RHODA DOGGETT* was my 4th great grandmother

1797 - Rhoda was born in Tennessee & was the daughter of George Doggett.

1800 - Rhoda's father, George Doggett, is mentioned in Missouri records


Rhoda married:

1st Husband:

1816 - Jesse Doggett (her cousin) in Tennessee.

1817 - Jesse & Rhoda had one son:  George M. G. Doggett - born in 1817 in Tennessee

1818 - Rhoda, Jesse & George came to Missouri in 1818. The Doggett family is back Washington/St. Francois County, Missouri in 1818 when they sold 300 arpents of land belonging to the heirs of Isaac Doggett to James Bryan. 

1813 - 1816 - Rhoda's father is mentioned in Missouri records.

1824 - Jesse Doggett died Oct. 1824 in St. Ferdinand Township, St. Louis, Mo.


2nd Husband:

WILLIAM JACKSON - was my 4th gr. grandfather - William was born 1800 - 1810 in Tennessee or Kentucky - William died sometime between 1837 - 1849

1828 - Rhoda marries William Jackson circa 1828

1830 - William Jackson with wife & children matching the correct ages were living in St. Louis in the 1830 census.  Jackson, William - St. Ferdinand T. (St. Louis, Mo.) - one boy 10 - 15 years (This fits with George Doggett - Rhoda's son by a previous marriage), one man 20 - 30 years - 1 girl under 5 (this would fit with Mary's age), one woman 30-40 (this would fit with Rhoda's age) - there was a Joseph Jackson living 13 houses from William.

1840 - Have not been able to find William & Rhoda in any 1840 census.

1848 - Rhoda gave a deposition regarding her brother John Doggett's sanity:  This was a suit in chancery instituted by the appellants who are the widow and heirs of John Doggett, deceased.........DOGGETT et al. v. LANE et al; Supreme Court of Missouri; 12 Mo. 215; October, 1848, Decided..............This was a suit in chancery instituted by the appellants who are the widow and heirs of John Doggett, deceased...........a tract of land in St. Louis county, containing 672 arpents..........One hundred acres of the tract was conveyed by Wm. Massie, who claimed under Samuel and Amos Duncan, the confirmees to David Barton, and by the latter to said Doggett; the said Wm. Massie having died, Chas. S. Hempstead, administrator of Christian Wilt obtained a judgment against the administrators of said Massie, upon which an execution issued in 1824, which was levied upon 249 arpents, part of the said tract of 672 arpents, and at a sale of the same by the sheriff under said execution, the said Doggett became the purchaser of the said 249 arpents, which was accordingly conveyed to him by the sheriff. In this way Doggett acquired title to the 100 acres purchased of Barton and the 248 arpents purchased at sheriff's sale.................The deed bears date 1st day of June, 1829.............the bill alleges that at the date of this deed John Doggett, the grantor, was greatly reduced by disease, insomuch that his mind was greatly impaired, if not entirely gone; that he had been for some time before that date suffering from protracted sickness, which continued gradually to grow worse until he finally died of it in 1831............See the testimony of James Bissell, St. Cyr, Brazeau, Chick, Gardner, Ranney, Graham, Quick, & Mrs. Jackson.  [need to get copy of testimony of Mrs. Jackson as she is my 4th gr. grandmother & sister to John Doggett.]
St. Louis County Court Records


1850 - Rhoda, along with her children, was living in St. Francois County with her son George M.G. Doggett in the 1850 census.  There was no mention of her husband William.  Also in the household were Eliza, Martha, Frances & Asa Jackson. They were the only Jackson's in St.FranCoMo for this year.

1860 - Rohda died prior to 1860 as her children are living with their half-brother, George M.G. Doggett, in St. Francois Co., Mo.  Rhoda was not listed so is presumed to be deceased.



Mary - b: 1829 St. Louis Co., Mo. - m: 1846 James Craig Williams, St.FranCoMo.  Died before 1895.

Elizabeth* 1830 in St. Francois County (according to death cert. of her dau.), Missouri -  Elizabeth married Joseph Green 9 January 1851 in St. Francois County.  Elizabeth died 1864 - 1866.  She gave birth to twins 28 March 1864 so may have died in childbirth or complications thereof. 

Martha - b: 1832 Mo,  - m: 5 Apr. 1875 John M. Brim St. FranCoMo - John Brim was a witness to a wedding that took place in 1877 at Asa Jackson's house in St. FranCoMo. Martha died sometime after 1895.

Frances (Fanny) - b: 1834 Mo., - m: 19 Sept. 1870 Jesse Elders WashCoMo - 1880 census lists Frances Elders as residing in Perry T., St.FranCoMo., widowed with two daughters Abbie (age 8) & Marthe A. (age 5). Fanny died sometime after 1895.

Asa - b: 1837  - m: 1870 Louesa Baker - d: 1908 buried: Germania Cem., St.FranCoMo


??????Who is this Rhoda Jackson???????

Record Group & Series Title St. Louis City Office of the Coroner Inquests, 1845-1900
Case Number 2421
Name Jackson, Rhody
Age or DOB  
Race White
Gender Female
Date of Death 1880/12/04
Cause of Death Burns
Location of Death  
Box 24
Folder 102
Reel C 31277


Also trying to figure out the relationship of  Philip Jackson   to my William Jackson


Micro-film - Washington County, Mo. Probate Records - WashCoMo Library
Vol. B   1841 - 1862
Wm. Jackson - ?word illegible? - dec'd. - File # ?602? - pg. ?21? -  [further info indicates that this is most likely not my Wm. Jackson]
Benj. Jackson - ?dec'd? - File 615  pg. 75



Miscellaneous Jackson Information


William Jackson (Ste. Genevieve Archives) - File # 226 - Time frame is not right to be my Wm. Jackson unless, perhaps, it is his father?