Jacob Beeson Jackson
Son of Gen. John Jay Jackson and Emma 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.