Mary Jane Lemon

Female7 March 1837–26 June 1879

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Lemon was born on 7 March 1837, in Virginia, United States, her father, George Samuel Lemon, was 48 and her mother, Nancy Gilliland, was 45. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Henry Lancisco Jackson. She lived in Ritchie, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Grant District, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1870. She died on 26 June 1879, at the age of 42, and was buried in Pribble Cemetery, Cisco, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States.

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Henry Lancisco Jackson
Mary Jane Lemon
Henry C Jackson
Lydia Jane Jackson

Sources (5)

  • Mary J Jackson in household of H L Jackson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Jane Lemon Jackson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • M. J. Lemon in entry for Lydia Jane Beckner, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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World Events (6)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 7

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 24

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning


nickname from Middle English lefman, lemman, leman ‘lover, sweetheart’. This is probably the chief source of the surname. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).

from the Middle English personal name Leman, Old English Lēofmann, from lēof ‘dear, beloved’ + mann ‘man’, the ultimate source of the name in 1 above.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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