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Ann Paschall Jackson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-186

Scope and Contents

The collection contains manuscript diaries, 1814-1874, of Quaker minister, Ann Price Gibson Paschall 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.

Dates

  • Creation: 1776-1856 [bulk 1814-1874]
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1814 - 1874

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Friends Historical Library believes all of the items in this collection to be in the Public Domain in the United States, and is not aware of any restrictions on their use. However, the user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status before reproducing. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/.

Biographical / Historical

Ann Price Gibson Paschall Jackson, a Quaker minister, was born in 1792 to Samuel and Mary Price Gibson of Darby, Pennsylvania. 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. In 1831, Ann P. Paschall was recorded as a minister by 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. In 1849, Ann P. Jackson removed to Birmingham Monthly Meeting where her children were members.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection contains diaries of Ann Price Gibson Paschall Jackson (1792-1874) who served as a Quaker minister for over forty years. Ann P. Paschall (later Ann P. Jackson) was recorded as a minister of Darby Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1831. In 1849, she moved to Birmingham Monthly Meeting where her children were members. The collection contains her manuscript diaries, 1814 to 1874, 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 includes a 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 some miscellaneous papers.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series: 1: Journals; 2: Miscellaneous.

Custodial History

The collection was donated by Elizabeth Foulke Sharples Pusey, a descendent of the Sharples and Paschall families. Notes in various manuscript journals indicate it probably descended through the line of Alfred D. Sharples, son of Philip and Mary (Paschall) Sharples and grandson of Ann P. Jackson. Elizabeth Pusey was his granddaughter and the great-great granddaughter of Ann P. Jackson (Ann Price Gibson Paschall Jackson), Quaker minister of Darby Monthly Meeting.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth Sharples Pusey, 1978.

Gift of Caroline Cherry, Acc. 2021.032 .

Related Materials

Sharples-Paschall Family Papers, RG 5/324

Processing Information

Four of the Ann Jackson journals, the extracts, Townsend and Gibson journals,and miscellaneous papers were preserved and donated by Elizabeth Foulke Sharples Pusey who was a descendant of Ann Price Gibson Paschall. These papers were partially processed in 1978 and cited as Ann P. Paschall Papers. In November 2000, the collection was recatalogued as Ann Price Gibson Paschall Jackson Family Papers. In 2021 seventeen additional journals were given to FHL. The organization was simplified and a new finding aid created.

Title
Ann Paschall Jackson Family Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Susanna Morikawa
Date
2000, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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