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Major William Jackson - 40th Signer of the U.S. Constitution

 
 
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By Frankie, June 20, 2015
1. Major William Jackson Marker
Inscription.  Sacred to the memory of Major William Jackson Born March 9th 1759. Departed this life December the 17th 1828.

Also to Elizabeth Willing His relict Born March 27th 1768. Departed this life August 5th 1858.

In grateful recognition to Major Jackson for his services to this country during the Revolutionary War and to honor his role as Secretary to the United States Constitutional Convention and as the fortieth Signer of the Constitution.

Donated by the caretakers of the Christ Church Burial Ground in 2014.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is March 9, 1759.
 
Location. 39° 57.13′ N, 75° 8.898′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Mason (here, next to this marker); Thomas Smith (here, next to this marker); Matthew Clarkson (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Drayton (within shouting

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By Frankie, June 20, 2015
2. Major William Jackson grave
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distance of this marker); Francis Hopkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); David Salisbury Franks (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Chronology of Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  William Jackson - Find-a-grave. (Submitted on August 4, 2018, by Pam Scheib of York, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2018. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2018. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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