Person:Stephen Jackson (9)

m. est 1763
  1. Capt. Stephen Jackson1764 - 1847
  2. Benjamin Arnold Jackson1770 - Abt 1772
  3. Jacob Jackson1772 -
  4. Jemima Jackson1775 - 1828
  5. William Jackson1777 - 1857
  6. Samuel M. Jackson1783 - Abt 1821
  7. Sarah Jackson1786 - 1855
  8. Lucinda "Lucy" Jackson1787 - 1853
  9. Mary (Polly) Jackson1790 - 1853
  10. Phebe Jackson1793 - 1827
m. 14 Feb 1787
  1. Martha (Patty) Pomeroy Jackson1788 - 1852
  2. Capt. Stephen Pomeroy Jackson1789 - 1849
  3. Susannah 'Susan' Jackson1790 - 1838
  4. Mary Jackson1792 -
Facts and Events
Name Capt. Stephen Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 31 Jul 1764 Dover, Morris, New Jersey, United States
Marriage 14 Feb 1787 probably Morris Co., New Jersey, United Statesto Elizabeth Pomeroy
Death? Aug 1847 Jane Lew, Lewis, West Virginia, United StatesFormerly Virginia
Burial[1] Mount Clare, Harrison, West Virginia, United Stateson his father's home farm

From the Jackson Ledger: "Stephen, was a shrewd and fearless Indian fighter. At the early age of 17 he was on his way to join his father with Washington's forces. He was present at the battle of Yorktown and wounded before he was 18 years old. He said he fought for his country and refused to apply for a pension for it. He was a Captain of a Company-although never commissioned (see below*). He did valuable service under Washington as a scout, making several trips to the Ohio River."
"Stephen saw service in the War of 1812."
"He only had a plain education but was noted for his power of deciding quickly and filling to the letter all his promises. He had many encounters with and killed several Indians. Several of the encounters are still spoken of by relatives in the different branches of the family. He generally wore a hunting shirt - which was about the same as the Norfolk blouse of the present day (1887) except they were made by the house-wife from goods now called lindsey."

  • Another descendant has emailed me that his father has Stephen's commission signed by James Monroe, then The Govenor of Virginia, dated 1801, in his possession; so he did have an official commission despite what the above Ledger says. This commission was not issured during the Revolution, but was issued in 1807.

From Colonial Ancestors, pg 5: "Edward (Stephen's father) and Stephen are both buried on the home farm in the family plot about one mile south of Mount Clare, Harrison County, WV." By 1975 his tombstone had been removed from the farm because the land had been sold and the current owner had not kept the graves in good repair. The stone was set up again at the Salem 7 Day Baptist Church cemetery. For a sketch of the family burial plot, see http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/images/JacksonCemetery.JPG

See also the Notes for his father Edward Jackson.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Email from Paula Mellor. (researcher4907-tree add the at, yahoo add the dot com).

    Birthdate on his tombstone.

  2.   Jackson, P. A. Jackson Ledger. (1887)
    10, 13, 17, 18, 19, 29, 41, 44, 45.
  3.   Cook, Roy B., Notarized paper 1928.

    gives birth data as 31 Jul 1768.