I considered it a good move to be able to link the subject of my research—John Jay Jackson of Fairfield and Perry counties, Ohio—to the name of his second wife and then to this biographical sketch on their son Lyman James.
As I’ve already mentioned, Lyman’s entry in the 1883 History of Fairfield and Perry Counties includes mention of his father’s family history. Though a brief mention—considering all the detail to follow on Lyman’s own professional and political careers—it does give us a springboard back to previous generations.
Evidently, Lyman’s father John was born in Otsego County in New York. The date given was February 7, 1792. Those will certainly be details to confirm through other means.
It’s the following that I was more interested to read:
Granted, I have no idea who Abram Jackson was, but a location like Plymouth and a date as early as 1624 does arouse attention.His father…was descended from Abram Jackson, who emigrated from England to Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1624.
All that will come in due time. For now—at least after some more festive notes appropriate to the holiday season—I’ll have to set this tidbit aside until I can recreate the paper trail back to that supposed 1624 arrival in Plymouth.
But I couldn’t resist just mentioning it now. It is, after all, the first time I’ve ever passed by this way.