Jackson, William (1759-1828)

Revolutionary soldier.

Fought in several important battles in the American Revolution, including the defense of Charleston, after which he was taken prisoner by the British.

After being freed in an exchange, Jackson became secretary to Colonel John Laurens, a special envoy to France. Secretary of Constitutional Convention (1787).

Born in Cumberland, England. Married in 1795 to Elizabeth Willing; one son, three daughters.