Meigs Jackson

N. W. Va. Academy.

Cooper’s Clarksburg Register., July 25, 1856

N. W. Va. Academy

The declamatory exercises were somewhat less interesting. A Latin declamation by Master Meigs Jackson, considering that it is almost impossible to give animation to a dead language, was perhaps, superior to the others which were too much hurried, and too indistinctly enunciated ; owing, no doubt, to the diffidence of the young orators.


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The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer., October 28, 1868


For Prosecuting Attorney– A. C. Moore 1,338; Meigs Jackson 1,212.– Moore’s majority 126.


The Wheeling Daily Register., October 28, 1869

Historic map of the Tricounty area of Braxton, Calhoun and Gilmer

We learn from the Clarksburg Telegraph that MEIGS JACKSON, Esq., of the “West Virginia Land Agency and Title Guarantying Company,” acting as the agent for the owners, has sold 35,000 acres of timber, coal and iron ore lands in one body, situated in Braxton, Calhoun and Gilmer counties, lying on Steer Creek and other tributaries of the Little Kanawha River.

The Telegraph says:

The purchasers are Messrs. Mainwright & Co., of the city of Chicago. They propose to erect saw-mills to saw up the valuable timber, to manufacture furniture and wooden ware, to mine and ship the coal, and to erect iron furnaces, & e. The company propose to commence opertations before January 1st. Our State needs such men. They certainly deserve, and we have no doubt they will realize, large fortunes by their undertaking.

The Wheeling Daily Register., May 16, 1870

The Clarksburg Mutual Insurance Company have opened an agency in Grafton, and made Meigs Jackson, Esq., agent.


The Weston Democrat., April 03, 1876

The sad intelligence of the death of Meigs Jackson reached Clarksburg, on Thursday. He died at his residence in Nevada, Missouri, on Wednesday evening, 22d last, of pneumonia. Meigs Jackson was born in Clarksburg in 1843, and was the son of the late Major James M and Mrs. Caroline Jackson.

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When he grew up, he studied law and commenced the practice of his profession in Washington City, in 1864. In 1865 he returned to Clarksburg and associated himself with Hon. C. S. Lewis, and soon obtained a lucrative practice. In 1869 he removed to Nevada, Missouri, where he soon attained distinction at the bar. Shortly after he settled in Missouri, he returned to Clarksburg and married an estimable young lady of this place, who accompanied him to his new home. In the autumn of 1874 he returned with his family to Clarksburg, and remained until October, 1875, when he and his family returned to Missouri.

Mr. Jackson was a genial, warm hearted gentleman who made friends of all with whom he came in contact. He had fine legal and literary attainments. His personal integrity was of the highest order. His industry was very great, and he was fast rising to distinguished eminence as a jurist.

He was the grandson of Hon. John G. Jackson, who became so distinguished in the early history of Clarksburg. He leaves a wife and one little son, and a mother, brother and sister, and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn his death. He was well known and well beloved by all our citizens. His remains will reach Clarksburg this morning and will be interred in the family burying ground.– Clarksburg Telegram, March 25

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer., April 03, 1876
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The remains of Meigs Jackson arrived on Saturday last from his late home in Nevada, Missouri, accompanied by his wife, little son, and his brother, T. Moore Jackson, who met them at Cincinnati.

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Woods, on Sunday Afternoon, at the residence of the mother of the deceased on Pike Street. A large number of persons were present and followed the procession to the Jackson Cemetery.

Eight of his first cousins, who acted as pall bearers, gently lowered him into his last resting place by the side of his distinguished ancestors, and his well known form and genial face were shut out forever from the sight of his mourning friends, May he rest in peace.–Clarksburg Telegram, 1st

The Wheeling Daily Register., April 03, 1876


The remains of Meigs Jackson, Esq., were brought to Clarksburg and interred.

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