Julia Beckwith <I>Neale</I> Woodson

Julia Beckwith Neale Woodson

Aldie, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death 3 Sep 1831 (aged 33)
Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6681279 · View Source
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Mother of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.

Julia Neale was born in 1798 to Margaret Winn and Thomas Neale. She married Jonathan Jackson on Sep. 28, 1817 in Parkersburg, VA (now West Virginia).

Life was good for them and their kids Elizabeth, Warren, and Thomas. But in 1826, typhoid fever took Jonathan and little Elizabeth. A daughter Laura was born right after the deaths. Soon after though, she remarried to Blake Woodson on November 4, 1830.

However, he despised his stepchildren, so Julia sent them to live with relatives. In 1831, she gave birth to their first child William Woodson. But the childbirth was too much for her and she died of complications on December 4. As for her family, they went on to still have many more tragedies. The rest of her kids lived past their childhood years, but not for long.

Warren contracted tuberculosis and died at the age of 20 in 1841. Thomas had much success and became known as the famous Civil War general for the Confederacy, Stonewall Jackson. Unfortunately, he was wounded and had his arm amputated and a week later, he died of pneumonia at the age of 39 on May 10, 1863.

Laura was the only child who survived to old age. She died in 1911 in Buckhannon, WV at the age of 85. William lived till 1875 and died at the age of 44 in New Harmony, IN. Blake, her husband, died not long after in May 1833 at the age of 63.

Several years later, Capt. Thomas R. Ranson paid respect to her by putting a marble marker over her unmarked grave. Her grave and all the others in Westlake Cemetery are kept clean by many community groups.

Bio by: Eddy Dodson

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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 11 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6681279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Beckwith Neale Woodson (28 Feb 1798–3 Sep 1831), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6681279, citing Westlake Cemetery, Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .