Person:Samuel Jackson (163)

Samuel Newton Jackson
  • HSamuel Newton Jackson1793 - 1861
  • WNancy Miller1800 - 1877
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
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Newton Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1793 Pennsylvania
Marriage 27 May 1817 Monongalia Co., West Virginiato Nancy Miller
Residence[3] 1836 Monongalia Co., VA (now West Virginia)
Death[2] 13 Jul 1861 Fairmont, Marion Co., West Virginia
Burial[2] Woodlawn Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion Co., West Virginia

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Will dated 29 May 1861

SOURCE:, Historical Records Collections West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 Marion County, WV Will book, v. 001 1842-1863 > image 172 of 209 Pages 315 - 317


[p. 315]

Last Will and Testament of SAMUEL JACKSON Deceased

I SAMUEL JACKSON of Marion County VA calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being now well stricken in years and declining in bodily health & strength, but of sound mind, and disposing memory do hereby make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking any and all wills or codicils to wills by me at any time heretofore made.

1st I will and bequeath to my beloved wife NANCY JACKSON all the household goods effects & person property which I now possess to be by her kept and used during her natural life and at her decease the same as it shall then be & remain to be sold by my executor herein-after named and the proceeds of the sale thereof to be equally divided amongst the four children of my deceased daughter LAVINNA DAWSON or amongst such of them as shall be living at the decease of my said wife (said children being CHARLES T., WM. B., VIRGINIA & EMMA M. DAWSON)

2nd My sons MARSHALL, OLIVER & JAMES R. JACKSON have been provided for & received their portions of my estate.

3rd To EDITH MAY Daughter of my Daughter MARTHA A. JACKSON I the lot of about five acres of land which I purchases of A. F. RICHIE Esq and especially authorize & empower the guardian of said

[p. 316]

EDITH MAY upon due qualifaction & executing bonds with goods security to sell said parcel of land & convey the same if & whenever the best interests of said EDITH MAY in the premises may seem to require it and to safely invest the proceeds of such sale or lone it well secured for the use & benefit of said EDITH MAY.

4th The Dwelling house & two lots (No. 5 & 6) in Fairmont which I now ocupy I will shall be used ocupied and enjoyed by my said wife NANCY until a Judicious sale thereof can be made and that the same be then sold & conveyed by the executor of this will on favorable terms as to credit (such sale to be at public or private sale as may be best) and out of the nett proceeds said executor shall first pay a ballance of some forty dollars due yet on the said five acres parcel of land hereinbefore devised to said EDITH MAY - and that the residue of the proceeds of sale to be loaned out on goods real estate security on interest to be paid semi annually and that said interest together with the interest that accrues on the said funds from the day of sale till loaned as aforesaid (which interest shall also be paid semi annually or annually) be paid to my said wife NANCY during her natural life and the said funds shall then be equally devided between my three daughters RUHAMA

[p. 317]

BOYDSTON, LU*ETTA FLEMING & MARTHA A. JACKSON or said daughters devisees as aforesaid May receive each their portion of said funds so soon as the sale of the property & collection of proceeds shall be made on condition that they each execute bonds with good substantial security binding them each to pay my said wife NANCY the interest on their respective shares in Manner & form as aforesaid and I hereby Nominate & appoint my son OLIVER JACKSON executor of this my last will & testament and in the event of his decease or removal or resignation I desire & appoint my son JAMES R. JACKSON to execute the same in any part not executed by said OLIVER. My debts are all paid except the $40 above provided for My funeral expenses & the costs of administration if not otherwise provided for shall be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of said dwelling house lots & premises before distribution. Witness My hand & seal This 29th day of May 1861.

    The foregoing is signed } SAMUEL JACKSON Esq
    & acknowledged  by      }
    SAMUEL JACKSON as his   }
    last will & testament   } Marion County
    in our presence all     } Court October
    present together who    } Term 1861
    witness the same at the } will proved &
    request of the testator } admitted to record
    SAMUEL JACKSON on this  } Teste
    31st day of May 1861    }  JNO A. VANZANDT
    JOHN J. MOORE           }         Clerk

Lavinna Jackson Dawson, dec'd and her 4 children mentioned in Section 1 above have not been found as of October 2017.

West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971
Name Samuel Jackson
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Nancy Milla
Spouse Gender Female
Marriage Date 1817
Marriage Place Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

  1. United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432), Fairmont, Marion Co., Virginia.

    1850 U. S. Census Fairmont, Marion Co., Virginia
    Samuel Jackson 56 M W Cabinet Maker 14,000. Penn.
    Nancy Jackson 50 F W VA
    James Jackson 16 M W Laborer VA
    Perlina Jackson 20 F W VA
    Martha Ann Jackson 14 F W VA
    Catherine Jackson 7 F VA

  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave, Memorial# 134637468.
  3. West Virginia, United States. Vital Research Records Search Selection. (West Virginia, United States: West Virginia Archives and History), Marion County Marriage Records.
    This marriage record says that Samuel's dau Martha was born in Monongalia Co., abt 1837.

  4.   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.

  5.   United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653), Dist 4, Marion Co., Virginia.

    1860 U.S. Census Dist 4, Marion Co., Virginia
    Samuel Jackson 65 M Cabinet maker RE: 3000. PERS: 200 PA
    Nancy Jackson 60 F Virginia
    Paulina Jackson 30 F VA Idiotic
    Martha Jackson 24 F VA
    Edith M. Jackson 4 F VA