William Jackson, Lucretia Jackson, and Cornelia Jackson
@ Historic Newton
DescriptionPortrait, man seated, child on left and woman at right shoulderWilliam 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 portraitDonated by Mrs. Clayton Holden. Accession note "Cornelia (Mouse), photo by WhippleHistoric Newton Archives at the Jackson Homestead and Museum
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