President Jackson's paternal lines; freespace page

+8 votes
Andrew Jackson's paternal heritage is almost a blank slate, so people have been creative in filling it in.  I put together a draft of a freespace page to be a repository of sources that make claims about the ancestral lines that go through his father:

The profiles I link are still a mess of unsourced information -- it exhausts me to look at them, sapping the energy for me to do something about them.  But if you are an intrepid sourcerer, please consider it!

Also, please don't hesitate to add sources or to request to be added to the trusted list. And if you have a simpler way to organize the material, jump on in!
asked in The Tree House by Barry Smith G2G6 Mach 3 (34.4k points)
Barry, this is about as thorough a search of sources as I’ve seen. You’ve done a superb job with this page. I commend you!

2 Answers

+4 votes
Wonderful work, I, personally appreciate all you have done to organize and categorize the information!
answered by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (472k points)
Thanks Robin.  Would it be appropriate for the presidents project to manage all of the speculative grandparents and great-grandparents?  It currently manages Hugh Jackson (, but some of the other profiles make explicit claims to being related to President Jackson.
Great idea!
I have added the project and project badge.   However, those profiles are pretty sparse in sources and with the work that has been done, they can probably be updated.
+5 votes
I have done some work on him and I know that his father's line is tough. I will look and see if there are any blanks I can fill.

edit: wow! you did a great job, thanks for all your hard work. I wish we could solve this one, so I will take more time to go through it and see if I can chase down any leads.
answered by N. Gauthier G2G6 Mach 3 (37.1k points)
edited by N. Gauthier
While you are looking....I trust your thorough review....I found a number of duplicates.   There may be more....

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