Talk:Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia - Surnames F-J

I happened onto this at ancestry.com and wondered if it would be of interest:
Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Name: Samuel Jackson
Date: 6 Mar 1803
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: David Jacksons will-To wife, Margaret; to son, John; son, Samuel; daughter, Margaret; daughter, Elizabeth Corothers; daughter, Jane Phillips; son, David; son, Thomas. Executors, sons David Carothers, John Jackson.
Description: Decedent's Son
Book_Date: WB9-311
Prove Date: 28 Nov 1803

(I haven't researched Augusta County; I was looking for info on Samuel in Prince William County.) Or maybe this record is not early enough to be of interest? --Janiejac 00:55, 4 September 2010 (EDT)

Looks to me like David would fit right in---he's just about the right age to have been in the area prior to say the Revolution. I haven't looked at the Jackson line in this area, but a quick search of WeRelate indicates we haven't captured him. Is there a connection to Prince William County for him, or is the fact that you came across David while searching Samuel totally coincidental? U believe I've noticed others in Old Augusta with roots in Prince William, so this would not be unsurprizing. Q 08:54, 4 September 2010 (EDT)
I would love to find that he's connected to Prince William, but as of now, I don't know of it. I've worked on a lot of Jacksons in early Prince William and some went to KY but I don't know anything about Augusta County. These other two references to Samuel also came up:

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Name: Samuel Jackson
Date: 24 Jan 1797
Notes: This marriage record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: Bride is the daughter of William Hall, deceased and Fanny Allison, her mother, who gave consent.
Description: Spouse
Bond Date: 16 Jan 1797

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850
Name: Samuel Jackson
Date: 25 May 1810
Location: Augusta Co., VA
Notes: This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.
Remarks: David Caruthers will-To wife, Elizabeth; sons, James and John; oldest daughter, Jean; daughters. Executors, wife, Samuel Jackson, James Best. Proved. Best refuses to qualify. Others qualify.
Description: Executor
Book_Date: WB12-164
Prove Date: 27 May 1816
--Janiejac 10:27, 4 September 2010 (EDT)

I'll create a page for him in Old Augusta, and perhaps start a Jackson surname tapestry. That way I can add in a Notebook to capture this information in a way that will be accessible in the future. (Not likely that anyone would find it on this general talk page, except by chance.) If you are pursueing Jackson's elsewhere, and think there may be a connection here (probably is someway or another), then you might want to consider working within the tapestry concept to record your information. The main advantage is that it allows you to cross connect information, accessing data from whatever location you happen to be within the Tapestry, without haveing to remember exactly where you put it. (ie, on this talk page). Instead, there would be a notebook for Samuel Jackson for instance, and anytime you were in the Jackson portion of the tapestry, that would be available to you through the tapestry menu. Just click "Notebooks" for example, and you'd get a list of whatever Jackson related notebooks had been created. makes it easier to recover hard won data. This aspect of the Tapestry hasn't been much implemented in Old Augusta, though its in the planning. You might check Kilgore Tapestry to see an example currently being developed.

This will be interesting to see how it develops. Yes, I 'collect' Jacksons. I've put some of the Stafford & Prince William Jacksons on WeRelate but I have not tried yet to upload my main Jackson database. Too large and I don't know how to divide it up. And no time to devote to cleaning up the pages. The Prince William study of Jacksons was occasioned by finding that they are connected by DNA to Jacksons originating from Long Island Robert Jackson (1) but we've never found the connection. Finally decided it was probably a second immigration. Please let me know when the page is created; I'll want to watch it! --Janiejac 11:36, 4 September 2010 (EDT)

Jackson Tapestry [6 September 2010]

Janie

I've added starter pages for a Jackson Tapestry. The main page is at Jackson Tapestry. I've also added an Old Augusta specific page Old Augusta Jackson Tapestry, from which point we can collect and organize information on the Jacksons in Old Augusta. Note the links to various subpages, including one for a Jackson Notebook. that's currently the only live link, but it contains the information you provided.


I've never explored the Jackson Surname, in Old Augusta or elsewhere in the Tapestry, so I've no clue as to how intensive their presence was. Since DeliJim has not picked up on them as yet, I suspect that there were few Jacksons in the area during the time period of our interest. I'm not surprised, though by your comments about the numbers of Jacksons in Prince William and elsewhere. Both Jim and I have mostly focused on west of the Blue Ridge, and Old Chester to the north, but we know, of course, that settlers came into Old Augusta, and further south along the Tapestry path, from Eastern Virginia. We've even got a start at a Tapestry or two in that area (e.g., Old Germana) in that area, but haven't been able to focus there.

In the next day or so I'll add some starter information on the main Jackson Tapestry page, similar to what's now found on the Cowan Tapestry page. Q 21:25, 5 September 2010 (EDT)

This looks great to me! I've never read Chalkley before but google has it available - and Chalkley has lots of Jacksons! I doubt if this is my line, but I went into fishing mode and started a database for them. I may not spend a lot of time on them, but I'll get what I can reasonably do and then upload and perhaps you can fit it into your format however you want. Will that work? I notice that in a few of the deeds, Chalkley mentions neighboring land owners, so possibly that will be good. Their land was on Jackson River . . . --Janiejac 11:17, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
Will that work? Absolutely!! The hardest part of doing this is capturing the data. Once captured, it can be easily reformatted to meet whatever need might come to hand. But getting it into WeRelate in the first place is the hard part---the time consuming part. If you're willing to get the stuff into a page somewhere, I can certainly take the time to format it.
At some point, as you see how this works for you, you may find it useful to add your Jackson data for Prince William and points to the east of the Allegheny's. The real advantage of doing things like this is that once captured, and linked in the tapestry system, information becomes much easier to revist, refind, and work with. You don't have to remember what exactly you found, or where you placed it. If the linkages are working right, the idea is that you can navigate to things, and perhaps rediscover the hard won data that you once discovered, but have completely forgotten. Should you wish to go there, I'd be happy to help set you up, or lend other assistance. Q 11:27, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
Thanks, I think I'd like to do that. I've uploaded some of the Prince William Jacksons but they need updating. As far as I can tell no one except Jack McAnally and I have worked on these particular Jacksons. We transcribed deeds and wills so we have a lot documented and a couple of good conjectures. (I tried to put a timeline of PWC info on WE, but I spent more time trying to get the page to look right than I did doing the research! I'm wiki-challenged.) But I'll focus on Augusta County right now and get back with you later for the PWC info. --Janiejac 14:18, 6 September 2010 (EDT)
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