Jackson, Clarence Gearhart

Clarence Gearhart Jackson, detail

Clarence G. Jackson was born on March 25, 1842 in Berwick, Pennsylvania and enrolled in Dickinson College, at the age of sixteen. Jackson enlisted as a second lieutenant in Company H of the Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in 1862. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Chancellorsville and at the Battle of the Wilderness. After the war he became the vice-president of the Jackson and Woodin Manufacturing Company. In 1866, Jackson married Elizabeth Seybert of Berwick and died on May 13, 1880. (By John Osborne and Leigh Oczkowski)

Life span
03/25/1842—05/13/1880
Dickinson Connection:
Class of 1860; Trustee, 1875-1880

Life Summary

Full name
  Clarence Gearhart Jackson
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  2
Family
 
M. W. Jackson (father), Margaret Gearhart Jackson (mother), Elizabeth Seybert (wife)
Education
  Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
  Military
  Businessman
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Military
  Union Army
  US military (Post-Civil War)

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