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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1818

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

John J. Jackson

(Ap'd Va.)


John Jay Jackson: Born Feb. 13, 1800, Wood County, Va.º

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, May 17, 1815, to July 24, 1818, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 24, 1818.

Served: in garrison at Norfolk harbor, Va., 1818‑19; on Recruiting

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec. 1, 1819)

service, 1819‑20; on Florida frontier, 1820‑21; as Adjutant, 4th Infantry, at Regimental headquarters, Montpelier, Ala., May, 1821, to Sep. 30, 1822; and on leave of absence, 1822‑23.

Resigned, Jan. 1, 1823.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Parkersburg, Va., 1823‑77. District Attorney of the Court of Oyer and Terminer for Wood County, Va., 1826‑55; and of the Superior Court, 1830‑52. District Attorney for the Superior Court of Ritchie County, Va., 1842‑55. Member of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, 1825, 1830, 1838, 1839, 1842, and 1844. Brig.‑General, Virginia Militia, 1842‑61. President of the Second National Bank of Parkersburg, W. Va., 1864‑77; of the Little Kanawha Navigation Company, 1870‑77; and of the Commission to adjust the proportion of Virginia debt to be assumed by West Virginia, 1871.

Died, Jan. 1, 1877, at Parkersburg, W. Va.: Aged 77.

Buried, Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV.

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