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Townsend Jackson

On Section 2, of the town of Ellicott, stood a building erected for a tavern and used as such for one year. In 1855 Townsend Jackson bought the farm and tavern, and there resided until his death, when it became the property of his surviving children, Edward M. Jackson, of Youngsville, Pa., Louise A. (Jackson) Garfield, and Olive B. Jackson. The farm has been shorn of many of its acres, as the demand for lots and small tracts became insistent, until now the homestead is surrounded by but twenty of its original acres.

Townsend Jackson, son of Obadiah Jackson, of English descent, and his wife, Sarah (Boreman) Jackson, of Holland descent, was born in the village of Rosyln, Long Island, N. Y., Aug 16, 1824, died at his home in the town of Ellicott, Chautauqua county, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1901. He spent his early life in his native section of the State, then came to Chautauqua county, locating in the town of Ellicott, where he bought the farm previously referred to and now the present home of his daughters, Louise A. (Jackson) Garfield, and Olive B. Jackson. In addition to his farming operations, he dealt in fine horses, not more for a desire for profit than for a genuine love for a good horse. He owned several during his lifetime, to which he became greatly attached, and the sale of them was often postponed. He was a man of strong and upright character, devoted to his family, and universally liked. He was successful in his undertakings, and an excellent business man. In politics he was a Republican; in religion a Quaker or Friend.

Townsend Jackson married, in Greenvail (sic: Greenvale), Long Island, March 14, 1843, Margaret A. Nostrand, born Nov. 2, 1825, in Jericho, L. I., died March 25, 1903, at the farm in Ellicott, Chautauqua county, daughter of Epenetus and Eliza (Bert) Nostrand, of Holland descent. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were the parents of six children as follows: Sanford, deceased; Jones, deceased; Louise A., married Albert P. Garfield, of Busti; Epenetus N., deceased; Edward M., of Youngsville, Pa., and Olive B.

Source: "History of Chautauqua County, New York and Its People" published by the American Historical Society, Inc., Boston, New York and Chicago, 1921, Vol 1, page 602.
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