Person:Richard Jackson (45)

Richard Jackson
m. 16 Jul 1738
  1. Jemima Jackson1739 - ABT 1825
  2. Richard Jackson1740 - 1826
  3. Ruth Jackson1740 - 1824
  4. Lettitia Jackson1747 - 1824
  5. Townsend Jacksonbef 1750 - 1830
  6. Elizabeth Jacksonest 1750 -
  7. Martha JacksonABT 1752 -
  8. Thomas Jackson1754 - 1842
  9. Mary JacksonABT 1756 -
m. 1 Apr 1767
  1. Townsend Jacksonest 1768 -
  2. Samuel Jacksonest 1770 -
  3. Daniel Jacksonest 1772 -
  4. John J. Jacksonabt 1775 -
  5. Margaret Jacksonest 1777 -
  6. Mary Jackson1779 - 1841
  7. James Jacksonest 1781 -
  8. Phebe Jacksonest 1783 -
Facts and Events
Name Richard Jackson
Gender Male
Birth? 1740
Marriage 1 Apr 1767 Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau), New YorkSt. George's Episcopal Church
to Phebe Kissam
Death? 1826 Dutchess Co., New York, United States
Residence[1] Dutchess Co., New York

Antony Maitland says that Richard and Phebe had eight children, but he doesn't name them. Also, that Richard and Elizabeth Brooks had no children. Richard settled in Duchess County, NY.

From the book "Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America", pg 134: "Of my grandmother's family let me say a few words. Her father, Richard Jackson, was the son of Samuel Jackson and Mary Townsend; her mother, Phoebe, was the dau. of Daniel Kissam and Peggy, dau of Col. Benjamin Treadwell. -- all of earliest Long Island English stock. They were m. April 1, 1767; came up the river into Dutchess county in 1774, and settled on "Spruyt Creek": "Richard Jackson of Queens county on Nassau Island" purchasing some four hundred acres of land from the estate of one John Montrose on May 14, of that year.

"Richard's wife was an Episcopalian; he had been inclined to the Friends' belief but early went over to Wesleyanism, and, in time, his home became a great Methodist center, a resort of the ministers of that faith and a famous preaching place.

"Richard Jackson was picturesque; the lights and shades of his character were strong. He was a pushing, strenuous man, a driver; though doing not so much work himself he saw that others put in long days. In the winter he used to get his household up early -- in the deep dark -- have the chores done, breakfast eaten and be off with his men and teams to a wood-lot on the Fishkill mountains, some twelve miles distant, by break of day! So, in summer you may be sure the rising was early and the work under way betimes! And the Sabbath brought no relenting as to hours; he called his family together just as early on that as on any other morning, and at devotions invariably read that chapter which begins: "Very early on the first day of the week"...."

  1. Maitland, Antony web pages (Townsend 616). (
  2.   Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 224.
  3.   The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society), Jan 1912, pg 85.
  4.   Kissam, Edward. The Kissam family in America from 1644 to 1825. (New York: Dempsey & Carroll's Art Press, 1892), pg 26.
  5.   Van Benschoten, William Henry. Concerning the Van Bunschoten or Van Benschoten family in America: A Genealogy and Brief History. (Poughkeepsie, NY: A. V. Haight Co. Printers, 1907), pg 131.

    The author of this book is grandson of Richard Jackson and Mary Kissam.