William Jackson

Maleabout 1863–

Brief Life History of William

William Jackson was born about 1863, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. He married Joannah Sampson on 19 May 1883, in Knox, Kentucky, United States.

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William Jackson
1863–
Joannah Sampson
1860–
Marriage: 19 May 1883

Sources (6)

  • William Jackson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • William Jackson in entry for Sherman M Jackson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • William Jackson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1883Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • World Events (3)

    1863

    Age 0

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 0

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1892 · The Radio is invented

    Age 29

    Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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