Program at Oakland Museum
Presentation by Roger Glass, the great-great grandson of Lucy Ann Jackson. Anticipated in July 2021, exact day to be determined. See our website for updates. 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.