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February

The Missionary Journal of William Jackson: March 1898 – April 1899 compiled by Jeanette Hurst

The The Missionary Journal of William Jackson: March 1898 – April 1899 compiled by Jeanette Hurst (granddaughter) is a transcription of a journal William kept while serving an LDS mission to the Indian Territory (primarily Texas and Kansas).  The introduction is a very well written summary of William’s mission.  William is the son of Samuel Jackson and Hanna Marie Jaques and was born on August 21, 1871 in Nephi, Utah.  He served two LDS missions.  The first to Texas and Kansas from 1898 to 1900.  The second to England from 1909 to 1911.

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25
February

Jackson Family Historical Accounts by Donald L. Haynie

The Jackson Family Historical Accounts by Donald L. Haynie is a 96 page collection of histories, stories and other information about the Jacksons.  It is the source of several histories on this website.  I also found many new histories and commentaries that I have never seen.  For example, pages 37-45 include funeral remarks for Jane E. Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Jr., Samuel Glenn Jackson and William G. Jackson.  I have also been interested in learning more about Samuel Jackson, Sr. second wife, Martha Ann Jackson.  I found her short history on pages 30-32 very interesting.

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8
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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16
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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12
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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