John George Jackson (1777-1825), grand-uncle of "Stonewall" Jackson

Object Number: 
c. 1860-64
Black and brown ink on beige paper, laid on a larger sheet
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 4.4 cm ) Mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm )
inscription: lower right: "1824"
Inscribed at lower right in gray ink wash: "1824"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, eldest son of George Jackson and Elizabeth (von Brake) Jackson, was brought up on the Virginia frontier and became a civil engineer. He served in the Virginia legislature from 1798 to 1801. In the latter year he was admitted to the bar and subsequently served in Congress until 1810, and again from 1813 to 1817. In 1819 President James Monroe appointed him the first federal judge from the Western District of Virginia, which position he held until his death.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group