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I'm trying to sort a mess of William Jackson men in and around Franklin County, North
Carolina, in the 1800s. Working on that tangle, I found a North Carolina Standard
Certificate of Death for Mrs. Dora Balthrope Jackson, who died from mitral regurgitation
on 24 June 1918 in Louisburg, Franklin County, North Carolina. Her usual residence was in
Louisburg, where she had lived for 18 years, 5 months, and 24 days.
Dora Jackson's Personal Particulars were listed as Female, White, and Widow. She was
the wife of William D. Jackson.
Dora Jackson, a housewife, was born on 3 September 1852 in Warren County, North Carolina.
Her age at death was 65 years, 9 months, and 11 days.
Her father was John Balthrope, born in Warren County, North Carolina.
Her mother was Harriet Daniel, born in Warren County, North Carolina.
Dora Jackson was buried at the Louisburg Cemetery.
The Informant on the death certificate was J.H. Best of Mapleville, North Carolina.
Mapleville is in Franklin County, four or five miles east-southeast of Louisburg.
I believe the future Dora Jackson was the Dora A. Balthrop listed in this household Cedar
Rock Township, Franklin County, North Carolina, in 1850:
BALTHROP J.W. 54 Male White NC Farmer
BALTHROP Harriet 52 Female White Keeping House
BALTHROP Dora A. 17 Female White At Home
By some accounts J.W. Balthrop was John W. Balthrop and Harriet Balthrop was Harriet
In 1880, William D. Jackson was head of this household in Cypress Creek Township, Franklin
County, North Carolina:
JACKSON W. D. Head Married Male White 36 NC NC NC Farmer
JACKSON Dora Wife Married Female White 26 NC NC NC Keeping House
JACKSON Leroy Son Single Male White 5 NC NC NC
JACKSON Hallie Daughter Single Female White 2 NC NC NC
William and Dora Jackson also had another daughter, Alice (b. 1881), and another son,
William D. (b. 1886). On the 1900 census, a widowed Dora Jackson was listed as having had
four children, all of whom were still living.
Given William and Dora Jackson named a son Leroy, was Dora's husband William the
7-year-old son of Leroy Jackson and Sarah (Daniel) Jackson listed in Dwelling 729 of the
1850 census of Davis District, Franklin County, North Carolina?
Were Sarah (Daniel) Jackson (b. ~1812, NC) and Harriet (Daniel) Balthrop (b. ~1798, NC)
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