James  Jackson Sr

James Jackson Sr (1671 - 1735)

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James Jackson Sr
Born in Hempstead, Queens County, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Halletts Cove, now Astoria, Long Island, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Flushing, Queens County, New Yorkmap
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N.B. I have reorganized James's biography, after copying it just as it was into a .pdf document, which can be seen by clicking here. Patricia Prickett Hickin, 30 May 2017.

Contents

Biography

James Jackson was born c1670, possibly on 1 July 1670, in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, the second of eight known children and three known sons of John and Elizabeth Seaman JacksonKimble,[1] and thus was the grandson of the immigrant Robert Jackson (b c1618 in Nottinghamshire, England; died 1683 in Hempstead).Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘
In 1694, when he was probably in his mid-twenties James married Rebecca Hallett, a daughter of Capt. William Hallett Jr and Sarah Woolsey, in Halletts Cove, now Astoria, Long Island, New York. (Rebecca was born on 31 Aug 1675 in Hallett's Cove (now Astoria), Queens County, New York. She died 8 April 1730 in Rocky Hill, Flushing, Queens County, New York and was buried in Hallett's Cove. Rebecca bore James twenty children (all single births).[2]

Marriage and children

Husband: James Jackson
Wife: Rebecca Hallett
  1. Child: John Jackson
  2. Child: Thomas Jackson
  3. Child: Mary Jackson
  4. Child: Sarah Jackson
  5. Child: Rebecca Jackson
  6. Child: Charity Jackson
  7. Child: Elizabeth Jackson
  8. Child: James Jackson
  9. Child: William Jackson
  10. Child: Hannah Jackson
  11. Child: William Jackson
  12. Child: Martha Jackson
  13. Child: Joseph Jackson
  14. Child: Richard Jackson
  15. Child: Phoebe Jackson
  16. Child: Robert Jackson
  17. Child: Jemima Jackson
  18. Child: Samuel Jackson
  19. Child: Stephen Jackson
  20. Child: Benjamin Jackson[3]
"Rebecca died on 30 April 1730, 11 years after the birth of her youngest child. James remarried a few weeks after her death and the Flushing, Long Island, Quakers 'dealt with' him on 3 June 1730 (4th month) for remarrying too soon. Apparently they didn’t like his response because on 6 May 1731 (3rd month) they disowned him."[4]
Of James it has been written: “[He] seems to have been a useful citizen, for in addition to being the father of twenty children, he was a man generally looked to for advice and was chosen together with Col. Isaac Hicks as referee in a dispute between Massachusetts and Rhode Island relative to the boundary line between them. The Colony of Rhode Island was so well pleased with their conduct and endeavor to reconcile the people of the two governments that it voted each of them a silver tankard of 50 pounds value with the arms of the Colony handsomely engraved thereon." [5]
James Jackson was named as one of the executors of the will (1727) of his father-in-law, William Hallett.

Comments about James from various sources

Rockaway records website states that James "the third son and eighth child....settled in Rock Hill, Flushing, Long Island....His sons carried the name of Jackson into NJ, NY, PA, VA, GA, OH, KY & TN."
From Robbins' book: "While his principal place of residence is given as Rocky Hill, Flushing, yet he appears several times in later years in connection with the affairs of Hempstead as though still a resident. This was probably due to his being still a land owner in the older town."
Note concerning Bunker's record: It appears to me (Janie) that Bunker's dates for James & Rebecca are both death dates, not birth dates.
From the Book, Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte:
James' son Robert Jackson is the possessor of a "History of the Quakers, 1415-1717," printed some time in the eighteenth century, which contains an interesting record of the Jackson family. We excerpt a page from this book-probably the oldest one in private hands in Canada today-containing the dates of the births of the children of James and Rebecca Jackson, of Flushing, in Queens County, Long Island to wit: Thomas Jackson, born 1694; Mary, 1696, Sarah, 1697; Rebecca, 1699; John, 1701; Charity, 1702; Elizabeth, 1703; James, 1704; William, 1705; Hanah, 1706; William (2), 1707; Martha, 1708; Joseph, 1710, Richard, 1711; Phoebe, 1712; Robert , 1713; Jemima, 1714; Samuel, 1715; Stephen, 1717, and Benjamin, 1719.
From Bill Jackson, descendant and researcher:
"At least three sons of James left New England for North Carolina long before the (Rev) war. Benjamin settled in Anson County in the Pee Dee region with Stephen and John, the Jackson who sold the forge in New Jersey. Deeds show Benjamin with several hundred acres of land granted by the North Carolina governor.
"In 1764, the three brothers found themselves in another state without moving. Redrawing of North Carolina’s border put the Pee Dee in South Carolina, in the Cheraws District that later became Chesterfield County.
The book A Century and a Half of Pittsburg and her People, states that James’s children migrated to New Jersey settling near Rockaway and Morristown, where they undoubtedly became farmers.[6]

Will, death, and burial

James' s will was dated 27 September 1735.[7] He died in Flushing, Queens County, New York, a few days later, five and a half years after the death of his first wife, Rebecca. He is buried in Rocky Hill Cemetery in Flushing. Rebecca is buried in Hallett's Cove (now Astoria), Queens County, New York.[8]

Citations

  1. Janie Jackson, comp. “19. James Jackson-8,” ‘’Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘ Homepage URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/. James Jackson-8 URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pafg03.htm#8. Accessed 30 May 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  2. Janie Jackson, comp. “19. James Jackson-8,” ‘’Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘ Homepage URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/. James Jackson-8 URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pafg03.htm#8. Accessed 30 May 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  3. Janie Jackson, comp. “19. James Jackson-8,” ‘’Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘ Homepage URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/. James Jackson-8 URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pafg03.htm#8. Accessed 30 May 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  4. [[Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, [III], p. 182.]]
  5. From Jackson Ledger (HCPD). Kimble, Janie Jackson, comp. “19. James Jackson-8,” ‘’Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘ James Jackson-8 URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pafg03.htm#8. Accessed 30 May 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  6. Janie Jackson, comp. “19. James Jackson-8,” ‘’Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘ Homepage URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/. James Jackson-8 URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pafg03.htm#8. Accessed 30 May 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.
  7. It is recorded in the Surrogate's Office, New York City, Libr 12, p 362.
  8. Janie Jackson, comp. “19. James Jackson-8,” ‘’Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.’‘ Homepage URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/. James Jackson-8 URL: http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pafg03.htm#8. Accessed 30 May 2017 by Patricia Prickett Hickin.

Acknowledgments

  • Thank you to Merilee Burton for creating WikiTree profile Jackson-8713 through the import of burton[1].ged_2013-12-25.ged on Dec 26, 2013.

Sources

Sources listed by Kimble for James JACKSON-8:
  1. Mary Powell Bunker, Long Island Genealogies..., Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY 1895, 220-221. This text is available online; see Table of Contents: Resources.
  2. Glady Stutler Hoffman, Colonial Ancestors of Edward Jackson, 1967, Washington Memorial Library, Macon, GA.
  3. Lloyd Jackson, Notes from HCPD, transcribed by Jerry Gross: available from Table of Contents.
  4. Jackson Ledger from Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants, see transcription on this site.
  5. John W. Jordan, LL.D, A Century and a Half of Pittsburg and her People, Vol. III, 1908, 269.
  6. McWhorter. Jackson Sketches, Library at Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendents, 2.
  7. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society "The Record", Vol eleven, Oct 1880, pg 150.
  8. New York Genealogical & Biographical Society "The Record", Vol 16, April 1885, pg 95.
  9. Oscar Burton Robbins, History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island, 1951, Loveland, Colorado, 5, 10, 29.
  10. Rockaway Library Documents, Rockaway, NJ, 27.
  11. Website: Long Island Genealogy (website) Longislandgenealogy.com. www.longislandgenealogy.com/jackson/fam00139.htm.


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List of James Jackson's children 9b1695-1717) as found on Wikitree, Findagrave, Quilted Family Tree, and PPH
List of James Jackson's children 9b1695-1717) as found on Wikitree, Findagrave, Quilted Family Tree, and PPH

James Jackson's Wikitree profile/bio before it was edited by Patricia Prickett Hickin on 30 May 2017
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On 6 Apr 2017 at 16:45 GMT Dave Lawrence wrote:

Jackson-8713 and Jackson-2783 appear to represent the same person because: Aside from the difference in birth dates (one looks pretty uncertain as it is), these are the same individuals.



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