Facts and Events
||5 Jul 1805
||Pownal, Vermont, United States
||Milford, Otsego, New York, United States
||Milford, Otsego, New York, USA
||Springfield, Otsego, New York, USA
||Rensselaer Co., New York
||Fly Creek, Otsego, New York, United Statesto Mary Ann Butman
||7 Sep 1888
||Oaksville, Otsego Co., New York
||Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, Fly Creek, Otsego, New York, United States
I have finally dug up all the info I have on my 3rd Gr-grandfather Benjamin Jackson. All of it is from Federal and State Census. Some of this conflicts with what is on the Ancestry site for Benjamin Jackson and Betsey (MNU). It is as follows:
I have little doubt that Benjamin is the son of Peter & Martha Jackson. Benjamin himself is the only one who has insisted that he was born in Rensselaer County, NY, in 1805, in lieu of Vermont. Take that out of consideration and there would have been no doubt. I can understand his belief, after all he grew to adulthood in Rensselaer County, NY State. His mother may well have returned home to Vermont, where she was from, to be with her mother during the birthing process. A boy named Benjamin Jackson was born on 5 July 1805 in Vermont to Peter & Martha Jackson. I now have the birth record as proof. I also have census proof that Peter & Martha Jackson lived in Rensselaer County during 1800 and 1810 and during other dates as well. Still those census do not show spouse or give the names of the children but rather ranges of ages.
If Benjamin is wrong on his own place of birth he may well be wrong on his wife Elizabeth "Betsey" place of birth ie; Otsego County, NY, as well.
After Betsey's death Benjamin would marry Mary Butman in 1874 at Fly Creek, N.Y. Mary would die within a year.
Benjamin's D/C states he died on 7 September 1888 at Oaksville, Otsego County, NY at age 83 of old age and heart disease. He is buried next to his first wife Betsey in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery at Fly Creek, N.Y. Betsey died on 26 March 1859 at Fly Creek, N.Y
1850 Census Milford, Otsego Co., New York
Benjamin Jackson 45 M Carpenter NY
Betsy Jackson 45 F NY
Hannah Jackson 17 F NY
Jeremiah Jackson 15 M NY
Egbert Jackson 8 M NY
Andrew Jackson 20 M Farmer NY
Benjamin and Betsy apparently removed from Milford to Springfield about 1853 and Leonard had moved to Springfield about 1848.
1855 New York State Census, Springfield (town), Otsego Co.
Benjamin Jackson 50 M Rennsselaer Married living in Springfield 2yrs Carpenter
Betsy Jackson 50 F Wife Otsego Married living in Springfield 2yrs
Egbert D. Jackson 13 M son Otsego - living in Springfield 2yrs
(Benjamin and Betsy are living 2 households from son Leonard who has lived in Springfield longer than his parents.)
New York, State Census, 1865
Residence: Springfield, Otsego, New York, USA
Name: Benjami Jackson
Relation to Head: Head
Birth Year: abt 1815
Benjami Jackson 50
Mary Jackson 46
1870 Census Otsego, Otsego Co., New York
Post Office: Cooperstown
Jackson, Benj 64 M W Farm Laborer -0- 100. NY
Jackson, Mary 51 F W Keeping house NY
In 1880 Benjamin is found in Otsego, Otsego Co., NY. He is 73 years old, a widower, living with the family of Leander Weldon. He says both of his parents were born in New York. (Assuming he was the person who gave the information.) Norman writes: "The Weldon family that Benjamin Jackson was living with at the time of his death is his daughter-in-law Nancy Thurston Jackson's sister, Mary Thurston Weldon. Benjamin willed everything to the Weldons."
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Year: 1850; Census Place: Milford, Otsego, New York; Roll: M432_580; Page: 111B; Image: 229.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 New York, United States. New York State Census, 1855, Springfield (town), Otsego Co. New York.
Relation to Head of House: Head Benjamin, age 50, a carpenter, was born in Rensselaer County, NY. His son Leonard is next hh.
- ↑ Death Certificate.
Date and location of death per death certificate: research of Norman Jackson.
- ↑ United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Milford, Otsego, New York; Roll: 328; Page: 136; Image: 275; Fami.
- ↑ Find A Grave, Memorial# 95066922.
Plot: Lot 181
No photo as of Sep 2015. The birthdate given on his memorial page is 1804 but most census records estimate birthdate as about 1805.
- United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Otsego, Otsego, New York, USA.
- United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Otsego, Otsego Co., New York.
- United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Otsego, Otsego Co., New York.
Widower, parents born in NY.
- ↑ Vermont, United States. Vital Records, 1720-1908.
Children listed for Peter Jackson and Martha
Anne Jackson 18 Feb 1790 Pownal, Jeremiah Jackson 10 Jun 1791 Pownal, Increase Jackson 2 Feb 1793 Pownal, Obediah Jackson 12 May 1796 Pownal, David Jackson 28 Jun 1798 Pownal, Sally Jackson 29 Apr 1800 Pownal, Maria Jackson 20 Sep 1802 Pownal, Angeline Jackson 26 Jun 1804 Pownal, Benjamin Jackson 5 Jul 1805 Pownal