Ralph Jackson, Protestant Martyr burned at the stake June 27, 1556 during the reign of Queen Mary I of England at Stratford-le-Bow near London alongside 10 other men & 2 women. Condemned to a fiery death for their Protestant beliefs, they would become known as the Stratford Martyrs.
Can you help this deserving soul, Ralph Jackson, connect to his descendants? To honor & preserve his memory for generations to come? I have not located a profile for him, yet, on Wikitree. Since it would be a 1500’s profile, I thought it would be best to come to the experts with this one.
It’s believed some of Ralph Jackson’s direct descendants came to America around 1740 & resided in Chester County, Pennsylvania before removing to Rowan County, NC before the start of the American Revolutionary War. Later they are found in Clinton County, Ohio & Tennessee. These Jacksons are said to be the intimate family of Andrew Jackson who became 7th President of the United States.
"Samuel Jackson and his brothers Jacob and John, Quakers from North Carolina, settled on Rocky Fort as early as 1801. They were the sons of Samuel Jackson, Sr, native of Ireland. Samuel Jackson the immigrant was a direct descendant of Ralph Jackson who was burned at the stake, as a martyr, in Stratford, England in 1556. The brothers remained in a crude log cabin for a few years after their arrival. They were all good hunters who had served as Indian spies. They made enough money or equivalent to live by selling pelts." - Highland Pioneer Sketches and Family Genealogies" by Elsie Johnson Ayres: pg.227
Here is the profile for Samuel Jackson, Sr. said to descend from Ralph Jackson who burned at the stake in Stratford, England 1556; also said to be the uncle of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States.