Abigail Jackson

Abigail Jackson[1]

Female 1765 - 1842  (77 years)

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  • Name Abigail Jackson 
    Born 1765  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Jul 1842  Salem, Harrison Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Seventh Day Baptist Ch Cemetery, Salem, Doddridge Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID P1071  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 

    Father William Jackson,   b. 1736, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 5 Jun 1810, Carter Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mahetable Woods,   b. prob New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Oct 1758  Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jonathan Hughes,   b. 25 Mar 1753, Hampshire Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1849, Miletus, Doddridge Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1786  Wilkes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Nancy Hughes,   b. Abt 1787, Wilkes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1840, Harrison Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)  [natural]
     2. Anderson Hamilton Hughes,   b. Abt 1790, prob Wilkes Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1874, Rio Grande, Gallia Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)  [natural]
     3. Rebecca Hughes,   b. Abt 1792, Georgia or Greenbrier Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown  [natural]
     4. Dudley Hughes, Sr.,   b. Abt 1795, prob Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1820, Salem, Harrison Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
     5. Rachel Hughes,   b. 2 May 1797, Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1843, Salem, Harrison Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
     6. Jackson Hughes,   b. 16 Jan 1799, Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1884, Jay Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 86 years)  [natural]
     7. Martin Hughes,   b. From 1792 to 1800, prob Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1864, Doddridge Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
     8. Hannah Hughes,   b. Abt 1805, Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1871, Doddridge Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)  [natural]
     9. Leah Hughes,   b. Abt 1806, Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1886  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     10. Stephen Jesse Hughes,   b. 15 Jun 1808, Greenbrier Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1882, Lewis Co., West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     11. Martha Hughes,   b. 6 Apr 1809, Harrison Co., VA (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1893  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F7578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Several possible birth locations are offered for Abigail Jackson (1) is Washington Co., PA and (2) Wilkes Co., NC. I have no proof records of either though the DAR accepts the Washington Co. PA location. I've also found the 1880 census of her 71 year old son Stephen which says his mother was born in Georgia. It is possible she was born in NJ as so many charts say; because her father William was born there. But I'm thinking most of those charts say NJ because we know that's where Edward's children were born and early researchers thought she was Edward's daughter. LATER: Also her daughter Martha says her mother was born in Georgia on the 1880 census. So this 1880 Georgia reference is a new area to look for William's marriage and birth of his children.

      Conflicting info about Abigail being named Sarah Abigail and a dau of Edward Jackson of Harrison Co., VA has been refuted in the Conflicting Data section of the Jackson website: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com

      Marriage info was taken from image of the actual bond signed by William Jackson and Jonathan Hughes. The date is clearly 11 July 1786. The image is available in the Conflicting Data section of the above web site.

      In 1786 William Jackson signs marriage bond for Abigale Jackson to Jonathan Hughes. Jonathan was born in Harrison County (W)VA; he enlisted and served in various locations during the Revolutionary War and after the war, he became an itinerant schoolmaster. He went to Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1783 and married there in 1786 to Abigail Jackson. By 1808 Jonathan and Abigail moved to his home area of Harrison County, Virginia where several of their children were born, raised and married there. Jonathan and Abigail spent time in Ohio and Indiana and in 1835 went back to Harrison County "because I have children who settled there" per his pension application.

      Janie's question: I keep running into genealogy sites that have her burial location Salem, Doddridge County and/or Salem, Harrison County. Are there two Salems; one in Doddridge and one in Harrison, OR did the county lines move at some time?? I've looked everywhere for a map of Salem in Doddridge and cannot find it, but my genie buddy says there are two Salems, one in each county. Specifically, I'm trying to find which county that Abigail Jackson Hughes is buried in: Seventh Day Baptist Church Cem, Salem, WV - no county given. Later: Answer from Doddridge County GenWeb researcher: There is only one Salem, WV and it extends into both counties. The Cemetary is in Doddridge side of Salem. This in spite of Find-a-Grave site saying the cemetery is in Harrison County.

  • Sources 
    1. [S347986063] Research of Paula Mellor, email June 2005, (researchmykin@sbcglobal.com).
      See also article found in Conflicting Data Section of the Table of Contents, this site.

    2. [S347984674] Find A Grave Website, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi), Memorial# 55441313.

    3. [S347986529] Book: History of the First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, N.J., Part II; The combined registers, from 1742 to 1885, (http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_the_First_Presbyterian_Church.html?id=mL8_AAAAYAAJ), Page 115.

    4. [S347986601] Marriage Bond - Jackson/Hughes, (http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/images/sarah-abigail-jackson-marriage-bond.jpeg).

    5. [S347986602] North Carolina, Wilkes County Marriages 1778-1868, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=BookList&dbid=49257), 62.



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