Person:Benjamin Jackson (77)

Benjamin Jackson
  1. Anne Jackson1790 - 1820
  2. Jeremiah Jackson1791 - Abt 1823
  3. Increase Jackson1793 - 1833
  4. Obediah Jackson1796 - 1878
  5. David Jackson1798 -
  6. Sally Jackson1800 -
  7. Maria Jackson1802 -
  8. Angeline Jackson1804 - 1897
  9. Benjamin Jackson1805 - 1888
  • HBenjamin Jackson1805 - 1888
  • WElizabeth L.1805 - 1859
  1. Leonard James Jacksonabt 1828 - aft 1880
  2. David Andrew Jackson1829 - 1907
  3. Hannah P. Jackson1833 - 1912
  4. Jeremiah M. Jacksonabt 1835 - BEF 1900
  5. James A. Jackson1837 - 1911
  6. Egbert D. Jacksonabt 1842 - 1862
m. bef 1870
Facts and Events
Name Benjamin Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[9] 5 Jul 1805 Pownal, Vermont, United States
Residence[4] 1840 Milford, Otsego, New York, United States
Residence[1] 1850 Milford, Otsego, New York, USA
Residence[2] 1855 Springfield, Otsego, New York, USA
Alt Birth[1][2] Rensselaer Co., New York
Marriage bef 1870 Fly Creek, Otsego, New York, United Statesto Mary Ann Butman
Death[3] 7 Sep 1888 Oaksville, Otsego Co., New York
Burial[5] Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, Fly Creek, Otsego, New York, United States

From Norman:
I have finally dug up all the info I have on my 3rd Gr-grandfather Benjamin Jackson. All of it is from Federal and State Census. Some of this conflicts with what is on the Ancestry site for Benjamin Jackson and Betsey (MNU). It is as follows:

I have little doubt that Benjamin is the son of Peter & Martha Jackson. Benjamin himself is the only one who has insisted that he was born in Rensselaer County, NY, in 1805, in lieu of Vermont. Take that out of consideration and there would have been no doubt. I can understand his belief, after all he grew to adulthood in Rensselaer County, NY State. His mother may well have returned home to Vermont, where she was from, to be with her mother during the birthing process. A boy named Benjamin Jackson was born on 5 July 1805 in Vermont to Peter & Martha Jackson. I now have the birth record as proof. I also have census proof that Peter & Martha Jackson lived in Rensselaer County during 1800 and 1810 and during other dates as well. Still those census do not show spouse or give the names of the children but rather ranges of ages.

If Benjamin is wrong on his own place of birth he may well be wrong on his wife Elizabeth "Betsey" place of birth ie; Otsego County, NY, as well.

After Betsey's death Benjamin would marry Mary Butman in 1874 at Fly Creek, N.Y. Mary would die within a year.

Benjamin's D/C states he died on 7 September 1888 at Oaksville, Otsego County, NY at age 83 of old age and heart disease. He is buried next to his first wife Betsey in Fly Creek Valley Cemetery at Fly Creek, N.Y. Betsey died on 26 March 1859 at Fly Creek, N.Y

1850 Census Milford, Otsego Co., New York
Benjamin Jackson 45 M Carpenter NY
Betsy Jackson 45 F NY
Hannah Jackson 17 F NY
Jeremiah Jackson 15 M NY
Egbert Jackson 8 M NY
Andrew Jackson 20 M Farmer NY

Benjamin and Betsy apparently removed from Milford to Springfield about 1853 and Leonard had moved to Springfield about 1848.
1855 New York State Census, Springfield (town), Otsego Co.
Benjamin Jackson 50 M Rennsselaer Married living in Springfield 2yrs Carpenter
Betsy Jackson 50 F Wife Otsego Married living in Springfield 2yrs
Egbert D. Jackson 13 M son Otsego - living in Springfield 2yrs
(Benjamin and Betsy are living 2 households from son Leonard who has lived in Springfield longer than his parents.)

New York, State Census, 1865
Residence: Springfield, Otsego, New York, USA
Name: Benjami Jackson
Gender: Male
Relation to Head: Head
Birth Year: abt 1815
Age: 50
Benjami Jackson 50
Mary Jackson 46

1870 Census Otsego, Otsego Co., New York
Post Office: Cooperstown
Jackson, Benj 64 M W Farm Laborer -0- 100. NY
Jackson, Mary 51 F W Keeping house NY

In 1880 Benjamin is found in Otsego, Otsego Co., NY. He is 73 years old, a widower, living with the family of Leander Weldon. He says both of his parents were born in New York. (Assuming he was the person who gave the information.) Norman writes: "The Weldon family that Benjamin Jackson was living with at the time of his death is his daughter-in-law Nancy Thurston Jackson's sister, Mary Thurston Weldon. Benjamin willed everything to the Weldons."

  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432), Year: 1850; Census Place: Milford, Otsego, New York; Roll: M432_580; Page: 111B; Image: 229.
  2. 2.0 2.1 New York, United States. New York State Census, 1855, Springfield (town), Otsego Co. New York.

    Relation to Head of House: Head Benjamin, age 50, a carpenter, was born in Rensselaer County, NY. His son Leonard is next hh.

  3. Death Certificate.

    Date and location of death per death certificate: research of Norman Jackson.

  4. United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704), Milford, Otsego, New York; Roll: 328; Page: 136; Image: 275; Fami.
  5. Find A Grave, Memorial# 95066922.
    Plot: Lot 181
    No photo as of Sep 2015. The birthdate given on his memorial page is 1804 but most census records estimate birthdate as about 1805.

  6.   United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653), Otsego, Otsego, New York, USA.
  7.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132), Otsego, Otsego Co., New York.
  8.   United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T9), Otsego, Otsego Co., New York.

    Widower, parents born in NY.

  9. Vermont, United States. Vital Records, 1720-1908.

    Children listed for Peter Jackson and Martha
    Anne Jackson 18 Feb 1790 Pownal, Jeremiah Jackson 10 Jun 1791 Pownal, Increase Jackson 2 Feb 1793 Pownal, Obediah Jackson 12 May 1796 Pownal, David Jackson 28 Jun 1798 Pownal, Sally Jackson 29 Apr 1800 Pownal, Maria Jackson 20 Sep 1802 Pownal, Angeline Jackson 26 Jun 1804 Pownal, Benjamin Jackson 5 Jul 1805 Pownal