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General John J. Jackson b. 13 Feb 1800 Wood Co., (W)V, s/o of John George Jackson and Frances Emelia Triplett; d. 1 Jan 1877 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV; m. 29 June 1823 Wood Co., Bk1:24 #1 Emma G. Beeson b. April 1800; d. 18 July 1842, d/o Col. Jacob Beeson; #2 17 Jul 1843 Wood Co., Bk:1:55 Jane E. B. Gardner (Jane Elizabeth Beeson) b. ca 1820 PA (1860 census). Image of General John Jay Jackson, Sr. General John Jay Jackson of Wood County was a delegate to the Richmond Convention, where he voted against secession from the Union. He also served in the First Wheeling Convention. One son, John Jay, Jr., was appointed a federal judge, while another, Jacob Beeson Jackson, became the sixth governor of West Virginia. Second Image of General John Jay Jackson, Sr. Article on General John J. Jackson. Report on John Jay Jackson being absent from Va. Convention 1861.

A. John J. Jackson Jr. "Iron Judge" b. 4 Aug 1824; d. 1 Sept 1907 Parkersburg, WV; m. 8 July 1847 Caroline Catherine "Carrie" Glimes, b. ca 1827, d/o John Glimes; d. 14 April 1903; both bur. Riverview Cem.
Judge John Jay Jackson of Wood County served as a delegate to the First Wheeling Convention. He later served as a Federal judge.Article on John Jay Jackson, Jr. by Jacob C. Baas, Jr. (From West Virginia History, Vol. 50, Pp. 63- 78) Image of John Jay Jackson, Jr. Another link on John Jay Jackson, Jr.

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1) Benjamin Vinton Jackson b. 1850 (tombstone); d. 1903; may have married Blanche W. who is buried next to him at Riverview.

2) Lily Irene Jackson b. 1848; d. 1928; buried Riverview

B. James Monroe Jackson b. 3 Dec 1825; d. 14 Feb 1901 Parkersburg, WV; m. his cousin, 5 Oct 1851 Helen G./S Seely, Trumbull Co., Warren, OH b. 6 Sept 1827; d. 6 Jun 1861; d/o Dr. Sylvanus and J. Mary W. Jackson Seely; James and Helen buried Riverview Cem. Parkersburg, WV. Helen's mother, d/o of George and Elizabeth Brake Jackson, was an aunt to James' father; m. #2 16 Feb 1864 Wood Co. BK2:20(him 38 widower- she 25) Lucy Fearing Kincheloe, b. ca 1839 d/o George W. and Lucy F. Mayberry Kincheloe.

Bible record of George W. and Hannah Kincheloe: "Bible Records Collected in Monongalia County, WV", comp by Helen Livesay, DAR, Morgantown, WV.

Monument of Judge James Monroe Jackson, Sr. Court House, Parkersburg, WV.

1) Mary Emma "Mamie" Jackson b. ca 1854; m. 25 Nov. 1873 Wood Co. BK2:61-76; (she 20-he 22) Francis Vinton Rathbone b. ca 1852 Wirt Co. s/o John Valeau and Anna Marie (Doremus) Rathbone.

a) Monroe Jackson Rathbone b,. 1874; d. 1928; m. Ida Welch d. ?; Monroe manager of Camden Works.

(a) James Vinton Rathbone s/o M. J. & Ida b. 2 July 1901; d. 12 Dec. 1901; bur. Riverview.

(b) Monroe Jr.

(c) Richard

(d) William Vinton m. Virginia Smith

1. William Vinton Rathbone Jr.

2) James Monroe Jackson Jr. b. 19 Mar 1855; d 23 Jun 1903 Parkersburg, WV; bur. Riverview; m. 5 Jun 1883 Wood Co BK2:116 Sophia Rathbone b. 11 Jul 1869 Wirt Co; d. 20 Mar 1928, d/o John Valeau and Anna Marie (Doremus) Rathbone. Sophia m. #2 Leonard Hayes Poole on 9 Sept 1905 Parkersburg, Wood Co. BK14:350; res. Washington, DC. She is buried in the Jackson plot at Riverview. She was a member of Trinity Church. An article on James Monroe Jackson, Jr..

a) Anna Rathbone Jackson b. 28 Apr 1885; no death date on stone at Riverview; m. 27 Dec 1907 Kenner Boreman Stephenson b. 17 Aug 1878; d. 25 Nov. 1856; bur. Riverview.

b) John Vinton Jackson b. 24 Feb 1887; d. 21 Apr 1892; bur. Riverview

c) Helen Sophia Jackson b. ca 1892 m 7 Jun 1911 Wood Co., BK19:213 (she 19/he 21) Fred Meals Cochran b. ca 1890 Alleghany Co., NY

(a) Ann Cochran m. Mr. Hoblitzell

(b) Helen Cochran prob. m. Mr. Bowser. Helen Cochran Bowser b. 13 Jul 1915; d. 19 Mar 1956 bur. Riverview.

3) Katherine "Kate" b. ca 1857 (age 3 1860) m. James Moffitt

4) Jonny Jackson (s/o J. M. & Helen) b. 10 Jun 1861; d. 7 Feb. 1877; bur. Riverview

5) Lide Jackson (d/o J. M. & Helen) b. 7 May 1850; d. 7 Apr 1861; bur. Riverview. (If these are the correct dates she was born before the marriage?)

C. Eliza C. Jackson b. 22 Oct 1827; d. 7 Mar 1850 m. 27 July 1846 Josiah S. Dickinson. (RBC) They had one son, John Dickinson. Josiah married again and migrated to Oregon State. He d. 11 Dec. 1893.

D. Gov. Jacob Beeson Jackson b. 6 Apr 1829; d. 11 Dec 1898 on tombstone; m. 5 Jun 1855 Marie Antoniette Willard, d/o Benjamin Willard of Pleasant Co., (claim to be 1st cousin of Stonewall?) WV Governor from 1881-1885.

A page on Jacob Beeson Jackson compiled by the West Virginia State Archives.

1) William Wirt Jackson b. 18 July 1860 Pleasants Co, VA; m. 1 Jun 1905 Wood Co., BK249 (he 44/she25) Bessie Curry b. 1877: no death date on tombstone. His residence at marriage: Gallia Co., OH

An article on William Wirt Jackson.

a) William Wirt/Willard Jackson Jr.

E. America Jackson m. 2 Feb 1857 Parkersburg, Wood Co., BK1:75) William H. Small; married at the home of Gen. J. J. Jackson)

The State Journal says that Judge J. M. Jackson received on Saturday last a long and very interesting letter from his sister, Mrs. America Small, who has been making a tour of the old world. She gives a graphic description of the places which she has visited. The letter was dated at Rome and the writer stated she had stood on the very spot where Caesar fell and had visited many other places of interest in that part of the country. She contemplates a weeks visit in St. Petersburg. (March 14, 1885 "Weston Democrat")

F. Emma Beeson Jackson b. 1841; d. 1870; m. 1863 William J. Dent;

1) Bell Dent

2) William Dent

3) Maud Dent

G. Annie E Jackson b. 1842 Parkersburg, WV; d.; m. 20 Apr 1870 Wood Co., BK2:52 (she 23/he24) Harwood Neal, s/o L. P. Neal & Mary (RBC) b. 1846; d. 1889; buried next to L. P. in Riverview Cem. Harwood was a merchant at the time of the marriage.

John J.'s children with Jane Elizabeth Beeson Gardner:

H. Frances Belle Jackson "Diddie" b. ca 1847 (age 13 1860) m. 29 Apr 1869 Wood Co., BK2:43 (she 22/he23) George Western Thompson b. 23 Jun 1846 Wheeling, Ohio Co., (W)V; d. 26 Feb 1895. G. W. was a merchant at the time of the marriage.

1) Jeanette "Jeannie" or "Janet" Thompson (b. Wood Co. 1871/73); on 29 Dec. 1891 m. Preston Brooks Tobin in Wood Co., WV (Wood County, WV Marriages 1880-1925 by Wes Cochran). Preston was age 34 at time of marriage and was born in Laurens Co., SC; res. Richmond Co., GA.

Diane Williams, a descendant, has advised us that her name was "Jeannie" and that her grandchildren referred to her as "Mussie." She is listed as "Jeannie" on her marriage record to Preston Brooks Tobin (Wes Cockran Parkersburg Marriage which state she was age 20 - b. 1871). This marriage record conflicts with the 1873 birthdate given in the 1880 census. Genealogists have given her the name "Jeanette" and the 1880 census lists her as "Janet" age 7. Since oral tradition is strong in Diane's family it is likely that she carried the name "Jeannie" throughout her life. "Jeannie" was often used as a nickname for Jeanette and more research needs to be done to clarify her name. I notice that the census gives the name of the next daughter as "Bessie" age 4, which is probably a nickname for Elizabeth, so the family did use nicknames.

2) Elizabeth Thompson m. #1 Walter Cash; #2 Chas. Piercy: children:

a) Charles Piercy

b) George Piercy

c) Thompson Piercy

3) George Western Thompson Jr. m. Annie Mehan

a) George Thompson

b) Nancy Thompson

4) Frances Belle Thompson m. #1 Nelson Young; #2 Louis Shermer

a) Helen Thompson Young

5) Anna Camden b. 18 Mar 1889 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV; d. 28 Jan 1982 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV; bur. Mt. Olivet Cemetery; m. 9 Jan 1907 Walter Henry Gerwig b. 21 Aug 1882; d. 12/00/1949. Anna was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was survived by her son, Walter of Hemet, CA, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was buried from the Leavitt Funeral Home. It was on this same land where she was born, in a house her grandfather built in 1872. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church.

a) Walter Henry Gerwig, Jr. b. 26 Oct 1920 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV; d. May 1984: cremated; m. Olive Bowman, d/o Isaiah Bowman, is still alive and lives in a nursing home in California.

Dr. Isaiah Bowman famous geographer was a president of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He was close friend to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served on the commission which wrote UN charter.

"Walter H. Gerwig, Jr., M.D., was born on October 26, 1910, at Parkersburg, West Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree at West Virginia University in 1931 and a medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, on June 1, 1935. He then interned and completed a residency in Surgery at the University Hospital, Baltimore, from July 1, 1935 to October 1, 1940. The doctor was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1942 and took additional postgraduate courses in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in 1943. From 1941 to 1946, Dr. Gerwig served with the United States Army, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was an associate professor of Surgery at George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., prior to locating in Clarksburg, West Virginia. Here he was associated with the Veterans Administration Hospital, as chief of the Department of Surgery. Dr. Gerwig was licensed to practice medicine in West Virginia on July 16, 1959, and was elected to membership in the Harrison County Medical Society on November 4, 1959. He also held membership in the West Virginia State Medical Association, the American Surgical Association, Halstead Society, the Washington Academy of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Abdominal Surgery. He has been a prolific contributor to a variety of medical journals relating to his specialty. Mrs. Olive Gerwig held membership in the Auxiliary to the Harrison County Medical Society from 1959 to 1968 and served as treasurer from 1962 to 1964. In late 1967, Dr. Gerwig became associated with the Veterans Hospital, Allen Park, Detroit, Michigan, and moved to that area." (History of Medicine in Harrison County, by Alice Jo Hess published by the Harrison County Medical Society 1978 pp.366-367)

I. Henry Clay Jackson b. 30 Sep 1847 Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV; d. Aug 1931; m. 27 Apr 1871 Wood Co., BK2:52 (he23/she20) Annie DeCamps b. ca 1851 Wellsburg, WV, d/o T/F. J. and Julia DeCamps.

J. Columbia O? Jackson "Collie" b. ca 1853 (age 7 1860); m. 21 Sep 1875 Wood Co. BK2:69 (she 22/he 27) William Haines Smith b. ca 1848 Jackson Co., VA: prominent in club work and high official in DAR

K. Andrew Gardner Jackson b. Mar 1857 (age 3 1860) m. 24 Nov. 1886 Wood Co., BK2:135 (he 30/she22) Mary P. Shattuck; b. ca 1864 Wood Co., d/o Charles and Anna Shattuck

1) Charles Shattuck Jackson b. 22 Aug 1887 Parkersburg, WV.

a) Charles Jackson Jr. .

2) Jane Gardner b. Sept 1901 m. Mr. Cox :

a) Jane Cox

RBC: Roy Bird Cook

Submitted by Linda Brake Meyers.
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