George JACKSON, Congress, VA (1757-1831)


JACKSON, George, (father of John George Jackson and Edward Brake Jackson), a Representative from Virginia; born in Cecil County, Md., January 9, 1757; moved with his parents to Moorefield, Va. (now West Virginia), and in 1769 to Jacksons Fort, Va. (now Buckhannon, W.Va.); served in the Revolution, attaining the rank of colonel; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1784 and commenced practice in Clarksburg, Va. (now West Virginia); justice of the peace in 1784; member of the State house of delegates 1785-1791 and again in 1794; member of the State convention which ratified the United States Constitution in 1788; elected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1795-March 3, 1797); elected to the Sixth and Seventh Congresses (March 4, 1799-March 3, 1803); was not a candidate for reelection; moved to Zanesville, Ohio, about 1806 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1809-1812; member of the State senate 1817-1819; died in Zanesville, Ohio, May 17, 1831; interment on an estate once owned by him in Falls Township, near Zanesville.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present