Biographical / Historical
Halliday Jackson (1771-1835) was born 8 mo, 31, 1771, the son of Isaac and Phebe (Halliday) Jackson of New Garden Monthly Meeting, Pa.. He married Jane Hough (1777-1830) in 1801, and they had twelve children. In 1803, the family transferred to Darby Monthly Meeting,, Delaware Co., Pa. After Janes death, he married Ann P. Paschall (1792-1874), who was the widow of Thomas Paschall of Darby, Pa., and a Quaker minister.
From 1798 to 1800 he joined the Quaker mission to the Seneca Indians organized by the Indian Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. The Quaker settlement was located at Geneshunguhta on the Allegheny River in New York State, just north of the Pennsylvania border. In 1806 Jackson visited the mission, which had been relocated to Tunesassa, with John Philips and Isaac Bonsall. In 1816 and 1838, he made religious visits to Ohio. In the Separation of 1828, Jackson affiliated with the Hicksite in the Society of Friends.
Two of Halliday and Janes children were ministers. Mary Jackson (1803-1874) married first Oliver W. Schofield and second John Child. Their son, John Jackson (1809-1855) was approved minister and with his wife, Rachel T. Jackson, established the Sharon Female Boarding School in Darby, Pa. John Jackson was an active member of the Delaware County Institute for Science and traveled widely in the ministry.