Person:Mary Jackson (302)

Mary (Polly) Jackson
d.21 May 1853 Warren Co., Ohio
m. Est 1763
  1. Capt. Stephen Jackson1764 - 1847
  2. Benjamin Arnold Jackson1770 - Abt 1772
  3. Jacob Jackson1772 -
  4. Jemima Jackson1775 - 1828
  5. William Jackson1777 - 1857
  6. Samuel M. Jackson1783 - Abt 1821
  7. Sarah Jackson1786 - 1855
  8. Lucinda "Lucy" Jackson1787 - 1853
  9. Mary (Polly) Jackson1790 - 1853
  10. Phebe Jackson1793 - 1827
  • HLewis FlintEst 1785 -
  • WMary (Polly) Jackson1790 - 1853
m. 2 Mar 1805
  • HGeorge BushEst 1785 -
  • WMary (Polly) Jackson1790 - 1853
Facts and Events
Name Mary (Polly) Jackson
Gender Female
Birth[2][3][4] 8 Jul 1790 Dover, Morris Co., New Jersey
Residence? 1805 Harrison, Virginia, United States
Marriage 2 Mar 1805 Harrison Co., West Virginiato Lewis Flint
Residence? 1850 Salem, Warren, Ohio, United States
Death? 21 May 1853 Warren Co., Ohio
Burial[1] Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Warren Co., Ohio, United States

Gilmer County History says that her parents settled in Harrison Co, VA in 1792.

Mary "Polly" and her husband (Bush) lived on the waters of Freeman's Creek, above the Jackson Mill. They went West starting to Miami Valley, OH. Mary's Mother, Martha Miller Jackson, died while on a visit to Mary in abt 1828; so Mary and George Bush did not leave for Ohio until sometime after 1828.

Mary was located in the 1850 Warren Co, OH Census. Index:
1850 Census for Warren County
Name: Mary Bush
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1800
Birth place: New Jersey
Gender: Female
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Salem, Warren, Ohio
Page: 121
Roll: M432_737
As can be seen from the ancestry index above, her age is listed as 50. The actual image was checked and it clearly reads age 60.
Line 28, Dwelling in order of visitation 1763, Family in order of visitation 1764
George Bush, 60, Male, Carpenter, Virginia
Mary, 60, Female, New Jersey, Value of Real Estate Owned 100 <<Why was this in her name? Was it from her first marriage, an inheritance?>>

Mary's brother William & sister Lucinda had settled and raised families in Warren County. Eventually there was a whole community of Jackson families in Warren County.

From Matella Prickett Doughman's 1935 work, Supplement, pg 3: "Mrs Elizabeth Higgins Hadley left in her Bible a notation as follows: "These are taken from the tombstones at Wesley Chapel graveyard. Lucinda is my grandmother Jackson Flesher. Lucinda died May 20, 1853 - aged 65y 10m 8d. Mother (Catherine Flesher Higgins) died Jan. 13th 1852, aged 26y 2m 4d. Polly is my Aunt Mary Polly Bush, sister to grandmother, both died same day - Polly died May 21, 1853, aged 63y 9m 21d." Note that tho it is said they died the same day, the dates are one day off - see below.

From Matella Prickett Doughman's 1935 work, Supplement, pg 3: "Iva Conover gives this data concerning "Aunt Polly 'Mary' Bush, who lived near Butterville, Ohio. Her sister Lucinda Jackson Flesher had died (May 20, 1853), and walking home, very fast, as it was getting dark, she became ill, sat down on a log and then fell over dead from a heart attack. (May 21, 1853)."

The 1860 Warren County Census for Salem Township was checked. Mary had died in 1853 and by 1860 George had remarried. The census shows George Bush with another family. His wife Sarah Lawson (a widow) age 43, and her children: Mary Ann, F,26, Courtland, M, 14, Susan, F, 18, and Peter, M, 7. Sarah and all of her children were born in Ohio.

  1. Ohio, Warren; Ohio Genealogical Society. (
    Wesley Chapel Cem. Vol 2, pg 53.
  2. Norman, Don. Don Norman's Family Files.
  3. Cook, Roy B., Notarized paper 1928.

    gives birth year as 1790, no location.

  4. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432)
    Salem Twp, Warren Co., Ohio.

    1850 Census says she was born in NJ.

  5.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887)
    13, 14, 22, 40, 41.