Created By: The History Center in Tompkins County
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