Name: John JACKSON
Birth: 1645-1650 in Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau), NY
Death: BEF. 6 Dec 1725 in Queens, NY
Fact 6: resident of Hempstead and Jerusalem, then in Queens Co., Long Island, NY
Reference Number: JACK6
Colonel John Jackson was a prominent public man, and one of the first settlers of Jerusalem, Long Island. Member of Assembly, January 11, 1664: Member Commission to Governor Stuyvesant, 1685; Patentee of land, 1687; Captain of Queens Troops in expedition to Albany, July 9, 1689; Juryman 1691 to 1695; High Sheriff of Queens County, 1693 to 1709 and 1710 to 1746; Representative from Queens county, 1693 to Colonial Legislature, 1699; Justice of the Peace of Queens County, 1700; Lieutenant Colonel, 1701; colonel, December 30, 1701; Member of Protestant Petition to King William III, 1703; Commissioner of Highways, 1710 to 1723; Judge of Queens County. [from Seaman, Mary Thomas "The Seaman Family in America..., 1928 p.22]
"Colonel John Jackson was the oldest son of Robert Jackson, and was in his lifetime a leading man in all Public matters. He was one of the Patentees of the Town of Hempstead, and one of the largest land holders in Queens County. He was High Sheriff, Colonel of the Militia, member of the Provincial Assembly and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Owning besides his lands in the Town of Hempstead, all the South Beach and Marshes from the Hempstead line to Suffolk County line. His first wife was Elizabeth Hallett, and his second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Captain John Seaman. He died in 1725, and his will dated August 26, 1724, was proved in the Surrogate's Office of the Province, December 6, 1725, and recorded in the office of the Surrogate of the City and County of New York in Liber 10 of Wills, pages 107-116.
"He left three sons and five daughters, viz: first, Samuel, son of Colonel John Jackson, by his father's will inherited the Homestead, which was situated at Jerusalem in the Town of Hempstead. His children were Richard, Townsend, Thomas, Ruth, Jemimah m. James Hewlet, Letitia m. Solomon Pool, -Mary m. John Pratt and Martha m. Samuel Birdsall." [from: Robbins, Oscar Burton, History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island, NY, Ohio and Indiana; descendants of Robert and Agnes Washburne Jackson, (Loveland, CO: 1951), 5.]
"At a tound meting Held in Hemsted October the 20th, 1683 by Reazon of an Ord'r sent from New York from ye Honor'd Governor and Councel wee the Inhabittants of Hemsted have chosen too attand ye Governor's ord'r in the behalfe of the towne Captain John Cieman Symon Searing and Left John Jackson to attend ye Honors order send unto uss per ord'r Recorded by mee Francis Chappell Clerk."
Father: Robert JACKSON b: 1620-1621 in England
Mother: unknown , Immigrant b: in ENG
Elizabeth SEAMAN b: ABT. 1653
BEF. 16 Jan 1671/72
- Note: Elizabeth Seaman and Col. John Jackson had eight children, of whom seven are on the census list of 1698:
- John JACKSON , Jr. b: 1692