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Jackson, Heber A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/64, m/i 9/10/64, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, tr to 5th VT INF, Co. G, 1/20/65, m/o 6/19/65

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VITALS

Birth: 11/09/1846, Montgomery, VT
Death: 04/07/1927

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Waterville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 159776806

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Mountain View Cemetery, Waterville, VT

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Heber A. Jackson

Biography

JACKSON, Hon. Heber A., a son of Horace and Maria (Barber) Jackson, was born in Montgomery, November 9, 1846.

James Jackson, grandfather of Heber A., was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire. He came to Vermont in middle life and settled in Swanton. Here he married and three children were born to him.

Horace Jackson, son of James, was born in Swanton, in October, 1801; was reared upon the farm and chose that occupation for his life work. Subsequently he moved to Montgomery and devoted his time and attentio the the cultivation and improvement of his farm.

Heber A. Jackson was educated in the public schools of his native town. September 10, 1864, being a mere boy of 17 years, he enlisted in Company A, Ninth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers; after five months' service with that regiment, he was transferred to Company G, Fifth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged, July 2, 1865. He joined his regiment at Chapin's farm; he participated in the battle of Sailor's Creek, the two battles in front of Petersburg and various minor engagements. After returning from the war he engaged in business in Eden and later at North Hyde Park. He then dealt extensively in timber and has continued being thus engaged. In connection with his various enterprises he has dealt largely in horses and carriages, purchasing in the Boston market and disposing of them to the farm trade. He resides on a splendid farm in Waterville, formerly owned by Judge Luke Poland.

Mr. Jackson is, in politics, a Repuplican; he represented Waterville in the General Assembly in 1892, was returned to that body again in 1898 and in 1902 represented Lamoille County in the state Senate. At each of these sessions Senator Jackson was a hard and intelligent worker for not only his constituency but the state as well, and he has left his impress on much of the important legislation of the three sessions.

He is an ex-commander of Carpenter Post 100, G.A.R., and a member of Warner Lodge, A.F. & A.M.

On January 1, 1867, Senator Jackson married Bathsheba Stone. Three children have been born to them, all of whom are decesed. Mrs. Jackson died in 1875, at the age of 30 years. Mr. Jackson married for his second wife Electa Wheeler, and two childen have been born to this union: Oga (Mrs. Rollo Thomas of Johnson) and Cassie, a student at Bakersfield Academy.

Source: Jeffrey, William Hartley, Successful Vermonters: A modern Gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties..., East Burke, Vt.: The Historical publishing company, 1907, pp. 95-96.

Obituary

News & CITIZEN: APRIL 20, 1927

HEBER JACKSON, PROMINENT WATERVILLE MAN

DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

Heber Alfred Jackson, one of the prominent men of Vermont, passed away at his home in Waterville April 7 after a brief illness with acute kidney and heart trouble. He was born in Montgomery, Nov. 9, 1846. Mr. Jackson was the youngest of seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Horace Jackson, formerly of Swanton, all of whom are deceased. His mother, Maria Royce, was a sister of ex-governor Stephen Royce. At 17 years of age he enlisted for military service with Company A, Ninth Vermont Infantry. Following his discharge, July 2, 1864, he re-enlisted in Company G., Fifth Vermont, and was assigned to the 24th Army Corps, joining the regiment at Chaplin's Farm. He was in the battles of Sailors Creek, two before Petersburg, and various minor engagements, and was recognized for his bravery

Following the war he engaged in the wood business for two years in the town of Eden and later in Hyde Park. For five years he peddled summers and and worked in the lumber woods winters. He then began purchasing large tracts of timber land, cutting and marketing the lumber. Later on he engaged extensively in buying horses in Boston and supplying the lumberman and farmers of northern Vermont with teams and farming machinery. In these various enterprises he accumulated a handsome competence and a reputation for honesty and exceptional business ability. After residing in Jay and four years in Bakersfield he came to Waterville in 1888, purchasing the farm and homestead formerly owned by Judge Luke Potter Poland.

After serving efficiently in all the higher offices of the town he was elected representative to the State Legislature in 1892, and made chairman of the land tax committee. he was again elected a representative in 1898, and to the State Senate for Lamoille County in 1902, and made chairman on federal regulations, and a member of the committee on highways and military affairs. In 1914 he was elected as assistant judge of the county court, and re-elected for a second term.

Mr. Jackson was married to Bathsheba Stone Jan. 31, 1868. Three children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy, and Elmer, the oldest, lived only ten years of age. His wife died in 1874. A few years later he married Electa Wheeler, and they settled in the town of Eden. They had two daughters, both whom are living in Waterville, Mrs. Olga M.Chayer, and Mrs. Cassie M. Langdell. Mrs. Electa Jackson died Sept. 28, 1914, and the following year he married to Etta Leach Wells, who passed away Sept. 4, 1926. Mr. Jackson is also survived by two brothers-in law, David Muzzy of East Berkshire, and Darius Barnes of Waterville. all three marrying sisters on the same day, a grandson, Orland G. Thomas of Cambridge, and three nephews, E.J. Lawrence of Enosburg Falls, Reuben Jackson of Elmore, and Fred Jackson of Hyde Park, and by a step-son Alson L. Wells of Jeffersonville.

Funeral services were held at the old homestead Sunday afternoon, April 10, the Rev. Clarence D. Pierce of Bradford, and personal friend officiating. There were many tributes of beautiful flowers and a very impressive committal service at the grave by the Sons of Veterans Camp of Johnson, of which he was an active member, as he was also ex-Commander of Carpenter Post, No. 100, G.A.R. He was also a very loyal member of Warner Lodge, F. & A.M.

Mr. Jackson was a man of exceptional capabilities. He was plain, open-hearted, energetic, decisive, and a natural leader. He was a regular attendant and generous supporter of the church. a friend to the poor, and a public spirited citizen, who could be depended on upon to champion every worthy project and often leaning forward in new enterprises. He gave the clock for the town house, and in 1910 erected a fine new cemetery vault. Great as he was in public works he was pre-eminently superior to his home life. There was never a sharp word or an unkind look, always considerate of the others and and never to busy to accommodate himself to their convenience. He was indulgent though never prodigal with his family and inspired each one of them and everyone about him to follow his habits of thrift and industry.

Among the out of town friends to attend the funeral services were, David Marcy and Mrs. Ida Mae of Berkshire, Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Lawrence, Mr. & Mrs. Octave Blouin of Enosburg Falls, Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Jackson of Elmore, Mr. &. Mrs. Fred Jackson, and Mr. & Mrs Leon Jackson of Hyde Park, Mr. & Mrs Charles Peo and son of Waterbury, Mr. & Mrs. Ormand G. Thomas, Bert Reynolds, Myron Maynard, George Pepan, Morman Nye, and Mr. & Mrs. G.E. Sheldon and son of Cambridge. Mr. & Mrs. William Shattuck, Mr. & Mrs. John Robinson of East Fairfield, Elmer Kneeland of Jeffersonville, Mr. &. Mrs Charles Kneeland and Mr. &. Mrs. Frank Kneeland and son of Johnson, Christine Mack and son & daughter of Charlotte, Mrs. Edna Waterman of Waitsfield, and Kate Chayer of Burlington.

The Jeffersonville branch of the American Legion was also well represented.

Submitted by Deanna French.

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