Person:John Jackson (258)

John Jackson, Sr.
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
  • HJohn Jackson, Sr.1700 - bet 1768 and 1772
  • WSarah DotyABT 1704 -
m. 7 May 1724
  1. Elizabeth Jackson1724 -
  2. Mary Jackson1727/8 - AFT 1775
  3. Joseph Jackson1731 -
  4. John Jackson, Jr.1733 - 1771
  5. Sarah Jackson1735 -
  6. Phebe Jackson1737 - 1816
  7. Jemima Jackson1739 -
  8. Rebecca Jackson1742 - 1762
  9. Hannah Jackson1743/4 -
  10. James Jackson1746 - 1826
Facts and Events
Name John Jackson, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Mar 1700/1701 Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau) New York
Marriage 7 May 1724 Plainfield, Union Co., New Jerseyto Sarah Doty
Death[2][6] bet 1768 and 1772 Anson Co., North Carolina, United States
Residence[1] Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey

For d/o/b: Jim Rubins source: Title: Oyster Bay Town Records, Media: Book, Page: 4:421

O. B. Robbins book, pg 10: "went to NJ, owned the Jackson Forge."

John & Sarah moved "to the wilderness of Morris County, New Jersey, May 31, 1722". And his forge was sold there at Sheriff's Sale in 1753. So it has been assumed that all of John Jackson and Sarah Doty's children were born in Morris County, NJ.

Quote from Wikipedia as of 20 May 2010: "On May 31, 1722, Joseph Latham and his wife Jane deeded 527 acres (2.13 km2) over to John Jackson of Flushing, New York. Joseph Latham was deeded the land in 1713 by virtue of land purchased from Native Americans by the Proprietors of West Jersey.
Historical records show that a small Native American village was settled at the site of Hurd Park. Jackson settled on the eastern portion of his land along Granny’s Brook at the site of what would later become the Ross Ribbon Factory on Park Heights Avenue.
Iron ore at the time was so plentiful that it was easily picked off the surface of the ground at the nearby Dickerson Mine in Mine Hill. Horse back saddles would bring the ore to Jackson’s Forge, and he would process the ore into bars that would then be transported to points eastward, namely the factories in Paterson.
It is believed that Jackson had a vital business until hard times hit in 1750, due to the passage of the “Iron Act” of the British Parliament.
By 1753, John Jackson went bankrupt and all his property and belongings were sold off at a Sheriff’s sale. Quaker Hartshorne Fitz Randolph purchased his property and annexed to his existing property to become part of Randolph Township."
--end of wikipedia quote--

1722 - Dover, was founded by John Jackson, who set up an iron forge there. Jackson's Forge. John Jackson, "son of James Jackson of Flushing in Queens county on Nashaw Island, yeoman."
1739 - Morris County was set off from Hunterdon County, and named after the new governor. Jackson's Forge, up to this time, had been in Hunterdon County.
1753 - England's high tax on iron forced John to ruin and his forge was sold at Sheriff's sale in 1753.

After the sale of the forge in 1753, John is found in Anson County in North Carolina in many documents referring also to his younger brothers Stephen and Benjamin. It is now conjectured that at some time John's youngest son James also found his way to North Carolina and a study of John's son, James Jackson is posted here:

From Bill Jackson, researcher:
"At least three sons of James left New England for North Carolina long before the war. Benjamin settled in Anson County in the Pee Dee region with Stephen and John, the Jackson who sold the forge in New Jersey."

From Bob Mitchell: North Carolina Wills, Book J, Page 8 Will of John Jackson in Anson County N. C. ...daughters Elizabeth , Mary, Sarah and Rebecca, each 5 Sh., my lands and all my movable estate to be sold to the best advantage and the money to be paid as follows: to Daughters Phebe, Jemimah and Hannah to have it equally divided between them. Stephen Jackson and John Perkins, exrs. 15 April 1768 Wit. Job Meadow, John May, Charles Booth Executed 1772, Anson Co., NC

Bob Mitchell writes: "Richmond County was formed from part of Anson Co., in 1779. The county seat of Anson Co., west of the Pee Dee River was difficult for the residents east of the river to reach for business, especially during spring floods. Richmond County is bound on the west by Anson Co., and on the South by Chesterfield Co. It is in the area that was referred to as the Cheraws Dist in the late 1700's. My guess is that John Jackson Sr.'s descendants wound up in Richmond Co., instead of Anson or Chesterfield after the shifting of boundaries. This will help in the hunt for the John/Jonathan Jacksons of the Cheraws."

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rootsweb chart of William Henry Roll: The Roll Family Windmill. (
  2. Rootsweb chart of Mary Harkey Russell: Thomas and Mary Harkey Russell. (
  3.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887), 7, 12.
  4.   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.
  5.   Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 221.
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