John Jackson

6 March 1763–
Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Jackson was born on 6 March 1763, in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Jackson, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Moon, was 32. He married Jane Sturdy in 1792. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Jackson
1763–
Jane Sturdy
1772–
Marriage: 1792
John Jackson
1793–1860
Betty Jackson
1795–
Thomas Jackson
1797–
Robert Jackson
1800–
William Jackson
1803–
Esther Jackson
1805–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1792
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 7
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 12
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    1815
    Age 52
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack . In North America, this surname has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages, in particular those derived from equivalents or short forms and other derivatives of the personal name Jacob , e.g. Norwegian Jacobsen or Jakobsen and, in some cases, Slovenian Jakše (from a derivative of the personal name Jakob ). This surname is also very common among African Americans (see also 2 below).African American: from the personal name Jackson (or Andrew Jackson), adopted in honor of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in many cases probably for the same reason.History: This extremely common British name was brought over by numerous different bearers in the 17th and 18th centuries. One forebear was the father and namesake of the seventh US president, Andrew Jackson, who migrated to SC from Carrickfergus in the north of Ireland in 1765. The Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson came from VA, where his great-grandfather John, likewise of Scotch–Irish stock, had settled after emigrating to America in 1748.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Jack

    Sources (15)

    • John Jackson in entry for Esther Jackson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • John Jackson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
    • John Jackson, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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