Joan Jackson

Joan Jackson – An Unchained Love Story

Joan was born into slavery to a deaf and mute mother, Maria. Maria would be owned by the Fox family. Maria would meet and marry John Jackson. They would wed and have two children, Adam and Miriam. 

John would eventually be free and then purchase Joan’s freedom. But because she was a slave when their children were born, they would have to leave the children behind.

Due to a dispute between the Fox and Beebe families, Joan would be kidnapped and put back into slavery.

As Joan Jackson, Tammy Denease will tell you about an ‘Unchained Love’ filled with twists and turns, heartache, deception and an undying love.

Photos by Tom Bombria/Hempsted Houses.