Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jackson House

The Jackson House, sometimes known as the Samuel Jackson or Joshua Jackson House, is situated on the southeast corner of Horse Lane and Jefferson Street, on the property of Strawbery Banke Museum.

The Jackson family is one of the oldest in Portsmouth. They owned the property surrounding this house from 1695-1800. Joshua Jackson lived here before the American Revolution. When he died in 1766, the property was divided between his heirs, including a home on this site that was shared by Nathaniel and Samuel Jackson.

The original Jackson family home that stood here was replaced by the current building around 1795-1800. It was probably built by Samuel Jackson, who was a joiner. In 1800, Samuel sold his portion of the house to Nathaniel, and Nathaniel subsequently sold the home to William Dennett, a spar maker from Kittery, Maine. 

The house changed ownership several times between 1805 and 1815.
I have been unable to find a vintage photograph of this building.

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