LLOYD JACKSON's Notes on Robert Jackson's Family

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Some notable substances in the Robert Jackson Family

Robert Jackson

   1.      One of the first settlers of Hempstead Long Island 1644.

   2.      Delegate of Convention of 1665 for framing Laws for the Colony.

   3.      Magistrate and a man of considerable property.

   4.      His will is the oldest of Queen’s County, New York.


John Jackson

   1.      Born 1645 one of largest landowners in Queen’s Co. N.Y.

   2.      High Sheriff of County 1710-16.

   3.      Member of Assembly 1693-09:1710-16

   4.      Judge of Common Pleas 1710-23

Page 2       5.  Colonel of Militia of County.

   6.      One of patentees of Hempstead 1685


James Jackson

   1.      Born Aug. 31, 1675. One of two referees of a boundary dispute between Mass and Rhode Island, for services rendered received a silver tankard, valued at 50 pounds with army of colony engraved thereon.

   2.      Survived by eighteen children

Joseph Jackson

   1.      Born Feb 9, 1710 and moved to Morris Co. New Jersey.

   2.      Was a general in the French and Indian War, Rockaway Records, Morris Co. N.J.

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Edward Jackson

       1.  Born in 1741 in New Jersey. A signator of articles to sustain action of Continental and Provincial Congress.  Served in the Revolution.  Moved to Virginia, now West Virginia, after the Revolution.

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Richard Jackson

In Long Island Genealogy by Bunker p. 220 concerning the Jackson Family.  It appears that Richard Jackson had a grant of land in Southold as early as 1640.  The record says he remained in Mass.  He died in 1672 age 90 years.  That he had a son, Robert Jackson who married Agnes, daughter of William and Jane Washburne. 

Robert Jackson

Born at Scrooby, England 1620 was of Stamford Conn. 1640.  One of first settlers of Hempstead L.I.  1694  His Will is dated May 25, 1683 proved Oct. 13, 1685.  Beneficiaries therein are his wife Agnes and his children among them was his son John.

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Reference: Ancestors of Frank Davol and his wife Phebe Downing Willets by Josephine C. Frost.

Long Island. Historical Society; Brooklyn N.Y.

Tradition has it that Robert Jackson came from Watertown Mass. To Mathersfield Conn. Thence to Harford Conn.  Thence to Hempstead in 1643 which was perhaps the first English settlement in the western part of Long Island.  He had a wife Agnes.  His will dated Ref. The Jackson Family Rockaway Records Morris Co. N.J. Page 101-2 Crayon 1902.  According to his notes on the Jackson family of Stephen Alonzo Jackson, Robert Jackson left England with John Winthrop in 1630-31 but which John Winthrop is not known.  With the

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Mass. Bay Co. he doubtless was one of the 900 who sailed from Yarmouth on April 7th 1630.  At any rate the Coat of Arms of his family was emblazoned with two greyhounds and a dolphin, crested with a mailed arm raising from a mural crown in the hand a tilting spear. 

Robert Jackson was a magistrate a man of considerable property.

Mr. Halsey writes that Robert Jackson after the capture of New York by the English in 1644 was one of two deputies from Hempstead to the convention which met in Hempstead for the purpose of framing a code of laws for the government of the Colony and which

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adopted the body of laws & ordinances known as the "Duke’s Laws”Reference A Sketch of Col. Joseph Jackson of Rockaway , New Jersey.  By a grandson Edmund D. Halsey Trenton N.J.  The W. S. Sharp Printing Co.  1888.  New York Hist Soc.

The first actual settlement of the town of Hempstead by Europeans was made in 1644 by thirty or forty families among them the family of Robert Jackson.  Most of them came from Wethersfield, Conn.  And there is a tradition that they had emigrated together from Hemel-Hempstead Hertfordshire England.

Ref. North and South Hempstead Town Records Vol. 1 Libers A. B. & C. Introduction p. 7 See also p 9 and 120.

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On p. 9.  it is stated "In 1665 Gov. Nicoll called a convention of two delegates from each Long Island town and Westchester Co., to consult with his Excellency and purpose such additions and alterations in the existing laws as should best promote a full and perfect composure of all controversies and propagation of true religion amongst us."

This convention met at Hempstead on the last day of Feb 1665 and John Hicks and Robert Jackson represented the town therein.  The proceedings of this assembly was of great interest and importance and its decisions as to public questions and the code of laws and were not essentially modified until after the Revolution. The boundaries of

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the several towns, as well as their names were discussed and definitely settled and Long Island Staten Island and Westchester County were erected into a "Shire" after the English pattern and named Yorkshire-

On page 120 of same volume it appear that Robert Jackson in 1662 as one of the magistrates was confirmed by the governor "for the present year."

The older graves of the Jackson family at the graveyard Jerusalem, L. I. are not marked except by huge stones roughly hewn.

John Jackson

John Jackson was the son of Robert Jackson and Agnes (Washburn) Jackson was born 1645-50 one of the largest landowners in Queen’s Co., NY. High Sheriff of the Co. 1691-95 a member of the Assembly 1693-1704 and 1710-1716.

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Judge of the Common Pleas 1710-1723 Colonel of Militia of the county. His will is dated Aug. 26, 1724 and probated Dec 6, 1725 in which he mentioned his children including his son James.  He married Elizabeth, born 1647, daughter of Capt. John & Elizabeth (Strickland) Seaman.

Col. John Jackson was the oldest son and heir of Robert Jackson one of the patentees of Hempstead made the patent granted by Gov. Volorgal in 1685.  He was twice married, 1st Elizabeth Seaman, 2d Elizabeth Hallet, he died in 1725. His will recorded in Liber 10 Vol 107 wills in Surrogates office City of N.Y.  He left three sons John, James and Samuel and five daughters ref.  "A sketch of Col. Joseph Jackson"


Page 11 concerning John Jackson in “Rockaway Record-Morris Co. N .J. Crayon p.101-2 the author states in 1678 Major Jackson was granted the privilege of the Jerusalem River to set up a mill, he was afterward Colonel and Judge of the court.  Among the sons who survived him was James.  The Jerusalem River referred to was probably in Long Island.

                 James Jackson son of Col. John & Elizabeth (Seaman) Jackson married in 1644, Rebecca Hallet, born August 31, 1675 died 12th of the 2nd month 1730. The daughter of Capt. William and Sarah (Woosley) Hallet.  They resided at Rocky Hill, Flushing not far from Jamaica Village. 

                 In 1733, Rhode Island, had a boundary

Page 12 dispute with Mass. and chose two referees one of which was James Jackson, of Flushing, and was so well pleased with the decisions that the colony noted each of these in silver tankard of value of fifty pounds in the arms of colony engraved thereon, in acknowledgement of their services-Arnold’s History of R.I. 2 p.112.  

                 James Jackson died the 8th month 1735 and at that time eighteen of his twenty children were living.  His will was made Sept. 27th 1735 proved Oct 21 of that year.

                 Among the children was his son Joseph, Ref. "ancestor of Frank Herbert Duval" a sketch of Col. Joseph Jackson-Halsey the will is recorded in Liber 12- p 362 of wills of Surrogates Office, New York City.

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                 Joseph Jackson the son of James Jackson was born Feb 9th 1710.  The sons of James Jackson carried the name of Jackson into New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.- Ref- Rockaway Records-Morris Co N.J., Crayon p. 101-2.

                 In the above sketch of Col. Joseph Jackson it is stated from Harre’s History of Virginia, Wither’s Border Warfare, etc. It appears that the frontier forts of Virginia (now W.Va.) whence after the Revolutionary War, it flowed on to Tenn.

                 Jackson’s Iron Works in Chattanooga or Cheat 

Page 14 River were among the most valuable and earliest in the state.

                 John Jackson who was accompanied by his sons, George & Edward, settled at the mouth of Turkey Run in Barbour County (now W.Va). It is quite probable that these pioneers and those of the same name in W. Va and Western Penn. were of the family of James or Joseph Jackson

                 Mr. Lloyd Jackson writes that he thinks the writer of the above is in error here.  John Jackson, the ancestor of “Stonewall” Jackson were the ones to settle at Turkey run in 1769.

                 (I think it is an open question.  Jessie M. J)

Page 15 Joseph Jackson was the tenth child of James Jackson b. Feb 9, 1710 moved to Morris Co. N.J. about 1753.  On Sept. 17- 1759 a tract of 162 6/10 acres lying on the west bank of Rockaway River, just above the village of Rockaway, was conveyed to him by Gen. William Winds.  He lived on this land until his death in 1769.  He and his second son, Capt. Stephen, acquired in 1768 one-fourth of the "Schooley Forge" Property.  He also had a son, Edward, from who we claim descent.  But the author asserts that Edward Jackson removed to Redstone, Penns and died there.  NO, he however went later to Harrison Co now W Va.  Rockaway Records Crayon 101-102 states that Joseph Jackson was a General in the French & Indian War.

Page 16 Crayon also states that the history of the Jackson Family has been in the early pioneer settlements, in the records of three wars, in successful business enterprises, mostly the iron industries of early years, in church, state, county and township and as has been state, the founder and builders of Rockaway.  After four generations and with the general depression of the iron industry, the name gradually passed away and after many other early connected the name may soon cease.  Other and more profitable investments may have been formed there in Rockaway.

                 While we are not descended from Stephen Jackson, son of Joseph Jackson, it is of interest briefly to account some of his and his descendants

Page 17 achievement as we are of the same common ancestor.  At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War he took an active part.  He was a member of the Committee of Safety Pequannock township, Morris Co. N.J.  As a member he obtained names of associates to an agreement wherein the signers pledged themselves to support the Continental and Provencial Congress.  In 1780 he was a Captain of Cavalry and attached to Gen. Washington’s body-guard when the army lay about Morristown in the winter of 1780-81.  He accumulated an estate of about 2,000 acres, comprising nearly all the whole village of Rockaway.

                 On Dec. 19, 1768, he married Mary, daughter of Adam Burwell.  Capt. Stephen Jackson died March 28, 1812 and is buried at Rockaway.  Col. Joseph Jackson was the eldest of Capt. Stephen’s sons, was born March 8th 1744 near Rockaway. 

                 The above is from Sketch of Col. Joseph Jackson

Page 18  of Rockaway, N.J. by Edmund D. Halsey, a grandson according to "Virginia Genealogies" Hayden p. 25.  Capt. Joseph Jackson Halsey, of Hopewell, Dutchess Co. N.Y., whose mother was the daughter of Col. Joseph Jackson (the iron king of Morris Co. N.J.), married Mildred Morton on Sept. 3, 1846, at Philadelphia, Pa. the ceremony was performed by the Rt. Rev. Alonzo Potter Bishop of Pennsylvania.  Miss Morton was born on Nov 22, 1825 in Orange Co. Va.

                 An article on the history of the forbears of Theodore Frelinghuysen Jackson of Brooklyn, NY, appears at p. 78-79 Vol V American Ancestry 1890.  He was a great grandson of Joseph Jackson, father of our Edward Jackson.  Stephen Jackson mentioned therein was the son of Joseph and is not to be confused with the Stephen, son of our Edward, of which mention will be made herein after

                 So far as we are concerned it confirms the

Page 19   line herein given from Robert Jackson down to and including Joseph Jackson.

                 The article in substance follows-

                 Theordore FrelingHuyson of Brooklyn, N.Y., born at Rockaway, N. J. Nov 16, 1830, lawyer, comptroller of City of Brooklyn 1890- son of William of Brooklyn, born at Rockaway, N. J. Mar 16 1788, died at Brooklyn Oct 18, 1872, iron manufacturer in Morris Co. N. J.; son of Stephen of Rockaway N. J. born there Sep 8, 1774. died there March 28, 1812, iron manufacturer member of revolutionary committee in Morris Co. commanded a company of horses in 1779-80 while the Army under Gen. Washington was encamped in Morristown. Son of Joseph of Rockaway N. J. born at Flushing, L. I. Feb 9, 1710 died at Rockaway 1769, son of James (married Mary Rogers) of Flushing

                 born at Hempstead, died at Flushing 1735 was

Page 20 voted a silver tankard etc.  (given before)

                 Married 1694 Rebecca Hallett born Aug 31, 1675, dau. of William Hallett, Sheriff, first settler at Halletts Cove, now Astoria L. I.   Had 20 children of whom 18 were living at his death and are married with children of a deceased daughter in his will, son of John of Jerusalem, town of Hempstead L. I. died there 1725, high Sheriff of Queens Co., Judge of Common Pleas., Col. of Militia, member of Provincial Assembly married 1st, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. John Seaman, one of original settlers of Hempstead. 2d Elizabeth dau. of Samuel Hallet of Hallets Cove L. I.,  son of Robert died at Hempstead 1684 son of Richard of Mass & Conn.

Page 21 Edward Jackson was the eighth child of Joseph and Ann Jackson- Stephen Alonzo Jackson notes.  Stephen A. Jackson, a first cousin of Mr. Lloyd Jackson, has recorded the results of an exhaustive research of the Jackson family and its ramifications.

                 He asserts that Edward Jackson was born in 1741 at New Jersey, that his wife and his three children including his son Stephen, accompanied Edward Jackson when he removed to Fayette Co. Pa, thence to Harrison Co. Va.  Mention is also made of his cousin John (son of John) born 1701 son of James Jackson) having accompanied him but I have not been able to verify it.  Edward married Martha Miller.

                 By his will, dated May 7, 1807 & record in Will book Vol 1. p. 362 in Co Clerks office Clarksburg, W.Va. 

                 His wife Martha appears as a beneficiary,  See also Dr. Brock’s "Virginia & Virginians" Vol.2 p. 732-3

Page 22  In New Jersey Archives 1st series Vol X p. 716 the following appears.  Edward Jackson and Stephen Jackson among the signers of Articles of Associates of the Freeholder & Inhabitants of Pequanock in Morris County pledging themselves to support the action of Continental & Provincial Congress in defending the Constitution, signed by 180 person From N.J. Hist. Society Manuscripts May 1776.

                 Edward Jackson served in Capt. John Mills Co. 2d Virginia Regiment.  Stephen Jackson his son born July 31, 1764 d. Aug 1847 was in same company as his father Edward; they were both in battle of Yorktown.  Edward enlisted in Aug. 13, 1776, for three years.  Capt. John Mills Col Alexander Spotswood was transferred in Aug 1778 to Capt. Marquis Calmes same Regiment.  The 2d Va. Regiment was ordered to join the army, there on the Delaware in Jersey under the Commander in Chief-Ref "Meade Family" in William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 13 p. 95.

Page 23 Edward and son Stephen must have joined the 2d VA Reg. at that time in N.J.   Edward crossed the Delaware with Washington Dec 26, 1776 according to family tradition.  Stephen was with him at Yorktown. 

                 Edward Jackson, Martha (Miller) his wife, their son Stephen and other children arrived in Virginia now W.VA about 1792.  His names as grantee appears in a deed dated April 16,1792.  Deed book 1. p.244 Also a deed dated Sept 1 1806. Edward and his wife conveyed a tract of land to Stephen Jackson. Lived in Harrison Co. 

                 Stephen Jackson, son of Edward Jackson and Martha Miller, was born Jul 31st 1764 near Dover, New Jersey.  At the age of seventeen he joined his father with Washington's forces; was wounded at Yorktown before he was 18.  Ref "Virginia & Virginians" Vol. 11 R. A. Brock p. 732-3 Also in War of 1812.  Also Indian Scout in Va.  He knew his

 Page 24 wife in New Jersey.  The Pomeroys living on the other side of River.  Later meeting and marrying her Feb 14, 1787.  Family tradition has it that he met her in a scouting expedition to the Ohio River.  She was Elizabeth Pomeroy.  The inscription on tombstone at Mt. Clare W.Va. "Stephen Jackson, son of Edward Jackson Born July 31, 1764 died Aug. 1847."

                 "Elizabeth nee Pomeroy, wife of Stephen Born 1765. died 1850."

                 Their son Stephen Pomeroy Jackson b. near Clarksburg. Now W. Va (Probably Mt. Clare) Browns Creek at the old Jackson homestead purchased in 1792. (Our Bungalow was on said Farm) born 1789 died at Jane Lew Dec 17, 1844.  In 1820 he married Hannah Bailey, dau of Minter & Nancy Norris Bailey, of Fauquier Co. Va.  His wife was born Nov. 17, 1793.

Page 25  He was Major of Militia.  Their son James William Jackson b. Feb 1 1833 died March 13 1910 married Sallie Ann Goodloe of Afton Virginia.  Born Oct 7 1832 died Dec 24 1918 married Jan 3d 1856.

                 Their son John Goodloe Jackson b. Mar 7 1851 married Martha Jane Bassel of Mt. Clare. 

                 Their son Stephen Goodloe Jackson b. Mar 6th 1884 died Jan 3d 1922.  See history of West Va III Vol. p. 455.  He married Jessie John Moorehead b. Dec 27, 1877 married Sept 4, 1907 at Morgantown West Va.

                 Their only daughter Alice Moorehead Jackson b. Nov 8th 1908 at Morgantown W.Va.  On May 25, 1929 she married Albert Benjamin of U.S. Navy in Washington D.C.  Albert Benjamin born June 15, 1904 son of Albert and Etta Walcot Benjamin.

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