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William Jackson, of Jackson River
b.est. 1700-1710
d.bef. 1 June 1751 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HWilliam Jackson, of Jackson Riverest 1700-1710 - bef 1751
  • WJane Unknownbef 1718 -
m. bef. 1735
  1. Jane Jacksonbef 1735 -
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Name William Jackson, of Jackson River
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1700-1710
Marriage bef. 1735 to Jane Unknown
Death? bef. 1 June 1751 Augusta County, Virginia

William Jackson was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 62.--100 acres patented to William Jackson, 1st June, 1750, part of 1100 acres.
  • June 1, 1750 - King George II granted William Jackson 270 acres of land along the Jackson River. This grant expressly conveyed property on both sides of the river, the streambed, and the “privileges of fishing, hunting, hawking and fowling.” [Source: Kraft v. Burr, 476 S.E.2d 715, 719 (1996)].


Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:


  • Page 203.--1,000 acres on Jackson's River, patented to William Jackson, 1st June, 1750. Patent to Robert Hall, 7th February, 1784. Teste: A. Stuart, Joseph Jewell, Michael ( ) Cawley, J. Lyle, Jr. (Note: William Jackson's patent pay have been re-patented to Robert Hall in 1784, according to this record).

Estate Records of William Jackson

  • Page 493.--11th June, 1751. William Jackson's appraisement by Ralph Laverty, George Wilson, Archibald Elliott. Note of James Ewin, Charles Whitacre, Lofftus Poland. Cash recovered by James Lockridge; cash recovered by Adam Dickinson; by John Ward; by Robert Armstrong; by Thomas Thompson.


William Jackson of Jackson River

Jackson River, a major tributary of the James River in the U.S. state of Virginia, flowing 96.4 miles (155.1 km). The James River is formed by the confluence of the Jackson River and the Cowpasture River. The river is named for the first settler on its banks, William Jackson, who received a grant of 270 acres (1.1 km2) from King George II in 1750. Jackson was possibly an acquaintance of Alexander Dunlap, the first settler on the Calfpasture River.


Information on William Jackson

From "Annals of Bath County, Virginia", by Oren F. Morton, pg. 39-40:


William Jackson gave his name to the river which runs more than three miles through the land he took up. He may have been the first settler on its upper course, although he could not have been living in this valley in 1740, when he succeeded James Pickett as constable. His home on Jackson's River was probably near the site of Fort Dinwiddie. Jane and William were children. The former married Archibald Bourland, his executor. The son, and probably the son-in-law also, went to North Carolina. Whether the early Jacksons of the Cowpasture were related to this family we do not know. William Jackson died June 1, 1750, and his suits against Robert Abercrombie and Jacob Marlin were thereby abated. His personality of $1,106.07 ranked him among the nabobs of early Bath. The appraisement by Ralph Laverty, George Wilson, and Archibald Elliot mentions 23 horses, 18 cattle, and some timothy seed. A lancet, and the instrument of torture styled a "tooth drawers" would appear to indicate that he made some pretensions to the healing art. It took, seven gallons of liquor to lubricate the sale of the personal effects. Archibald Bourland, the executor, named the following persons at the "vandue": James Bourland, James Brown, Thomas Bryan, John Carlile, John Crockett, William Davis, Robert Duffield, Andrew Dunlap, Charles Dunlap, Archibald Elliot, Samuel Ferguson, Alexander Gillespie, John Graham, Napthalim Gregory, William Hamilton, John Harden, Michael Harper, George Lewis, James Lockridge, Joseph Mayse. Samuel McAlvery, Alexander Millroy, Nathan Patterson, David Stanley, John Warrick, John Williamson, George Wilson, and Alexander Wright. A number of these persons lived more than 20 miles away.