JACKSON, John George, (son of George Jackson, brother of Edward Brake Jackson, and
grandfather of William Thomas Bland),
a Representative from Virginia; born in Buckhannon, Va. (now West
Virginia), September 22, 1777; moved with his parents to Clarksburg in 1784;
received an English training and became a civil engineer; appointed surveyor of
public lands of what is now the State of Ohio in 1793; member of the Virginia
house of delegates 1798-1801; elected as a Republican to the Eighth and to the
three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, to September 28,
1810, when he resigned; while in Congress fought a duel with Joseph Pearson, of
North Carolina, and on the second fire was wounded in the hip; member of the
State house of delegates in 1811 and 1812; brigadier general of Virginia
Militia in 1812; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth
Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); declined to be a candidate for
reelection in 1816 to the Fifteenth Congress; appointed United States district
judge for the western district of Virginia in 1819 and served until his death
in Clarksburg, Va. (now West Virginia), March 28, 1825; interment in the Old
BibliographyBrown, Stephen W.
Voice of the New West: John G. Jackson: His Life and Times.
Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 1985.