Biography of Albert Jackson
Bristol County, MA Biographies





Jackson, Albert, son of James O. and Phoebe (Rogers) Jackson, was born at Hallet's Cove, Queens county, N. Y. (now Astoria and a part of Greater New York), July 29, 1835. He attended the district schools of his native village for a short time and when he was ten years old removed with his father's family to New York city. When eighteen years of age he left school and began a three years apprenticeship at the machinist's trade. After completing this term he worked as a journeyman at his trade until 1861, when he entered the regular navy as a third assistant engineer, serving throughout the Civil war on the frigate Roanoke, the sloop of war Canandaigua, and the gunboat Spirea, being in charge of the machinery on the two vessels last named, and taking part in many engagements. At the close of the war he resigned as second assistant engineer from the service and was variously employed until 1876, when he went into the lighthouse service. Since then he has been chief engineer on the lighthouse tender Verbena for fourteen years; of the lighthouse supply steamer Armeric two years; and for the past five years of the lighthouse tender Azalia. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Knights of Honor. He has been an active member of the Fairhaven Methodist Church for over ten years and is now serving the congregation as steward. In March, 1862, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Howlett Roe of New York city, and they have four children: Elenor, adopted from infancy, Albert R., Estelle and Susan P. On the maternal side Mr. Jackson is a descendant of John Rogers.

From:
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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