Location: United States
The Jackson Ledger
- This ledger dated 1887, is eighty-seven small pages of notes handwritten by a P. A. Jackson whose identity (including lineage and even gender!) is unknown.
- P. A. Jackson was possibly a descendant of Martha Jane Bassel Jackson. The pages were extremely difficult to read as they are copies of copies and the handwriting was that of an earlier day. Capital "L" and capital "S" were so similar that they may have been misread.
For a transcription of the Jackson Ledger, click here.
- The Jackson surname is one of the most numerous in the United States (within the top twenty) with most of the original immigrants coming from the United Kingdom, England, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Shetland (for the most part): patronymic from JACK. The Jackson DNA Project was started in 2002 at FamilyTreeDNA and has grown tremendously since. DNA testing was also offered by '23 and Me' and Ancestry.com began offering it in May 2012.
- The goal is to create a database of as many Jackson lineages as possible, in the hope of finding matches among the samples. This should be particularly helpful for those who trace their ancestry back to the period before the earliest census records and do not know where their family came from.
- Two factors have been instrumental in helping determine if someone is connected to Robert Jackson's lineage: the descendants of this line are fortunate that well documented descendants have participated in the testing so that other Jacksons have DNA material to compare and match to. Secondly, the characteristics of the Hempstead line are distinct from other Jackson lines which makes it readily ascertainable IF (not where) they are connected to this line. It verifies if they are looking in the right line and can be used to bolster circumstantial evidence when documented evidence is lacking. DNA tests can also provide absolute evidence of non-relatedness and save a researcher years of futile inquiry.
Jacksons on Wikitree
- As of 14 July 2018, the earliest Jackson is one Jane Jackson, born in 189 A.D.
- The next is a knight, one John Jackson, a knight born after "of Edderthorpe."
- For info by Janie Jackson Kimble on various William Jacksons in early Wilkes County, North Carolina, click here.
- For free birth, marriage, and death records in the United Kingdom, click here. (There are more than 50,000 Jackson entries!)
- Jacksons of Northern Ireland: research of Sharon Odie Brown: The Silver Bowl
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