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John Jackson

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Prince William County, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Bath County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Jackson and Wife of Samuel Jackson
Husband of Chloe Ann Jackson (Calvert)
Father of William Evan Jackson; Nancy Jackson; Susannah West; Lavina King; John Jackson and 2 others
Brother of Samuel Jackson; Francis Jackson; George Jackson and Nancy Roach

Managed by: Ben M. Angel, still catching up
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About John Jackson

From John McAnally and Jane Jackson Kimble on John Jackson:

ID: I1137

  • Name: John Jackson
  • Surname: Jackson
  • Given Name: John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: in Virginia
  • Death: BEF Feb 1826 in Mt. Sterling, Bath County, Kentucky [1]
  • _UID: 663D72BA22B22E488AC3524CFF1AA96E344A
  • Note: FOR MORE INFORMATION on the descendants of John Jackson and Chloe Ann Calvert see the rootsweb chart of Bob Parkison here:

A possible date for John's birth is given as 1748 by Jackson Family History by Mrs. Frederick (Helen Jackson) Craig. This date is doubtful in light of other records of his activities, but is offered here as a possibility.

John is listed as a son in the 1785 Will of Samuel Jackson. The will does not list any wife or children for John. John is a co-executor of the will with his brother George. This will is in his father's Notes.

A very comprehensive study has been made of the Jacksons in Prince William County, Virginia and based on that study, the conjecture is made that this John, son of Samuel, is the same John Jackson who married Chloe Ann Calvert.

A descendant of John Jackson and Chloe Ann Calvert, Burrell Jackson, had DNA test results which indicated a close relationship to the line of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, New York. Several other descendants of this line also had test results indicative of being closely connected to Robert. So this John, son of Samuel is the only John found in our research who could possibly fit as the husband of Chloe Ann Calvert.

  • 1760 Sep 23 Rachel Jackson is deceased; John Jackson & William Ellzey bonded, John Jackson Administrator PWC Bond Book by Turner, pg 95 (1-59) (It is conjecture that this is John, son of Samuel as no other John has been found as of Dec 2009.)
  • 1761 Jun 23 Dixey Ward is dec'd; Rebecca Ward, John Jackson and Thomas Reno are bound for Rebecca, Executrix. June 23rd 1761 (2-49) PWC Bond Book by Turner, Page 180. (It is conjecture that this is John, son of Samuel as no other John has been found as of Dec 2009.)
  • 1763 Aug 3 Bill of Sale DB Q pgs 77-78 John Jackson sells slave Jenie? a still, cattle & household goods to Allan Macrae, Merchant. I expect he's either raising money for something or preparing to migrate. This Bill of Sale was witnessed by John Calvert and William Dobbie. John Calvert Sr. is the father-in-law of John Jackson who married Chloe Calvert, John Calvert Jr. would have been John's brother-in-law.
  • 1786 Mar 6 John Jackson, George Jackson, John Calvert, John Redmon and James Greenstad are bonded; John and George Jackson are executors for the estate of the above Samuel Jackson 1785. [Turner's Bond Book] Will is recorded WB G 1778-1791. The will was witnessed by Isaac Murphy, Benjamin Mattison and Thomas Mattison. Will provided by Donald Wilson , Virginiana Librarian, at RELIC, Prince William Public Library System, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, VA.
  • 4 April 1786, recorded WB G, pp. 340-342 PWC. In this inventory Samuel is called Samuel Jackson Senior. The appraisers were John Calvert, Redman & Benjamin Mattison/ The inventory is found here:

See 1790 where Samuel executor is selling household items to John Calvert. It is now understood that John Calvert is father of Chloe Ann Calvert, wife of Samuel's son John Jackson.

Quote from the book "Calverts of Virginia", pg 104: "1794 John Calvert of county of Prince William sold to Richard Scott Blackburn and Burr Peyton, slaves William and Fanny and her child, to relieve the bond [on the estate of John Calvert, Sr.] with the said John Calvert, John Jackson and James Roach."

This is an important item as it connects both the Calverts, and John Jackson with John's brother-in-law, James Roach, husband of Nancy Jackson Roach. John Calvert Jr. was brother of John Jackson's wife, Chloe Ann Calvert; therefore, being a brother-in-law to John Jackson.


8 March 1823 John Jackson's Will:

In the name of God Amen Know all men by these presents that I John Jackson of Bath County, Commonwealth of Kentucky, considering the mortality of my body, that it is appointed for all men once to Die, - Do make this my last will & Testament,

  • I order that all my Just Debts be paid and all debts due to me be collected, as Touching what worldly wealth it has pleased God to bless one with, I do will & bequeath in the following manner, viz,
  • I Do bequeath to Clowe my well beloved wife all my property both real and personal of every description whatsoever during her natural life, except such as shall be hereafter named & at her decease I bequeath it be equally divided between my Children, To wit, William, Susannah, Nancy, John, Vainne, Jane & Milly.
  • But if my wife Clowe should marry, then in that event the whole property is to be vested amongst the children, & I order & bequeath to my Daughter, Nancy one Negro boy named Gordon one Bed & furniture, one horse Beast, at 50 Dollars Worth(?)& an equal part with the rest, also I also bequeath to three of my Grandchildren, Milly O. Wyatt, Susannah Pursley & Alen Pursley, to each of whom, I give 50 Dollars to be paid in money and also to Sappronia Jackson 80 Dollars (50 Dollars to be paid in money) understanding that no division whatsoever is to take place, until the Decease of my wife.
    • Given under my hand, This Eighth day of March Eighteen hundred & Twenty Three
    • W. Kelso (signed in his own hand writting) John Jackson (seal)
    • Stephen Mockbee

Bath County February Court 1826 This instrument of writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of John Jackson Deceased, was produced and proven in open Court by the oaths of Walker Kelso and Stephen Mockbee, witnesses thereto subscribed and ordered to be recorded and there being no Executor named in said Will, on the motion of William Jackson & John Jackson who made oath thereto as the law directs, it is ordered that certificate be granted them for obtaining Letters of Administration on the Estate of said Decedent in due form with his last Will and Testament annexed in due form, giving security

Whereupon they together with George Coleman and Walker Kelso entered into and acknowledged Bond in the Penalty of $2000 conditioned according to law Whereupon the same is truly Recorded in my office as the Law direct.

Examined W. M. Ludduth


In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, there is mention of a Sappronia Jackson. It is unknown at this time (Dec 2009) what relationship Sappronia (or maybe Saphronia) might have to this family but she was willed an amount equal to John's grandchildren. [2] [3] [4] [5]

  • Change Date: 21 Dec 2009 at 00:00:00
  • Father: Samuel Jackson Sr. b: ABT 1720
  • Marriage 1 Chloe Ann Calvert b: ABT 1757 in Virginia


  • 1. William Evan Jackson b: ABT 1778 in Virginia
  • 2. Susannah Jackson b: ABT 1787 in North Carolina
  • 3. Nancy Jackson b: ABT 1782 in Virginia
  • 4. John Jackson b: ABT 1792 in Virginia
  • 5. Lavina Jackson b: ABT 1793 in North Carolina
  • 6. Jane Jackson b: ABT 1795
  • 7. Milly Jackson b: ABT 1797



Alternate information from Marta Vaillancourt:

Here is some information that I have gleaned from other researchers on this line. Contact me at if you wish my sources for this info.

First Generation

  • 1. John JACKSON. Born ca 1748 in Ireland. John died in Mt. Sterling, Bath Co., KY, in 1825; he was 77. -John and Chloe had:
    • a. William Evan JACKSON b: Abt 1778 in Virginia
    • b. Susannah JACKSON
    • c. Nancy JACKSON
    • d. John JACKSON
    • e. Vainne JACKSON
    • f. Jane JACKSON
    • g. Milly JACKSON
  • -John and his wife had:
  • 1. William Evan JACKSON b: ABT 1778 in VA
  • 2. Lowil JACKSON
  • 3. Nancy JACKSON b: 1782/1789 in NC or VA
  • 4. Susannah JACKSON b: 1787 in NC
  • 5. John JACKSON b: 1792 in VA
  • 6. Lavina JACKSON b: ABT 1793 in NC
  • 7. Jane JACKSON b: ABT 1795 in NC
  • 8. Milly JACKSON b: ABT 1797

John married Chloe Ann CALVERT, daughter of John H. CALVERT & Susanna. Born in 1761 in Prince William Co., VA. Chloe Ann died in Bath Co., KY, ca 1830; she was 69.

From Robert Parkison's page on John Jackson:

ID: I25

  • Name: John JACKSON
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Jackson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1748 in Virginia 1
  • Death: Bef Feb 1826 in Mt. Sterling, Bath County, Kentucky 2
  • Reference Number: 87 3
  • Census: VA Early Census Index 1784 Prince William County, Virginia
  • Note: Record Type: Tax list
  • _UID: 47F1156CEBD1444FABE73338325C3704CEE0
  • Change Date: 1 Feb 2010 at 13:53
  • FILE: C:\Users\Gpa\Documents\Genealogy\Jackson\2009-11-20\John Jackson Will.PDF
  • Title: John Jackson Will
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • _TYPE: C:\Users\Gpa\Documents\Genealogy\Jackson\2009-11-20\John Jackson Will.PDF


  • FILE: C:\LEGACY\PICTURES\1820 Census Bath County KY John Jackson.jpg
  • Title: 1820 Census Bath Co., KY, John Jackson senior
  • _SCBK: Y

Note: Title: Bath County Will Book B

  • Page: Book B pages 66 & 67
  • Text as previous.
  • Will was proved in Feb 1826 [4] [5]
  • Note: (Research):John Jackson is a descendant of Robert Jackson of Hempstead according to DNA testing.

Comment about the father of Chloe Calvert by John

The third child of this couple was Chloe Calvert b. abt 1760 who married a John Jackson. This John Jackson appeared as a witness in the estate papers in Virginia for Chloe's father estate in 1801. If this is the John Jackson of this family history then he could not have been in Bourbon or subsequent counties of KY until after that date .

Marriage 1 Chloe Ann CALVERT b: Abt 1757 in Virginia

  • Married:
  • Change Date: 17 Dec 2009


  • 1. William Evan JACKSON b: Abt 1778 in Virginia
  • 2. Nancy JACKSON b: Abt 1827 in Virginia
  • 3. Lavina JACKSON b: Cal 1790 in Virginia
  • 4. Susannah JACKSON
  • 5. John JACKSON b: Abt 1792 in Virginia
  • 6. Jane JACKSON b: Cal 1819 in Virginia
  • 7. Milly JACKSON


  • 1. Abbrev: Jackson Family History
    • Title: Jackson Family History by Mrs. Frederick (Helen Jackson) Craig
    • Author: Mrs. (Helen Jackson) Craig
  • 2. Abbrev: Will
    • Title: Will
    • Page: John Jackson's Feb 1826
    • Quality: 3
  • 3. Abbrev: Will
    • Title: Will
    • Page: Book B pg 66 & 67
    • Quality: 2
  • 4. Media: Census/Tax
    • Abbrev: 1810 Federal Census
    • Title: 1810 Federal Census
    • Text: Name: John Jackson
    • Residence: 1810 Stoner, Bourbon, Kentucky
  • 5. Media: Census/Tax
    • Abbrev: 1820 Federal Census
    • Title: 1820 Federal Census
    • Text: Name: John Jackson
    • Residence: 1820 - Not Stated, Montgomery, Kentucky

And finally, information from the Family Tree DNA project:

Members of the following subgroups are helping each other with genealogical research toward the goal of finding a common ancestor. Note: the red color indicates conjectured descent.


The men in this B-1 Grouping have Y-DNA which matches that of Col. John Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, NY, but their migration is out of Virginia. All of these men are direct descendants of Samuel Jackson of Prince William County, Virginia with certain studied conjectures shown in red. This Samuel’s relationship with Col. John is yet unknown.

96501 – Burrell Edwin Jackson - Y-DNA67 – RESULTS: 65/67 match to the modal signature of the group

  • Howard M. Jackson 1885-1921
    • Burrell A. Jackson 1848-1909
      • William Jackson 1824-1885
        • Burrell Jackson 1797-1869
          • William Evans Jackson 1778-1867
            • John Jackson b. abt 1748; d. bef 1826, m Chloe Ann Calvert
            • (LAST THREE IN RED)
              • Samuel Jackson Sr. b. abt 1720 Stafford Co., VA; d. abt 1785 Prince William, VA
                • .Francis Jackson Sr. b. bef 1691; d. 1723 Stafford, VA
                  • Samuel Jackson b. c. 1640s; d. bef Feb 1739 Prince William, VA


From the Wikipedia page on Prince William County, Virginia:,_Virginia

Prince William County was created by an act of the General Assembly of the colony of Virginia in 1731, largely from the western section of Stafford County as well as a section of King George County.[2] The area encompassed by the Act creating Prince William County originally included all of what later became Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park (and the various incorporated towns therein). The County was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, the third son of King George II.

The County was a rural community for years and the population was centered in two areas, one at Manassas (home to a major railroad junction), the other near Occoquan and Woodbridge along the Potomac River.

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John Jackson's Timeline

Prince William County, Virginia Colony
Age 30
Virginia, United States
Age 34
Virginia, United States
Age 39
North Carolina, United States
Age 44
Virginia, United States
Age 45
Virginia, United States
Age 47
Age 49
February 1826
Age 78
Bath County, Kentucky, United States