Minerva Emmaline Summers

28 July 1831–12 August 1901 (Age 70)
Carroll, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Minerva Emmaline

When Minerva Emmaline Summers was born on 28 July 1831, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States, her father, Waymire Summers, was 26 and her mother, Telitha Alexander, was 19. She married John Franklin Jackson in 1855, in Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Burdine, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 12 August 1901, in Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Grandview, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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John Franklin Jackson
Minerva Emmaline Summers
Marriage: 1855
James Henderson Jackson
Cordelia Elizabeth Jackson
Alvah W Jackson
Flora V Jackson
Dora Telitha Jackson

Spouse and Children

Eureka Springs, Carroll, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Perry Summers


    William Summers



    William Kendrick Summers


    James G. Summers


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 1

Historical Boundaries - 1832: Izard, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1833: Carroll, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Carroll, Arkansas, United States
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 19

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Summer 1.2 Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’.3 Americanized form of some likesounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M E Summers in household of W Summers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M E Summers in household of W Summers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Minerva Jackson in household of James H Jackson, "United States Census, 1900"

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