Jabez Young Jackson

Jabez Young Jackson (* July 1790 in Savannah, Georgia; † in Clarkesville, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1835 and 1839 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jabez Jackson was a son of Governor James Jackson (1757-1806), who represented 1789-1806 the State of Georgia in both chambers of Congress. He was also an uncle of Congressman James Jackson (1819-1887), who sat for Georgia from 1857 to 1861 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The exact date of birth and date of death of Jackson are unknown. Also give about his childhood and youth, the sources inconclusive. He moved to Clarkesville in Habersham County.

Politically, he joined the movement to Andrew Jackson and later became a member of the Democratic Party, founded by this. Following the resignation of Congressman James Moore Wayne, he was at the due election for the fourth seat of Georgia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. He resigned on October 5, 1835 at its new mandate. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1839 Congress. There he witnessed the final phase of the presidency of Andrew Jackson and the economic crisis of 1837.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, there is virtually no information on his life. He died at an unknown date in Clarkesville.