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Hon. Charles Jackson

Birthplace: Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jonathan Jackson and Hannah Tracy
Husband of Frances Jackson and Amelia Jackson
Father of Amelia Lee Holmes and Frances Cabot Paine
Brother of Edward Jackson; Hannah Gardner Jackson; Dr. James Jackson, Sr.; Patrick Tracy Jackson; Mary Lee and 1 other

Occupation: supreme court
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About Hon. Charles Jackson


Charles Jackson (1775–1855) was an American jurist, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Jackson was the son of Revolutionary hero and Massachusetts delegate Jonathan Jackson (1743–1810) and Hannah Tracy. He was also the brother of Lowell, Massachusetts industrialist Patrick Tracy Jackson.

He graduated from Harvard in 1793, studied law with Chief Justice Parsons, and began to practice in 1796 at Newburyport. In 1803, he relocated to Boston, where, associated with Judge Hubbard, he had a most lucrative practice.

Jackson was judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court (1813–24), a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1820, and one of the commissioners to revise the State laws in 1833. He also wrote Treatise on the Pleadings and Practice in Real Actions in 1828.

Through his daughter, Amelia Lee Jackson, he was the grandfather of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Hon. Charles Jackson's Timeline

May 31, 1775
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
March 8, 1812
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
May 22, 1818
Age 42
Boston, Suffolk, MA
December 13, 1855
Age 80
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States