Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead
                 Long Island, New York

This web site is dedicated to the descendants of Robert Jackson. Robert is said to have arrived in Massachusetts with his father, Richard, about 1630, sailing from Yarmouth, England.  "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 here: not knowing how Robert arrived on these shores, we do know his descendants have spread to all corners of the United States!

Table of Contents

Contributions of new information and/or corrections are welcome.
This is a work in progress with additions being made frequently.
Data last updated 31 Dec 2016
Data is a compilation from various sources; not all is documented!
  • Surname List
  • Name Index
  • Descendants
  • If you don't find the name you are looking for in the surname list above, try the Search Engine below to search other pages on this site.
  • And if still no connection check out the TOC Links to Clearing House.

  I am so appreciative of all the contributions that have been made  
  by researchers and family members. But three stand out  as deserving   
  of special mention and thanks: Bob Mitchell (RIP) for his ongoing research
into Jacksons in Tennessee, Alabama and the Carolinas;
  Jack McAnally for his knowledge of DNA  research as it pertains to
  genealogy; and Jerry Gross for his early encouragement and contributions.   

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!!

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

'We' is smarter than 'me'!

Jerry Gross has prepared a companion website using The Next Generation software
which has several features that are not available on this site, such as:
timeline, the ability to link documents, histories and media directly to the person
individual’s pages and the ability to print pedigree, descendancy and individual
pages in PDF format.   Jerry also plans to post many more photos as
they become available from fellow descendants.

Check out both sites to see if you can find your connections.
See I think the name fits so well as we've worked
to piece our individual bits of knowledge together to create a large, beautiful quilt of families!

“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


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Jane Jackson Kimble
3516 Clifden Drive
Tallahassee, FL  32309

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The genealogy data base was last updated 31 Dec 2016.