Marlboro County, SC
Jason was born in the Marlborough District, S.C, 23 Oct 1806. He married three times. First, at the age of nineteen, he married Permelia Ann Elizabeth Stubbs, born in 1808. Permelia was the daughter of Lewis and Mary Stubbs, residents of Marlborough Co. Both parents were born in South Carolina, Lewis in 1781 and his wife in 1782. They migrated in 1833 to Pike Co., Al., where they farmed. Lewis Stubbs was an industrious and patriotic citizen. Served in the War of 1812. He died in 1853 at the age of 72. In his will, made Aug. 29, 1853, and recorded in the Pike Co. courthouse, Troy, Al. he mentioned his daughter, Permelia (Stubbs) Carlisle. Permelia died in 1853 in China Grove, Al.
Second, Jason married Mitilda Emeline Rogers in Alabama on 29 Dec 1853. Third, he married Catherine (Allen) Fortune on 26 Jan 1860; Jason died 13 Jan 1880 in Alabama at age 73. His grave is in the Cahaba Baptist Church cemetery, Trussville, Al.
It is quite probable that his early childhood was spent in the village of Carlisle, which was named after his father, Richard. It is thought that Jason , as the eldest living son, had been designated to go to Alabama in advance of the rest of the family to discover what opportunities were available there for new settlers.
Jason, undoubtedly, located an ideal spot, as we next find that Jason, Joel and Richard are in Jefferson Co., Al. They settled in beautiful Ruhama Valley, known today as Jones Valley. The section where they built their homes is now the East Lake section of Birmingham. Two or three years later, he moved to Pike Co. Al., now Bullock Co., Settling six miles. south of Union Springs. He remained there approximately six years. During this time he farmed and he served in the Creek War. He then moved back to Jefferson Co.
Again, Pike Co. called Jason; and he returned in 1846, Settled near Orion, where he lived for 25 years
The U. S. Census of 1850 shows him a prosperous farmer with thirteen slaves. He owned 1000 acres of land and was outstanding in the community.
The Civil War was costly to Jason in many ways. His youngest son died in battle, A second son died soon after the war of disease contracted in the service. His slaves had been set free and he sold considerable land for Confederate money, which at the close of the war became worthless. He returned to Jefferson Co. and spent the remainder of his life on his farm of 140 acres. It was located between Trussville and Chalkville. He was a consistent and liberal member of the Baptist Church, he served as a deacon for nearly a half century.
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