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A short biography of Elisha Davis Jackson and family of Monmouth Township, Shawnee County is on p. 599, of the "History of the State of Kansas" by Wm. G. Cutler, published in 1883 in Chicago by A.T. Andreas. It reads:

"E. D. Jackson, farmer, Section 32, P.O. Topeka, owns 160 acres, about 100 acres under cultivation and the rest in meadow and pasture. Wheat average in 1882 is twenty-three bushels to the acre and oats forty-five, has five horses, twenty-five head of cattle and ten hogs. Born in Indiana, July 4, 1820, in June, 1845, he moved to Iowa and spent two years there, and removed to Illinois, and came from there to Kansas in the fall of 1869. In 1850 he went to California crossing the plains and was there for two years. Was married Oct. 12, 1842, to Miss Isabel C. Milholland, they have four children -- Martha J., Mary D., Amanda L. and Lewis E. Are members of the Christian Church."

     Elisha Davis Jackson, son of Willington and Elsie (or Mary) 
(Davis) Jackson, was born 4 Jul 1820, near Medora, Jackson Co., 
Indiana, one of 13 children, 12 sons and one daughter.  He married 
Isabel Celia Millhollen, daughter of David and Mary (Gray) Millhollin, 
on 20 Oct 1842, in Jackson Co., Indiana.  Isabel was born 18 Dec 1819 
in Iredell Co., North Carolina, eldest daughter, second child of 10 
children.  Elisha Davis Jackson died at Cedar Vale, Chautauqua Co., 
Kansas on 1 Feb 1896, and is buried in the Cedar Vale cemetery.  It 
was said that his wife was such a neat person that when they found her 
lying in her bed on the day she died everything in her home was tidy 
and neatly put away.  She died 30 Oct 1902.  She, too, is buried in 
the Cedar Vale cemetery.  The name of Elisha Jackson appeared on the 
1850 California census in El Dorado County, age 30, birthplace, 
Indiana; however, he was also recorded on the 1850 census for 
Henderson Co., Illinois, the 108th family enumerated in that census,
so it appears he was counted twice.  The Town Clerk for Cedar Vale has 
the same dates of birth and death for them as are stated herein.  They 
had six children:

    1.  Martha Jane Jackson, b. 16 Apr. 1844, Medora Jackson Co.,
        Indiana, m. (1) James C. Mehaffey, Civil War veteran, in 
        Warren Co., Illinois on 4 Jul 1863.  Six years after he
        deserted the family, she divorced James Mehaffey in Shawnee 
        County, Kansas in April, 1886.  She m. (2) Luther H. Root, 
        date unknown at this time.  She d. at Wilsey, Kansas 27 Jun 
        1920.  She had 6 children by her first marriage:  Margaret 
        Isabel ("Dollie"), b. 7 Dec 1864, m. Sylvester Flitch, had 3 
        daughters, Eva Barbara, Sylvia Martha and Audrey Lena, who 
        were raised in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Dollie d. Denver, 
        Colorado 14 Apr 1943; Elmer Douglass, b. 1865, d. unmarried 
        Los Angeles, California 9 Nov 1892; Martha R. ("Mattie), b. 
        19 Sept. 1867, m. twice, (1) Edwin McClelland, (2) Jim 
        Alexander, had one son, Elmer McClelland; Leslie John (or 
        Joy), d. when young, 2-3 years old; Flora Mehaffey, b. June, 
        1870, m. John F. Lonsinger, had 3 children:  Roy, Ethel and 
        Martha Lena, Flora d. 12 Dec 1963, Denver, Colorado; Estella 
        May Mehaffey, b. 9 Jun 1876 in Des Moines, Iowa, m. George K. 
        Bunce 24 Sep 1893, at Tecumseh, Kansas, had 8 children (see 
        Bunce history), Estella d. 8 Jan 1935 at Denver, Colorado.

    2.  Culver Jackson, b. 29 Apr. 1848, d. 14 Sept. 1849.

    3.  Mary Davis Jackson, b. 12 Jul 1850, Oquawka, Henderson Co.,
        Illinois, m. Dr. Joseph Deweese Stevens as his second wife, in 
        Peru, Chautauqua Co., Kansas.  She d. 24 Jul 1936, Guthrie, 
        Oklahoma.  Before her marriage she worked as postmistress in
        Peru, Kansas.  No children.

    4.  Bellina J. Jackson, b. 25 Nov 1852, Oquawka, Henderson Co.,
        Illinois, d. 4 Sept. 1853 at Oquawka.
    5.  Amanda Lucretia Jackson, b. 4 Nov 1854, Henderson Co., 
        Illinois, m. William C. Council 12 Nov 1876 at Topeka,
        Kansas, had one daughter Bertle, b. 13 Jun 1882.  Amanda
        d. 8 Oct 1926, Cedar Vale, Kansas.

    6.  Lewis E. Jackson, b. 3 Apr 1857, m. Amanda Ashpaugh, they 
        separated in 1893.  No children.  He d. at Guthrie, Oklahoma
        6 Sep 1896. 

  From pp. 416-17 of Potrait and Biographical Record of McDonough,
  and Henderson Counties, Illinois, published 1894 in Chicago by
  Lake City Publishing Co.

       "Asa Jackson, who is numbered among the early settlers of 
  Henderson County, his home now being on section 4, Rozetta Township, 
  was born on the 28th of January, 1817, in Jackson County, Ind., and 
  is a son of Willington and Elsie (Davis) Jackson.  The father was 
  born in Virginia and was of English descent.  In the family were 
  thirteen children, and, with one exception, all grew to mature 
  years, but only three are living at this writing (in the spring of 
  1894), namely:  Asa of this sketch; ELISHA, WHO NOW FOLLOWS FARMING 
  IN KANSAS [emphasis added]; and Lewis [Civil War veteran, b.ca. 1835,
  served in 16th Ill. Cavalry, Co. F, who died unmarried at State 
  Veterans Home in Hot Springs, South Dakota 2 Dec 1900], who is an 
  agriculturist of the same State.  The father continued to live in 
  the Old Dominion until about thirty years of age, when he emigrated 
  westward to Indiana, making the journey by team.  He became one of 
  the pioneer settlers of Jackson County, and there entered land from 
  the Government, his claim being located near Brownstown.  After 
  erecting a log cabin, he began to clear and improve the farm, and in 
  the midst of the forest developed a good home.  The Indians were 
  still in the neighborhood, and the white settlers, therefore, were 
  frequently compelled to seek protection in forts.  Mr. Jackson 
  remained in the Hoosier State until his death, which occurred in 
  1840.  He was a member of the Methodist Church, and a highly 
  respected citizen.  His wife passed away several years previous. 
       "Asa Jackson was reared upon the old homestead farm in the 
  county of his nativity, and attended a subscription school, which
  was held in a log schoolhouse two miles from his home.  He is
  largely self-educated, however, for he could attend school only
  through the winter season, when there was a lull in the farm
  work.  He began to earn his own livelihood at the age of eighteen 
  years, by working as a farm hand at $8 per month.  He was thus 
  employed for two years after which he rented land and began farming 
  in his own interest.  He continued the cultivation of property 
  belonging to others until 1849, when he left his native State and 
  came to Illinois.
       "Previous to his removal, Mr. Jackson was married, having in
  1836 led to the marriage altar Miss L. Henlider [her full name was 
  Lavisa M. Hinderliter].  By their union have been born seven 
  children:  Michael [age 11 in 107th family on 1850 Henderson Co.,
  Ill. census], who is now deceased; Adeline [age 10 in 1850 Ill. 
  census], widow of John Morse; Eveline [age 8 in 1850 Ill. census;], 
  wife of Eli Beaty [marriage record gives her name as Emily A., 
  married 25 Dec 1861]; Lavina [age 7 in 1850 Ill. census], wife of 
  George Brown [married 10 Feb 1867]; Eliza [probably was daughter 
  named Mary, age 2 in 1850 Ill. census], wife of Alexander Smith 
  [marriage record shows the name of Eliza M., married in Henderson 
  Co., Ill. on 9 Mar 1876]; Mahala [age 5 in 1850 Ill. census],
  wife of Hugh Haines [in Vol. II, p. 111 of Henderson County, 
  Illinois Cemeteries, there are records for the graves of Hugh Haines 
  and Mahala in the Reed Cemetery; his gravestone reads:  "Hugh Haines,
  born 18 Jan 1854, died 23 Jan 1899," and hers reads:  "Mahala 
  Jackson, his wife, born 20 Jun 1848, died 12 Oct 1905, also wife of 
  W. Russell"]; and Ellen [not on in 1850 Ill. census, probably born 
  after 1850], wife of David Penrose.  [It appears from Mahala's 
  gravestone record that the ages of Mahala and her sister, Eliza 
  Mary, were mixed up on the 1850 Illinois census, i.e. Mahala's age 
  should have been recorded at age 2 and Eliza at age 5.]
       "It was in 1849 that Mr. Jackson came to Henderson County, and 
  purchased eighty-one acres of land on section 8, Rozetta Township.  
  Only a few acres had been broken, the greater part of it being still 
  in its primitive condition; but he at once began to cultivate it, 
  and soon the entire amount was put under the plow.  Good buildings 
  and other improvements were made, and in the course of time the farm 
  became one of the best in the neighborhood.  Mr. Jackson continued 
  to make his home thereon until 1893, when he sold his first 
  property, and removed to the farm where he now resides.  His life 
  has been a busy and useful one, and as the result of his industry, 
  perserverence and good management he has acquired a comfortable 
  competence.  In his political views, Mr. Jackson has long been a 
  supporter of the Republican party, and is a member of the Christian 
  Church.  During his long residence in this county he has made many 
  friends, and it is with pleasure that we present this record of his 
  life to our readers."

    On p. 140 of vol. II of Henderson County, Illinois Cemeteries, by 
Virginia Ross and Jane Evans, c. 1979-1981, in 2 volumes, published 
in Owensboro, Kentucky by McDowell Publications, there are records of 
gravestones in the Rozetta Cemetery.  Asa Jackson, his wife and 
several other Jacksons were buried there.  One was a daughter not 
mentioned above, whose gravestone reads:  Josephine Jackson, daughter 
of A. and L., died Oct. 3, 1856, age 3y, 12d.  Asa's gravestone shows 
his date of birth was 28 Jan 1817, and he died 6 Jul 1898.  His wife's 
gravestone shows her name was Lavisa M. Jackson who was born 31 Mar 
1819 (1850 Ill. census gives her birthplace as New York, age 29, 
probably one of the six daughters and two sons of Michael and Mary 
Hinderliter of Jackson County, Indiana), and died 27 Oct 1865 at age 
46 and is buried in the Rozetta Cemetery next to her husband, Asa 
Jackson.  Also buried there is Lavisa's sister, Lavina (Hinderliter) 
Jackson, wife of Asa and Elisha's older brother, Jordon Jackson, who 
were married in Jackson County, Indiana 18 Apr 1836.  Her gravestone 
reads:  Lavina Jackson, wife of Jordon, died Oct. 26, 1854, age 36y, 
8m, 23d.  This gravestone record confirms a story handed down in our 
family that Jordon Jackson lived at Oquawka for a while then returned 
to Jackson County, Indiana, where he died.  It was also said that 
Jordon and Lavina Jackson had 16 children, but that seems improbable 
unless Jordon married twice, because at the time of the 1850 Jackson 
Co., Indiana census, p. 170, Carr township, where Jordon's age was 
recorded as 35, born in Tennessee, and Lavina was age 32, born in 
Kentucky, there were only 6 children in their home, all born in 
Indiana:  Fanny, female, age 11; Hilsey, female, age 7; Leuvisa, 
female, age 5; William F., male, age 3; Rebecca, female, age 1; and  
Joel, male, age 1 month.  Even if Lavina had had one child a year after 
1850 until her death in 1854, they would have had a total of only 10 or
11 children.  Another grave in the Rozetta Cemetery is for Andrew 
Jackson, d. Nashville, Tenn. May 25, 1865, age 39y (Leg.).  From a 
story passed down in the family, Andrew was one of the brothers who 
served in the Civil War, so he may not actually be buried there, but 
the stone was perhaps erected in his memory.   
     On p. 146 of vol. II of this book are records in Stockton
Cemetery of the graves of the infant children of ELISHA DAVIS JACKSON 
and ISABEL CELIA (MILHOLLEN) JACKSON who died young, Culver and 
Bellina Isabella.  Their gravestones read:  Bellina Isabella Jackson, 
daughter of E.D. & I.C., d. Sept. 1, 1853, age 9m, 10d; and Culver 
Jackson, son of E.D. & I.C., d. Sept. 14, 1849, age 1y, 1m, 15d.  
     In a publication, "The Hoosier Journal of Ancestry" Vol. VII--No. 
3, July, 1980, on page 24, Willington Jackson's name appeared in in 
the First Order Book of the Jackson County Circuit Court during its 
term of April 7-9, 1817.  In the civil action of Cornelius Lyster v. 
James Courtney it states: "Willinton Jackson claims 7 days attendance 
for plaintiff," which would indicate that he and his family were in 
Jackson County, Indiana by 1817.  In Illinois state census records,
Willington's first name sometimes was spelled as "Millington."
     The name of "Meliton Jackson" appeared on the 1820 Jackson Co.,
Indiana census.  His family consisted of 4 males under 10 years of age, 
2 aged 10-16, one aged 26-45, no females listed.  In 1840, Willington 
Jackson's household consisted of 2 males under age 5, 1 between 5-10, 
1 male between 10-15 years of age, 2 males between 15-20, 1 male 
between 50-60 (probably Willington himself), 1 female between 15 and 
20 (probably their only daughter, Elizabeth, believed to have married 
Anderson Wray, 30 Aug 1849, in Jackson Co., Indiana), and 1 female aged 
between 50 and 60 (probably Elsie or Mary (Davis) Jackson).  
Willington's name does not appear on the 1850 Jackson Co., Indiana 
census.  Family letters indicate that he died January, 1847, not in 
1840, as stated in the biographical sketch on Asa Jackson above. 
Letters from Mary Davis (Jackson) Stevens to her great niece, Estella 
May (Mehaffey) Bunce, give these names as the children of Willington 
and Elsie/Mary (Davis) Jackson:  Joel, James (d. young, when thrown 
from a horse), Daniel (Mexian War vet, perhaps the same Daniel
Jackson, age 26, on p. 175 of the 1850 Jackson Co., Ind. census in the 
80th family of Joel Hinderlider, who also may have been the Daniel 
Jackson, who m. Nancy E. Peck, 12 Feb 1854), Asa, Elisha Davis, 
Jordon, Lewis W. (b.ca. 1835, d. unmar.), Andrew (d. in Civil War), 
Coleman (father of Annie Jackson living with Elisha Jackson in Kansas 
in 1880), Henry Jackson (was Civil War vet, m. Myra _______, lived in 
Kansas City and Argentine, Wisconsin), son named S., and only daughter 
Elizabeth.  The name of their 12th son may have been Byram Jackson, 
age 39, in 1850 Jackson Co., Indiana census, who resided next door to 
Luanna (Cordell) Jackson, p. 115 on census.  The son "S." might have 
been Dr. Solomon Jackson, b. ca. 1818 who m. Elizabeth Olive Crane in 
Jackson Co., Indiana on 7 Nov 1842, and later lived at Columbus, 
Bartholomew Co. Indiana.  No one has been able to locate a grave for 
Willington and his wife in Jackson County.  Another man named Mathias 
Jackson also appears on the records for Jackson County, b. 13 Jul 1786 
in North Carolina, d. 24 Jun 1875 Jackson Co., Indiana.  It has been 
suggested that he was a brother of Willington/Millington Jackson, as 
they only lived a few miles from each other, were close to the same 
age, and based on Joel Jackson, Sr.'s birthplace, it seems that 
Willington lived for a while in North Carolina as well.
     On pg. 5 of the census of Shawnee County, Kansas, Monmouth
Township, Enumeration Dist. 17, taken 5th day of June 1880, the 41st
family enumerated was that headed by Elisha Jackson.  He gave the 
census taker the information that his father (Willington Jackson) was 
born in Virginia, and his mother (Elsie (or perhaps Mary, based on 
family stories) (Davis) Jackson was born in Tennessee.  Also residing 
with him and his wife was the family of his eldest daughter, Martha 
Jane (Jackson) Mehaffey ("Mehaffee" on the censu), who had been 
abandoned by her husband.
     Joel Jackson of the sketch below is believed to have been a 
nephew of Elisha Davis Jackson.  Joel was a son of Elisha's older 
brother and eldest child of Willington and Elsie (Davis) Jackson, 
Joel Jackson, Sr., b. 12 Oct 1801, North Carolina d. in Jackson Co., 
Indiana 18 Nov 1847.  He m. Luanna Cordell (marriage record shows her 
name as Susannah) in Jackson Co., Indiana in 28 Nov 1829.  She was b. 
24 Apr 1814.  Luanna (Cordell) Jackson married a second husband,
Mr. Blevins, by whom she had one son, Robert.  Her first marriage 
produced 8 children, all born in Jackson Co., Indiana:  

1. Elizabeth b. 21 Mar 1831, no further record, perhaps died young.
2. Greenwood, b. 16 Dec 1833, believed to have lived and died at Ames, 
   Oklahoma, as John's sons remembered "uncle Green" in Ames, Oklahoma. 
3. Joel, Jr., b. 30 Apr 1835, see sketch below.
4. Margaret Jane, b. 8 Feb 1838, m. George Burch or Birch, no children,
   but helped raise Jesse, youngest son of her brother John.  She is 
   said to be buried at Ames, Oklahoma.
5. Byram, b. 5 May 1841, d. 23 Dec. 1842. 
6. Jesse, b. 22 Dec 1843, m. Nancy Ann Forgey 11 Apr 1867, d. 13 Jan 
   1917, moved to Yates Center, Kansas about 1871; had 9 children:
   Leander Willington, b. 19 Apr 1868 in Indiana; Edna Jane, b. 3 Aug 
   1870; Effie Mae, b. 13 Jan 1872 in Kansas; John Forgey, b. 10 Mar 
   1874; Cleophas Hugh, b. 3 Nov 1875; Jesse Lafayette, b. 1 Nov
   1878; Grover Cleveland, b. 3 Nov 1884; William Ira, b. 25 Feb 1887 
   in Kansas.  Jesse Jackson is buried at Rose, Kansas. 
7. John, b. 9 Jun 1845, d. 5 Feb 1923, married 3 times.  Story was told
   that his first wife and baby were burned in a prairie fire.  He had 
   6 children by his second wife Mary Katherine (Kate) Robinson 
   (b. 11 Jul 1850, d. 12 Oct 1889):  Mary Katherine ("Mollie") b. 
   1 Apr 1878, Deerfield, Missouri; Laura, b. 1880; John William, 
   b. 15 Nov 1881 in Missouri; Grant, b. 24 Dec 1885 in Arkansas; 
   Jesse Oscar, b. 7 Jun 1889 in Kansas; and one daughter, Jewel, 
   by his third wife, Julia, whom he probably married at Burlington, 
   Kansas.  This third marriage ended in divorce when he was around 
   50 years old or 1895.  John is said to be buried at Alden, Oklahoma.  
   He was a Union Army Civil War vet, also said to have taken part in 
   campaigns against the Indians with Sherman and Custer.  When his 
   second wife died, he gave his children to his brothers and sisters 
   to raise, and they saw very little of their father after that.
8. William Ira, b. 10 Apr 1848, d. 25 Dec 1935, m. Carrie Eliza 
   _______.  He is buried at Humboldt, Kansas.  No children, but 
   they helped raise two of John's sons.

The birthdates and death dates of Joel Jackson's children are from a 
letter from a descendant of John Jackson.  The dates of birth for all 
the above children of Joel Jackson, Sr. match the ages of these 
children on the 1850 Jackson Co., Indiana census, pg. 115, Salt Creek 
Township, in the household headed by their mother, Luannah Jackson, 
age 38, birthplace possibly Kentucky.

     The following record is taken from pp. 571-72 of Biographical 
     Record of Bartholomew and Jackson Counties, published 1904, in 
     Indianapolis, Indiana by B. A. Bowen.  

                              JOEL JACKSON

        "One of the honored citizens and native sons of Jackson county,
   where he has maintained his home for nearly seventy years, is he 
   whose name introduces this brief sketch, and he is a scion of one
   of the representative pioneer families of this now opulent and
   attractive section of the state.
        "Mr. Jackson was born on the old homestead farm in Salt Creek
   township on the 30th of April, 1835, and bears the full patronymic
   of his father, Joel Jackson, Sr., who was a native of North Carolina,
   where he remained until 1813, when he came to Indiana, making the 
   trip with team and wagon, in company with his parents, having been 
   about twelve years old at the time.  The family was numbered among
   the very first settlers in Jackson county, and the father of the
   subject did his part in initiating the work of developing the wild
   land to cultivation and his early experiences in the forest wilds 
   included not only the labors involved in clearing off the timber
   and underbrush but also the hunting of various wild animals which
   found habitat here.  He was a hard worker, a man of distinctive
   energy and ambition, and he died in the very prime of life,
   honored by all who knew him.  His wife, whose maiden name was Anna 
   Cordill, survived him by a number of years.  They became the  
   parents of six children, namely:  Elizabeth and Greenwood, both of 
   whom are deceased; Joel, the immediate subject of this review; and 
   Jesse, Margaret J., John and William I.  Joel Jackson, Sr. was a 
   Democrat in politics and was a prominent figure in local affairs of 
   a public nature, having been captain of a company of militia for 
   some time having been prospered in a temporal way, reclaiming a 
   good farm in Salt Creek township.  
        "The subject of this sketch grew up under the influences and
   conditions of the pioneer epoch and lent his aid in the reclaiming
   and cultivation of the home farm, while his early educational
   advantages were such as were afforded in the common schools of 
   the locality, the same being maintained principally upon the  
   subscription plan and being necessarily somewhat primitive in 
   character.  He early manifested a marked mechanical ability and as
   a youth became a skilled wagonmaker, to which trade he has 
   continued to devote more or less attention throughout life, while
   he has also been constantly identified with the great basic 
   industry of agriculture.  Through consecutive application and good
   management he has attained a position of independence and definite
   prosperity, while he has so ordered his life in all its relations
   as to ever command the esteem and confidence of all with whom he
   has come in contact.  It may be further said that in connection 
   with his mechanical pursuits he, in the early days, manufactured
   many wagons, doing all the work by hand and securing the necessary
   timber from the tree, cutting and spliting the lumber and not 
   utilizing sawed lumber of any description in the entire operation.
   He also enjoyed the sports of the field and forest and has killed
   many deer in the township where he now maintains his home owning a
   fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Salt Creek township,
   and having made excellent improvements in the way of buildings, 
   etc.  In politics he clings to the faith in which he was reared
   and is a staunch adherent of the Democratic party, in whose cause
   he has ever shown a lively interest.  He and his wife are consistent 
   and valued members of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Freetown.
        "On the 17th of April, 1856, was solemnized the marriage of Mr
   Jackson to Miss Sarah Reeda, [correct surname for Sarah was Reedy, 
   b. 22 Oct 1836, d. 14 Sep 1904, Freetown, Jackson Co., Indiana], a 
   daughter of William and Elizabeth [Motsinger] Reeda, who came to 
   Jackson County from Pennsylvania in the pioneer days, Mr. Reeda 
   being a farmer and blacksmith by vocation.  Mr. and Mrs. Jackson 
   have ten children:  Laban [b. ca. 1860], Greenwood [b. 16 Jan 1861, 
   d. 1 Feb 1880], Rome [b. ca. 1863, m. Margaret Carmichael, d. 
   1945], Charlotte ["Lottie" b. ca. 1865, m. James Henry Strawn], 
   Jefferson ["Jeff" b. ca. 1865], Jason [b. ca. 1870, m. Clara?], 
   Minnie B. [b. 8 Jun 1872, d. 4 Nov 1880], Olive [b. 30 Aug 1874, d. 
   6 Feb 1896], Gilbert [b. 21 Jul 1877] and Nora [b. 18 Jan 1881, m. 
   John Mortimer Hamilton, 30 Jul 1905, d. 1 Apr 1929]."  

   [Another son was born to Joel and Elizabeth (Reedy) Jackson, who 
   was not listed in the above sketch, Will Jackson, who was born 
   after Gilbert and before Nora, but his exact date of birth was not 
   provided; it is possible that he died young.  Joel Jackson, Jr. 
   died on 14 Aug 1919.]

     Finally, it was passed down in the family of John Jackson, son of 
Joel Jackson, Sr., and also in the family of Elisha Davis Jackson that 
they both claimed to be cousins of General "Stonewall" Jackson of the 
Civil War, but thus far we have been unable to find the exact degree of 
kinship, if any, and have been unable to find where in Virginia or 
possibly West Virginia that Willington Jackson was born, sometime 
between 1780 and 1790.   Dated:  May 29, 1995.

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         People who helped contribute to the above record:

   Bonnie Bunce, daughter of Leslie R. Bunce
   Leslie R. Bunce, great grandson of Elisha Davis Jackson
   James Fletcher of Neoga, Illinois, Jackson surname researcher
   Rebah Fraustein, professional genealogist of Indianapolis, Indiana, 
     hired by Mrs. Dorothy (Bunce) Z. Lundbom sister of Leslie R. Bunce
   John W. Hanneman, 1992 member of Prodigy computer network of 
     of California, who was related to wife of Dr. Solomon Jackson
   Mrs. Danny (Ruth) Jackson of West Jefferson, Ohio (1978), wife of 
     Danny Jackson, great-great grandson of Joel Jackson, Sr. through 
     Joel's son, John Jackson
   Mary Davis (Jackson) Stevens, daughter of Elisha Davis Jackson
   Norman Morris of Seymour, Indiana, provided Jackson County, 
     Indiana marriage records to Bonnie Bunce
   Larry D. Wayt, Richmond, Indiana, descendant of Joel Jackson, 
     Sr. through Joel's son, Joel Jackson, Jr.

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