Elizabeth Jackson

Elizabeth “Eliza” Jackson Means

OLD web page on Elizabeth Jackson Means for temporary reference (September 3, 2006)

Generation No. 1

 

1.  Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson  (George2, John1) was born 06 October 1779 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died Bef. 1831 in probably Muskingum County, Ohio.  She married (1) William Jacob Means 04 July 1798 in Harrison County, (West) Virginia1. He died Bef. 1817 in Muskingum County, Ohio. She married (2) Chauncey B. Stephens 14 July 1817 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He died Abt. 1836 in probably Muskingum County, Ohio.

Eliza is said to have died before her father, which would have been before 1831.  Heirs of her family are listed in Daniel Post vs. George Jackson Heirs as of 9th day of June 1836, Lewis County, Chancery Case, extracted by Nancy Jackson:

 

“William english and Nancy his wife, late Nancy Means, John Welch and Eliza C., his wife, late Eliza C. Means, John dorsey and Prudence his wife, late Prudence Means, William Ellis and Mary his wife, late Mary Means, Isaiah Zane and Penelope Jane his wife, late Penelope Jane Means, John Jackson Means, and George E. Stevens, heirs and heiresses at law of Elizabeth Means abd afterwards, Elizabeth Stevens, dec’d. by her first husband Jacob Means dec’d and the said George E. , also the son and one of the heirs of the said Elizabeth Stevens, dec’d by her second husband Chauncey B. Stephens dec’d the said Elizabeth being another daughter of George Jackson.”

     

Children of Elizabeth Jackson and William Means are:

+      2                 i.    Nancy4 Means, born 1800 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died Bet. 1850 – 1860 in Perry Township, Licking County, Ohio.

+      3                ii.    Eliza Catherine Means, born 1805 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia.

+      4               iii.    Prudence J. Means, born 1812 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia; died Bet. 1860 – 1870.

+      5               iv.    Penelope Jane Means, born Bet. 1814-1817 in Muskingum County, Ohio; died 13 January 1871 in probably Sonoma County, California.

6                v.    John Jackson Means. He married Eleanor Bland 16 February 1832 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

7               vi.    Mary Means.  She married William Ellis.

 

Child of Elizabeth Jackson and Chauncey Stephens is:

8                 i.    George4 Stephens, born Aft. 14 July 1817 in Ohio.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  Nancy4 Means (Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1800 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died Bet. 1850-1860 in Perry Township, Licking County, Ohio.  She married William M. English 16 January 1817 in Muskingum County, Ohio2. He was born 1789 in Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 1860-1870 in Perry Township, Licking County, Ohio.

 

Notes for Nancy Means:

I have not proven this with primary documents but believe that William and Nancy Means were living in Licking County, Ohio in 1850.  William English was age 61, farmer born in Pennsylvania, Nancy was age 50, born 1800 in Virginia, Prudence was age 18, born 1832, Jacob M. age 16, born1834 (was he Jacob Means English?) John G. was age 14, born 1836 (was he John George?) Sarah C. age 11, born 1839 and Allison M. age 3, born 1847. (lbm)

 

Their marriage is recorded in Muskingum County, Ohio (Diane Nichols researcher) 16 January 1817.  These children were all born after 1830, so there are probably other children born to this couple.

 

William English age 61, born in Pennsylvania was a farmer in Licking county, Ohio in 1850.  His wife Nancy was age 50, born in Virginia.

 

In 1860 Nancy was gone, but William M. English, age 69, born in Pennsylvania was still farming in Perry, Licking County, Ohio. Living with him was his daughter Sarah E. English, who was 19. She was Sarah C, age 11 1850.  Living next door was his son, John G. English. He was not listed in the 1880 census.

Children of Nancy Means and William English are:

9                 i.    Prudence5 English, born 1832 in Ohio.

+      10              ii.    Jacob M. English, born 1834 in Ohio.

+      11             iii.    John G. English, born 1836 in Ohio.

12             iv.    Sarah C/E English, born 1839 in Ohio.

13              v.    Allison M. English, born 1847 in Ohio.

 

3.  Eliza Catherine4 Means (Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1805 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia.  She married John Welsh 01 January 1829 in Muskingum County, Ohio3.  He was born 1794 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and died Bet. 1838 – 1850 in probably Muskingum County, Ohio.

 

This family has not been proven with primary documents.

 

In 1850 Eliza Welsh is age 45, born 1805, in Virginia.  She is head of the household living in Muskingum, Muskingum County, Ohio.  Children, all born in Ohio are: Emily L. age 18, George J., age 16, Lucius A. 14, Alva 13, and Lyman J. 11. John was not listed in the 1850 Muskingum County Census.

Children of Eliza Means and John Welsh are:

14               i.    Emily L.5 Welsh, born 1832 in Ohio.

15              ii.    George J. Welsh, born 1834 in Ohio.

16             iii.    Lucius A. Welsh, born 1836 in Ohio.

17             iv.    Alva Welsh, born 1837 in Ohio.

18              v.    Lyman J. Welsh, born 1839 in Ohio.

 

4.  Prudence J.4 Means (Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1812 in probably Harrison County, (West) Virginia, and died Bet. 1860-1870. She married John Dorsey.  He was born Abt. 1811 in Virginia. In 1850 Muskingum, Muskingum County, Ohio, John Dorsey was age 37, born in Virginia, Prudence J., age 38, born in Virginia, Theodore H. age 18, Edwin J. age 15, John E. age 7 and Emily age 10, all born in Ohio. In 1860 they were living the same, but John was 50, Prudence J. was age 47, both born in Virginia, Edwin J. was age 23 anjd John Elmer was age 16, both born in Ohio. Theodore was age 38, living next door with wife, Louisa J. age 22, Olive, age 2, both born in Ohio.

Children of Prudence Means and John Dorsey are:

+      19               i.    Theodore H.5 Dorsey, born 1832 in Ohio.

+      20              ii.    Edwin J. Dorsey, born 1835 in Ohio.

21             iii.    John Elmer Dorsey, born 1843 in Ohio.

22             iv.    Emily Dorsey, born 1840 in Ohio.

 

5.  Penelope Jane4 Means (Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born Bet. 1814 – 1817 in Muskingum County, Ohio, and died 13 January 1871 in probably Sonoma County, California. She married (1) Isaiah “Sire” Zane 01 January 1833 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio4, son of Silas Zane and Annie Bland.  He was born 1809 in Ohio County, (West) Virginia, and died 15 June 1852 in Ash Hollow, Keith County, Nebraska. She married (2) Hugh Patten. He was born 1815 in Warren, Kentucky.

 

Notes for Penelope Jane Means:

Information on the Means Family is from Diane Nichols, Zane family researcher.   

 

Penelope’s birth date is unclear.  One researcher has her born 9 August 1814, but she was just 31 in the 1850 Census Muskingum County, Ohio and 50 in 1870 Heraldburg, Sonoma County, California. She had to have been born before her mother’s second marriage on 14 July 1817. In 1870 she is living with her second husband, Hugh Paten in Heraldburg, Sonoma County, California.  With her is her son, Willis Zane, age 28, born in Ohio.

 

Notes for Isaiah “Sire” Zane:

Sutor’s,  History of Muskingum County, Ohio,  p705 says “”Sire” Zane was a fine specimen of physical manhood in Musk. Co., being able to outrun, jump or whip any of his competitors at a time when muscle seemed to be a distinguishing characteristic of the day. At the time of the California excitement he took his family and started for the Golden State, but died of cholora on the way. He was a tall, raw boned man of rather fine appearance and good ambition, but without education. He was notable as an Indian warrior and was commander of the first siege at the fort at Wheeling (Ft. Henry). He was greatly liked by all his acquaintances and was much beloved by the Indians.

 

Diane Nichols says he died near Ft. Laramie Wyoming in Ash Hollow, where a 4 year old son also died. The rest of the family went on to California and first settled in Ceres (near Modesto) and later moved to Glen Ellen near Sonoma.

Children of Penelope Means and Isaiah Zane are:

+      23               i.    Joel Mortimer “Mort”5 Zane, born 16 December 1834 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 29 January 1907 in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California.

+      24              ii.    Albert Jackson Zane, born 08 December 1835 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 20 February 1915 in Bellingham, Washington.

25             iii.    Harrison Zane, born 1838 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.

+      26           iv.    Willis B. Zane, born 25 January 1840 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 18 March 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.

+      27              v.    Clara Virginia Zane, born 1843 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 1932 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California.

28             vi.    Bernard Zane, born 1845 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 1852 in Ash Hollow, Keith County, Nebraska.

+      29            vii.    Mary L. Zane, born 01 July 1848 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; died 19 November 1925 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California.

 

Generation No. 3

 

10.  Jacob M.5 English (Nancy4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1834 in Ohio.  He married Mary E. Abt. 1860 in probably Illinois.  She was born 1837 in Illinois.

 

This family line has not been confirmed by primary documents.

 

1860 Jacob English born 1834 in Ohio was living in Sangamon County, Springfield, Illinois, with wife Mary E. age 23, born in Illinois, and son William age 3, born in Illinois. In 1880 this family was living in Longton, Elk County, Kansas. Jacob was age 46, born in Ohio, his father in Pennsylvania and his mother in Virginia. His wife Mary was age 43, born in Illinois, her father in Maryland and her mother in Pennsylvania.  William was age 23, Frank, 19, Anna, 18, Lizzie, 16, Howard K. 13, Richard 11, all born in Illinois.  The last three children were born in Kansas: Jacob age 8, Katie, 5 and John 1.

Children of Jacob English and Mary E. are:

30               i.    William6 English, born 1857 in Illinois.

31              ii.    Frank English, born 1861 in Illinois.

32             iii.    Anna English, born 1862 in Illinois.

33             iv.    Lizzie English, born 1864 in Illinois.

34              v.    Howard K. English, born 1867 in Illinois.

35             vi.    Richard English, born 1869 in Illinois.

36            vii.    Jacob English, born 1872 in Kansas. He probably moved to Umatilla, Oregon.

37           viii.    Katie English, born 1875 in Kansas.

38             ix.    John English, born 1879 in Kansas.

 

11.  John G.5 English (Nancy4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1836 in Ohio.  He married Henrietta Abt. 1856 in Ohio.  She was born 1838 in Ohio.

Children of John English and Henrietta are:

39               i.    Mary M.6 English, born 1857 in Ohio.

40              ii.    Edny J. English, born 1859 in Ohio.

41             iii.    William M. English, born 1860 in Ohio.

 

19.  Theodore H.5 Dorsey (Prudence J.4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1832 in Ohio.  He married Eliza or Louisa J. Abt. 1857.  She was born Abt. 1830 in Ohio. In 1870 Theodore was living in Penn, Sullivan County, Missouri.  Next door was his brother, Edwind J. Dorsey.

Children of Theodore Dorsey and Eliza J. are:

42               i.    Olive6 Dorsey, born 1858 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

43              ii.    Edwin Dorsey, born 1860 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

 

20.  Edwin J.5 Dorsey (Prudence J.4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1835 in Ohio.  He married Mary E..  She was born Abt. 1848 in Ohio. In 1870 Edwin was living next door to his brother in Penn, Sullivan County, Missouri. In 1880 he was back in Ohio living in Granville, Licking County,

Children of Edwin Dorsey and Mary E. are:

44               i.    George A.6 Dorsey, born 1868 in Ohio.

45              ii.    Clarence W. Dorsey, born 1873 in Ohio.

46             iii.    Herbert G. Dorsey, born 1876 in Ohio.

 

23.  Joel Mortimer “Mort”5 Zane (Penelope Jane4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 16 December 1834 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, and died 29 January 1907 in Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California.  He married Mildred Adaline Box 15 September 1859 in Sonoma, Sonoma County, California.  She was born 1841 in Mississippi. In 1880 this family was living in Sonoma County, California.  Research has been done by family members and is on Ancestry.com.

Children of Joel Zane and Mildred Box are:

47               i.    Lucy R.6 Zane, born 1860 in California.

48              ii.    Elmer Zane, born 1862 in California.

49             iii.    George A. Zane, born 1864 in California.

50             iv.    Willis Albert Zane, born 30 January 1870 in California; died 01 January 1952 in Sonoma County, California.  He married Minnie Thompson; born 14 December 1876 in California.

51              v.    Mortimer Zane, born 1877 in California.

 

24.  Albert Jackson5 Zane (Penelope Jane4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 08 December 1835 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, and died 20 February 1915 in Bellingham, Washington. He married Minerva Jane Sears 26 September 1869 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California. She was born 1852 in Missouri. They were living in 1880 Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California.

Children of Albert Zane and Minerva Sears are:

52               i.    Georgia6 Zane, born 1871 in California.

53              ii.    Clara B. Zane, born 1873 in California.

54             iii.    Albert Zane, born 1876 in California.

 

26.  Willis B.5 Zane (Penelope Jane4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 25 January 1840 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, and died 18 March 1880 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.  He married Martha Alice Doan Abt. 1870 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California.  She was born Abt. 1853 in California.

Children of Willis Zane and Martha Doan are:

55               i.    Willis6 Zane, born 1871 in California.

56              ii.    Joel Zane, born 1873 in California.

57             iii.    Della M. Zane, born 1874 in California.

58             iv.    Evaline Zane, born 1876 in California.

 

27.  Clara Virginia5 Zane (Penelope Jane4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 1843 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, and died 1932 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California.  She married Isaac Gum. He was born 1843 in Indiana. In 1880 they were living in Mendocino Twp., Sonoma County, California.

Children of Clara Zane and Isaac Gum are:

59               i.    Willie6 Gum, born 1867 in California.

60              ii.    Callie Gum, born 1869 in California.

61             iii.    Frank Gum, born 1871 in California.

 

29.  Mary L.5 Zane (Penelope Jane4 Means, Elizabeth “Eliza”3 Jackson, George2, John1) was born 01 July 1848 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, and died 19 November 1925 in Heraldsburg, Sonoma County, California.  She married Lester L. Gale 1879 in California.  He was born April 1838 in New York. In 1900 Mary claimed she had 5 children and 3 living and had been married 31 years.

Children of Mary Zane and Lester Gale are:

62               i.    Albert Lester6 Gale, born 08 January 1871 in California; died 06 December 1942 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.

63              ii.    Freddie Gale, born 1875 in California.

64             iii.    Clara Gale, born January 1883 in California.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Harrison County West Virginia Marriages, Bk1:39.

2.  Muskingum County Marriages, by Joseph McCune.

3.  Muskingum County Marriages, by J. L. Fleming.

4.  Muskingum County Marriages, By J. L. Fleming.

 

Information on Isaac Zane contributed by Diane Nichols who eventually plans a Zane website.

Information compiled and submitted by Linda B. Meyers (2006).

Last update April 19, 2013 by Dan Hyde.