African American Abolitionist
General Jackson was also known as old Jackson. The name General was given to him as a sign of respect for his age. It is believed that General Jackson worked with Thomas Garret, a well-known Quaker abolitionist living in Wilmington, DE. According to Smedley's book, The Underground Railroad in Chester County, fugitives brought from Wilmington, DE were conveyed in a Dearborn wagon driven by an old colored man named Jackson.