Delaney Jackson Case Summary

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Did the Delaney Jackson family attend church services, that is unknown. However, their contributions of treasure and sweat equity to the AME church, the cemetery directly behind the church, the original parsonage which burned many years ago, and the building of the Poplar Hill School the imprint of their contribution is there. Land left to the “African Church” in the last will and testament of Mrs. Medora Butler was 16th Section Land. How this gifting of land, land which was public land set aside to support public education not privately owned, was accomplished to support building a church is not quite clear from the available data. Apparently, the African Methodist Episcopal church, was established before Mrs. Butler’s last will was
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