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Rev. John Jackson 



A BRANCH 



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JACKSON 



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CORRELATED FAMILIES 



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1730-1911 



FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION 



^^^ PREFACE 

In compiling' the followin-^^ facts relating to some of the 
jacksons and their correlated families, no special effort has 
been made to go far back in order to trace unbroken famih 
lines. Neither has the attempt been made to include all the 
younger members of the latest generations. The article b\ 
Elenor Lexington, entitled "The Jacksons", forms a fitting 
introductory chapter. 

Dr. I . Henry Jackson, in 1 89 r, jniblished a " Family Record ", 
which was the first attempt to give in outline the family history 
including the names and dates, in so far as he could secure 
them, relating to his branch of the Jacksons and some 
of the correlated families. This entailed much research, 
correspondence and labor, the \aluable results of which are 
included in these images. 

The statement of b^lenor Lexington that, in relation to 
professions, "Medicine has attracted a great number of 
Jacksons", has been illustrated by later generations. Not 
only was one of the sons of the Rey. John Jackson a medical 
man, but three of his grandsons and five great-grandsons hold 
the title of Doctor of Medicine. The other professions have 
Hkewise been well represented b\- his descendants. 

There is mingled in the veins of the present generation 
the blood of luiglish, Irish, Scotch and American ancestors, 
who came through the stirring times of the English 
Commonwealth, the Irish Uprising, the Protestant Ascendency 
of Scotland and the American War of the Revolution, fulfilling 
their duties faithfullx and well. Man\ of them as early 
colonial settlers i)assed through severe hardships antl did 
veomen service in ])ioneer life. The ])resent generations reap 
from them a great heritage of jirogress and prosperity. May 
they ])rove worthy descendants of an honorable ancestry. 



lUirliiigton, Vermont 
June 8, 191 I 



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CONTENTS 



11 1 1'. lACKSOXS 



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Of Anglo-Saxon origin — Ralph Jarkson, a martyr in 1556 — Jackson 
Coat of Arms — Anthony Jackson, the first ancestor from whom 
descent can be traced — Naiivt- of JMclestone, Lancaster, luigland 
— Removes to irclaiul wiih hi> l)r<ither Richard in i64(; — 
Establishes the first I'liiiuls Mfttiiig in Ireland — Isaac Jackson, 
tlu* progenitor of the' faniih' in America — Settled at Harmony 
drove, Chester Counly. I'a., in 1725 — William Jackson — 
Isaac Jackson, the clockmaker — Alice Jackson — lunancipation 
of Slaves by vSociety of Friends — Family reunions — Ancient 
Relics — President Andrew Jackson (>-n 



Tllf; J ACKSONS OF rF'riMvSIIAM. MASS. 

Rev. John Jackson's father. James Jackson, born in 1730 — Marv 
Jackson, his mother, born in 1739 — Tliev had two sons. James 
and John Jackson — Ses'en daughters, Ann Jackson, Mary 
Jackson, Sophia Jackson. Martha Jackson, Fucretia Jackson, 
.Sarah Jackson ami Fucy Jaikson — James Jackson's family — 
Appleton Jackson, calletl "the Ceneral" — Ezra Jackson, an 
actor — John Jackson graduated at Dartmouth ('ollege in 1792 
— Ordained pastor at Cill. Mass., in 179S — Married Rebecca 
Rogers — E.xtracts from town records 13-14 



Till'. ROC.FRS 

John Rogers, the martyr — 'Fhomas Rogers, born in 171 4 — Wife, 
Martha, born in 1722 — They had eight sons — Josiah Rogers, a 
merchant in I'etersham, Mass. — Had ten children, seven sons 
and three daughters — Children and grandchildren — Continental 
money repudiated — Josiah Rogers removes to Canada in 1S03 
— Rebecca Rogers, born in 1771 — F)ied in ]>rome in 1855 — 
Charlotte Rogers Williams, grandmother of Judge Fynch . . 14-16 



rili'. Ri;\'. JOHN J.\CKSO\ 

John Jackson resigned i)ast orate of Cill Church in iSoi — Removed 
to Canada in 181 1 — Incidents of the journey — Located in 
Stukley — Removed to Rrome in 1S15 — Resumed work of the 
Ministry — Pioneer experiences — Rev. David Connell — Erection 
of Hrome Congregational Church in 1S43 — Death at lirome 
in 1844 16-18 



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CONTEXTS — Contwued 



DESCENDANTS OF REV. JOHN lACKSON 



Pace 



Children of Rev. John Jackson, born in Massachusetts — Five sons 
and three daughters — John Adams Jackson married Rachel 
Westover in 1824 and Tatty Knowlton. 1S48 — Their children and 
grandchildren — Rebecca Rogers Jackson married Josiah Pratt 
in 1S17 — Their children and grandchildren — Lucretia Prentice 
Jackson married (Hlbert P'rary in 1831 — Their children and 
grandchildren — James Madison Jackson married Mar\" Smith 
in 1826 — Their children and grandchildren — Dr. (ieorge 
\Va.-ihington Jackson married Helen P. I.elanne in 1S30 — Their 
daughter and grandchildren — Sophronia Jackson — Joseph 
.\ddison Jackson married Almira Harvey in 1S40 and Ann 
Stephen Small in 1854 — Their children and grandchildren — 
Horatio Nelson Jackson married Eliza Maria Hollister in 1833 
— Their children 18-26 



THE FARK.WDS 

Dr. Samuel Farrand of New Milford. Conn. — Married his stepsister. 
Anice Washburn — Daniel P'arrand. his brother, a Congregational 
minister in Canaan. C'onn. — Judge P'arrand of Burlington, a 
nephew — Dr. Farrand removed to Hinesburg. Vt., in 1793 — 
Had nine children — Sarah Farrand married Stephen Hollister in 
'799 — Samuel Farrand. Jr.. married Mary Pratt of Hrome 
in 1817 — They had six children — Mar)- Farrand married Henrj- 
Rogers Williams in 1S43 — Their children — Narcissa Pratt 
married Nathaniel Pettis in 1844 — Death of husband and 
daughter — The Pettis Memorial I.ibrarv at Knowlton . . . 26-2S 



THE HOI.I.ISTEKS 

John Hollister. ancestor of the .\merican family, born in 1612 — 
Emigrated to .Vmerica in 1640 — Died in Wetherstield, (."onn., in 
1665 — Jonethan and Mehitable Hollister of Fairfield. Conn., bom 
1745 and 1747 — Had nine children — Stephen Hollister removes 
to Hinesl)urg. Vt. — Married .Sarah Farrand in 1799 — .Samuel 
Farrand Hollister married Louisa Isham in 1837 — Their children 
and grandchildren — Eliza Maria Hollister. educated at Frances 
Willard's Ladies' School — Became a teacher — Taught thirty 
terms in Chittenden County — Taught in Frost Village, Canada, 
in 1830 — Conducted private school in Brome in 1831 — Married 
Horatio Nelson Jackson in 1833 — Died in Montreal in 1881 . 27-j 



CONTENTS — Continued 



IIOKAIIO NKI.SON lACKSOX, |. I'. 



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Horatio Nelson Jaikson, tlu' youni^est son of Rev. Jdhii jai kson and 
twin l^rotlier of |osf|ili AtUlison Jatkson — A farmer in llronie — 
Married MXvl'a Maria Ilollister in 1833 — Ajipointed Justice of 
the Peace in 1846 — Deacon of Drome Congregational Church 
for thirty-three years — Removed to Cote Saint Paul, Montreal, in 
1869 — His wife died in 1881 and in 1887 he married Mrs 
Mirriam (Huse) Pahcock — He died February 8, 1896, in his 
eighty-sixth year — Children: Joseph Addison Jackson, 2nd, 
Samuel Nelson Jackson and John Henry Jackson — The 
grandchildren 3 --40 



THK PROD IKS 

William Prodie of Kilhurnie, Scotland, was the Laird of Pankside — 
He was born in 1735 and died in 1S36 — He married Margaret 
Burns — Estate held bv the family for three centuries — 
"Artnox" bequeathed to the Presbyterian Church — There were 
eight children, two sons and six daughters — Names of children 
and grandchildren — Ann Prodie married Hugh Prodie of 
" Lancroft " — Resided at the Coteau, Montreal — Parbara 
Prodie, the Laird's youngest daughter, married James Holmes . 40-41 



Tin-; IIOLMKS 

lames Holmes, born in Kilmalcolm, Scotland — A student of Cllasgow 
University — A Writer tt) the Signet — Married Parbara Prodie 

— They had five children — Removed to Canada — Settled in 
Howick — Removed to Chateaugay — Suffered from palsy — 
Died in 184S — John and Robert Holmes died unmarried 

— Margaret Holmes married William I'arkyn in 1833 — Parbara 
Prodie Holmes married James Thomson in 1844 — Their 
children and grandchildren — Mary Ann Holmes married Charles 
Garth in 1850 — Their children and grandchildren .... 41-45 



THK I'ARKVNS 

The name of I'arkyn appears in the parish register of St. Colomb 
Minor, Cornwall, England, as early as 1578 — James Parkyn 
married ^Llr\• Warmington in 1770 — They had seven children — 
William Parkyn the second son married Elizabeth Cock — They 
had three children, William Parkvn, Jr., being the youngest — 
Removed to Canada in iSiS — William l^arkvn, Jr., began 



COXTExVTS — Continued 



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business in St. Mary's P'oundn-. Montreal, in 1S3S — Acquired 
Hydraulic Power from the Canadian (jovernment in 1853 — 
Erected Mount Royal Flour Mills in 1S73 — ^"^^^ Cote Saint Paul 
Union Church in 1865 — Married Margaret Holmes in 1S33 and 
Catherine Ann Henwood in 1S49 — Died in 1876 — Children 
and grandchildren 45-5- 



KKV. SAMUEL NELSON JACKSON 
AM) DESCENDANTS 

Jackson married Mary Ann Parkyn in 1866 — Resigned St. Paul 
Union Church. Cote Saint Paul, in 1 87 1 — (iraduated in Medicine 
— Pastor of Zion Congregational Church, Toronto, from 187 1 
to 1877 — Pastor of the First Congregational Church in 
Kingston, from 1877 to 1895 — Pastor of Congregational Church 
in the City of Barre. Vermont, from 1S95 ^° '9°' — Retired and 
after going abroad with his wife and a son. settled in Hurlington, 
Vt. — Dr. Jackson's connections with the Canadian Congre- 
gational Societies — Delegate to the first International 
Congregational Council in 1891 — Published a Congregati(Mial 
Handbook in 1S94 — Five sons are living — Dr. John Holmes 
Jackson — Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson — Rev. William 
Parkyn Jackson — Samuel Hollister Jackson — Dr. Joseph 
Addison Jackson 52-60 



LIST OF PORTRAITS 

Rev. John Jackson 1771-1844 Frontispiece 

Horatio Nelson Jackson. J. 1*. . 1810-1896 facing page 32 

Dr. Joseph Addison Jackson . 1834-1903 facing page 34 

Dr. John Henry Jackson . . . 1S44-1907 facing page 36 

William Parkyn 1807-1876 facing page 48 

James Parkyn 1S41-1909 facing page 51 

Rev. Dr. Samuel Nelson Jackson 1838- facing page 52 

Dr. John Holmes Jackson . . 187 1- facing page 56 

Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson . . 1872- facing page 56 

Rev. William Parkyn Jackson . 1873- facing page 56 

Samuel Hollister Jackson . . . 1875- facing page 56 

Dr. Joseph Addison Jackson . . 1878- facing page 56 



THE JACKSONS 

By ELENOR LEXINGTON 

"Although the name of Jackson is as ancient as the 
language we speak, it is not easy to trace the genealog}- of 
the family back farther than the tenth or eleventh century . 
The Jacksons are chiefly and unequivocally Anglo-Saxon. The 
traditions of the family which now sur\ive indicate that 
the Jacksons were men of decision, of character and firmness 
of puqx)se. In times when men, as Tennyson says, 'had to 
dodge or duck or die,' they appear to have been steadfast 
in their adherence to their convictions, esj^ecially in religion. 

"Raljih Jackson suffered mart}rdom at the stake at 
Stratford, June 27, 1556, and thus inscribed his name on the 
roll of those who ]5referred cruel death to a renunciation of 
what they deemed the truth. A few months after, John Jackson 
also had to face his persecutors, being charged with heresy. 
* I am told that thou art the rankest heretic of all, ' his chief 
accuser said. Mr. Jackson's reply was : 'It is easier to call a 
man a heretic than to pro\e him one.' He was not called to 
give up his life for his faith. But that one of the famil}' 
should be found among the sufferers in so noble a cause 
redounds to its honor and sheds a certain luster on the name. 

"Men of such mold were not likelv to be quiescent in such 
stormy times, but whether the Jacksons sup])orted the fortunes 
of the House of York or Lancaster, or what part they took in 
political struggles is not known. It seems, however, that they 
became entitled to a coat of arms. The device, a greyhound, 
signifies swiftness by land. The dolj^hin, emblazoned on some 
of the Jack.son arms, denotes swiftness by sea. The arms are 
described in heraldry an argent on a fesse, between a goat's 
head and a ship in full sail. A greyhound courant between 
two j:)heons. The crest is a goat's head couped, argent, armed 
and bearded, gorged with a collar gule. There is no motto. 
As the riirht to familv arms was the criterion which 



distini^aiishcd the gentleman from the peasant, the fact of the 
possession indicates a certain degree of rank in the possessor. 

" Antlionx lacksDU is the tii'st ancestor trom wlioin descent 
can l)e traced in an unbroken line. He was born in luxleston, 
in the parish of Saint Michael, Lancaster, England, about the 
beginning ot the seventeenth centur\'. In 1649, ^^'^^^ ''''^ 
brother Richard, he remoxed to Ireland and settled in Idster. 
There is a tradition that the\' accompanied ()li\er Cromwell 
to Ireland on his inxasion of that country and in his campaign 
against the Duke of {)rmond. Richard married Margaret 
Keete, who like him was an emigrant from England. A few 
years later Anthony and Richard Jackson, having become 
disciples of George Eox, established the first Eriends Meeting 
in Ireland. 

"Isaac, Anthony Jackson's son, was the progenitor of the 
Jackson family in America. With his wife, Ann, and their 
children he arrixed in this countrx' in 1725. lie xxas then 
sixty years old. Tlie name Isaac has always been a faxorite 
in the Jackson himilx in honor of the emigrant ancestor. 

"William Jackson, a grandson of Isaac Jackson, xvas a 
Eriend and Elder. It is related of him that he xxould never 
lend mone}- at a rate of interest exceeding six per cent, and 
he alloxved his debtors to pax' verx' much as it suited their 
convenience. He was plain in his st\le of lixing and the 
ancient trencher xvith its fitting accomjianiments adorned his 
familx' table long after it had disappeared from other households. 

"If you ever come across a clock which has inscribed upon 
it 'Made by Isaac Jackson, New Garden, Chester Countx ', xou 
max' be certain it x\-as a good clock in its dax". ( )ne of the 
first clocks made by him was a regulator xxilhout striking 
attachments. The clockmaker ^vas the son of 'Honest 
William Jackson' as he xx-as called — not that it was rare to 
find an honest Jackson as some facetious people of other 
names have suggested, but because of his undoubted and 
coimtrv xvide reputation for unsxxerxing integritx'. 



"As to professions, medicine has attracted a great number 
of the Jacksons. Some were merchants, some mechanics, 
more were farmers and a few were law\ers, though the early 
generation regarded this profession with anything but favor. 

"Isaac Jackson in 1758, with others took steps which 
were successful, for the emancipating of all sla\es held by 
members of the Society of Friends. Alice Jackson, who was 
a gifted member of the Society, brought the subject of Friends 
using the ]iroducts of slave labor before the \early meeting in 
Philadeljihia in an address which constituted the first step 
in reform organized a few years later. It is recorded of 
Alice Jackson that she was tall and handsome, queenly in 
dignity and self command. One who knew her well said of 
her, 'She could not enter a store to buy a yard of tape without 
leaving the impression that she was a su]>erior woman." 

"The descendants of Isaac antl Ann Jackson have formed 
a society and hold familv meetings at stated inter\'als at 
Harmony Grove, Chester County, I'a. This is where Isaac 
Jackson settled upon his arrival in America. As many as 
eight hundred lineal descendants have come together at one 
of these meetings.* One of the relics cherished by the family 
is a marriage certificate which bears the autograph of the 
original Isaac Jackson. Another relic is some dishes given as 
a bridal present. They are of wood neatly turned, with the 
tea cups of small dimensions. 

" The Jacksons have ever been an honest, industrious, 
enterjirising, God-fearing, God-loving people. A distinguished 
member of the family was President Andrew Jackson. His 
father, who came from Ireland in 1795, was a relative of the 
Anthony and Richard Jacksons who went to Ireland from 
Fngland, but he did not connect himself with the I'"ricnds." 

* Hannony Grove is not now owned by descendants of Isaac Jackson and the 
reunions are discontinued. 



THE JACKS(3NS OF PETERSHAM 
MASSACHHSirrTS 

The Ri-:\. John Jacksox was the son of James jaekson, 
who was born in 1730 and chcd December S, iSio. llis 
mother, Mary Jackson, was born in 1739 and died March 2, 
1.S15. They were prosperous farmers in Petersham, Mass. 
They had nine children: two sons, James Jackson and John 
Jackson; and seven daughters, Ann Jackson, born January 17, 
1758; Mary Jackson, born October 4, 1760; Sophia Jackson, 
born )une 15, 1763; Martha Jackson, born b'ebruary 8, 1766; 
Lucretia Jackson, born March 19, 1770; Sarah Jackson, born 
December 22, 1772 ; and Lucy Jackson, born August 9, 1774. 

James Jackson, the oklcst son, was born May 2, 1768, and 
married Ruth l^'ishcr. Their chikh"en were Ruth leaker 
lackson, born November 3, 1793; James Appleton Jackson, 
l5orn December i, 1795 ; John Emorv Jackson, born March 8. 
1797; Mary Jackson, born k'el)ruary 8, 1801; l^Lzra Baker 
Jackson and Ezra Leland Jackson, twins, born Januarx' 4, 
1804, and Mary Jackson, born November 10, 1807. 

James Appleton Jackson, who lixed in Petersham until 
1864, when he died, was called the "Cicneral" because of 
his marked resemblance to President Andrew Jackson. His 
brother, Ezra leaker Jackson, was an actor and visited 
his uncle, the Rev. John Jackson at Brome, while playing in 
Montreal. Martha Jackson, a sister of the Re\-. John Jackson, 
married Captain Joel Brooks and had nine children, some of 
whom lived in the Eastern Township of Lower Canada. She 
died December 2, 181 5. Another sister, Lucretia Jackson, 
married a Mr. Prentice of Athol, Mass. The two voungest 
sisters, Sarah antl Lucv Jackson, did not marrw The latter 
died at Petersham, November 25, 1843. The former, Sarah 
Jackson, lived for many years with her brother in Brome, but 
after his death returned to Petersham where she died. 

John Jackson was born in Petersham, July 2, 1771. Wc 
was sent to Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H., and graduated 

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in June. 1792, at the age of twenty-one. He studied theolog)' 
with the Rev. Joel Fo.ster of New Salem and the Rev. Judah 
Nash of Montague. Was ordained and installed the first 
pastor of the Congregational Church at Gill, Mass., January 10, 
I 798, the Rev. Joel Foster, one of his theological instructors, 
preaching the ordination sermon. The town records of 
Petersham contain the following notice : " Rev. John Jackson 
of Gill entered his intention of marriage with Miss Rebecca 
Rogers of Petersham. January 17, 1798." 

The following extracts are from the town records of Gill : 
"At a Legal meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Gill, holden on the thirteenth of November, 1797. the 
following Votes passed, \'i/.: ist, Moses Bascomb, Moderator. 
2nd, \'oted to give Mr. John Jackson a Call to Settle in the 
work of the Ministrv in this Town. 3rd, X'oted to Adjourn 
this Meeting to the first Monday in December Next, at Two 
of the Clock afternoon. 

"December 4, 1799. Met according to Adjournment and 
\'oted to give Mr. Jackson one hundred and ten Pounds 
annually during the time he Serves as A Minister of this Town. 

Atest. MosKs Bascomh, C/crk." 
Gii.i . Janv. 9. I 797. 



1111-: ROC.KRS 

Rebkcc.\ Rogkrs, wife of the Rev. John Jackson, was the 
granddaughter of Thomas Rogers, who was said to be a direct 
(lescendant of John Rogers the Knglish martyr. Thomas 
Rogers was born in 1714 and died Sejnember 18, 1794. His 
wife, Martha, was born in 1722 and died September 8, 1796. 
Thev had eight sons of whom Abel Rogers lived in 
Massachusetts; John Rogers in Kridport, \'t. ; Paul Rogers 
in New York; Noah Rogers in New Hampshire and Josiah 
Rogers, the father of Mrs. Jackson, in Petersham, Mass. 

Josiah Rogers had ten children, seven sons and three 
daughters. Their names and the names of their children were 

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as follows: Thomas Ro<;ci's was a soldier and died unmarried 
in Portsmouth, N. H.; Josiah Roi;"ers, Jr., married Lydia 
Harvey and their ehildren were: Reuhama Rollers, Harris 
Rogers, Albert Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Edward Rogers and 
Diantha Rogers (Frary). Samuel Rogers married Sarah Seaver 
and their ehildren were: Sophrona Rogers (Ingalis), Harriet 
Rogers (Bennett), Emily Rogers (Post), Alvira Rogers 
(Hubbard),* Richard Rogers, Lucinda Rogers (Perkins), and 
Samuel Rogers, jr. I'^rancis Rogers married Betsey Blunt 
and their children were: Henr\ Rogers, Harris Rogers, 
Mary Rogers (Blunt), and Matilda Rogers (Tibbetts). Augus- 
tus Rogers married Patty Blunt and their children were : 
Rebecca Rogers (Peters), Martha Rogers and Henry Rogers. 
Edward and William Henry Rogers died unmarried. Edward 
Rogers was a printer and became a midshipman under Lord 
Nelson. He lost his life in the wrecking of his ship at the 
Sandwich Islands. William Rogers died in i(S2i. 

Rkbecca R()(;f.ks, the eldest daughter of Josiah Rogers, 
was born November 2, 1771, at Petersham, Mass., and married 
the Rev. John Jackson, pastor of the Congregational Church 
at Gill, Mass., h\'bruary 27, 1798. She survived her husband 
nearly eleven years and died in Brome, Lower Canada, October 
I 3, 1 85 5. Her sister, Charlotte Rogers, married Alvin Williams 
and their children were William Williams, John Williams, Henry 
Rogers Williams, Charlotte Williams (Lynch), and Lucy 
Williams (Channel). Another sister, Nancy Rogers, married 
a Mr. Healy and lived in Stuklev. Charlotte Williams, a niece 
of Rebecca Rogers Jackson, married Thomas L\nch, whose 
son, William Warren Lynch, of Knowlton, is a Judge of the 
Supreme Court of the Province of Ouebec. 

Josi.Mi R()(,I':ks, the father of Rebecca Rogers Jackson, 
was a wholesale merchant at Petersham and New Ipswich. 
Possessed of large means and full of faith in the New Republic, 
he converted the greater part of his proix'rt\- into continental 



*Mrs. IIul.)bard wa.'^ Charles lunerson's secoiul wife. 

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money which the ^i^ovcrnment subsequently repudiated. It is 
said he burned about half a bushel of these notes. Suffering 
this great loss and having a large family to provide for, he 
emigrated to Canada and settled in Stukley, March 8, 1803. 
There is a family tradition that he was a paymaster in the 
War of the Revolution. He was one of the "men who 
marched from New Ijoswich before daylight on the morning 
of April 20, 1775,' and al.so "belonged to Enoch Hale's 
regiment, which marched from New Ipswich, June 29, 1777. 
to reinforce the garrison at Ticonderoga." * 

kl-:\ . I( )li\ |.\C"KS()\ 

The Rk\. JniiN J.\rKS().\ resigned his pastorate in G'\]\, 
Mass., October 10, 1801, on account of an affection of his 
throat, but owning a farm of fifty-three acres near the church, 
he continued to reside there until 181 i . He had contemplated 
remo\ing with his familv to (ienesee C Ountv, New York, but 
as his wife's father, Josiah Rogers and his family, hatl gone to 
Canada he was induced to follow them. With a span of horses 
and a covered carriage Mr. and Mrs. Jackson with their eight 
children set out on their long journey, followed by another 
team carrving their furniture. The journey was accomplished 
in ten days. 

Mr. Jackson had eight hundred dollars in goltl which he 
carried in a box, giving it his personal care. While on the 
way they passed through Montpelier, \'t., where the\- stopped 
at a hotel for dinner. Taking his monev box with him he 
casually placed it on the desk in the common room and 
thought no more about it until they had resumed their journe)- 
and gone a long distance. With considerable consternation 
they returned and were rejoiced to find the box safe, where they 
had left it. 

Their journey ended in Stukley, Lower C anada, where 
Josiah Rogers and his familv had settled in 1803, and there 

♦Revolutionan- Rolls, \'i)l. i, I'. 33. Vol. 2, V. 93. 

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Mr. Jackson inirchascd a farm on which the)" li\ccl for fcjur 
years. Then, dcsirin<;' a better locatum tor his family and 
by the advice of General ( )lcott, an old friend and college 
companion, he removed to Brome and purchased another farm 
of three hundred acres. As his sons grew to manhood he 
i;-a\e some of them ixirtions of this estate, which they enlarged 
by purchases from other parties until there were five contiguous 
farms owned bv the family, and the location was known far 
and near as "the Jackson Neighborhood". 

Recovering from tlie throat affecti(^n which troubled him 
in tlie earlier years of his pastorate, Mr. Jackson entered anew 
upon the work of the ministr\', which he prosecuted in Canada 
for about twent}' \ears. At that time there were but few 
churches in the sparsely settled Eastern Townships, therefore, 
as one of the pioneer preachers, his ministr\- was chiefly 
itinerant and evangelistic. 

Making his way on horseback through the forests, guided 
by the blazed trees, he went from settlement to settlement in 
various townships, sometimes preaching in dwellings, barns 
and groves. For this hard pioneer labor he received but little 
reward aside from the consciousness that he was serving his 
Master. However, old subscription lists, signed b\' early 
settlers in the \arious townships, are in the possession of his 
descendants wherein various sums in ])ounds, shillings and 
pence, but mostly in shillings and pence, were ]iledged to him 
for the ])reaching of the gospel. 

The following extract from Thomas' History of the 
Eastern Townships, published in 1866, was written by 
the Rev. David Connell the first j)astor of the Congregational 
Church at Brome: "In the year 1842 I visited the Township 
of Brome as a Congregational minister and found Esquire 
Jackson, as he was then called (having held the ofifice of 
Magistrate for about twelve years),* one of the most interested 
of a few Christians to have a settled minister in the j^lace. 
About a year after m\" arri\al, I had erected a comfortable 



* Mr. Jackson held the cunimissit.in of Justice of the Peace from 1830 until the 
time of his death. 

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meeting house and tornied a church of fifteen members, on 
Congregational principles. Esquire Jackson, his wife and one 
of his sons (who is now deacon of the church), with his wife 
and his wife's mother, were then received into the church and 
united with a few others in Christian fellowship. 

" For a short period I had much pleasure from the society 
and Christian fellowship of Mr. Jackson. He was a person of 
most pleasing and affable manners and most sociably disjiosed. 
He had been permitted to see his pravers answered in the 
imj:)roved state of religious society ; but the Lord had designed 
that the cause once established, his work on earth should 
soon close. In the second week in March. 1S44, Mr. Jackson 
com]:)lained a little from the effects of a cokl. He was 
confined a few davs to his bed without anv sexere jiain or 
suffering. On the dav jirex ious to his death I saw him and 
thought he was doing well and would soon be better but it 
was otherwise determined. He dejiarted this life on the iSth 
of March, 1S44. 

On the twentieth, the solemn occasion was im])ro\ed at the 
Congregational Church at Hrome b\ a sermon from the Rev. 
Dr. Wilkes, pastor of the Congregational Church at Montreal. 
At the close the congregation followed the silent remains of 
Mr. Jackson to the adjoining bur\ ing ground, where thev 
found a final resting place. On the following Sabbath I 
preached the funeral sermon ti> a large and attentive congre- 
gation, from I'roxerbs i\ .. i <S : 'The jiath of the just is a 
shining light which shineth more and more unto perfect day. '" 

I)i:.sci:m)a\ 1 s oi- 
Till-: \<\:\'. JOHN j.vck.son 

The Re\ . John Jackson and Rebecca Rogers were the 
parents of eight children, fi\e sons and three daughters, all of 
whom were born in Massachusetts. Their names were John 
Adams Jackson, Rebecca Rogers Jack.son, Lucretia Prentice 
Jackson, James Madison Jackson, George Washington Jackson, 

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Sanili Sophronia lacksnn. |()sc])h Acklison Jackson and I ioi'alio 
Nelson Jackson. Ihc kist names and \()unL;est chikli'cn 
were twins. 

John Ai).\m> j.\( ksox was boi'n Api'il 6, i Soo and married 
Rachel Westoxer December 24, 1<S24. She died lune 6, 1 ,S4,S, 
leavini;' three children: John l\L;i)ert Jackson, born ( )ctol)er 
29, 1825, died A|)ril 23. 1SS7; Alonzo Jackson, born in 1X27, 
died AnL;'ust 7, i(S58; and lane Jackson (Allen), l)orn AuL;ust 
7, I 83 I, died A])ril 9, 1867. 

B}' a second marriai^e to I'att\ Knowlton, October 8, 1848, 
John Adams Jackson had two children : Charles Adams 
Jackson, born June 29, 1853 and Frederick Knowlton Jackson, 
born in 1S58, who died January 8, 1859. Mr. Jackson was a 
prosperous farmer who b\- industry and fru,i;alitv amassed a 
generous competenc}'. His farm joined that of his father on 
the south. 1 he last years of his life were spent in the village 
of Waterloo, Province of Quebec, where he died August 11, 
1883. llis wife died in Montreal, Mav 13, 1892. 

John Egbert Jackson married Lucy Anna Pettis, who was 
born July 16, 1829, and died December 3, 1907. They had 
eight children: Alice Rachel Jackson (Clark), born Jul\- 2^, 
185 I, died Max' 17, 1876; Ada Louise Jackson, born August 
3, 1853, died when fifteen vears of age; Nathaniel Pettis 
Jackson, born July 31, 1857, died November 30, i860; 
Jane Jackson, born August 30, 1859, died at the age of 
sixteen; Pattie Desire Jackson (Fowler), born September 15, 
i86i; Mary Narcissa Jackson, born August 30, 1864, died 
November 18, 1887; Jeremiah PLgbert Jackson, born June 13, 
1868; Annie 1-^lorence Jackson (Thomas), born April 21, 1871, 
died June 24, 1905. 

Alonzo Jackson, the second son of lohn Atlams [ackson 
and Rachel W'estover, married Mar\' Cileason of Cowans\"ille 
b\ whom he had (Mie child, John Hiram Jackson, who is a 
banker and jjrominent citizen of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 

Jane Jackson, daughter of John Adams Jackson and 
Rachel W'estover, married William Allen of Sutton and the\- 

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had two children, William Alonzo Allen, born December lo, 
1853, and Lorenzo Egbert Allen, born January 12, 1856. 

Prof. Charles Adams Jackson, son of John Adams 
Jackson and Patty Knowlton. married Julia Sanborn, August 
5, 1885. She was born May 4, 1857, and died November 5, 
1889, leaving one child, Constance Margaret Jackson, born 
June 22, 1887. Mr. Jackson has devoted his life to education 
and has been Principal of Knowlton Academy, Saint Francis 
College and other institutions of learning. He is Superin- 
tendent of Schools in Lachine (191 1). 

Rebecca Rogers J.\ckson, the eldest daughter of the 
Rev. John Jackson and Rebecca Rogers, was born August 15, 
1 80 1, and married Josiah Pratt of Brome, December 31, 18 17. 
Mr. Pratt and his twin sister Mar)' were born January 8, 
1793, and both were married on December 31, 1817. Miss 
Pratt married Samuel P'arrand, an uncle of Mrs. I loratio Nelson 
Jackson. Mr. Pratt owned a farm contiguous to the Congre- 
gational Church ])roperty, near Brome Corner, but in 1834 
removed with his family to Upper Canada, now the Province of 
Ontario, and settled near London at a place called Yarmouth. 

Mrs. Pratt died at Yarmouth, March 16. 1837, leaving 
eight children ; five sons and three daughters. Their names 
were : Josiah Pratt, Jr., Rebecca Pratt (Gilbert), Mary Pratt 
(Sumner), William Pratt, George Pratt. Sarah Pratt (Hart), 
John Pratt, and Sidnev Pratt, who died when a lad. 

Josiah Pratt, Jr., lived in Harvey. 111., where he died, leaving 
a wife and five children. Rebecca Pratt married William 
Gilbert. They lived in Rockford, 111., where Mrs. Gilbert 
died, leaving three children ; two daughters and a son, George 
W. Gilbert, all of whom married. Mary Pratt married 
Benjamin Sumner and they lived in Malcolm County, 
Michigan. They had eight children ; five sons and three 
daughters. William Pratt also lived in Malcolm County, 
Michigan, and was the father of eight children. 

George Pratt, after the death of his mother, Rebecca 
Rogers Jackson, lived for five years with his sister 



Rebecca in Rockford, 111. He married in Canada, but 
returned to Rockford, where he conducted his business as 
a builder. Losini; the larger part of his projierty by a fire, 
he removed to the Northeast of Iowa and became a jjioneer 
settler. He died in Eldorado, r^ayette County, Iowa, 
February 5, 1863, leaving a wife and si.x children ; two sons 
and four daughters. The eldest son lived in California, and 
his mother married William Gilbert of Rockford, 111. Sarah 
Pratt married Ashley Mart. Thev lived in California and had 
two children. John Pratt lived in Malcolm County, Mich., 
where he died, leaving six children. 

Josiah Pratt, Sen., after the death of his wife, Rebecca 
Rogers Jackson, married Maria Gilbert, whose brother William 
married Rebecca Pratt. She died about a )ear after her 
marriage, leaving an infant daughter. This child was brought 
up and educated 1)\ liei' half-sister, Rebecca Pratt Gilbert, at 
Rockford, 111., and married a wealtli\' man named Parmilee. 
By a third marriage to a \oung Scotch woman, Mr. Pratt had 
eleven children, lie survixed his three wives, was the father 
of twent\- children and died ( )ctober 2i>, 1877. 

LucRETiA Prentice Jackson, the second daughter of the 
Rev. John Jackson and Rebecca Rogers, was born P'ebruary 
4, 1803, and married Gilbert F"rary, December 2/, 1831. He 
was the son of Asa Frary of Hudson, N. Y., who was among 
the earl\- settlers of Sutton, and mvned a large tract of land 
in the township. In 18 14 Mr. Frar\- went to b^relighsburg, 
Saint Armand, where he died in 1828. Gilbert Frary 
removed to Sutton in 1830 and was appointed the first post- 
master of Sutton l^lats in 1836. He was also Clerk of the 
Commissioners' Court. His wife, Lucretia Prentice Jackson, 
died January 2S, 1848. 

They had five children: Sarah Saj^hronia Frary (Bullard), 
born ()ctol)er 4, 1832, died August 7, 1861 ; Gilbert Giles 
P'rary, born October 14, 1834, died September 26, 1839; 
Emily Rebecca Frary (Royce), born March 27, 1836; George 
Washington l^^'ar\', born August 26. 18^8; Giles Gilbert 



Fran", 2nd, born Jul}' i, 1840, and died June 29, 1884. Sarah 
Saphronia Frary married Luther Bullard and died leaving no 
children. Emily Rebecca Frary married Charles Stewart 
Royce, who died Mav 20, 1892. George Washington Frary 
has never married. 

Mr. Frary s second marriage, July 20, 1848, was to 
Diantha Rogers, a cousin of his first wife, who died April 17, 
1902, leaving no issue. His death occurred November 29, 
1 86 1 . His youngest son, Giles Gilbert Frar\-, married Elizabeth 
Hannah Smith, August 21, 1867. She was the daughter of 
the Rev. John Smith, Rector of the Episc<^pal Church at 
Sutton for twenty-five years and her brother, the Rev. Bu.xton 
B. Smith, was the Dean of Saint George's Cathedral, Kingston. 

They had seven children : Annie Louise Frary, born June 
7, 1868; A.sa Clinton F'rarv, bom January 2, 1870; Jessie 
Buxton Frary, born September 15, 1871, died April 6, 1880; 
John Richard Frarv, born November 3, 1873; Charlotte 
Elizabeth Frary, born October 10. 1875; Sarah Emily Frary, 
born October 7, 1879, died Septeml)er 15. 1880; Edmund 
Buxton Frary, born November 27, 1882, and died May 7, 1884. 

Jamks Madison Jackson was born June 25, 1804, and 
married Mary Smith, January 16, 1826. During the excite- 
ment caused by the discovery of gold in California Mr. Jackson 
yielded to the allurement and with his oldest son and his 
brother-in-law, Hiram Smith, in 1850 made the voyage around 
Cape Horn to San Francisco. He returned in 1866 and died 
in Lawrence, Kansas, December 2^, 1869. His wife died in 
Stowe, \'t., November 11, 1866. 

Their children were William Pratt Jackson, horn July 26, 
1828, who died in California, June 12, 1874; Mary Lucretia 
Jackson (Marshall), born April 28, 1830; James Madison 
Jackson, Jr., born November 13, 1833, and died in Morrisville, 
\'t.. May 29, 1907; Helen Eliza Jackson (Huse), born July 
30, 1833 ; Rebecca Emma Jackson (Wilkins), born July 10, 
1837, and died at Waterburv Center, \'t., January 22, 1896; 
George Washington Jackson and Charles Edward Jackson, 



twins, horn Fcbruan- 14, 1S42, the last died in l'\'bniar\-, 
1S43; John Jackson, horn Ala\- 19. 1.S45 ; Milth'cd Marilla 
Jackson (I^mcrson), horn Au,L;'ust 7, 1 f^47, and Loclla 
Alhina Jackson, hoi-n Jul\- 9, 1.S51, died \o\rml)cr 19, iSr)S. 

During" tlic C"i\ il War, James Madison Jackson, Jr., served 
in the h'itth X'ermont Regiment, and his brother, Geori^^e 
\\'ashinij,'ton Jackson, was in tlie h'irst X'ermont Cavalry 
Reg-jment. of which (ieneral William Wells was Colonel. 
Their sister, Mildred Marilla Jackson, when ten years of a<j^e, 
became a member of lier uncle Horatio Xelscjn Jackson's 
tamil}- ami Lontinued as a dau<;'hter of the house until March 
18, 1866, when she married Nelson Pettis Emerson. Mr. 
Emerson was born in Sutton, March i, 1840, and is the 
Postmaster at Sutton Junction and a Justice of the Peace. 
The)- reside at "Hii;hland Farm", which is an attractive place 
and is carried on, together with the homestead, by Mr. 
Emerson and his sons, John Jackson hjnerson and William 
Harold Emerson. 

James Madison Jackson, Sen,, and Marv Smith had fort\- 
^grandchildren, whose names and dates of birth are as follows : 
Children of Mary Lucretia Jackson and Ira M. Marshall, who 
were married November 30, 1854; b'red Cad}" Marshall, born 
September 10, 1855 ; l^Lula Iselle Marshall, born March 9, 
1861 ; William Preston Marshall, b(_)rn February 5, 1864 — 
he was a Methodist minister and died December 2^, 1893; 
and Lewis Jackson Marshall, born March 24. 1871, who is a 
Doctor of Medicnie. 

Children of James Madison Jackson, Jr., and Lucia Jennv, 
who were married November 15, 1858: Walter Kendric 
Jackson, born July 1 i, 1861 — formerl\- in the United States 
Navy; (ieorge Wilbur Jackson, born January 5, 1866, died 
December 24, 1869 ; James Willis Jackson, born June 2^, 
1871 ; John P^ranklin Jackson, born .August 1, 1873 — a 
Doctor of Dental Surgery; Mary Almira Jackson (Strong), 
born May 6, 1876, and Georgaana Jackson ( Rouhan ), born 
October 30, 1878. 

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Children of Helen Eliza Jackson and Joseph Huse, who 
were married November 8, 1853: Albert James Huse, born 
June 9, 1856 ; Emma May Huse, born May 4, i860 ; Bertha 
Marietta Huse, bom May 21, 1866; George Nelson Huse, 
born May 23, 1870; Clara Adelaide Huse, born August 15, 
1872, and Grace Mabel Huse, born December 21, 1875. 

Children of Rebecca Emma Jackson and Charles X'olney 
W'ilkins, who were married February 24, 1 868 : Forest Earl 
Wilkins, born November 27, 1872, and Leon Elmer \\ilkins, 
born October 24, 1875. 

Children of (ieorge Washington Jackson and Mary Ann 
Murphy, who were married November 26, 1 868 : Annie 
Mason Jackson, born April 28, 1870; Mabel Perry Jackson, 
born December i, 1874, died October 15, 1887; John 
Madison Jackson, born Januar\- 17, 1876, died March 25, 1904; 
Helen Rebecca Jackson, born March 14, 1878 ; Lidabel 
Jackson, born November 9, 1879, died October 20, 1887 ; 
Mildred Emerson Jackson, born December 12, 1881 ; Fred 
Edward Jackscm, born August i, 1883 ; George Willis Jackson, 
born July 20, 1885 ; and Nelson Addison Jackson, born June 7. 
1888, and died May 8. 1909. 

Children of John Jackson and Catherine Estella Bucking, 
who were married October 29, 1874: George Henr)- Jackson, 
born December 23, 1875 ; Francis Ferdinand Jackson, born 
January 17, 1878; Mary Meta Jackson, born July 9, 1880; 
Mildred Jackson, born July 18, 1883 ; Bernice Jackson, born 
Februar)- 19, 1885 ; Herbert Nelson Jackson and Donald 
Eugene Jackson, twins, born June 22, 1887, and Catherine 
Juliett Jackson, born August 20, 1890. 

Children of Mildred Marilla Jackson and Nelson Pettis 
Emerson, who were married March 18, 1866: Charles 
Nels(m Emerson, born May 6, 1868; Mary Jane Emerson 
(Cass), born June 2, 1870; John Jackson Emerson, born 
October 30, 1873; Samuel James P2merson, born July 2"], 
1876, died July 14, 1878 ; William Harold Emerson, born 
May 7, 1878, and Jessie Eliza Emerson, born January 23, 1883. 

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(ii-:()K(ii-: Wasiiixi, i()\ Jaiksox was burn Au,l;usI 26, 1S05, 
and inarrird I IcUmi I'oilcr lA'lannc, Scjjtcnibci" 9, 1S30. He 
was a Doctor of Alcclicinc and practiced in Hromc, where 
he died januar\- 2, 1X36, tlnis b]"in,i;"in,L;' a most useful career 
loan untimel\' ench Thex' had one cliild, 1 lari'iet |ackson, 
born in ( )ctober, 1S35. Mrs. Jackson was aij,"ain married to 
("a|)tain Solomon S(|uier of Sutton Mat, and died Decend)er 
iS, iSf)-. 

Dr. Jackson's daui^'hter, Harriet Jackson, married Eugene 
Al))honse D\er of Sutton, Januar\- 30, 1S60. She died 
March 18, 1867, leaxini;" three children : Leon luii^ene Dyer, 
born A]iril 15, 1861 ; Charles Chester Dyer, born Au<4ust 
21, 1863, and I larriet Helen Jackson Dyer (Clark), born 
b'ebruar\- 15, 1866. 

S.\R.Mi Soi'iiKdXiA Jacksox, the \-ounj;"est daui^diter of 
the Rev. John Jackson and Rebecca Roi;'ers, was born 
December 21, 1807, and when twent\-three \ears of age died 
at hei" father's home in Hrome, June 14, 1831. 

JosHPH .Addisox Jacksox and HoKAiio Nki.sox I.xcksox 
were the youngest children in the Re\'. John Jackson's familw 
They were twins and so closely resembled each other that it 
was difficult to tell them apart. They did not dress alike but 
at times when ])reparing for social gatherings would exchange 
clothing, which tret|uentl\" caused great peri)lexit\' and much 
amusement. The\' li\ed on adjoining farms and were 
mutually helpful to each other. 

Joseph Addison Jackson was born March 5, 1810, and 
married Almira I Iai"\e\-, October 5, 1840. She died August 
10, 1853, lea\-ing three children : Martha Jane lackson, born 
December 17, 1842, died March 12, 1851 ; Ann Eliza Jackson, 
born October 20, 1847, died August 22, 1867, and Charles 
Jackson, born May 4, 1852, died December 30, 1895. 
Charles Jackson was married to Grace Hazard (Whitman), 
Eebruary 14, 1893. 

Mr. Jackson married Ann Stephen Small of Dunham. 
June 13, 1854, by whom he had three children : .Mar\- l.illia 

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Jackson, born November 14, 1855, died August 22, 1870; 
Almira Isabella Jackson (Batcheller), born Aui;ust i, 1858; 
and William Heniy Jackson, born Januar)- 17, 1867. 

Mr. Jackson had a genius for introducing and bringing 
together diffident candidates for matrimon}- and many happy 
marriages resulted from his kindly office. He owned his 
father's homestead, where he died Jul\- 5, 1874. Mis widow, 
Ann Stephen Small, died at Bedford, Ma}- 12, 1906. 

Almira Isabella Jackson was married to Charles Arthur 
Batcheller on September 27, 1888. The)' had five children : 
Mary Elizabeth Batcheller, born October 25, 1889 ; Charles 
Jackson Batcheller, born March 24, 1894; Hugh William 
Batcheller, born April 11, 1895; Grace M. Batcheller, born 
No\ember 20, 1897, died September i, 1898; and William 
Henry Jackson l^atcheller, born February 18, 1901. 

Horatio Nelson Jackson, the twin brother of Joseph 
Addison Jackson, born March 5, 18 10, married ICIiza Maria 
HoUister, July 13, 1833. Miss Hollister was born in 
Hinesburg, \'t., antl was the daughter of Stephen Hollister 
and Sarah b'arrand. Sarah I'^arrand was born in New Milford, 
Conn., in 1775, a daughter of Dr. Samuel I-'arrand, and 
married Stephen iiollister, in Hinesburg, \'t., in 1799. Her 
last years were spent with her daughter in Hrome, Canada, 
where she died Apiil 5, 1853. 

Till-: i".\kR.\M'.^ 

\)k. S.\Mri:i. l''\KK.\.M), the grandfather of Mr>. Horatio 
Nelson Jackson, was born in New Milford, C'onn. I Ii> mother 
died when he was voung and his father married a widow who 
had a little girl named Anise Washburn. The two children 
thus brought uj) together afterwards married and were the 
grandparents of I^liza Maria Hollister (Jackson). Joseph 
Farrand, a brother of Samuel I'^arrand, was a farmer in 
Hinesburg, \'t., and his descendants li\ed in Colchester. 
Another brother, Daniel P'arrand, was a Congregational 

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minister in Canaan, ('imn. Sanuirl ['"ai'i'and \\■a^ a noctor 
ot Mctlicinc. 

jri)(,|- Dwiii 1'" \Kk AM), son ol the Ke\-. Daniel I^'aiaand 
was hoin in Canaan, (Oini., September 9, I 7 60, and died in 
l!uilinL;'t()n, October 1 3, iSj:^. I le was li law\ei- b\ profession 
and a distin,^■llisl^e(l man in his da\ . lie lepresented 
l>ui'linL;"ton in the I A',i;islalm'e and was speakei' ol the I louse 
ol kepi'esentatixes lor two terms, namelx', 1/9-'^ and 1799. 
lie was ai)point(..'d judm- ol tlu' Supreme ("oui"t in 1 S 1 3 and 
was also a Trustee ot the rni\'ersity <>t X'ermont. 

Dr. Samuel h'aiiand removed from New Mil ford, Cxjnn., to 
I linesburi;-. \'t.. in 1 y()^, where he practiced his profession and 
acquired considi'rabk' leal estate, ineludini;' a farm of one 
hundred acres, now (1911) owned b)' Ci. I'eters and Daniel 
Davis.* 

The children of Dr. I^'arrand and Anise Washburn 
were Eliza I'^arrand (Calkins); Deborah T^arrand (Fabrii;) ; 
Nathaniel h'arrand ; Saiah l*"ari-and ( I lollister ) ; Samuel 
r^arrand ; Patience h'anand ( Cdiittenden ) ; I'hilo h'arrand ; 
Irene b'arrand ; antl W illiam harrand. 

I'di/a h'arranti married Charles Calkins and with a X'ermont 
colony went to Michigan ; Deborah P'arrand married Andrew 
Fabrig" of Newton, Conn.; Patience Farrand married lleman 
Chittenden of Builington, the son of an Episcoi)al elergAnian ; 
Nathaniel h'arrand married in the West ; William P'arrand 
married in Rochester, N. \'.; Philo P'arrand tlied in I linesburi;- 
when nineteen \ears ot age, and Irene P'arrand died unmanied. 

S.\.Mii-:i. h".\Ki\.\M), Jk., a son of Dr. l-'arrand and Anise 
Washburn, was born P\'bruar\- 17, 17S1, and (hed March 25, 
1842. lie lixed in Burlington, \'t., but earl\ in life remoxed 
to Brome, l.owei- Canada, where he married Mar\ Pratt, 
December 31, 1.S17. She was a twin sister of losiah Pratt, who 
married Rebecca Rogeis Jackson, daughter of the Rew lohn 
Jackson. 'Phe\ were boin Januarx S, 1793. Mrs. P'arrand 



survived her husband twenU-two \ears and died at Brome, 
March 30, i860. 

Thev had six children : Mary Farrand ( WilHams), born 
August 9, 1 8 19, died December 5, 1899; Xarcissa Farrand 
(Pettes), born December 8, 1821 ; Samuel Farrand, born April 

16, 1824, died March 5, 1827; Sarah Farrand, born July 3, 
1826. died Februarv 28, 1838; Fliza Maria Farrand, born 
November 9, 1828, died Xo\'ember 19, 1847; and William Miles 
Farrand. born Aj^ril 10. 1835, died October 9. 1835. 

^IcLYx Farrand married Henrv Rogers Williams, December 
5, 1843. He was born April 29, 1820, and was a son of 
Charlotte Rogers and a cousin of Horatio Nelson Jackson. 
His wife was a cousin of Eliza Maria Hollister Jackson, thus 
creating a double relationship. Mr. Williams was a merchant 
at Brome, where he died October 22. 1872. The\- had four 
children: Mar\' Eliza Williams (Page), born April 9, 1848; 
Sarah Louise Williams, born July 5, 1851 ; Henry Farrand 
Williams, born Mav 16, 1853 ; and Charlotte Narcissa Williams, 
born August 22, 1864, and died August 9, 1865. 

Narcissa P'arrand married Nathaniel Pettes, December 2^, 
I 844. He was a merchant at Knowlton and was born April 
21, 1 8 16, and died October 20, 1889. They had one child, 
Mary Louise Pettes, born June 4, 1847. who died December 

17, 1866. In memory of her husband and daughter Mrs. 
Narcissa (F"arrand) Pettes erected at Knowlton in 1894 a Free 
Public Library and Reading Room with a Lecture Hall, "open 
to all honest and respectable persons whomsoever of every 
rank in life without distinction — the whole for the diffusion of 
useful knowledge." Mrs. Pettes is now ( 191 1 ), in the ninetieth 
year of her age, active in mind and bod}- and held in honor and 
affection bv all who know her. 

THE HOLLISTERS 

The Hollisters of America were of Wethersfield, Con- 
necticut, a town on the right bank of the Connecticut River 
and about three and a half miles south of Hartford. The 

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pr()L;X'nit()i' of the tamil)' was )()hii Ilollistcr, coiicei'nini;" whom 
Dr. Lafayette W. Case gives us the following information in 
his History of the "Hollister Family in America", published 
in iSS6. 

"JOHN HoLLiSTER, the ancestor of the American family of 
that name, is said to ha\'e been born in England in 1612 and 
to have emigrated to America about 1640. That he was of 
good family and education is assured as he immediately became 
one of the most prominent and influential men of W'ethersfield" 
and the Connecticut Colony. His name hrst appears in the 
annals of the colonv as a Juror of the Particular Court held 
March 2, 1642. He was admitted a T^reeman in the same. 
)ear and was a De])Utv in 1644, and again in April, 1645, ^'^^ 
represented the town of W'cther.sfield many times thereafter 
until 1656. He was appointed Collector March 14, 1660. 

" Lieutenant liollister was a large land-holder in W'ethers- 
field, especially in that part of the town l}ing on the east 
side of the Connecticut River now known as ( dastenbur)-. 
Lieutenant John Hollister married Joanna, daughter of Hon. 
Richard I'reat. Jr., and his first wife Joanna. Mrs Hollister 
survived her husband and is menti(jned in his will ; the 
in\entory of which amounted to ^,1,642 2s 6d. He died in 
Wethersfield in April, 1665, and his wife died in ( )ctober, 1694. 
They had eight children : Elizabeth Hollister, John Hollister, 
Thomas Hollister, Joseph Hollister, Lazarus Hollister, Mary 
Hollister, Sarah Hollister and Stephen Hollister." 

The grand])arents of Eliza Maria Hollister Jackson on her 
father's side were Jonathan and Mehitable Hollister. They 
lived in Fairfield, Conn., but later in life removed to Hines- 
burg, \'t. Jonathan Hollister was born March 25, 1745, and 
died Jul\- 10, 1837. His wife, Mehitable Hollister, was born 
August 25, 1747, and died May 27, 183 1. They had nine- 
children, six sons and three daughters. 

Their children were Darius Hollister, born No\"ember 
25, 1765; Damarus Hollister, born July 25, 176S; Stephen 
Hollister, born May 2},, 1770, died AyivW 27. 1848; 
Asahel Hollister, born September 4, 1772, died (Jctober 

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i6, 1772; Daniel GaNldr Hollistcr. l)()rn March 4, 1774, died 
November T). 1775: Mar\- I lollister, born AiiL;"ust 30, 1775; 
b)nallKin Ilollistei'. boi^n I)e(,'eml)t_-r 4, 177''^, tiied Ma^■ 30, 
I.S4I ; Mehitable 1 lollisler, boi'n June 22, 1 7S0. (bed Mn\ 
2/, 1S31. and Rebecca I'airnian 1 lollislei", born |anuar\' 24, 
1783, died June 11, 1 S24. She was married to (ddeon 
Draper of Akron, X. \'., where their descendants h\ecb 

Stfi'Iikx 1 loi.i.isrF.K, Mrs. Jackson's father, went from 
C^)nnecticut to I linesburi;', \'t., when a yoiini;' man, in compan\" 
with (icneral Leavenworth, wlio was one of the earl\- settlei's 
ot that town. lie married Sai'ah l^'arrand, dau;;"hter ot Dr. 
Farrand, in 1799, and between the \ears 1797 and 1827 
acquired much real estate.* Thev lived about two miles 
north of the \"illa,L;e on the farm now occupied bv Mrs. Anson 
Weed (1911). Stephen llojlister died in Akron, X. Y., 
Ai)ril 2 J, I 84S. 

Tlieir children were Eliza Maria Hollister (Jackson), born 
Juh 21, I So I, died April 14, 1881 ; Stephen Schuyler Hollister, 
born in 1 804 and died in 1805 ; Samuel P'arrand Hollister, born 
March 12, 1808, tlied Januar}' 18, 1846; and Betsev Ann 
Hollister, born in 1813 and died in 1815. 

S.v.ML'Ki. F.\KRA\i) Hoi.LisrKR married Louisa Isham, 
May 9, 1837. He was accidently injured b\' a wlieel --oiuL;- 
over him in the hi,^"hwa\" and died in Saint (ieorL^e, \'t., 
Januarx" 18, 1846. He left three children: Sarah Hollister, 
Henry Allen Hollister and Helen Adelaide Hollister. His 
widow married George Sa.xton of Shelburn, who owned the 
farm where Dr. W. Seward Webb built his residence at 
"Shelburn h\irms". Mr. Sa.xton died lune 5, 1872, and his 
widtnv, bv whom he had one child, Horace Saxton, died 
May 12, i88[. 

S-\K.\H HoLLi.sTER, was bom I^\'bruary 26, 1838, and 
married lulwin Morehouse of Shelburn, February 25, 1867. 

* Thi.s includes Lots 44. 50. ^i. ^2 and 53 of the second division of the town 
of Ilinesburg and other holdinLjs in the town of Saint (leorge. 



Mr. Morehouse serx'ecl his eountr_\- in the Civil War. Removing 
to Kansas he died in lo|)eka, March <S, 1H94, and his wife died 
there June 14, 1903. Tliey had no chilchx-n. 

Hk.nkv Allkx I loi.i.isrKK was born Januar\- 19, 1840, 
and was married to Mabel Caroline Taleot, March 2"], 1861. 
He was a drui;',L;"ist and died in \^)li;"a Cit\-, hi., julv 9, 1867, 
lea\-in-- h\-e children, namely Alice Mabel I lollister (C'ummini^'s), 
born Ai)ril 3, 1865 ; Horace Frederick Hollister, born March 
12, 1867, died Juh 31, 1891 ; Caroline Louisa Hollister 
(Pavne), born September 13, 1869; Lua Ellen Hollister (Cline), 
born lul\ 17, I 871; and Lvdia Helle Hollister, born Noxember 
-3' "^"^T^^ (\\<iO^ h'ebruary iCy, 1899. 

Helen Adel.vide Hollister was born December 2, 
1842, and married . Horace Mead of Hinesburg, December 

20, i860. Mr. Mead died October 19, 1877, leaving two 
children: Carrie Mead, born May 20, 1863, died December 

21, 1884; and Crant luigene Mead, born Mav 7, 1869. Mrs. 
Mead married James Sydney Collins of Topeka, Kansas, 
August 19, I 882, who died Ma}' 13, 1898. Mrs. Collins now 
resides in Los Angeles, California. 

Eliza M.\ri.\ Hollisii-.k, the eldest child of Stephen 
Hollister and Sarah h\arrand, was born in Hinesburg, Vt., 
July 21, 1801. When ten years old her parents sent her to 
a girls' school in X'ergennes, taught by Miss Smith. Three 
years later she became a i)upil of the Young Ladies' School 
in Middleburw conducted bv Mrs. Emma Willard. Mrs. 
Williard became famous as the pioneer in the higher education 
of women. 

Leaving this school in 18 16, Miss Hollister became a 
teacher and conducted schools in Hinesburg, Charlotte and 
Williston ; covering a jx-riod of thirty terms in the County of 
Chittenden. General Lafa\"ette visited X'ermont in 1825 antl 
when on his way from Montpelier to Burlingt()n, where he laid 
the corner stone of the L^niversitv, he passed Miss Hollister's 
school. The scholars stood lining the street, singing a 

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patriotic sont;' and presented liim with fli)\vers, much to his 
pleasure. 

While Miss Hollister was makini;" her home for a time 
with her aunt, Mrs. Charles Calkins, in W'illiston, two men 
stopped at the house o\er nig-ht, and said thev were in quest 
of a teacher for Frost \'illage, in the Eastern Townshi]:) of 
Lower Canada. Thev offered her the position which, after a 
time, she accepted and in 1830 went to Canada, little thinking;- 
jthat she was destined to make her future home in that country. 

After finishing her engagement in Frost Village she taught 
a private school in the house of her uncle, Samuel Farrand, at 
Brome Corner; her cousins, Mary Farrand (Williams) and 
Xarcissa Farrand (Pettes), being among her pupils. It was 
while here she met Horatio Nelson Jackson to whom she 
was married on Julv 15. 1833. She resided in Brome until 
1869 when with her husband she removed to Cote Saint Paul, 
Mimtreal, where she peacefullv j^assed away on April 14, 1881, 
after a lonir, influential and beautiful life. 



HORATIO XELSOX JACKSON, J. P. 

H()R.\Ti() Nelsox Jack.sox, the voungest son of the 
Rev. John Jackson, was a farmer in Brome in the Province of 
(Juebec. His farm consisted of a former portion of his father's 
estate to which he made additions by purchases from other 
parties in the "Jackson Neighborhood". He was appointed a 
Justice of the Peace in 1846 and held the office for thirty-three 
vears. Both he and his wife were devoted members of the 
Congregational Church at Brome in which he held the office 
of deacon for thirtv-three years. 

As he approached the age of three score years and ten, 
Mr. Jackson found the cares of his farm a burden, his three 
sons having chosen professions and left their home. Therefore, 
in 1869, he sold his farm and removed to Cote Saint Paul, 
Montreal, were his second son at that time was a pastor. 
There he purchased a garden, which he continued to cultivate 

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Horatio Nelson Jackson, }. P. 



duriiii;' the rcmainini;' years of his life. His former farm and 
that of his father, the Rew John Jackson, are now (1911) 
owned by Benjamin Draper whose wife is. on her motlier's 
side, a direct descendant of Josiah Roofers. 

Ei.iZA Maria Hoi.i.istkr. wife of Horatio Nelson Jackson, 
died on April 14. iScSi. and on June 2^,, 1887, he was again 
married to Mrs. Miriam ( Huse ) Babcock, who died at 
East l-Jarre, \'t., Julv 17, 1899. Mr. Jackson died at the 
Congregational Parsonage, Barre, \'t., Februar)- 8, 1896, while 
spending the winter with his son. Though he had reached 
the adxanced age of eighty-six years, he was strong and active, 
both mentally and physically, and he left a memory which will 
long be cherished by all who knew him. Three children were 
born to him by his first wife, namely : Joseph Addison Jackson, 
Samuel Nelson Jackson and John Henry Jackson. 

Joseph Addisox J.vcksox, the eldest son of Horatio Nelson 
Jackson and Eliza Maria Hollister, was born in Brome, Canada, 
June 18, 1834. He was a student of Dr. Jacob Spaulding, 
first in Bakersfield. \t., and afterwards at l^arre Academy. 
In 1856 he went to Minnesota, where he engaged in mechanical 
pursuits. The following \-ear he returned to his home for a 
yisit and tlien in 1857 he taught a winter term of school in 
Illinois, and the next spring went to Omaha. Nebraska. 
Engaging in building operations, he remained in Nebraska 
Territory until 1859. when he again returned home, and 
married Elizabeth Hungerford, Noyember 8, of that year. 
She was the daughter of Stephen Leonard Hungerford, J. P., 
of West Brome, and died October 10, i860. 

Mr. Jackson taught school and began the stud\- of medicine 
with Dr. J. Chamberlain, a noted physician and surgeon in 
Saint Armands. Entering the Medical Department of the 
University of X^ermont he graduated in 1863. Later he took 
the medical course in Mc(iill College, Montreal, and in 1879 
received the degree of M. D., C. M. from that university. 
Dr. Jackson practiced medicine in Lawrence\ille, N. Y., from 
1863 to 1877 and in Manchester, N. H., from 1880 to 1903. 

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Dr. Joseph A(l(list)n ]ackson 



Dr. jaiksoii married ICllen Maria Schofield of Saint 
Armaiuls, Januarx ii, i S64, b\- wiioni lie had four children. 
Three of them theil in infane\, namel\-, Ahce Maria, born 
August 22, 1865; Ahee Maria, 2nd, horn januar\- 12, 1870, 
and Addison Ilonrw born August 13, 1877. K\a Ellen 
Jackson (Allen), was born Januar\- 24, 1875. Ellen Maria 
Jacks(Mi, her mother, died August 9, 1878. Dr. Jackson 
marrietl Alice Rowell of Lawrencexille, X. V., August 20, 
1879. She died October 2, 1900, leaving one child, Clarence 
Addison Jackson, born September 21, 1880. Dr. Jackson died 
at Manchester, Februar\- 20, 1903. He was a member of the 
Congregational Church . 

His daughter, E\"a Ellkx J.vcksox, graduated from 
W'elleslev College in the class of 1899 and married the Rev. 
William Orville Allen, June 4, 1902. Mr. Allen is a professor 
(1911) in Drur\' College, Spring-field, Mo. The}- have two 
children, Elizabeth Elsa Allen, born August 14. 1903, and 
Addison Jackson Allen, born March 15, 1906. 

Dr. Jackson's son, Claren'ce Addisox J.vcksox, though 
blind from infancv, is an accomj^lished scholar, h axing graduated 
from the Perkins Institute and the Boston Conservatory of 
Music. He married Grace Bachelor Bishop of Springfield, 
\'erniont, October 12, 1904. l"he\" have one child, Alice 
Harriet Jackson, born Se})tember 14, 1908. 

JoHX Hexrv Jacksox, the youngest son of Horatio Nelson 
Jackson and Eliza Maria Hollister, was born in Brome, Canada, 
April 19, 1844. ^^'-' ^^"^^ ^ student at Barre Academy, and 
entered the Medical Department of the University of Vermont, 
graduating in 1865. In 1 868-1 869 he took a post-graduate 
course in the Medical College of McGill Universit}-, Montreal. 

Dr. Jackscni married Anna Dutton Wells of Brasher Falls, 
N. v., June 24, 1867. She died at Stockholm, N. Y., Novem- 
ber 29, 1868, leaving one child, Joseph Wells Jackson, born 
April 25, 1868. On December 24, 1869, he married Cora 
Augusta Wood, daughter of Abel and Cxnthia Mar\ Kinney 

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Dr. John Ilenrv Jackson 



of Barre, \'ermont. The}- had three children : Arthur \\'^ood 
Jackson, born December i6, 187 1, who died October i 3, 1886 ; 
Fred Kinnev Jackson, born March 14. 1S74: and Henry 
Holhster Jackson, born August 30, 1S84. 

Dr. Jackson practiced medicine in Stockholm. \. V., from 
1865 to 1868, and in Barre, Vt., from 1870 to 1907. He was 
appointed a Professor of Physiology" in the Medical Department 
of the University of Vermont in 1882, which chair he held 
for twentv-five \ears. The University gave him the honoraiy 
degree of Master of Arts in 1 884 and in 1 890 he was a delegate 
to the British Medical Association and also to the Medical 
Congress of Berlin. 

At the time of his death he was a deacon of the Congre- 
gational Church in Barre, and throughout his professional life 
was a lo\al and generous supporter of the church of his 
Fathers. He represented Barre in the Legislature of 1878 
and was the Democratic nominee for governor in 1896. 
Active in civic affairs he was elected Mavor of the City in 
1903 and became a director of the Barre Savings Bank and 
Trust Compan\' from the time of its incorporation, and its 
president from 1903 to the time of his death, which occurred 
September 13 1907. 

Three children .surviye him : Dk. Joseph Wells Jacksox, 
who studied in arts at Queens University, Kingston, Canada, 
and graduated from the A'ermont Medical College in 1890. He 
practices medicine in the City of Barre. He married Susan 
Emer\- of Saint Albans, Maine, P'ebruar}- 22, 1893. Their 
adopted son, Edward Jackson, was born in August, 1894. 

P'red KixxEy Jacksox graduated from the University of 
Vermont in Arts in 1897, and in Medicine in 1899. He 
married Eudora Grace Keeler of Potterville. Mich.. September 
4, 1902, and practiced medicine in the City of Burlington and 
was Adjunct Professor of Ph}siology in the Aledical College 
for ten years. He is now ( 191 1) Professor of Physiology and 
devotes himself exclusively to teaching. This is the chair his 
father filled for twentv-five years. They have three children: 

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John Henry Jackson, born May 9, 1904, and twin sons, Joseph 
Addison and Horatio Nelson Jackson, born March 19, 1908. 

Hexrv HoLi.isTHK Jacksox ^^^Taduatcd from Vale College 
in 1908, receiving the degree of A. B. and in 191 i earned the 
degree of A. M. from his Alma Mater. He follows teaching 
as a profession. He married Carrie Alice Hemis, June 15, 
1909. She was a graduate of the Boston University in the 
class of 1908. 

Samuel Nelson Jacksox, the second son of Horatio 
Nelson Jackson and Eliza Maria Hollister, was born in Brome, 
Canada, December 21. 1838. With his brothers he spent his 
early years on the farm and attended the district school. 
When nineteen years of age he left home with his oldest 
brother, who was returning to the West, and in the autumn 
of 1857 went to Illinois, where he spent the winter with Josiah 
Pratt, a cousin of his father. The following spring he went 
to Saint Louis, Mo., and thence by the steamer "Asa Wilgus " 
up the Missouri River to ( )maha, Nebraska, where his brother 
awaited him. 

Securing a citv lot the brothers erected a small cabin, 
where in a primiti\e wav they dwelt for some months. It was 
a period of great financial depression and general stagnation 
of business, therefore it was very hard to secure a situation of 
any kind. However in 1858 a new weekl)- paper was started 
called the " Omaha Republican " and in this office the younger 
brother became an apprentice and learned printing. After 
leaving this situation he was associated with Jacob Dawson as 
editor and publisher of the " W\-oming Telescope", a weekly 
paper which some of their democratic opponents called 
" the Spyglass '". 

Suffering from repeated and severe attacks of "fever and 
ague ", Mr. Jackson was compelled to return to the East. 
When sufficiently recovered, he entered Barre Academy to 
prepare for college, and in 1 866 graduated from the Congrega- 
tional College in Montreal, and on April 4 of the same year 
was ordained to the Christian Ministry. His first pastorate 

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was that of Saint Paul's I'nion Church at Cote Saint Paul, 
Montreal, and it extended from 1866 to 1871. 

Mr. Jackson was married to Mary Ann Parkin Aj^ril 26, 
1866. Miss Park\n was the daui^hter of William Parkyn and 
Margaret Holmes. Her maternal grandmother was Barbara 
Brodie, whose mother was Margaret Burns. An account of 
Mrs. Jackson's ancestr\' is gi\en in the following pages, 
embracing the families of the l^rodies, the Holmes and the 
Parky ns. 

THE BRODIES 

RoHKRT Brodik, the "Laird of Bankside '", was born and 
li\ed in Kilburnie, A\rshire, Scotland. He was born in 1735 
and died Februar\- 22, 1S36, in the one hundredth \ear of his 
age. His estate called " Bankside " had been in the possession 
of the family for more than three centuries. His wife, 
Margaret Burns, was born in 1744 and died in 1789. There 
is a tradition that she was related to the famiU' from which 
Robert Burns descended. 

Robert Brodie and Margaret l^urns had eight children : 
two sons, William and Robert ; and si.x daughters, Margaret, 
Janet, Jean, Ann, Mary and Barbara. The oldest son, William 
Brodie, married a Miss Lockhart and the\' had two children : 
\\'illiam Brodie who ne\'er married, and Margaret Brodie who 
married Captain Robert Lockhart, October i, 1844. One of 
the Brodie estates called "Artnox " was bequeathed bv William 
Brodie to the Presbyterian P^ree Church. This also had been 
in the tamiK" for several generations. 

RonKRi' BkoniK, the second son but the fifth child of the 
Laird of Bankside, married VlWza. Peebles. Their children 
were : Robert Brodie, Jr., Janet Brodie (Greig), and Margaret 
Brodie (McLitosh). By a second marriage to Janet Crawford 
he had six children : James Brodie, Ann Brodie (Gardner), 
Jeanie Brodie, the missionary to Labrador, Mary Brodie, who 
married her cousin Robert Brodie, Barbara Brodie (Cross), 
and Agnes Brodie (P'arlinger). 

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Margaret Brodie was the oldest daughter of the Laird 
of Bankside and married James Boyd, whose only child was a 
Doctor of Medicine. Her sister, Janet Brodie, married William 
McConnachie, and their children were: William McConnachie, 
Jr., John McConnachie, Robert McConnachie, Jean McCon- 
nachie (Allen), James McConnachie, and Janet McConnachie. 
Jean Brodie, the third daughter, married James Stevenson, 
who died leaving two sons, Andrew Stevenson and James 
Stevenson. B}' a second marriage to W'illiam Caldwell there 
were two children : James Caldwell and Margaret Caldwell 
(Biggart). 

Ann Brodie, the fourth daughter of the Laird of Bankside, 
married Hugh Brodie of " Lan croft ", and they resided at 
the Coteau, Montreal. Their children were: Mary Brodie 
(WVjodrow), Robert Brodie and Hugh Brodie. Mar)' Brodie, the 
fifth daughter, married Alexander Gardner and their children 
were: Barbara Gardner (Farlinger), John (lardncr, Robert 
Gardner, James Gardner, Mary Gardner, Alexander (Gardner, 
William Gardner, Hugh Brodie Gardner, Charles Gardner, 
Uavid Gardner, Margaret Gardner, Joseph Gardner, Peter 
Gardner and John (lardner. Barbara Brodie, the youngest 
daughter, married James Holmes and their children were : 
Margaret Holmes (Parkyn), John Holmes, Robert Holmes, 
Barbara Holmes (Thomson), and Mary Ann Holmes (Garth). 

THE HOLMES 

James Holmes, the grandfather of Mrs. Samuel Nelson 
Jackson, was born in 1787 at Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire, 
Scotland. He had no brothers and but one sister, who married 
a clothier of Glasgow named Brodie, but not related to the 
Brodies of Kilburnie. They died leaving no issue. Mr. Holmes 
was a student of the University of Glasgow and a WTiter 
to the Signet — a Scotch Attorney in causes in the Court of 
Sessions. He married Barbara Brodie, the youngest child 
of William Brodie, the Laird of Bankside. 

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Thcv had tixc children ah of whom, witli the exception of 
the y()uni;-est, were born in Scotlanch 'I'he\- were Marij^aret 
Hohiies (Parkyn), John Holmes, R(jbert Holmes, Barbara 
Brodie Holmes (Thomson), and Mary Ann Holmes (Garth), 
who was born in Montreal in 1827. Canada as a colony had 
attracted to its shores some of the children of the Laird of 
Bankside and these were followed by the youngest daughter, 
Barbara Brodie Holmes and her famiU'. 

Mr. Holmes carried with him to Canada a letter of 
introduction to the Goyernor (icneral and was offered a 
situation under the goyernment at Bytown, now Ottawa. He 
chose, howeyer, to inxest in real estate ; like many others being 
obsessed with land hunger he made a purchase in Howick 
which ]:)roved unsatisfactory Later he seciu'ed a farm of 
three hundred acres in Chateauga\-, Saint Martins, Proyince 
of Ouebec, situated about fiye miles from the Basin, which 
was called "Bankside", after the Scotch estate. Suffering 
from an attack of pals\', Mr. Holmes became a confirmed 
inx'alid and died in Cliateaugaw August 10, 1848. Mrs. 
llolnics sur\i\ed her husband twentv-nine years and died at 
Montreal in Februar)-, 1877, aged ninety years. 

The sons of James Holmes and Barbara Brodie did not 
marr_\-. Robert 1 lolmes died at Chateaugay, March 6, 1845. 
His brother, John I lolmes, when a \"oung man became blind, 
but continued to carr\- on the farm until it was s(jld when, 
with his mother, he removed to Montreal, where he died, 
January- 14, 1882. Margaret Holmes, the oldest daughter, 
was born June 17, 1810, and married William Parkyn of 
Montreal, June 22, 1833. Barbara Brodie Holmes married 
James Thomson, October 24, 1844. She died June 23, 1894. 

ALx. Tiio.M.sox was born in Cdasgow, Scotland, April 21, 
1821, and was taken to Montreal by his parents when fiye 
years old. After spending twelye years at Longueil in farming- 
pursuits he removed to Montreal and became one of the 
principals in the mercantile firm of Thomson & Minchin, 
which he conducted with great success up to the time of his 
death, January 12, 1864. 

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He was a fine violinist and a keen sportsman, taking great 
pleasure in securing game with his rod and gun. One of the 
four cases of Canadian birds which he shot, stuffed and 
mounted, took the first prize at the exhibition at London, 
England. He was an active member of the Montreal Natural 
History Society. 

A grandson of the celebrated Rev. William Thomson, 
who for forty-two years was minister of the Hutchinson Relief 
Church, (ilasgow, Scotland, Mr. Thomson was a devout 
member of the Erskine Presljyterian Church at Montreal and 
Chairman of the Board of Management. His last jiublic office 
was to preside at the annual meetings ot that congregation. 

James Thomson and Barbara Brodie Holmes had ten 
children and twenty-one grandchildren. Their children were: 
Barbara Thomson (Tuggey), born September ii, 1S45; 
Johnston Thomson, born January 26, 1847, died Jul\' 15, 
1S47; Margaret Johnston Thomson, born Julv 26, 1848, died 
October 10, 1904; Ann Thomson (Baton), born October 27, 
1850; John Holmes Thomson, born August 5, 1852; Mary 
Ann Thomson (Thayer), born March 2", 1854 ; William James 
Thomson, born August 31, 1855, died January 12, 1903 ; 
Johnston Robert Campbell Thomson, born March 15, 1857; 
Charles Alexander Thomson, born March I'j, 1859; and 
Florence Nightingale Mcduffie Thomson, born July 22, 1864. 

Children of Barbara Thomson and Charles Henrv Tuggey, 
who were married December 26, 1867: Charles James 
Tuggey, born May 26, 1871, died Ajiril 7, 1891; Henry 
Arthur Tuggey, born August 2, 1873 ; Beatrice Edith Tuggey, 
born July 29, 1874; William Alfred Tuggey, born June 2, 
1877, died l'Y'bruar\- 15, 1897 and Howard Evans Tuggey, 
born November 9, 1882, died May 19, 1910. 

Children of Ann Thomson and James William Baton, who 
were married April 14, 1869: Robert Francis Thomson 
Baton, born August 31, 1871 ; James 1^'rederick Baton, born 
June 24, 1873; William Angus Paton, born September 12, 
1874; Henry Alexander Ramsey Baton, born August 9, 1877, 

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died February 26, 1878; Charles lulward Paton. born April 9, 
1879; Thomas Edwin Paton, born March 13, 1880, died 
April 22. 1S80; Plorence Barbara Marian Paton, born 
September 4. 1884, died January 7, 1904; Ethel Annie May 
Paton, born March 2>^, 1887, died jul\- 2S, 1887; Evelyn 
Gertrude Paton, born Aui^ust 8, 1888, died September 7, 1888. 

Children of ]\Iarv Ann Thomson and P'rederick Augustus 
Thayer, who were married January 24, 1878: James 
Thomson Thaver, born Xn\-ember 26, 1878, died June 22, 
1879; Percival Norman 'Phaxx-r, born Februar\' 14, 1880, 
died July i, 1883; P"rederic Henr\' Arthur Thaver, born May 
23, 1881 ; Reginald Montague Tha\er, born August 14, 1883; 
and Ida Ma\- Tha\er. born September 8, 1885. 

Children of John Holmes Thomson and Martha A. 
Maxwell, married June i 5. i 882 : Archibald Maxwell Thomson, 
born October 9, 1883, died Mav 2^, 1902, and Edith Dorothy 
Thomson, born Jul\" 2. 1888. 

]\P\K\" Ann Holmes, the \-oungest daughter of James 
Holmes and Barbara Brodie, was born at Cote Saint Paul, 
Montreal, March 14. 1827. She married Charles Garth 
November 14, 1850. Mr. (larth was born in Rochdale, 
Lancashire, England, August 25, 1820, and when four years of 
age was taken b)- his parents to Montreal. He was engaged 
in his father's business when sixteen and became the pro- 
prietor of the Dominion Metal Works in 1842. When the 
business was incorporated as the Garth Company he retained 
a controlling interest and was President and Managing 
Director. 

Mr.G.vkth was President of the ^Mechanics' Institute in 187 1 
and was a life member ; also was an Alderman representing 
the Central District of Montreal. He was President of the 
Windsor Hotel Company, Member of the Board of Trade, 
President of the Montreal Cotton Company and a Governor 
of the Montreal General Hospital. A zealous churchman, he 
spared neither time nor expense in furthering the interests of 
his communion. P'or many years he was Treasurer of the 

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Diocesian Synod and a Governor of the College. He died in 
Montreal, July i8, 1905, and his wife, Mary Ann Holmes 
Garth, died February 21, 1909. 

Their children were Barbara Sophia Garth (Bulmer), born 
May 5, 1853 ; George William Garth, born February 28, 1855, 
died February' 6, 1858; John Henry Garth, born December 
II, 1856; Sarah Ann Garth, born January 26, 1859, ^^i^^^ 
May 15, i860; Mary Margaret Garth, born April 19, 1861, 
died September 22, 1865 ; Albert Edward Garth, born 
December 2, 1862; Alfred Ernest Garth, born December 2, 
1862, died October 5, 1865 ; and Emma (larth, born February 
II, 1866, died February 16, 1866. 

Barbara Sophia Garth married Edward Bulmer, 
December 13, 1876. Mr. Bulmer died January 23, 1892. 
They had two children : Edyth Alberta Bulmer (MacLaren), 
born March 19, 1878, and Charles Garth Bulmer, born February 
21, 1885, and died June 24, 1887. John Henry Garth 
married Hilda Landen Greaves, April 7, 1891. Their children 
are Murial Eilaen Garth, born, October 12, 1891, and Dorothy 
Mildred Garth, born July 16, 1895. Albert Edward Gakth 
married Sarah Leney Morris, March 14, 1888. They had 
five children : Charles Holmes Garth, born January 31, 1889; 
David John Garth, born Julv 14, 1890; Elaine Alberta Garth, 
born April 3, 1892 ; Sarah Whitaker Garth, born March 19, 
1896; and Catherine Mary Ann Garth, born July 19, 1889. 

THE PARKYNS 

The ancestors of the Parkyn family have lived in Cornwall, 
England, for many generations. The name Parkyn is found 
in the register of Saint Colomb Minor since the year 1578, 
when John Park^•n married Barbara Ots. Samuel Parkyn, 
the son of John Park\'n and Mary Hodge, w^as baptised at 
Saint Colomb Major in 1708, and married Elizabeth Bettison 
in 1742. Their son, James Parkyn, was baptised P'ebruary 27, 
1749, at Saint Colomb Minor, and married Mary Warmington, 
August 13, 1770. 

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The ancestors of Maiy Warmington (Parkxii) were as 
follows : Henr\ Warmington married Mar}' Bettison at Saint 
Colomb Minor, December 28. 1680. Their son, Edward, 
baptised April 17. 1686, married Man", daughter of \Mlliam 
Honithan and Marv" Martin, Mav 22, 171 1. Their son. 
William W'annington, was baptised September 6, 171 3, and 

married Dorothy ( ), whose daughter, Marv" Warmington, 

was baptised Januan ~. 1 748, and married James Park\n 
August 13. 1770. 

The children of James Parkvn and Mar\- Warmington were : 
John Parkvn. baptised Mav 7. 1771 ; Dorothy Parkyn, baptised 
March 6, 1773 : William Parkvn, baptised June 27, 1775 ; 
Samuel Parkvn, baptised Julv 19, 1777: Elizabeth Parkvn. 
baptised ]March 23. 1779; John Parkyn, baptised November 
20, 1782 : and Ann Parkvn, baptised Januan- 22. 1785. The 
daughters. Dorothv and Elizabeth, were both married at Saint 
Colomb Minor — Dorothv Parkvn, on Januan' 10, 1804, to a 
clergyman named Nichols, and Elizabeth Parkvn. in 1814.10 
William Henwood. 

William Parkvx, the second son of James Parkvn and 
Man- Warmington and the grandfather of Mrs. Samuel Nelson 
Jackson, married Elizabeth Cock at Saint Austell, Januan- 29, 
1799. He was a hardware merchant at that place. They 
had three children, namelv : James Park\-n, baptised Januar\' 
25. 1800; George Parkvn, baptised June 14, 1802; and William 
Parkyn, ]Mrs. Jackson's father. Mrs. Elizabeth (Cock) Parkyn 
died and William Park\-n, Sen., married ]Man' West at Saint 
Colomb Minor, August 26, 181 1, by whom he had one child, 
Marv Ann Parkvn. She became an accomplished teacher, 
but was drowned at Porthpean. on the C<jrnish coast, where 
she was spending her vacation, in 1847. 

In 1818 William Parkvn, Sen., and his three sons went 
from England to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the two oldest 
sons died. James Parkvn was a minister of the Methodist 
Church, and while engaged on his circuit contracted typhoid 
fever. His brother, George Parkyn, who was a teacher, went 

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to attend him and also contracted the disease from whicli they 
both died. Neither of them was married. \Mlham Park\n, 
Sen., died in Montreal. 

William Parkvx, the vouni;"est son, was born in Saint 
Austell, October 2-] , 1 807. After the death of his brothers 
he. in 1824, left Halifa.x and went to Montreal. There he 
entered the foundry and machine shops of the Ward Brothers 
as an apprentice and in a few years became foreman of the 
establishment. In 1838, in compan\' with Mr. Molson, he 
began business in the Saint Marv's Foimdr\- and Machine 
Shops in Montreal. This, in 1845, he took o\er wholh- on his 
own account and conducted the business until 1849, "^^hen 
he placed steamers on the Saint Lawrence to run between 
Montreal and Uuebec. These included the "Saint Lawrence" 
and the "Jenny Lind ", which he fitted up in 1851. While 
carryinj;' on the Saint Mar\'s Foundr\' he built the first iron 
steamers made in Canada, amon;;' which were the "Prince 
Albert", the " Plrefi^- ". the "Richelieu" and the " L'on 
Duke". 

After retirini;- from business, ^Ir. Parkvn found that a quiet 
life was not suited to his active disposition, therefore, in 1853, 
he acquired from the Canadian Government the h\draulic 
power of the Lachine Canal at Cote Saint Paul, Montreal. 
Developing this, he disposed of a part, and on the remaining 
sites he built factories and flour mills. Li 1873 he erected 
the "Mount Roval ALUs", with an ele\'ator and warehouse 
capable of storing 750,000 bushels of grain. The mills turned 
out 500 barrels of flour in a da\'. This establishment was 
destroyed by fire, but Mr. Park^■n rebuilt it with enlarged 
capacity and continued to de\"Ote his attention to flour milling 
during the remainder of his life. 

At Cote Saint Paul, Mr. Parkyn erected within his own 
grounds a handsome Gothic Church for the benefit of the 
communit)-. which was dedicated February 12, 1865. The 
year following, a Union Church was organized, of which he 
was one of the deacons. On Ma\- 2'^, if^74. ^L-. Park\n was 

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presented by his friends and fellow citizens with an address 
and an elaborate silver service " As a small tribute of the 
admiration of the energv and perseverance continuallv mani- 
fested for the welfare of Cote Saint Paul." 

William Park\n married ]\Iarg'aret Holmes, a daughter of 
James Holmes and Barbara Brodie, June 22, 1833. She died 
March 17, 1847, and he married his cousin, Catherine Ann 
Henwood of Saint Colomb Minor, Cornwall, England, in 1849. 
Mr. Parkvn died April 28, 1876, while spending the winter 
with his daughter, Mrs. Jackson, in Toronto, and his wife died 
at the Congregational parsonage at Barre, Yt., August 3, 1899. 

William Parkvn and Margaret Holmes had si.x children : 
William Park\n, Jr., born November 2S, 1835, died Januarv 

12, 1843 ; Barbara Parkvn, born ( ), died September 

25, 1841 ; James Parkvn, born January' 25, 1841, died Januarv 
9, 1909; Mary Ann Parkvn (Jackson), born F"ebruan' 22, 
1843 ; Margaret Parkvn (Brodie), born December 8, 1844, 
died September 9, 1867; and Barbara Parkyn, 2nd, born 
September 21, 1846, died March 22, 1847. 

Jamp:s P.\rkvn, the son of William Park\n and Margaret 
Holmes, was born in Montreal, January 23, 1841. He was 
sent to a select school at Sorel, Quebec, and afterwards was a 
student of the Phillips Boys' School in Montreal. P'or a time 
he was emploxed as a clerk in the firm of Frothingham & 
Workman, but when nineteen years of age his father sent him 
to Western Canada to purchase wheat for the mills established 
at Cote Saint Paul. Returning to Montreal, he continued 
closelv identified with this milling enterprise during his father's 
life. In charge of the Ontario business for the Lake of the 
Woods Milling Companv he continued in this line until 1889, 
when he removed ^^"ith his famil\- to Chicago. 

Later, in connection with his son, Dr. Parkyn, he succeeded 
in securing a Mexican estate of 165,000 acres in the State 
of \'era Cruz and in the formation of the Motzorongo 
Company in 1902. As secretarv and ultimately general 
manager he took great interest in the affairs of this company, 

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William I'arkx 




lames T'arkvn 



superintendinj;- the buiklini;' of a lari;e sui;'ar mill, the planting; 
of sugar cane, the makini;' of tram railways, and the general 
development of the estate. While in the active discharge of 
these duties he contracted typhoid fever and died at Motzorongo, 
Mexico, January 9, 1909. 

Mr. Farkyn married Margaret Beale Atkinson, daughter of 
Thomas Atkinson and Sarah Beale, of Ailsa Craig, Ontario, 
March 17, 1861. They had six children: William Farkyn, 
born June 12, 1863, died December 29, 1885 ; Herbert Arthur 
Farkyn, born December 24, 1870; Mabel Maude Farkyn 
(Jackson), born August 25, 1873 ; Margaret Winnifred Beale 
Farkyn, born F'ebruary 17, 1878; Edith Emily Farkyn, born 
in July 1867, who died in infancy; and Cassimer Howard 
Farkyn, born August 26, 1881, and died January 14, 1885. 

Herbert Arthur F.\rk^.\ was a student in Oueens 
University, Kingston, Canada, and received the degree of 
Doctor of Medicine in 1891. After practicing for a time in 
Toronto he removed to Chicago where he continued to j^ractice 
medicine until 1906. Dr. Farkyn was among the first ph\-sicians 
in America to employ and teach the scientific use of Suggestive 
Therapeutics in medical practice. He is the author of several 
publications on the subject including "Suggestive Therapeu- 
tics" and "Auto Suggestions". He is president of the 
Motzorongo Company and closely identified with other financial 
enterprises which made such demands on his attention that he 
relinquished the practice of medicine. 

Dr. Farkyn married Auyr Hamer, December 21, 1902, who 
died February 12, 1905. On December 31, 1907, he was 
married to Mary Arenburv. His sister, Mabel Maude Farkyn, 
married Samuel Hollister Jackson of Barre, \T., August 26, 
1909, and Margaret Winnifred Beale Farkyn remains with her 
mother. They have a pleasant summer home at Lake Foke- 
gamo, Chetec, Wisconsin. 

M.\Rv A\x Farkvx, daughter of William Farkvn and 
Margaret Holmes, was born in Montreal, February 22, 1843. 
Her mother died when she was four years old and her aunt, 

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Alarv Ann I lolnies ((^larth), had charge of her father's household 
at "Rosebank". Montreal, until 1 849, when he married his cousin, 
Catharine Ann Henwood of Saint Colomb Minor, Cornwall, 
England. Possessed of a superior education, the new mother 
carefulh" undertook the training of her daughters and ga\e them 
home instructions until thev were qualified for the seminary. 

Miss Parkvn hr>t attended Mrs. Lay's Young Ladies' 
Seminary, "Saybrook Hall", Montreal, then the Convent of 
Marie \'illa, " Monkland ", and last, the Molson College, 
Montreal. She married the Rev. Samuel Nelson Jackson, a 
Congregational minister, and is the mother of five sons, all of 
whom are married and are professional men. 

Earlv in her married life Mrs. Jackson's hearing became 
defective and despite everv effort of medical treatment and 
mechanical device she gradually became totally deaf. She 
then accjuired a knowledge of lip-reading by which means 
she readil)- recei\-es information and converses freely. Through 
all the years of this serious affliction she has maintained a 
spirit of buo\ant cheerfulness and her acti\"ities for others 
ha\'e been constant. 

Makg.\ret P.\rkvx was born December 8, 1844, and was 
married to her cousin, William Brodie, April 26, 1866. Her 
husband was the son of Hugh Brodie and Amelia Ogelvie of 
Montreal. The two sisters acquired their education at the same 
institutions and were inseparable companions. The marriage 
of both was celebrated b\" a double wedding at the church their 
father had erected in his grounds at Cote Saint Paul. Mrs. 
Brodie was the mother of an infant daughter that lived but a 
short time and she herself died September 9, 1867. 

REV. SAMUEL NELSON JACKSON 
AND DESCENDANTS 

The Rev. Samuel Xelsox Jackson after resigning the 
charge of Saint Paul's Lnion Church, at Cote Saint Paul, 
Montreal, and having comj^ileted a course of medical studies, 

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\ 




Rev. Samuel Nelson Jackson 



received the degree of Doctor of Medicine from the University 
of \"ermont in 1871. and became the pastor of Zion Congrega- 
tional Church in Toronto. He held this pastorate for seven 
years, resigning in 1S77 to assume charge of the First Congre- 
gational Church of the Citv of Kingsti^n. which office he 
retained for eighteen years. 

The Congregational Church in the Citv of Barre, Vermont, 
invited Dr. Jackson to become its pastor in 1S95, which in\"ita- 
tion he accepted, and bv so doing severed his long connection 
with the Canadian Churches. He was pastor in Barre for si.v 
years, which j^eriod embraced the Centennial Celebration of the 
Church in 1 899. Retiring from the active duties of the ministr}", 
the vear following, Dr. Jackson carried out a long cherished 
plan of making an extended tour throughout Europe and the 
Hoh" Land, and was accomj^anied by his wife and their son, 
the Rev. William Parkvn Jackson. 

Dr. Jackson was for many years closely identified with the 
various Congregational organizations of Canada. He was 
Secretar}" of the Indian Missionaiy Society in 1873 and Editor 
of the "Canadian Independent" from 1873 to 1874, also 
President of the Publishing Company in 1875. He was 
appointed Chairman of the Congregational Union of Ontario 
and Quebec in 18S1. For five vears he edited the "Congre- 
gational Year Book'", embracing the period between 1880 and 
1886. A director of the Missionary- Society for fifteen years, 
he filled the office of Home Secretary from 1878 to 1883, 
when, on the retirement of the Rev. Dr. Wilkes, he was 
appointed General Secretar\'. which position he filled from 

1883 to 1887. He was then made Treasurer of the Societv 
and continued as such until i895,wiien he removed to the 
United States. 

The official relation which Dr. Jackson sustained to the 
Congregational College dates from 1877 when he was 
appointed a Director, and remained as such for eighteen 
years. He was a member of the P"aculty of Theolog}- from 

1884 to 1S95 and for ten vears ga\e annual courses of 

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lectures in the College. His subject was "Congregationalism : 
Its History, Polity and Administration ". 

Dr. Jackson was greatly interested in promoting the 
convening of a Pan-Congregational Council and at the annual 
meeting of the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, 
held at Montreal in June, 1884, prepared and presented the 
following resolution which was adopted : " Resolved, that 
the Committee of the Congregational Union of England and 
Wales be asked to consider the possibility of convening a 
General Congregational Council, and should this seem feasible, 
we would request the Union to take such steps as may to 
them seem best for the assembling of such a council repre- 
senting the Congregational Churches throughout the world." 
The question was referred to the General Purpose Committee 
of the English Union, who made a favorable report on the 
matter.* 

The Congregational Union of Mctoria, Australia, also 
took up the question in 1888, and urged the Union of 
England and Wales to convene such a council, which was 
endorsed by the Union of New South Wales, and led the 
English Union to take action. The first International 
Congregation Council was held in London in July, 1891, to be 
followed by its decennary successors. Dr. Jackson was one of 
the delegates from Canada to that assembly and by request 
of the Committee of Arrangements gave an address on 
"The Claims of Canada on the sympathy and aid of the 
Congregational Churches of England and the United States". 

By the request of the Congregational Union of Ontario and 
Quebec, Dr. Jackson prepared and published in 1894 a " Hand- 
Book of Congregationalism " of two hundred and ten images, 
which passed through two editions. 

When Dr. and Mrs. lackson were returning from their 
wedding tour in 1866 they remained for a short time in 
BurUngton, \'t. Its beautiful situation greatly attracted 
Mrs. Jackson and she remarked, " If I could choose our future 

*Canada Congregational Year Book. 1S84. Pages 113 and 115. Proceedings 
of the International Congregational Council. London, 1S91. Page 30S. 

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home it would he this citw" TIiirtN -five years later this wish 
was gratified for in 1901 when the\' returned from their \isit 
to the Orient they purchased a home there, where the\" have 
since lived a retired and quiet life. 

Dr. and Mrs. Jackson have had seven children, the two 
oldest, born at Cote Saint Paul, Montreal, died in infanc)'. 
They were: Maggie Parkyn Jackson, born (3ctober 14. 1868, 
died September 28, 1869; and Forest Holmes Jackson, born 
March 13, 1870. who died August 18 of the same \'ear. The 
names of their other children are: John Holmes Jackson, 
Horatio Nelson Jackson, William Parkyn Jackson. Samuel 
Hollister Jackson and Joseph Addison Jackson. 

John Holmes Jacksox. the eldest sur\i\'ing child of the 
Rev. Samuel Nelson lackson and Marv Ann Parkvn. was 
born in Montreal. March 21. 1871. He was educated in the 
Public Schools of Kingston and in the Collegiate Institute of 
that Cit\". When sixteen ^•ears of age he was sent to the 
Philadelphia Dental College and received the degree of D. D. S. 
in 1890. He began the practice of dentistry in Barre, \'t., 
but in 1896 remo\ed to Burlington where he has since 
continued his practice. 

Dr. Jackson was married June 4, 1901, to Caroline Deming 
Smalley, who was born Mav 10, 1875. She was the daughter of 
Colonel Bradle\- Barlow Smalley and Caroline Maria Baxter 
of Burlington. Thev have one child, Bradley Smalley Jackson, 
born Februar\' 28, 1902. Dr. Jackson was elected President 
of the X'ermont State Dental Societv in 1903 and was 
appointed by Governor Charles Bell a member of the State 
Board of Dental Examiners. In 1905 he was reappointed to 
this ofifice for a term of five ^•ears. 

Horatio Nelsox Jacksox was born in Toronto, March 
23, 1872. After taking the prescribed course in the City 
Public Schools and the Collegiate Institute, he was sent to the 
University of Vermont to studv medicine when eighteen years 
of age. Graduating in 1893. he was House Surgeon in the 
Mar}' Fletcher Hospital until 1895, when we was a Physician 

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Dr. 11. Nelson Tack.son 



Rev. W. I'arkvn lackson 




Dr. |. Holmes lackson 





.S. Ilollister Jackson 



Dr. J. Addison Jackson 



at the Brattlcboro Retreat. Practicing medicine in Burlington 
until 1900. he then, owing to illness, gave up active medical 
work and with liis wife took an extensive tour in Europe. 

Dr. Jackson married Bertha Richardson Wells, July 6, 1899. 
Miss Wells was born April 23, 1873, and was the daughter of 
General William Wells and Arahanna Richardson of Burlington. 
Dr. and Mrs. Jackson's residence is in Burlington. In 1903 thev 
purchased Providence Island in Lake Champlain, which 
they make their summer home. 

Dr. Jackson was the first to cross the American Continent 
in an automobile. He made this journev in 1903, taking his 
car, " X'ermont ", bv a northern route from San Francisco to 
New York ami thence to Burlington, \'t. This achievement 
created great interest throughout the United States and was 
widely commentated on by the press. 

\'isiting Mexico in 1903, Dr. Jackson obtained options on 
several siKer mining ]Tro]ierties in Santa Eulalia, State of 
Chihuahua. He cairied this proposition to San F"rancisco and 
a company was formed to take over and develop the property. 
Dr. Jackson became the Managing Director in 1904 and for 
six N'cars spent much time in Mexico. In 1910 he negotiated 
the sale of the "Buena Tierra'" mine to the Exploration 
Company of England and Mexico. 

Wii.i.iA.M P.VKRVN Iacksox wasbom in Toronto, MarL'h 
*^' ''^73- Receiving his preliminarx' education in the public 
schools of Kingston, he entered the Collegiate Institute of that 
city and later became a student of the Congregational College 
affiliated with McGill University in Montreal, (iraduating in 
1895 he was, on Ma\- the 23th of the same \ear, ordained and 
installed j^astor of the Congregational Church at Brigham, 
Province of Quebec. 

In 1897 he acce}ited the charge of the C^)ngregational 
Church in East Barre, \'t., and continued wdrk there until the 
autumn of 1899 when he accom])anietl his youngest brother 
to New Mexico. The following vear he was associated with 
his father in his pastoral work in the Cit\- of Barre and in 1901 

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he acc(tm]5anied his parents on a tour through Europe and the 
Holy Land. 

While pastor of the Congregational Church at Dummers- 
ton,\'t., where he remained for four years, Mr. Jackson married, 
Julv 31, 1904, Cora Mae Kinnev. She was born in Madrid, 
X. Y., Februar}- 29, 1S80, the daughter of Daniel Heniy 
Kinney and Alice Wlieeler. In September, 1905. Mr. Jackson 
became pastor of the First Congregational Church at Saint 
Albans, Vt. 

S.AMUEL HoLLLSTER Jacksox was born in Toronto, 
December 7, 1875, After taking the educational course of 
the Public Schools and the Collegiate Institute of the City 
of Kingston he entered Queens University as a student in 
Arts in 1893, where he attended one year. He then studied 
in Toronto for two years and received the degree of Bachelor 
of Music from the University of Toronto in 1896. On the 
removal of his parents to Vermont he continued his art 
course in the Universit}- of \'ermont and received the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts in the class of 1898. 

He studied law with John \\\ Gordon. Esq.. of Barre and 
was admitted to the Bar of \'ermont in 1900. In 1901 he was 
Grand Juror for the City of Barre and from 1904 to 1906 
was States Attorney for \\'ashington Countv. He represented 
the City of Barre in the Legislature for the Session of 1906 
and was a member of the Judiciar}' Committee and Chairman 
of the Railroad Committee. Governor Fletcher D. Proctor 
appointed him a Railroad Commissioner in 1906 f()r the term 
of tw^o years and to this office he was reappointed by Governor 
George H. Prouty for a term of sbc vears. The Legislature 
enlarged the functions of the Railroad Commission, so that 
after April, 19 10, it embraced the chief public utilities of the 
State and the name was changed to the Public Service 
Commission. 

When Mr. Jackson was States Attorney he had occasion 
to prosecute the agent of a " Bucket Shop " Company, whose 
headquarters were in Boston. In defence and retaliation the 

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Company used c\erv jiossiblc means to disqualify him as 
States Attiirnex' on the -round that he was l^orn in Canada 
and, therefore, presumabh' an alien. The records relating to 
the Jackson Famih' were thoroughh" searched and eyidence 
taken in the two countries and the case became a Oi/esr Cclebre. 
The Supreme Court decided in 1906 that both Mr. Jackson 
and his father were American citizens though born in Canada. 
Samuel Hollister Jackson was married at Chetec, W'is- 
consin, August 26, 1909, to ^label Maude Park\n. daughter of 
James Parkyn and Margaret Beale Atkinson. They haye one 
child. Nelson Park\n Jackson, born December 2C), 191 o. 

JosKi'H Adimsox J.vck.sox. the youngest son of the Rey. 
Samuel Nelson Jackson and Mary Ann Parkyn. was iDorn 
August 2, 1S7S. in the City of Kingston. He was educated 
in the Public Schools and the Collegiate Institute of that City 
and studied medicine in the Uniyersity of \'ermont graduating 
in 1899. In 1903 he took a post-graduate course in the 
same Uniyersit)' and a special course in clinical microscop}' at 
the State Laboratorx . 

Dr. Jackson first practiced medicine in I'orto de Luna and 
later in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and was the first physician 
to practice his profession in Guadalupe County of that 
Territorw In 1903 he remoyed to California and established 
a practice in Los Angeles. He is also surgeon of the Los 
Angeles Pacific Railwa^■ and is a director of the Bank of 
Sherman. Dr. Jackson married PLxa Pdorita F'airbank, May 
20, 1902. Miss P^airbank and her twin sister lyy Juanita 
(Braun) were loom May 27, 1878. They were the daughters 
of Charles Edward Fairbank and Ellen Smyth of San 
Francisco. Dr. and Airs. Jackson haxe two children, Mary 
Ann Park\n Jackson, born April 14. 1903, and Bertha 
Richardson Wells Jackson, born September 17, 1906. 



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