Jacob B. Jackson

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Jacob Beeson Jackson
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6th Governor of West Virginia
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 4, 1885
Preceded by Henry M. Mathews
Succeeded by Emanuel Willis Wilson
Personal details
Born (1829-04-06)April 6, 1829
Parkersburg, Virginia
(now West Virginia)
Died December 11, 1893(1893-12-11) (aged 64)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maria Willard Jackson
Profession Politician

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.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
  2. ^ 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. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henry M. Mathews
Governor of West Virginia
Succeeded by
Emanuel Willis Wilson