Silas (2) Jackson
b.15 Jun 1781 Morris Co., New Jersey, United States
m. 7 Jan 1776
m. 28 Aug 1808
Facts and Events
Silas' father Daniel moved from Morris Co, NJ in abt 1786, so Silas, although born in NJ, apparently grew up in Northumbland Co, PA. Judging by the dates of the birth of Silas' children, he moved to Knox County, Ohio sometime between 1826 and 1829. The land record below shows his buying 80 acres in Ohio in 1835. Silas' father, Daniel moved to Knox Co, Ohio in 1831. Silas drowned in Fishing Creek, Columbia County, Pennsylvania (pg 75 OBR).
Comment on Douglas Weaver's site: "Silas' first wife Jane died when she was only 23 years old in 1805. Silas married again in 1806 to Mary Peterman. His headstone in Coles Creek Cem says he was 83 years 2 months 24 days old when he died. His name appears on the same headstone as his first wife who died 59 years earlier."
Coles Creek Cem, St. Gabriels Ch, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania is listed at Find-a-Grave as Saint Gabriel Cemetery, Benton, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. There is a picture of the church but not of the tombstone. Find-a-Grave has merely "Husband of Jane".
U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907 about Silas Jackson Name: Silas Jackson Issue Date: 7 May 1835 State of Record: Ohio Acres: 80 Accession Number: OH0910__.171 Metes and Bounds: No Land Office: Bucyrus Canceled: No US Reservations: No Mineral Reservations: No Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566) Document Number: 9834 Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties 12 3-S 11-E 1st PM Hardin
1850 Census Berlin, Knox Co., Ohio Silas Jackson 69 M Farmer 4500 NJ Mary Jackson 62 F PA
1860 Census Greenwood, Columbia Co., Pennsylvania Post Office: Rohrsburg Samuel D. Patterson 30 Myrtilla Patterson 41 Elizabeth Patterson 5 Silas Jackson 80 (the image of this record at ancestry.com was too faint to read; so I've had to use their index record which does not include the birth place.)