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Transcribed by Jerry Gross from Official History of the Fire Department of the City of Baltimore, 1898,
      pages 291-293
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One of the most prominent figures in Baltimore's commercial world is Lloyd L. Jackson, member of the great house of John E. Hurst & Co. The great-grandfather of Mr. Jackson [Capt. Stephen RIN #49] removed from Culpeper county, Virginia to Harrison county, now in West Virginia, at that period a still unexplored wilderness.  His son was Stephen P., [RIN #72] the grandfather of Blackwell [sic; should be Lloyd] Jackson.

Stephen [RIN #49] located in the hamlet of Jane Lew in the county of Lewis, West Virginia, where the Jacksons carried on farming and a general merchandise business.  Blackwell Jackson [Joseph Blackwell RIN #115] was the father of Lloyd L. Jackson, who was born on the farm in Jane Lew, on February 3, 1846.  He was still at school in Weston, West Virginia, when the war broke out.

Although but fifteen years of age, he enlisted as a volunteer under the command of his cousin, Capt. Alf. Jackson, in the Confederate States Army.  He was however, detained from following his regiment by the forcible intervention of his mother.  His father was a strong Union man, and was prominently known as an organizer of the new State of West Virginia.

The Jacksons were about equally divided in their sympathies between the North and the South; hence, little wonder that the boy, whose parents leaned toward the other side, was prevented from joining the Southern forces at that tender age.

In the fall of '61 Lloyd was sent to Monongahela Academy, at Morgantown, West Virginia, where he found a great many sons of Southern sympathizers, prominent among whom were Jesse Bright, Chauncey Black, James Cockrane, of Washington, D.C. Thomas Edmondston, son of Judge Edmondston, of West Virginia, Hanson Good, and others who were sent thither by their parents to keep them out of the Confederate Army.  There he remained until the close of the war, and in March, 1866, he came to Baltimore, where he at once accepted a position as salesman with Hurst & Co., who were located on Baltimore Street.  With this firm he has remained ever since, and by the industry and interest which he evinced from the beginning, he gradually won for himself a partnership, entering the concern as a member in January 1872.

Mr. Jackson is associated with many prominent interests outside of the firm of John E. Hurst & Company; he is the first vice-president of the Maryland Trust Company, director in the Commercial and Farmers' Bank, and associated in a similar capacity with the Western Maryland Railroad Company, a number of cotton mills, and is also a director in the Maryland Penitentiary. He was appointed Quartermaster General on Governor Brown's staff, and served as such from 1892 to 1896.  He is a member of the Maryland and Merchant's Clubs, and Merchants' and Manufacturers' Association, and is affiliated with the Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church.

Mr. Jackson has never aspired to public office, but his personality is calculated to attract toward him the attention of his fellow citizens.  In his quiet but intense interest in the economic questions which are so vital to the future welfare of the nation, Mr. Jackson has come to be regarded, by the young Democracy of Maryland, as an indispensable factor, and one with whom to reckon in the future is a foregone conclusion.

During the last presidential campaign, Mr. Jackson, with the courage of a strong man's convictions, entered the bitter contentions in the interest of the white metal with a strong and forcible pen.  His devotion to his principles is the more commendable when considering that his was the unpopular side as viewed by most men with whom Mr. Jackson was allied in a social and financial way.  His utterances on the vital issue of the last campaign were concise, clear and comprehensive.

In 1871 Mr. Jackson married Annie L., the daughter of Mr. James M. Lester.  They have five children, one son and four daughters.

Transcribed by Jerry Gross

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