kerbent , from Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2007. is researching the following names: EBBOTT, TODMAN, CRUMP and 14 other(s).
Please don't assume Abraham didn't die young - he could well have died and a second child was born later and given the same name. So, a birth/christening after 1769 should be looked for. This second son could be the Abraham listed in his father's will. You could then search for a marriage using the standard genealogical 20-year difference between birth and marriage, which might produce different marriage dates.
Alternatively, how did you arrive at marriage dates of 1795/96? If you haven't already done so, perhaps a wider date spread might be useful. ie 1789-1800. As you don't have a birth date, and only a christening, then it might be worth your while searching for an exact birth date (I am aware how difficult, if not impossible this might be owing to the lack of birth registration during the 1700s), but maybe worth a try. As you are no doubt aware, many children were christened years after their births for various reasons.
Ancestry.com has many, many Public Member trees referencing your Abraham Jacka, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Gilbert. Ancestry also has a marriage dated 1810 between Abraham Jacka and a Margery Blewitt (FamilySearch as well). Abraham would have been 41 years of age, not out of the question as age of marriage.
Another line you might follow is Abraham's occupation. Once you know this then other records, such as Probate/Wills/censuses might be useful.
GenesReunited has 5 possible Burial records for Abraham - a membership is required.
I've responded to your thoughtful feedback in a new journal at http://www.familytreecircles.com/following-up-post-for-who-married-abraham-jacka-51893.html as it was quite long as I have added quite a bit of detail in response to your comments. but I do feel as though I am making some (although slow) progress now.
These brick walls are always so difficult to breakdown but I feel my slow erosion technique is effective even if it is slow.
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