Gersham Jackson

16 November 1746–10 January 1799 (Age 52)
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gersham

When Gersham Jackson was born on 16 November 1746, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonas Jackson, was 23 and his mother, Martha Hyde, was 23. He married Sarah White on 28 November 1769, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 10 January 1799, in Roxbury, Washington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 52.

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Gersham Jackson
Sarah White
Marriage: 28 November 1769

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    Sarah White


28 November 1769
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

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Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 30

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 43

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from Jack 1. As an American surname this has absorbed other patronymics beginning with J- in various European languages.

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

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  • Gershom Jackson, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Gershom Jackson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Gershom Jackson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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