m. est 1731
m. 19 Dec 1768
Facts and Events
Jackson Ledger: "DAR No. 42012 (Brother of Edward) Stephen Jackson was Capt. of Calvalry in 1780 in Revolutionary War."
DAR ID Number 69102 per Louise Jackson Teare. DAR ID Number 42012 per Susan Jackson Hannahs
From the book "Dover Dates 1722-1922" Page 27
Oscar Burton Robbins' book, pg 14: "Joseph Jackson died in 1769, intestate. Oct. 5, 1769, the widow Mary, and the son William, made a renunciation of their right to administer on his estate, and Oct. 6, 1769, administration was given to Stephen Jackson. Nathaniel Mitchell was fellow Bondsman."
Isaac Jackson Allen on pg 9 of his Allen Family Memoranda states "Job Allen II, my grandfather died in 1802. His tomb is still seen at Rockaway and his wife's beside it. His wife, (Isaac's grandmother) was Mary Mintun. She survived Job Allen II and subsequently remarried to her second husband, General Stephen Jackson." So whether Capt. or General, Stephen was 'a major combatant'.
Rockaway Library documents: "Stephen was to become a driving force in the village and a major combatant in the Revolutionary War." pg 27.... Those who knew him well, described him as an active and enterprising business man with a high reputation for integrity. He was a liberal friend of the church, contributing much to its support. He was also a warm advocate of education and very instrumental in the establishment of the first school in Rockaway in 1784."
May 21st 1782 Abraham Kitchel, William Ross and John Jacob Faecsch, justices, and Job Allen and Ebenezer Farrand resolved to build a bridge across the Rockaway River between Stephen Jackson's and Seth Gregory's. The contract specifies the size of timbers and other particulars of the work in detail, and is signed by the above named justices and freeholders. Seth Gregory agreed to build this bridge for 48 pounds proclamation money, valuing a Spanish milled dollar at 7s. 6d. in hard money. The bridge was not built according to the contract, and on the 7th of October 1783 a committee appointed to inspect the bridge (viz, Stephen Jackson, Jacob Drake and Silas Hathaway) deducted 5 pounds on account of timber not being according to contract."
Abstract of will, from the Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. 12
'1810, June 25. Jackson, Stephen, of Pequannock Twsp.., Morris Co.; will of. Three sons, Joseph, William, and John Darbe, the mill lot at Rockaway (description given) to be divided between them as tenants in common. It contains the grist and saw mills and their appurtenances and has 6.45 acres. If my son, John Darbe, should die under age and without issue his share to Joseph and William. To two sons, William and John Darbe, a lot adjoining above, as tenants in common (description given . . . includes as a marker a flat rock marked "T.C.") also the meeting house lot of 762 acres; also another tract of 306 acres; also the tract on which the upper forge stands of 5 acres. If son John Darbe should die under age and without issue, his share to William. Three sons, tract in Hanover Twsp., as tenants in common, containing 98 acres. Son, Joseph 1/2 part of lot at Rockaway of 4 acres and other part thereof to other two sons. Son, James and his wife, Clarissa, for life, two tracts in Hanover Twsp., (description given, includes a corner stone marked "M.T.") containing 106 acres; also 16 acres, and at their decease to their sons, Charles Hoff Jackson and Stephen Jackson as tenants in common. Son, Joseph, the Family Bible containing the family register. Daughter, Elizabeth Lyon, $1500. Interest of $1,000 for use and benefit of my daughter, Agness Harriman, during her life and at her death to be divided among her then living children. Interest of $1,000 for use and benefit of my daughter, Margaret Arnold, as long as she and her present husband lives. Principal sum to her is she outlives him but in case of her death, to be divided between her children, and is she have no living children, said sum to be divided between my daughters, Elizabeth and Harriet. Daughter, Harriet, $2,000. Any sums advanced to said daughters to be deducted from these bequests. Daughter, Harriet, also to have female slave, Jude. Personal estate is liable for payment of bequests. Residue of all estate to four sons, equally. Executors--two sons, Joseph and William, and friends, Hyram Smith, Ebenezer H. Pierson and Thomas Dell. Witnesses--Henry A. Ford, Isaac Blackford, Gabriel H. Ford. Proved Apr. 11, 1812, when two sons signed as executors.
1812, Apr 9. Inventory, $11,956.841/2; made by John Hinchman, Noah E. Stile.
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