Jackson, Richard Papers

Richard Jackson Papers Collection Finding Aid.pdf

Richard Jackson Papers Collection finding aid

The papers in the collection are most likely those of Richard Jackson of Jerusalem (present-day Wantagh), N.Y., who was born sometime in the 1720s or 1730s, and who died in 1783.  He was a direct descendant of Robert Jackson, who was a Freeholder of the Town of Hempstead when the first land division took place in 1647. The Jacksons were one of the wealthiest families in this area of Long Island and, at one time, owned great deal of acreage on the Hempstead Plains, as well as beachfront property from the Town of Hempstead border to the Suffolk County line.

The collection is comprised mostly of financial records that include account books, business notes, receipts, and ledger pages. Also included in the collection is a particularly noteworthy handwritten booklet on land surveying.