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Welcome to the Jackson family branch. My branch of the Jackson family hails from English roots and can be traced back to Robert Jackson, co-founder of Hempstead, New York.

Robert was born in 1615/1620 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. He died in 1683 in Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, New York. He is believed to have been married three times, his first wife's name is unknown and they had four children: Mary, John, Samuel and Martha.

His second wife was a Miss Washburne daughter of William and Jane Washburne. They had two daughters, Sarah and another that died as a child.

His third wife was the widow Agnes Puddington.

Quote from Jacob Milton Bergen, Sr. Family of Long Island, New York, by William Swayer Bergen, Appendix D, pg 282: Robert settled in Stamford in 1640. They left with others and moved to Hempstead in 1644 under the Dutch rule. There they were granted patents for land by Gov. Kiefe 16 Nov 1644. From there, he was a settler of Jamaica LI, NY in 1656. He moved back to Hempstead in 1658 where lands were granted to him. He was appointed a constable in 1671.

It is recorded at Find-a-Grave that Robert was buried at the Old Jackson Family Graveyard, Jerusalem, Queens County (which is now Wantagh, Nassau County) though no tombstone is found there. Most of the old stones are gone or so worn to be illegible. Memorial# 80750689

While his descendants have spread throughout the world, all Jackson’s are encouraged to join the Jackson DNA Projectin hopes of making a connection.

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