Name: Robert Jackson
Birth: 17 MAR 1732/33 in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Death: 28 SEP 1809 in Searights, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
BIOGRAPHY: DAR #'s 33261, 89557, 195128, 216985, 219985. DAR Indexgives the following information: JACKSON, Robert Sr: b 3-17-1733 IR d9-28-1809 PA m Mary Hewthorhn Pvt PA. No record of pension applicationwas found in the Index of Rev. War Pension Applications. Will inFayette Co, Wills, Vol 1, Pg 126 ( I assume this is Fayette Co, PA).
BIOGRAPHY: DAR Apl 195128 gives fathers name as Hugh and his place ofbirth as Ireland. It also says Robert was awarded land grant of 3003/4 acres in Fayette Co, PA, Feb 7, 1785.
Robert Jackson born in Ireland. MacDonald's book contains a copy of a family Bible that confirms this, as well as his marriage to Mary Henthorn, daughter of James and Mary Henthorn, who was born in Chester Co, PA on 29 Sep 1733. James Henthorn was living in Frederick Co, MD in 1760. James Hentorn's will is recorded at Martinsburg, WV, and it lists Mary Jackson as one of his children.
Robert and Mary Henthorn Jackson's first three children (Abraham, Mary, & Isaac) were born in MD. In 1783, Robert Jackson, Sr. was an inhabitant of Manallen Twp, Westmoreland Co, PA. This then became Fayette Co, PA. His brother Hugh Jackson, Jr. had moved there earlier, and members of the Henthorn family had moved to that area also.
The will of Robert Jackson, Sr. is filled at Uniontown, PA, Vol. 1, pg 383. It was prepared on 26 May 1803 and recorded on 3 Oct 1809. The will does not mention his wife; it mentions his children as heirs, including: Abraham, Isaac and his wife Anne, Mary Thompson, Rebecca Watson, Sara Work, and Robert Jackson, Jr. Robert Jr. inherited the farms, but after selling them in 1810, he and his wife Margaret Henthorn Jackson moved to Clark Co, IN, where her father William Henthorn had already moved.
The genealogy of the "Jackson family". Prepared by Hugh Parks Jackson. Assisted by Hugh Hogue Thompson, and James R. Jackson. [Urbana, Ohio, Press of Citizen and Gazette Co.] 1890. Library of Congress Classification: CS71.J13 1890, states that this Jackson family was originally from Scotland, but that they lived in Ireland for several years prior to immigrating to America. It indicates that Robert Jackson had a brother Samuel, who was "a sturdy Quaker;" it states nothing about their father Hugh or Robert being a Quaker.
According to the 1889 History of Fayette Co indicates that Robert & Mary Henthorn Jackson, Sr. were buried near their home in Menallen, Twp along the Cumberland Rd, now US 40, but that the markers had long since disappeared.
Father: Hugh J. Jackson b: 20 MAY 1709 in County Fermanagh, Province of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Mother: Mary b: 18 DEC 1719 in Northern Ireland
Mary Ann Henthorn b: 29 SEP 1733 in London Grove Twp., Chester County, Pennsylvania
25 DEC 1756
in Fayette County, Pennsylvania
- Abraham Jackson b: 27 JAN 1759 in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland
- Mary Ann Jackson b: 24 FEB 1761 in Hagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland
- Isaac Jackson b: 9 APR 1763 in Hagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland
- Rebecca Jackson b: 15 SEP 1767 in Hagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland
- Sarah Jackson b: 1 JAN 1769 in Hagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland
- Robert Jackson b: 13 OCT 1775 in Hagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland
- John Jackson b: 1777