Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead,
Long Island, New York

This web site is dedicated to the descendants of Robert Jackson. Robert is said to have arrived in Massachusetts with his father, Richard, about 1630, sailing from Yarmouth, England.  "Tradition has it that Robert Jackson came from Watertown, Mass., to Wethersfield, Connecticut, from thence to Hartford, Connecticut and from thence to Hempstead, in 1643; which perhaps was the first English settlement in the western part of Long Island."  
But that tradition is not backed up with any documentation.  For a very complete examination of this, see Marty Grundy's history here:  Despite not knowing how Robert arrived on these shores, we do know his descendants have spread to all corners of the United States.

Change is in the Wind!  I am addicted to this genealogy and will continue to work on it.  But we feel it is in our Jackson family's best interest to upgrade, update and prepare for many more years of sharing.  So Jerry has prepared a new website using The Next Generation software which has several features that are not available on this site, such as: timeline, the ability to link documents, histories and media directly to the person individual’s pages and the ability to print pedigree, descendancy and individual pages in PDF format.  Jerry also plans to post many more photos as they become available from fellow descendants.  So click over to Jerry's new website and see what's happening over there!  You'll find that currently the Jackson data is the same as we share the same database; but it is presented in a different format. So explore and check out the new features available at . I think the name fits so well as we've worked to piece our individual bits of knowledge together to create a large, beautiful quilt of memories!

Table of Contents

Contributions of new information and/or corrections are welcome.
This is a work in progress with additions being made frequently.
Data last updated 16 Dec 2014
Data is a compilation from various sources; not all is documented!

  • Surname List
  • Name Index
  • Descendants
  • If you don't find the name you are looking for in the surname list above, try the Search Engine below to search other pages on the site.
  • And if still no connection check out the TOC Links to Broken Branches and other Jackson Web Sites Links.

  I am so appreciative of all the contributions that have   
  been made by researchers and family members. But three stand   
  out as deserving of special mention and thanks: Bob Mitchell
for his ongoing research into Jacksons in Tennessee, Alabama
  and the Carolinas; Jack McAnally for his knowledge of DNA  
research as it pertains to genealogy; and Jerry Gross for
his early encouragement and contributions.

The results you see on this site are truly the results of
researchers willing to share and collaborate.  It is the good spirit
of sharing and working together that has made this site such
a pleasure! To all who have contributed and continue to
contribute - thank you so much!!


"The more we share, the more we know!"

'We' is smarter than 'me'!

Now! A Group just for our line of Jackson!
Just for folks interested in inquiring about or researching the
   Hempstead line of Jacksons- all Robert Jackson's descendants
  kinfolk and possible connections.  Also working with folks whose 
whose DNA has indicated a Jackson connection though their
surname is not Jackson.  Join the group to learn or
participate in our current project!
 Request an invitation here!

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.” Deuteronomy 32:7

"People do not learn from the history they do not know."
Charles Simpson, Pastoral Letter April 2012

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Jane Jackson Kimble
3516 Clifden Drive
Tallahassee, FL   32309

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NOTE:  most of this database has been posted also to and to a free, collaborative, wiki site where you can connect your own family data to what has been already posted there.   For folks unfamiliar with wiki, there is both video and text tutorial for how to use the site.   Info can be added either via GEDCOM or manually.  See


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Copyright 2003-2014, all rights reserved. This site owned by Janie Jackson Kimble.  If this material is helpful to you, I'd appreciate your letting me know.  You are welcome to use any of this information for your personal use, but it may NOT be copied and used for commercial purposes in any form.   Material in the Notes of each individual may be covered by copyright.   The genealogy data base was last updated 16 Dec 2014.  

In the event of my death or disability, this website shall become the property of Jerald S. Gross, grandson of Warren Carl Jackson and
gr-gr-gr-gr-gr-grandson of Edward Jackson and Martha Miller.   See companion site (above) already set up.