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This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. I have decided to take a different approach as I was beginnig to lose sight of my goal, which is to find the connection of my gggrandfather Addison Bennett Jackson to his siblings and parents, and, ultimately to his ancestors in England. Our tree from myself to and including Addison has been confirmed by my brother Clyde's research. Any thing before Addison is based on clues gathered while doing my own research. While it makes sense to me, I have not one piece of paper to back it up, just from what I've read of other family trees online. Please allow my explanation. Recently, I had a DNA test done for the National Geographic GENO 2.0 project. When they were finished with their test they gave it to their own genealogy organization who perfomed further tests that matched me to different lines according to 67 DNA markers. Thus, I matched 66/67 with a James W. Jackson, and 65/67 to Brice Jackson, who is a direct ancestor of James W.....Also a 64/67 match to a Thomas Jackson who was born in Meath County in northern Ireland and is a strong candidate for being a direct ancestor of Brice. Another very important clue is that Iwas assigned to the " Irish Quaker" line of Jacksons, of whom there are only 2 or 3 lines and most started with Thomas in Meath County, at least as far as immigrtion goes. Thomas and Brice were both Quakers. That Addison was a bible totin' Baptist can also be explained. Three of Brice's brothers, Isaac III, William, and John were "disowned" by the Quaker church, apparently for owning guns. It is also written that Addison was babtised into the Baptist church around the 1830's in Tennesee. One more clue is that Addison had a son named Isaac, a name that seemed to be repeated in every generation in thjs line and that isn't so common in other Jackson lines. Isaac sr. is considered to be the father of all American Quakers with the Jackson surname.
The site was last updated on 02 Feb 2013, and it currently has three registered members. Feel free to push the "join" button or just visit if it suits you.
June 23, 2013
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