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Edward Jackson Family
(I (Janie) do not agree with all of this information.  Verification recommended.)

The following information was given in a Mss. by Roy B. Cook, Secy. of W. Va., State Board of Pharmacy, of Charleston, W. Va. and Genealogist for Jackson-Elsworth-Bennett and other families. It was prepared for Thomas J. Arno1d in 1928.
This is to certify that I have made search for the record of Edward W. Jackson, of New Jersey, in land records, county and state public records, and various published authorities, such as "Eminent men of Virginia" and similar items. I collected this material and made this search to identify and prove that there were two Edward Jacksons living at the same time, and near neighbors, near my home; that is, the Jackson fami1y of "Stonewall Jackson," and the New Jersey or Edward W. Jackson.

The following is part of my findings:
1. Robert Jackson, from England to Long Island, probably in the 1600s.
2. John Jackson, of Long Island. 
3. James Jackson
4. Joseph Jackson, of Long Island, who removed to New Jersey, where he
    married ______ ______ and had issue: Edward W. Jackson.
5. Edward W. Jackson, born in New Jersey, in 1730, died in Harrison County
(W) Virginia, in 1807. He married Martha Miller and had issue: (1) Stephen Jackson, born in New Jersey July 31, 1768, died 1847; (2) Benjamin, born 1770; (3) Susan (4) Jacob, born 1772; (5) Jemima, born 1775; (6) William, born 1777, married Hannah Bennett, dau. of Isaac and Hannah (Ellsworth) Bennett; (7) Samuel, born 1783, (8) Sarah, born 1786; (9) Lucie or Lucindia, born 1788; (10) Mary, born 1790; (11) Phoebe, born 1793.

The said Edward Jackson (1730-1807) lived in New Jersey, at least until 1793.  During the Revolution the Second Virginia Regiment was ordered from Virginia to join the forces under Washington in operations around New York.  In doing this the regiment was stationed near the home of the said Jackson, and in all probability, he (Edward) enlisted Aug. 13, 1776, and his son Stephen joined a company under James Willis at that time.  It seems that they served until the close of the war as both were wounded at Yorktown.

In 1793 the said Jackson and his family removed to Harrison County in Western, Virginia, where they located on Brown's Creek.  His will, dated May 7, 1807, is on record at Clarksburg, West Virginia, in Will Book One, page 332.  The children were named as legatees.  The inventory of his estate was filed and recorded June 29, 1807 (Will Book 1, p. 413).   The only deed of record is dated April 16, 1792, in which his wife "Martha" joins in the conveyance.

Investigation also discloses further data on this Edward W. Jackson as follows:
In the 20th Report of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, from October 11, 1916 to October 11, 1917 (Senate Document No. 241,Congress, 2nd Session, Washington) under the caption 'Graves of Revolutionary Soldiers' on page 70, appears:

        "Jackson, Edward, born 1730, died 1820 (1807).
        Served in Captain James Willis' company, Second Virginia Regiment, wounded at battle of Yorktown,
        buried on the home farm in the family plot, about one mile south of Mount Clare, Harrison County, West Virginia."

The undersigned further affirms that he has made an exhaustive study of the family of Edward Jackson (1753-1828) usually locally referred to as the "Jackson Mill Jacksons" and in this connection quite familiar with the Edward W. Jackson (1730-1807) locally called the "Jane Lew or New Jersey Jacksons" and that it is well known by all local people and proven by the records that the two groups resided in the same general locality and bore no relationship. He further affirms that he has personally examined the public records, and further has a wide acquaintance with members of both groups, and has frequently visited the graves of both Jacksons-the one being interred at Jackson's Mills, three miles below the city of Weston, and the Edward W. Jackson burial place being located at what is now known as Byron Stop, on the trolley line between the city of Weston and the city of Clarksburg. Descendants of both groups still reside in the community, and the family of the undersigned, in one or more lines, has been connected with the same community since 1795.

                                                                                      /S/ Roy B. Cook

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notary Public
for Kanawha County, West Virginia, this the 7th
day of December, 1934.

Charleston, West Virginia.             /S/ Peter R. Imhoff
                                                           Notary Public
                                                           My Com. exp. Oct. 6th, 1935.

Transcribed by Jane Kimble.

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