from The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky
Wednesday, March 31, 1897
Mr. W. A. Jackson, who lived 3 1/2 miles southwest of Harrodsburg, departed his life, Friday, at 11:20 o’clock of pneumonia and rheumatism. He was born December 8, 1822, in Cumberland County, but spent nearly all his life in this county with the exception of a few years in Kansas. On July 2, 1846, he married Nancy Jane Tewmey, who, in her 71st year, survives to mourn the departure of a kind and affectionate husband. Six children blessed their union, to wit: John Jackson, who died in infancy in Johnson County, Kansas; W. E. Jackson, a successful merchant of this city; O. F. Jackson of Lexington; James Jackson, of this county; Mrs. Ellie Prewitt, of Nevada, this county; and Mrs. Charles Wigham, who resided with her father. The deceased was an industrious citizen, a farmer and merchant, and overcome many reverses in the struggle of life. He was for many years a member of the Christian Church, later joining the Soulsleepers whose house of worship is at Laurel Hill in this county. The only member of the immediate family of deceased now living, is a brother, Mr. D. J. Jackson who resides at Nevada. The funeral services, at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, at Bethel Church, where conducted by Rev. W. T. Corn and interment took place in the adjacent cemetery.