Ann P. Jackson Family Papers, 1776-1856 [bulk 1813-1856]

(1 box; 0.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/186


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Abstract
Ann P. Jackson (1792-1874) was a Quaker minister of Darby and Birmingham Monthly Meetings in Pennsylvania. She was originally from Darby, Pa. and had two children, Mary and Stephen. Her children married another set of siblings, Philip and Ann Sharples Chester County. In 1831, Ann P. Paschall (later Ann P. Jackson) was recorded as a minister of Darby Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1849, she moved to Birmingham Monthly Meeting where her children were members. The collection contains manuscript diaries, 1813-1833, of Ann P. Jackson and a manuscript copy of extracts from her journals, 1813-1856, compiled by her daughter in law, Ann P. (Sharples) Paschall. The diaries concern religious and practical matters. The collection also contains daily memo book kept by her father, Samuel Gibson; a brickyard account of Nathan H. Sharples of West Chester, Pa.; a daily farm diary of Nicholas W. Townsend of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, and legal papers and a science lecture.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL
1792-1819 Ann Price Gibson Paschall Jackson, a Quaker minister, was born in 1792 to Samuel and Mary Price Gibson of Darby, Pa. In 1811 she married Thomas Jacob Paschall. He died in 1819, leaving her with two young children, Mary and Stephen. Her children married another set of siblings, Philip and Ann Sharples, children of Nathan and Martha (Price) Sharples of Chester County.
1831-1835 In 1831, Ann P. Paschall was recorded as a minister of Darby Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). In 1833 she married Halliday Jackson, prominent Quaker minister and member of New Garden and Darby Monthly Meetings. He died in 1835.
1849 In 1849, Ann P. Jackson removed to Birmingham Monthly Meeting where her children were members.
Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains manuscript diaries, 1813-1833, of Quaker minister, Ann P. Jackson and a manuscript copy of extracts from her journals, 1813-1856, compiled by her daughter in law, Ann P. (Sharples) Paschall. The diaries concern religious and practical matters. The collection also contains daily memo book kept by her father, Samuel Gibson; a brickyard account of Nathan H. Sharples of West Chester, Pa.; a daily farm diary of Nicholas W. Townsend of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, a genealogy of the Blunston and Pearson families, legal papers and a science lecture.

Arrangement
The collection is divided into four series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Blunston family
  • Brickmaking -- Pennsylvania
  • Chester County (Pa.) --Quakers
  • Darby (Pa.) - Quakers
  • Delaware County (Pa.) -- Quakers
  • Diaries
  • Farming -- Pennsylvania
  • Ministers -- Quaker
  • Pearson family
  • Quaker women
  • Quaker--Diaries -- 19th century
  • Quakers--Pennsylvania --Darby
  • Quakers--Social life and customs
  • Sharples, Nathan H., 1779-1838
  • Society of Friends -- Ministers
  • Townsend, Nicholas W., 1790-1818
Credits
Processed by: SKM
Date: 2000
Restrictions: Use Restrictions Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.


Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Genealogical material

Genealogy of the Blunston and Pearson families
Genealogy is by John Pearson, born in 1740
Box 1

Ser. 2: Writings & Journals, 1818-1836

Extracts of Journal of Ann Price (Gibson) Paschall (1792-1874)
After 1833, Ann P. Paschall was known as Ann P. Jackson. This manuscript copy of the extracts was made by her daughter-in-law, Ann S. Paschall.
4/17/1813-6/1/1856

Journals of Ann P. Paschall 1824-1833

Journal of Ann P. Paschall 1/1/1824-7/7/1826 Box 1

Journal of Ann P. Paschall 12/6/1826-5/27/1829 Box 1

Journal of Ann P. Paschall 6/28/1829-1/16/1832 Box 1

Journal of Ann P. Paschall 1/16/1832-11/28/1833 Box 1

Daily memos of Samuel Gibson (1762-1836), father of Ann P. Paschall 1/1/1835-6/21/1836 Box 1

Manuscripts & farm journal of Nicholas W. Townsend (1790-1818)
Nicholas Townsend moved to Birmingham MM in 1816.
4/1/1817-3/27/1818 Box 1

Lectures (manuscript) on natural science by Philip Price Sharples
Philip was the son-in-law of Ann P. Jackson. These lectures were given prior to his marriage to her daughter, Mary A. Paschall.
Before 1839 Box 1

Ser. 3. Legal and financial papers, 1776-1842

Copy of will of Jonathan Paschall of Kingsessing 8/18/1776 Box 1

Copy of will of Abraham Darlington of Birmingham 12/21/1798 Box 1

Indenture, uncompleted, between Charles Noble and Mary S. Noble (his wife) and Job Kirkbride
Job Kirkbridge was an inn-keeper of Spring Garden. Indenture concerns a lot at Eight and Wallace in Spring Garden.
1842 Box 1

Brickyard Accts. of Nathan H. Sharples, West Chester 4/1828-9/1830 Box 1

Ser. 4. Memorabilia, 1819

"Articles of the West Chester Sabbath School Assoc."
framed manuscript
1819 Box 1