Person:James Jackson (139)

Watchers
Find records: birth
m. 1694
  1. Thomas Jackson1694 - bet 1759
  2. Mary Jackson1695/96 - bef 1735
  3. Sarah Jackson1697 -
  4. Rebecca Jackson1698 -
  5. John Jackson, Sr.1700 - bet 1768 and 1772
  6. Charity Jackson1701 -
  7. Elizabeth Jackson1702/3 -
  8. James Jackson, Jr.1704 - 1750
  9. William (1) Jackson1705 - 1706
  10. Hannah Jackson1706 -
  11. William Jackson1707 - bef 1794
  12. Martha Jackson1708/9 - abt 1789
  13. General Joseph Jackson1709/10 - 1769
  14. Richard Jackson1711 - 1739
  15. Phoebe Jackson1712 - 1777
  16. Robert Jackson1713 -
  17. Jemima Jackson1714 -
  18. Samuel Jackson1716 -
  19. Stephen Jackson1717 -
  20. Benjamin Jackson, Sr.1719 - abt 1805
  • HJames Jackson, Jr.1704 - 1750
  • WSarah Thorne1702/03 - bef 1738
m. 10 Feb 1725/6
m. 26 May 1749
  1. Charles Jackson1738 - 1785
  2. Sarah Jackson1740 -
  3. John Jackson1742 -
  4. Benjamin Jackson1744 -
  5. Margaret Jackson1745 -
  1. Sarah Jackson1740 -
  2. John Jackson1742 -
  3. Benjamin Jackson1744 -
  4. Charles Jackson1745 -
  5. Margaret Jackson1745 -
Facts and Events
Name James Jackson, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth? 4 Jun 1704 Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York
Residence? 1726 Flushing, Queens Co., New York
Marriage 10 Feb 1725/6 Flushing, Queens Co., New York, United StatesFlushing Meeting
to Sarah Thorne
Marriage 26 May 1749 to Mary Fitz Randolph
Death[1] Nov 1750 Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey

James and his wife Mary were found on the records of Rahway/Plainfield Monthly Meeting along with James' brother William and William's wife Prudence. All their names were spelled 'Jacson'. These two families were the only Jacsons recorded in the Rahway/Plainfield Monthly Meeting record of births. <http://members.tripod.com/PlainfieldFriends/birthreg.htm>

I found the above 'Jacsons' at the Quaker Plainfield/Rahway/Woodbridge Monthly Meeting; and James is married to a Mary; and later found R. G. Clarke's work which he takes from the NYG&BS Record, Jan 1962, pg 36 & 166; a well recognized source. Mr. Clarke records that James was first married to Sarah Thorne and after she died he remarried two times; first to Mary Thorne and later to Mary Fitz Randolph. Nothing so far is known about the parents of Mary Thorne, nor the dates of her birth or death. But we know that James' first wife Sarah died in 1737 and he married Mary Fitz Randolph in 1749; therefore, the children found with 'James Jacson and Mary' must have been children of Mary Thorne.

Mary Fitz Randolph was widow of William Thorne, son of Joseph Thorne. Mr. Clarke also records that James and Mary were Quakers. And since James and William were found in this Monthly Meeting together, it makes good sense to me that these were brothers, sons of James Jackson and Rebecca Hallett.

From http://members.tripod.com/~plainfieldFriends/birthreg.htm:
Children of James Jacson and Mary:
Sarah (19.12) Born 1740.1111
John (19.13) Born 1742.0313
Benjamin (19.14) Born 1744.0115
Charles (19.11) Born 1745.0111
Margaret (20.01) Born 1745.1024

From Essex County New Jersey Quaker Records @ ancestry.com:
Name: James Jackson
Spouse's Name: Mary
Child: Charles; Sarah; John; Benjamin; Margaret
Birth Date: 01/1 Mar 1738/9; 01/11 Jan 1740; 03/3 May 1742; 15/1 Mar 1743/4; 24/10 Dec 1745

My interpretation:
Charles 1 1m (Mar) 1738/39(days & month agree; off in the year)
Sarah 11 11m (Jan) 1740 (agrees)
John 3 3m (May) 1742 (3 or 13)
Benjamin 15 1m (Mar) 1743/44 (agrees)
Margaret 24 10m (Dec) 1745 (agrees)

The child Sarah, born 11 Jan 1740, has been attributed on many charts to be the daughter of William Jackson. It looks to me that this is not correct. It appears that she is the daughter of James and his second wife, not his brother William.

References
  1. Section: Mott, in Clarke, R. G. Early New England Settlers.
  2.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887), 7.
  3.   Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 221.

    Alt birthdate is 1702.

  4.   Honeyman, A. Van Doren, and William Nelson. Calendar of New Jersey wills. (New Jersey, 1900-1931), vol 2 (1730-1750).