m. 16 Jul 1738
m. 1 Apr 1767
Facts and Events
Antony Maitland says that Richard and Phebe had eight children, but he doesn't name them. Also, that Richard and Elizabeth Brooks had no children. Richard settled in Duchess County, NY.
From the book "Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America", pg 134: "Of my grandmother's family let me say a few words. Her father, Richard Jackson, was the son of Samuel Jackson and Mary Townsend; her mother, Phoebe, was the dau. of Daniel Kissam and Peggy, dau of Col. Benjamin Treadwell. -- all of earliest Long Island English stock. They were m. April 1, 1767; came up the river into Dutchess county in 1774, and settled on "Spruyt Creek": "Richard Jackson of Queens county on Nassau Island" purchasing some four hundred acres of land from the estate of one John Montrose on May 14, of that year.
"Richard's wife was an Episcopalian; he had been inclined to the Friends' belief but early went over to Wesleyanism, and, in time, his home became a great Methodist center, a resort of the ministers of that faith and a famous preaching place.
"Richard Jackson was picturesque; the lights and shades of his character were strong. He was a pushing, strenuous man, a driver; though doing not so much work himself he saw that others put in long days. In the winter he used to get his household up early -- in the deep dark -- have the chores done, breakfast eaten and be off with his men and teams to a wood-lot on the Fishkill mountains, some twelve miles distant, by break of day! So, in summer you may be sure the rising was early and the work under way betimes! And the Sabbath brought no relenting as to hours; he called his family together just as early on that as on any other morning, and at devotions invariably read that chapter which begins: "Very early on the first day of the week"...."