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William Jackson, Lucretia Jackson, and Cornelia Jackson

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Title:
William Jackson, Lucretia Jackson, and Cornelia Jackson
Description:
Portrait, man seated, child on left and woman at right shoulder
Photographer:
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891
Date:
[ca. 1848]
Format:
Photographs
Genre:
Daguerreotypes
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Location:
Historic Newton
The Archives at the Jackson Homestead and Museum
Box 2 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists
Underground railroad system
Children
Temperance Movement
Liberty Party
Antimasonic Party
United States. Congress. House
Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
Jackson, William, 1783-1855
Jackson, Lucretia, 1812-1848
Jackson, Cornelia Wiswall, 1836-1903
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Newton
Extent:
1 photograph; 1/6 plate
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Notes (acquisition):
Donated by Mrs. Clayton Holden. Accession note "Cornelia (Mouse), photo by Whipple"
Preferred Citation:
Historic Newton Archives at the Jackson Homestead and Museum
Notes:
William Jackson with his daughters Lucretia and Cornelia. William was the son of Major Timothy Jackson and Sarah Winchester. Lucretia, "Kitty", was his daughter with his first wife, Hannah Woodward, daughter of Ebenezer Woodward and Catherine Fuller. Married Henry B. Williams, son of David and Cynthia Williams, and had a daughter, Lucretia Eliza Williams. Cornelia was William's daughter from his second marriage to Mary Bennett, daughter of David and Sarah Bennett. William manufactured soap and candles. From 1829-1832 he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He then served in the United States House of Representatives from 1833-1837 as an Anti-Masonic candidate. William was a chief founder of the Newton Temperance Society, a founder of the Liberty Party and served as the president of Newton Savings Bank. The Jackson family were abolitionists and their home, the Jackson Homestead, was a stop on the Underground railroad.
From a larger fanily portrait
Identifier:
100.2.22