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In 1768, the immigrant, John JACKSON, with his sons, George and Edward, crossed the Alleghany Mountains into the unbroken wilderness of now West Virginia. John made a tomahawk claim for his homestead at the Pringle Tree, near the mouth of Turkey Run, where it empties into the Buckhannon River, near present day city of Buckhannon in Upshur County, West Virginia. His was one of the first three families to settle in this region.
Brief History of John and Elizabeth (CUMMINS) JACKSON
John JACKSON, born in Coleraine, Londonderry, Ireland c 1715, immigrated to Maryland in 1748 where he married Elizabeth CUMMINS on 4 July 1755. In 1758, they removed to present day Hardy Co., WV. In 1769, the family moved to near Buckhannon, WV. John served in the American Revolution. John and Elizabeth spent their later years in Clarksburg, WV.
Jackson Heritage Days
In 1998 we had “Jackson Heritage Days” to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the immigration of John Jackson and Elizabeth Cummins to America. We produced two booklets for this celebration Jackson Heritage Days part 1 and Jackson Heritage Days part 2.
Some Prominent Descendants of John and Elizabeth Jackson
John Jackson and Elizabeth Cummins’s great-grandson was Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, famous Confederate General of the U. S. Civil War. Many other famous individuals are of this Jackson line: Colonel George Jackson (1757-1831), son of John, served in the Revolution, attaining rank of colonel, member of Virginia State Convention that ratified the United States Constitution in 1788, served in U.S. Congress (1795-1797; 1799-1803); Colonel Edward Jackson (1759-1828), son of John, served in the Revolution, attaining rank of colonel, served terms in Virginia legislature in 1803 and 1815; John George Jackson (1774-1825), son of George, member of U.S. Congress (1803-1810; 1813-1817), Judge in US District Court (1819-1825), his first wife was Mary Payne, the sister of the famous Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison. John George was a good friend and spokesman for President Madison in Congress. Brigadier General John Jay Jackson (1800-1877), son of John George, served under General Andrew Jackson in Seminole Campaign (1820-1821), six terms in VA House of Delegates, delegate to Richmond Convention (1861) where he voted against secession from Union, and served in First Wheeling Convention. John Jay Jackson, Jr. (1824-1907), son of John Jay, two terms in VA House of Delegates, and as Federal Judge. Jacob Beeson Jackson (1829-1893), son of John Jay, one term in VA House of Delegates, Mayor of Parkersburg, WV, the sixth Governor of WV (elected in 1880). Judge James Monroe Jackson (1825-1901), son of John Jay, a US District Judge in Parkersburg, WV. David Edward Jackson (1788–1837), son of Edward, was a famous fur trader and Jackson Hole, Wyoming is named after him.