Jackson in Wilkes County North Carolina

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Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

Wilkes County, North Carolina was cut from Surry County in 1778. This page is currently unfinished research notes.

Paragraph below is part of a larger article posted at http://www.newrivernotes.com/nc/crouch.htm

From the best information. the county of Wilkes originally embraced all the territory included in the following boundary lines: Beginning at the white oak mentioned as the starting point . . . and running west to the Mississippi river, then north with said river to the Virginia line (now the Kentucky line), then east with Virginia line to the north-west corner of Surry County, then south with the Surry county line . . . to the beginning. When the county was formed it included all of the counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga and Mitchell, and a portion of the counties of Iredell, Alexander, (the line ran a mile or so south of where Taylorsville now stands) Caldwell, Burke and Yancy, and probably others, and also a large portion of Tennessee. In what is now Tennessee there were local governments organized within the borders of Wilkes and later were admitted as counties to the State of Franklin but until Tennessee was organized Wilkes County was the legal division of all the territory included in the borders of the county.

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Heads of Families 1790

1790 Census Morgans District encompassed Burke, Lincoln, Rutherford and Wilkes Counties. Wilkes then encompassed current Wilkes, Ashe and ??? These four are the only Jacksons listed for Wilkes County in 1790.

A) James Jackson Wilkes, NC 1790 First Company 1-3-2
It is uncertain who this James is.

B) Jas Jackson Wilkes, NC 1790 Third Company 1-4-2
It is believed this is the James who married Abigail Fairchild

1790: James b bef 1774; 4 sons b 1774-1790; wife and dau ages n/g

A) Wm Jackson Wilkes, NC 1790 Third Company 1-3-5
It is believed this is the Wm who signed the marriage bond of Abigail Jackson and Jonathan Hughes

B) Wm Jackson Wilkes, NC 1790 Eleventh Company 1-3-3
It is believed this is the Wm who married Abigail Gillum

I have an indexed 1790 Census book so I am able to easier see all the neighbors of James and William (both proven descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Queens County, New York). It looks to me like they are probably the ones together in 3rd Co. because William and James were so often associated with other names in that same company. James married Abigail Fairchild, the daughter of Ebenezer, the next household to William in this census. Also Robert Franklin Jackson, researcher for the William Jackson and Abigail Gillum line is convinced the William in 11th Co, Morgan District is the William who married Abigail Gillum, also because of close associations with the folks in that area.
--Janiejac 20:40, 8 July 2008 (EDT)

Heads of Families 1800

B) Jas Jackson Wilkes, NC 1790 Third Company 3-2-1-0-1//0-0-1-1
It is believed this is the James who married Abigail Fairchild

1790: James b bef 1774; 4 sons b 1774-1790; wife and dau ages n/g
1800: James b bef 1755; 3 sons b 1790-1800; 2 sons 1784-1790; 1 son 1775-1784; 1 dau 16-25; wife 26-44

--Janiejac 21:34, 8 July 2008 (EDT)

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