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John Jack
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Birth: 1730, Ireland
Death: Aug. 12, 1794
Port Deposit
Cecil County
Maryland, USA

John Jack and his sister Rachel Jack arrived from Northern Ireland, part of the Scotch-Irish influx into Cecil County, Maryland. According to Lucille Harney, there is reason to believe that John Jack came to America as a young man and settled here. His wife, Rachel Boggs, was probably from the Boggs family which had landed at Philadelphia, PA and moved south to New Castle County, Delaware, about 1726.

The Jack family originated in France (spelled Jacques), moved to Scotland, then to Ireland. The Jacks are believed to be French Huguenots who started emigrating to other countries from France in large numbers beginning about 1685.

John Jack signed the "Oath of Fidelity" in Cecil County, MD circa March 2, 1778, which states, in part, "I, John Jack, Solemly, Sincerely, and truly declare and affirm that I do not hold myself bound to yeild any Allegiance or otherwise to the King of Great Britian, his heirs or successors, and that I will be true and faithful to the State of Maryland..."

Neither John Jack's birth or marriage date has been found, but it is speculated that he was born between 1720 and 1740. He and his wife Rachel begat four children in Cecil County:

1) Mary Jack, ca 1758
2) Agnes Jack, ca 1760
3) James Jack, ca 1762
4) Jane (Jean) Jack, ca 1764

The headstones are gone for John and Rachel, and their gravesites are covered with a driveway. 
Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery
Cecil County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Judy G. Jack
Record added: Jun 30, 2001
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My 4th G Grandfather, by way of his grand daughter Margaret, who married my G Grandfather Samuel Fisk.Rest in peace dear ancestor...
- John Carroll
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- Diana
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