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Samuel Jackson

Birthdate: (66)
Death: circa March 1786 (58-74)
Prince William County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Jackson and Wife of Francis Jackson
Husband of Wife of Samuel Jackson
Father of John Jackson; Samuel Jackson; Francis Jackson; George Jackson and Nancy Roach
Brother of Francis Jackson, II

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About Samuel Jackson

Results of a study completed by Jane Jackson Kimble and John McAnally produced the following data for John Jackson's father, as displayed at:

ID: I1134

Name: Samuel Jackson Sr.

Surname: Jackson

Given Name: Samuel

Suffix: Sr.

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1720

Death: bet 29 Jan 1785 and 6 Mar 1786 in Prince William Co., Virginia 1

_UID: AD391007C5D17E4285C5130333E140636A35

Note: IT IS A STUDIED CONJECTURE THAT THIS SAMUEL IS THE SON OF FRANCIS JACKSON and brother to Francis Jackson the second. The DNA of descendants of both men do indicate some connection. Samuel's line is definetely Hempstead but does have a mutation that is not in the descendants of his conjectured father Francis.

Note from Jack McAnally: "Descendants of both Samuel and Francis all match the Hempstead DNA sufficiently such that Samuel Sr. 1134 and Francis 107 could be brothers. Your studied conjecture will fit within the possibilities of the Y-DNA information, but the Y-DNA info does not in any way help prove the conjecture other than these early Jackson were all related in some way. You have picked one of the possible ways. We don't have enough Y-DNA information to refute or prove the conjecture just enough to say it is possible."

Both Samuel and Francis were in the same locality. In his 1785 will, Samuel left several slaves to his heirs but no land was even mentioned. No record of his owning land has been found. This may be consistent with his older brother (Francis) inheriting their father's land. Samuel paid personal property taxes but no quit rents. His 1785 will names his sons and the first mentioned is the son Francis, but since no birth dates are known for Samuel's sons, it is uncertain of their birth order.

1765 Samuel was found on the Tithable Tax list (Source: Virginia Genealogical Society)

1783 Quotes from the book "Prince William A Story of its People and Places, WPA, 1941

Appendix A: A list of Taxpayers in Prince William County in 1783 Compiled from Personal Property Tax Records: page 205. "Francis Jackson, Samuel Jackson, Samuel Jackson Jr., Samuel Jackson."

These are the only Jacksons listed for that tax year. Viewing the actual tax record we find that Francis, Samuel Sen, Samuel Jr. Jackson are all on the district above Cedar Run and the other Samuel is on the district below Cedar Run.

There was a father Samuel with sons Samuel & Francis. The father wrote the 1785 will. These are probably the men above Cedar Run and the other Samuel could be the son of Francis and Sarah Tyler.

1785 Will Samuel Jackson Prince William Will Book G pgs 334, 335

In the Name of God amen, I Samuel Jackson, Senr. of the County of Prince William being very sick and weak but of Perfect memory calling to mind the Mortality of mankind, do constitute and appoint this my last Will and Testament in Manner and form as followeth and first of all give my Soul to God from whome it came and my Body to the Earth to be Buryed in a decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors.

Item I give and Bequeath to my son Francis Jackson one Negro man named Jacob also one Negro Girl named Jan also one Negro woman named Leana[?].

Item I give and Bequeath unto my son George Jackson one Negro man named Peter also one Negro Girl Hannah.

Item I give and Bequeath to Son John Jackson one negro man named David also one Negro boy named Daniel.

Item, I give and Bequeath to my son Samuel Jackson one Negro Woman named Easter also one Negroe Girl named Cate also one Negroe man named [p. 335] Billey also one Negro man named James also one Negro Girl named fancy, and whereas I have formerly give a Bill of Sale to my son Samuel Jackson for his Discharging a Bond of mine due to Mr. William Carr my Will and Desire is that he be Satisfied out of the rest of my Estate for the Discharging of the sd. Bond, the calling to mind, I have give him the sd. Negro man James for his Discharging of same Bond, I also give him one Chist [chest? chisl?] with some Cass [cast?] Bottles in it.

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Nancy Roch one Negroe Girl named Milley also one Negroe Woman named Sue also one Negro Boy named Shaderick.

I also leve one Negroe man named Abraham to be Sold and the money to be Ecwelly [equally] Devided between George Jackson & Samuel Jackson the sons of Francis Jackson, I also leve one Negroe man named Dick to be Sold and the Money to be Ecwelly Divided between Samuel Jackson son of George Jackson Junr. and Charles Jackson son of Samuel Jackson Junior and all my houshol[d] Goods and Chattles to be Ecwelly divided amoungst all my Children above Named after my just Debts is justly paid.

I also leve one Negroe Woman named Mray [sic] to be sold and the money to be Ecwelly divided Between my three Grandaughters Susaner and Margret and Nancy the daughters of my son Francis Jackson.

I also do appoint my two sons George Jackson & John Jackson my Executors of this my last Will in Witness whereof I have set my hand and afixt my seal this twenty ninth day of January one thousand seven Hundred and Eighty five.

[Signed:] Samuel Jackson {Seal}

Sined sealed and Delivered in the Presence of

Isaac Murphy

Benjamin Mattison

Thomas Mattison

At a Court held for Prince William County the 6th day of March 1786 this last Will and Testament of Samuel Jackson deces'd was Presented to the Court by the Executors therein named Who made Oath thereto according to law and the same being proved by the Oaths of the Witnesses thereto Subscribed and admitted to record the Said Exors having performed what is usual in such cases a certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.

Test Robt. Graham, Cl Cur.

Transcribed and contributed by:

Donald L. Wilson, Virginiana Librarian

Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center

for Genealogy and Local History (RELIC)

Prince William Public Library System

Bull Run Regional Library

8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109-2892


Note that Samuel willed no land to his descendants. This fits with my conjecture that he was not an oldest son and had not received any land by inheritance. His sons Samuel and Frances leased land in 1792 but there was no release so they had not planned to buy the land; they were just leasing.

Change Date: 7 Feb 2010 at 00:49:32

Father: Francis Jackson Sr. b: BEF 1691

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown


1. Francis Jackson

2. Samuel Jackson Jr. b: 1756 in Prince William Co., Virginia

3. George Jackson

4. John Jackson b: in Virginia

5. Nancy Jackson b: prob bef 1770


1. 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

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Samuel Jackson's Timeline

Age 28
Prince William County, Virginia Colony
Age 36
Prince William County, Province of Virginia
Age 50
Province of Virginia
March 1786
Age 66
Prince William County, Virginia, United States