Maria Willard Jackson

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Maria Willard Jackson
Born 1830
Pleasants County, West Virginia
Died unknown
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1881-1885

Maria Willard Jackson (1830–?) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Jacob B. Jackson and served as that state's First Lady, 1881-1885. She was born in 1830, at Pleasants County, West Virginia. In 1855, she married Jacob B. Jackson. At the end of Jackson's term as governor the capital was moved from Wheeling to Charleston for the last time, so she was the last first lady to serve at Wheeling. After leaving office, the Jacksons returned to Parkersburg, West Virginia. Her date of death is unknown.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Lucy Fry Mathews
First Lady of West Virginia
1881 – 1885
Succeeded by
Henrietta Cotton Wilson