Jackson Family Genealogy
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This site is dedicated to helping the descendants of Robert
Jackson make their connection to this immigrant ancestor.
It was a great joy to have found a copy of the "Jackson Ledger"
in the Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants Library as it was the
breakthrough for several Jackson researchers extending our personal
genealogies back to our immigrant ancestor. This became
the motivation for this Jackson site as both Jerry Gross and I wanted
to share this treasure of information. Because of the information
in the "Jackson Ledger",
we became acquainted with the book, The History of the Jackson
Family of Hempstead by Oscar Burton Robbins and many different branches of our family came together.
So the information gathered over many years of
research by Oscar Burton Robbins and published in the above
book was added to the information in the Jackson Ledger.
This was the basic database at the introduction of the
website. Mr. Robbins' book is available on CD and
occasionally in hardback on eBay; see Resources. A copy
of the Jackson Ledger is in the Library of Hackers Creek
Pioneer Descendants and my (Janie) transcription of that
document is listed in the
Table of Contents on the Home Page.
From this base Jerry and I have added information gleaned along
the way from our own research, and
the research of a very lot of other Jackson researchers who
have generously shared their research. Many other resources we have used are listed as links on the
Resources and Historical Sites pages.
Therefore, the more recent data
is from primary sources but the more historical data is a
compilation of data from various secondary documents.
Some of the information here is the result of much study where
original source information is unavailable. As such, it
must be said to be 'reasonable conjecture' as we have found no
better documentation at this time. Other information
has been contributed by family members with no sources; as such
I have given the contributor as the source. Sources are given for nearly all the data but
all sources are not of equal value.
As such, they are subject to error. Sometimes the various sources have conflicting data.
I have tried to resolve conflicts and to let the viewer know how/why we reached certain conclusions. Links to articles on
conflicting data can be found on the
Conflicting Data Index Page. If someone
has better data, I hope you'll let me know.
On the Resource page I have
given links to various source documents so you can read them
for yourself. Some are on this site; some are links to
other web sites. I am grateful for the many folks that
have contributed their family information.
I have tried to follow the Jackson name as far as possible.
Currently the lineage of Jackson women is generally limited to
three generations. Though I break this 'rule'
occasionally, for the most part the lineage for Jackson women
is limited in an effort to help me focus the time and effort on the direct Jackson line. Some of the earlier work
included more than just three generations for Jackson women
especially if they were included in the Jackson Ledger.
Collateral families may have been entered into the data base to
facilitate research, but may not show on the web site if not
directly connected to Robert Jackson of Hempstead.
(However, they will show up on
the related rootsweb chart!)
Most of the time, when DNA results indicate a connection to the
Hempstead line, circumstantial evidence helps verify the
connection to Robert's line. But occasionally, the
connection defies research; we know the branch is 'ours' but
cannot find where it connects. Until their connection
is known, I have called these folks
'Broken Branches' and have put links to their information on the Broken Branches
section of the Table of Contents. Since the research on the 'Colonial Virginia Jacksons' is a larger study,
I've given them their own page on the Table of Contents, so checkout both the
'Broken Branches' and the
'Virginia Project' links on the TOC. Details for and links to the DNA Hempstead groupings can be found
on the DNA page link in the TOC.
For privacy sake, I must
set a cut off date. If no date or location of death is known, folks
born 1915 or earlier are assumed deceased, folks born 1916 or
later are assumed living. (These dates change each year.)
I do collect and keep this information about living people in
my data base but they will NOT show on the website. If
you have date or location of death info that you believe would
enable those folks to be listed, please contact Janie. Bringing
all this together in one place has been a joy. I hope as
viewers find their own connections here, they will contact me to add their family to the branches. I'll be happy to answer any questions about
this site and will welcome any additional information you are willing to share. "We is smarter than me!" so let's
work together to grow this Jackson Tree.
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This page was last revised December 30, 2016.