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C. G. and Mary V. Linney Jackson – Boyle County

Know all men by these presents that we, C. G. Jackson and J. L. Massie, are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of fifty pounds current money, to the payment of which well and truly to be made.  We bind ourselves, our heirs, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of February 1850.

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a license about to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between the above named C. G. Jackson and Mary V. Linney.  Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then this obligation to be void, else to remain in full force and virtue.

C. G. Jackson, J. L. Massie

Mr. Thomas Allin, Clerk of Mercer Court.

Sir, this is to advise you to issue marriage license to Mr. C. G. Jackson and my daughter, Mary V. Linney, to February 20, 1850.

Abigail G. Linney

Test.  J. L. Massie, M. ?

Caleb Green Jackson and Mary V. Linney were married February 20, 1850, in Mercer County, Kentucky.  Mary was the child of Henderson Linney, 1784-1840, and Abigail Green Morton, Jun 10, 1793-April 2, 1886.  Henderson and Abigail were both born in Virginia, and came to Kentucky, living in the area of Mercer County, where Henderson died.  They had nine children: William H., James F., Lucy A., Albert T., Henry M., Jane, George W., John Madison and Mary V. Linney

In the 1850 census, taken October 16th of that year, Caleb and Mary were living with her mother, Abigail Linney, 45, in Mercer County.  Green Jackson was 21, a saddler, born in Kentucky.  Mary was 20, also born in Kentucky.  Around this time Henry Canada operated a saddler shop on Harrodsburg’s Main Street.  Perhaps C. G. Green learned the saddler’s trade from Mr. Canada and worked for him.

Within ten years Caleb is listed as head of household, 30, with wife Mary, 26.  Abigail Linney, 67, lived with the couple.  By 1870 the family has moved to Perryville in Boyle County.  In the census Caleb is 45, still a saddler.  Mary is 37 and her mother, Abigail, is 85.  In 1880 Abigail is 87.  Since she was 45 in 1850, 67 in 1860, 85 in 1870 and 87 in 1880, one wonders how she aged 20 years each in 1860 and 1870, and only three years in 1880!  When she died in 1886, she was 93.

Caleb and Mary Jackson did not have children, at least none listed in the census records.

Small tidbits in Danville’s Kentucky Advocate, Boyle County, give us small glimpses of the couple’s life.

Friday, April 13, 1888

Mr. C. G. Jackson has moved into the dwelling on Third Street which he bought from J. J. Vanderipe several weeks ago.  The dwelling has recently been remodeled, and now looks quite cozy.

Friday, February 15, 1889

A few days ago C. G. Jackson sold the stock and fixtures of his saddle and harness shop to Jubal Foster.  For the present, business will be continued at the old stand.  C. W. Flynn will be Mr. Foster’s “boss” workman.

Friday, July 26, 1889

Mr. C. G. Jackson has sold his house and lot here to Mr. S. N. Bottom and last Monday moved with his wife to Danville.  Mr. Jackson lived here about a quarter of a century.  Perryville has lost a good citizen, but Danville has gained one.  Mr. Bottom has moved into the residence vacated by Mr. Jackson.

Monday, October 3, 1898

House Sold – Mrs. Elizabeth Settles has bought of C. G. Jackson and wife one of their frame residences on Main Street for $3,000.  This is the house located between the home of Mrs. America Gentry and the house now occupied by Mr. Jackson and wife.

Mary V. Linney Jackson died February 13, 1899 and was buried in the Perryville Cemetery.

C. G. Jackson, 1829-1901.  Mary V. Jackson, 1832-1899.  Perryville Cemetery, Boyle County, Kentucky.

Semi-Weekly Independent S. Sayings, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky

Saturday, February 18, 1899

The funeral of Mrs. C. G. Jackson, who died Monday at noon, of dropsy, was held this morning (February 15) at the residence by Rev. J. R. Savage, assisted by Dr. C. B. H. Martin, and the remains were taken to Perryville for burial.  Mrs. Jackson was about sixty-eight years of age and had been a member of the Methodist church for half a century.

Friday, December 13, 1901

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