Facts and Events
Information about John, his wife and children is found in the book "Rockaway Borough: A History" which offers two speculations as to the parents of this John Jackson. I have not found either speculation to be acceptable. One by Percy Crayon states that the parents of John could have been Benjamin Jackson and Amy Paul. I have rejected that supposition based on the research of two of John's children who were found with their descendants in Morris County, New Jersey. In J. Percy Crayon's record of the Lamson Family he records that Daniel Lamson married Phebe Jackson, dau of John Jackson who was son of Benjamin. So, accepting Benjamin as John's father, I began to look for a Benjamin the right age who was also in the same Morris County location. Therefore, I have come to believe that this John is son of Benjamin b 1744, son of James Jackson Jr. and his second wife, Mary Fitz Randolph Thorne.
I am remembering that the records of Gen. Joseph Jackson, Morris Co., NJ, found in Bunker's book says that the family records of Joseph were destroyed in the Revolutionary War and all information posted in Bunker's book about Joseph were the recollections of his daughter Anna when she was abt 60 years old. So it may be speculated that is the reason that the information about Benjamin and his father James Jr. (Joseph's brother, in the same area) suffered the same fate and could be the reason information about them is so skimpy.
- ↑ Crayon, J. Percy. Rockaway records of Morris County, N.J., families: cemetery records, church history, military records, local history, genealogies of old families, nearly 20,000 data. (Rockaway, N.J.: Rockaway Pub. Co., 1902).