Facts and Events
The Underhill source book says that Jacob was born in Brooklyn, New York. But his parents' family home was in Oyster Bay and they were enumerated in Oyster Bay both in 1850 and 1860. I am assuming Oyster Bay was the location of his birth.
1860 Census Oyster Bay, Queens, New York
Jacob Jackson 69 M farmer 12,000 1,000 NY
Phoebe Jackson 55 F NY
Townsend Jackson 29 M farmer NY
Sidney Jackson 23 M NY
Emily B Jackson 18 F NY
Martha Jackson 22 F NY
JACOB W Jackson 2 M NY (Jacob Willets Jackson)
Benj Jackson 1 M NY
Lewis Jackson 17 M farm hand Germany
John Byrie 25 M farm hand Ireland
(Martha Jackson, age 22 in this census is Martha Willets Jackson, wife of Townsend Jackson with their two sons, Jacob and Benjamin.)
1880 Census Dist 92, New York City, New York Co., New York
Jackson, Townsend W M 46 head married cartman NY NY NY
Jackson, Martha W F 43 wife married keeps house NY NY NY
Jackson, JACOB W M 23 son single clerk in office NY NY NY
Jackson, Benjamin W M 20 son single drives truck NY NY NY
Jackson, Phoebe W F 76 mother Wd at home NY NY NY
Jackson, Julia W F 38 sister-in-law Wd boarder NY NY NY
Rotthansen, Meta W F 30 servant single servant Prussia Prussia Prussia
The following contributed by Dr. Anthony Troha:
Images of America: Syosset, by Tom Montalbano, published by Arcadia Publishing (2001). (available fr Google books),Page 16:
“Shortly after the Revolution, (great-great-uncle) Townsend Jackson purchased several hundred acres at the corner of what is now Jericho Turnpike and the north-south street that was then called Oyster Bay Road. The property, which extended as far north as Teibrook Avenue, passed through several generations and eventually belonged to Jacob W. Jackson, the owner of a large trucking concern in New York. In Jackson’s day, the trucks were pulled by horses, which he brought out to his ranch every so often for a few days of rest. The thoroughfare that paralleled the Jackson property was later named Jackson Avenue. (Carl Baker.)” Included in this article is a picture of this beautiful homestead.
Dr. Troha continues: The next piece of information is a death notice for Jacob Willits Jackson:
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Wednesday, December 30, 1936, Page 11, Column 2:
“JACKSON—JACOB WILLITS, on fourth day, twelfth month, thirtieth [i.e. Wednesday, December 30, 1936], JACOB WILLITS JACKSON, husband of Ella Albertson. Services at his late residence, Syosset, Long Island, three P.M. fifth day, twelfth month, thirty-first. Please omit flowers.”
- ↑ United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Oyster Bay, Queens, New York.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Underhill, Carl J.; Edwin R Deats; New York) Underhill Society of America (New York; Harry Macy; Josephine C. (Josephine C. Mayou Stillman) Frost; and Myron Charles Taylor. Underhill genealogy. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Gateway Press, c2002), 430.
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), 1979, Vol 110, pg 89.
- Quaker Records: Nassau Co., Oyster Bay, Matincock Friends Burying Ground. (http://www.yankeecemetery.com/matinecock_friends_nassau.htm).
Mentioned as the father of Florence Jackson on this cemetery site.
- United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), Dist 202, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York.