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Janie says: There is a transcription of a original deed from the state in 1794 for 200 acres given to William Jackson, Washington County (now Carter County, Tennessee), North Carolina.  Then in 1801 William deeded 100 of these acres to Leonard Shown.  This second deed is Witnessed by JOSEPH TOMPKINS and WILLIAM JINKINS.  This second deed is significant in light of the comments made in the 1887 Jackson Ledger (pg 12) about Joseph Jackson's son, William, and Joseph's daughter, Elizabeth Jackson TOMPKINS, migrating South together.  Add also the fact that Elizabeth Jackson Tompkins had a son named JOSEPH TOMPKINS who married a Mary Jenkins, and the circumstantial evidence adds up for this William being the son of Joseph Jackson of Morris County, New Jersey.  For here in this deed we have a William Jackson, a Tompkins and a Jinkins/Jenkins all together.  Joseph Tompkins would have been William's nephew and William Jinkins' son-in-law.  Any comments and/or additional research on this connection will be appreciated.   Please send email to: Janie

Darrell says: "William Jackson and his wife Barsheba are found in Washington Co, North Carolina as early as 1794.  That area is in what is now Carter County, Tennessee.  William's will is dated 1806 in Carter Co, TN with codicil added in June 1810.  His children are listed as JOHN, STEPHEN, JOSEPH, DAVID and 'all my other children'.  The named children were probably born between 1780 and 1800 in NC, VA, KY or TN.  Their order of birth is probably as listed in his will and shown above.  An additional two daughters have been identified by their descendants.  They are Catherine and Rebecca.  (NOTE: Rebecca and her brother David married siblings of the Low/Lowe family.)

"William was probably married at least once before and had other children that have not been identified.  His wife Barsheba's surname is not known yet.

"Their son DAVID is my GGG Grandfather, born between 1780 and 1790.  I have been researching him and his descendants since 1987 and have an extensive database of them as a result.  He named one of his daughters after his mother, that is; BARSHEBA.  He, with his wife and children plus his sister CATHERINE and her family were living in Campbell County, Tennessee by 1830, possibly as early as 1823."

This link will take you to Darrell Jackson's research of the Descendants of William Jackson of Carter County, Tennessee

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