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The New York Times City Room Blog of November 12 reports on the research into the life of Mr. James Jackson of County Kildare whose  1799 gravestone was found recently during work on Washington Square Park.

 “The portrait of Mr. Jackson that has emerged is of a young Irish immigrant to New York City who achieved relative prosperity either as a watchman, a grocer or both. He built a family and became a citizen before succumbing to yellow fever”
Read the story  Clues Emerge to Life of Irishman Buried Under Park


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