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Jackson, Andrew

Jackson was born a few days after his father died, the third child of the family. When he was 13 he became an orderly and messenger in the Revolutionary Army against the British. One of his... [more]

Jackson, Henry

These two men were captured as boys by the Klamath and Modoc people before 1864. They remained with their captors until after the Modoc War of 1872-73, when they returned to their home in C... [more]

Jackson, Jesse

Jackson was born to an unmarried woman. His birth father was her next-door neighbor, but he was married with children and had very little contact with Jesse. His mother married when he was ... [more]

Jackson, Thomas (Stonewall)

Jackson's parents were poor. His father and sister died of typhoid fever in 1826. His mother remarried in 1830 but her husband disliked her children and little Thomas was sent to live with ... [more]

Jacobs, Peter

Jacobs' entire immediate family died while he was a young child and he grew up poor and alone. He converted to Christianity about 1827 and became an interpreter for Methodist missionarie... [more]

Jagamarra, Malcolm

Jagamarra was born in the Australian Outback in 1955, the son of a Warlpiri woman and an Irish Bushman. His family lived a traditional life, and whenever they neared a white homestead he wo... [more]

Jakszyk, Jakko M.

Jakszyk was born in London to Peggy Curran, an Irish singer, herself fostered from the age of 14, and an American serviceman. He was placed at 18 months of age and adopted by Polish and Fre... [more]

James Kali-o-kalani (under Hawai'ian Royal Families)

The history of the royal dynasties of Hawai'i has been as tangled as that of many others. Until the early 19th century each island was ruled by its own dynasty, but Kamehameha the Great (17... [more]

James, Lennie

James was born in London, the second of two boys. His parents were from Trinidad, but he never knew his father. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12 and the boys went into a ... [more]

James, Wendy

James was a singer with Transvision Vamp (1986-89), and now records on her own, signed with MCA. She was adopted and was raised in Sussex. Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, edited ... [more]

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