Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jackson, Elizabeth (Hayes)


Elizabeth Jackson, the wife of Hugh Jackson, Jr. was born in 1752 according to the original folder of Albert G. Macdonald. This was confirmed by the date and inscription on her tombstone.

According to Cousin Jessie Hamilton it was concluded by her sister, Helen Williams, that Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry and Ann (Strode) Hayes and that she was born in New Garden Township, Chester County, PA. Her reference was page 52 of "The Hayes Family," by Royal S. Hayes. Albert Macdonald located this book at the Library of Congress.

Mr. Macdonald also located "The Proceedings of the Bi-Centennial of Henry Hayes, 1906" and searched New Garden and other Quaker Meeting records. These records show that, Elizabeth was the second child born to Henry and Ann Hayes who were married September 17, 1748 at New Garden. It is logical that Elizabeth could have been born in 1752 but no date is given in any of the records. "The Hayes Family," page 52 reflects that Margaret Hayes, born about 1726, and a sister of Henry, married Jeremiah Starr in 1746 and married again in 1769 to John Jackson. Because we know that Hugh's wife was Elizabeth, I believe the reference is in error. Also I doubt that Elizabeth Hayes married Hugh. The above books reflect that Ann Hayes died in 1766 at Wilmington, Del., and Henry remarried in 1768 and lived in Darby, PA. Elizabeth probably continued to live with her father until she married and there seems to be no logical reason why either she should go to Fayette County or why Hugh would go to Chester County to meet and marry. [Note: It is not clear what point Mr. Macdonald was trying to make in this paragraph. REH]
(Source: Descendants of Hugh and Mary Jackson, Sr. and Related Families, Albert G. Macdonald)

CEMETERY: Tombstone inscription found at the Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery at Searights, Fayette Co., PA. Elizabeth Jackson; Jan 1 1829; age 7_
(Source: Descendants of Hugh and Mary Jackson, Sr. and Related Families, Albert G. Macdonald)

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