John D. Jackson
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899.

John Darby Jackson, M.D., the youngest son of Stephen Jackson, was born in Rockaway, New Jersey, and there practiced medicine throughout his business career. He prepared for the profession under the direction of Dr. Pierson and graduated from the old medical university on Ninth street, Philadelphia, in 1815. He then began practice in Rockaway, and was the only physician in the village until his son, Dr. John W. Jackson, began practice there.

On the 24th of October, 1816, Dr. J.D. Jackson married the daughter of General Solomon F. Doughty, of Long Hill, and a sister of Senator Doughty, who represented Somerset county, New Jersey, in the state legislature. The Doctor was a Democrat in politics, and was a member of the general assembly in 1835, 1836, 1855, and 1856. In connection with Judge Freeman Wood, of Dover, he served as a member of the first board of freeholders after the organization of the township, and held many other town offices both before and after the division. He died November 17, 1859, at the age of sixty-five years.

Transcribed by Christopher Cresta


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