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February

Melvin Samuel Jackson 1929-2012

Melvin Samuel Jackson was born February 28, 1929 to William and Mary Jackson in Manassa, Colorado.  He was the last of their twelve children.  Sam passed away on December 20, 2012 in Southern California and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline, four sons and his brother Elbert Jackson.  Sam was preceded in death by son, Kenneth Paul Jackson, who died on November 27,1991 at the age of 28. Sam was a great father and husband and will be missed.  Here is the obituary  and funeral program.

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January

Liverpool to Boston on the Horizon (25 May 1856 – 30 Jun 1856)

This is a copy of the manifest for the sailing ship Horizon that the Jackson’s sailed from Liverpool to Boston in 1856.  On the ship was Ann Grimshaw Jackson (age 50) and five of her children: Elizabeth (23), Martha (age 21), Joseph (age 16), Samuel (age 12) and Nephi (age 10). The source is the Mormon Immigration Index (1840-1890).

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January

Major Overall Starting January 11, 2013

I am making some major changes to jacksonfamilyhistory.com starting 1/11/2013 that will take several weeks to complete. The major changes are adding a blog, changing the design, adding social media and more. Thanks, Ron Jackson (ronaldjayjackson@gmail.com).

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