Samuel Jackson
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Samuel Jackson (abt. 1723 - 1806)

Samuel Jackson
Born about in Liverpool, Lancashire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 1746 in Chester County, PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Samuel was born about 1721. Samuel Jackson ... He passed away in 1806. [1]

[1]Added by Bob Tilley Samuel was born near Philadelphia Pa. And served in the the American Revolutionary war.

Added by Carr-8686 182840&id=I359 Samuel and his three Brothers, Moses, Charles, and William worked in Benjamin Franklin's Print Shop in Philadelphia (Source: Leola Grim, Tobin's Jackson family records) President Andrew Jackson's Uncle.

After Samuel and Catherine were married they lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania for several years, their first five children were born there. In early 1761 they moved to North Carolina, location not certain. There are two possible sites, one of them is Jackson Creek Church, in Davidson County, near the Randolph County line, and the other is a community called Jackson Hill.

It is ten to twelve miles southeast of Jackson Creek. Sometime between 1770-1772 Samuel and his family moved to Surry County, North Carolina settling on Tom's Creek, later called Westfield. After Catherine's death, it was rumored that Samuel married a lady named Sarah.

To put Samuel's life in proper perspective, Samuel was ten years old when George Washington was born (George Washington was born Feb 22, 1732) . Benjamin Franklin had moved to Philadelphia from Boston and was publishing Poor Richard's Almanac when Samuel was a lad. He was fifty years old when Boston had its big Tea party (The Boston Tea Party was Dec 16, 1773).

What wonders the Jackson clan would be a part of as time and progress rolled away the wilderness of the early 1700's to modern day. It is rumored among Jackson genealogists that Samuel was born in Chester Co., PA, however he does not show up on any birth records in Chester Co, PA. He moved to NC in the early 1750's. Lucille Jackson Vernon stated in her research that they lived in an area that is now in Davidson Co., NC before moving on to Westfield, NC. Samuel and Catherine came to Surry Co., NC around 1760-62, settling on Tom's Creek, later called Westfield.

They were the first Jacksons in the Westfield area. Much of what is known about these people is from Quaker records. Samuel Jackson was living in Chester Co., PA at the time when several Quaker families by the name of Jackson were in the area, so most researchers have made the assumption that Samuel was a Quaker. Lucille Vernon wrote to the Quaker College at Guilford Co., NC; they wrote back saying they had no record of Samuel or his wife, Catherine, ever being members of the New Garden congregation.

Lucille assumed the other researchers were wrong; however in Henshaw's "Encyclopeida of America Quaker Genealogy" Vol I, page 504 (New Garden MM) lists Samuel and Catherine as follows: Page 182, Samuel Jackson; Catherine Jackson, d.4-24-1780; Joseph b. 12-27-1761; Elizabeth b. 5-12-1763; Jehu b. 7-4-1765; William b. 5-15-1767; Amer b. 6-19-1769. Page 14 shows Samuel and Catherine were present for marriage of Jacob Jackson and Ann Beales.

This becomes a difficult thing to document as Lucille Vernon found in Jacob Jackson's application for membership at New Garden MM. He stated he was not a Quaker and that his parents were not members of the Society of Friends. I do not know if Samuel was a Quaker, but certainly his sons, Curtis, Jacob, John and Joseph, were as their names show up on the list of Charter members of the Westfield Friends.

Jacob was a minister and received his brother, Samuel, Jr., into the membership at his request. Most all of the Jacksons migrated west with the exception of Joseph who married Sarah Jessup. They and many of their descendants remained in NC.

The descendants of Samuel and Catherine Plankinhorn Jackson who are now living in the Westfield area of Surry Co., NC will tell you that Samuel's father was Aaron Jackson, son of William Jackson, born feb 25, 1725 in Pasquotank Co., NC.

This information came to them from Luther Byrd of Westfield and can be found in the Guilford College library. Mr. Luther N. Byrd, grew up in Mt. Airy, NC and while a teacher in the Westfield High School, became interested in the history of the early Quakers that settled in the area.

He started his students working on family trees and in order to help the students he did genealogical research, also. In his research he gives the name of Aaron Jackson, son of a William Jackson as the father of Samuel and Priscilla Jackson Jessup as a sister of Samuel.

I was privileged to have had Luther Byrd as a teacher in the 8th grade. I believe that Samuel could be the son of William Jackson, but not the son of Aaron, as Aaron was about the same age of Samuel. This would have meant Samuel could have been uncle of Priscilla Jackson Jessup and not her brother.

We have some information from a "Testimony at Fall creek Monthly Meeting in Highland Co, OH", concerning Jacob Jackson, the eldest son of Samuel and Catherine Jackson. Jacob stated that he was born in Chester Co, PA in 1747, and at the age of twelve or thirteen he came with his parents to Rowan Co, NC.

A copy of this testimony can be found in the Quaker College, "Guilford College" in Greensboro, NC. Samuel Jackson Jr. was a Revolutionary soldier. In his application for pension, he stated that he was born in 1758 in PA, near the Delaware river, about five miles south of the city of Philadelphia. He said that when a small lad, his parents moved to North Carolina, and they settled in Rowan Co, which later became Davidson Co.

Many deeds for Samuel and his sons can be found at the Dobson and Surry County court houses. Stokes Co was formed from Surry Co in 1789 with the county lines running near the Westfield Monthly Meeting house. Families living on the western side of the church remained in Surry Co, those living on the east side were taken into the newly formed Stokes Co. Samuel Jr., Samuel Sr., and some of his son's property lay in the newly formed Stokes Co.

This then poses the problem of researching both counties for family records. Samuel Jackson was living in Chester Co, PA at the time when several Quaker families by the name of Jackson were living in the area. Most researchers have made the assumption, by this, that Samuel was a Quaker and have concentrated on the prospect of his parents being Quakers. This may account for the reason that his parents have not been located. I have communicated with the Quaker College at Guilford Co, NC and have visited their library, checking over their records. The librarian there has written informing me that there is no record that Samuel Jackson or his wife Catherine, were ever members of either New Garden or Westfield congregations.

Even though their children did become members. Samuel Jackson Jr. was received into membership of the Quakers at the age of nineteen, at his own request on May 31, 1777. In 1837, the "Jackson School", a log school house, was built on Jackson Road. The "Mount Tabor Methodist Chapel", one of the oldest churches in the county, was also built on Jackson road.

The exact date of the founding of the chapel is unknown. On Mar. 29, 1779, seventy-two men along the Uharie River petitioned to the General Assembly in Raleigh, NC. They asked that the people living along the Uharie River not be allowed to build dams that would extend from bank to bank so all the people living along the river would be allowed to benefit of the said river in getting fish, as they formerly had for many years, The Jackson men that signed the petition were Robert Jackson, James Jackson, Andrew Jackson, and Simeon Jackson.

The Randolph Co librarian informed me that the Jacksons in this area originally came from the state of Maryland. It is my belief Samuel Jackson knew of these "Jacksons" prior to his arrival in North Carolina. Closer investigation might prove they were related in some manner. This may be the reason that he chose Rowan Co in which to settle. If Samuel had been a Quaker, there were three Quaker settlements near by that he could have settled in: New Garden, Eno, and Snow Camp.

The early records of Samuel found in Surry Co show an elderly John Jackson, who died before 1802 was living near him. This John had several sons: John Jr., William, Ruben, Nathan, and maybe a James and a Samuel. Just what the relationship, if any, to Samuel is unknown. They appear in the area of Tom's Creek around the same time, and the two families were closely connected. John Jackson Jr. was a witness to the signing of the deed where William Jackson is buying fifty acres of land from his father Samuel's estate.

There has an elderly John Jackson who sold his plantation in the Jackson settlement prior to 1749 and this may be the same John. It is possible that this John Jackson may be a brother of Samuel. I do not think that he could be Samuel's father, as his children were around the same age of Samuel's children. Catherine Jackson died Apr. 24, 1780. Samuel Jackson out lived his wife by twenty-six years, and died in Stokes Co in 1806.

Records show he was married to a lady by the name of "Sarah" at the time of his death. No record of this marriage has been located. Sarah was probably an older woman when they married, as the records show no children born to this couple. In Sept. of 1985, I (Lucille) had the pleasure of accompanying James "Gene" Jackson from Dallas, TX, and his lovely wife "Polly" on a trip to Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

We were able to investigate the Jackson and the Plankinhorn families more thoroughly. Many Jackson researchers over the years have written articles on who they believe to be Samuel's parents. Samuel Jackson's birth is estimated to be ca. 1720-25 as his eldest son was born in 1747. Aaron Jackson of Pasquotank Co, NC was born in 1725, so the two men would be around the same age and could not be father and son.

These Pasquotank Jacksons were descendants of Samuel Jackson of Maryland and some of the names are the same names found in the Jackson settlement. If there should be any truth in this statement, would mean that Samuel Jackson, brother of Aaron, went back to PA before he moved to North Carolina, and therefore could have been the uncle of Priscilla Jackson Jessup, and not her brother.

Professor Edwin P. West, great-grandson of Jacob and Ann Jackson, gave an account which was used in the History of Clinton Co, OH. This article had been written earlier by Judge Harlan on "Sketches of Clinton Co", which stated that three brothers Jacob, John, and Samuel Jackson were among the first settlers of Clinton Co. and that the were descendants of Ralph Jackson who was burned at the stake as a martyr at Stratford, England in 1556.

He stated that Samuel Jr. (Sam and Catherines 5th son) was an intimate friend and first cousin of President Andrew Jackson. Records show that Andrew Jackson received his license to practice law in Surry Co at the old Richmond court house (now gone) which was located on the banks of the Yadkin River, just below where Samuel and his family lived. They did become friends or at least aquainted with young Andrew Jackson.

From information that has been handed down, it is apparent they never really liked Andrew a whole lot. They found it hard to believe that it was the Andy Jackson they knew who had been elected President of the United States, as he was such a rough character, always getting into brawls, fighting, gambling, etc. This, itself, is proof for those who are familiar with Andrew Jackson's life that this was the same "Andy".

Samuel, "Called Sam the Sailor" and as the story goes was instrumental in getting the Andrew Jackson Sr. and Hutchins family out of Ireland and to America. Father: Joesph JACKSON b: 1675 in Ireland Mother: Elizabeth VANCE b: 1680 (I found the following song in an article taken from the Internet. No author's name was given.) BATTLE HYMN OF THE JACKSONS (Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic)

There's something strong and mighty in a good old family name The name of Jackson shineth high upon the scroll of fame For nearly all the Jacksons have pursued a lofty aim. The clan goes marching on! CHORUS: Glory to the name of Jackson Glory to the tribe of Jackson Hurray, Hurray, for all the Jacksons The clan goes marching on! Samuel, Amer, Curtis and John were fathers of our clan. Joseph, William and Isaac were heroes who never ran "Old Hickory", the President, was a brave and famous man The clan goes marching on!

The Jackson blood is mingled with the royal bloods of old Each century our numbers have increased a hundred fold Among the world's great families our family is pure gold The clan goes marching on! The House of Jackson cherishes traditions of the past With the world's great movements they have all their fortunes cast And when they pledge their honor they are loyal to the last The clan goes marching on! The Jacksons fought at Flodden, Fredericksburg and Waterloo In every righteous cause our kinsmen fought as heroes do They died in seventeen seventy-six and nineteen eighteen, too The clan goes marching on!

We have our dukes and peasants, common folk and blue bloods, too We greet each other with a smile and "Cousin, howdy-do!" This goes with all the Jacksons and it goes with me and you The clan goes marching on! To every corner of our land we sound the bugle call Four hundred thousand cousins hear and answer one and all The echo of their footstep's like Niagara's waterfall The clan goes marching on

We must prove worthy of our place on the Jackson Family Tree Let Jackson standards with the highest in the world agree We owe a duty to the generations yet to be The clan goes marching on!

Samuel Jackson: Samuel Jackson was born in 1725 in Lame, Upper Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland. Early history states that his wife was Catherine Plankinhorn. To date, no record of this marriage has been located. This is not strange if they were Quakers because Quakers did not believe that a marriage needed to be sanctioned by the civil authorities and often did not register marriages preformed by them.

In "A Testimony at Fall Creek Monthly Meeting in Highland Co, OH", concerning Jacob Jackson, the eldest son of Samuel and Catherine Jackson, Jacob stated that he was born in Chester Co, PA in 1747, and at the age of twelve or thirteen he came with his parents to Rowan Co, NC. A copy of this testimony can be found in the Quaker College, "Guilford College" in Greensboro, NC. Samuel Jackson b. 1725 No.Ireland d. 1806 Surry Co., NC. Arrived in Chester Co. about 1740 and married Catherine Plankinhorn.

Their farm was about three miles east Mt. Airy. Note 2: 2 This letter is in Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 78, 11, folio 1.] Also, a Letter from the deputies of the several districts in Bermuda, dated 12 Aug, with an accot of ye provisions imported and expended in that Island, for 3 yrs. last past, taken from ye custom house books, and an estimate of ye provisions necessary for the support of the Inhabitants for one year.

A memorial from James Stewart and Samuel Jackson, owners of the ship Friendship, Thomas Jann, Master, was presented to the Congress and read, setting forth that the sd ship, on the 28 of August last, saild from Maryland with a cargo of Tobacco, but being overtaken by the late storm, she was driven on shoals and much damaged, and got into Hampton Road, with the loss of all her masts; and praying that the memorialists may be allowed to unload sd ship, and that after being refitted, she may take the said cargo on board, and proceed on her voyage. The Congress, taking into consideration the above memorial, Resolved, That the sd cargo be unloaded under the inspection of the committee of Norfolk, and that the said

Samuel was born in 1730. He passed away in 1806.

  • Fact: Christening (20 SEP 1725) St. Nicholas,Liverpool,Lancashire,England
  • Fact: MARR (23 Jan 1782) Surry Co, NC
  • Fact: Residence (1786) Surry County, NC
  • Fact: Residence (1800) Salisbury, Stokes, North Carolina
  • Fact: Residence (1820) Stokes, North Carolina, United States
  • Fact: Burial Surry co, North Carolina, United States


  1. Entered by Becky Pyle, Aug 20, 2011

[1] Revolutionary war Pension Application

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VIEW RECORD Name Christopher Leonard; Samuel Jackson; Thomas McHugh; John McQuinn; James Smyth; Andrew Moore; Matthew Stoys; Alexander Cook; John Byrn; James Mahoney; John Burnett; Simon Owen; John Field; Lawrence Phillips; James Davis; James Magrath; John Bolton; Thomas Keating Date 20 May 1773 Port Location Dublin Residence Little Britain twp., Lancaster co. Occupation Servants Whom Indentured James Ray and his assigns Term 4 yrs. each. Amount pound 14.0.0. for each of their passages.

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Jackson-22691 and Jackson-3146 appear to represent the same person because: They have different birth locations, however, they have same death date and location and Spouse
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