Jacob B. Jackson, Governor

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Jacob Beeson Jackson

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Gen John Jackson and Emma G Jackson
Husband of Marie Antoniette Jackson
Father of William Wirt Jackson
Brother of John Jay Jackson, Jr; Judge James M Jackson, US Congress; Henry C Jackson and America Small
Half brother of Andrew G Jackson

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About Jacob B. Jackson, Governor


Jacob Beeson Jackson (April 6, 1829 – December 11, 1893) was the sixth Governor of West Virginia from 1881 to 1885. In 1855, he married Maria Willard. In his biography it is stated that he was a cousin of Stonewall Jackson. An examination of their family trees shows no such close connection. He was, however, a 4th-cousin-once-removed to William Wirt Woodson who was Stonewall Jackson's half brother.

He was a son of General John Jay Jackson and his brothers were Federal Judge John Jay Jackson, Jr. and Circuit Judge and Congressman James M. Jackson. The Jackson Memorial Fountain at Parkersburg, West Virginia is dedicated to the Jackson family.

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