Facts and Events
---11 Jul 1719 - "Ambrose Jackson had by patent 180 acres on both sides of Little Creek, Surry County, for importation of two persons, Peleg Heath and William Dodson. This land was very close to the line dividing Surry County and Prince George County and to the land of Col. Nathaniel Harrison. On 14 Dec. 1723 the Hon. Nathaniel Harrison,, Esq., received 2450 acres of old and new land in Surry County, Southwark Parrish, adjacent land of Valentine Minge, dec'd, Peter Bagley, Thomas Eldridge, William Shands and the land of Randall Pratt, dec'd. 540 acres of this land was granted to James Minge on 26 April 1712 and he sold the same to Harrison on 16 Oct. 1718. On the same day Nathaniel Harrison of Surry County received 625 acres on the south side of the Little Creek of Three Creeks in the Parrish of Lawnes Creek adjacent to the land of Matthew Marks, dec'd (died1719) and land of Ambrose Jackson. It should be noted that Benjamin Harrison, the father of Nathaniel, had land on Heath's Branch in 1690 adjacent Peter Bagly, Thomas Bushby and Edward Green.
---28 Sept. 1732 Ambrose Jackson of Surry County received a patent to old and new land, 510 acres on the north side of the Meherrin River and on both sides of the Little Creek of the Three Creeks adjacent to James Vaughn, Col. Nathaniel Harrison, John Carter and Thomas Jackson, over the run of the Plantation Branch, 100 acres of which had been granted to Ambrose on 11 July 1719 and the residue being waste land and adjacent.
---1741 - Deed of Gift of 1741, from Ambrose Jackson, Sr. and his son, Ambros Jackson and son-in-law, Samuel Harwell, Tracts on South side of Little Creek, (1st tract): Beginning at the mouth of a small branch on the Creek aforesaid so running up the said branch to Benjamin Harrisons line thence up the said Harrisons line to a corner tree of John Ogbun thence along the said Ogbun line to the said Little Creek, so down the said creek to the first station concluding 150 acres. (Other tract): Beginning on the small branch aforesaid running up the said branch to the said Benjamin Harrisons line so down the said Harrisons line to a corner of William Collers land so up the said Collers line to the first Station concluding 150 acres. Being the same land granted to Ambros Jackson, Sr. by Letters of Patent bearing date of 1732. Witnesses were Thomas Lanier and Wm. Collier. Acknowledged in Court on September 3,1741. Brunswick County Deed Book 2, page 99.
---Ambrose Jackson Sr.'s will was written 14 June 1745 and recorded 5 Dec. 1745. In it he named his wife Ann, whose maiden name is not known, sons Henry, Ambose and John Jackson, and daughters Anne Harwell and Tabitha Sims. The witnesses were Thomas Lanier, Ralph Jackson, Daniel Jackson and John Ogburn. The will was proved by Anne Jackson, executrix, Ralph and Daniel Jackson and John Ogburn., witnesses to the will, were sons of Thomas Jackson; the olde Ralph had died in 1744, six months before this will was written. ---Will of Ambrose Jackson presented in court 5 Dec 1745, Brunswick Co., VA; will dated 14 Jun 1745, Brunswich Co, VA Will Book 2, pg 109