A Jackson Family Bible
Washington DC & Arlington VA
A fellow researcher, Lloyd Smith sent me this "found" item - a family bible - pages crumbling - but the entries are still legible. I hope that researching this family will help find the rightful owners.
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Alice R. Dickenson (Dickerson) marries Solomon H Thompson of Arlington VA, August 20th 1936. (This is a second marriage for Alice Jackson)
Alice R. Jackson, b. Jan. 18, 1874; Marie B. Jackson, b. Aug 24, 1883; Estelle Jackson, b. July 27, 1885; Anna M. Jackson, b. Oct. 3, 1888; and Grace Louise Jackson, b. Dec. 4, 1895.
Whitfield Jackson - d. Jan. 18, 1916; Annie Jackson d. May 1942; Marie B. Jackson, d. April 3, 1945, and Julia Jackson Rodriguez, d. Aug 22, 1947
Alice Jackson marries Charles Dickerson, & Julia Jackson marries P A Rodriguez
signed by Julia E. Jackson & Anna M. Jackson
I took a look at census records and located the family immediately, starting with the Whitfield Jackson, who I assumed might be the father from his date of death.
JACKSON, WHITFIELD (1910 U.S. Census)
District of Columbia , WASHINGTON, ED 51, Age 70, Male, Race: Mulatto, Born: VA
Series: T624 Roll: 150 Page: 89
In the household are Whitfield, wife Anna, born VA and all the daughters, born Washington DC.
Going back to the 1900 census, the index is mis-spelled but it is the same family:
Whitfield is listed as age 51(an error), Anna's age I cannot read, but they are listed as married 26 years. Cannot read his occupation but his wife Anna is listed as a caterer, daughter Alice is a school teacher, and Marie is a seamstress. The other girls are in school.
Given the birth locations of the children, I figured I should find them in the 1880 census in DC, and I did:
1880 Census Place: Washington, Washington, D.C., Washington D.C.
Source: FHL Film 1254122 National Archives Film T9-0122 Page 289C
Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
Whitfield JACKSON Self M M MU 41 VA
Occ: Keeps Market Fa: VA Mo: VA
Anna JACKSON Wife F M MU 29 DC
Occ: Keeping House Fa: VA Mo: VA
Allice JACKSON Dau F S MU 6 DC
Fa: VA Mo: DC
Marie JACKSON Dau F S MU 2 DC
Fa: VA Mo: DC
Mason JACKSON Mother F W MU 84 VA
Occ: Lives In Family Fa: VA Mo: VA
New information emerges from this data - since Whitfield's widowed mother is in the household.
Anna is listed as born DC which conflicts with the 1900 data.
Going back further, I check 1870, both in DC and Virginia.
JACKSON, WHITFIELD (1870 U.S. Census)
District of Columbia , WASHINGTON, 2-WD WASHINGTON, Age 26, Male, Race: Mulatto, Born: VA
Series: M593 Roll: 123 Page: 286
He is listed as a grocer, and his widowed mother Mason, 54 is living with him.
There are other people in the household:
David LEWIS, male, mulatto 22, laborer, VA
Isaac LARRY or LORRY, mulatto, 8
Ellen SCOTT, female, mulatto, 12, VA
Edmund JOHNSON, male ,mulatto, 60, VA, laborer
I don't think I can go back any further, without more extensive research, therefore I will stop my backward journey here for a moment and move forward in time to see if I can locate the girls, and widow of Whitfield in 1920 and 1930:
I start with Julia Jackson RODRIGUEZ, since she marries a Rodriguez in 1914 - should be easier to trace than a Jackson - of which there are so many, as all Jackson researchers know
To my surprise I find her in Puerto Rico.
Age: 48 Year: 1930
Rico ED: 1
County: Catano Image: 0062
Township: Catano Relationship: Wife
Her husband matches the marriage record - Antonio Pilar Rodriguez, and they have 3 children - Iris 14, Gloria 12, and Raimundo 7. (this is probably Raymond)
Now to find Alice, married to Charles Dickerson.
There were too many listings for Charles Dickerson's in the 1920 census for me to locate them quickly, especially since I don't know his age, or birthplace.
I'll save that for a another day. I did find her, widowed, in DC, in 1930. She is living with her mother who is listed as "Georgiana" not Anna, and sisters Marie, and Anna. She is working as the matron of a school:
Age: 49 Year: 1930
Still missing are sisters Grace Louise, and Estelle.
I hope that someone recognizes this family and contacts me. A family bible is a treasure, and should be preserved.