Six Jackman men—Samuel, John, Moses, Samuel, Samuel 3rd, and Simeon—were among the original settlers of Boscawen who signed the 1791 petition to create our town, Webster. George Jackman, Jr. (1737-1788), was elected in 1760 as Boscawen’s first town Clerk. He and his wife Martha Webster were parents of 13 children, all born in Boscawen from 1758 and 1782. Samuel Jackman (1749-1845) was the joiner (carpenter) contracted to frame the Webster Meeting House. He was paid $94, but fulfilled the contract so satisfactorily that the town voted him an additional $16.68. Samuel Jackman III (~1778- before 1850) and his wife Hannah Flanders lost five of their seven children to scarlet fever within a week in 1814. The Jackmans were joiners, blacksmiths, farmers, clerks, merchants. They married into other long-time area families—Call, Corser, Colby, Webster, Gerrish, Sweatt, Kilborn, Austin, Eastman, Abbott, Heath, Plummer, Danford, and more— their descendants are still here in Webster and all across the country.
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