Mary "Mollie" Jackson

Female30 July 1846–30 September 1938

Brief Life History of Mary "Mollie"

When Mary "Mollie" Jackson was born on 30 July 1846, in Hardin, Illinois, United States, her father, George Washington Jackson, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Clay, was 21. She married Alexander Wallace James on 22 December 1863, in Saline, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Cairo, Alexander, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 30 September 1938, in Knox, Indiana, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Wallace James
Mary "Mollie" Jackson
Marriage: 22 December 1863
Cora Belle James
Eugene Clarence "E.C." James

Sources (10)

  • Mary Jackson in household of Washington Jackson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mollie Jackson in entry for James Epperson and Cora James, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Mary Jackon in household of G W Jackon, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1863Saline, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 4

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


    Age 7

    Historical Boundaries: 1853: Saline, Illinois, United States

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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