For nearly fifteen years this web site has been dedicated to the descendants of Robert Jackson who settled in Hempstead on Long Island, New York.  Robert and his descendants will probably remain the heaviest focus but the site will gradually add more information about various Jackson lineages and become a home for various Jackson projects I have worked on.  Certain pages pertaining to research concerning Robert Jackson's line are still found on this site (Table of Contents below) but remember the actual data base has been removed to cousin Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees where you can continue find the most recent data.    I think viewers will appreciate the additional features on Jerry's site such as an individual 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.  Also there is the ability to leave a comment directly on that site either for questions, corrections or additional comments.  As always, both Jerry and Janie welcome your emails.  You should be aware that the data is a compilation from various sources, some better than others.  So use these source references as hints and double check them for yourself.   This remains a work-in-progress and all additions, edits and corrections are appreciated!

Items such as biographies, obituaries and wills still mentioned in the Table of Contents below may be gradually moved to the Quilted Family Trees site as time allows.  The Table of Contents below is muddled right now but will improve with time and a bit more effort. So pardon our dust as things get moved around and we gradually settle into a good pattern.  Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.  

Table of Contents

Presently there are three branches of this clan that are defined by five patriarchs.
      First Known Branch (Y9389):
Robert Jackson of Hempstead, New York:
Surname List @ Quilted Family Trees
Search Form @ Quilted Family Trees 
Updated 28 Apr 2018
  William Jackson, s/o Stephen Jackson and Nancy Cook
                       Research by Jinny Jackson Smith  Added 29 Oct 2017
         Samuel Jackson Irish Revolutionary Soldier, d Greene, PA
                 Samuel Jackson and Margaret Cree's descendants  New 3 Nov 2017
                       Research by Mike Jackson, John McAnally & J. Kimble

     Second Known Branch (BY19809):
             Samuel Jackson and Vashti Greening of Stafford, Virginia
                     Research by John McAnally
(rootsweb.com)  Updated 7 Jul 2017
            John Lynn and Isabelle Fristoe of Prince William & Fauquier, Virginia
Research by Mark Lynn (ancestry.com)

    Third Known Branch (pending): 
Thomas Jackson of Dublin, Ireland:  New 7 Jul 2017
                      Read the story: Page one   Page two   View the chart

For further details about how these separate branches are differentiated, see John McAnally's page here This google spreadsheet was prepared to help you visualize the relationships and connections of the descendants who have participated in DNA testing.

For those willing to help further the DNA research especially for the BigY expensive tests, the donation page is at the bottom, left, of this page: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/jackson/about.  One can donate anonymously or not, but be sure to designate your donation to Hempstead research.

  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 [RIP] for his ongoing research into Jacksons in TN, AL 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'!

Jerry Gross has prepared a companion 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.

The most recent update for Robert Jackson's tree is available from

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; ask 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

DID YOU KNOW?  HAVE YOU HEARD?  Your family is still growing!  With every day's research new cousins are found and with every DNA test new understandings come about.  Did you ever wonder about these new cousins and wish you knew something of their background or history?  Do you have favorite stories about your 'Grampa' that you wish others could know?  I saw on a website the other day someone rejoicing; she wrote "I found my Grandpa!!"  If you've always known your family, you may not have realized the joy it brings to those who don't know about their family to finally make that connection and know they've got cousins and relatives out there.   Because our Hempstead line started using DNA testing at Family Tree DNA before ancestry.com even began offering it, FTDNA remains the lab with the most Jackson participants for comparison purposes. 


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NOTE:  Most of this database has been posted also to rootsweb.com 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 www.WeRelate.org.  Not all has been posted to WeRelate and the records could use your help in making them more current!   So if you have a bit of spare time, what a wonderful way to spread the word.

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The genealogy data base for Robert Jackson of Hempstead (at Quilted Families) was last updated 28 Apr 2018.
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