b.22 1m (Mar) 1727/1728 Essex (Union since 1857) Co., New Jersey
m. 7 May 1724
Facts and Events
William Henry Roll has that Abraham Shotwell married Mary Jackson who was born 22 Jan 1727/1728 in Union, NJ. His source is: Title: Essex County, New Jersey Quaker RecordsQuaker Records: Rahway & Plainfield Monthly Meetings Essex County, New JerseyAuthor: Cox, John, Jr.Publication: Ancestry.com Essex County, New Jersey Quaker Records. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Electronic reproduction of Cox, John, Jr., comp.Quaker Records: Rahway & Plainfield Monthly Meetings Essex County, New Jersey.<http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/inddbs/4575.htm>
Martie Carreon, Shotwell descendant, has that Mary was b 22 Mar 1728 in Woodbridge, NJ and gives her death date as 'after 7 Aug 1775 when she is mentioned in her husband's will (East Jersey Wills L:300-" Her source is "Mayflower Families through 5 Generations, Desc of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. Dec. 1620, Vol II, Part III, Edward Doty; His desc through sons Isaac and Joseph and daughter Mary". Peter B. Hill, Compiler, Pub Gen Soc of Mayflower Desc 2000.
Mary's parents moved "to the wilderness of Morris County, New Jersey, May 31, 1722". And her father's forge was sold there at Sheriffs Sale in 1753. So it has been assumed by some that all of John Jackson and Sarah Doty's children were born in Morris County, NJ.
In 1739 Morris County was set off from Hunterdon County, and named after the new governor. Jackson's Forge, up to this time, had been in Hunterdon County.