Person:Kesiah Jackson (1)

Kesiah Jackson
m. 11 Aug 1771
  1. Charles Jackson
  2. Zephaniah Jacksonabt 1786 - 1875
  3. John JacksonABT 1792 -
  4. Nancy Jackson1802 -
  5. Kesiah Jacksonabt 1803 - 1885
  6. Lucy Jackson1803 - 1867
  7. Polly JacksonABT 1804 -
m. 23 Dec 1817
  1. Annie E. WrightABT 1821 -
  2. Benjamin Franklin Wright1822 - 1875
  3. Mary Jane WrightABT 1825 -
  4. Lucretia Sanford Wright1827 - 1904
Facts and Events
Name Kesiah Jackson
Alt Name Keziah
Alt Name Kessiah
Alt Name Kasiah
Alt Name Kaziah
Unknown Kassiah
Gender Female
Alt Birth? abt 1800 Mason Co., Kentucky
Birth[4] abt 1803 Mason Co., Kentucky
Alt Marriage 23 Dec 1815 Jefferson Co., Kentuckyto Reuben Wright
Marriage 23 Dec 1817 Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentuckyto Reuben Wright
Death[1] 13 Nov 1885 Franklin, Morgan Co., Illinois

Keshia's age varies with every census record. Her birth year was estimated based on the information given by the pension claims department in a letter to Judge J. W. Jackson written in 1938 in which it was stated that Kezziah Jackson Wright was 53 years old, a resident of Morgan County, Illinois in 1855. Her birth location is based on the location of her father during the years 1800-1803 as per his pension application.

The Andrew Wright living next household to Reuben and Kesiah in 1850 is the son of Reuben's brother, Abner.

1850 Census Morgan Co., Illinois
Reuben Wright 31 M farmer VA
Benjamin Wright 26 M farmer KY
Kesiah Wright 43 F KY __ (don't use this age)
Polly Dunkan 22 F IL
Kesiah's husband Reuben was born in 1790; so either this age is very wrong or this is a different Reuben. I note the unusual order in placing Kesiah's son Benjamin before her.

Kesiah, Benjamin, Reuben & Polly are living next hh to the family below.
1850 Census Morgan Co., Illinois
Andrew Wright 29 M farmer KY
Mary Wright 19 F IL
Margaret Wright 1 F IL

1860 Census Franklin, Morgan Co., Illinois
Ruben Wright 72 M farmer KY
Kesiah Wright 59 F KY __ note the change in her age!
Son, Benjamin has married and is living next hh. According to letter from the pension claims department to Judge Jackson, Kesiah s/h/b born in 1802 or 1803; so this is close.

1870 Census Franklin, Morgan Co., Illinois
Kesiah Wright 62 F W keeps house 400 KY again her age is diff = 1808.
She is living by herself and I don't see any other Wrights on this page.

1880 Census Dist 173, Franklin, Morgan Co., Illinois
Wright, William M. W M 24 married Harness Maker IL IL IL
Wright, Ella W F 20 wife married keeping house IL IL IN
Wright, James B. W M 23 brother married Harness maker IL IL IL
Wright, Kesiah W F 78 grandmother widow KY blank blank

  1. Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916. (
  2.   Rootsweb chart of Daniel Wright: Our Family. (
  3.   Kentucky Historical Society. Genealogies of Kentucky Families Vol II, available at (, pg 664.
  4. Pension Application R5529 Samuel Jackson. (Abstracted to letter to Judge J. W. Jackson, Kennebec, South Dakota 3 Jan 1938).