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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES JAC

IRELAND, WILLIAM (ca. 1742-?). BORN: ca.
1742 in Calvert County. NATIVE: at least fourth
generation. RESIDED: in Calvert County. FAMILY
BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Ireland (ca. 1714-
1775), clerk of Calvert County, 1749-1775.
BROTHERS: Joseph; Gilbert (?-1784), who mar-
ried Eleanor. She later married Rezin Estep. SIS-
TER: Margaret. PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION:
probably literate. OCCUPATION AL PROFILE: planter.

PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower

House, Calvert County, 1783. LOCAL OFFICES:
justice, Calvert County, 1773-1787 (declined to
serve); subscription officer, Continental Loan Of-
fice, Calvert County, appointed 1779; justice, Or-
phans' Court, Calvert County, commissioned 1781;
judge, Court of Appeals for Tax Assessment,
Calvert County, appointed 1786. WEALTH DURING

LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed Value

£993.15.0, including 29 slaves and 27 oz. plate,
1783. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 615 acres in Cal-
vert County, including a water mill (probably in-
herited 295 acres from father, bought 320 acres).
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: date and place un-
known. Ireland was living in Calvert County in
1787.

JACKSON, GEORGE (1758-1798). BORN: in 1758,
probably in Kent County; eldest son. NATIVE:
probably, if so at least second generation. RE-
SIDED. Upper District, Queen Anne's County.
FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: probably Benja-
min Jackson (?-1774), of Kent County. MOTHER:
Mary (?-1784), of Kent County. BROTHER: Wil-
liam, a cabinetmaker of Queen Anne's County.
HALF BROTHER: Thomas Murphy, of Queen
Anne's County. HALF SISTER: Elizabeth Taylor.
MARRIED by 1791 Ann (?-ca. 1797), daughter of
Isaac Perkins (1743-1791). Her brothers or half
brothers were Ebenezer (1767-?); William. Her
sisters or half sisters were Araminta (1765-by
1798), who married Josiah Johnson (?-1804);
Sarah; and Mary (ca. 1781-?). CHILDREN. SON:
Isaac (ca. 1796-1832), who married Sarah Eliz-
abeth (last name unknown). PRIVATE CAREER. ED-
UCATION, literate. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVI-
TIES: Esq., by 1784. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE.
mentioned as storekeeper in 1784; merchant by
1783 to his death. Jackson's will specifically men-
tions his partnership with George Vansant Mann,
and the companies of Mann & Jackson and George
Jackson & Co. In 1780-1781 warrants were is-
sued for the arrest of both Jackson and Mann,
who were accused of selling grain to the British.
George Jackson was acquitted of the charges, but

George Vansant Mann was sent to prison in Bal-
timore. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE:

Lower House, Queen Anne's County, 1785, 1786-
1787 (Claims 1), 1787-1788 (Claims 1). LOCAL
OFFICES, trustee of the poor, Queen Anne's
County, 1788; commissioner to build courthouse
and jail, Queen Anne's County, 1788; justice,
Queen Anne's County, 1789 to at least 1794.

STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: in his Will he

specified that two slaves be freed when they
reached the ages of 25 and 28 respectively. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: 4 slaves,
1790. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: C8. 200 acres in

Queen Anne's and Kent counties (owned 3 acres
in Queen Anne's County, 1783; purchased un-
specified amount of land at the head of the Ches-
ter River and possibly lots in Sandtown, Queen
Anne's County, 1784; inherited 190 acres of land
in Kent County from his mother, 1784). SIGNIF

ICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELEC-
TION AND DEATH, purchased unspecified amount
of land in Queen Anne's County, 1789. Sold 2
lots in Sandtown, Queen Anne's County, 1795.
Probably inherited a plantation in Kent County,
Delaware, from his father-in-law, 1794. WEALTH
AT DEATH. DIED, by November 9, 1798, in Kent

County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, $2,439.86

(including 9 slaves and a parcel of books); FB,
$113.69. LAND: at least 200 acres in Queen Anne's
and Kent counties, and a plantation in Kent
County, Delaware.

JACKSON, HENRY (?-1794). BORN: in Eng-
land. IMMIGRATED: by 1771 from Workington,
England. RESIDED, probably at "Beckford," on
the eastern shore of the Manokin River across
from Princess Anne Town, Princess Anne
Hundred, Somerset County, 1771-1793; "Wor-
kington," on Back Creek, Somerset County, 1793-

1794. FAMILY BACKGROUND. BROTHER. Robert.

NEPHEW: John Jackson. MARRIED by 1779 Eliza-
beth (1745-?), daughter of Capt. Samuel Wilson
(?-1750) and wife Martha Woolford. Elizabeth
was the niece of David Wilson (1704-1750). Her
brothers were Levin Wilson (1735-1791); Thomas
Wilson (1737-ca. 1766); George Wilson (1739-
1779); and Samuel Wilson (1747-?). Her cousin
was Samuel Wilson (1735-1790). CHILDREN. SONS:
George Wilson; Robert. DAUGHTERS: Eleanor
(Elinor) Wilson, who married John Dennis (1771-
1806), son of Littleton Dennis (ca. 1728-1774);
Ann Wilson, who married Arnold Elzey Jones
(1785-1839) of "Elmwood" on the Manokin,
Somerset County; and Leah, who married Levin

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