Person:James Jackson (128)

m. 1668
  1. Elizabeth JacksonABT 1668 - 1758
  2. James Jacksonabt 1670 - 1735
  3. Col John Jackson, IIabt 1673 - abt 1744
  4. Mary Jackson1678 - bef 1724
  5. Martha JacksonAbt 1678 - 1753
  6. Sarah Jackson1681 - BEF 1763
  7. Samuel Jackson1684 - 1728
  8. Hannah Jackson1685 -
m. 1694
  1. Thomas Jackson1694 - bet 1759
  2. Mary Jackson1695/96 - bef 1735
  3. Sarah Jackson1697 -
  4. Rebecca Jackson1698 -
  5. John Jackson, Sr.1700 - bet 1768 and 1772
  6. Charity Jackson1701 -
  7. Elizabeth Jackson1702/3 -
  8. James Jackson, Jr.1704 - 1750
  9. William (1) Jackson1705 - 1706
  10. Hannah Jackson1706 -
  11. William Jackson1707 - bef 1794
  12. Martha Jackson1708/9 - abt 1789
  13. General Joseph Jackson1709/10 - 1769
  14. Richard Jackson1711 - 1739
  15. Phoebe Jackson1712 - 1777
  16. Robert Jackson1713 -
  17. Jemima Jackson1714 -
  18. Samuel Jackson1716 -
  19. Stephen Jackson1717 -
  20. Benjamin Jackson, Sr.1719 - abt 1805
m. abt Jun 1730
Facts and Events
Name[9] James Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] abt 1670 Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau), New York
Marriage 1694 Halletts Cove (now Astoria), Queens Co., New Yorkto Rebecca Hallett
Marriage abt Jun 1730 Flushing, L.I., New Yorkto Abigail Unknown
Death[3][10][11] Oct 1735 Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
Residence? Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
DNA? FTDNA kit 101857. desc tested; match to Robert Jackson of Hempstead NY
Burial[12][10] Rockville Cemetery, Lynbrook, Nassau Co., New York, United States

James is mentioned in his father's 1724 will.

James Jackson is named as one of the executors of his father-in-law, William Hallett's 1727 Will. See William's Notes.

James' will dated Sept. 27, 1735 is recorded in Surrogate's Office, NYC, Libr 12, p 362 and a transcription here: Transcript:Will. John Jackson 26 Aug 1724

From Jackson Ledger: "James seems to have been a useful citizen, for in addition to being the father of twenty children, he was a man generally looked to for advice and was chosen together with Col. Isaac Hicks as referee in a dispute between Massachusetts and Rhode Island relative to the boundary line between them. The Colony of Rhode Island was so well pleased with their conduct and endeavor to reconcile the people of the two governments that it voted each of them a silver tankard of 50 pounds value with the arms of the Colony handsomely engraved thereon".

Rockaway records website states that James "the third son and eighth child....settled in Rock Hill, Flushing, Long Island....His sons carried the name of Jackson into NJ, NY, PA, VA, GA, OH, KY & TN."

From Robbins' book: "While his principal place of residence is given as Rocky Hill, Flushing, yet he appears several times in later years in connection with the affairs of Hempstead as though still a resident. This was probably due to his being still a land owner in the older town."

The book "A Century and a Half of Pittsburg and her People", states that his children migrated to New Jersey settling near Rockaway and Morristown, where they undoubtedly became farmers.

From the Book, "Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte":
"James' son, Robert Jackson is the possessor of a "History of the Quakers, 1415-1717," printed some time in the eighteenth century, which contains an interesting record of the Jackson family. We excerpt a page from this book-probably the oldest one in private hands in Canada today-containing the dates of the births of the children of James and Rebecca Jackson, of Flushing, in Queens County, Long Island to wit: Thomas Jackson, born 1694; Mary, 1696, Sarah, 1697; Rebecca, 1699; John, 1701; Charity, 1702; Elizabeth, 1703; James, 1704; William, 1705; Hanah, 1706; William (2), 1707; Martha, 1708; Joseph, 1710, Richard, 1711; Phoebe, 1712; Robert , 1713; Jemima, 1714; Samuel, 1715; Stephen, 1717, and Benjamin, 1719."

From Bill Jackson, descendant and researcher: "At least three sons of James left New England for North Carolina long before the (Rev) war. Benjamin settled in Anson County in the Pee Dee region with Stephen and John, the Jackson who sold the forge in New Jersey. Deeds show Benjamin with several hundred acres of land granted by the North Carolina governor. In 1764, the three brothers found themselves in another state – without moving. Redrawing of North Carolina’s border put the Pee Dee in South Carolina, in the Cheraws District that later became Chesterfield County".

  1. Robbins, Oscar Burton. History of the Jackson family of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Ohio and Indiana: descendants of Robert and Agnes Washburn Jackson. (Loveland, Colo.: Robbins, 1951).
  2. Website:
  3. Notes from Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants Library.
  4.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887), 5, 6.
  5.   Robbins, Oscar Burton. History of the Jackson family of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Ohio and Indiana: descendants of Robert and Agnes Washburn Jackson. (Loveland, Colo.: Robbins, 1951), 10.
  6.   Rockaway Library Documents, Rockaway, NJ, 27.
  7.   McWhorter Jackson Sketches, 2.
  8.   Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 220-221.

    It appears that Bunker's dates for James & Rebecca are both death dates, not birth dates.

  9. Transcript:Will. John Jackson 26 Aug 1724.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Records of the Society of Friends of the City of New York and Vicinity. - Deaths", in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), 7:86.

    "James Jacson of flushing dyed ye 8m 1735."
    [Note: In old-styles dates, the eighth month is October. More info may be found here.]

  11. Hoffmann, Glady Stutler (Glady Myrl Stutler). Colonial ancestors of Edward Jackson, 1741-1897, Revolutionary War soldier. (Atlanta, Georgia: Self-published, 1967).
  12. Find A Grave, memorial #80744746.
  13.   Boucher, John N. (John Newton), and John W. (John Woolf) Jordan. A century and a half of Pittsburg and her people. (New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1908), 3:269.