Name: Ruth ELLISON
Given Name: Ruth
Birth: ca 1780 in Mohawk Valley region, NY
Death: February 26, 1862 in , Orleans, NY
Census: 1850 Ridgeway, Orleans, NY age 73 living with son, William
Census: 1855 Ridgeway, Orleans, NY age 77 living with son, William, born Albany Co, NY
Census: 1860 Ridgeway, Orleans, NY age 83 living with son, William
In the Jackson Family History by J. Ceylon Jackson, the possiblity is broached that Ruth is a Mohawk Indian. Viewing the birthplaces and places where family members first met another possiblity arises. Ruth's first husband, James Jackson, is thought to have been born in Schoharie County, NY. The two other older Jackson brothers, James and William, are thought to have been born at Duanesburg, Schenectady, NY.
Map study shows that Duanesburg, Schenectady, NY is about equidistant from Amsterdam, Schenectady, NY to the north and Schoharie, Schoharie, NY to the south. The importance of this observation is that an earlier name for Amsterdam, NY was MOHAWK. It is possibile to see how later family members could speak of Ruth as being from, or of, Mohawk.
The family of Ruth's second husband, Jude Comstock, whom she probably married in Onondaga County, NY, also has strong connections to the same locations. Jude's father, Ebenezer Comstock, is stated to have moved from Warrensburg, Warren, NY to Amsterdam (Mohawk), NY and at least two of Ebenezer's children ... Esbon and Polly are documented as born at Duanesburg, NY. There is no way of knowing if Jude and Ruth knew each other before their residence in Onondaga County, NY.
Jude and Ruth owned a farm in Military Lot No 43 in Twp # .. (Marcellus) in Onondaga County. They sold this farm "The state 100 acres," in 1842 to son Joh, and son-in-law John Wiltsey.
James JACKSON b: May 6, 1775 in London, England
- John JACKSON b: May 6, 1801 in , Schoharie, NY
- Ruel JACKSON b: 1808
- James JACKSON b: March 29, 1798 in Duanesburgh, Schenectady, NY
- William JACKSON b: October 21, 1799 in Duanesburgh, Albany, NY
- Benjamin JACKSON b: November 30, 1803 in , Schoharie, NY
- Amos JACKSON b: January 17, 1806 in ,, NY
- Clarinda JACKSON b: 1807 in Navarino, Onondaga, NY
Jude COMSTOCK b: March 1, 1776 in Kent, Litchfield, CT
in , Onondaga, NY
- Olive E. COMSTOCK b: Januaray 21, 1827 in ,, NY