1779 October 14
The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol., 30, No 3, pgs 180, 181 and 182 gives a list of petitioners of Prince William County, County, Virginia. I have culled the names of all Jacksons who signed the petition as of 14, October 1779. There are no Jacksons on page 182. So there were 3 men named Samuel, 3 men named Francis, 1 George and 1 John. Dates are my attempt to tie these names to document dates in this list.
Jackson in Virginia TimeLine
Samuel Jackson who had land in 1694
1664 Stafford County formed
1688 13 Feb Bill of Sale SAMUELL JACKSON giveath unto his Daughter ELIZABETH JACKSON one horse. (Could a minor own a horse? If she's 21 and he was 25 when he married, Samuel could have been born by 1642. If he lived to age 80, he was prob deceased by 1722. Of course, he could have been a lot older when Elizabeth was born.)
1694 25 Sep 200A was conveyed by said Andrew GIBSON to Samuel JACKSON (later sold by grandson Francis to Tebbs in 1766; mentioned in a Tebbs deed in 1788.)
1728/1729 Samuel Jackson owned or leased land in Stafford Co adjoining Philemon Walters "on a branch of Quantico" . (from rootsweb chart of Michael Marshall) I believe this same land is later described as being in PWC – PWC not formed until 1731
Copied from http://genforum.genealogy.com/carter/messages/19307.html "Samuel Jackson, in area by 1688 and living as late as 1695 in Stafford Co., Virginia. Wife unknown. His property is now located within the Quantico military base."
Francis Jackson dec'd by 1723 s/o Samuel
Francis Jackson Will 1781/2
1781 December 10, WB G, Page 142-145 Will of Francis Jackson, Prince William County, probated 7 January, 1782. (#3)
1 Nov 1778 Frances gave a deed to his son Samuel for 242 acres on a branch of Occoquan River called the Cabin Branch, excepting a one-half acre piece which is 'already appointed for a burying place.' Francis' wife, Sarah C. Jackson gave her consent for deeding this parcel to Samuel.
Bond was posted 7 Jan 1782 for Sam Jackson Jr. and William Fielder, Executors of Will of Francis Jackson. Those posting bond were Sam Jackson Jr. William Fielder, John McMillion and Stephen Howison.
A 1799 Deed Recorded DB Z: pgs 538 & 539, Prince William circuit Court Archives from Francis Jackson, son of Frances and Sarah Ridley, has the following proving paragraph. Francis is selling property to Margaret Evins (Evans) and Stafford Mathews which he inherited through his mother: "being part of tract of land granted to William Ridley by the Proprietor of the Northern Neck and bequeathed by said Ridley in the year 1751 to his two daughters and their heirs Elizabeth and Sarah Ridley who intermarried with Charles Cornwell and Frances Jackson, that is to say Elizabeth to Cornwell and Sarah to Jackson which said land was divided between said Cornwell and Jackson at their request by the County Surveyor in the year 1770; the said Francis Jackson and Sarah his wife being both dead, their said parts now lawfully belonging to their son, Francis Jackson . . ."
1771 Feb 4 Jane Jackson, James Gwatkins and John Lynn put up bond for Jane Jackson, Administrix of Charles Jackson deceased.
Samuel Jackson who married Mary Farrow and wrote his will in 1815
Samuel Jackson who wrote his will in 1785
Samuel Jackson, Junr s/o Sam 1785
George Jackson s/o Sam 1785
John Jackson s/o Sam 1785
Francis Jackson s/o Sam 1785
Nancy Jackson d/o Sam 1785