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John Jackson was born circa 1716 in Coleraine, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom and died 25 September 1801 Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Cummins (1720-1825) 4 July 1755 in Cecil County, Maryland, United States.

John Jackson was a Protestant (Ulster-Scottish) from Coleraine, County Londonderry, Ireland. While living in London, England, he was convicted of the capital crime of larceny for stealing £170; the judge at the Old Bailey sentenced him to seven years of indentured servitude in America. Elizabeth, a strong, blonde woman over 6 feet (180 cm) tall, born in London, England was also convicted of larceny in an unrelated case for stealing 19 pieces of silver, jewelry, and fine lace, and received a similar sentence. They both were transported on the prison ship Litchfield, which departed London in May 1749 with 150 convicts. John and Elizabeth met on board and were in love by the time the ship arrived at Annapolis, Maryland. Although they were sent to different locations in Maryland for their indentures, the couple married in July 1755.

Children



Offspring of John Jackson and Elizabeth Cummins (1720-1825)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Jackson (1757-1831) 9 January 1757 Cecil County, Maryland, United States 17 May 1831 Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States Elizabeth von Brake (1757-1812) Elizabeth von Brake (1757-1812) Nancy Richardson Adams (1780-1841)
Edward Jackson (1759-1828) 1 March 1759 Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia, United States 25 December 1828 Jackson's Mill, Lewis County, West Virginia, United States Mary Haddan (1764-1796) Mary Haddan (1764-1796) Elizabeth Weatherholt von Brake (1772-1835)
John Jackson (1760-1821)
Sophia Jackson (1763-1836)
Elizabeth Jackson (c1767-aft1850)
Mary Sarah Jackson (1768-c1791)
Samuel Jackson (1772-1842)
Henry Jackson (1774-1852)

















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