Descendants of Edward Brake Jackson

Descendants of Edward Brake Jackson


Generation No. 1


Edward Brake3 Jackson (George2, John1) was born 25 January 1793 in Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died 08 September 1826 in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania. The following notice of his death was in the September 30th, 1826 issue of National Intelligencer, Washington DC.


“Dr. Edward B. Jackson late member of Congress from Clarksburg Dist. Va d. 8 Sept 1826 at Bedford Pa. Dr. Jackson was elected and served as member of Virginia Legislature several years before being elected to Congress. He leaves and wife and four children.” [i]   He married (1) Anna Todd Abt. 1812. It is tradition in the Jackson family that Edward married a Miss Anna Todd around 1812, the second marriage to take place in the White House. Miss Todd was said to have been a cousin to Dolly Payne Todd Madison, [ii]the wife of President James Madison. A search of the White House archives and early newspapers of Washington D. C. fail to verify this marriage.[iii] A Bible record for the George Jackson family found in the DAR Library in Washington D. C. lists only one marriage for Edward and that is to Elizabeth Gibson. No additional references to Anna Todd have been located.


He married (2) Elizabeth E. Gibson Abt. 23 June 1817 in Fauquier County, Virginia.   On 23 June 1817 E. B. Jackson and William Gibson took a bond of intent to marry in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia. Elizabeth E. Gibson is said to have been a cousin to Julia Beckwith Neale, mother of Stonewall Jackson.[iv]


Lewis County West Virginia Record Book 1821: p. 181:


“Doctor Edward B. Jackson who hath been duly licensed to practice Law in the Courts of the Commonwealth on his motion hath leave to practice in this Court whereupon the said Edward took the Sweral (?) Oath presented by Law. 10 June 1823.”




Dr. Edward Brake Jackson



Dr. Edward Brake Jackson, congressman and physician, was born in Clarksburg, (West) Virginia on the 25th of January 1793, a son of Colonel George and Elizabeth Brake Jackson. He lived only thirty-three short years but led an active and full public life.


Dr. Jackson received his education at Randolph Academy, Clarksburg, under the direction of Rev. George Towers, principal. He then studied medicine under his brother-in-law, Dr. William Williams.


After the surrender of Detroit in the fall of 1812, Dr. Jackson volunteered as a mounted rifleman in this war with Great Britain, after which he was detailed as surgeon’s mate in the Third Regiment of Virginia, serving at Fort Meigs in northern Ohio. Later he declined an appointment as surgeon in the U.S. Army.


Jackson represented his county as a member of the House of Delegates of the General Assembly of Virginia in 1815. He was clerk of the U. S. District Court and served in Congress from 1820-23, having been chosen to fill the vacancy after James Pindall resigned. Later, Jackson was elected to a full term as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (16th-17th Congress), his term expiring on 4th of May 1823. It is to the credit of Dr. Jackson and Rep. McWhorter that the county of Lewis, (West) Virginia was created. Jackson declined another term in 1822 possibly because of failing health.


In 1820, in Clarksburg, Jackson associated with Dr. William Williams, [v] his brother-in-law, and advertised his business in the Republican Compiler on 21st of July 1820. And, in 1822, he served on the Board of Trustees of Randolph Academy.


It is a tradition in the Jackson family that Edward married Miss Anna Todd around 1812, the second marriage to take place in the White House. Miss Todd was a cousin to Dolly Payne Todd Madison, the wife of President James Madison.[vi] A search of the White House archives and early newspapers of Washington DC fail to verify this marriage, however. The George Jackson family Bible record, meanwhile, lists only one marriage for Edward, to Elizabeth Gibson. No additional references to Anna Todd Jackson have been located.


Jackson’s marriage to Elizabeth E. Gibson probably took place around the 23rd June of 1817 in Fauquier County, Virginia. On this date, in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, E. B. Jackson and William Gibson took a bond of intent to marry. Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Sarah S. Winn Gibson who were married the 17 December 1791. Sarah was the daughter of Minor Winn.


In early fall of 1826, Dr. Jackson left Clarksburg to seek the medical benefits of the healing waters found in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. It is obvious from his detailed will that he intended to return to his family and medical practice. He died on the 8th of September 1826 and was probably buried near Bedford, Pennsylvania, [vii] but not before making provisions for his wife and children and disposing of his entire estate right down to his suit of clothing, which he left to George J. Williams.[viii] He appointed Elizabeth E. Jackson and George J. Williams guardians of his children, and he freed his servants, John and Jenny, after they safely escorted his wife, Elizabeth, and her children, to Mr. Gibson’s home in Fauquier County, Virginia.[ix] His will, written and first probated in Bedford County, can be found in the courthouse at Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia.[x]


Upon Dr. Jackson’s death, the Clarksburg Intelligencer offered this eulogy:”


“In all the various stations to which he was called he supported with credit to himself the interest and honor of the District he represented. The death of such a man is both a national and a private loss. Peace to his ashes.” [xi]


Election results for candidate Dr. Edward B. Jackson (link to “A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787-1825”, WebSite of Tufts University)



Will of Edward Brake Jackson

Harrison County, West Virginia

Will Book 4:134.


I Edward B Jackson of Clarksburg Harrison County Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory do make this my last will an testament. Said first I appoint my Brother William L Jackson as my executor by this my Testament to do and perform all things appertaining to Executors. Secondly To sell and convey by special waranty two thousand acres of Lands conveyed to me by Elijah Arnold and wife Wither in hole or in part and upon such terms and for such payments as to same may seem best the proceeds to be applied to the payment of my debts the balance if any to the suport and education of my Children also one thousand acre of land in Nicholas County upon the same Terms and conditions and for the same purpose. The small debts due and coming to me I direct to be applied in addition to the forgoing also to the payment of my debts —I direct if necessary for the payment of my debts all the personal property which I left at Clarksburg upon my leaving that place upon a visit to the Bedford Springs to be applied for that purpose and in the want of them being sufficient without I give and Bequeath it to my wife Elizabeth E Jackson. Thirdly I do hereby appoint Elizabeth E Jackson my wife and George J Williams to be the Guardians of my Children Maria Flora Virginia George William and Alfred Fourthly It is my will and desire that the land now in the possession of Michael Dunn known by the name of the Coal Bank Tract and the land purchased of William L Jackson known by the name of the Monticella Spring Tract and also that house and lot lying in Clarksburg purchased of Peter Lynch be lit and rented the proceeds to be applied to the Education and support of my Children above named during their minority and when they arive at adult age to be equally divided amongst them. Fifthly It is my will and desire that the debts due and owing to me by Warren Jones for the Purchase of the stone house and lot in Clarksburg also a back lot and stable amounting to near twenty one hundred dollars and also the debts oweing to me by William and Joseph Johnson amounting to $560 all and both of which when collected to be invested in the purchase of Lands in either of the states of Indianna Illinois or Missouri upon and near the Great rout for the National Roads which said lands is to be eaqually divided between my aforesaid Children when they shall have attained adult age ..and also the debts coming to me form Robert Childers amounting to $420 to applied as above for the purchase of Lands in the same manner as aforesaid all of which purchases to be made by the Guardians of my Children . Sixthly to my servants John and Jenny I give their freedom after they shall attend my family to Mr Gibsons in Fuquire County Virginia and upon conditions also that they will leave the state of Virginia or obtain permission of the Legislator to remain in that Commonwealth. Seventhly I bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth E Jackson in time of her Dower all the personal property which was sent to her Fathers by Wm Keith including the carriage Horses and Harness also three Horses which I sent to her Fathers by Wm Rhodes and Uncle Edward Jackson and also a mare and Colt which has been there for sometime past. Eightly The Books which I left at Clarksburg are to be sold for the payment of my debts as above generally disposed of if necessary but if not necessary I bequeath them to William L. Jackson G. W Jackson George J Williams to be equally divided between them. Ninthly A suit of Broad Cloth Cloaths with a silk wi—coat unmade which I have with me I bequeath to George J William. Tenthly one thousand dollars which is due in ten annual payments by John and Alexander Burnsides to me I to my wife Elizabeth E. Jackson in part in time of her Dower as aforesaid. Eleventhly I Bequeath unto my neice Sophia Jackson my racing Horse called Punch Twelfthly I Bequeath unto my Nephew James Jackson the rideing saddle of my brother which was presented to me after his Death by Mrs. Jackson. Thirteenthly I direct John to rid Punch to Clarsburg with George J Williams. Forteenthly my saddle which he John rides to Clarksburg I Bequeath to Dexter W Williams


Fifteenthly I Bequeath to John W Williams my razor ___strap, ____ and I also give him one of the teaster Bedsteads at Clarksburg Sixteenthly I Bequeath to my wife all the money I have with me upon her paying all funeral expences like wise the expences to Wm Gibson out of and also to pay small Sums due to Sam Withers Ephram Adams William Gibson. Seventeenthly I Bequeath to Doc W Williams by wearing apperal. Eighteenthly I direct my Executor to purchase and present to Doc W Williams a set of pocket sugical instraments and also a pair of medical scales Ninteenthly releas to William L Jackson the amount of the purchase he made at my vendue sale


Acknowledged in the present of

William Reynolds Sr                                       Edward B Jackson   Seal

Martha Campbell

William Reynolds Jr



Bedford County


Lack of punctuation in Edward’s will caused a problem determining the names of the children. Listed are: Maria Flora Virginia George William and Alfred. A 1837 Lewis County, (W)V chancery case listing the heirs of George Jackson, clarifies this.   it appears that there were only four heirs of E. B. Jackson; Maria, Flora Virginia, George William/s and Edward Alfred.[xii]


Children of Edward Jackson and Elizabeth Gibson are:

+      2                 i.    Maria Gloria4 Jackson, born Abt. 1819 in probably Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died 19 July 1884 in Washington, DC.

+      3                ii.    Flora Virginia Jackson, born March 1820 in Virginia; died 1903.

4               iii.    George William Jackson, born 1823 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia. He married Annie Robinson 31 December 1868 in Fauquier County, Virginia1; born Abt. 1846 in Fauquier County, Virginia. In 1850 a George W. Jackson was living with the Nathaniel Butters family in Turner District of Fauquier County. He was a wheelwright, age 26, born in Virginia.


At the time of their marriage (December 1868) George W. Jackson was age 45, single, born in Harrison County, Virginia, living in Warrenton, Virginia, a lawyer, his parents were Edward B. and Elizabeth Jackson. Annie was age 22, single, born and living in Fauquier County, Virginia, the daughter of Samuel and Caroline A. Robinson.


5               iv.    Edward Alfred Jackson, born in VA.



Generation No. 2


2.Maria Gloria4 Jackson (Edward Brake3, George2, John1) was born Abt. 1819 in probably Clarksburg, Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died 19 July 1884 in Washington, DC2. In 1850, she was age 31 born in Virginia, living in Herkimer, NY. In 1900 she was listed as age 60. Burial: 21 July 1884, Congressional Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. She married John Curtis Underwood 21 October 1839 in Valley View, Fauquier County, Virginia, son of John Underwood and Mary Curtis. He was born 14 March 1809 in Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, and died 07 December 1873 in Washington, DC3. Judge Underwood was buried in a public vault on 12/9/1873 while his family vault was being prepared at site 81/313. Burial: 02 January 1874, Congressional Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.


Fauquier County Virginia Land Deed Book 36,page 13, said Elizabeth E. Jackson gave to her daughter Maria G. Jackson, slave, Susan Catherine (about age of 7 years) daughter of Betty. Dated 21 Dec 1835.




Underwood, Maria Gloria (d. 19 Jul 1884 site R81/312 Underwood.) At 4 a.m., July 19th, 1884, after a brief illness, Maria G., widow of the late Hon. John C. Underwood, United States district judge for Virginia. Funeral Monday, July 21st, at 4 p.m., from her late residence, No. 1446 Rhode Island avenue. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. (She died at her daughters home, Mrs. Alexander Cameron Hunt).




Underwood, John Curtis d. 7 Dec 1873. (Congressional Cemetery site: R81/313-314) The funeral of Judge John C. Underwood will take place at the Unitarian Church corner of 6th and D streets at 2 o’clock tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. The friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.”


The Evening Star, Washington, DC, December 8, 1873: Sudden Death of Judge Underwood Apoplexy the Cause


Judge John C. Underwood, of Virginia, but recently residing in this city, died suddenly of apoplexy at his residence, 226 3d street, at 10 o’clock last evening. The deceased, who was a native of Herkimer county, New York, emigrated to Fauquier county, Virginia, some twenty-five or thirty years ago, where he married and settled. He was educated for the law, and divided his attention for some years between agricultural pursuits and the practice of his profession. On account of his well-known sympathy with the abolition movement and his support of Mr. Lincoln for the Presidency in 1860, he was compelled to leave the state. Mr. Chase, in 1861, secured his appointment as fifth auditor, and in 1864 President Lincoln appointed him district judge for the district of Virginia, which position he held at the time of his death. In 1865 he was elected U.S. Senator by the legislature in session at Alexandria, to succeed Mr. Carlisle, but was not admitted to his seat, owing to the reconstruction measures debarring Virginia from representation in Congress. He presided over the convention which framed the present constitution of Virginia. Latterly his name has been brought prominently before the public in connection with the McVeigh suits for the recovery of confiscated property–the Judge being the holder of this property and defendant in the suits. The circumstances of the late personal attack upon him in Richmond by McVeigh are well remembered, as they were detailed in The Star at the time. The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the Unitarian church, corner 6th and D streets, and the remains will be interred in the Congressional cemetery. The deceased, who was 63 years of age, left a wife and two children. (Interments in the Historic Congressional Cemetery Last Updated: 9/4/2005)


Obit: Weekly State Journal, Parkersburg, WV, 18 December 1873, pg 2 col. 4


“Judge Underwood of the U. S. District Court in Richmond, Va, died on the 8th inst of apoplexy.   During the war, and since, he has been extensively connected in public affairs, and as a result made warm friends and bitter enemies. In his own State, Virginia, he was an early and bitter opponent of the rebellion. He was well known in our own State. His most violent enemies concede him more decision of character and much more ability now then they believed him to possess which he when he first rose to the surface as a public man.”


Children of Maria Jackson and John Underwood are:

6                 i.    Flora Virginia5 Underwood, born 07 October 1840 in Fauquier County, Virginia; died 18 September 1841 in Herkimer, New York4.

+      7                ii.    Edward Jackson Underwood, born 13 December 1842 in Herkimer, New York; died 29 April 1907 in probably Washington, DC.

+      8               iii.    Alice Elizabeth Underwood, born 13 July 1850 in Herkimer, New York; died 04 May 1920 in Washington, DC.


3.Flora Virginia4 Jackson (Edward Brake3, George2, John1) was born March 1820 in Virginia, and died 1903. She married Dr. Erasmus D. Force 03 October 1843 in Fauquier County, Virginia5. He was born in Kentucky, and died Bef. 13 April 1895 in Kentucky6.


Fauquier County, Virginia Land Deeds Book 36, page 13, Elizabeth E. Jackson gave to her daughter Flora V. Jackson, slave Malinda age 7 years (probated date 8 Jan 1836). Said Malinda daughter of Jenny. In his will Edward Jackson freed slave “Jenny”after they had transported Elizabeth to her family in Fauquier County.


In the 1900 census for Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Flora Force was living with her daughter, Ida Bowling. This is the only census record located for this family. She was age 80, born March 1820, a widow, born in Virginia as were her parents. She stated she had six children and four were living. Living there also were sons: Erasmus, born April 1856, age 44, single, Edward J. born Feb 1842, 58 single, and George A. born Mar 1859, 41 single.


She was listed as Florida Force on the CW Widow’s Pension Application. (


Some sources say he was born in New Orleans but the 1900 census indicate that he was born in Kentucky. No census for located with him in them, so it is hard to verify this information.


During the Civil War she served Co B., 124 USC Inf. and collected a Invalid Pension, applying 2 August 1890 in Kentucky (appl: 860-306; cert. 682-342). His widow, Florida Force applied for a pension on 18 April 1895 (appl: 611999; 411998) (Civil War Pension Index, General Index to Pension 1861-1934). He used the alias: Ambrose Farshee and Ambrose Forshee.



Children of Flora Jackson and Erasmus Force are:

9                 i.    Unknown5 Force.

10              ii.    Unknown Force.

11             iii.    Edward J. Force, born February 1842 in Kentucky.

He was age 58, born February 1842, single, occupation: capitalist born in KY, his father in KY and his mother in VA, living with his sister, Ida in the 1900 census for Jefferson County, Kentucky.

+      12             iv.    Ida Force, born May 1848 in Kentucky; died 11 November 1926 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

13              v.    Erasmus D. Force, born April 1856 in Kentucky.

He was living with his sister in 1900 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was age 44, born April 1856, occupation: real estate. In 1920 he was age 63, born ca 1857 a boarder in Louisville, no occupation. His father born in Kentucky and his mother in Virginia.

14             vi.    George A. Force, born March 1859 in Kentucky.


In 1900 he was living with his sister, Ida Bowling. He was age 41 single, born March 1859 no occupation listed.


Note: Public death records for Kentucky began in 1911 and are available online. No record of death for the Force boys could be found


Generation No. 3


7.Edward Jackson5 Underwood (Maria Gloria4 Jackson, Edward Brake3, George2, John1) was born 13 December 1842 in Herkimer, New York, and died 29 April 1907 in probably Washington, DC7. Burial: 01 May 1907, Congressional Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. He married Mary Alice Horsman 02 May 1872 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois. In 1907 she was living in the west in a sanitarium. In 1917-1918 WW1 Draft Registration for his son she was listed as Mrs. E. J. Underwood and was living in the Pennyor Sanitarium, Kenosha, Wisconsin. In 1910 she was listed as a boarder, age 61, widow, with her own income, born in Illinois and her parents in Mass. This was a TB sanitarium.


Notes for Edward Jackson Underwood:


In 1850 he was age 7, living in Herkimer, New York.


Underwood, Edward Jackson d. 29 Apr 1907 64 yrs. R82/312 Underwood. Passed to the higher life at 10:15 a.m., April 29, 1907 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alice Underwood Hunt, Tenleytown, DC, Edward Jackson Underwood, son of the late U.S. District Judge John Curtis and Maria Gloria Underwood.


The Evening Star, Washington, D. C. May 1, 1907, p. 16,

Funeral of Edward J. Underwood


The funeral of Edward Jackson Underwood, a prominent lawyer, who died Monday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alice Underwood Hunt, in Tenleytown, D.C., after an illness of three years, took place at 10:30 o’clock this morning from the family home. Interment, which was private, was made in Congressional cemetery. Mr. Underwood, who was sixty four years of age, received his early education in Cornwall School on the Hudson. His father was for many years United States judge assigned to the eastern district of Virginia. E.J. Underwood married Miss Mary Horseman in Rockford, Ill., and later came with his wife to this city to live. He practiced law in this city, specializing on patent work. His wife, who is in a sanitarium in the west, and one son, John Curtiss Underwood who is on his second trip around the world survive him.


Child of Edward Underwood and Mary Horsman is:

15               i.    John Curtis6 Underwood, born 26 July 1874 in Rockford, Illinois; died 14 January 1949 in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. He married Emily Rudolph 28 November 1928 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the daughter of Mrs. Lena Rudolph.

Residence: New York City. In 1900 he was an author living in Manhattan, age 35. At the time of his father’s death in 1907 he was on his second trip around the world.


WWI Draft Registration: He was living in a hotel in Santa Fe, NM and he listed his occupation as poet and farmer. He was medium height and build with blue eyes and light hair.


“John Curtis Underwood, poet and literary figure, was born July 26, 1874 in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated in 1896 from Trinity (Hartford, Connecticut) with a Bachelor of Arts. In November 1918, Poetry: a Magazine of Verse, awarded Underwood the Helen Haire Levinson prize for the best poem of the year for “The Song of the Cheochas.” At the time he lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico and gave his check to the United War Work Drive. On November 28, 1928 he married Emily Rudolph, a Californian artist. In addition to their writing and painting, they ran the Pioneer Art Gallery in Santa Fe.


Underwood, a supporter of the New Mexico Museum and the arts, gave 68 books to the Museum Library in 1921. In 1925 he gave prize money for a poetry and painting contest. Raymond Jonson won the painting contest. Underwood purchased Jonson’s prize winning work, The Power of God, for the Museum collection. Mary Austin won second prize in the poetry contest.


During his career Underwood published various books of poetry and literary criticism. His poems were published in magazines like Everybody’s, and Ainslee’s Magazine . Some of his books are Trails End (1921), Americans (1912), The Iron Muse (1910), Interpreters (1939), Processionals (1915), Pioneers (1923), and Literature and Insurgency (1914). Reviews of his work can be found in newspapers as the New York Times and the Boston Transcript . In the preface to his book, Literature and Insurgency, Underwood gives his opinion of American literature and ideas about what poetry should be. “Poetry that is real, that is fit to survive through the centuries, needs no defense. …, it rises triumphant from each defeat to summon men and women to greater heights of aspiration, to greater intensities and charities of common humanity shared and exalted. Great poetry like all great literature is born of storm and stress in the individual or the community.”


John Curtis Underwood died at age 74 on January 14, 1949 on his ranch near Santa Cruz, New Mexico.” ( )


8.Alice Elizabeth5 Underwood (Maria Gloria4 Jackson, Edward Brake3, George2, John1) was born 13 July 1850 in Herkimer, New York, and died 04 May 1920 in Washington, DC8. Burial: 06 May 1920, Congressional Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia


She married Alexander Cameron Hunt 03 June 1889 in Quebec, Canada.[xiii] He was born 25 December 1825 in Hammondsport, New York, and died 14 May 1894 in Washington, DC. Burial: Aft. 14 May 1894, Congressional Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.


In 1880, Alice E. Underwood, age 28, was living on Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, DC. She was a clerk at the post office, born in NY, her father in NY and her mother in Virginia. With her was her mother, Maria G., age 60, widow, born in Virginia as were her parents. Her brother, Edward J. was age 35, a lawyer, married born in NY, his father in NY and mother in VA. Although Edward was married this census does not list his wife, nor his young son. There is a Harold G. Underwood, boarder, age 27 clerk in post office living there as well, two other boarders and a black male servant named James Edmunds, age 40, born in Virginia as were his parents.


In 1900 Tenleytown, Washington, D. C. Alice U. Hunt was age 49, wd, with one child, living, born July 1850, she had income property, with 4 boarders and a maid. Her daughter Gloria J. was age 9, born in DC in Jan 1891, her father in NY.


In 1910 Washington D. C., Alice was age 57, born in NY, her father in NY and her mother in VA, own income. Her daughter Gloria was age 19.


Hunt, Alice d. 4 May 1920 R82/314

The Evening Star, Washington, DC, May 6, 1920, p. 2:

Mrs. Alice U. Hunt Dies


Mrs. Alice Underwood Hunt, widow of Alexander Hunt, former Governor of Colorado, died Tuesday at her home, 815 15th street, after a brief illness. She was seventy years old.


Mrs. Hunt was for many years interested in charitable work in Washington. She was the founder of the Home for the Blind in Georgetown, and was instrumental in having opened in the Library of Congress a reading room for the blind.


Her father was Judge Charles C. Underwood of Alexandria, Va. It was in Judge Underwood’s court that Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, was arraigned. Her husband after he served a term as Governor of Colorado, was elected more than forty years ago to a seat in the Senate.


Eighteen months ago Mrs. Hunt buried her daughter, Miss Gloria Hunt.


Services were held today at Speare’s undertaking establishment and interment was in Congressional cemetery. (Note: the reading room for the blind was opened in the then new Library of Congress in 1896.)


Obit: The Evening Star, Washington, D. C. , May 15, 1894:


Ex-Gov Hunt Dead

A Forty-Niner and Active in the Development of the West


The death of Alexander C. Hunt at his residence in Tenleytown yesterday closes a career, which was actively identified with many of the interesting and important features in the development of the west. For the past six year Gov. Hunt, as he was known, has been a resident of this city. His home was at 1446 Rhode Island Avenue. In 1891, while at Chicago, he had an attack of paralysis, and his recovery, while partial, was never complete. His health became impaired, and he built a residence at Tenleytown, which he had only recently occupied. The funeral services, which will be private, will be held tomorrow, the interment being at Congressional cemetery.


Governor Hunt was born at Hammondsport, N. Y., in the year 1829. When a child he was taken by his parents to Freeport, Ill., which became their home. Here his early life was spent and he was honored by his fellow citizens by being elected mayor, and given other places of trust. He crossed the plains in 1849, and returning in the latter part of the 50’s, he went to Colorado, making his residence at Denver. He was elected a delegate to Congress from that territory, and later he was appointed governor. He subsequently had charge of the Indians in that territory. He was president of the Rio Grande railroad, and also projected the National railroad from Laredo to the City of Mexico. He had large property interests in Texas and in Mexico. He was twice married and leaves a wife and three children.


(UFOA : Governor Hunt is dead and his widow lives at “Gloria Point,” Tenallytown, D. C. )


Child of Alice Underwood and Alexander Hunt is:

16               i.    Gloria J.6 Hunt, born 02 January 1891 in Washington, DC; died October 1918 in Washington, DC.


There is a Glena J. Hunt on the Congressional Cemetery Index buried 13 October 1918 on the same site as Alexander and Alice Hunt (82/313). One reference says her full name was Gloria John Hunt named after her grandparents? Burial: 13 October 1918, Congressional Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.


12.Ida5 Force (Flora Virginia4 Jackson, Edward Brake3, George2, John1) was born May 1848 in Kentucky, and died 11 November 1926 in Jefferson County, Kentucky9. She married Dr. Bowling Abt. 1871. He died Bef. 1900 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.


There is confusion as to the name of the Bolling or Bowling, who Ida Force married. (The name was spelled Bowling in the 1900 census and on her death record in the Kentucky Death database,


The Weston Democrat, Lewis County, West Virginia, April 19, 1890 gave the name of Ida’s husband as Dr. George Bolling, a professor of the medical college of Louisville in 1890. No further information has been located on Dr. George Bolling.


On the Ancestry World Tree Project, Mae’s Bowling & Doolin Ancestors , William Holt Bolling is given as the name of her husband . The preparer also gave full names and dates for five children, Flora Jackson born 8 April 1871, Alfred Force born 1 June 1872, Anna Dade born 1 Feb 1874, Melville born 24 April 1876, and Alice Underwood Bolling born 22 October 1880. However, this genealogy is no longer available on Ancestry.


There is a William Holt Bolling living in Jefferson County, Louisville, Kentucky where this family settled, and there were several references to a William Holt Bolling in Fauquier County, Virginia during the Civil War. However, both William Holt and George Bolling/Bowling have managed to elude the census takers in Kentucky for no census have been located for them as is the case for Erasmus Force. Mae’s papers gave an 1891 death date for William Holt Bolling.


Ida Bowling was located in only one census, the 1900 census for Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. She is head of the household, a widow, age 55, born in May 1845 [1848 according to the death index with death at age 78] in Kentucky, her father born in KY and her mother in Virginia. She stated to the census takers that she had two children/two living and two daughters were living with her. This conflicts with Mae’s information that she had 5 children. The names of two of the daughters are the same but the dates of their births disagree with the census data.


Alice Bowling was age 19, born April 1881 and Flora Sutcliffe was age 26, born Jan 1874, married 3 years, no children.


Living with her were her mother, Flora, three brothers, Erasmus born April 1856, Edward J., born Feb. 1842 and George A. born March 1859, and two daughters, Alice Bowling, age 19 and Flora Sutcliff, married 3 years, age 26. Also living in the household was a cook and a servant.


Children of Ida Force and Bowling are:

+      17               i.    Flora6 Bolling/Bowling born January 1874 in Kentucky; died 23 March 1931 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

18              ii.    Alice Bolling/Bowling born April 1881 in Kentucky.

In 1900 she was living with her mother Alice Bowling. She was age 19, single, born April 1881, born in Ky, her father in Virginia and her mother in KY. (note her sister’s entry says her father was born in VA and her mother in KY.) Her mother stated she was born in Kentucky.


Generation No. 4


17.Flora6 Bolling/Bowling (Ida5 Force, Flora Virginia4 Jackson, Edward Brake3, George2, John1) was born January 1874 in Kentucky, and died 23 March 1931 in Jefferson County, Kentucky10. She married John H. Sutcliffe 1887. He was born 1860 in Kentucky, and died 22 May 1940 in Jefferson County, Kentucky11.


She was Flora Sutcliffe, age 26, born January 1874, living with her mother in 1900. Her father born in Kentucky and her mother in Virginia. She was Flora B. age 40 in 1910, age 48 in 1920, her father born in Virginia and her mother in Kentucky. In 1930 she was age 58.


He was age 51 in 1910, age 60 in 1920 and 70 in 1930. He was a journalist for the paper company and in 1930 was president of the publishing company.


Children of Flora Bolling and John Sutcliffe are:

19               i.    John E.7 Sutcliffe, born Abt. 1902 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

He was age 8 oin 1910, age 18 in 1920 and age 28 in 1930.

20              ii.    Ida Bolling Sutcliffe, born Abt. 1904 in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She was age 6 in 1910, age 16 in 1920 and not listed with her parents in 1930.

21             iii.    Flora V. Sutcliffe, born Abt. 1907 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Flora Sutcliffe probably married a Mr. Terry after 1930. There is a birth record for Flora B. Terry b. 24 July 1941 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, mother Flora Sutcliffe. (Vol. 80; cert. 39761, Book 1941).


Flora Terry died 21 April 1966 in Jefferson County, age 55, her residence Hardin. She was age 2 in 1910, age 12 in 1920 and age 22 in 1930.




1. Buck, Dee Ann, Fauquier County Marriages 1854-1880, Minister John W. Pugh.

2. Index of Interments of Congressional Cemetery 1992.

3. Index of Interments of Congressional Cemetery 1992, Patricia L. Sheetz- researcher: Public Vaults were used while permanent graves were being prepared. site 81/313-314; Public Vault 12/9/1873).

4. Underwood, Lucien Marcus, The Underwood Families of America (UFOA), (Higginson Book Co, originally published in 1913, Lancaster, PA; New Era Printing Co.).

5. Gate, John K., Fauquier County Virginia Marriage Bonds 1759-1854, Marriage Returns 1785-1848, (Heritage Books, Inc.), 69, She was listed as the daughter of Edward B. Jackson.

6. Civil War Pension Index, General Index to Pensions 1861-1934, His widow applied for a pension on 13 April 1895.

7. Index of Interments of Congressional Cemetery 1992.

8. Index of Interments of Congressional Cemetery 1992, Site 82/314.

9. Kentucky Death Index 1911-2000, Vol. 57 cert #28287 – Ida F. Bowling.

10. Kentucky Death Index 1911-2000, Vol. 15 cert 07331 – Flora B. Sutcliffe.

11. Kentucky Death Index 1911-2000, Vol 31 cert 15037 John H. Sutcliffe.




[i] Library of Congress Roll 1 1800-1834 : NGS Special Publication #41 Abstracts of Marriages and death notices from 1800-1850. His death was also reported in the September 29th,   1826 edition of the “Richmond Enquirer”, : Film 23a, Library of Virginia, Benard J. Henley papers.

[ii] This relationship was through Dolly’s first marriage to John Todd, Jr. (1790). She married James Madison in September 1794, after her John’s death.

[iii] In the early 1990’s Harriet Piper called the White House archivist, Rex Scouten, to inquire about this marriage. He informed her that the second marriage in the White House was not a Jackson-Todd wedding.

[iv] Hunter Bennett papers.

[v] Williams has been referred to as the first physician to permanently locate in Harrison County.

[vi] Thomas Jefferson was President from 1801-09. During the early years of his administration Dolly assisted at the White House when the President asked her help in receiving ladies. Dolly was a sister to the wife of John George Jackson, brother of E. B. Jackson and the Jackson-Madison family had a close relationship.

[vii] Weather at this time of the year would not permit the transportation of a body a great distance.

[viii] Relationship to George J. Williams is unclear. He probably was a son of Dr. William and Catherine Jackson Williams.

[ix] The fact that all of the children went with Elizabeth to live with the Gibson family is a good indication that they were all Elizabeth’s children and not children of a previous marriage.

[x] Will Book 4: 134; 11 Sept 1826 and 2 Dec. 1826.

[xi] Clarksburg Intelligencer, 23 Sept. 1826; Haymond, History of Harrison County, p. 382.

[xii] Daniel Post vs. George Jackson heirs, 1837 drawer, chancery records, Lewis County courthouse, Weston, WV.

[xiii] Underwood Lucien Marcus, The Underwood Families of America says they were married in Canada, the IGI has them married in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.


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