Jacob B. Jackson
|Jacob Beeson Jackson|
|6th Governor of West Virginia|
March 4, 1881 – March 4, 1885
|Preceded by||Henry M. Mathews|
|Succeeded by||Emanuel Willis Wilson|
April 6, 1829|
(now West Virginia)
|Died||December 11, 1893
Parkersburg, West Virginia
|Spouse(s)||Maria Willard Jackson|
Jacob Beeson Jackson (April 6, 1829 – December 11, 1893) was the sixth Governor of West Virginia from 1881 to 1885. In 1855, he married Maria Willard. In his biography it is stated that he was a cousin of Stonewall Jackson. An examination of their family trees shows that the two men were second cousins once removed. He was also a 4th-cousin-once-removed to William Wirt Woodson who was Stonewall Jackson's half brother.
He was a son of General John Jay Jackson and his brothers were Federal Judge John Jay Jackson, Jr. and Circuit Judge and Congressman James M. Jackson. The Jackson Memorial Fountain at Parkersburg, West Virginia is dedicated to the Jackson family.
- "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
- Nimfa H. Simpson (January 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Jackson Memorial Fountain" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
Henry M. Mathews
|Governor of West Virginia
Emanuel Willis Wilson
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