Person:Townsend Jackson (3)

Townsend Jackson
b.bef 1750
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 -
  • HTownsend Jacksonbef 1750 - 1830
  • WMary Seamanest 1753 -
m. 17 Oct 1770
  • HTownsend Jacksonbef 1750 - 1830
  • WPolly SeamanABT 1753 -
m. 18 Feb 1778
Facts and Events
Name Townsend Jackson
Gender Male
Birth? bef 1750
Marriage 17 Oct 1770 St George's Church, Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau), New Yorkto Mary Seaman
Marriage 18 Feb 1778 St. George's Church, Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau), New Yorkto Polly Seaman
Residence[3] 1790 Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States
Death[1][2] 21 Oct 1830 Woodbury, Nassau, New York, United StatesEast Woods, Queens, New York

There are records of a Townsend Jackson marrying both a Mary Seaman and a Polly Seaman. This writer cannot help but wonder if there were two men by the name of Townsend Jackson. For lack of anything better, I will post what I've found but with a caution to see if you can learn more about Townsend and these Seaman ladies.

From Antony Maitland: Townsend and Mary had no children. His will dated Oyster Bay October 15/1830, proved November 29/1830.

This historical note contributed by Dr. Anthony Troha:
Images of America: Syosset, by Tom Montalbano, published by Arcadia Publishing (2001). (available fr Google Books) Page 16:

“Shortly after the Revolution, Townsend Jackson purchased several hundred acres at the corner of what is now Jericho Turnpike and the north-south street that was then called Oyster Bay Road. The property, which extended as far north as Teibrook Avenue, passed through several generations and eventually belonged to Jacob W. Jackson, the owner of a large trucking concern in New York. In Jackson’s day, the trucks were pulled by horses, which he brought out to his ranch every so often for a few days of rest. The thoroughfare that paralleled the Jackson property was later named Jackson Avenue. (Carl Baker.)” Included with this article is a picture of this beautiful homestead.

On the 1790 census for all of the state of New York, there was only one Townsend Jackson listed; so it is assumed that the 1790 record is for this Townsend Jackson. He is listed as having in his household at that time, one white male under 16, two white males 16 and over; three white females and one slave. (By the late 1800s, there were nine Townsend Jacksons found in Queens County!) His birth date is estimated based on his being at least 21 years old when he married Mary Seaman.

  1. Maitland, Antony web pages (Townsend 616). (

    This site says he died at Oyster Bay, L.I., NY.

  2. Register of Members, Jericho Monthly Meeting, Long Island, NY. (

    This site says he died at East Woods, L.I., NY.

  3. Queens, New York, United States. 1790 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Oyster Bay, Queens Co., New York.
  4.   Bunker, Mary Powell. Long Island Genealogies. (Albany, New York, United States: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1895), 224.