Person:Obadiah Jackson (4)

Obadiah Jackson
b.24 Feb 1733
  1. Martha Jackson1730 - 1799
  2. John Jackson, IVABT 1733 - 1821
  3. Obadiah Jackson1733 - 1802
  4. Elizabeth Jackson1735 - 1806
  5. Anne Jackson1736/7 - 1799
  6. Mary Jackson1739 - 1778
  7. Jerusha Jackson1741 -
  8. Parmenus Jackson, Sr.1743 - 1781
  9. Rosetta Jackson1745 -
  10. Abigail Jackson1749 - 1837
m. 26 Sep 1756
  1. Isaac Jacksonest 1760 - 1767
  2. Elizabeth Jackson1762 - 1828
  3. General Jacob Seaman Jackson1763 - 1829
Facts and Events
Name[3] Obadiah Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Feb 1733
Marriage 26 Sep 1756 Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United StatesSt. George's Episcopal Church,
to Almy Seaman
Residence[2] 1783 Jerusalem (now Wantagh), Queens (now Nassau) Co., New York, United States
Death[2] 1802

From research of Frank M. Jackson: "Birth date of 24 Feb 1733 from DAR Bible Records, Vol. 209, p. 36, NYS Library. Mentioned in the will of Jane (Seaman) Jackson dated 3 March 1785."

Bunker's book pg 222 says that he died in 1779 but that does seem very doubtful now and I will remove that d/o/d. (1) This Obadiah is the only man by that name old enough to own the 1787 earmark and therefore would be still alive. (2) This Obadiah was found on the 1790 and 1800 census. (3) Note below his son lived "at Jerusalem South near where his father lived". (4) I need to check the above Jane Seaman Jackson's 1785 will to determine if he was still living or mentioned as being deceased. (5) The 1730 d/o/b conflicts with another child being born that year, so the 1733 d/o/b seems to me to be more logical.

And ALT date of birth and death is recorded page 133 of the book "Jones Family of Long Island" as b 1730, d 1802. Also states that "Obadiah was the eldest son of Justice John Jackson, son of the 2d Colonel John, who was a brother of Phebe, wife of William Jones. He m. Almy, dau. of Jacob Seaman, and lived at Jerusalem South, near the old mill where his father lived. . . .By the death of an older brother (unnamed) his son, Jacob S. Jackson, b. 1763, became the only son and heir, and SUCCEEDED TO HIS FATHER'S ESTATE."

1790 Census Obediah Jackson, South Hempstead, Queens, NY
Number of free white males 16 and over: 4
Number of free white females 16 and over: 4
Number of slaves: 8 Total number in household: 16

1800 Census Obadiah Jackson, Hempstead, New York 0-0-0-0-1// 0-0-0-1-0// 0-0
So it appears that he is 45 or over. The younger woman could be a wife, daughter or even a housekeeper for the older Obediah. The only doubt about this record is: did the children all establish their own households and take the slaves with them? The only other Obadiah in the area is a younger man who lives in Oyster Bay.

Obadiah's daughter, Elizabeth, named a son Obadiah after her father.

  1. Frank M. Jackson research and family records, "Ancestors of Frank M. Jackson".

    Gives d/o/b as 24 Feb 1733.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Jones, John Henry. The Jones family of Long Island: descendants of Major Thomas Jones (1665-1726) and allied families. (Tobias A. Wright, 1907), pg 133.
  3. Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 222.