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Genealogy of the Jackson and Associated Families


Generation 2
Children of Ralph Jackson and Leah Williams


D. William/Williams Jackson


     William/Williams Jackson was probably born in Virginia, although some researchers place his birth in Cowick, Snaith, Yorkshire, England. Given the approximate birth date of William and his father's known whereabouts at that time, it seems highly unlikely that William's birth took place outside of Virginia.  He married Sarah (Mary) Burton, daughter of John Burton (~1664 - ?) about 1715 in Virginia. Sarah is believed to have been born in Henrico County, Virginia. Both Williams and Sarah passed away in Dale Parish, Henrico County, Virginia.1,2,3,4,5,25


Timeline of William/Williams Jackson and Sarah/Mary Burton


27 Oct. 170819,35

Henrico County, Virginia Wills, page 189
Will of Ralph Jackson
To each of my sons, 100 acres on north side of Swift Creek and to take their choice as they come of age. My wife to have her third part of my land where she sees fit. To daughter Elizabeth Perkinson, two young ewes. Each child to have a cow apiece. Wife to be sole executrix.
Dated 27 Oct. 1708
Wit: John Worsham, John Worsham, Jr., William Worsham
Recorded 1 Sept. 1709

9 July 172425

The Jacksons of Lower Virginia, Evelyn Duke Brandenburger

Patent Book 12, page 66
Williams Jackson of Prince George County 149 acres in Prince George County on both sides of Cattail Swamp.

17 Sept. 173125

The Jacksons of Lower Virginia, Evelyn Duke Brandenburger

Patent Book 14, page 337
Francis Rice, 276 acres (new land) in Henrico County on south side of Swift Creek adjoining Moses Ferguson and William Jackson

28 Sept. 173225

The Jacksons of Lower Virginia, Evelyn Duke Brandenburger

Patent Book 14, page 492
William(s) Jackson of Henrico County, 451 acres in Prince George County on north side of Flatt Creek below Neal’s Branch on line of “his brother Ralph Jackson” to north side of Mayes Branch.

2 July 173325,48

The Jacksons of Lower Virginia, Evelyn Duke Brandenburger

Henrico County, Virginia, Deeds 1706 - 1737, page 399
James Moor and Leah his wife of Henrico County, Virginia sold to Daniel Jackson of Prince George County for 5 100 acres on the north side of Swift Creek which Leah had from her father John Jackson, Dec’d, next to William Jackson and Joseph Jackson. John Nash was one of the witnesses.

26 Nov. 173838

Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia Part Two 1737 - 1781, page 1095
Will of Williams Jackson of Dale Parish
To son Mathew 150 acres in Henrico County on south side of Swift Creek, upon Licking Creek, where he lately lived and 1 negro after death of his mother Sarah Jackson; to son William 177 acres in Amelia County on Mayes Branch on lower side, and 1 negro; To son John, 200 acres in Amelia on lower end of my survey on Beaver Pond Branch, negro and items; To cousin Thomas Neal, son of Thomas Neal, 200 acres; To my friend John Brown all of my land on Mayes Branch, part of a survey of 260 acres, Rest of land on upper side of Mayes Branch to my son Francis, 200 acres, plus 1 negro and items; To son Mark,100 acres on north side of Swift Creek on upper end of land where I live, 1 negro and items; To son Thomas, all land and plantation where I live, also 80 acres on Licking Creek, at lower end of his brother Mathew’s line, and 1 negro
To daughter Ruth Moor, 1 shilling
To daughter Agnes Jones, 1 cow & calf
To wife Sarah, use of all above Negroes and my plantation during widowhood and to be executrix
Dated 26 Nov. 1738
Wit: John Green, John Blankenship and William Turner
Recorded 5 Sept. 1739

1 Sept. 173925,38

The Jacksons of Lower Virginia, Evelyn Duke Brandenburger

Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia Part Two 1737 - 1781, September Court 1739, Henrico County, Virginia Miscellaneous Records, Vol. 4, page 89
Sarah Jackson produced the will of William Jackson, proved by oath of John Blankenship and William Turner, two witnesses; John Nunnally and John Blankenship, sec.

16 Aug. 174646

Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1737 – 1750
Mark Jackson of Dale Parish, Henrico Co., to Thomas Franklin, Jr. of same for 15, 130 acres; being part of 490 acres granted 15 March 1735 to Williams Jackson
Wit: Ralph (R) Jackson, John (S) Stuart, John Green, Patience (W) Sudbury, Martha Jackson
Signed: Mark Jackson
Recorded 1st Monday Aug. 1746

3 Aug. 174934

Chesterfield County, Virginia Deeds, 1749 – 1756, page 16
William Graves, Sr. and Elizabeth his wife of Chesterfield Co., to Alexander Smith of King & Queen Co., for 15, 100 acres on south side of Swift Creek, next to William Norris, William Jackson, Ralph Jackson and Thomas Franklin, it being part of a greater tract known as “The Iron Mine”.
Wit: Joseph Powers, William Graves, Jr., William Graves, Thomas Franklin
Recorded: 4 Aug. 1749

3 Jan. 175247

Amelia County, Virginia Deed Books 3 - 4, Deed Book 4, page 287
This indenture made the third day of January in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty two between John Jackson of the county of Amelia of the one part and Alexander Roberts of the same county of the other part
Witnesseth that the said John Jackson for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and twenty pounds currant money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Alexander Roberts the receipt of the said John Jackson doth hereby acknowledge he hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Alexander Roberts and his heirs and assigns forever on certain tract or par cell of land lying and being in the said county of Amelia on the bever pond branch of Deep Creek and joining Thomas Neale’s William Marshalls and James Longs lines and bounded as followeth to wit
Beginning at James Longs upper corner ash upon the said branch thence along a line of marked trees to Thomas Neales line thence East thirty eight degrees south two hundred and eight poles to a corner in the said Neale’s lines thence North thirty five degrees east one hundred and ninety four poles to two corner white oaks upon bever pond branch and thence up the said branch as it meanders to the beginning containing by estimation two hundred acres being part of one survey granted to William Jackson by Satarn (?) with all houses woods waters and water courses thereunto belonging or in any wise pertaining and all the right title claim and demand whatsoever of him the said John Jackson of in or to the same or any part there of to have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land and premises with there and every of their apertenances unto the said Alexander Roberts his heirs and assigns forever and the said John Jackson doth for himself and his heirs covenant and agree to and with the said Alexander Roberts that he the said John Jackson the above granted land and _(?) _(?_ unto the said Alexander Roberts to his heirs and
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_(?) will warrant and forever defend by _(?) will witness whereof the said John Jackson hath hereunto set his hand seal the day and year given (?) above
Signed Selaed and Delivered in the Presents of us
Burton John Jackson
John Trabue seal
John Fergusson
Memorandum that on the forth day of January 1752 2 wit and piseably (?) prosession and Lezon (?) of the within mentioned land was taken by the within named Jackson by him delivered to the within named Alexander Roberts according to the form and effect of the within written deed.
Burton John Jackson
John Trabue seal
John Fergusson
At a court held for Amelia County the 26 day of March 1752 John Jackson presented and acknowledged this his deed with livery and sowen (?) endorsed unto Alexander Roberts and ordered to be recorded Sarah the wife of the said John being first privately examined and voluntarily assenting thereunto relinquished her right of dower in the land by the said deed
Samuel Cobb clk

13 Feb. 175239

Chesterfield County, Virginia Court Orders, 1749 – 1752
The petition brought by Sarah Jackson against William Sparrill is ordered to be dimissed, the parties failing to appear.

23 Feb. 175425

The Jacksons of Lower Virginia, Evelyn Duke Brandenburger

Chesterfield County, Virginia Will Book 1, page 208
Will of ? Burton
He gave his wife Elizabeth the land and the plantation he lived on and movable estate for life and after her death said plantation to William Shapperd Junr; to son John’s heirs 5 shillings; to sons Thomas, Samuel, James; to daughters Sarah Jackson, Elizabeth Tirpin, Susannah Tanner, Febue Johnson, Ann Burton, Ezar Burton, and granddaughter Arrobello Burton each one shilling. His wife was appointed executrix and the witnesses were John Baker, Robert Cayce and Sarah Baker

5 Jan. 176150

Amelia County, Virginia, Deed Book 7, page 391
from Joseph Jackson of Chesterfield County to William Jackson of Amelia for 100 a certain tract of land of 177 acres in Amelia on the upper side of Flat Creek which is now part of the 354 acre tract whereon the said William Jackson now lives and which was patented to William Jackson, decd, and it is the same land that the said Joseph Jackson purchased of Mathew Jackson, son and heir of William Jackson, decd, as per the said Joseph Jackson’s deed from the said Mathew Jackson recorded in Amelia on March 15, 1750. The land adjoins John Brown, Nicholas Hudson, James Chappel, Christopher Ford, Stewart Farley and the said William Jackson.
Signed Joseph (his mark) Jackson.
Wit. Edmd Booker, Francis Jackson, Nicholas Hudson, Mathew Jackson.
Recorded Feb. 26, 1761 after Martha, the wife of the said Joseph Jackson, and Ann, the wife of Mathew Jackson, personally appeared in court and relinquished their right of dower.

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