Patrick's great great grandparents, John and Ella Fields Jackson, moved to Sanford in 1907. They bought 200 acres in the Jonesboro township area. They named the land Hollywood Farms. Some say it was because they felt like Hollywood stars, others say it was due to all the holly trees. They harvested peaches, pears, apples, and muscadine grapes. John and Ella wanted to share their wealth of land with their children.
One of their sons,John William "Willie" who married Mamie Jackson bought a portion of land from his parents in 1909. Willie built the 3 bedroom house for the two of them. They went on to have 8 children. Just as their parents did, they made their earnings farming.
Willie and Mamie passed the house and 40 acres down to one of their sons, Malcolm "Pete" Jackson, in 1962. At that time Inez Jackson, Malcolm's wife, moved in to the house. Malcolm worked for US postal service and farmed. Inez stayed at home where she raised 2 daughters, Patricia and Debby. As both daughters got older, they moved out of the house to live with their husbands.
Inez went to be with the lord first, followed by Malcolm in 2009. Prior to his passing, he requested the family to never sell the land. Patrick Kelly, son of Patricia, had just finished his Masters of Public Administration at WCU and moved back to Sanford. He then took over occupancy of the Jackson house planning to never farm another day in his life.