Elizabeth Steele Jackson, b. 8 January 1835 in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 9 May 1911 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: John Finley Jackson, b. 26 June 1806 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 13 May 1862 in Oregon, Missouri
Mother: Nancy Ellen Canon, b. 17 April 1808 in Pennsylvania, d. 4 November 1890 in Oregon, Missouri
Elizabeth was of Irish descent. She was 5 foot tall and weighed 105 lbs. She had light complexion, brown hair and gray eyes.
Elizabeth helped found the Methodist Episcopal Church of Oregon in 1864. She was president of the local auxiliary of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society and teacher of the women's Bible class in the Methodist Episcopal Sunday School. She changed the name from Krick to Kreek because some people with the same name (Krick) were horse theives and got their name in the paper. She was a Republican.
Spouse: Thomas Israel Krick, b. 13 May 1826 in Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland, d. 11 March 1889 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: Andrew Krick, b. ca. 1804 in Maryland
Mother: Amelia Castle, b. 10 March 1802 in Washington County, Maryland, d. 7 May 1886 in Oregon, Missouri
Thomas, Elizabeth, and son John arrived in Missouri in the fall of 1852. They came by steamer to St. Louis then up the Missouri River to St. Joseph and by ox team to Oregon. He was one of the early day teachers and, in the late 1850's, was the county superintendent of schools. In 1860 he was the census enumerator for all of Holt County and the southern of Atchinson County. He was county treasurer 1879 -1880. He was a shoemaker, merchant and farmer. The Kricks were in the merchandising business in Oregon, Missouri, from the time Thomas Israel started it in1858 until the present. They recently (1997) sold the store they had on the square in Oregon.
Married 15 January 1851 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
John Finley Jackson, b. 26 June 1806 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 13 May 1862 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: John Jackson
Mother: Sarah Orrick, b. 16 April 1761 in Baltimore County, Maryland
In the spring of 1852 a group of 25-30 family members of all ages departed Laurel Hill near Fort Necessity, Pennsylvania. John Finley Jackson and his brother-in-law, Samuel Rankin Canon, were the leaders. They traveled together via a fleet of flatboats first on the Monongahela River, down the Ohio, up the Mississippi to St. Louis, continuing upstream via the Missouri River docking in Forest City in October 1852.
One group of relatives settled north of Forest City in Canon Hollow now the home of Schuylkill Metals Corporation. The two leaders bought property and settled in the Richville area and became involved in community affairs.
Jackson was highly educated for the times and was a teacher and lawyer. Canon was an organizer and became a county judge.
John Finley Jackson was a twin to Susanna Jackson.
Spouse: Nancy Ellen Canon, b. 17 April 1808 in Pennsylvania, d. 4 November 1890 in Oregon, Missouri
Father: John Canon (1), b. 11 March 1769 in Tyrone Twp., Bedford County, Pennsylvania, d. in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, d. 9 April 1815 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Elizabeth Steele, b. 13 September 1769 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, d. 12 July 1842 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
In the 1850's, Nancy Canon Jackson, and her husband, John Finley Jackson, relocated in Oregon, Missouri. Among their children were four daughters, namely, Elizabeth Steele Jackson Kreek, Sarah Orick Jackson Ramsay, Jane Harrah Jackson Morgan, and Rebecca Jackson Castle.
Agnes Canon is the daughter of a brother of John Canon, Nancy's father. She came from a large family, all old maids and old bachelors. Agnes accompanied the Canons and Jacksons on their move to Missouri. She kind of came along for the ride as excess baggage. She assisted with the care of the young children of her relatives.
In the 1850s there were no Molly Wards or women's lib groups. Agnes' future did not look too promising for several reasons, particularly in a wilderness with limited career opportunities and available suitors. She was already in her 30s and unmarried like all her siblings who remained at the old homestead in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Robinson was a fellow Lodge member of both Canon and Jackson. In due time, Agnes was manipulated into a romance with the eligible and widowed doctor. Both Robinson and Agnes were alone. This seemed an appropriate disassociation of Agnes from the Canons by pawning her off, more or less, onto the good doctor. Agnes and Dr. Roginson had two children who died after a trip that Agnes took back home to see her brothers and sisters. They had one more child and then they moved to Colorado where Dr. Robinson drowned in a river. After his death, Agnes went back to Pennsylvania and lived with her family where her brothers and sisters helped her raise her child. He went on to be a prominent man - even serving in the legislature.
Married 1 April 1833 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Father: Robert Jackson (1), b. 1731 in Ireland, d. 1808 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Mother: Catherine?, b. 1738
They lived in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Their children received the best education possible at that time.
Spouse: Sarah Orrick, b. 16 April 1761 in Baltimore County, Maryland
Father: Nicholas Orrick, b. 1 May 1725 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, d. 1 February 1785 in Baltimore County, Maryland
Mother: Hannah Cromwell, b. 1 April 1729 in Baltimore County, Maryland, d. 2 December 1762 in Baltimore County, Maryland
Married ca. 1780 in Maryland.
Robert Jackson (1), b. 1731 in Ireland, d. 1808 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Robert Jackson departed his native Ireland at age 12 years for the United States, settling in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Spouse: Catherine?, b. 1738
She was an only child.
Married in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.