Facts and Events
Original mention was made of Samuel and 8 of his children in the 1887 Jackson Ledger from Hackers Creek Pioneer Library (see source below). He was also found in Lebanon Twnsp, Meigs County, Ohio where he died intestate. His heirs were listed in suit in Chancery Court and in a deed record per email from Andrea Dietze. These records listed additional children as heirs.
Stephen Alonzo Jackson's copy of the Ledger says Samuel died in Ravenswood, (W)VA, just across the river from Meigs County, Ohio where the Chancery Court suit says he lived. Samuel may have actually died in Ravenswood though he lived and had property in Meigs County. There was a lot of going back and forth across the river at the point there at Ravenswood. Stephen Alonzo's record also says Samuel's wife's name was Ellen Smith.
Clerk of Courts. Meigs Co., Ohio Chancery Records, v. A., 1826-1837. FHL 928430, pp. 120-123
Andrea Dietze, abstracted, 2004
Administrator of Samuel M. Jackson, dec'd. vs. the Heirs of Samuel M. Jackson, dec'd.
Abstract: This is a petition to sell real estate to satisfy debt demands on estate of Samuel M. Jackson, decd. At July term 1828, the administrator cannot state residence of heirs. Some defendants are not residents of Ohio and "Eleanor, the widow of said Samuel M. Jackson dec'd who has since intermarried with one L. Lane and now resident in Mason County, Va." Notice will be published in Athens Mirror for 9 weeks. James S. Hibbard appointed as guardian ad litem for minor children (Sally, Hezekiah, Nelly, Jane, Benjamin, George, Maria).
At Sept. 1828 term, papers brought proving publication of notice. Cause continued to Dec. 1828 term to allow defendants to respond. No answer on file. Cause continued to April term and approval given to Stivers to sell property. April 15, 1829 notice of sale. 24 June 1829 property sold to highest bidder, Hugh Brown.
- Jackson Ledger by Stephen Alonzo Jackson. In possession of R. Jackson, descendant.
This Ledger by Stephen Alonzo, nephew of Samuel, says that Samuel died in Ravenswood, Virginia.
- ↑ Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887), 13, 15, 18, 21, 27, 41.