When Ellen Jackson was born on 21 August 1815, in Penwortham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Jackson, was 19 and her mother, Mary Loxham, was 21. She married John Carter about 1845, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 17 January 1908, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, 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.
John Carter John Carter was born in Preston, Lancaster, England on the 26th of January 1846. It was here at Preston that John heard the gospel and was baptized at the James Craig Conference on the …