About Samuel Jackson, Jr.
From Jane Jackson Kimble and Jack McAnally's page on Samuel Jackson, Jr.:
Name: Samuel Jackson Jr.
Given Name: Samuel
Birth: 1756 in Prince William Co., Virginia 1
Death: 12 Mar 1844 in Morgan Co., Illinois 1
Residence: 1798 (age 42) Mason Co., Kentucky 1
Residence: 1820 (age 64) Floyd Co., Indiana 1
Residence: 1840 (age 86) Morgan, Illinois 2
Residence: 1775 (age 19) Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia 1
Samuel is mentioned as a son in the 1785 Will of his father Samuel Jackson of Prince William County, Virginia. He is also mentioned as Samuel, son of Samuel, in a 1783 court case.
A gravestone is erected for Samuel Jackson in Franklin cemetery, Franklin, Illinois but the information on it does not agree with the pension application. The data on this site is taken from the papers on file in the Revolutionary War claim for Pension R5529.
The following abstract was transcribed from a letter written Jan 3, 1938 to Judge J. W. Jackson of Kennebec, South Dakota from A. D. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator.
"The data contained herein were obtained from the papers on file in the Revolutionary War claim for pension, R.5529, based upon the military service of Samuel Jackson in that war.
"Samuel Jackson was born in Prince William County, Virginia, in 1756, day, month and the names of his parents are not shown.
"While a resident of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, Samuel Jackson elisted in September 1775, served as private in Captain Cuthbert Harrison's Company, Colonel William Grayson's Virginia Regiment and in Captain Jonathan Furguson's Virginia Company and was in the battle at Long Bridge, Norfolk; length of service 10 months. He enlisted in July 1776 for during the war, in Captain Thomas West's Company in the Third Virginia Regiment and was attached to Captain Philip Lee's Company, Colonel Weedon's Third Virginia Regiment and marched to Alexandria thence to Baltimore, then started for Philadelphia, on the way there was taken sick, unable to march, was put in a baggage wagon which upset and he was injured and disabled for service, returned home on parole and was unfit for further military duty during the war.
"He was allowed pension on his application executed March 3, 1834 while a resident of Floyd County, Indiana.
He died March 12, 1844 in Morgan County, Illinois.
"Soldier married in the spring of 1782 in Culpeper County*, Virginia, Vashti, who died September 28, 1846 in Morgan County, Illinois, aged 83 years.
"Children of Samuel Jackson and his wife, Vashti, living in 1855 were: Lucy Stansberry, Nancy Daniels, Polly Weldon, Charles Jackson, Zepheniah Jackson, John Jackson and Kessiah Wright, aged 53 years and a resident of Morgan County, Illinois. In the same year her husband Reuben Wright was aged 64 years.
"In 1855 one Benjamin F. Wright and one Mildred Wright made affidavit in Morgan County, Illinois, their ages or relationship to the family not stated. There are no further family data."
--end of letter--
- Subsequent research has determined that the dates and even the marriage location is subject to Samuel's failing memory of just when he moved. His marriage record to Vashti was found in the records of Fauquier County (1777), not in Culpepper in 1782.
1749 the county of Culpeper formed
1756 Samuel b in Prince William Co, Virginia
1759 Prior to 1759 Prince Wm Co included all of the area that became Fauquier Co in 1759
1775 enlisted age 19, residence Dumfries, Prince William Co., Virginia
1775 calculated birth date of son Charles, so perhaps there was a unknown first marriage
1777 Samuel, age 21, m Vashti in Fauquier Co according to Fauquier records
1782 Samuel, age 26, m Vashti in Culpeper Co. Virginia according to his pension application.
(Culpeper is directly west of Fauquier)
1783, 1784 & 1786 John Seale brought suit against Samuel, s/o Samuel, for the value of a gun Sam refused to return.
1785 Samuel and his son Charles are mentioned in his father Samuel's will written in 1785
1790 there is no federal census for 1790 for Virginia - destroyed
1792 Kentucky became a state
1792 Samuel and his brother Francis lease adjoining parcels of land in Prince Wm Co. see abstract below
1798 left Virginia, moved to Mason Co., Kentucky
1800 there is no federal census for 1800 in Kentucky - destroyed
1810 Census Mason Co., KY Samuel, wife and 10 children
1820 left Mason Co, moved to Floyd Co., Indiana; rec'd pension in Floyd Co in 1834
1840 was on the 1840 census in Morgan Co., Illinois; unknown exactly when he moved there.
1792 Jun 4 DB Y: pgs 148-153 Samuel & Vashti (Grinnan) and their son Charles lease land from Martin Cockburn. this indicates Charles is oldest son. Samuel leases Lot #4, Samuel's brother Francis has adjoining Lot (# n/g), Anthony Buchner has Lot #2. Deed witnesses for Samuel Jackson: Francis Jackson, Martin T. Hancock & Anthony Buckner. Witnesses for Martin Cockburn: James Muschett, Mungo Hancock & Charles Tyler.
(There is mentioned in WPA Historical Inventory a history of Jackson's Mill Site on Lot #10 but I don't have plot of any of these lots. "There does not seem to be any information as to who this Jackson family was or from whence it came, but some old records at the Court House at Manassas have yielded what may be a clue, as in 1766 there are deeds of lease and release of a tract of land between Francis Jackson and Thomas Borston, that could very well have been this tract or near it.")
NOTE: Borston "Boyd Stone" our 1766 doc!
NOTE: This 1792 lease is a straight lease with no accompanying release, so Samuel had no intention of buying the land at this time. A transcription of this deed is available upon request to the webmaster. On the original copy by the clerk there was written the name of a son Samuel but that name was lined through and Charles written in place of Samuel.
Samuel and his wife are listed on the 1840 Morgan Co., Illinois census, both ages between 80 and 90 years old. Samuel is also listed as a veteran receiving pension, age 86. Samuel is head of household with no one else except his wife living with him. Adjacent to his home are two families named Wright, James and Abner. Living with James Wright, younger, is another pensioned veteran, James Wright, age 84. The Jackson and Wright families appear to have intermarried and may have migrated together.
1810 Census Mason Co., Kentucky Samuel Jackson
children under 10 2 3 1800-1810
ten thru 15 2 1 1795-1800
16 thru 25 1 1 1785-1794
over 45 Samuel
Total persons 12
According to the above letter to the Judge, only 7 of the above children were still living in 1855 so the names of the other children are unknown.
Change Date: 26 Jan 2010 at 11:13:57
Father: Samuel Jackson Sr. b: ABT 1720
Marriage 1 First Wife Unknown
1. Charles Jackson b: ABT 1775 in Virginia
Marriage 2 Vashti Grinnan b: ABT 1763 in Fauquier Co., Virginia
Married: 1782 in Culpeper Co., Virginia (see note) 1 3
Note: Post-em left on a rootsweb chart by Sadie Sparks:
"Fauquier Co, Va-Marriages Elizabeth Grinnan (Greening) (M) George Davis Dec. 17, 1770 Sec: Samuel Jackson Vashti Grinnan (Greening) (M) Samuel Jackson, Aug 11, 1777-Wit: George Davis-This couple moved to KY, where all their children were born, Samuel died in Morgan Co, Ill 1844 and Vashti died in 1846 Morgan Co, Illinois. She was the daughter of Thomas Greening and Mary (Duncan) Hackley, widow, who was daughter of Robert Duncan who left will in Culpeper Co., Virginia."
This Aug 11, 1777 was the date of the bond, not the actual ceremony according to Fauquier Early Marriages posted here: http://usgwarchives.net/va/fauquier.htm And ALT date of marriage (and location) is taken from Samuel's pension application "Soldier married in the spring of 1782 in Culpeper County, Virginia, Vashti, who died September 28, 1846 in Morgan County, Illinois, aged eighty-three years." This calculates her marriage to be at age 19 which sounds more logical. But no online record has been found for this date or location. I'm told that a marriage at age 14 wasn't that unusual during that time period.
This later date of marriage of 1782 is found in DAR application #689407 with no location or other information.
1. Nancy Jackson b: 1785 in Virginia
2. Zephaniah Jackson b: ABT 1786 in Virginia
3. John Jackson
4. Kessiah Jackson b: ABT 1803 in Mason Co., Kentucky
5. Lucy Jackson b: ABT 1803 in Mason Co., Kentucky
6. Polly Jackson b: ABT 1804 in Kentucky
1. Title: Pension Application R5529 Samuel Jackson
Publication: Abstracted to letter to Judge J. W. Jackson, Kennebec, South Dakota 3 Jan 1938
Note: Copy of application can be found at http://www.footnote.com. Copy of letter to the Judge is In possession of Janie Jackon Kimble, John (Jackson) McAnally and Bob Mitchell.
2. Title: 1840 Census at ancestry.com
Page: Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 66; Page: 391.
Text: Birth date: abt 1754Birth place: Residence date: 1 June 1840Residence place: Morgan, Illinois, USA
3. Title: DAR application #689407
4. Title: Will
Page: Prince Wm Virginia WB G; pgs 334-335
Note: Samuel Jackson's will proved 6 Mar 1786 in Prince William Co., Virginia
Samuel Jackson, Jr.'s Timeline
Prince William County, Province of Virginia
Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
Virginia, United States
Virginia, United States
February 12, 1796
Kentucky, United States
Mason County, Kentucky, United States
Mason County, Kentucky, United States
Kentucky, United States
March 12, 1844
Morgan County, Illinois, United States