When Burton Wilson Jackson was born in 1864, in Greenville, Bond, Illinois, United States, his father, James Watts Jackson, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Ann Clouse, was 26. He married Nancy Isabelle Thacker on 12 June 1889, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bond, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 November 1934, in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.
English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack . In North America, this surname has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages, in particular those derived from equivalents or short forms and other derivatives of the personal name Jacob , e.g. Norwegian Jacobsen or Jakobsen and, in some cases, Slovenian Jakše (from a derivative of the personal name Jakob ). This surname is also very common among African Americans (see also 2 below).
African American: from the personal name Jackson (or Andrew Jackson), adopted in honor of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in many cases probably for the same reason.
History: This extremely common British name was brought over by numerous different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One forebear was the father and namesake of the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, who migrated to SC from Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland in 1765. The Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson came from VA, where his great-grandfather John, likewise of Scotch–Irish stock, had settled after emigrating to America in 1748.
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