Thomas Jackson

20 January 1861–16 March 1891 (Age 30)
American Fork, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Jackson was born on 20 January 1861, in American Fork, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, his father, William Whalley Jackson, was 29 and his mother, Ellen Wright, was 24. He married Eliza Jane Grant on 4 May 1887, in Utah, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880 and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 16 March 1891, in Tintic Junction, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Thomas Jackson
Eliza Jane Grant
Marriage: 4 May 1887
Florence Jackson
Ellen Jackson

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 2
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.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
Age 9
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

(1997: 184136;2007: 477223; 2010: 708099)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.

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

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HISTORY OF THOMAS JACKSON (Written by his daughter, Ellen Jackson Hebertson, edited by Jo Ann Wilford Klundt) Thomas Jackson was born in American Fork, Utah, Utah 20 January 1861. He was the fou …

Sources (14)

  • Thomas Jackson in household of Wil'M W Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Jackson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Thomas Jackson in entry for Florence Peterson, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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