Person:Oliver Jackson (15)

Watchers
m. 27 May 1817
  1. Marshall Jackson1819 - 1896
  2. Emily JacksonABT 1820 -
  3. Ruhama Jackson1820 - 1911
  4. Oliver Jackson1823 - 1902
  5. Luretta JacksonABT 1825 - 1882
  6. Paulina JacksonABT 1830 - 1875
  7. James R JacksonABT 1834 - 1887
  8. Martha Ann JacksonABT 1836 -
  9. Catherine Jacksonabt 1843 - bef 1860
m. Jan 1849
  1. Samuel N Jackson1852 -
  2. Caroline V Jackson1853 -
  3. Charles O D Jackson1855 - 1925
  4. Thomas N Jackson1858 - 1900
  5. Joseph Sands JacksonABT 1862 - 1910
Facts and Events
Name Oliver Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 23 Jun 1823 Middletown (now Fairmont), Marion Co., VA (now West Virginia)
Marriage Jan 1849 Marion Co., VA (now West Virginia)to Drusilla T Barnes
Death[3] 20 Jan 1902 Marion Co., West Virginia
Burial[3] Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion Co., West Virginia

From the book "History and progress of the county of Marion, West Virginia": Pg 100: "The citizens of Fairmont formed a joint stock company under the title of "The Regency of the West Virginia Normal School," and secured a charter for the same. The incorporators were Oliver Jackson, Jacob C. Beeson, Ellery R. Hall, John N. Boyd, Dennis B. Dorsey, James J. Burns, T. A. Fleming, J. H. Brownfield, T. A. Maulsby and A. Brooks Fleming. A board of directors was elected, of which Oliver Jackson was President...." Pg 161: "Mr. Oliver Jackson, proprietor of the Central mines, is and has been for years one of the leading business men of the county. Previous to the opening of his own, he was for some time superintendent of the West Fairmont mines, and was for some time engaged to the dry goods business in Fairmont."

As Oliver is next hh to Marshall and they are both millers and both with equal possessions, it is likely that they are brothers. 1850 U. S. Census Fairmont, Marion Co., Virginia 389/390 Oliver Jackson 27 M W Miller 750. VA Drusilla T. Jackson 27 F W VA and prior hh is: 1850 U. S. Census Fairmont, Marion Co., Virginia 388/389 Marshall Jackson 31 M W Miller 750. VA Christiana G. Jackson 24 F W VA Charles E. Jackson 9 M W VA Christiana J. Jackson 7 F W VA George D. Jackson 4 M W VA Philadelphia Jackson 2 F W VA James Shellingsburg 30 M W Laborer VA Elizabeth Miller 16 F W VA

1860 US Census - Fairmont District, Marion County, Virginia Oliver Jackson, 37 M Commission Merchant $20,000 $1,500 VA Drusilla F. Jackson, 37 F VA Samuel N. Jackson, 8 M VA Attending School Caroline V. Jackson, 7 F VA Attending School Charles O. D. Jackson, 5 M VA Thomas H. Jackson, 1 M VA

1870 US Census - Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia Oliver Jackson, 46 M W Merchant $27,000 $16,600 VA Drusilla F. Jackson, 47 F W Keeping House VA Samuel H. Jackson, 18 M W Merchants Clerk VA Caroline V. Jackson, 16 F W At Home VA Attending School Charles O. D. Jackson, 15 M W At Home VA Attending School Thomas H. Jackson, 11 M W At Home VA Attending School Joseph S. Jackson, 8 M W At Home VA Attending School Mary E. Price, 20 F W Domestic Servant VA Can't Read/Write

1880 U. S. Census 086, Fairmont, Marion Co., West Virginia 254/255 Jackson, Oliver W M 57 married Coals merchant VA VA VA Jackson, Drusilla W F 58 Wife married Keeping house VA VA VA Jackson, Charles O. W M 25 son S works on farm VA VA VA Jackson, Thomas N. W M 21 son S works on farm VA VA VA Jackson, Joseph S. W M 18 son S Telegraph operator VA VA VA McKinney, Missouri W F 20 servant marital status blank Servant VA VA VA (One hh prior to Oliver is Oliver's son, Samuel Jackson and his wife Laura L.)

1900 U.S. Census Dist 0052, Fairmont Ward 02, Marion Co., West Virginia Jackson, Oliver Head W M June 1823 76 Wd WV VA VA Miller Jackson, Thomas N. son W M Oct 1858 42 S WV WV WV Miller Hough, Carrie dau W F Oct 1852 47 Wd 3ch/3 lvg WV WV WV Hough, Blanch P. gr-dau W F Oct 1875 23 S WV WV WV Hough, Josephean D. gr-dau W F Oct 1878 21 S WV WV WV Hough, Anne R. gr-dau W F Feb 1883 17 S WV WV WV

On the day I copied this detail, the image was not available for viewing. http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcdetail.aspx?Id=5825305 Death Record Detail... view the detail Name: Oliver/Jackson Sex: Male Death Date: 20 Jan 1902 Death Place: Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia Age at Death: 68y Burial Place: Marion Co., W. Va. Burial Date: 22 Jan 1902 Cemetery: Woodlawn Birth Place: Pa. (NOTE the PA birth location!) Marital Status: W Occupation: Merchant Residence: Marion Co., W. Va.

This index does not agree with the West Virginia death record concerning Oliver's birth location: West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973 Name: Oliver Jackson Birth Place: Middletown Death Date: 20 Jan 1902 Cemetery Name: Woodlawn Gender: Male Residence: Fairmont FHL Film Number: 464957

References
  1. West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History), Marion County death records.

    http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcdetail.aspx?Id=5825305
    Birth: PA It is assumed that the informant was remembering that Oliver's father was from Pennsylvania as all of Oliver's census records state he was born in Virginia.

  2. West Virginia, United States. Births Index, 1853-1969. (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).

    birth: Middletown (now Fairmont), Marion Co., VA (now West Virginia)
    Note this is different location from that given on the WV Culture site (PA) but the Virginia birth location is consistant with the census records.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave, Memorial# 88456883.
  4.   United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).
  5.   United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653), Fairmont District, Marion County, Virginia.
  6.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132), Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.
  7.   United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9), Fairmont, Marion Co., West Virginia.
  8.   United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), Fairmont Ward 02, Marion Co., West Virginia.
  9.   Dunnington, George A, and Richard P Lott. History and progress of the county of Marion, West Virginia, from its earliest settlement down to the present: together with biographical sketches of its most prominent citizens. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1985), pg 74.

    "The first house built after the laying off of the town was by Mr. Samuel Jackson, father of Messrs. Oliver and James R. Jackson, of Fairmont." The town mentioned was Middletown, now named Fairmont.