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Descendants of John George Jackson

Old 2003 version of John George Jackson's web page for reference.

 

Generation No. 1

 

      1.  John George3 Jackson  (George2, John1) was born 22 September 1777 in Hardy County, (West) Virginia, and died 28 March 1825 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.  Burial: Aft. 28 March 1825, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. He had a child with Frances Emelia Triplett - no marriage. He married (1) Mary Payne October 1800 in probably Montpelier.  She was born 1781 in Virginia, and died 13 February 1808 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia of TB. Burial: Aft. 13 February 1808, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. He married (2) Mary Sophia Meigs 19 July 1810 in Marietta, Ohio, daughter of Return Meigs and Sophia Wright. She was born 01 January 1793 in Marietta, Ohio, and died 04 February 1863 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

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Notes for Mary Payne:

“Among those absent from the caucus (to make plans for James Madison’s presidential campaign) was Dolly Madison’s brother-in-law, John Jackson, whose home in Clarksburg, (West) Virginia, was the scene of “miseries past endurance”.  There in Oct. (1807) the mother of Dolly Madison and Mary Jackson suffered “a violent stroke of the dead palsy” and died a week later.  Mrs. Jackson, a victim of tuberculosis, grew rapidly worse.  Jackson bought a light wagon, intending to carry her over the snowy mountains for a last visit with her three sisters.  Late in November, leaving the courthouse he was clubbed almost to death by the associates of criminals whom he was prosecuting.  By the time he recovered from a fractured skull, his wife was dying; all their children except the last born had died before her.  Months passed after his wife’s death before Jackson could bring himself to write to Madison:

      You knew my Mary well, yes, you gave her to me at the altar, yes witnessed our union and our happiness.  You saw the little prattlers that she gave me.  In the short period of seven fleeting years all these things took place, and all, but one and she the dearest of all has been torn from me in the same period.  (Letter of J. G. Jackson to James Madison, July 17, 1808.  Papers of James Madison in Library of Congress. Davis, Dorothy, History of Harrison County.)

 

Mary Payne Jackson’s wedding dress was handed down to her only living child, Mary Jackson Allen, who cut it up during the Civil War for handkerchiefs for the Confederate Soldiers. (Davis p. 354 #44)

 

Sources:

John George Jackson by Dorothy Davis

Others: Roy Bird Cook papers

George Jackson Bible, photocopied pages

Hunter Bennett Papers

Florrie Jackson Needham papers

Cemetery readings IOOF

Allen Bible

Allen Genealogy

Hunter Bennett papers

John George Jackson served in the US Congress and was Judge in Federal Judicial Service. He is listed in Judges of the United States Courts.

Article on John George Jackson.

Two books have been written on the life of John George Jackson:

Visit for John George Jackson's role in the history of Clarksburg, WV.

Search for "John Jackson" to find papers with John George Jackson mentioned in the The James Madison Papers, 1723 - 1836.

John George Jackson had promised to marry Frances Emelia Triplett and backed out but not before Frances became pregnant with John Jay Jackson. Some details on the paternity suit.

Child of John George Jackson and Frances Triplett is:

        2                 i.    John Jay Jackson, born 13 February 1800 in Wood County, (West) Virginia; died 01 January 1877 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.  He married (1) Emma G. Beeson 29 June 1823 in Wood County, (West) Virginia; born April 1800; died 18 July 1842 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.  He married (2) Jane E. B. Gardner 17 July 1843 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia; born 30 December 1817 in Uniontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania; died 30 September 1896 in Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.

 

Children of John George Jackson and Mary Payne are:

        3                 i.    Dolly4 Jackson, born Abt. July 1801 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West)Virginia; died Abt. 05 July 1806 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

Burial: Abt. 15 July 1806, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

        4                ii.    Lucy Jackson, born Bet. 1802 - 1803 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died July 1806 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

Burial: July 1806, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

        5               iii.    Mary Elizabeth Payne Jackson, born 07 September 1805 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 22 March 1881 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia. She married John James Allen 11 November 1824 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia2; born 26 September 1797 in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia; died 18 September 1871 in Beaverdam, Botetourt County, Virginia.

 

Children of John George Jackson and Mary Meigs are:

        6                 i.    Female4 Jackson, born March 1811 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died March 1811 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

Burial: March 1811, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

        7                ii.    Caroline Sophia Meigs Jackson, born 18 July 1813 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 08 May 1882 in Harrison County, West Virginia.  She married Michael Dorsey Gittings 02 February 1832 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia3; born 21 February 1796 in Montgomery County, Maryland; died 24 February 1877 in probably Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.

        8               iii.    George John Jackson, born 24 January 1815 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 1816 in Washington DC.

He was taken to DC by his Meigs grandparents as Mary was expected to come after the birth of her child in late fall.  He was going to be named John George but little Mary liked George John better. (Davis 244). Burial: 1816, Washington DC

        9               iv.    Madisonia Jackson, born Bet. November - December 1815 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died September 1821 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

Mary stated that she was due in December (Davis, p. 261). She died of typhoid fever. Burial: September 1821, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.

        10              v.    Infant Jackson, born 13 October 1816 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died Bet. October - December 1816 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia. Burial: 1816, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.

        11             vi.    James Madison Jackson, born 15 April 1818 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 18 January 1871 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.  Burial: Aft. 18 January 180/81, IOOF Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. He married Caroline Virginia Moore 02 March 1842 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia4; born 05 June 1824 in Salem, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 07 August 1910 in Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 07 August 1910, IOOF Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

        12            vii.    Eugenia Jackson, born 1819 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 26 March 1820 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.

        13           viii.    Infant Jackson, born January 1821 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died October 1821 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia. Burial: October 1821, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

        14             ix.    Columbia Ann Madison Jackson, born 23 September 1822 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 11 April 1901 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 11 April 1901, Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, West Virginia. She married (1) James A. Duncan 17 March 1840 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia5; born 1819; died 24 July 1845. Burial: Aft. 24 July 1845, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia. Burial: Aft. 24 July 1845, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.  She married (2) Dr. William John Bland 17 February 1858; born 10 December 1816 in Kingwood, Virginia; died 18 February 1897 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

Burial: Aft. 18 February 1897, Elkview Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, West Virginia.

        15              x.    Floride Calhoun Jackson, born Aft. July 1824 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 1903. Burial: 1903, IOOF Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia She married John S. Duncan 03 March 1842 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia6; born 1820; died 07 April 1853 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia. Burial: Aft. 07 April 1853, Historic Jackson Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Wood County, West Virginia Wills, Book 6, pp. 420-424, QUAY 3.

2.  Harrison County Marriages, Bk3:25.

3.  Harrison County Marriages, Bk3:67.

4.  Harrison County Marriages, Bk3:159.

5.  Harrison County Marriages, Bk3:135.

6.  Harrison County Marriages, Bk3:170.

 

 

Submitted by Linda B. Meyers, January 2007


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