Are there Jacksons in your tree? Jackson Name Study

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The Jackson Name Study has been reactivated and you can read about the goals and how you can both help and benefit from participating in the
study described here:

This is a world wide study so all Jackson researchers are encouraged to use categories to group these folks into various categories such as Jackson Immigrants, Jackson Head of Line, Jackson DNA Groups, Jackson Brick Walls and often used location groups such as Australia, England, Ireland & Northern Ireland, and all states in United States.  I am hoping to recruit researchers from areas other than United States to help with naming the categories within their area.  If willing, please contact me!

WikiTree profile: Space:Jackson_Name_Study
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Janie Kimble G2G6 Mach 1 (12.2k points)
edited by Janie Kimble
This is just a suggestion (can be ignored!) - it would be nice and very convenient if those who post and mention any names would 'linkify' them, add direct links to their profiles for those names.  It's certainly not required, some research on our parts can probably find them, but it would really make it easier for the rest of us to immediately check a person (and their descendants) who may sound similar to one of our own ancestors.
"Linkify!"  Great word and idea.  So, yes, linkify your posts and save others from becoming detectives.  Tho that's a good skill for genealogists :)

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Gosh, I thought there were Jacksons in everyone's family tree!  Yes, my 3rd great grandfather, George Jackson, is one of my brick walls.  He was born about 1795 in Delaware, U.S., and I have only one source for him.  This One Name Study will be my incentive to work on this family line again.

answered by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (504k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
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I have Jackson's in two lines of my family tree, one in Long Island and the other in the Midwest.

My 8th great grandmother was Elizabeth (Jackson) Tompkins,born in New Jersey to General Joseph Jackson whose line extends further back.

The other Jackson family connection is through Isabella Hughey who married Zadoc Jackson. They had 8 children.
answered by David Hughey G2G6 Pilot (334k points)
edited by David Hughey

Thanks for responding David.  I looked at your Zadoc and saw he had no father posted on WT.  So I added three categories on his profile: Jackson Brick Walls | North Carolina, Jackson Name Study | Marion County, Indiana.

I hope this is agreeable with you.  If not, feel free to remove them, but I am hoping folks will use this Name Study category to help group our Jacksons together.

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Yes! As far back as 1500's Lucinda Jackson, Nathaniel Jackson, Joseph, Isaac, and more...
answered by Margaret Mujica-Ruiz G2G Crew (990 points)

Margaret has a connection to a particularly interesting line of Jackson's.  The first one for her is Lucinda Jackson (1891-1976).  The first Jackson to America is Isaac Jackson (1665-1740's), and the first to be associated with the name 'Jackson' is John Jackson II formerly de Lascelles (abt 1340-abt 1392).  However, there is a distinct lack of sourcing, especially in the early ancestors, and much cloudiness and twists, so I wouldn't trust the current genealogy too far.  Among the disputes is a possible connection to President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).  But there are numerous Jackson lineages connected here.

What is particularly interesting to Jackson descendants is that Brian Akers has attached his yDNA test to this Jackson line.  His Y700 test has resulted in a yDNA haplogroup I-A9098, a distant descendant of yDNA haplogroup I-M253.  I-A9098 is sufficiently detailed that it should be useful for matching, or negative proof, that someone is NOT connected as they expected.  Why is an Akers yDNA result attached to Jackson yDNA?  Read Sydney Akers' profile for the explanation.  Since it's the only yDNA attached so far, it will need corroboration.  I would be surprised if there are no Jackson DNA studies out there already.

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My first Jackson ancestor is Nancy Jackson, 1826-1879

the wife of William Benjamin Franklin Prickett, M.D.[[Prickett-122]], 1824-1874.

She's a descendant of the original Robert of Hempstead.


answered by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 7 (72.4k points)
Very nice profile, Patricia.
Thanks so much, Star!


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