W. W. JACKSON, a rising young agriculturist of Cross Creek township, is a representative of a well-known family. His grandfather, Andrew Jackson, was born in 1785 in Cecil county, Md., and when ten years of age came with his parents to Washington county, Penn. They settled on King's creek, in Hanover township, where Andrew was reared to manhood.
Andrew Jackson was united in marriage in 1808 with Elizabeth Cool, of Hanover township, who was born, June 27, 1782, and children were born as follows: Mary, born April 25, 1809; W. C., born November 12, 1810; Isaac, born January 1, 1812; Elizabeth, born October 2, 1816; Eli, born October 27, 1818; Elsie, born October 23, 1820; John, born September 9, 1822; James, born April 20, 1825; and Sarah, born May 24, 1827. Of these the only ones yet living are James and Elsie. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812.
W. C. Jackson, the second son of Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson, was born on King's creek, Hanover township, Washington Co., Penn. His youth was passed on the home farm and he attended the Florence Academy for several years. He then began the study of theology under the tutelage of Rev. William Wallace, of Wheeling, W. Va., afterward taking a course at the Allegheny Theological Seminary, graduating in 1846. In 1842 he selected as his life companion Miss Martha H. Lawton, who was born May 1, 1825, daughter of Job T. Lawton, a native of Rhode Island, who came to this county with his parents in 1813. After graduating, Mr. Jackson preached as a supply at different U. P. Churches for several years, but never took charge of a congregation, as his wife could not leave her aged parents. Two children were born to the union of W. C. and Martha H. (Lawton) Jackson, namely: W. W., born March 19, 1844, and Mary E., born October 22, 1850, the latter of whom was married to William Cole, a prominent hotel landlord of Burgettstown, Penn. In politics Mr. Jackson was a stanch Democrat. He died August 20, 1888.
W. W. Jackson (son of W. C., and grandson of Andrew) was born at Wheeling, W. Va., and passed most of his early life in Cross Creek township, Washington county. He attended the Cross Creek Academy several terms, and then entered Washington and Jefferson College, graduating at the early age of nineteen years. He afterward returned to the farm and assisted his father, who was unable to do much manual work, having been crippled by a falling tree in 1863. On September 30, 1872, W. W. Jackson was united in marriage with Miss Mary Boyles, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, daughter of Jacob Boyles. The farm contains 105 acres of land. In politics Mr. Jackson is a Democrat, and in religious faith a member of the Presbyterian Church, and of the Session at Cross Creek.
To William and Mary E. (Jackson) Cole was born William A. Cole, November 22, 1868. He married Alice R. Crawford, of Westmoreland county, Penn., in 1889, and to this union the following named children were born: Willa Marie, in 1890, Alfred Orlando, who died when one year old, and Alice Margie, born in September, 1892. William A. Cole resides at Pittsburgh, where he is in the real-estate business.
Text taken from page 1185 of:
Beers, J. H. and Co., Commemorative Biographical Record of Washington County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1893).
Transcribed February 1997 by Neil and Marilyn Morton of Oswego, IL as part of the Beers Project.
Published March 1997 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com/.
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