Alden A. M. Jackson

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

ALDEN APPOLOS MOORE JACKSON

(attorney, soldier)

BIOGRAPHY

Jackson CA is named after Alden Appolos Moore Jackson, a popular attorney who helped Gold Rush miners settle claims and disputes without having to go to court. Jackson later moved to San Francisco as the Gold Rush was changing it from a small village of tents into a boomtown. It was there in 1850 that he learned of and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

From San Francisco, Jackson moved to Mormon-founded San Bernardino where he became city attorney. While in San Bernardino, he sent plant cuttings to Utah and southern Arizona. Even today many of the plants in these areas can be traced to the grafts sent by "Col." Jackson. In 1864, the Jackson family moved to St. George, Utah, where Jackson became a secretary and then chairman of the board of trustees for the St. George Normal School.

Was a Colonel in the Mexican American War.

Died October 30, 1876.


FAMILY

Alden married Caroline Augusta Perkins in San Bernardino CA on November 3, 1869 and they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on December 6, 1876. She previously married and divorced John Joyce. She was born July 13, 1825 in Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Her parents were John & Caroline (Harriman) Perkins. She died November 3, 1869 in St. George. Caroline Augusta Perkins first heard the gospel preached in Boston MA. Despite intense opposition from her parents, she was baptized in 1843 by Erastus Snow in the Atlantic Ocean. She was talented with words and music, singing at missionary meetings. She cronicled the voyage of the ship Brooklyn.

They had a son, James Webb Jackson (1837-1874).


PHOTOS

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Alden A. M. Jackson


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