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Hello,

Thank you all for your time.

My question is in regards to a brick wall and out of ideas.

My g-g-grandfather, William Jasper Jackson (b. 1830-Ga., d. 1878-Ark) was raised by the Jackson descendants of George Edward Jackson (wives: Charity Hill and Mary Hall), namely, George's son, David Jackson.

We have no record of who was Wm. Jasper Jackson's mother or father. We read in old letters that "He was raised by his mother's people, the Jacksons; he had no lawful father; he was orphan).

The problem is we have very few links to the descendants of George Edward Jackson, and what we do have is extremely faint. Beginning to think he was not a Jackson at all.

I have no clue how to proceed in finding who his actual parents were. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks so much for reading.
WikiTree profile: C Jackson
in The Tree House by C Jackson G2G Crew (320 points)
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Welcome to Wikitree!

Local resources are often the best way to solve difficult cases. Projects usually have lists of resources. The project list can be found under the Find drop down menu. Sounds like you should consult the United States project. There are also state sub-projects.

Since he was adopted, you should have a look here:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Adoption_Angels:_Historical_Adoption

If you add location tags to your post you will get the attention of members with experience in those areas. Add the adoption tag to your post to get the attention of the Adoption Angels.

Good luck with your research!
by Peggy Watkins G2G6 Pilot (269k points)
Thank you. I will follow those steps.

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