Nelson County Historical Society Program
July 18 @ 8:00 am
Roger S. Glass, the great-great grandson of Lucy Ann Jackson, will be the speaker. Enslaved in Nelson County until after the Civil War, Lucy Ann Jackson lived to be more than 100 years old. Initially enslaved on the county’s Rhodes Plantation, Lucy Ann was later sent to a plantation owned by Colonel James Harris, whose family was one of the original settlers of Nelson County. Following the war, Lucy Ann and her husband, Squire, moved to Basic City, VA (now Waynesboro) where their last child, Clarence Jackson, was born in 1865. Roger S. Glass, the great-great grandson of Lucy Ann Jackson and the great grandson of Clarence, will discuss his family’s years in Nelson Co., as well as their migration to New York state in the late 1800s and Lucy Ann’s designation as the nation’s “oldest voter” in 1936.
Tentatively scheduled for a Zoom Virtual Meeting. Time to be announced.