Dewitt Farris Jackson

Brief Life History of Dewitt Farris

When Dewitt Farris Jackson was born on 27 January 1861, in Georgia, United States, his father, Abraham Bennett Jackson, was 33 and his mother, Deidamy Anna Morgan, was 30. He married Frances Elizabeth Dutton on 9 February 1897, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Election Precinct 37, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Peeks Hill, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 10 July 1929, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ten Islands, Calhoun, Alabama, United States.

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Dewitt Farris Jackson
Cassandra White Cole
Adaline Jackson
Godfrey Bennett Jackson
Leona Pearl Jackson
Addie Mae Jackson
James Richard Jackson
William Dewitt Jackson
Joseph Jackson
Annie Jackson

Sources (14)

  • Dewit F Jackson in household of Abraham B Jackson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • D F Jackson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Dewitt Farris Jackson, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

World Events (8)


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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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