Margaret Ann Martin was born in Greenfield, Nelson County, Virginia on January 20 th, 1834. Her parents were Hudson Martin and Nancy Thorpe. Hudson Marton was born in Virginia in 1765. At the close of the Revolutionary War, Giddeon Martin, his after moved to Kentucky. Giddeon Martin had fought for seven years in the Revolution under General George Washington.
Hudson Martin and Nancy Thorpe were married March 22 nd, 1824. The following children were born to this union John, their only son, and daughters Jane, Ma halley, Margaret Ann, Nancy and Jennie. They were raised in Virginia. Margaret Ann’s mother died in 1859 and her father in 1861. Margaret Ann was married to Andrew Jackson on December 16 th, 1858. They loved in Brixton County, West Virginia.
Andrew Jackson, joined with the Confederate Army and was made Captain of Company B-19 th Virginia Cavalry. Mrs. Jackson was ordered north in the fall of 1863. All of her possessions and property were confiscated and she was allowed to take only her two saddle bags of clothing, approximately sixty pounds of baggage.
She was carried on horseback, under a flag of truce through the Confederate lines to her house in Virginia. During his four years of service in the army, Captain Jackson came home to visit his wife three times. On one visit, he only had time for dinner with her and had been gone about fifteen minutes when the house was surrounded by soldiers. Once he came for a visit overnight and at another time for nine days.
The Life of General Stonewall Jackson by Mary L. Williamson recounts the major things that happened in Thomas J. Jacksons life that led him to be known as one of the greatest generals in Americas history. Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia. Although he had parents, they died during the young years of his life. After the death of his parents ...
At the close of war, Captain and Mrs. Jackson moved to South Carolina two years in the fall of 1865 hey started West by ox teams, stopping in Bandera County, Texas, where they remained until 1873. Mr. Jackson was running a sawmill there. They left Texas, May 1873 with three wagons and ox teams, driving five yoke of oxen to one wagon and four yoke each to the other two wagons. They ava raved from twenty to twenty five miles per day.
At night, when camped, two oxen were necked together and belled. They spent that winter in Trinidad, Colorado, where they could have good range for there cattle, remaining there until May 1874 when they started north on the third leg of their journey, going out by L arma City, Pueblo, Denver and down to the great Salt Lake, hence to Corrine into Idaho, down the Snake River to Minds Ferry, then out over the Powder Range into backer City, Oregon. From here they traveled into Grand Round Valley, crossed the Blued mountains into Walla-Walla and continued up the Columbia River, crossing in October 13, 1874, coming into Yakima County, Washington. They arrived at Kittitas Valley, November 2 nd, 1874. Mr. Jackson was a stock and horse trader so in the spring he decided to go to Pud get Sound where he sold his oxen for $250.
00 a team, realizing some $3, 250. 00. He then bought two teams of horses, four head, and one team of mules with wagon. They lived in Washington for a few years, logging and working in a sawmill but he soon became restless and wanted to go South, through Oregon, Klamath Lake, Tule Lake and out into California.
They crossed the Sacramento River at Red Bluffs into Sacramento City, and continued on into San Joaquin Valley, coming through to San Bernardino, California. After some short rest and many needed repairs, the wagon train started across the desert to Hardy ville, hence on into Arizona. They arrived in Prescott, January 1 st, 1876. Mrs.
, Jackson was the first white woman to live on Lower Oak Creek. They drove out to Chino Valley and lived there for three months in a house owned by Mr. Hall. While speculating and trading around, Mr. Jackson made up his mind to move to Oak Creek. Here, they were the first white settlers or ranchers on the lower creek until late in the fall of 1876.
Mrs. Jackson was the first white woman to live on the Lower Oak Creek. Living among the warring Apaches, she saw many fierce out breaks and raids. Mr.
Andrew was born at a settlement on the banks of Crawfords Branch of Waxhaw Creek in South Carolina on March 15, 1767, the third son of immigrant parents from northern Ireland. His father died 2 days before he was born. He lost 3 siblings at an early age. Some of Andrews early influences were the American Revolution in which he served as a mounted courier at the age of 13. Both Andrew and his ...
Jackson was a stoic, care free and dominating man. He traded and handled stock, traveling about the country for many miles, leaving his wife alone in there cabin on the creek, Mrs. Jackson tended to the stock and did all the ranch chores alone. She related that many a time she saw and heard yelling Indians ride by the place on the surrounding hills, but she was molested and remained secluded in her small cabin.
The Jackson’s only had one child and passed away in infancy. While living here on lower Oak Creek, Mrs. Jackson named House Mountain. Att his time, there was a tall rock chimney at one end of the mountain formation which was later destroyed by a bolt of lightning. Captain Jackson died on February 22 nd, 1892, and was buried Middle Verde Cemetery, near Camp Verde. Three years after the death of Captain Jackson, Mrs.
Jackson became the wife of David E. Dumas, being married on October 13 th, 1895. They continued to live on the lower Oak Creek ranch and it was here in 1896 that Mack Oliver Dumas, son of David Dumas came west from Texas to make his home with his Dad and new Mother. Mother Dumas lover her acquired son most dearly, just as if it were her own.
She gave a very good home to this wandering boy of sixteen years. In 1905 the family moved to the Red Rock Country on a ranch at the foot of CourtHouse Rock, adjoining the old Schuerman Ranch. One of Mother Dumas’ closest and dearest friend was Mrs. James Tompson, mother of Charles and Albert Tompson. Their friendship was long and lasting, their visits extended over three or four days at a time, as they were so far apart and it was on to convenient to make many trips by wagon and team. The Schuerman’s and Dumas’ were always close friends and raised much fruit which included peaches, apples, apricots, and plums in addition to large gardens.
Dad and Mother Dumas were know throughout the valley for their warm hospitality and sincere welcome which they extended to everyone in the valley, also Jeroneand Camp Verde. Never was a person refused a meal or bed at the Dumas Ranch, Often they would retire alone at night and would awaken the next morning with a house full of hungry people, ready to eat hot biscuits, bacon and eggs with good strong coffee. Mother Dumas would never allow a lone biscuit to be thrown out after a meal. She always said, ‘someone will come along before morning and just might need a bite to eat.’ Dad and Mother Dumas lived many happy long years at the old Dumas Ranch, now known as Crescent Moon Ranch.
"Shirley Jackson" Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1919 in San Francisco, California. Her mother was a perfectionist who forced her ideals upon young Shirley. Behind her mother's back, however, Shirley Jackson rebelled. She was very much into drugs, alcohol, with craft, and cigarettes. In 1934, she enrolled into the University of Rochester. In 1937, she transferred to Syracuse University. ...
In the summer of 1920, Dad Dumas became ill and passed away in Flagstaff where he was buried. Mother Dumas lived to enjoy here town grandchildren here and was a very dear member of the step sons household. Her health began to fail in 1924 and she passed away January 24 th 1925 at the age of ninety one years. She was buried beside Captain Jackson In Middle Verde Cemetery.