Abigail Mitchell

Abigail Mitchell[1, 2, 3]

Female 1755 - 1843  (87 years)

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  • Name Abigail Mitchell 
    Born 5 Dec 1755  Elizabeth, Essex (now Union Co.), New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 Nov 1843  Bellville, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Bellville Cemetery, Bellville, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I39  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2019 

    Family Sergeant Benjamin Jackson, Sr.,   b. 5 Mar 1751, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1842, Bellville, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1774  Essex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sergeant Ziba Jackson,   b. 2 Feb 1777, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1848, Fredericktown, Knox Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Isaac Jackson,   b. 15 Jun 1779, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1813, Knox Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     3. Elizabeth (Betsey) Jackson,   b. 14 Feb 1782, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1862, Jefferson, Madison Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Phebe Jackson,   b. 23 Jun 1784, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1889, Morrison, Whiteside Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 104 years)
     5. David Jackson,   b. 30 Sep 1786, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1883, Columbia City, Whitley Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     6. Daniel Jackson,   b. 16 Jul 1788, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1836, Wabash, Wabash Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. Col. Benjamin Jackson, Jr.,   b. 8 Nov 1792, Fishkill, Dutchess Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1868, Bellville, Richland Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • During my research for Jacksons in early New Jersey I ran onto a story or poem that just begs to be posted. The book was a history of Dover and Rockaway, New Jersey, it's very early founding. There were only a VERY few settlers in the area at the time and one whole page prior to this poem was given to the struggle to build and establish the first church in the area. Then comes this poem:

      AUNT ABIGAIL'S MEETING Aunt Abigail Jackson was very devout. And this is the story that comes down about This old-fashioned saint—'tis an anecdote quaint,
      Well attested, it seems, without mythical taint.
      The Rockaway folks—seventeen fifty-nine -- Decided to ask all their neighbors to "Joyn" (jine) And set up a Meeting House handy for all, Above Beman's Forge, near a brook that was small.

      They called the inhabitants of Rockaway, Pigeon Hill, Horse Pound, Meriden, Denmark, they say, Franklin, Dover and Berkshire and further away,. To meet and consult on a place that would suit. Where a new Meeting House would be sure to take root.

      It soon was agreed, so with zeal they began To lay the foundations and work out the plan. So eager they were the first meetings to hold They began with loose boards laid on beams, we are told.

      But interest waned, and soon meetings were few. Till one faithful soul started things up anew: Aunt Abigail Jackson was so filled with zeal That she held a grand meeting which made its appeal.

      What though floors were lacking, no parson in sight. Though side walls and ceiling were in sorry plight, She just sat on a beam and sang hymns; she could sing Like a bird; but no bell was yet ready to ring And no organ led off.

      When the neighbors inquired, "Who all was at meeting?" Aunt Abbie said, "Three - The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost—me; That makes four!—a good meeting as could be desired!" More came the next time; so folks, in that day, On the beams held their meetings in old Rockaway.

      This was Abigail Mitchell, wife of Benjamin Jackson. It is interesting to put this with the story of her husband Benjamin leading the singing in the Rockaway Church (http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pages/bioBenjaminJacksonbyVirgilAllen.htm).

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Jackson Ledger from Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants, (http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/pages/transcribernotesledger.htm), 11.

    2. [S5] Book: "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island", Oscar Burton Robbins, (1951, Loveland, Colorado), 20, 21, 22.

    3. [S1869] Book: "Dover History 1722-1922", (http://archive.org/details/cu31924028828774 ), Page 52.
      The poem about Aunt Abigail Jackson.

    4. [S1738] Find A Grave Website, (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi), Memorial# 72419253.



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