What's New (past 30 days)


Here's a list of What's New...Use the drop down menu to view the specific family.

The notes below are specific to the Gross file.

Updated vital information on Tina Thomas, Dorothy 'Dottie' Gross Clark, Alice Gross Nichols, Randal Seaver, Kelly Seaver, Helen Gross Triplett and Karen Gross Woodard


The notes below were received from Janie Kimble and are specific to the Jackson file

July 15, thru October 18, 2017 
I have finally updated the rootsweb chart Jacksons Plus Relatives and Neighbors which does contain a lot more than just descendants of Robert of Hempstead.  I'm changing the title of the rootsweb chart to better reflect that the chart contains not just Robert Jackson's line but also other Jackson's I've worked on. When you notice that the Jackson name is capitalized, that means that person is the oldest known Jackson of that lineage.  If you want to see just the descendants of Robert of Hempstead, go to Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees website.  Also, I've added a new item to the Resource page: Reading and deciphering Colonial documents: "What does that say?" 

The Jacksons of Morgan Co., Tennessee (Hempstead line) have been updated to include more burial info and family history info in their notes as written by Robbie Wilson, descendant. Robbie has posted so much info to the Find-a-Grave memorial pages for these folks and has given me permission to copy his work to this site.  And yes, this will include the bio of Darrell Jackson, researcher for these Morgan County folks, whose 2013 demise we just learned about.  This updating of the Morgan county Jacksons also includes MANY ADDITIONS and a few corrections, so if your folks were in Morgan or even Anderson Counties in Tennessee, check them out.  I hope to be posting this also to WeRelate in the coming weeks.

I've worked on a long-standing puzzlement in the family of David C. Jackson (1842-1896) and Mary Frances Stanley of Texas.  I've documented some changes that researchers may want to check out.  Especially read the note in Mary Frances Stanley's' record.

Added quite a few burial locations for descendants of Colman Sellers of Pennsylvania.  This also corrects just a couple of dates.

The lineage of Peter Hoff Jackson is currently in the database and has been recently updated.  But contact with a descendant who has participated in DNA testing has proved that this Peter Hoff Jackson line does not match or connect with the Hempstead line.  I may disconnect Peter's line and post it separately to Rootsweb and to WeRelate, but that has not been done yet.

My theory that transferring the data base to Jerry's site would enable more regularly scheduled updates hasn't panned out as I thought it would.  I thought I could input directly to his site as I worked, but I'm too old to change my ways.  At least now he does the updating when I send it him and so that's one tedious thing I don't have to do and I'd rather be spending my time on research.  A current unfinished project is building a Hempstead Jackson DNA tree which will show on my site.  I think you'll like it when it is ready for publication.  Another unfinished project is the current study on ALL Jacksons in Marion County, West Virginia.  This was motivated by a DNA participant who may have ancestors there.  Testing is still in progress.   (I got NO response from my earlier inquiry about interest in county-wide studies; but I enjoy it anyway and have several in progress.)

July 7, thru July 14, 2017

I was slow to get the news but will pass on the news that Darrell Jackson died in 2013.  Darrell did most of the Morgan County, Tennessee research and encouraged me to copy his online work when he became ill.  I eventually lost touch with him as he no longer responded to emails.  A relative, Robbie Wilson,  who has posted many Morgan County family histories and obits, responded to my email and let me know about Darrell.   Robbie gave me permission to publish his family histories and obits that he has posted to Find-a-Grave and I will copy them as I have time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

I continue to research our Jackson relatives and connections.  But access to the most current data is available on Jerry Gross' Quilted Family Trees website.  Later, data will be posted to rootsweb and some to WeRelate, but for now see Jerry's site.  This is an effort to get updated info to everyone much quicker and an attempt will be made to update Jerry's site more regularly.  I hate to break-up the research in a family just because it is time for an update.  But that has resulted in unacceptably slow updates.    I've continued to work on the family of Joseph Tompkins (1820-1879 TN), grandson of Elizabeth Jackson and James Tompkins.  This was started before the last update and just needed finishing. I've discovered that I cited but failed to transcribe census work for early Warren County, Ohio Jacksons. So I've filled in some census records into the notes. A beginning but more could be done. 

You may notice that my Jackson Family Genealogy site is still 'Under Construction'.  Note the addition of more detail about how DNA is resulting in finding more cousins!  And more is planned so stay tuned. 
I know new software and websites are sometimes difficult to get used to but we've found another good feature of The Next Generation software!  A few days ago, Jerry ran a 'Validation Report' on the whole Jackson data base and it is embarrassing to say there were many things that need fixing!  Mostly typos that caused folks to be born after they died or married before they were born.   We'll work on these problem areas but they are not yet fixed and will take some time.   Jerry will run this report rather regularly to catch and correct this type of thing earlier.




 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Tree   Last Modified 
Hartshorne, Katharine 
b. 2 May 1682  Middletown, , New Jersey  Robert Jackson 29 Oct 2017
Jackson, Kenneth Harrison 
   Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Jackson, Carolyn A. 
   Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Jackson, Harrison 'Harry' Lincoln 
b. 1 Jun 1910  Kansas  Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Jackson, Frank H. 
b. Abt 1923  Kansas  Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Jackson, Cleota Fay 
b. 1921  Kansas  Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
McCulla, Mr. 
   Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Adkinson, Hattie Alice 
b. 19 Oct 1883  Tennessee  Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Jackson, Margaret 
b. 24 Dec 1745  Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey  Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017
Jackson, Charles 
b. 1 Mar 1738  Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey  Robert Jackson 28 Oct 2017

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Tree   Last Modified 
     I4537  Martha Lane    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I4785  Caroline Unknown    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I6272  Marietta Belle Jackson    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I8381  Mariah Unknown    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I9353  Mariah (Unknown) Sutphin    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I9588  Annie Unknown    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I10224  Nancy Jane 'Aunt Janie' Jackson    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I11305  Martha Ann Patterson    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I11694  Asebith-Asenith 'Cena' McGlothin    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017
     I11893  Joy Denise Jackson    Robert Jackson 1 Nov 2017