Welcome to Quilted Family Trees: A place where families are stitched together.

This web site is dedicated to remembering and honoring our heritage. It hosts my Jackson and Gross family lines. My earliest known Jackson ancestor is Robert Jackson and my earliest known Gross ancestor is Calvin J. Gross.

Fellow Jackson descendants should note that this website is currently a companion site to Janie Jackson Kimble's website "Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York" and will eventually serve as its replacement. Janie and I have worked together for many years as co-collaborators and will continue to do so on this site.

Why the name Quilted Family Trees?

Throughout history, quilts have been enjoyed by people for many different reasons. Quilts provide warmth, beauty and signs of our heritage. Just as quilts provide clues to our history, this site allows researchers to come together and share their family's quilt square. Through bloodlines, marriage and even adoption, we are stitched together just like a quilt. We all have a story to remember and stories to tell. It's our hope that you'll sit down and tell those stories with all of us so they'll be preserved for future generations.

This web site is an effort to enable distant cousins to have a place to gather together to look for their connections and add to their family tree. Along with my own research, I have benefited from information that was generously submitted by these cousins and fellow researchers. So Welcome! Come sit on the quilt under the family tree and reminisce. We'd love to get better acquainted and hear about your side of the family. Explore our site, then drop me an email to tell me where you fit in. And perhaps you can fill in a lot of holes for all of us too! I hope you will find a connection here and contact me so your family can be added or updated in our family database. The more we share, the more we know!!

Come back often to see what's new and bring the rest of your family too!

******************************LATEST NEWS**********************************

23 Sep 2019 - Jackson family file updated. CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW located on the top left of the page. There are over 22,000 Jackson descendants in this file.

5 June 2018 - Gross family file updated. CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW located on the top left of the page.

ATTENTION: - If you have photos to share, please send them to me at email: jerald.gross@gmail.com

Have a suggestion or clarification? - Click on Suggest located on each individual page right behind the Timeline tab at the top of the page.

********************IMPORTANT Jackson Family DNA NEWS**********************

Presently there are some branches of this clan that have been linked to our Patriarch Robert Jackson of Hempstead through DNA testing, but are still needing verification by paper.

1. Samuel Jackson Irish Revolutionary Soldier, d Greene, PA research conducted by Mike Jackson, John McAnally & J. Kimble.

URL: https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mike173294

2. Samuel Jackson and Vashti Greening of Stafford, Va. Research by John McAnally (rootsweb.com)

URL: https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SRCH&db=neck2017&surname=J

3. John Lynn and Isabelle Fristoe of Prince William & Fauquier, Va, Research by Mark Lynn (ancestry.com)

URL: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/5694545/person/6287677913/facts

Contact Us

email imageIf you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

**************Family Facebook Pages**********************

I encourage Gross Family member to join the Facebook page, Descendants of Calvin J. and Elizabeth Jane (Tharp) Gross.

I encourage Jackson Family member to join the Facebook page, Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.


For many years, Janie Jackson Kimble and I have enjoyed the thrill of the hunt while researching our family's heritage. Like family researchers such as Oscar Burton Robbins, Virgil Allen and many more before us, we have made discoveries, confirmations and corrected many records. Our journey has allowed us to connect with many researchers and members of our family to keep our heritage alive. Fifteen years ago, we decided to start bringing our family history to the masses via the world wide web. Janie did a marvelous job as the chief webmaster at http://www.jacksonfamilygenealogy.com/ and the time has come to evolve that page and change it's focus. I am including Janie's message below that speaks of our official transition. I will take over as the caretaker of the Jackson main database and offer it here on my site in it's entirity. I look forward to continuing our search together. Our continued thanks go out to all that have collaborated and donated records to our family's history. As a History teacher, let me remind you of a familiar quote, "Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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