Home of Thomas Jackson

HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations

Home of Thomas Jackson

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County

Point of Interest Details

Born a slave in 1820, Thomas Jackson escaped from Virginia in 1842 and finally reached Ithaca in 1850. Soon thereafter, the Fugitive Slave Law was passed, and he moved to Toronto for a brief time. Upon returning to Ithaca, Jackson worked as a gardener, farm hand, saw-miller, and general laborer while living at 11 Wheat Street, now 111 Cleveland Ave. In 1860 he married Mary Ann, who escaped slavery from Maryland. She found employment in Ithaca as a laundress.

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Southside Loop


Building Type: Residence

Construction: One-story wood structure with wood lining

Annotations: Year built unknown. Building exists on 1910 Sanborn.

Block Number - 132

Residents in 1910

Name Sex Age Relation Profession

George Green M 19 Son Chauffeur

Anna Green F 38 Head Washerwoman

This point of interest is part of the tour: HistoryForge Day 2017: Connecting the Generations


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