Saml J. W. Jackson

29 August 1859–
Salt Lick, Preston, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Saml J. W.

When Saml J. W. Jackson was born on 29 August 1859, in Salt Lick, Preston, Virginia, United States, his father, Elisha H. Jackson, was 22 and his mother, Persis Hannah Falkenstein, was 22. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1859.

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Family Time Line

Elisha H. Jackson
1837–1868
Persis Hannah Falkenstein
1836–1928
Saml J. W. Jackson
1859–
Samuel J Jackson
1860–
Josiah Newton Jackson
1863–1910
John Thomas Jackson
1865–1928

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World Events (3)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas
Age 2
The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg
Age 3
The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.
1863
Age 4
West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.

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.

Possible Related Names

Jack

Sources (1)

  • Saml J. W. Jackson, "West Virginia Births and Christenings, 1853-1928"

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