Robert Jackson (1764 - 1781) MP

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Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Revolutionary War\Smallpox\Prisoner of War
Occupation: DIED OF SMALL POX WHILE A PRISONER, Death: 1781 of Smallpox contracted while held prisoner by the British April 1781
Managed by: Wilmer M Jackson
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About Robert Jackson

Jackson and his brother Robert were captured by the British and held as prisoners; they nearly starved to death in captivity. When Jackson refused to clean the boots of a British officer, he slashed at the youth with a sword, giving him scars on his left hand and head, as well as an intense hatred for the British. While imprisoned, the brothers contracted smallpox. Robert died a few days after their mother secured their release, on April 27, 1781. -------------------- Robert Jackson died (1779) in a British prison camp during the Revolution.

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Robert Jackson's Timeline

1764
1764
Ireland
1781
April 27, 1781
Age 17
Revolutionary War\Smallpox\Prisoner of War
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Lancaster, South Carolina