Family:George Jackson and Nancy Strother (1)

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Marriage[1][2] 8 Oct 1806 Fauquier Co., Virginia
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Earlier it was logical conjecture that that George and Nancy were the parents of George and John Jackson. It is documented that the children, George Washington Jackson and John S. Jackson, are brothers. The conjecture was made based on John having a grandson named Strother Bird Jackson and George and Nancy being the right age and in the right location.

Further research has turned up enough information (below) to verify that George Washington Jackson was son of George Jackson and Nancy Strother, therefore, John is also though no documents are found for John's relationship to his parents but his relationship to George is covered by census records.

When George died in 1834, his children were left orphans and were listed as choosing and being assigned a guardian in the Court Minutes book. Fanny and John were old enough to not need a guardian:
October 6th 1835
Lucetta Jackson & Elgiva Jackson orphans of George W. Jackson deceased with the approbation of the court made choice of Stephen L. Howison for their guardian, who together with Edwin Howison and Jesse McIntosh entered into & acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500 with condition according to law, which said bond is ordered to be recorded.
The Court doth assign Stephen L. Howison guardian to George Jackson and Nancy Maria Jackson, orphans of George W. Jackson deceased and thereupon the said Stephen L. Howison with Edwin Howison and Jesse McIntosh his security’s entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $500 with condition according to law, which said bond is ordered to be recorded.

Another book, "Anderson, Cockrill, Moffett, Smith & Allied Families of Northern Virginia" page 87 confirms that Elgiva is dau of George Jackson and Nancy Strother.

It can be noted that a descendant of George Washington Jackson, the son, has participated in the Jackson DNA Project at FTDNA and results indicate DNA that matches the line of the immigrant Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Queens County, New York. It appears, but is not proven, that George was likely a descendant of a relative of Robert's and not necessarily a direct descendant of Robert's.

References
  1. Gott, John K. Virginia, Fauquier County Marriages.
  2. Rootsweb chart of Lee Minnis: Minnis-Yates, Freer-Bent, Ruggles. (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=6958).
  3.   Burgess, James A. Anderson, Cockrill, Moffett, Smith & Allied Families of Northern Virginia. (Chandler, Arizona: James A. Burgess, 2002), pg 87.

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