Carl and Eveanna Jackson Family
Carl and Eveanna Jackson moved from El Paso to the ranch house nestled in Pendleton Canyon in Sacramento, New Mexico in 1947. They moved there with 5 children, James Eldon (Jimmy), Barbara Ann, Katherine Elizabeth, John Edward (Eddie), and Carl Eldon Jr. (Buster). They purchased the homestead and an unknown number of acres from Frank Kessel of El Paso. Later born to them were Mary Dorothy in 1949 and Linda Kay in 1953. Because of the distance to travel to a doctor or for a doctor to come to them both of these daughters were born in the "Ranch" house and were delivered by their father, Carl. All 7 children attended and graduated from Weed High School.
To feed all 7 children and then some, the Jacksons raised a huge garden, cattle, pigs, and chickens. Carl retired from the Lincoln National Forest Service located in Sacramento. The ranch was sold after Carl retired.
Both Carl and Eveanna are deceased. James Eldon now lives in Sahurita, AZ near Tucson; Barbara Ann Pinkard is in Americus, GA near Albany; Katherine Elizabeth Fordham is in Washburn, TX near Amarillo; John Edward and Carl Jr. both are in Ruidoso, NM; and Mary Dorothy Young is in Wallisville, TX. near Houston; Linda Kay married Johnny Parker (who also grew up in this area). They recently moved from the mouth of Pendleton Canyon to Ruidoso. Linda retired from being the Postmaster of Pinion Post Office and has 3 children who grew up in Sacramento and attended/graduated from Weed School.
The Jackson brothers and sisters held their most recent big family reunion in the Sacramento Mountains in July of 2000. The estimated headcount for this reunion was approximately 100 family members. They had a grand time. The next reunion will be in 2005.