Silas Jackson
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Silas Jackson (1781 - 1864)

Silas Jackson
Born in Rockaway Township, Morris County, New Jerseymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 1802 (to 11 Mar 1805) in , Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States of Americamap
Husband of — married 28 Aug 1809 in Columbia, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fishing Creek MM, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Aug 2016 | Last significant change: 13 Jan 2022
03:36: Julia (McCartney) Hogston edited the marriage between Mary (Peterman) Jackson (1789-1863) and Silas Jackson (1781-1864). [Thank Julia for this]
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Contents

Biography

Silas Jackson was born on 15 June 1781[1] in Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey, [2] [3]the fourth of ten known children and the second of five sons of Daniel and Jemima Benjamin Jackson. [2][3]
About 1786, when Silas was a small child, his father, Daniel, moved from Morris County, New Jersey, so Silas, although born in New Jersey, apparently grew up in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Family

Silas married twice:
In 1802, when he was about twenty, he married Jane McHenry,[1] daughter of Daniel McHenry and Mary Stevens.
Jane McHenry Jane was born in 1782[1] and died on 11 March 1805 in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in St. Gabriel Church Cemetery, Benton, Columbia County. [2][4][3]

Children with Jane

She bore him three known children, one son and two daughters, including:
  1. Mary Jackson, born in April of 1802 in Northumberland (now Columbia) County, Pennsylvania. She died in June of 1802 in Columbia County. She was buried in St. Gabriel Church Cemetery, Benton, Columbia County. [3][1]
  2. Sarah Jackson, b.1803[3]
  3. John Jackson[3]
On 28 August 1809, when he was twenty-eight, he married Mary Peterman in Pennsylvania..
Mary Peterman was born on 1 September 1789 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died on Nov. 8, 1863 in Holmes County, Ohio.[2][3]

Children with Mary

:: She bore him twelve children, four sons and eight daughters, including a daughter whom they named Jamima.

  1. James Jackson was born on 12 May 1809 in Northumberland (now Columbia) County, Pennsylvania. [2]
  2. Martha Jane Jackson was born on 4 April 1812 in Northumberland County. [2] She died on 4 June 1815 in Columbia County. She was buried in Coles Creek Cemetery, St. Gabriels Church, Columbia County.
  3. Elizabeth Prudence Jackson [2]
  4. Elias Jackson was born on 6 January 1818 in Columbia County.[2] He died on 23 November 1878.
  5. Elijah Jackson was born on 27 January 1820 in Columbia County.[2]He died on 4 November 1846. Elijah married Sarah Jane Huston on 9 April 1843 in Boone County, Kentucky. Sarah died date unknown.
  6. Nancy Jackson was born on 18 December 1821 in Columbia County.[2]
  7. Jemima B. Jackson was born on 15 March 1824 in Columbia County.[2]
  8. Mary Jane Jackson was born on 31 October 1826 in Columbia County.[2]
  9. Hannah Jackson [2]
  10. Silas A. Jackson was born on 3 December 1831 in [1] Knox County, Ohio. He was killed in battle in the Civil War and died on 22 July 1864 in Atlanta, Georgia.[2]
  11. Martha C. Jackson was born on 15 July 1835 in Knox County. She died on 19 November 1846.[2]
  12. Mary Caroline Jackson was born on 3 October 1844. She died on 2 September 1845. [2]

Residences

Silas Jackson appears in the 1800 Pennsylvania, Septennial Census living in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
1800 Pennsylvania Census Image for Silas Jackson
Silas Jackson; Residence Year: 1800; Residence Place: Newport, Luzerne [County], Pennsylvania.[5]
1810 Silas Jackson, appears in Fishing Creek, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States[6]
In 1812 Silas can be found in Sugar Loaf Township, Columbia, County, Pennsylvania in "An account of the subscribers to the building of Saint Gabriel's church on a settlement had on the 26th day of December, 1812".[7]
In 1820 Silas appears in Sugarloaf, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States[8]
Silas Jackson appears in the 1821 Pennsylvania, Septennial Census living in Columbia County, Pennsylvania.
1821 Pennsylvania Census Image for Silas Jackson
In the Pennsylvania 1821 census for Sugar Loaf, Columbia County, Daniel Jackson, Sr. is listed and four of his sons: Daniel Jr., Silas, Joseph, and Benjamin.
In 1850 Silas, age 69, is found in Berlin Township, Knox, Ohio, United States with Mary Jackson age 62[9]
Silas is found 1860 Census aged 80 living in Greenwood, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Post Office: Rohrsburg. He is in the home of Samuel D. Patterson 30. ,Myrtilla Patterson 41.Elizabeth Patterson 5.

(the image of this record at ancestry.com was too faint to read; so I've had to use their index record which does not include the birth place.).


Death

On 9 September 1864, [1]when he was eighty-two, Silas drowned in Fishing Creek Twp., Columbia County, Pennsylvania.[10] He was buried in Coles Creek Cem, St. Gabriels Church, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.[1]

Will

Will No:1 Silas Jackson Columbia Co Peen (Pa) June 23 1863 A will in the name of God known to all men by these presence that I Silas Jackson being feeble and of (?) and memory considering the (?) of death and being desirous to settle all my wordlly business and be prepared to leave this world when God may call me hence I commit myself to God and to ? by my friend and after all charges are paid I desire and bequeath to John Jackson one dollar. I desire and bequeath to James Jackson the sum of one dollar. I desire and bequeath to Elias Jackson the sum of one dollar. I desire and bequeath Elizabeth Jackson the sum of one dollar. I desire and bequeath to Nancy Jackson the sum of one dollar. I desire and bequeath to Jane Kolley the sum of one dollar. These claming to be my sons and daughter my hers there down to be paid one year after after my death. I deisre and bequeath to Lucy McCartney fifty dollars. I desire and bequeath to Lmire? McCartney fifty dollars. I desire and bequeath to Silas Pond the sum of 25 dollars. I desire and bequeath to Harman Ponds three daughters twenty five to each one there given names I do not know. Charles Pond and Hannah shall pay her heirs from her dowry Chares Pond and Silas Pond and the daughters to be paid from Hannah Ponds dowry Hannah heirs to be payed when they of age and I desire and bequeath to Hannah Jackson my daughter the sum of two hundred dollars to be paid within one year after my death These my my heirs there dory to be paid when can be collected. I desire and bequeath to Sarah Cole my daughter 80 acre of land in Michigan and bequeath Jemima McCartney my daughter 80 acre land in Michigan. I testimony herewith I set my hand affix my seal this 23 of June 1863 I do hereto a testimony set my hand and seal S. Jackson (Sil Jackson) (seal) I Silas Jackson do hereby do constitute and apoint David Lewis to be my Executor of my last will and testimony signed sealed published by by (sic) Silas Jackson.

Witness present And we hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses to the above will Alinas Cole (seal) Silas D. Cole (seal) Columbia County

This sixteenth day of February AD One thousand eight hundred and sixty five before me John G. Freeze Register for the Probate of wills and grant letter of administration in and for the County aforesaid personally came Alinas Cole and Silas D. Cole the subscribing witnesses to the written and aforegoing instrument of writing purported to be the last will and testament of Silas Jackson late of said County decease together with the codicil there to annexed who being only sworn according to law do say that they were present and saw and heard Silas Jackson the Testator sign seal and publish pronounce and declare the foregoing instrument of writing as read for his last will and testament together with the codicil thereto annexed and _____ at the time of ____ he was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief Alinas Cole-Silas D. Cole Sworn and subscribed before me John G. Freeze Reg.- per P.H. Freeze Deputy:

Columbia County Be it recorded that on the third day of May AD one thousand and eight hundred and sixty five before me John G. Freeze Register for the Probate of Wills do in and for said letters testamentry in due and common form of law on the estate of Silas Jackson late of Columbia County decease. were granted unto David Lewis the Executor in said will named. The said Executor having been first duly sworn to administer said Estate Well and truly and according to law and pursuant to the provisions of the said will and to faithfully comply unto and regard this laws relative collatered inheritances.

Witness my hand John G. Freeze Register [11] [12]

These transcribers imagine that Silas dictated this will and then attempted to sign it himself but even his signature has a problem. He was 82 years old when he signed the will. Much discussion and research has been attempted to try to determine relationships to all the folks mentioned. All are known except Marietta Willits and Jane KolleyColley. On the 1860 census (see above) Silas was living with the family of Samuel and Myrtilla/Myrilla Patterson. So far no family relationship between Silas and either Samuel or Myrtilla has been found. The handwriting and spelling is bad and perhaps that 'Marietta' was supposed to be Marilla or Myrtilla???.

Alinas Cole and Silas D. Cole who witnessed the will are grandsons of Silas, the sons of his daughter Sarah Jackson and Ezekiel Cole Jr.

Notes

From Rootsweb.com

Name: Silas (2) Jackson Sex: M Birth: 15 Jun 1781 in Morris Co., New Jersey Death: 9 Sep 1864 in Fishing Creek, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania Burial: Coles Creek Cemetery, St. Gabriels Ch, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Residence: 1821 in Sugar Loaf, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. in Knox Co., Ohio. Person Id: I1514 Tree Id: 148295

Parents Father: Daniel Jackson: Birth: 26 Dec 1753 in Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey. Death: 9 Apr 1836 in Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio Mother: Jamima Benjamin: Birth: 7 Jul 1754 in Long Island, New York. Death: 7 Feb 1830 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania

Family Marriage: Married: Mary Polly Peterman on 28 Aug 1808 at likely in Pennsylvania or Knox Co., Ohio. Mary Polly Peterman: Birth: 4 Sep 1789 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Death: 8 Nov 1863 in Holmes Co., Ohio Children: James Jackson: Birth: 12 May 1809 in Northumberland (now Columbia) Co, Pennsylvania. Death: AFT Jun 1863 Martha Jane Jackson: Birth: 4 Apr 1812 in Northumberland (now Columbia) Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 4 Jun 1815 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania Elizabeth Prudence Jackson: Birth: 31 Aug 1814 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 4 Jul 1863 Elias Jackson: Birth: 6 Jan 1818 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 23 Nov 1878 Elijah Jackson: Birth: 27 Jan 1820 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 4 Nov 1846 Nancy Jackson: Birth: 18 Dec 1821 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: date unknown Jemima B. Jackson: Birth: 15 Mar 1824 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 16 Nov 1917 in Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio Mary Jane Jackson: Birth: 31 Oct 1826 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: date unknown Hannah Jackson: Birth: 19 Jun 1829 in Knox Co., Ohio. Death: 8 Dec 1907 in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Silas A. Jackson: Birth: 3 Dec 1831 in Knox Co., Ohio. Death: 22 Jul 1864 in Atlanta, , Georgia Martha C. Jackson: Birth: 15 Jul 1835 in Knox Co., Ohio. Death: 19 Nov 1846 Mary Caroline Jackson: Birth: 3 Oct 1844. Death: 2 Sep 1845

Family Marriage: Married: Jane McHenry. Jane McHenry: Birth: 1782 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania. Death: 11 Mar 1805 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania Children: Mary Jackson: Birth: Apr 1802 in Northumberland (now Columbia) Co, Pennsylvania. Death: Jun 1802 in Columbia Co., Pennsylvania Sarah Jackson: Birth: 19 Jun 1803 in Northumberland (now Columbia) Co, Pennsylvania. Death: 23 Oct 1884 in Pennsylvania John Jackson: Birth: 11 Mar 1805 in Northumberland (now Columbia) Co, Pennsylvania. Death: 3 Dec 1864 in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.[13]


U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Silas Jackson. Name: Silas Jackson. Issue Date: 7 May 1835. State of Record: Ohio. Acres: 80. Accession Number: OH0910__.171. Metes and Bounds: No. Land Office: Bucyrus. Canceled: No. US Reservations: No. Mineral Reservations: No. Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566). Document Number: 9834. Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties. 12 3-S 11-E 1st PM Hardin.







Acknowledgments







Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Find a Grave, database and images Find A Grave: Memorial #8382792 : accessed 19 November 2021), memorial page for Silas Jackson (15 Jun 1781–9 Sep 1864), ,citing Saint Gabriel Cemetery, Benton, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Leonard Sapone (contributor 46598906) .
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island, 1951.Oscar Burton Robbin,pgs 74 -75
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 [https://www.quiltedfamilytrees.com/getperson.php?personID=P14&tree=001 "Jackson Family Genealogy" JJK work moved to Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees
  4. Burial: St. Gabriel's Cemetery (Gravestone included), in Sugarloaf Twp., Columbia Co., Pennsylvania.
  5. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, U.S., Septennial Census, 1779-1863 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Accessed 19 Nov 2021.
  6. "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2N-CQJ : accessed 20 November 2021), Silas Jackson, Fishing Creek, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 180, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 53; FHL microfilm 193,679.
  7. Sugarloaf Township. Sugarloaf history comes from J.H. Battle's 1887 History of Columbia and Montour Counties, Pennsylvania page 229 courtesy of Terri Cook and the USGenWeb Project.
  8. "United States Census, 1820," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHLP-GNW : accessed 20 November 2021), Silas Jackson, Sugarloaf, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 45, NARA microfilm publication M33, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 101; FHL microfilm 181,406.
  9. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQF-5BS : 21 December 2020), Silas Jackson, Berlin Township, Knox, Ohio, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 Publication: http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2451&enc=1 Note: Coles Creek Cemetery, St. Gabriels Church, Sugarloaf Twp, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; WPA Project #4175, 1936
  11. Above Will transcribed by both Janie J. Kimble and my self Julia (McCartney) Hogston
    Further discussion on this Will by Janie J. Kimble can be found at WeRelate.org Person:Silas Jackson (14)
  12. Silas Jackson Will at Family Search
  13. hempstead -- Jacksons plus Relatives and Neighbors, Janie Jackson Kimble, "Silas Jackson," b1781 Individual page. https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/148295/I1514/-/individual


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