Person:Benjamin Jackson (15)

Watchers
m. 2 Jan 1803
  1. Catherine Jacksonabt 1803 - 1830
  2. John Jackson1803 - 1810 -
  3. Edward Jacksonbet 1803 and 1810 -
  4. Daniel Jacksonbet 1803 and 1810 -
  5. Sarah Jane 'Sallie' Jackson1811 - 1869
  6. Jane Jacksonbet 1811 and 1820 - bef 1851
  7. George Jacksonbet 1811 and 1820 -
  8. Ellenor 'Nellie' Jackson1812 - 1894
  9. Benjamin Jackson1817 - 1845
  10. Hezekiah Jackson1819 - 1846
  11. Mariah Jackson1821 - 1858
m. 15 Oct 1839
  1. Edward Jackson1840 - 1918
  2. Eleanor 'Nellie' Jackson1841 - 1842
  3. Samuel Jackson1842 - aft 1920
  4. Spencer Blatchley Jackson1844 - 1849
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Jackson
Gender Male
Alt Birth[4] 10 Nov 1816 calculated from age at death
Birth[1][2][3] 23 Oct 1817 Ravenswood, Mason (now Jackson) Co., VA (now West Virginia)from family records
Marriage 15 Oct 1839 Kanawha Co., VA (now West Virginia)to Elizabeth 'Betty' Stallman
Death[4] 8 Oct 1845 Gilmer (now Calhoun) Co., VA (now West Virginia)
Burial[4] Hunt Cemetery, Calhoun Co., West Virginia


From the Jackson Ledger: "Benjamin made his home for several years with his cousin, Stephen P. Jackson." This must have been before he married and later moved to Yellow Creek because by 1840 he was in Lewis County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Benjamin and Betty must have lived after their marriage, right next to her parents as they were listed next to each other on the 1840 Lewis County, (W)VA Census, Roll 566, Page 166.

Below is a portion of an article transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilms of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/12/1898. The author of this article is not given, but it was probably written by the newspaper's editor at the time, S.C. Barr. This transcription found at the Hur Herald site:
"Ben Jackson, an enterprising young man, settled with his young wife on the place now known as the old Jackson farm in 1843. Their rude, but comfortable log cabin was then the only house on the path between the Little Kanawha and Hughes river, the way the path then ran from Leafbank to the present site of Smithville."

Quote from son Edward's obit: "Benjamine Jackson moved to Yellow Creek in the early 1840s when there were few settlers in this part of the country." On several papers, it is noted that Benjamin's name was spelled Benjamine. After Benjamin died Elizabeth married again. She and her new husband (Ferrell) are found in the 1860 census for Calhoun County; therefore, Bengamine died before 1860.

Benjamin is buried at Hunt Cemetery, Calhoun County, West Virginia and his stone gives his death date and age in yr, mos and days. So his calculated birth date is 10 Nov 1816. Some family records state his birth date was 23 Oct 1817 so I don't know which is correct.

References
  1. Jackson Ledger by Stephen Alonzo Jackson. In possession of R. Jackson, descendant.
  2. Wm. Hamilton Jackson personal papers. (found in Beryl Cunningham's files; now in possession of Jane Kimble).

    ALT birth date: 10 Nov 1816

  3. Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887), pgs 21, 27.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Bailey, Ronzel L., and West Virginia) Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society (Grantsville. Cemeteries in Calhoun County, West Virginia. (Grantsville, West Virginia: The Society, 1985).