Person:John Jackson (244)

John Jackson
b.1 Jun 1680
Facts and Events
Name John Jackson
Gender Male
Birth[3][2] 1 Jun 1680
Residence[2] From 1710 Virginia, United States
Marriage Bef 15 Feb 1715/16 to Mary Werrell
Death[2][3] 12 Oct 1770 Albemarle, Sussex, Virginia, United States

John Jackson came to Virginia about 1710, according to information provided by his son Robert in the record of John's death[2]. In 1724, John received land in a part of Surry County that later became part of Brunswick County. By 1747, he was living in Albemarle Parish, Surry County (later Sussex County).[2]

There is no known relationship between this John Jackson and other Jacksons of Brunswick County (specifically John Jackson, Ambrose Jackson and Ralph Jackson).

The identity of John's father is uncertain, but he was probably the William Jackson whose 1710/11 verbal will (recorded in Surry County, Virginia) divided his estate between his wife and his sons John, George, William and Samuel.[1] The identity of John's wife and father-in-law are also uncertain. However, it is known that a John "Woard" (probably John Werrell) left most of his estate to Mary Jackson, wife of John Jackson.[1]

1770 - Register of Albermarle Parish, p. 321. John Jackson, aged 90 died 12 Oct 1770; informer: Robert Jackson. He was born June 1, 1680 and came to Virginia in 1710. Charles Leath, aged 83, died __Oct 1770; informer Robert Jackson. Born in Virginia, "They (John Jackson and Charles Leath) were neighbors for 70 years and I am told, never had an angry word together."

Sussex County, Va, Will Bk. B, 1764-1771, p. 275-6. WILL OF JOHN JACKSON: In the name of God Amen. I John Jackson of the Parish of Albermarle of the County of Sussex, being aged weak and infirm of body but of perfect sense memory and judgement do make and ordain this my last will and testament.

I bequeath my soul unto God hoping at the general resurrection to have that reunited to my body and with both to enter into eternal happiness by my dear Redeemer, Jesus Christ. My body I desire may be buried according to the decent rites of our Holy Church, the Church of England of which I have ever professed myself a member.

And as touching what worldly goods it has pleased Almighty God to bestow on me (after my just debts and funeral charges are paid) I dispose of in a manner and to the purpose following:

FIRST I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Eckles one negro woman slave named Nan to her and her heirs.

Also, I give and bequeath unto my son James Jackson one negro fellow named Fountain now in his possession to him and his heirs.

Also, I give and bequeath unto my son Charles one negro boy named Fountain [same name as the older slave above] and likewise my negro fellow Sharper to him and his heirs.

Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughter-in-law Amey Jackson, widow of Thomas Jackson, decd., the use and profits of my negro man Tom(?), during her natural life and my will further is that after the death of the said Amey Jackson the said slave be sold and the money arising from the sale thereof to be equally divided among the children of my son Thomas decd. or as many as shall be then living.

Also, I give and bequeath unto Mary Waller who now lives with me ten pounds current money, my best bed and furniture of bedstead, a spinning wheel and cards, my grey mare, a copper coffee pot and further I give to the said Mary Waller during her natural life a negro fellow named Abram and my will is that after her death, the said negro man Abram shall descend to my grandson John Jackson, son of Charles Jackson, to him and his heirs, I likewise give and bequeath to said Mary Waller a trunk, a side saddle and all her wearing apparel.

Also, I give and bequeath unto each of my sons Robert and John Jackson one shilling current money to be paid them by the executor of this my last will and testament.

Also, the residue of my estate (after the legacies heretofore and hereafter mentioned are paid and satisfied) of what kind soever whether real or personal I desire may be arising therefrom to be equally divided between the persons following, viz, Edward Jackson, Susanna Tucker, Charles Jackson, William Jackson, Mary Eckles, and James Jackson and if any of these my six sons and daughters should die before me my will is that the eldest child of such shall be entitled to the share here mentioned.

I do hereby nominate James Greenway my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do further allow give and bequeath unto the said Greenway one hundred pounds current money for his trouble in executing and performing this my last will and testament as witness my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of August one thousand seven hundred and seventy.

Signed sealed and published by the above said John Jackson as his last will and testament before the persons underwritten who in his presence and at his reuqest witness the same: James Butler, Reuben Jackson, John (X) Jackson, Joel Tucker, William (X) Wilkerson.

At court held for Sussex County on the 10th day October 1770, The last will and testament of John Jackson, dec’d was presented into Court by James Greenway, the executor therein named who made oath thereto as the law orders and the same was proved by the oaths of Joel Tucker and William Wilkerson, two of the witnesses thereto and by the Court ordered to be recorded and on the motion of the said executor certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Teste Augustine Clairborne, C. S. C.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke, and Clara Jackson Martin. The Jacksons of Lower Virginia. Virginia Genealogist (Dorman, John Frederick). (1986-1989), 33:295.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Brandenberger, Evelyn Duke, and Clara Jackson Martin. The Jacksons of Lower Virginia. Virginia Genealogist (Dorman, John Frederick). (1986-1989), 33:296-97.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Will of John Jackson of Sussex County, Virginia. (Albemarle Parish, Sussex, Virginia), Will Bk B, p. 275-6.