Hugh Thomas Jackson

Male19 June 1744–1 May 1812

Brief Life History of Hugh Thomas

When Hugh Thomas Jackson was born on 19 June 1744, in County Antrim, Ireland, his father, Hugh Thomas Joseph Jackson, was 45 and his mother, Mary Higginbotham, was 34. He married Elisabeth Pearson about 1765, in Ireland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 1 May 1812, in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Searights, Menallen Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Hugh Thomas Jackson
Elizabeth Hayes
Marriage: about 1770
Mary Jackson
David Jackson
Margaret Jackson
about 1777–1799
Rebecca Jackson
Henry Jackson
Ann Jackson
Sarah Jackson
about 1790–1850
Elizabeth Jackson
Phoebe Jackson
Rachel Jackson

Sources (7)

  • Hugh Jackson, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"
  • Hugh Jackson, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Hugh Jackson, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1770
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    World Events (6)


    Age 32

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 32

    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.


    Age 36

    Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

    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.

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