, in the woods near the canal entrance
to the Okefenokee Swamp, at a place known as Clay Hole Point.
Authorities were immediately notified, and an investigation was launched to determine the identity of the
dead man. Judge W.E. Banks, acting as coroner, empanelled a jury Monday morning, and after all the available evidence and
information had been submitted, a verdict was rendered that the skeleton was the remains of Jackson Nettles, about 60 years
old, who disappeared from his home in the Corn House Creek community last February, and has not been seen or heard from since.
Practically all the clothing had been destroyed, only a belt, hat and shoes being intact, in fact, part
of the skeleton was missing. Sufficient evidence was available to make certain that it was the remains of Mr. Nettles who
was ill at the time he left home and evidently became lost in the woods.