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Full text of "The Edward Jackson family of Newton, Massachusetts, in the lines of Commodore Charles Hunter Jackson, United States Navy, Middletown, Connecticut"

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The Edward Jackson Family 



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Christopher Jackson = - 

of Mile I.i.l an.l Itcthnal Green, I 
London, England. 



= Elizabeth No «■ (fate. 
baptized in Soulhwark, 



March 14. 1048-9 ; 



: John Oliver, 
died in Boston, Mass 
April 12, 1046. 



JACKSON PEDIGREE. 



Margaret Jackson, 



J Jackson = Mary - 



. Ma-, Sept. 12, 1072; 



March B7, 174k 



i, of Newton, Mass. 



rierl Nov. 20, 1638. 



useph Jack son, 
Sept. 13, 1039; 
sd Sept 28, 163'J. 



■ Oct. 19, 1671; lived 
i New I on Mass. ; died 



- 1650; died there 



Mar. 21. 1676-7, 



Imrn in Newton, 

1050; married, K.-l. 1:1, 
1078-'.<, Joseph Ful- 



Elizabetli .links-Hi. 
horn March 2, 1083; married 
Grant, 2d, Jnlm Taylor 



Curtis, 2d. Mary ISetti.s 



Elizabeth .In, 
horn in Newto 

John Prentice 



Hannah Jackson. 



Joseph Jackson, 
1)6, 1690; married Pnti 



Experience Jackson, 
,,n, Aug IP, lO'.Nl. mar 

led 0i I 16, 17 is. John 



ied Dec. 2, 1731, 



born in Cambrid 



unted Harvard College. 
1733; died June 20. 1730 



i = Huth Parker, 



tun and Hunker Hill Lieut I 'ol L'5th ( 'ontinenlal Kegimei 



, Mass., April 10, 1801. 



■ of the Cincinnati ; 



Middletown.Conn... 



Phebe Jackson, 

born Mar. 28, 17)18 ; 
married Mar 5, 1701. 



bom June 16. 1741; born Feb. 17. 1743; 
married January 20, married June 21, 
1764, Samuel Wood- 1786. Nathaniel Ful 



died Feb 23, 1745. 



ried Joshua Fnl- married Mary Stone. Rachel tolburn 



1786. Samuel Woi 



married Ruth Wood 



rank ol" l.i.ut member of Mas 



born in Newton, Mass., Dee. 18. 1703, 
served until the close of the war, ami 



ami Middletnwn, Connecticut ; died (let. 31, 1837 



r Jackson - Charlotte ( Fenn iefcl I J iet 



i. C.July 21. 1766; 



her of Mass. Cin< 



Amasa Jackson, 

1705 . entered Kcvolulin 

of Ensign ; i 



sign ; member of Jl'i; 
Attorney for Georgia . 



[ .Savannah, Ga , Oct. ! 



Ebenezer Jackson, 



Francis.] i.Hivei 



ried <i..-l. 17, JS'JT I7ftfl; married 1st. June22. 1822. 



1*10, Hannah S. Hubbard 



Michael Jackson, 
horn at Newton, Mins . 
Sept. 3ft, 17!0I ; died 



, Sheddcn - Jac 



t Middletoivn. Conn.. 



IW.I; died at MiddtetoWn, Conn, Aug. 3. 1*7* 



Jackson, 
t Middlctown. Conn . 
,1803; married Sept. 



. 1806; died at Sa- 



il at Middletoivn, Conn . 
il 16, 1807; married 
il 23. 1838, Christopher 



George Washington 



1833 ; died at Washington. D C . 



Mary Alsop Jackson = Francis i. Iwirt, 

liddletow'n, Conn.. July 14. I born at Hai Uord, ( '. 



Martha Louisa Jaol 



e Goodwin = Frances Whittlesey Brown William Brow in II tiooJw 



Liny Morgan Goodwin. 



THE 



Edward Jackson Family 



OF 

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

IN THE LINE OP 

COMMODORE CHARLES HUNTER JACKSON 

mnttetf States Na&g 

MIDDLETOWN, CONNECTICUT 

COMPILED BY 

FRANK FARNSWORTH §TARR 

FOR 

JAMES J. GOODWIN 



HARTFORD, CONN. 

1895 



PUBLIC 



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NOV 2 4 1952 31 



Copyright, 1895, 
James Junius Goodwin. 



SSntbersitg $ress: 
John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A. 



PKEFACE 



" I "HE following paper on The Edward Jackson 
Family is the result of a thorough examina- 
tion of the Massachusetts State Records, the records 
of Suffolk and Middlesex counties, of the cities of 
Cambridge and Newton, and family papers. 

For many favors and courtesies we are indebted 
to Hon. Samuel A. Green, M. D., Librarian of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, Mr. James J. Tracy 
of the Archive Department, State House, Boston, 
the City Clerk, Newton, Mass., and many others. 
It is hoped that the statements in the article are 
correct. All persons noticing errors are requested 
to send a statement of them, with proofs, to the 
compiler. 

FRANK FARNSWORTH STARR. 

Middletowx, Conn. 



THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 



UPON the Kegister of St. Dunstan's Church, Stepney, 
and St. Mary's Church, Whitechapel, London, Eng- 
land, are the following entries : 1 — 

St. Dunstan's, Stepney. 

1602. June 6. John Jackson, son of Christopher, of Mile End, 

baptized. 
1604-5. Feb. 3. Edward Jackson, son of Christopher, of Bednal 

Green, tailor, baptized. 
1607. June 28. Miles Jackson, son of Christopher, of Bednal 

Green, tailor, baptized. 

St. Mary's, Whitechapel. 

1631. Mar. 9. Israel Jackson, son of Edward and Frances, baptized. 
1632-3. Jan. 1. Margaret Jackson, daughter of Edward and 

Frances, baptized. 
1634. May 1. Hannah Jackson, daughter of Edward and Frances, 

baptized. 
1636. Oct. 12. Rebecca Jackson, daughter of Edward and Frances, 

baptized. 

1638. Oct. 10. Caleb Jackson, son of Edward and Frances, baptized. 

1639. Sept. 13. Joseph Jackson, son of Edward and Frances, baptized. 

We take the following from Vol. III., pages 61 and 62, 
of Suffolk Mass. Deeds : — 

1 Fixmi the H. G. Somerby papers, in possession of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society. 



6 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

Septembe r 7 & 1642 . 
Received the day and yeare. aboue written by vs whose 
names are subscribed (being Tresure rs Ordayned by an ordinance 
-of both howses of this p r esen* Paiijamen 4 to receive all such 
money 8 , and. Plate as shall be brough* in according to Certajne 
Propposicons printed and published together w th the sajd Ordi- 
nance) of m r Edward Jackson, nayler light Gold Amounting in 
value w th fowe r pounds tenn shillings money to the Summe of 
forty pound for the purposes in the sajd propposicons menconed 

wee say Receaved. 40 u 

John Towse 
John warner 

Entred & Recorded at Request of the aboue menconed m r 
Edward Jackson, this 29 th of Septembe r 1657 

Edward Rawson Record 1 " 

12 th . October 1642 
Received the day and yeere aboue written by vs whose 
names are subscribed (being Tresure rs Ordayned by an Ordi- 
nance of both Houses of this p^sen* Parliament to receive all 
such moneyes and Plate as shall be brought in according to 
Certajne proppositions printed and Published together w th the 
sajd Ordinance) of Edward Jackson Nayler in w* chappell 
forty seven ounces y 2 yi of Silver plate troy weight amounting 
in value w th the fashion at five shillings fower pence per ounce 
to the summe of twelve pounds, fowerteene shillings Gold 
fower pounds fowerteene shillings money five pounds two shil- 
lings in all twenty two pounds tenn shillings which is to be 
emplojed according to the sajd propposicons wee say Re- 
ceived 22 u 10 s 

John Wollaston 
John Towse 

Entred and Recorded at Request of the sajd mr Jackson 
29. of Septembe r 1657 as Attes t9 

Edward Rawson Record 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 7 

ffeb. 20 th 1642 

Received the day and yeere aboue written, by vs whose 
names are subscribed (being Tresure r s Ordajned by an Ordi- 
nance of both Houses of this presen' Pari j amen' to receive all 
such monjes and Plate as shall be brought in according to cer- 
taine proppositions Printed and Published together w tb the sajd 
Ordinance) of m r Edward Jackson of white chappell vpon the 
las' proppositions the some of Thirty Seven pounds tenn shil- 
lings for the purposes in the sajd Proppositions mentioned 
wee say Received 37" 10 s 

Jn° WARNER 

Tho. Andrewes. 

Entred and Recorded this 29 th of Septembe r 1657 at Re- 
quest of the sajd mr Edward Jackson, as Attests. 

Edw. Rawson Record 1 " 

From these we learn that Edward Jackson was in Eng- 
land in February, 1642-3. In the summer of 1643 he 
emigrated to America and settled in Cambridge, Mass., as 
is shown by the following, copied from page 52 of Yol. I. 
of Suffolk Mass. Deeds : — 

Samuel Holye of Cambridge granted vnto Edward Jackson 
of the same Towne six acres of Land lyinge vp the South side 
of the "Way that Leadeth to Roxbury & Joyneth Eastward to 
the Land now in tenur e of the said Edward Jackson, it is forty 
Rode in Length from the high Way toward the Comon and 
twentyfoure in breadth in Consideration of 5 U to him in hand 
payed by the sayd Jackson : & this was by bill of Sale dated 
17 : 8 th month 43. 

Thomas Cartter of Woeborne Paster granted vnto Edward 
Jackson of Cambridge nayler, his Meddowe at the Pines w ch 
he bough' of Mr Robert Feake, w ch meaddowe lyeth in Cam- 



8 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

bridge boundes. buttinge in betweewnd the pines and a Certein 
peice of Meadowe now in the handes of. Mr Jerimye Norcrosse 
about six acres more or less, the greater pt of it buttinge vp 
Charles River, and some small pt of it butting vp m r Phillips 
his Land ; in Consideration of ffivteine pounds, to him in hand 
payd by the said Edward Jackson. And this was by deed of 
Sale dated the 18 th sixth 43 : 

On page 26 of the Proprietors' Record of Cambridge, 
Mass. : — 

XXV th December 1645. Edward Jackson bought of Richard 
Browne and Ephraim Child four acres of meadow land more 
or less, on the South side of Charles River, and lieth northward 
and west of the land of Rennolds Bush, between the River and 
said Bushes land. 

4 th October 1645. Item, bought of John Holly one dwelling 
house, with nineteen acres of land mor or less, on the south 
side of Charles River, ten acres thereof in present possession, 
and the residue with other houses thereupon, together with all 
the rights and privileges thereunto belonging. After the death 
of Elizabeth Kendall, late wife of Samuel Holly, Randolph 
Bush east, his own land west, Roxbury highway south, Charles 
River north. ' 

8 th of 7 th month, 1646. Edward Jackson bought of John 
Kendall and Elisabeth his wife one dwelling house late Samuel 
Hollyes, together with an out house and ten acres of land 
enclosed. Charles River north, his own land west Roxbury 
highway south, and his own land east. 

Edward Jackson bought of William Redsyn, one dwelling 
house, with the privileges thereunto belonging, and four acres 
of land more or less. Richard Browne and Ephraim Child 
north, Randolph Bush west, the common east and south. 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 9 

In the first volume of Town Votes : — 

llt h 10 th mo# 16 4 8# g i c i ^ the Townsmen to Mr Edward 
Jacson forty acre of land adjoining to that which is already laid 
out to his bro John Jacson. 

And still another purchase is recorded in Suffolk Deeds, 
Vol. I. page 79 : — 

Symon Bradstreete of Andover gent, granted vnto Edward 
Jackson of Cambridg Nailor (for & in consideration of one 
hundred pounds already payd) his fferme of fyve hundred 
Acres of land w ch was lately in the tenure of Tho : Mayhew 
& by him bounded adjoyneing to the Ware lands bounded 
w th Pasto r Shepheard north & Elder Camps west, & the Comon 
South & East. w th all rights & priviledges & appurtenances 
& this was by an absolute deed w th warrantie & bond of 2 
C. pounds to secure it fro any claime either himselfe or Tho : 
Mayhew & their heires. dat 23(9) 1646: & acknowledged 
befor John Winthrop Governo r the same day. 

A hand & seale. 

The homestead of the late William Jackson (No. 527 
Washington Street, Newton) is a small portion of this 500 
acre tract, and the daughters of said William are of the 
seventh generation of the name who have resided on the 
premises, the title to which has been in the Jackson family 
since its purchase by Edward in 1646 down to the present 
time (1895), — a period of 249 years. 

Beside these purchases he bought and sold largely, and 
at his death owned nearly 1600 acres. He took the free- 
man's oath in May, 1645, and immediately became one of 
the leading men of Cambridge. He was a Deputy to the 
General Court of Massachusetts for eighteen sessions from 
May, 1648, to August, 1676. In 1648 he was appointed. 



10 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

with the Governor, Deputy-Governor, and seven others, a 
committee to revise the articles of confederation of the 
United Colonies. Often appointed by the General Court 
.on committees to lay out lands granted to various towns, 
and other important duties. Was one of the Townsmen 
of Cambridge in 1665, and for several years (from 16-18) 
was appointed by the town one of the " Commissioners to 
end small cases under 40 shillings." 

On page 254 of Vol. I. of the Middlesex County Court 
Records we find this entry : — 

Oct 6, 1663. Mr Edward Jackson is released from all ord- 
nary trayneings paying eight shillings p r ann to ye military 
company of ye place where Hee lives 

In May, 1678, he and 51 other " inhabitants of Cam- 
bridge Village, on the south side of Charles River," peti- 
tioned " the honored Governor, Deputy Governor, together 
with the honored Magistrates and Deputies of the General 
Court now sitting in Boston," l stating their grievances, 
and asking " that you will please to grant us our freedom 
from Cambridge and that we may be a township of our- 
selves, without any more dependence upon Cambridge, 
which hath been a great charge and burden to us ; and 
also that you would please to give the place a name, and if 
there should be any objection against us, that the honored 
Court will admit our reply and defence." To this, Cam- 
bridge made a lengthy protest, and the question of sepa- 
ration was delayed until January 11, 1687, when it was 
" Ordered 2 that the said village from henceforth be and 
is hereby declared a distinct village and place of itself, 
wholly freed and separated from the town of Cambridge, 

1 Paige's History of Cambridge, p. 79. 9 Ibid., p. 95. 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 11 

and from all future rates, payments, or duties to them 
whatsoever." That part of the petition asking that the 
town be named was not acted upon until December 8, 
1691, when " it is ordered that it be henceforth called 
New Town." 1 

In 1646 the famous John Eliot of Roxbury commenced 
preaching to the Indians at Nonantum, in Newton, where 
" there were this winter many other questions propounded, 
which were writ down by Mr Edward Jackson one of our 
Town, constantly present at these lectures to take notes." 2 

Of Edward's wife, Frances, almost nothing is known. 
The records of births, marriages, and deaths, in the office 
of the Clerk of Courts at Cambridge, state that " ffrances 
Jackson daughter of Edward died 5-8 mo 1648." It is sus- 
pected that the clerk made an error in recording the death, 
and that it should read wife of Edward. Certain it is that 
"Edward Jackson & Elizabeth Oliver married 14- 
1-1648-9." She was daughter of John Newgate of Lon- 
don, England, and Boston, Mass., and was baptized in 
St. Olave Church, Southwark, Surrey, England, January 1, 
1617-18. 3 She married, first, John Oliver 4 of Boston, who 
died in 1646, leaving three children. 

After a long life of usefulness to his neighbors and the 
public, and of honor to himself, Edward Jackson died, and 
was buried in the first graveyard of Newton on Centre 
Street. The headstone of slate still standing at his grave 

1 Paige's History of Cambridge, p. 92. 

2 Mass. Hist. Coll., Series III., vol. iv. p. 46. 

3 " The Townshend Family of Lynn in Old and New England,'' 
1884, p. 103. 

4 See Wills of John Oliver and John Newgate, in Suffolk, Mass. 
Probate, vol. 1, pp. 44 and 450. Also Suffolk Deeds, vol. 5, p. 43, 
for deed of Edward Jackson and wife Elizabeth conveying part of the 
estate of her former husband, John Oliver. 



12 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

states that he died June 17, 1681, aged 79 years and 5 
months. A modern inscription on the stone states that it 
was " repaired in 1825," and we are therefore disposed to 
.accept as more probably correct July 17, 1681, the date of 
his death as given in the inventory of his estate, which 
was presented to the Probate Court one month and nine 
days later. A small stone at the left of Edward's (the face 
of which has scaled off) marks a grave, and the foot- 
stone, bearing the name Elizabeth Jackson, shows it to be 
that of Edward's widow. Jackson's " History of Newton," 
page 332, gives her date of death as September 30, 1709, 1 
which would be twenty-two days after the signing of her 
will, which was probated November 14, 1709. 

2E0 £(U people to whome these p r sents shall come Edward 
Jackson sen r of Cam 1 ? village in the County of Middlesex in 
the Jurisdiction of the Massachusets In New-England sendeth 
greeting = Know Yee that I the s d Edward Jackson being 
infirme of body, but of disposeing Judgment and memory do 
make this my last will and testament as followeth hereby re- 
voaking and disanulling all former wills either verball or writ- 
ten by me made at any time heretofore = = I do committ my 
soul unto the father, of all mercyes and into the hands of my 
Lord Jesus Christ my dear Redeemer and all sufficient Saviour, 
And to the blessed Spiritt of grace to behold Glory forever- 
more = And this my body and hous of Clay to the dust untill 
that day of resurrection when body and soul shall be united 
againe = And as for that outward estate that the Lord hath 
committed to my trust to give him account of, I do in this 
maner and forme following dispose thereof — I do give and be- 
queath to my Loving & deare wife Elizabeth one silver bowle 

1 Sibley's "Harvard Graduates," vol. 1, p. 106, states that Eliza- 
beth died March 30, 1709. He evidently did not know of the existence 
of her will and its probate, which makes his date impossible. 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 13 

one gilded silver cup one Guilded silver salt w ch were given 
unto her by her honored father M r John Newgate : Also her 
virginals and one Cubard and my will is that she shall have 
and injoy all that part of her estate which came to her by the 
sale of her farme at pulling point, as also what mony and plate 
she hath by her or debts due to her by bils bonds mortgages or 
any other way for mony lent by her to any of her Children or 
to any other persons whomesoever all which shall be at her 
owne pleasure to dispose of and no person to make claime to 
any part thereof — I do give to her my s d wife her heirs and 
assignes for ever twelve acres of land out of my farme as it is 
now layd out and bounded — Also I do give to my wife and to 
my son Edward Jackson to have and to injoy my dwelling hous 
w th all out housing thereunto appertaining with the lands one 
the North Side of the hous to the river being forty acres more 
or less with the lands and the orchard on the South Side of the 
highway before the hous being about seventy acres more or 
less w th my meddow commonly called Bushes meddow of which 
house lands and meddow my wife shall injoy the one half dur- 
ing her naturall life and after the decease of my s d wife the 
whole shall be to my son Edward and his heirs forever but if 
my wife shall chang her condition by marriage my son Edward 
shall thereupon injoy the whole as above s d . provided he shall 
pay to his honored mother the sume of five pounds p r annum 
during her naturall life = Also I do give unto my wife and son 
Edward to each a like share all my corne & stock both of 
neatte kine, horses, sheep and swine all my houshold goods 
wearing apparrell and a debt of ten pounds in mony dew to me 
from Jn° Fuller sen r for land by me to him sold = And more- 
over to my son Edward I give my carts and plows and all 
maner of tooles and impliments to me belonging — I give him 
my silver hat band the three martire books and turkish history. 
And my will is that my wife and son Edward shall out of that 
estate I have given them pay unto my daughter Ruth Jackson 
twenty pounds in mony and thirty pounds in goods and also 



14 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

ten pounds more in mony being a legacy given her by her hon- 
ored Graufather M r Jn° Newgate. I do give and bequeath unto 
my son Jonathan Jackson his heirs and assignes for ever one 
-hundred and sixty acres of land out of my farroe as it is now 
laid out & bounded ; he shall not sel the whole or any part 
thereof without the advice and consent of my Exc r and my two 
sons in law Jn° Ward and Thomas Prentice or the major part 
of them : I give him my Seale ring one silver poringer one 
guilded silver spoone w ch together with more then an hundred 
and seventy pounds the greatest part in mony by him all redy 
received and what I shall hereafter mention in this my will I 
do Judg a sufficient portion for him = I do give and bequeath 
to my son Sebiss Jackson his heirs and assignes forever that 
my hous in which he at present dwelleth w th an hundred and 
fifty acres of land thereunto adjoyning as it is allredy laid out 
and bounded I do give him two guilded silver spoones = I do 
give and confirme unto my two sons in law Jn° Ward and 
Thomas Prentice their heirs and assignes for ever one parcell 
of land which is bounded by the land of Thomas Hammond on 
the east the land of Zachery Hiks on the south the land of 
Jn° Clarke on the west the land of Capt : Prentice on the 
North = I do give to my daughter Hanna Ward one gold ring 
w th this motto Gods intent none can prevent also two Guilded 
silver spoones and some of my linnen if my dear wife shall se 
caus = 1 do give and confirme unto my son in-law thomas 
Prentice his heirs and assignes for ever one hundred acres of 
land neer the meddow commonly called bauld pate meddow 
and if there be not so much in that tract then it is my will he 
shall have a quater of that meadow called bauld pate meddow 
as it is laid out bounded by Jonathan Hides on the south and 
the meddow of Vinsent Druse on the North = I give to my 
Daughter Rebeckah Prentice one gold Ring w th this motto 
memento mory and two guilded silver spoons and as much lin- 
ning as my wife shall Judg meet to bestow on her. I do give 
and confirme to my son in law Nehemiah Hubart his heirs and 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 15 

assignes for ever twenty and five acres of land as it is now layd 
out neer to his nous and five acres more as it is now bounded 
adjoyning to the land of my son Seabyss w ch said five acres I 
hereby give him my s d son in law liberty to make sale of : I also 
give him one fifth part of my long marsh at the pines as it is 
already laid out to him as also a fift part of my upland to the 
s d marsh adjoyning And twenty five acres of land being the 
one half of a parcell of my land neer to the land of Elder 
Thomas Wiswall either at the east or west end of the s d tract 
of land as he shall make his choice = I do give and confirme 
unto my son in law Joseph Fuller his heirs and assignes for 
ever one fifth part of my long marsh at the pines as it is already 
laid out as also a fifth part of my upland to the said marsh 
adjoyning and twenty three acres of land out of my farme to 
him alreddy laid out to which it is my will to add one acre 
more provided he shall alow an high way over his land in some 
convenient place at his direction either open or w th gates for the 
families of Jn°- Fuller senior & Livetenant Isaac Williams = I 
do give and confirme to my son in law John Prentice his heirs 
and assignes for ever one fifth part of my long marsh at the 
pines as it is to him alreddy laid out as also one fifth part of 
my upland to the s d marsh adjoyning ; And a parcell of meddo 
containing four acres more or les southward from the meddow 
which I sold to thomas Greenwhood — I do give and confirme 
unto my son in law Nathaniel Wilson his heirs and assignes 
for ever one fifth part of my long marsh at the pines as it is 
alreddy laid out as also one fifth part of my upland to the 

s d marsh adjoyning I do give to my Daughter Ruth 

Jackson besides what I have herein alreddy expressed one fifth 
part of my long marsh at the pines as it is alreddy laid out as 
also one fifth part of my upland to the said marsh adjoyning : 
And twenty acres of land out of my farme betwixt the land of 
my son Jonathan and the land of my son in law Joseph Fuller 
as it is to her alreddy laid out — I do give to my son Edward 
Jackson and to my son in law John Ward my five volumes of 



16 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

Purchase's his History to be for their use betwixt them dur- 
ing both their naturall lives the longest liver shall injoy the 
whole paying fifty shillings to the heirs executors or adminis- 
trators of the deseased — I do give and confirme to my Grand- 
child Jn° Ward Jun r his heirs and assignes for ever twenty 
acres of land out of my farme Eastward from the land of 
Joseph Fuller — I do give to my four Grand Children which 
bare my name Edward forty acres of my remote land that is to 
say to each one ten acres to be laid out together by my my Ex- 
ecutors and if any of them shall desease under age his or their 
part so deseasing shall be distributed equally amoung the sur- 
vivers 1 — Also my will is that what lands I have given to my 
Children above named they shall not have power to sell or 
alienate any p» thereof (excepting what I have in this my will 
expresly approved of) unles upon a religious or morrall account 
or by leave obtained from the honored Generall Court or County 
Court where such lands are — I do give to my Grand children 
and great Grand Children to the number of thirty six ten shil- 
lings apiece to buy them bibles with which shall be paid to 
them by my Excecutors — I do give to my two sons in law 
M r John and Thomas Oliver S r Water Rawleigh's history and 
doctor Willets sinopsis papismi — I do give to my daughter in 
law Elisabet Wiswall one small silver beer cup — I do give 
unto the Colledge at Cam! 1 Broughtons Cronologie in a manu- 
script containeing twenty and two sheet of parchment request- 
ing the Reverend President and fellows to promote the printing 
thereof Also I do give to the s d Colledg a tract of land at 
Billerica being four hundred acres granted to me by the towne 
of Cam!? as by their towne book doth appeare. Also such debts 
as my Excecutors shall receive at anytime from any debtor or 
debtors of mine in old England my will is that such debts shall 

1 See Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 43, p. 443, for a conveyance 
dated Dec. 6, 1705, from Edward Ward, Edward Jackson, and Edward 
Prentice, by which they sell f of 40 acres " called the Grandchildrens 
land " as bequeathed to them by their grandfather, Edward Jackson. 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 17 

be given to the said Colledg — Also my will is that when my 
son Hobart shall have made his choice of the land I have given 
him neer to Elder Thomas Wiswals as aforesH the part remaine- 
ing being about twenty five acres shall be for the use of the 
ministry in this village for ever — I do bequeath to my honored 
f reind Capt. Thomas Prentice one small Diamond Ring — I do 
give and dispose of the remainder of my farme being somewhat 
more then an hundred acres to my son Jonathan and Seabyss 
And to my sons in law John Ward & Thomas Prentice to eacli 
that one part w ch I have alredy caused to be laid out to them 
and further my will is that my son in law Thomas prentice 
shall have and injoy my son Jonathans share as it is now laid 
out and bounded being about thirty acres les or more provided 
he shall pay the sume of sixty pounds in mony to my s d son 
Jonathan or in other pay at mony price as they shall agree 
w* payment being well and truly made the above named 
Thomas Prentice shall have and hold the s d parcell of land to 
him and his heirs for ever — Also my will is that my excecutors 
shall make sale of my tract of land at Brush hill for the pro- 
cureing of monys to pay the above mentioned legacies to my 
Grand-Children and great Grand children and that neither my 
sayd grand Children nor great Grand Children nor any on their 
behalf shall demand the said legacyes of my excecutors untill 
such time as mony shall be procured by the sale of said lands — 
It is also my will that so much of my estate as I have not in 
this my last will and testament particularly and expresly dis- 
posed of whether in lands or bookes or debts to me due shall 
be divided by my excecutors unto seven of my children to each 
a like share (my debts and funerall charges being first paid out 
of it) that is to say to my son Jonathan Jackson my son Ed- 
ward Jackson my daughters Sarah Hobart Lidia ffuller Elisa- 
beth prentice Hannah Wilson and Ruth Jackson only my will 
is that if any of my seven Children last named shall depart this 
life before they shall receive their portions in this part of my 
estate their part shall be equally distributed among the sur- 



18 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

vivers or if any of them shall have no. children at their decease 
their p^' shall be equally divided among them that have. And 
further it is my will that if any of my Children shall put my 
excecutors to any trouble by makeing claime to my estate or 
any part thereof more then I have in this my will to them be- 
queathed that is to say if they or any on their behalf shall 
unjustly molest my heirs or excecutors by law suits or arbitra- 
tions he or they shall forfit all their portions in this my will to 
him or them bequeathed = I do constitute ordaine and appoint 
my excecutors my loving wife ElizP. my son Seabys Jackson 
and my son Edward Jackson for the full excecution of my will 
in all the above mentioned particulars. — 

Blessed be the Lord God of Israeli for evermore Amen Amen. 

Edward Jackson 
and a Seale. 

Signed sealed this 11 th Day of June In the yeare of our Lord 
one thousand six hundred Eighty and one. 
In presence of us 

Abraham Jackson 
Jn° Miricke 
Jn°. Mason * 

Isaac Bacon 

Cam b ' 26 : 6 : 81 
Atested upon oath by 
Abraham Jackson 
and Jn? Miricke 
before Daniel Gookin Assis'. 
and Tho: Danforth K 

Entred. 26. 6. 81 

By Tho : Danforth R. 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 19 

A true 

Inventory of the estate 

of M r Edward Jackson Sen r 

of Cam b Vilage 

who deseased July 17 th 1681. 

taken and apprised august 10 4 ! 1 1681. 

lb s d 

Imp r his purs and wearing apparrell 020 00 00 

his mantion hous & out houses sider mill and pres 
w th thirty five acres of adjoyning land on which 

are three orchards 300 00 00 

Seventy acres of land southward from the hous . 200 00 00 

five acres of meddow called Bushes meddow . . 050 00 00 

570 00 00 

In the south-East parler one feather bed & bolster 
one quilt one bedstead curtaines and valance 1 

rug one coverlid 2 blanckets 2 sheets one pillow 008 10 00 

1 trundle bedsted one bed, 1 bolster one coverlid 

one blancket 2 sheets ■ 004 00 00 

1 cypress chest 003 00 00 

1 chest one small carpet one window curtaine . . 000 14 00 
35 yard home made cloath 004 05 00 

2 paire of fine sheets 003 00 00 

3 paire of corse sheets 1 corse sheet 002 16 00 

1 Chest 1£ dozen of napkins 2 table cloaths . . 002 10 00 

2 Cubbart cloaths one paire of pillow casses 1. towel 000 16 00 
1 trunck 000 15 00 

030 06 00 
In the Hall 

1 Table 6 joint stooles one Cowbart 002 09 00 

Sixteen chaires 15 Cushings 1 paire of and irons . 002 06 00 

1 Gilded silver salt 1 gilded silver wine cup . . 007 00 00 

2 silver bear cups 1 silver porringer 006 00 00 

6 silver spuns 002 07 00 

7 Guilded silver spuns 005 05 00 



20 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

1 silver whistle 1 niple shell 1 catheter some n, s a 

broaken silver 001 02 00 

4 Gold rings 004 00 00 

030 09 00 
In the Southwest parlor 

1 feather bed and bolster 2 pillows, 1 rug 2 blanck- 
ets, 1 pair of sheets, one bedsted 1 matt one 

suite of curtaines and vallance 010 10 00 

1 close stoole 1 old chest 1 old box 000 08 00 

In the Great parlor 

1 small table one chest 1 small deske 3 pillow cases 000 18 00 
\ doz of cours napkins ^ a dozen old napkins three 

table cloaths 2 towells 001 02 00 

2 y rd Read broad cloath 001 05 00 

1 Table carpitt 4 choping knives 1 silver spoone . 001 00 00 

10 skaines of cotton and lining yarne .... 000 05 00 

015 08 00 
In the Hall Cham b . 

2 wool beds 1 mat 1 f ether bolster 4 blankets 2 rugs 004 18 00 
1 suite Curtaines and valance 1 old coverlet . . 001 00 00 

20 lb sheeps wool 40 lb cotton wool 001 15 00 

Hemp flax and meal 001 03 00 

1 frame for a serene 3 spining wheels 1 clock reel 000 13 00 

1 meal trof drie hogs heds basket and other lumber 000 15 00 

1 Iron pott 3 sives 3 pair of cards . . . . . 001 00 00 

011 04 00 
In the west Chamber and Garrett 

40 sider barrels 3 half butts . . . . . . . 003 00 00 

In the Kitchen Chamber 

3 tubs 1 chest 6 bushell of indian 6 bushell of malt 001 16 00 
1 saddle and bridle old sakes 3 bushels of salt \ 

bushell of wheet 001 05 00 

3 old tubs one pair of panuiards 1 pannell, old iron 001 00 00 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 21 

1 Cart rope 1 peck 2 half bushels 1 croscut 1 tenent n, 8 d 

saw 000 18 00 

22 harrow teath 2 stub sithes 1 small saw 1 small 

anvill 001 01 00 

009 00 00 
In the Kitchin and Back Roome 

2 Carabines 1 musket 1 sword 002 03 00 

8 putter dishes 2 py plates 001 10 00 

1 flagon 3 candle stiks 1 wine cup 1 salt 4 pots 

seven porringers 1 Culinder and some small tin 
ware 1 peuter bottle 2 Chamber potts 1 bed 
pan : 1 urinall 2 small basons, 3 great dishes . 002 11 00 

1 Tankard, 7 small platters 1 pie plate and some 

small peuter ware 001 08 00 

2 Coppers 003 00 00 

1 Copper Kettle 4 bras cettles 5 bras pans 2 copper 

pots and some other small peices of bras and 

copper ware 007 00 00 

two smouthing irons and heeters 1 Jack and waits 

3 spits 002 00 00 

one warming pan 2 Bras paire of scales and waits 002 04 00 

2 small iron potts 1 iron kettle 2 trammels and hucks 002 10 00 
2 paire of old cobirons 2 paire of tongs 1 fier pan 

1 ffier iron 1 pestle and morter 000 15 00 

2 paire of bellows 3 old tables 3 chaires 3 pailes 

1 Chees pres and lumber . 000 16 00 

025 17 00 
In the sellar 

1 But of varjuyce 3 emty buts 1 sive barrels & tubs 002 00 00 
1 Tub of porke 1 small tub butter earthen pots and 

Glas bottles 002 08 00 

Cheses four small cask 1 runlett 001 04 00 

4 stone Juges 4 glas bottles old tubs and other 

lumber 000 07 00 



22 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

In the Cheas Roome lb 8 d 

1 ffriing pan 1 small tub of flower 2 stone Jares 
\ firkens of soap, 1 barrill churne 3 trais, 2 
"wooden bottles 1 forme, 6 chees fats candles an 
box 5 earthen milk pans 2 wooden boles 1 chees 
tub 1 churne, 1 creme pott 1 kneeding troff . 001 18 00 

1 Still with brass bottom 000 12 00 

1 pail old earthen ware 1 grid iron 1 chaffing dish 

other small Irons 000 03 00 

3 small earthen dishes 1 earthen bason 1 pott of 

sugar potts and glasses 000 06 00 

008 18 00 
In his closet 

1 small vice 001 02 00 

1 desk 1 great pair of stil yards ... . . 001 10 00 
Carpenters tooles and other tooles old iron with 

other lumber ' 005 00 00 

In the southwest Cham b 

1 table 1 truncke 000 12 00 

His liberary 029 00 00 

037 04 00 
50 Bushels of Indian 18 bushels of rye 8 bushels of 

malt 008 18 00 

Hay in the barne unthrashed rye barly and oates . 011 00 00 

6^Acres of standing Indian corne 008 00 00 

6 Cows 2 steers, 1 bull 2 yearlings 4 calves . . 029 00 00 

1 Hors 2 mares 003 10 00 

37 sheep 009 05 00 

7 swine 4 pigs 007 00 00 

1 beetle weges and old iron grindstone 3 Sythes 3 

forks 001 11 00 

Plowsheers spades houghs 1 old bedsted . . . 000 19 00 
Hors trases plow chaines fetters 001 11 00 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 23 

lb s d 

Plows and plow irons 1 cart and its appurtenances 005 05 00 
Axes bils great hammer 2 iron bars 001 14 00 

087 13 00 

2 men servants 010 00 00 

ffarme lyng for 500 acres 1000 00 00 

Thirty acres of land near the hous of Jn° Clark . 015 00 00 
50 acres of land neer to Elder Wiswals .... 086 00 00 

50 acres of land at brush hill 020 00 00 

100 Acres of land neer bald patte meddow . . . 070 00 00 

6 Acres of Meddow at bald patte 010 00 00 

50 Acres of sedar swamp and adjoining upland . 020 00 00 

280 Acres of land neer Dedham 140 00 00 

The long marsh and upland at the pines .... 100 00 00 

400 Acres of land at Billerica 080 00 00 

4£ acres of meddow nere the meddow of Thomas 

Greenwood 000 00 00 

1507 00 00 

Cash belonging to the widdow 063 00 00 

More in cash 007 00 00 

The estate is Creditor as appears p r bils . . . . 075 00 00 

145 00 00 
Summe totall 2477 19 00 

the estate is debttor 003 15 00 

This estate in all the above mentioned particulars 

was Apprised August 10 1681 

By us 

Thomas Prentice 

James Trowbridg 

Sworne 26. 6. 81 By M rs Eliz b Jackson 

And M r Edward Jackson 

Before Daniell Gookin Esq r Assistant 

& Thomas Danforth 

Middlesex, Mass. Probate, vol. 5, * pp. Ill to 124. 



24 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

UttOto) Ull JWetT by These Presents, that I Elisabeth Jack- 
son of Newtown in the County of Middlesex in the Province of 
Massachusets Bay in Newengland widow, being aged and in- 
firm of body, but of disposing Judgment and memory, doe 
make this my last will and Testament in manner and form fol- 
lowing Hereby Revoking and disannulling all other wills verbal 
or written made by me at any time heretofore. I commit my 
soul into the hands of my faithful Creator and mercifull Re- 
deemer and my Body to decent burial at the discretion of my 
Executors in belief of a glorious Ressurrection. And as for 
my temporal estate, I dispose of it as followeth. I have already 
given to my son John Olliver deceased his full Portion. I doe 
give and bequeath to my son Thomas Olliver that twenty five 
Pound in money which he oweth me only my will is he shall 
pay six Pound to his own children. I give also to my said son 
Thomas Olliver Doctor Boltons treatise, a smal deske and 
twenty shillings in money. I give to my son Edward Jackson 
three Pounds worth of pewter and a large cypress chest Both 
already in his possession, and that five pound in mone} 7 , which 
I lent him some years since. I give to my said son Jackson the 
two upper parts of my large silver gilt salt cellar, twenty shil- 
ling in money and my stock of cattel now in his hand valued at 
sixteen pound in money only my will is he shall pay out of said 
stock twenty shilling ^apiece to his own Children. I give to my 
Daughter Elisabeth Wiswal the one halfe of a silver beer bowl 
and the one halfe of a gilt wine cup, the other halfe of both 
which said cups I give to my son Thomas Olliver, they shall 
divide them or the value of them as they shall agree betwixt 
themselves. I give to my son Jackson besides what is above- 
mentioned two silver spoons, whereof one is knopt. I doe give 
to my son in law Nehemiah Hobart his heirs and Assigns for- 
ever my lot of Land lying for twelve Acres adjoyning to the 
Pasture of my said Son in lawe only my will is he shal pay ten 
pounds to his own children. I give to my forenamed Son 
Hobart all the charge I have expended in adding to his build- 



EDWARD JACKSON, THE EMIGRANT. 25 

ings, a smal red chest, my best feather bed with one feather 
bolster, two feather Pillows, my green serge curtains and val- 
lence, one large worsted Rug and forty shillings in money. I 
doe give to my Daughter Sarah Hobart the Lowermost part of 
my large silver salt cellar. I give to my son in law Joseph 
Fuller forty shillings in money, whereof my Daughter Lidia his 
wife hath ten shillings already. I doe also give to my said son 
Fuller that eight Pound, which he oweth me for land. I give 
to my daughter Elisabeth Bond forty shilliugs in money. I 
give to my gradchild Elisabeth Prentice the daughter of my son 
Edward Jackson one smal silver wine cup. I give to my grand- 
child Elisabeth Fuller one silver spoon. I give to my Daughter 
Elisabeth "Wiswal besides what is above mentioned my silk scarf 
and my riding gown. I give to the children of my deceased 
Daughter Hannah Wilson six Pounds in money, whereof my 
Grandson Nathanael Wilson hath received forty shillings al- 
ready, which shall be reputed his full share, the remaining four 
children shall have twenty shilling apiece. Whatsoever estate 
of mine not expressly disposed of in this my last Will and 
Testament shall remain at my deceas in money, houshold 
goods, wearing apparel, Debts, or any other thing to me by 
right appertaining All the above-named legacies, debts and 
funeral charges being first paid, shall be thus disposed of that 
is to say one fourth part to my Daughter Elisabeth Bond, one 
fourth part to the children of my Daughter Sarah Hobart And 
the Remaining half to the Daughters of my deceased Daughter 
Hannah Wilson, Elisabeth Wilson shall have twenty shillings 
more of this half than her two sisters said Elisabeth shall have 
a feather bed of tow-tickin, a bolster of the same a small green 
Rug two thin blankets one old colourd coverlet and one pair of 
sheets And if these Severals mentioned shall be more than the 
just and equal share of my said grand daughter Elisabeth Wil- 
son, she shal Return the overplus to her two Sisters. I doe 
nominate and constitute my son Thomas Olliver and my son 
Edward Jackson to be my true and lawfull Executors. For 



26 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

confirmation of this my last will and Testament I doe hereunto 
set my hand and seal this Eighth day of September In the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and nine The eighth 
'year of the Reign of our Sovereign Anne of Great Britain &c : 
Queen &c: 

Elizabeth Jackson (Seal) 

Made, published, signed and sealed the Day and year above 
written in presence of us witnesses 

John Spring Sener 

James Trowbridge Se nor - 

John Osland 

Caleb Trowbridge 
Camb. 14^ Nov.* r 1709 Midd* memorandum M r Thomas 
Oliver Mr. Edward Jackson the Execute nominated in this last 
Will & Testam* of M r .? Elizabeth Jackson deed Exhibited the 
same for probate, and Mr. James Trowbridge, John Osland & 
Caleb Trowbridge made oath that they see the s d deed sign & 
seal and heard her publish this Instrument to be her last Will 
and Testament & she was of good & disposing mind & Adm° is 
Comitted to the s d . Tho. Oliver & Edw d . Jackson, they bringing 
in an Inv?. & accounting as the law directs. 

By Frd. Foxcroft Judge of probate. 

Middlesex, Mass. Probate, Vol. 12, part 2, *pp. 29-30. 
Children of Edward and Frances Jackson. 



I. 


Israel, 


b. 


bap. 


Mar. 


9, 1631. 1 




II. 


Margaret, 


(< 


t( 


Jan. 


1, 1633. 




III. 


Hannah, 


it 


n 


May 


1, 1634; m. 


— John Ward of 

Newton . 


IV. 


Rebecca, 


(< 


(c 


Oct. 


12, 1636; m. 


— Thomas Pren- 
tice of Newton. 


V. 


Caleb, 


<« 


<< 


Oct. 


10, 1638. 1 




VI. 


Joseph, 


t< 


(< 


Sept. 


13, 1639. 1 





SEABEAS JACKSON. 

VII. Frances, b. bap. 

VIII. Jonathan, " " 



IX. Seabas or 

Seabeas, " 



27 

d. in Cambridge, 

Oct. 5, 1648. 2 

m. — Elizabeth 

Baker. Settled 

in Boston, and 

died Aug. 28, 

1693. 

m. Sarah Baker. 



Children of Edward and Elizabeth (Newgate) Jackson. 

I. Sarah, b. Jan. 5, 1649-50; m. March 21, 1676-7, Rev. 

Nehemiah Hobart of New- 
ton. 

II. Edward, "Dec. 15,1652; m. 1. Grace . 2. Abigail 

— lived in Newton, and 

died Sept. 30, 1727. 

IH. Lydia, » 1656; m. 13-12-1678-9, Joseph 

Fuller of Newton. 

IV. Elizabeth, " April 28, 1658 ; m. 1. 28-4-1677, John Pren- 

tice of Newton. 2. , 

Jonas Bond of Watertown. 

V. Hannah, " 1660; m. — Nathaniel Wilson of 

Newton. 

VI. Ruth, " Jan. 15, 1664; died Jan. 7, 1691-2, unm. 



2. 

Seabas or Seabeas Jackson, son of Edward and 
Frances ( ) Jackson, according to tradition, was born 

1 The Register of St. Mary's Church, Whitechapel, London, shows 
the burials of an Israel Jackson, March 20, 1631, a Caleb Jackson, 
Nov. 20, 1638, a Joseph Jackson, Sept. 28, 1639. Somerby papers, 
Mass. Hist. Society. 

2 See page 11, for statement concerning this entry, it being be- 
lieved to be an error in the record. 



28 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

when his parents were on their voyage to America in 
1643. 

If this is correct, he was nearly twenty-eight years old 
when he married, 19-2-1671 (Middlesex County Records), 
or 19-8-1671 (Cambridge Town Record), Sarah Baker, 

daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Baker of Roxbury, 

who was baptized April 24, 1650. 

By the will of his father, Seabeas received " my house in 
which he at present dwelleth w th an hundred and fifty acres 
of land thereunto adjoyning as it is allredy laid out and 
bounded." Jackson's "History of Newton," page 337, 
states " that house was eighteen feet by twenty two, with 
two stories and stood on the same spot now occupied by 
the mansion of William Jackson Esq." (527 Washington 
Street, Newton). 

Seabeas Jackson died December 6, 1690, and was proba- 
bly buried in the first burying-ground of Newton, on Centre 
Street. 

In the name of God, Amen. 

I doe make and publish this Instrument to be my Last will 
& Testament Being ill & weak in body And of a disposeing 
mind. I Comit my body to the earth, my soul to God that gave 
it, in hope of A glorious resurrection And dispose of my out- 
ward estate as followeth 

Imprimis. I doe give unto my beloved wife Sarah the im- 
provement of my whole estate moveable & . imoveable for her 
Comfortable mentainance And well bringing up of my Chilldren 
dureing her natuarall Life or so Long as she Continueth to be 
my widdow And in Case my wife shall Chang her Condition 
she shall have ye west end of my house a small orchard behind 
the house firewood and five pounds a yeare dureing her Life 
in monie And one third of my moveable estate at her owne 
disposall 



SEABEAS JACKSON. 29 

It is my will that my sons enioy my Lands (viz) Edward 
sixty acres the qu alii tie of the Land being Considered in the 
dividing the remender being about 110 Acres equally amongst 
my other thre sons And it is my will that my three daughters 
have equall shares of my estate & Ten pounds apeece Less then 
a sons single portion the haying Lands and moveables being in- 
differantly prized my son Edward shall have a duble share in 
ye houseing and moveables And if any of my Children shall 
die before yey be of age their portion shall be divided amongst 
those y* that survive Edwai'd haveing a duble share and my 
sons shall have Convenient wayes through each other of their 
Lands it is my will that my wife shall have ye disposeing of 
my two silluer spoons, to which of my Children she shall please 
And what was given to me my wife or Children by my honoured 
father baker shall be acording to his will. 

If any of my sons when they are Capable of learning a Trade 
shall Leave the familie & Choose a trade they shall abate Ten 
pounds of their portion. I doe make my beloved wife and my 
son Edward Joynt excecutors who shall receive & pay all due 
debts & defray Charges for my decent buriall, Unto this my 
Last will and Testament I doe put my hand and seal the Third 
day of december In the year of Our Lord 1690. 

If any of my sons be minded 
to alienate their Lands which I 
have here given them, any of 
their brothers shall have Lib- 
erty to purchase ye same giv- 
ing as much as another. 
This writen before ye assine- 
ment hereof. 
Read, signed & sealed 

In the presence off his 

Joseph ffuller Sebeas I Jackson (Seal) 

Ledy ffuller mark 

Thomas Greenwood 



30 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

Aprill 7, 91, Camb. Joseph ffuller & Tho Greenwood de- 
posed in Court y l y ey were p r sonally p r sent, and saw Sebeas 
Jackson sign, seale and heard him publish this as his last will 
&.Testament & y' he was then of a disposing minde & y* they 
saw Lydia fuller set thereto her hand as a wittness 

Atts Sam 11 Phipps Cle r 

The Inventory of the estate of Sebeas Jackson of New Cam- 
bridge deceased the 6 th of december 1690. 

The dwelling-house & barn . . . . 70 00 00 
170 acres of upland & medow . . .350 00 00 

2. acres & an halfe of marsh . . . 18 00 00 

3 oxen & 7 Cows 24 00 00 

3 heiffers a Calfe & bull 07 10 00 

3 horses & 14 sheep 13 10 00 

8 small swine 02 10 00 

wearing Aparill '. . . 12 00 00 

new Cloath & triming 08 00 00 

in parler 

A bed beding & Curtains . . . . 12 00 00 

A Cubbord & 3 Chestes . . . . . 04 12 00 

a table fourms & joynt stools . . . 02 00 00 

Armes & furneture for Trooping . . 03 10 00 

Twelve Cheires . 18 00 

endirons tougues & fire sh" .... 1 00 00 

16 pair of sheets 16 00 00 

pillow bears & table Lining . . . * 4 10 00 

In other roomes 

3 beds and beding 12 00 00 

In brass & puter 7 00 00 

endirons & Tramels 2 00 00 

Iron pot & Cetle 15 00 

warmeing pan 05 00 

wool & yern 6 00 00 



SEABEAS JACKSON. 31 

about 30 bushels English Corn ... 3 10 00 

Indian Corne 6 00 00 

3 barils of meat . 5 00 00 

other provitions 1 05 00 

wooden & earthen vessels .... 1 18 00 

tining ware & glass botles .... 05 00 

Spits & frieing pan 06 00 

wheels & Cardes 10 00 

Cart & wheeles 2 00 00 

Utansels for husbandry 3 00 00 

a grinding stone 06 00 

Books 1 10 00 

plate & mony 7 00 00 

Sume Totall 609 10 00 

Debts Coming to ye estate . . . . 8 10 00 
mony debts goeing from ye estate . . 7 01 00 

The estate prized the 2^ day of January 1690/91 
By us Joseph ffuller 

Thomas Greenwood. 

Middlesex, Mass. Probate, vol. 7, page 155. 

This Writing Witnesseth That Sarah Jackson of Newtown in 
the County of Middlesx. Within her Maj'T 8 Province of the 
Massachusets Bay in New England Relict Widow of M- Sebus 
Jackson. Late of s4 Town dec* at the earnest request and for 
the better Promoting of the Comfortable Subsitence of my 
Sons Viz' Edward Jackson, John Jackson, Jon? Jackson and 
Joseph Fuller Guardian to Joseph Jackson Minf all of the 
above s d Town County & Province. Do agree as follows, That 
Whereas by the Last Will & Testament of our above s"? Father 
the Housing, Lands and Moveables were given to our Mother Mrs. 
Sarah Jackson for her Comfortable Subsistence and the bringin 
up of his children during the time our s*? S* Mother Remained his 



32 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

Widow ; It is Mutually Agreed by the above s d Sarah Jackson, 
Edward Jackson, John Jackson, Jon? Jackson & Joseph Fuller 
Guardian to Joseph Jackson MinT — That the Whole of ye 
s5 Lands, and quick Stock now being, be divided according to 
our s d Fathers Last Will and Testam! Excepting these sev- 
eral Particulars following viz* The S d Sarah Jackson, Reserves 
the Whole of s d Mansion during her life the benefit of the Well 
for Water and Garden plott where it now is adjacent to s d 
House all the Apples of four Apple trees, two in the Orchard 
by the House and two upon the Orchard on the Hill in s d Land 
which four Trees the s d Sara A Jackson to choose yearly and the 
running of two Swine on s d Tenement yearly Summer and Win- 
ter, The Liberty of the yard to Lay her Wood in and free pas- 
sage for Teames, Horses, Cattle, Passengers of and unto s d 
premises also Twelve Cords of Wood laid at said Mansion 
House that is four Cords of Wood at or on the first of March, 
and Eight Cord at or on Michaelmas day Annually and if that be 
not enough, then what she wants more to cut and Cart of s d Mes- 
suage at her own Cost & Charge of Cutting & Carting and the 
use of the Priviledge in the Orchard also my Above s d children 
to find me a horse to use so often as I have occasion and four 
of the Cows w ch I shall please, and a Third part of the rest of 
the quick stock that is to say a Third part of Twelve Sheep at 
my own dispose for ever and the Third part of the s d Quickstock 
also the whole benefit of two acres & a half of Marsh at Cam- 
bridge Oyster Banks except a Seventh part of said Marsh being 
my above s d Son Edwards ; The aboves d Edw d Jackson, Jn° 
Jackson, Jon? Jackson and Joseph Fuller Guardian to Joseph 
Jackson MinT Yeilding and paying yearly every Quarter of a 
year the full and Just Sum of Sixteen pounds in equal proportion 
according to the Judgem* of Indifferent men chosen for s a . end 
in curr' passing Silver money in s d Province or Bills of Credit 
w l . b out advance that is to say Four pounds at or before the 

first day of June next Ensuing yl Date hereof and pounds 

at or before the first day of September next Ensuing, and four 



SEABEAS JACKSON. 33 

pounds at or before the first day of Decenibr next Ensuing, and 
four pounds at or before the first day of March next Ensuing 
the Date hereof, and So yearly and every year at four like 
equal paym 1 . 3 to her the above s? Sarah Jackson or to her cer- 
tain Attorney at her now Mansion house during the time she, 
our s? Mother remain our S? Fathers Widow, and also we the 
above named Edward Jackson, Jn° Jackson, Jon? Jackson & 
Jos : Fuller Guardian to Joseph Jackson Minf do for ourselves 
our Heires Execu? and Adm r . s Covenant, Promise and Grant to 
and with our s d Mother Mrs Sarah Jackson and her certain 
attorney to pay or caus to be p? to our Sisters Eliz? Grant, 
Sarah Draper and Mary Jackson their Portions bequeathe* 5 to 
them by the Last Will and Testam* of our S? Hon? Father 
dec? according to the time, Manner, and Specie, Excepting 
only to our s? Sister Mary twelve pounds in Money or such 
Goods as she shall need at money price "when thro A Sickness 
or by Marriage she shall see Cause to demand, Provided al- 
ways and it is the true Intent and meaning hereof whatsoever 
above written to the contrary notwithstanding, That it shall be 
in the power of our s? Mother That if the aboves? Edw? Jack- 
son, Jn? Jackson, Jon? Jackson or Joseph Fuller Guardian to 
Joseph Jackson Minr or their Heirs Exec? Adnr? or Assignes 
or any or either of them do neglect or refuse to make the sev- 
eral paym 4 ? as aboves? it is expressed, The above s? Sarah 
Jackson or her certain Attorney shall & may by virtue of these 
Presents Re enter and full Possion take of all the Premises 
aboves? in all respects as it was before the Signing and Sealing 
of these Presents, and Moreover we the above named Edw? Jack- 
son, Jn? Jackson, Jon? Jackson, & Joseph Fuller Guardian to 
Jo. Jackson Mini" do for ourselves, our heirs, Execu r . 8 & Admin™ 
further Covenant, Promise & Grant to & w^ our s? Mother M r . 3 
Sarah Jackson, That upon the Division of the aboves? Lands 
& Catties and at their Request to give such further Security to 
our s? Mother M r . 8 Sarah Jackson as by her further Advice shall 
be thought necessary in the law for the better security of her 

3 



34 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

aboves? Rents & payments that is to say Bondsmen to her 
Content & Satisfaction, and it is Covenanted over and above 
that the s"? Edw"? Jackson, Jn? Jackson, Jon? Jackson and 
Joseph Fuller Guardian to Jo. Jackson Minf shall not alienate 
the above a* Housing and Lands during the time of their above- 
s? Mothers Widowhood and it is further agreed that our 
s? Mother to pay no Rates or Taxes but only for the Mansion 
House on s~? Tenement and it is to be understood, That the 
Wood above mentioned is to be Oak & Walnut Wood or other 
good Wood for fire wood. In Witness Whereof we the above 
named, Sarah Jackson, Edw"? Jackson, John Jackson, Jon"? 
Jackson & Joseph Fuller Guardian to Joseph Jackson Min5 have 
hereunto set our hands and Seals this twenty fifth day of De- 
cember one Thousand Seven hundred & Seven & in the Sixth 
year of our Soveraign Lady Anne, over England &c. Queen. 

Sarah Jackson & a Seal Edw? Jackson & a Seal, John Jack- 
son & a Seal Jon* Jackson & a Seal, Jo: Fuller Guardian for 
Jo : Jackson & a Seal : Signed Sealed and owned in the pres- 
ence of Jonathan Hides, Hannah Hides, Munnings Sawin, 
James Trowbridge Senf Jonathan Fuller, Munnings Sawin 

Middles*, Cambr. March 17 4 ! 1 1707/8. 

Mr? Sarah Jackson,, Edward Jackson, John Jackson Jona- 
than Jackson and Capt Joseph Fuller Guardian for Joseph 
Jackson personally appearing before me the Subscriber Judge 
of the Probate of Wills &c. acknowledged the above written 
Instrument to be their Voluntary act & Deed. 

J. Leverett. 

Middlesex, Mass. Probate, vol. 12, part 1, pp. 213-215. 

This Agreem* of the four Sons of Mr Seabous Jackson our 
Honoured Father who dec 1 ! Decembr y e 6'. h 1690 in the Division 
of lands left to them by their Hon? Father as it lyeth Within 
the bounds of Newtown in the County of Middles* Containing 



SEABEAS JACKSON. 35 

by Estimation one hundred ninety Seven acres, Edw"? Jack- 
son, John Jackson, Jon? Jackson and Joseph Fuller Guardian 
to Jo : Jackson Min r . We do all of us, and every of us agree 
and Consent to the Division of s~? Lands by agreem' with and 
free consent of our Hon"? Mother Mrs. Sarah Jackson and do 
covenant & promise to pay to our s? Mother according to 
Agreem! Dated Decemnr. 25-1707, our Equal Proportion as men 
shall Judge it and to pay to their Sisters according to their said 
Fathers Will — And further we do agree That their shall be an 
open highway from the Countrey Road beginning at the North 
End of Jn? Bacon's Land to be two Rods wide where it may 
best suite the whole as We may jointly agree until it comes to 
the Elbow in Smelt brook near where the old house stood, so to 
run further up s? Brook Eight Rods for convenient Watering for 
Cattle and one Gate to Stand at the Country Road and another 
Gate or convenient Draw Bars at the End of s* Way : Further 
It is agreed upon That their shall be an highway from the 
Gate or Drawbars at the end of s*? two Rod-way up to Lands 
and meadow called by the name of the new meadow as con- 
venient as it may be with the least Damage for John and 
Jon f Jackson and to their Heires and assigns for ever for them 
to Cart, Ride, or pass w*. h their cattle as occasion may require, 
and s? Ways to be made & Maintained at all times as need 
requires by us all Joyntly. 

1. — To Edward Jackson & to his Heires and Assigns for- 
ever Sixty acres of upland & meadow land, and is butted & 
bounded westerly w* y e Land of James Barton, s"? Line Ex- 
tending one hundred & Seventy Rods, Southerly w*. h y e Lands 
of John Jackson, Jon? Jackson and MinF and Mr Nehemiah 
Hubbart, s* line extending one hundred and twelve Rods, and 
two quarters, and Easterly w l . h the Land of Jo : Jackson, a 
straight line extending one hundred ninety & five Rods, begin- 
ning North upon a Rock in Smelt brook. 

2. To Joseph Jackson & to his Heires & Assigns forever, 
Forty five acres and three quarters, & thirty one Rods of Up- 



36 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

land & meadow Land and is butted and bounded Westerly 
w 1 . 11 Smelt brook and y e Land of y e aboves d Edw d Jackson, 
s d Line running upon the Brook Twenty four Rodds and from 
s d Rock in Smelt brook extending one hundred, ninety five 
Rodds upon a straight line to M r Nehemiah Hubbarts Lands 
and upon the Land of the s d Mr Hubbart, Southerly s~ d Line 
being ten Rods, Easterly w^ the Lands of Jon? Jackson, a 
Straight line extending one Hundred and ninety Rods and 
Northerly with the Land of Step : Cook s d Line Extending Sixty 
two Rods & three quarters. 

3. To Jon a Jackson & to his Heires & Assigns forever Thirty 
six acres & Three Rods of upland & meadow land & is butted 
and bounded Westerly w l ? the Land of the aboves? Joseph 
Jackson s d Westerly Line being one hundred & nineteen Rods. 
Southerly w'. h the Land of Mr. Nehemiah Hubbart s~? Line being 
in Length Eleven Rodds Easterly w th the land of John Jackson 
s d line extending one hundred thirty six Rods to a Joynt, from 
s d Joynt a Straight line forty two Rods to the above s d Steph : 
Cooks line and bounded Northerly w'! 1 y e Land of y e s d Steph : 
Cook s d line extending Sixty Six Rods & x />,. 

4. To John Jackson & to his Heires & Assigns forever 
Thirty two Acres three quarters and nineteen Rodds of Upland 
& meadow land & is^ butted & bounded Westerly w'. h yf Land 
of y e above s d Jon a . Jackson s d line being Straight forty two 
Rodds to a Joynt, & from s d Joynt a straight line extending 
one hundred thirty six Rodds Southerly w 4 . h the Land of M r . 
Nejiemiah Hubbart Eleven Rodds Easterly w l . h the Lands of 
John Trayne and Thomas Traine a straight line extending 
Sixty Rodds, Southerly w* y e . s d Traine's Lands nine Rodds, 
Easterly w* the Lands of Sam 1 ? Hides, Jn? Mason, Jon? Green 
& Jon a Bacon a straight line extending one hundred & Seven 
Rodds to a Joynt upon the Countrey Road & from s" d Joynt 
Eleven Rodds & }i & Northerly upon the Land of Steph : Cook 
Thirty Seven Rodds. 

5. To s d Jn° Jackson & to his Heires & assigns for ever, 



SEABEAS JACKSON. 37 

Thirteen acres & twelve Rodds of upland & meadow Land but- 
ting upon the aboves d Lands at y e . Southwesterly corner of 
the above s? Edw ? Jacksons land & bounded Westerly w'. h the 
land of y* aboves? James Barton Twenty two Rodds then w'! 1 
y e . Land of John Ward Jun r a straight line one hundred twenty 
& Six Rodds to the Land of Lieu' Jn? Spring Thirteen Rodds 
& a half, Easterly w'? y* Land of Mr Nehemiah Hubbart thirty 
and one Rodd Northerly w l . h the Land of Jon f Jackson Ten 
Rodd. then Easterly with the land of s? Jon? Jackson a 
straight line & Northly w* the Land of the above s? Edw? 
Jackson twelve Rodds. 

6. To Jon? Jackson & to his Heirs & assigns forever nine 
acres three quart" & Twenty Eight Rodds of upland & 
Meadow land butting up on the Land of Edw d Jackson West- 
erly, & bounded Westerly & Southerly w'. h the Land of the 
aboves d Jn? Jackson, & Easterly w'. h the Land of M? Nehemiah 
Hubbart a Straight line one hundred & nine Rods & Northerly 
w'? the Land of the above s d Edw? Jackson. And Moreover 
whereas by Division the Mansion House & Barne doth stand 
upon that part of Land that falleth to Jon? Jackson by s"? Di- 
vision, and remains yet undivided I the above s d Jon? Jack- 
son do by these presents Bind myself, my Heires, Exec 1 ? & 
Adm. firmly by these Presents to pay or cause to be paid to 
the Heires of s? House & Barne what is their just Right in time 
& Manner according to the Last Will & Testam? of our above- 
sd Father or otherways as they may agree, And we do agree 
over and above all what is above Written That We the above- 
sd Edw? Jackson Jn? Jackson, Jon? Jackson & Joseph Fuller 
Guardian to Joseph Jackson aboves? Will not Sell Alienate nor 
any ways dispose of the aboves? Lands or any of them during 
the time of our s"? Mothers Widowhood w th out her free consent 
& Liberty, In Witness whereof we the above named Edw? Jack- 
son. Jn? Jackson, Jon ? Jackson & Joseph Fuller Guardian to 
Joseph Jackson, have hereunto set our hands & Seals this fifth 
day of March one thousand Seven hundred & Seven Eight & 



38 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY.. 

in the Sixth year of her Maj'? s Reign. Anne Over England &c. 
Queen. 

Edw? Jackson & a Seal, John Jackson & a Seal Jon? 
Jackson and a Seal. Joseph Fuller Guardian to Joseph Jack- 
son and a Seal. Sarah Jackson & a Seal Signed Sealed & 
owned in y e Presence of James Trowbridge SenF Jon? Fuller, 
Munnings Sawin 

Middles 86 ss. Cambr. March 17 th 1707/8. 

M r . Edw? Jackson, John Jackson, Jon? Jackson & Captain 
Joseph Fuller Guardian to Joseph Jackson personally appear- 
ing before me the Subscriber Judge of the Probate of Wills &c. 
acknowledged the above written Instrument to be their Volun- 
tary Act & Deed. 

J. Leverett. 

Middlesex, Mass. Probate, vol. 12, part 1, pp. 215-218. 

On page 140, of vol. 24, of the Land Records of Middle- 
sex County, Mass., is a deed, dated June 17, 1724, from 
Sarah Jackson, of New Town, widow of Sebas, deceased, 
to her son-in-law, Jonathan Draper, of Roxbury, convey- 
ing all her right in the estate of her deceased husband, in 
consideration of said Jonathan giving her support for life 
at his house. 

On the Roxbury records of births, marriages, and 
deaths, 1 it is recorded, " The widow Sarah Jacson died 
April 20 th 1725," and a monument in the West Roxbury 
burial-ground bears the inscription, " Here lyes ye body 
of Mrs Sarah Jackson, wid. to Mr Sebes. Jackson aged 
75 years. Dec"? April ye 20, 1725." 2 

1 These records are now in the office of the Registrar of Births, 
Marriages, and Deaths in Boston. 

2 N. E. Hist, and Genl. Register, vol. 7, p. 331. Jackson's " New- 
ton," p. 337, makes another error in giving her date of death as 
March 25, 1726. 



SEABEAS JACKSON. 



39 



August 2, 1725. The Suffolk Probate Court appointed 
Jonathan Draper, of Roxbury, administrator on the estate 
of " his mother in law Sarah Jackson formerly of Newton, 
but late of Roxbury," and he gave a bond of .£100 for the 
faithful performance of his duties. 

The administration account was settled May 9, 1726, 
and some of the items are not without interest to the 
reader : — 



P d for gloves for the funeral 
P 1 for wine for the funeral . 
P d for the coffin .... 
P d for diging the grave . . 
P d Expences on Relations • 
P 1 for gravestones . . 



£ s 

8 16 
3 17 
12 
4 
2 
1 15 



I. 

II. 
III. 



Children of Sebeas and Sarah (Baker) Jackson. 
b 



Edward, 

Sebas, 

John, 



IV. Sarah, 



Elizabeth, 



VI. John, 



Sept. 12, 1672; m. Mary . 

March 12, 1673 j 1 
March 21, 1675; died young. 
< Nov. 8, 1680, County record; 
(. Nov. 10, 1680, Town " m. Jonathan 
Draper of Roxbury, not 
John, as stated in Jackson's 
"Newton." 
March 2, 1683; m. 1. Caleb Grant of Wes- 
ton. 2. John Taylor of 
Brookline. 
March 15, 1685; m. 1. Mary Curtis. 2. Mary 
Bettis, and removed to 
Woodstock, Conn., between 
April, 1713, and Oct., 1717. 



1 This entry is copied from Jackson's " Newton." A careful ex- 
amination of the town records of Cambridge and Newton, also the 
county records at East Cambridge, fails to show any authority for the 
birth of such a child. 



40 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

VII. Jonathan, b. Sept. 10, 1686; was a mariner, and soon 

after Dec, 1713, sailed for 

the Bay of Campeachy, and 

never returned. Probably 

unm. 

VIII. Mary, " Dec. 26, 1687; m. Timothy Whiting of Dor- 

chester. 

IX. Joseph, " March 6, 1690; m. Patience Hides or Hyde, 

and lived in Newton. 



Edward Jackson (Seabeas 2, Edward 1) was born Sep- 
tember 12, 1672, in that part of Cambridge which became 
the town of Newton. The date of his marriage to his wife 
Mary, her date of birth, and the names of her parents are 
all unknown. In the land records of Middlesex County, 
Edward is called " a yeoman." 

He inherited from his father 60 acres of land, beside a 
double share in the remainder of the estate. In December, 
1728, " for parental love and affection," he conveyed to his 
son Edward, Jr., 9| acres of land, " to be reckoned as £100 
towards his portion of my estate." 1 In April, 1729, he 
conveyed to his son Isaac, " housewright," 20 acres. 2 One 
half of his homestead of 60 acres was deeded to his son 
" Mical " in April, 1734, in addition to 10 acres of wood- 
land, which he gave him in November, 1732. 3 

In February, 1746, in anticipation of his death, he con- 
conveyed, — 

" for love, good will and affection which I have and do bear 
unto my dutiful sous Isaac Jackson housewright, Sebus Jack- 

1 Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 46, p. 511. 

2 Ibid., vol. 37, p. 675. 

s Ibid., vol. 35, pp. 357 and 369. 



EDWARD JACKSON. 41 

sou husbandman, and Michael Jackson tanner, and to my two 
dutiful daughters, viz. Experience Tozer the now wife of John 
Tozer and Sarah Norcross the now wife of Phillip Norcross all 
of Newton the sundry goods chattells, housel stuff, wearing 
apparrell &c. hereafter mentioned and upon the condition here- 
after mentioned viz after my and my wife Marys decease 
l 8t I give and grant to my son Sebus and my son Michael 
aforesaid and to their heirs and assigns forever all my chattells 
Husbandry tools &c out of doors to be equally divided between 
them and I give and grant unto my son Michael my gun and 
my staff within doors and all the remainder of my household 
goods within doors. I give and grant unto my two daughters, 
viz Experience Tozer and Sarah Norcross aforesaid and to 
their heirs and assigns to be divided between them Sarah Nor- 
cross her heirs &c to have in value ten pounds old tenor more 
than Experience Tozer. 2 d ly I give and grant to my three 
sons, Isaac Sebus and Michael all my wearing apparell both 
linnen and woolen leather &c. after my decease to be equally 
divided between them or their heirs &c. 3 ly I give unto my 
beloved wife Mary the use and improvement of all the above 
demised premises during her natural life if she should survive 
me and to dispose of any particular thing as she sees cause. 
4 th ly and that if any of my children above mentioned their 
heirs &c shall contend or make any suit in the law concerning 
the above demised premises, that they and every of them so 
contending shall have no part or proportion in the premises or 
in any part or parcell thereof, but shall remain to those who 
do not contend it." 1 

And by another deed of the same date he conveyed, — 

" unto my dutifull sons, Sebus Jackson husbandman Michael 
Jackson tanner and to my grandson Abraham Jackson black- 
smith, 10 acres of woodland in Newton, bounded Northerly by 

1 Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 46, p. 514. 



42 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

lands of Noah Sparhawk Easterly by lands of said Sebus, 
Southerly & Westerly upon Charles River, viz I give unto my 
grandson Abraham Jackson two acres of said ten acres bound- 
ing upon Charles River and the lands of Noah Sparhawk upon 
condition that the said Abraham his heirs &c shall provide 
and bring to my now dwelling house in Newton three good 
loads of wood cut ready for the fire yearly and every year 
during mine and my wife Mary's natural lives and the remain- 
ing eight acres I give to my two sons Sebus Jackson and 
Michael Jackson to be equally divided between them upon con- 
dition that the said Sebus and Michael and their heirs &c shall 
find, provide bring home to my said dwelling house cut and fit 
for the fire so much more wood than is above mentioned as 
shall be necessary or needfull for the comfortable support of 
me and my said wife Mary during our naturall lives, and at 
our decease to give and provide for each of us a Christian and 
decent burial." x 

The Newton City Records show that Edward Jackson 
died March 27, 1748. The date of his wife's death is not 
recorded ; but it was after January 6, 1751-2. 2 



Children of Edward and Mary ( ) Jackson 

I. Experience, b. Aug. 9, 1696 

II., Edward, " Oct. 1, 1698 

in. Isaac, " Feb. 2, 1701 



m. Oct. 15, 1718, John To- 
sier or Tozer of Newton. 
m. Abigail Gale, and lived 
in Newton. 
m. July 10, 1729, Ruth 
Greenwood, and lived in 
Newton. 



1 Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 46, p. 515. 

2 See Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 51, p. 136, for a deed, dated 
Jan. 6, 1751-2, from Abraham Jackson, grandson of Edward and 
Mary, to Michael Jackson, tanner, in consideration of said Michael's 
furnishing firewood for said Mary during her life. 



MICHAEL JACKSON. 



43 



IV. Sarah, b. Oct. 28, 1703; m. Oct. 26, 1721, Philip 

Norcross, and lived in 
Newton. 

V. Seabas, " April 20, 1706; m. Dec. 2, 1731, Abigail 

Patten, and lived in 
Newton. 

VI. Michael, » Feb. 28, 1709-10; m. Oct. 17, 1733, Phebe 

Patten. 

VII. Jonathan, " June 25, 1713; grad. Harv. Coll., 1733. 

" The Rev. Mr. Jona- 
than Jackson died at 
Kittry, June 26, 1736." 
Newton records. 

VIII. Anna, " Aug. 1714. 1 



4. 

Michael Jackson (Edward 3, Seabeas 2, Edward 1), 
born in. Newton, February 28, 1709-10, married, October 
17, 1733, Phebe Patten. She was probably daughter of 
Nathaniel and Deborah ( ) Patten, of Cambridge, and 
therefore born December 2, 1711. Michael was by trade a 
tanner. In November, 1732, he purchased of his father, for 
£34, a tract of 10 acres of woodland, bounding southerly 
on Charles Biver ; 2 and April 2, 1734, his father, for " the 
parental love and affection which I have and do bear to- 
wards my well beloved son Mical Jackson of the abovesaid 
town tanner," conveyed to him, — 

"one half part of the homested where the said Edward now 
dwells, the whole containing 60 acres and was given to sd 
Edward by his honored father Sebus Jackson. Said lands 

1 This name and date of birth is copied from Jackson's " Newton ; " 
but the Newton records do not show any such birth, neither is she 
mentioned in any of the conveyances made by Edward to his children. 

2 Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 35, p. 357. 



44 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY.. 

lying on both sides of the town way leading by the dwelling 
house of s d Edward. That part of the 60 acres now conveyed 
to said Mical by this deed which lies on the Northerly side of 
said town way with buildings thereon containing 7 acres more 
or less. Southerly by said town way. Easterly by land of Jo- 
seph Jackson Northerly by land of the heirs of James Barton 
dec'd & Westerly by a fence running from said town way along 
by said dwelling house until it comes to said Bartons line 
which encloseth the Westerly side of the premises, said fence 
to be the bounds between the lands now conveyed to said Mical 
& land conveyed to his brother Sebas by said Edward. The 
rest of said 60 acres containing 50 acres by estimation lying on 
the Southerly & Easterly sides of said town way bounded 
Northerly by said way Westerly partly by said way & by land 
of Edward Jackson Jr. Southerly by land of said Edward Jr & 
by land of John Cotton, Easterly by land of said Edward Jack- 
son Sen r and by land of Joseph Jackson Which part of said 60 
acres lies undivided The said Mical shall have so much less of 
the South part of s d 60 acres as he hath more on the North side 
of said Townway & so that in the whole he may have but one 
half part of 60 acres." 1 

Michael also received further gifts from his father, as 
mentioned on pages 40 and 41. 

The date of Michael Jackson's death is not recorded. 
Administration on his estate was granted to his widow 
Phebe and son Michael by the Probate Court for Middlesex 
County, October 17, 1757. 2 Among the papers relating to 
the estate on file in the Probate Office is the bill of his at- 
tending physician, Lazarus Beal. This bill shows the kinds 
and quantities of medicines furnished, with the price and 
charges for visits to him and a sick child. The last visit 

1 Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 35, p. 369. 

2 Middlesex, Mass. Probate, vol. 39, p. 52. 



MICHAEL JACKSON. 



45 



to Michael, as charged in this bill, was October 4, 1757, 
thirteen days prior to the granting of administration on his 
estate. The inventory of the estate is dated October 27, 
1757, and shows property to the amount of £453 4s. 3d. 
The estate proved insolvent, and the creditors received only 
part of the amount of their claims. These dates show that 
the time of his death as stated in Jackson's " Newton " 
(August 27, 1765) is impossible. Jackson also states that 
Michael's widow Phebe (Patten) Jackson died in 1776 ; 
but we have been unable to find the evidence upon which 
this statement was based. 



Children of Michael and Phebe (Patten) Jackson. 

I. Michael, b. Dec. 18, 1734; m. Jan. 31, 1759, Ruth Par- 

ker. 

II. Nathaniel, " April 13, 1736; d. Aug. 27, 1742. 

III. Phebe, " March 28, 1738 ; m. March 5, 1761, Aaron 

Child of Newton. 

IV. Mary, " Sept. 13, 1739. 

V. Deborah, " June 15, 1741; m. Jan. 20, 1764, Samuel 

Woodward of Newton. 

VI. Elizabeth, " Feb. 17, 1743; m. June 21, 1786, Nathaniel 

Fuller of Newton. 

VII. Nathaniel, " Aug. 7, 1744; d. Feb. 23, 1745. 

VIII. Patten, " Dec. 19, 1745; said to have 

removed to the South. 

IX. Katharine," Oct. 29, 1747; m. Joshua Ful- 

ler, Jr., of Newton. 

X. Jonathan, " Sept. 27, 1749; m. Mary Stone. 
XL Thomas, " m. Rachel Col- 
burn, and settled in Pitts- 
ton, Maine. 

XII. Priscilla, " Dec. 19, 1753; m. April 11, 1786, Samuel 

Woodward of Newton. 

XIII. Phineas, " Nov. 3, 1755; m. Ruth Wood. 

XIV. Oliver, " Dec. 13, 1756; m. Lucy Fuller,. 



46 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 



5. 

• Michael Jackson (Michael 4, Edward 3, Seabeas 2, 
Edward 1) was born in Newton, Mass., December 18, 1734. 
He married, January 31, 1759, Ruth Parker, daughter 
of Ebenezer and Sarah (Seavers) Parker of Newton, and 
who was born May 24, 1731. 

July 20, 1757, his father, " Michael Jackson of Newton 
tanner and wife Phebe," in consideration of " paternal love 
and affection," deeded him " The West part of my dwelling 
house (the oldest end) with the cellar under it, with privi- 
lege of yard room for laying wood and going to the well 
for water and about 3 roods of land with a tan house and 
slaughter house thereon, bounded Easterly and Southerly 
by the mill pond and stone wall, Northerly by my gang 
way, &c," valued at £30, and to be considered as part of 
his estate. 1 

Lieut. Michael Jackson, of Newton, 1st company, was 
one of seventy-five men drawn out of the first regiment 
militia, of Middlesex County, for the Crown Point Expe- 
dition. (Mass. Sta^e Archives, vol. 94, Roll 277.) 

The name of Lieut. Michael Jackson was among the list 
of soldiers belonging to Capt. Thomas Lord who have 
passed muster May 6, 1756. (Archives, vol. 94, Roll 
176.) 

Michael Jackson was Lieutenant in the company com- 
manded by Capt. Richard Gridley, which went in the 
expedition to Crown Point, serving from Feb. 18 to Dec. 
5, 1756, 41 weeks and 5 days, at £3 12s. per month. His 
pay for the service being £37 10s. lid. (Archives, vol. 95, 
p. 200.) 

1 Middlesex, Mass. Deeds, vol. 55, p. 360. 



GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON. 47 

Michael Jackson, of Newton, was Lieutenant in the com- 
pany of Capt. Johnson Moulton, and served from Dec. 13, 
1761, to May 27, 1762, five months and twenty-six days, 
at £5 per month, for which he received £29 12s. lid. 
(Archives, vol. 99, p. 176.) This last service is presum- 
ably in the expedition against Louisburg. 

At a town meeting held in Newton, March, 1774, Lieut. 
Michael Jackson was appointed field driver. Before 
twelve months had passed he rose to the rank of Captain, 
as would appear from the records of a town meeting held 
in March, 1775, when Capt. Michael Jackson was ap- 
pointed fence viewer and deer reeve. Upon receiving the 
news of the intended expedition of the British troops to 
Lexington and Concord, he marched at the head of a com- 
pany to the scene of conflict, and did good service. 

June 2, 1775, he was commissioned Major, in the regi- 
ment commanded by Col. Thomas Gardner, and was in 
the battle of Bunker Hill. The Colonel received wounds 
in this engagement, of which he died before the 6th of 
July following. This regiment became the 25th of the 
Continental Army, and was part of the forces at Cam- 
bridge in November, 1775, William Bond being Colonel, 
and Michael Jackson Lieutenant-Colonel. This regiment 
was soon ordered to the defence of New York City. 

On the Newton Town Records, under date of March 4, 
1777, appears this entry, "Voted, That there be paid to 
Col. Michael Jackson, for going in the Continental service 
to New York, the last summer Eight Pounds/' 

January 1, 1777, he was commissioned Colonel of the 8th 
Massachusetts Regiment, which he commanded until June 
12, 1783, when he was transferred to the command of the 
3d Massachusetts, as many of the regiments were being 
consolidated, and the number of the men greatly reduced. 



48 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY.. 

September 30, 1783, Congress " Resolved, That the secre- 
tary at war issue to all officers in the army, under the rank 
of major general, who hold the same rank now that they held 
in the year 1777, a brevet commission one grade higher 
than their present rank, having respect to their seniority ; 
and that commissions for full colonels be granted to the 
lieutenant colonels of 1777, the resolution of 27 th May 1778 
notwithstanding." In accordance with this resolution he 
was commissioned Brevet Brigadier-General, and served 
until Nov. 3, 1783. 

His five sons, the youngest less than eleven years old 
(being his only children), became too much interested in 
the cause of the Colonies to stay at home, and enlisted in 
their father's regiment. The mustering officer declined to 
accept the three youngest, and the case was taken before 
the Massachusetts General Court,, and, being of great in- 
terest, we print the documents in full, and in reply would 
say that they served through the war with honor to them- 
selves and their country : — 

State of Mass* 8 Bay In Council Sept r 29 th 1777 

"Whereas the Council have been informed that Col Michael 
Jackson commanding one of the Continental Battalions raised 
in this State has taken into his said Battalion Five of his Sons 
viz Michael Jackson born the 12 th Sept r 1759 Simon Jack- 
son born 20 th Nov 1 " 1760. Ebenezer Jackson born 18 th Decf 
1763, Amasa Jackson born 5 th June 1765, and Charles Jackson 
born Jan y 4 th 1767 Which several Sons he presented to Nath! 
Barber Esq r Muster Master, who refused to muster more than 
two of them, deeming the others wholly unfit for Service that 
nevertheless, as appears from the said Jackson's own confes- 
sion he has taken all his said Sons into his Battalion to the 
great detrement of the publick Service and in breach of his 
Duty. It is therefore resolved that John Taylor Esq r be a 



GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON. 49 

committee with such as the Hon- 6 House shall join to make 
a full enquiry into the said information and by what means 
those of Col Jackson's Sons who were refused to be mus- 
tered by the s d Muster Master were engaged in the Service ; 
and to report what may be proper to be done thereupon 
Sent down for Concurrence 

Jn c Avery D y Sec y 

In the House of Representatives Septf 30 : 1777 

Read & concurrd & M r Davis & M r Boardman are join d 

R T Paine Spkr pr temp 

This May Certify : whoom it May Concern that I have not in 
My Rigement More than one Drum & one Fife for Each Com- 
pany Including My three youngest Sons which ware Inlisted & 
Mustered for that Purpose Excepting a Drum & Fife Maj or 

Boston Octobr 15 th 1777 Mich 1 Jackson Col : 

Michael Son of Michael & Ruth Jackson was born September 

12 th , 1759 
Simon Son of Michael & Ruth Jackson was born November 20, 

AD 1760 
Ebenezer Son of Michael & Ruth Jackson was born December 

18 th AD 1763 
Amasa Son of Michael & Ruth Jackson born June 5 th A D 1765 
Charles Son of Michael & Ruth Jackson born January 4 th 1767 

A true Copy from Newton's Register of Births 

Attest A Fuller Town Cler 

The Committee of Both Houses appointed to Consider a rep- 
resentation Relative to Colonel Michael Jackson's having Five 
of his Sons in his Battalion raised by this State as Part of the 
Continental Army, and to enquire by what means they were 
mustered after being refused by one Muster Master — have 
attended that Service, and have heard Col Jackson, and Col° 

4 



50 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. . 

Barber the Muster Master who refused to Muster three of Col° 
Jacksons Sons Col Barber informs your Committee that he 
did refuse to Muster the three youngest of Colonel Jacksons 
Sons the Oldest of which three we find was but thirteen years 
old the 18 th of December last & Presented to be Mustered in 
January for the following reason Viz' because they appeared 
to him to be unable to do the Duty of Soldiers, Colonel Jack- 
son says they were afterwards Mustered by the Muster Master 
in the County of Middlesex and that they were all three in- 
listed & Mustered for Drummers or Fifers as will appear by 
his Certificate herewith Exhibited. Col Jackson further says 
that such Lads are much better for Drums & Fifes than Men, 
Notwithstanding which least the Service should suffer by such 
Practices your Comittee Begg leave to Report by Way of 

Resolve 

John Taylor Pr order 

Resolved that the Hon'ble Council be and they are hereby 
Desired to give Positive Orders to all the Muster Masters not 
to Muster any Person as a Soldier in the Continental Army 
unless he shall appear to him fully able to do the duty of a 
Soldier. 

In Council October 17. 1777 

Read & sent down 

Jn° Avery D y Sec y 

In the House of Representatives Oct 18. 1777 

Read & pass d Sent up for Concurrence 

J Warren Spkr 

Massachusetts Archives, vol. 215, pp. 448, 449^-, 450. 

From a letter, written at Savannah, Georgia, May 7, 
1823, by Ebenezer Jackson (son of Michael) to E. J.'s 
son, " Ebenezer Jackson Junior Esq r Attorney at Law, 



GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON. 51 

Philadelphia," we take the following concerning Colonel 
Michael : — 

" "When quite a young man, he was appointed a subaltern 
officer, and was attached to one of the Massachusetts Provin- 
cial Regts. I do not recollect to have heard him say what 
services he performed, I think he marched to join Genl. Am- 
herst at Ticonderoga or Fort Edward. On his return from 
this tour of duty to the Westward, he engaged and went with 
the Provencial troops as a subaltern at the taking of the Island 
of Cape Breton, where he saw some service. He was one of 
those, who under a disguise of Indian dress, destroyed the tea 
in Boston at the commencement of the Revolution. At the 
early commencement of the troubles between England and her 
colonies, when the people in the different towns in New Eng- 
land began to prepare an opposition to the Mother country, by 
raising minute companies to be ready at a moment's call, and 
to be better disciplined than the common militia, a company 
was raised in Newton, and the command assigned to Capt. 
Michael Jackson, in consequence of his former military expe- 
rience, and the high opinion they entertained of his courage 
and personal firmness. This company he led into the memo- 
rable first battle of Lexington, at which time all the officers 
were armed with guns, and my father, who was a first rate 
shot, informed me that he had thirty-two very fair and delibe- 
rate shots at the enemy on that day. Soon after this battle, 
Capt. Michael Jackson was promoted to the rank of Major in 
the regiment commanded by Col. Gardner, who afterwards lost 
his life from wounds received in the battle of Bunker Hill. At 
the battle of Bunker Hill, Major Michael Jackson acted in the 
most spirited manner during the whole of that action, and he 
informed me repeatedly that on that day, he had forty-two 
very fair shots at the enemy, many of which were deliberately 
fired as near as eleven to thirty yards distance, and I think he 
said his piece was loaded with a ball, and three buckshot. He 



52 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

informed me that the day was so very hot, that he threw away 
his coat, and on the retreat near the margin of Bunker's Hill, 
towards Cambridge, he rallied about twenty-five men, all he 
could collect, and made a stand, which checked the advance of 
the British, as they suspected some kind of ambush, that he and 
his little party stood their ground until they had discharged ten 
or twelve rounds, and often within twelve yards of each other, 
that in the last skirmish, while he was taking aim at the enemy, 
he received a ball through his bayonet belt which passed through 
his jacket and shirt, just drawing blood from the side of his 
ribs, and passed through the other side of his bayonet belt, so 
that to see it on him after the action, it would appear that the 
ball must have passed through his body. What saved his life 
on that occasion was the attitude in which he had thrown his 
body while taking aim at the enemy. It was acknowledged by 
all his acquaintance that Major Michael Jackson had performed 
most distinguished and gallant service to his country on that 
memorable day. Major Michael Jackson was immediately after 
promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in one of the regi- 
ments of the Massachusetts line which was ordered on, in the 
year 1776, to the defence of New York. This regiment was sta- 
tioned at Hurl Gate, before which the British opened several 
heavy batteries of cannon and mortars, and during eight days 
the cannonading and bombarding was continued mostly day and 
night untill all our great guns were dismounted and incapable of 
further use. About this time or a few days after, the action of 
York Island took place. Col. Michael Jackson was in the hot- 
test of this action and a ball from the enemy carried away a 
part of the smaller part of the breech of his musket, and cut 
his fingers slightly. Soon after the Americans retreated from 
York Island, with the exception of Fort Washington. While 
the regiment to which Col. Michael Jackson was attached lay a 
little above King's Bridge, Gen. Heath projected an expedition 
to capture an island called Montressor's on the East River, 
where there were about eighty British troops with 50 or 60 offi- 



GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON. 53 

cers belonging to the British Army. The command was given 
to Col. Jackson, allowing him to take two hundred and fifty 
men as volunteers. They went in five boats, and passing down 
Harlem River, the Americans sentinels frequently fired upon 
the boats, and gave the alarm to the British on the Island. On 
Col. Jackson's arrival at the mouth of Harlem River, he re- 
ported to Gen. Scott then commanding on the spot, and asked 
his orders, what he should do. Gen. Scott replied that Col. 
Jackson might do as he pleased. His reply then was, I must 
go on, but must proceed under every disadvantage. Accord- 
ingly he arranged his plans, so that one boat with 60 men com- 
manded by a Captain should advance on the right, and another 
boat of equal force to advance on the left, and with three 
boats, he would lead the van in the centre. His own leading 
boat was the smallest, with only 42 men, commenced their 
approach to the Island. There was no means of chaining the 
boats together, so that as the leading boat advanced, the Brit- 
ish in perfect order hailed the van boat, and ordered them to 
lay on their oars. Col. Jackson told them not to fire, and 
pushed forward his boat for the shore. The British commenced 
a heavy fire on the boats, and all the boats fled with the excep- 
tion of the one in which Col. Jackson was, who effected their 
landing, charged, and drove the British, expecting to be imme- 
diately seconded by the troops in his four other boats. The 
British seeing the party so small, renewed the attack. Major 
Hendley, an aid of Gen. Heath who had volunteered his ser- 
vices, was killed. The Major, Who was second in command 
was badly wounded and a Captain of the British Navy who 
had taken part with the Americans and volunteered his ser- 
vices on this occasion, fell dead. Col. Jackson received an 
ounce ball about two inches below the right knee, which split 
one bone and broke the other bone of the leg. So severe was 
the shock, not more than 12 yards off, that he fell to the 
ground. His men came to his assistance, and told him he was 
deserted by all his other boats, and they urged him to allow 



54 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

them to assist him to the boat, and to endeavor to effect their 
retreat, which they did under a most galling fire. The whole 
party of 42 was killed or wounded, with the exception of eight, 
and there were counted 32 ball holes through the sides of the 
flat boat on her arrival back. Several Captains were broke for 
cowardice. Col. Jackson languished for 18 months before the 
ball could be extracted and I have it now in my possession, 
being so bruised by the bones that it measured If inches in 
length and f inch in width. In the organization of the Army 
at the commencement of the year 1777, Col. Jackson was pro- 
moted to the command of the 8th Massachusetts Regiment, and 
as soon as he had sufficiently recovered from his wounds, he 
took the command of his regiment, and continued that com- 
mand until he was promoted to the rank of Brevet Brigadier 
General, and was in November, 1783, with the rest of the 
Revolutionary Army, honorably disbanded, and retired to 
private life." 

Gen. Michael Jackson and his five sons were original 
members of the " Society of the Cincinnati," which was 
organized at West Point in May, 1783. 1 After the war, he 
returned to his home at Newton, where he died April 10, 
1801, aged 66 years. 

He was buried in the grave-yard on Centre Street, New- 
ton, only a few feet from his emigrant ancestor, Edward 
Jackson. " At his funeral, Gen. Henry Jackson, Dr. Eustis, 
Col. Joseph Ward, Gen. Brooks, Gen. Knox, and Joseph 
Blake were the pall bearers. A battalion of infantry under 
Maj. Cheney performed the escort duty, and a company of 
Artillery fired minute guns, during the march of the funeral 
procession." 2 

1 His certificate of membership is in the possession of his great 
grandson, Charles E. Jackson, Middletown, Conn. 

2 Jackson's " History of Newton," p. 344. 



GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON. 



55 



After his death his widow, Ruth (Parker) Jackson, re- 
sided with her children, spending considerable time with 
her son Ebenezer at Walnut Grove, Middletown, Connecti- 
cut, where she died January 14, 1810, aged 78 years, and 
was buried in Mortimer Cemetery, Middletown. 



Children of Michael and Ruth (Parker) Jackson. 



Michael, b. 



Wednesday, 
Sept. 12, 1759. 



II. Simon, b. Nov. 20, 1760. 



III. Ebenezer, b. Sunday, 

Dec. 18, 1763. 



Was one of the men who 
marched from Newton at the 
Lexington alarm in April, 
1775. 

June 27, 1775, he was a fifer in 
the company of Capt. Phineas 
Cook, in the Regiment com- 
manded by Col. Thomas Gard- 
ner, in camp at Cambridge. 
By various promotions he held 
the rank of Q. M. Sergeant, 
Ensign, and Lieutenant, in his 
father's regiment, holding the 
last position from Jan. 1, 1777, 
to November, 1783. 

In October, 1775, was in the 
company of Capt. Phineas 
Cook in the 37th Regiment, 
Lieut. Col. William Bond. 
From Jan. 1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779, he was Paymaster in his 
father's Regiment, holding the 
rank of Lieutenant from April 
1, 1779. Later he held the 
office of Captain Lieutenant, 
and retired at the close of the 
war with the rank of Captain. 

m. July 25, 1792, Charlotte 
(Fen wick) Pierce. 



56 



THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 



IV. Amasa, 



b. Wednesday, 
June 5, 1765. 



V. Charles, b. Jan. 4, 1767. 



In October, 1775, he was a 
drummer in the company of 
Capt. Benjamin Lock, 37th 
Regiment, in camp at Pros- 
pect Hill. He was a fifer in 
the company of Captain Wi- 
ley, Col. M. Jackson's Regi- 
ment, from Jan. 1, 1777, to 
Dec. 31, 1780. April 12, 1781, 
he enlisted for three years, 
and in October, 1782, was ap- 
pointed Ensign in the 8th 
Mass. Regiment, and served 
until June, 1784. 

He was a fifer in Captain Wi- 
ley's company, Col. Michael 
Jackson's Regiment from Jan. 
1, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779. 
Private and fifer in the Colo- 
nel's company, iu the same 
Regiment, Jan. 1, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780. In May, 1781, 
he enlisted for three years, 
and Aug. 5, 1783, he was 
commissioned Ensign to date 
from Feb. 4, 1783. His com- 
mission, dated at Princeton, 
signed by Elias Boudinot, 
" President of the Congress 
of the United States of Amer- 
ica," and countersigned by B. 
Lincoln, Secretary at War, is 
still in existence. He studied 
law, and March 3, 1797, was 
appointed by President Wash- 
ington Attorney of the United 
States, "in and for the Georgia 
District." He died at the 
house of Phineas Miller on 
Cumberland Island, Georgia, 
Oct. 25, 1801, unm. 



EBENEZER JACKSON. 57 



6. 

Ebenezee, Jackson (Michael 5, Michael 4, Edward 3, 
Seabeas 2, Edward 1) was born in Newton, Massachusetts, 
December 18, 1763. From a journal, now in the possession 
of his descendants, we quote : — 

" I was born 18 th December 1763 in Newton Mass, lived 
there until I was twelve years of age. I then attended my 
father when he was an officer in the Army to the rank of Major 
in 1775, at Cambridge. He was then promoted to Lt Colonel, 
and marched with the army for N. York where it was expected 
the British would land. He commenced an attack on Mon- 
tressors Island where he was dangerously wounded, soon after 
he was transported to Boston, part of the way in a litter. I was 
his chief assistant in his journey. He recovered in 18 months 
and had the command of the Regiment given him in 1777. 
He did not join the army untill some time in 1778, which was 
then just arrived at West Plains. I attended him. In 1780 I 
was made Q. M. Serjeant but did both the duty of Q. M. & 
Q. M. Serjeant for six months. I was then sixteen years of 
age, soon after I was appointed a Lieu' in the Mass. Reg' of 
Artillery * where I served untill the end of the war, in the same 
grade in which I entered." 

Like his father and four brothers, he became an original 
member of the " Society of the Cincinnati." 

1 He was commissioned June 27, 1781, in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation of the Colonel, John Crane. Mass. Archives, vol. 177, 
Document 550. 

He was with the army on the Hudson at the time of the capture of 
Major Andre, and not wishing to witness his execution, took his gun 
(and as he had often related) spent the day hunting squirrels in the 
woods. 



58 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY.. 

In April, 1787, he had become a resident of Savannah, 
Georgia, and was engaged in business under the name of 
E. Jackson & Company. In connection with their busi- 
ness, the firm established a Packet Line between New York 
and Savannah. Later he came in possession of two plan- 
tations, — one on the Savannah River, at Whitmarsh Island, 
which he called Newton, in memory of his native town, 
and the other on one of the islands at the mouth of the 
river. On the former he raised a variety of crops ; on the 
latter, cotton exclusively. In August, 1801, he purchased 
of Mrs. Sarah Waldo, of Boston, the property located just 
outside the bounds of the city of Middletown, Connecticut, 
known as " Walnut Grove," comprising 30 acres of land, 
and Middletown became his residence except when at 
Savannah on business. In October, 1826, he sold " Walnut 
Grove " to Mr. Arthur Harper, of Philadelphia (the father- 
in-law of his son Ebenezer), and removed to the property 
on Newfield Street, known as " Arawana," where he passed 
the last years of his life. 

He married, July 25, 1792, Charlotte (Fenwick) 
Pierce, daughter of Edward and Mary (Draytori) Fen- 
wick, and widow of Major William Leigh Pierce, of Georgia. 
She was born at Charleston, South Carolina, July 21, 1766, 
and died at Savannah, Georgia, April 4, 1819. Ebenezer 
Jackson died at Middletown, Connecticut, October 31, 
1837. 



Children of Ebenezer and Charlotte (Fenwick) Jackson. 

I. Edward Fenwich, b. June 7, 1793, at Savannah; d. Dec. 

29, 1793. 

II. Mary Charlotte, " Oct. 9, 1794, at Savannah ; m. Oct. 

17, 1827, Francis Johonnot 
Oliver. 



CHARLES HUNTER JACKSON. 



59 



III. Ebenezer, 



b. Jan. 31, 1796, at Savannah; m. 1. 
June 22, 1822, Eliza Anne Har- 
per. 2. Sept. 1, 1840, Hannah 
Sage Hubbard. 
" Jan. 10, 1798, at Savannah ; d. May 

6, 1798. 
" Sept. 30, 1799, at Newton, Mass. ; 
d. May 22, 1804, at Middletown, 
Conn. 
" Apr. 30, 1801, at Savannah; m. 1. 
Sept. 1, 1832, Catherine Teresa 
Shedden. 2. Feb. 14, 1839, Mar- 
tha Lawrence Willard. 
" Mar. 8, 1803, at " Walnut Grove," 
Middletown; m. Sept. 6, 1821, 
Josiah Tatnall. 
" Aug. 5, 1805, at "Walnut Grove," 
Middletown; d. Mar. 4, 1826, at 
Savannah. 
" Apr. 16, 1807, at "Walnut Grove," 
Middletown; m. Apr. 23, 1838, 
Christopher Sage Hubbard. 
George Washington, " Feb. 15, 1809, at "Walnut Grove," 

Middletown; d. Mar. 1, 1809. 



IV. Harriette Maria, 

V. Michael, 

VI. Charles Hunter, 

VII. Harriette Fenwick, 

VIII. Amasa, 

IX. Mary Selina, 
X. 



Charles Hunter Jackson (Ebenezer 6, Michael 5, 
Michael 4, Edward 3, Seabeas 2, Edward 1) was born in 
Savannah, Georgia, April 30, 1801. At an early age he 
entered the United States Navy, and after the usual course 
of study was appointed Midshipman, March 4, 1818. Feb- 
ruary 21, 1828, he was commissioned Lieutenant, with rank 
from March 3, 1827. He was promoted to the rank of 
Commander, October 4, 1848, to date from September 14, 
1848, his commission being signed by President Polk. 

September 13, 1855, he was placed on the Reserved List, 



60 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 

and March 12, 1867, he was promoted to the rank of Com- 
modore, which he held at the time of his death. 

Jle made several voyages to the Mediterranean, Southern 
Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans, etc., stopping at Matanzas, 
Havanna, Trinidad, Panama, Valparaiso, Callao, Lisbon, 
Gibraltar Bay, Algeras Bay, Port Mahon, Toulon, Genoa, 
Leghorn, Naples, and Malta. 

On one of his voyages, being obliged to return home on 

account of illness, he was presented with the following 

letter : — 

U. S. Ship Peacock, off Havanna 
July 29, 1830. 

Sir, — The undersigned Midshipmen attached to this Ship, 
have learnt with sincere regret the necessity of your return to 
the U. S. and your friends for the recovery of your health, — 
We beg leave to express our sorrow, both as to the separation 
from you, and the necessity which occasions it, and assure you, 
Sir, individually and collectively of our admiration of your vir- 
tues as a man our esteem and respect as an officer, and of our 
sincerest wishes for the immediate restoration of your health, 
and for your future prosperity and happiness 
We are Sir 

Very Respectfully 

Y r M° Ob' Svts 
Tho 9 Russell James F. Miller 

Ge° R. Carroll Fran 6 Bartlett 

J. D. Rodriques M. M. J. B. Marchand 
Charles Green 
Clarence Watkins 
N. G. Bay 

In a letter to his father, dated U. S. Ship " Constellation," 
Toulon, March 12, 1834, he says: "We go from this in 
one month hence for Genoa, Leghorn and Naples, which 



CHARLES HUNTER JACKSON. 61 

last place we take in two Statues of Peace & War for the 
Capitol at Washington & return home. You will see me 
in 7 months." 

He married at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 
1, 1832, Catherine Teresa Shedden, daughter of 
Thomas and Martha Cecelia (Dow dally) Shedden. She 
was born at Newark, New Jersey, July 12, 1809, and died 
at Arawana, Middletown, Connecticut, July 7, 1833. He 
married, second, at Charlestown, Massachusetts, February 
14, 1839, Martha Lawrence Willard, born September 
17, 1812, at Washington, New Hampshire, daughter of 
Henry and Lovey (Adams) Willard. 

From about 1819, Middletown, Connecticut, became his 
residence when off duty, and there he died, August 3, 1878, 
at which place his family still resides. 

Child of Charles Hunter and Catharine Teresa 
(Shedden) Jackson. 

I. Charles Archibald > b. at Middletown, June 29, 1833; d. Aug. 
Shedden j 26, 1834, at Washington, D. C. 

Children of Charles Hunter and Martha Lawrence 
(Willard) Jackson. 

I. Catherine Teresa, b. at Middletown. 

II. Mary Alsop, " " ; m . J une 

3, 1863, Francis Good- 
win of Hartford, Conn. 

III. Martha Louisa, " " 

IV. Alice Fenwick, " *' 



62 THE EDWARD JACKSON FAMILY. 



Camp Verplanks-point October 15 th 1782 

-May it Please your Excellency and the Council of Massa- 
chusetts State 

I have a vacancy in my Regement for a Lieutenant Colonel 
to take rank the 12 th OctF instant. It happened in the first 
instance in consequence of L' Colonel Badlam being dismiss'd 
the Service in August last, since which Major Porter who was 
the Senior Major in the Line has shared the same fate, and his 
sentence was approved of by his Excellency General Washing- 
ington the 12 th instant. Major Hugh Maxwell is now the 
Senior Major in the line, who I earnestly recommend for a 
Lieutenant Colonels warrant. I am the only field Officer now 
in the regiment and by reason of my wounds am rendered al- 
most unfit for service, beg therefore that Major Hugh Maxwell 
may have his warrant as soon as possible — any delay would 
in my opinion be injurious to Service. ' 

I also request that M r Amasa Jackson may be appointed an 
Ensign in my Regiment. 

Four Ensigns are wanting to complete the Regiment and it 
is generally the case throughout the Line. If there should be 
two regiments reduced this fall, there will not be sufficient 
Ensigns to complete four regiments it is very difficult getting 
young Gentlemen to undertake as Ensigns in the Service 
I am with the highest Esteem 
Your Excellency's 
most obedient Servant 



GENERAL MICHAEL JACKSON. 63 

His Excellency Governor Hancock 

In Council October 29 th 1782 

Read & Advised that Warrants be granted to the several 
persons before mentioned agreeable to the above recommen- 
dations 

Attest 

John Avery Secy 
Mass. Archives 
Vol 179, page 36. 



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Adams, Lovey 61 

Amherst 51 

Andre, John 57 

Andrewes, Thomas 7 

Armstrong, P. M 65, 76 

Avery, John 49, 50, 63 

Bacon, Isaac 18 

« John 35 

" Jonathan 36 

Badlam 62 

■ Baker, Elizabeth 27, 28 

1650 " Sarah 27, 28 

" Thomas . . 28 

Barber, Nathaniel 48, 50 

Bartlett, Francis 60 

Barton, James 35, 37, 44 

Bay, KG 60 

Beal, Lazarus 44 

Bettis, Mary 39 

Blake, Joseph . 54 

Boardman 49 

Bolton . 24 

1658 Bond, Elizabeth (Jackson) 25 

■ " Jonas ... 27 

" William 47, 55 

Boudinot, Elias 56 

Bradstreete, Symon 9 

Brooks ...'.......„ 54, 76 

Broughton 16 

Browne, Bichard . «... 8 

Bush, Randolph 8 

" Rennolds . 8 



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Carroll, George R 60 

Cartter, Thomas 7 

Cheney 54 

Child, Aaron 45 

" Ephraim 8 

Clark, John 14, 23 

Colburn, Rachel 45 

Cook, Phineas 55 

" Stephen 36 

Cotton, John 44 

Crane, John 57 

Curtis, Mary . . 39 



Danforth, Thomas 18, 23 

Davis , 49 

Dowdally, Martha Cecelia 61 

Draper, John .... . . . . , 39 

" Jonathan 38, 39 

1680 " Sarah (Jackson) ..." 33 

Drayton, Mary 58 

■ Druse, Vinsent 14 



Eliot, John 11 

Eustis 54 



Feake, Eobert 7 

1766 Fenwick, Charlotte 55, 58 

" Edward 58 

■ « " Mary (Drayton) 58 

Foxcraft, Francis 26 

Fuller, Elizabeth 25 

" John 13, 15 

" Jonathan ...-..., ■ : ..... 34, 38 

" Joseph 15, 16, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38 

" Joshua, Jr. . 45 

" Lucy 45 

" Ledy 29 

1656 " Lydia (Jackson) . 17, 25 

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Gardner, Thomas . 47, 51, 55 

Goodwin, Francis 61 

Gookin, Daniel 18, 23 

Grant, Caleb 39 

1683 " Elizabeth (Jackson) 33 

Green, Charles .60 

" Jonathan 36 

Greenwood, Ruth 42 

" Thomas 15, 23, 29, 30, 31 

Gridley, Richard 46 

Hammond, Thomas 14 

Hancock, John 63 

Harper, Arthur 58 

" Eliza Anne 59 

Heath 52, 76 

Hendley 53 

Hides, Hannah 34 

" Tonathan 14, 34 

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" Samuel 36 

Hiks, Zachery 14 

Hobart, Nehemiah 14, 17, 24, 27, 35, 36, 37 

1650 " Sarah (Jackson) 17, 25 

Holly, John 8 

" Samuel . 8 

Hollyes, Samuel 8 

■ Holye, Samuel 7 

Hubbard, Christopher Sage . . • 59 

" Hannah Sage 59 

Hyde, Patience 40 

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" Alice Fenwick 61 

1765 » Amasa 48, 49, 56, 62, 66, 67 

1805 " " 59 

1714 " Anna 43 

1638 " Caleb 5, 27 

" Catharine Teresa 61 

1767 " Charles 48, 49, 56, 68, 69 

1833 " Charles Archibald Shedden 61 



82 INDEX. 

Year of Page 
Birth. 

Jackson, Charles E .54 

1801 " Charles Hunter 59, 60, 61 

1741 " Deborah Woodward ... 45 

1763 " Ebeuezer 48, 49, 50, 55, 57, 58, 70, 71 

1796 " " 50, 59 

1605 " Edward 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 26, 27 

1652 " " .... 13, 15, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 

1672 " " 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44 

1698 " « 40, 42 

" " 16 

1793 " " Fenwick 58 

1658 " Elizabeth Prentice Bond 27 

1683 " " . 39 

1743 " " 45 

1618 - " (Newgate) .... 12, 18, 23, 24, 26, 27 

1696 " Experience Tozer 42 

" Frances 27 

1809 " George Washington 59 

1634 " Hannah Ward 5, 26 

1660 " " Wilson 27 

1803 " Harriette Fenwick Tatnall ' 59 

1798 " Harriette Maria 59 

" Henry 54 

1701 " Isaac 40, 41, 42 

1631 " Israel 5,26,27 

1602 " John 5 

1675 " " 39 

1685 " « .*.... 31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39 

" " 9 

164- " Jonathan 14, 15, 17, 27 

1686 " » 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 

1713 " " 43 

1749* " « 45 

1639 " Joseph 5, 27 

1690 " " 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 

" " 44 

1747 " Katharine Fuller 45 

1656 " Lydia Fuller 27 

1633 " Margaret. 5,26 

" Martha Louisa . » 61 

1687 " Mary Whiting 33, 40 

1739 " " 45 

" " Alsop Goodwin „ 61 



INDEX. 



83 



Year of Page 
Birth. 

1794 Jackson, Mary, Charlotte Oliver 58 

1807 " " Selina Hubbard 59 

1710 " Michael ....... 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 

1734 " " 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 62, 
64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 ; 76, 

77 

1759 " " . 48, 49, 55, 72, 73, 74 

1799 " " 59 

1607 " Miles 5 

1736 " Nathaniel 45 

1744 " " 45 

1756 " Oliver 45 

1745 " Patten 45 

1738 « Phebe Child 45 

" " (Patten) 43, 44, 45 

1755 " Phineas 45 

1753 " Priscilla Woodward 45 

1636 " Rebecca Prentice 5, 26 

1664 " Ruth 13, 15, 17, 27 

1731 " Ruth (Parker) 49, 55 

1650 " Sarah Hobart 27 

1680 " " Draper 39 

1703 " " Norcross 43 

1650 " " (Baker) . . . . 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39 

164- " Seabas ' 

" Seabeas 

„ Sebas [14,15,17,18,27,28,29,30,31,34,38,39,43 

" Sebis 

1673 " Sebas 39 

1706 " Seabas) 40,41,42,43,44 

" Sebus ) 

1760 » Simon 48, 49, 55, 75, 76 

175- " Thomas 45 

" William 9,28 



Kendall, Elizabeth 

John . 
Knox .... 



8 
54 



Leverett, J 34, 38 

Lincoln, B 56 

Lock, Benjamin 56 

Lord, Thomas 46 



84 INDEX. 

Year of Page 
Birth. 

Marchand, J. B .60 

Mason, John 18, 36 

Maxwell, Hugh 62 

Mayhew, Thomas 9 

Miller, James F. . . . 60 

" Phineas 56 

Miricke, John 18 

Moulton, Johnson 47 

Newgate, Elizabeth 11 

- — " John 11, 13, 14 

Norcross, Jeremy 8 

" Philip .41,43 

1703 " Sarah (Jackson) 41 

— — Oliver, Elizabeth (Newgate) . . 11 

" Francis Johonnot 58 

" John . : 11, 16, 24 

" Thomas 16, 24, 25, 26 

Osland, John ' 26 

Paige , 10,11 

Parker, Ebenezer 46 

" Ruth . , 45, 46 

" Sarah (Seavers) 46 

Patten, Abigail „ 43 

" Deborah ( » ) . . . . 43 

" Nathaniel 43 

1711 " Phebe ............... 43 

Phillips . , 8 

■ Phipps, Samuel . 30 

1766 ' Pierce, Charlotte (Fenwick) . . . . 55, 58 

" William Leigh 58 

Polk, James K 59 

Porter 62 

Prentice, Edward , ... 16 

1658 " Elizabeth (Jackson) .......... 17 

" " ~ ... 25 

" John A 15, 27 

1636 " Rebecca (Jackson) 14 

" Thomas . 14,17,23,26 

■ Purchase 16 



INDEX. 85 

Year of Page 
Birth. 

Rawleigh, Water 16 

Rawson, Edward 6, 7 

Redsyn, William 8 

Rodriques, J. D 60 

Russell, Thomas 60 

Sawin, Munnings 34, 38 

Scott 53 

Seavers, Sarah 46 

1809 Shedden, Catharine Teresa 59, 61 

" Martha Cecelia (Dowdally) 61 

" Thomas 61 

Shepheard 9 

Sibley 12 

Somerby, H. G 5, 27 

Sparhawk, Noah 42 

Spring, John . 26, 37 

Stone, Mary 45 

Tatnall, Josiah 59 

Taylor, John 39, 48, 50 

Townshend 11 

Towse, John 6 

Tosier, John 42 

1696 Tozer, Experience (Jackson) 41 

" John 41,42 

Traine, Thomas 36 

Trayne, John . . . , „ 36 

Trowbridge, Caleb . . . 26 

" James 23, 26, 34, 38 

Waldo, Sarah 58 

Ward, Edward „ . . . . . . . 16 

1634 " Hannah (Jackson) . 14 

" John . 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 37 

" Joseph . 54 

Warner, John .... 6, 7 

Warren, J 50 

Washington, George -> . . 56, 62 

Watkins, Clarence . • 60 

Whiting, Timothy 40 

Wiley '. . 56, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73 



86 INDEX. 

Year of Page 
Birth. 

Willard, Henry 61 

" Lovey (Adams) 61 

1812 " " Martha Lawrence 59, 61 

Willet , 16 

Williams, Isaac 15 

Wilson, Elizabeth 25 

1660 " Hannah (Jackson) 17, 25 

■ " Nathaniel 15, 25, 27 

Winthrop, John „■.... 9 

Wiswall .... 23 

■ " Elizabeth (Oliver) 16, 24, 25 

" Thomas . . . , 15, 17 

Wollaston, John . . „ 6 

Wood, Ruth .......... .45 

Woodward, Samuel » , „ . . 45 



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