Return to 33rd USCT
Nathaniel Jackson and Sallie Jackson
Certificate of Marriage Renewal
Validation of a slave era marriage by Rev. I. W. Brinkerhoff,
Superintendent of Freedmen St. Augustine
National Archives Pension Records
This certificate, a certified copy of the original, was requested by the General Rufus Saxton originally to
help former slaves renew marriages that they had contracted in slavery. This certificate was used by Sallie
Jackson in her pursuit of a pension for her late husband Nathaniel Jackson. No one apparently noticed the
wording of the certificate and no mention was made of the earlier slave marriage.