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Gen John Jay Jackson, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1800
Clarksburg
Harrison County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 1877
Wood County
West Virginia, USA

"Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y. " by George Washington Cullum, published 1891.

Born in Virginia, John J. Jackson was a Cadet of the Military Academy from May 17, 1815 to July 24, 1818 when he graduated and promoted in the Army. He served in garrison at Norfolk harbor, Va., 1818-19; on Recruiting service, 1819-20; on Florida Frontier, 1820-21; as Adjutant, 4th Infantry, at Regimental headquarters, Montpelier, Ala., May, 1821, to Sep. 30, 1822; and on leave of absence, 1822-23. Resigned, Jan. 1, 1823.

Military Promotions
2d Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Jul. 24, 1818
2nd Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec 1, 1819

Civil History - Counselor at Law, Parkersburg, Va., 1823-77. District Attorney of the Court of Oyer and Terminer for Wood County, Va., 1826-55; and of the Superior Court, 1830-52. Member of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, 1825, 1830, 1838, 1839, 1842, and 1844. Brig-General, Virginia Militia, 1842-61. President of the Second National Bank of Parkersburg, W. VA., 1864-77; of the Little Kanawha Navigation Company, 1870-77; and of the Commission to adjust the proportion of Virginia debt to be assumed by West Virginia, 1871. Died, Jan. 1, 1877, at Parkersburg, W. VA., Aged 77. 
 
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 Parents:
  John George Jackson (1777 - 1825)
  Mary Payne Jackson (1781 - 1808)
 
 Spouses:
  Emma G. Beeson Jackson (1803 - 1842)
  Jane Elizabeth Beeson Gardner Jackson (1817 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  John Jay Jackson (1824 - 1907)*
  James Monroe Jackson (1825 - 1901)*
  Eliza Clinch Jackson Dickinson (1827 - 1851)*
  Jacob Beeson Jackson (1829 - 1893)*
  America Jackson Small (1831 - 1919)*
  Emma Beeson Jackson Dent (1840 - 1871)*
  Anna Elizabeth Jackson Neal (1842 - 1882)*
  Frances Belle Jackson Thompson (1846 - 1912)*
  Andrew Gardner Jackson (1856 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Jay Jackson (1800 - 1877)
  Mary Elizabeth Payne Jackson Allen (1805 - 1881)*
  James Madison Jackson (1818 - 1871)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Parkersburg
Wood County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: DeLoss McKnight III
Record added: Feb 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8427911
Gen John Jay Jackson, Sr
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Gen John Jay Jackson, Sr
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Remembering my blood kin John on this memorial day.
- Michael Hayhurst
 Added: May. 26, 2014
God bless
- Wisteria
 Added: Apr. 11, 2014

- Kim
 Added: Apr. 9, 2013
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