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JACKSON, William, Quaker preacher, born in Londongrove township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 14 July, 1746; died there, 10 January, 1834. He was descended from an English Quaker family, and first appeared as a minister in 1775. After his marriage in 1778 he removed to Westbury, L. I., his wife's home, but returned with her to Pennsylvania in 1790. He preached at the New Garden monthly meetings, and at the yearly meetings in New York and Philadelphia, and in 1802 visited Great Britain and Ireland on a religious mission. In the latter part of his life he attended the yearly meetings of Maryland and Virginia, as well as those of Pennsylvania, New York, and New England. He was an impressive, though not a frequent, preacher, and a strong advocate of frugal living and primitive simplicity in attire and furniture.--His wife, Hannah, born in Westbury, L. I., in 1748; died 25 December, 1833, also became a minister in 1792.
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