This site focuses on finding connections via DNA to the various branches of what is called the Hempstead Jackson Line.   The actual data base for Robert Jackson of Hempstead has been moved to cousin Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees where you can continue find the most recent data.   Viewers may appreciate the additional features on Jerry's site such as an individual timeline and the ability to print pedigree, descendancy and individual pages in PDF format.  Also there is the ability to leave a comment directly on that site either for questions, corrections or additional comments.  As always, both Jerry and Janie welcome your emails.   Both Jerry's site and this separate page remains a work-in-progress and all additions, edits and corrections are appreciated!   My email link is at the bottom of the page; Jerry can be contacted on the Quilted Family site.

Table of Contents

The 'Hempstead' Jackson branches:

Presently there are three branches of the Hempstead clan defined by five patriarchs.
     First Known Branch (Y9389) and a subgroup (Y38787):
 Robert Jackson of Hempstead, NY: @ Quilted Family Trees (Jerry Gross)
               Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, New York (archived as of 6/2014)
               Story of Robert Jackson (great historical record but no sources here; Frances Freeman)
               Facebook Group:
               William Jackson, s/o Stephen Jackson and Nancy Cook (Jinny Jackson Smith)
               Col. Joseph Jackson's descendants have a mutation which sets them
                 apart as a subgroup with the DNA Y38787.
          Samuel Jackson Irish Revolutionary Soldier, d Greene, PA
                Samuel Jackson and Margaret Cree's descendants (ancestry) and
                Samuel Jackson and Margaret Cree's descendants (wikitree)
                      Research by Mike Jackson, John McAnally

     Second Known Branch (BY19809):
            Samuel Jackson of Stafford, Virginia (wikitree)
            Samuel Jackson of Stafford, Virginia (rootsweb)
                     Research by John McAnally
              John Lynn and Isabelle Fristoe of Prince William & Fauquier, Virginia
                     Research by Mark Lynn (ancestry.com)

     Third Known Branch (Subgroup:01-Y8950): 
          Thomas Jackson of Dubland, Ireland (wikitree)
          Thomas Jackson of Dubland, Ireland (ancestry.com)
              Read Thomas' story: Page one   Page two

For further details about how these separate branches are differentiated, see John McAnally's updated page here

DNA Jackson groups tested at FTDNA can be viewed at

This google spreadsheet was prepared to help you visualize the relationships and connections of the Hempstead descendants who have participated in DNA testing.
Needs updating; will be done asap.

FTDNA blog site: https://blog.familytreedna.com/category/updates/ Brand new, updated and I already dislike the color of the headings and the fact that the print is in light gray. Makes it very difficult for me to read.  But should be interesting.

For those folks whose DNA proves they are related to the Hempstead line, but whose connection has not yet been found - charts for these folk are listed with links below:

  • Robert Jackson m Phebe Coon in Harrison, WV; moved to Marion Co., WV
            Janie's chart for ancestors of Raymond Vance Jackson
  • https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/tree/6894864/family?cfpid=-1208584405
           John McAnally's chart for ancestors of Jim Ray Jackson
  • Bit of history: "Tradition has it that Robert Jackson came from Watertown, Mass., to Wethersfield, Connecticut, from thence to Hartford, Connecticut and from thence to Hempstead, in 1643; which perhaps was the first English settlement in the western part of Long Island."  But that tradition is not backed up with any documentation.  For a very complete examination of this, see Marty Grundy's history: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paxson/jackson/Jackson.index.html   Despite not knowing how Robert arrived on these shores, we do know his descendants have spread to all corners of the United States! 

    "The more we share, the more we know!"

    'We' is smarter than 'me'!

    A Collaborative Effort

    I started a Jackson Name Study at WikiTree.  But it is a larger job than I can handle.  I need lots of folks to help me!    My primary focus right now is to have a WT Profile for every man tested to be a descendant of Robert of Hempstead.  Then my goal is to have a link to every EKA on the various lineages at FTDNA.   So this is much more than Hempstead research!   So now if you publish your EKA to WikiTee, please let me know!

    COME SEE THIS PAGE ABOUT OUR JACKSON DNA CONNECTIONS!! https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Jackson_Clan_DNA_I-Y8950_Association

    This section will function similar to a Blog to keep folks updated on the Collaborative Effort to both preserve our combined research and to work toward finding the Earliest Known Ancestor for the quartet of patriarchs associated within the SNPs I-Y8950,
    I-Y9389 and I-BY19809. These patriarchs are Thomas Jackson b abt 1800 Dublin Ireland d bef 1845 Ireland, Robert Jackson b abt 1620 England, d 1683 Hempstead, Long Island, Samuel Jackson b 1757 UK d 1834 Greene Co., Pennsylvania, and Samuel Jackson b abt 1661 d 1722 Stafford Co., Colony of Virginia.

    Trees for the Five Patriarchs and their descendants have been created at both WeRelate.org and WikiTree.com. These free, collaborative trees are always in-progress and can use your additions.  Come add what you know (and how you know it) to build our collective knowledge.  (Ah yes, you need to read or view the tutorials and explore the site.  Also there is a forum for asking questions!)  Both sites have their pros and cons but WikiTree has become the preferred site for gathering all our combined research together.

    From FTDNA blog: "Genealogy is detective work. If all of the answers were just given to you, there wouldn't be any interest or excitement left over."

    Because our Hempstead line started using DNA testing at Family Tree DNA before ancestry.com even began offering it, FTDNA remains the lab with the most Jackson participants for comparison purposes.  But ancestry.com is catching up and has a larger advertising budget.   If you have tested at other labs and want to compare your results with results from Jacksons who have tested at FTDNA, know that you can transfer your data to FTDNA for a small fee.  See Transfer page: https://www.familytreedna.com/landing/ydna-transfer.aspx. Scroll down to read the whole page before selecting the proper transfer.  Also, if considering upgrading, it may be helpful to read John McAnally's page for tips on selecting just certain SNPs to test.

    For those willing to help further the DNA research especially for the BigY expensive tests, the donation page is at the bottom, left, of this page: https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/jackson/about.  One can donate anonymously or not, but be sure to designate to which line or person you wish your donation to apply to.


    “Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; ask thy elders, and they will tell thee.”   Deuteronomy 32:7

    "People do not learn from the history they do not know."
    Charles Simpson, Pastoral Letter April 2012

    DID YOU KNOW?  HAVE YOU HEARD?  Your family is still growing!  With every day's research new cousins are found and with every DNA test new understandings come about.  Did you ever wonder about these new cousins and wish you knew something of their background or history?  Do you have favorite stories about your 'Grampa' that you wish others could know?  I saw on a website the other day someone rejoicing; she wrote "I found my Grandpa!!"  If you've always known your family, you may not have realized the joy it brings to those who don't know about their family to finally make that connection and know they've got cousins and relatives out there.  

    I am so appreciative of all the contributions that have been made by researchers and family members. But several stand out as deserving of special mention and thanks: 
    Thanks to Mike Jackson for his unfailing volunteer work with the Jackson Groups at FTDNA;
    Jack McAnally for his knowledge of DNA & research as it pertains to genealogy and handholding us all when we falter;  
    Bob Mitchell [RIP] for his exacting research into Jacksons in TN, AL and the Carolinas;
    and Jerry Gross for his early encouragement and continuing interest!

    The results you see on this site are truly the results of researchers willing to share and collaborate.  It is the good spirit of sharing and working together that has made this site such a pleasure! To all who have contributed and continue to contribute THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    30,010  individuals in the Hempstead data base posted at
    cousin Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees

     Website first created 15 Nov 2004

    NOTE:  Some of this database has been posted also to TWO free, collaborative, wiki sites: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/ and https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Main_Page  where you can connect your own family data to what has been already posted there.  For folks unfamiliar with wiki, there is both video and text tutorial for how to use the sites.  Info can be added either via GEDCOM or manually but for WikiTree, manually is easier. Not all our known research has been posted yet to these sites so the records could use your help in making them more current!   So if you have a bit of spare time, what a wonderful way to preserve your research for future generations.

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    This Page has been revised several times; the last revision was July 24, 2021.