The sons of Sir Anthony Jackson who moved to Ireland in 1649
A. John (?) Name uncertain, born about 1624, joined the
B. Richard, born about 1626, joined the Irish Quakers.
C. Anthony, III, born about 1628, joined the Irish
The eldest son (per Derry County wills):
5. John (?) Jackson, joined the established church of
Scotland, the Presbyterian per old Quaker record stating that he was the
ancestor of Pres. Andrew Jackson of the US. The name of his wife is unknown.
His will mentions two sons and a daughter living at the time of the will was
made, of whom the youngest son:
6. John Jackson born 1667, died 1725. He was the owner of
the estates of Ballyreagan of 885 acres in the parishes of Dundonalds and Newtownards,
County Down, Ireland, about 5 miles southeast of Belfast. He inherited a
leasehold on Ballynisca from his older brother who died without issue. He
married Katherine McKinney, member of a prominent family of Dundalks parish (per
wills of himself and of his wife). His will mentions their children:
born about 1690, died about1765 – 7
born about 1710, died 1789. (Line of the Gamble family.)
[NOTE: He uses the English system of listing the sons first and then the
The eldest son: Joseph Jackson, and his brothers became
noted physicians and surgeons. They all practice in the vicinity of Belfast
in Carrickfergus, Ireland. Joseph practiced first at Carrickfergus, then it
Belfast, and later moved to Londonderry and Limavady, County Derry. He
married, first, Elizabeth Vance of the noted Vance family of Scotland and
Ulster, Ireland. There were several children of this marriage, of whom:
A. Hugh, an
officer with Braddock, and with Wolf to Québec.
B. David, born
1730, died 1818. Came to Pennsylvania, 1762.
C. Robert came to
America. Descendents untraced.
D. Andrew, 1739
-- 1767 (father of Pres. Andrew Jackson.)
married James Crawford. To the Carolinas. Perhaps other daughters.
Dr. Joseph Jackson
married secondly lady Mary (Carr) Jackson a widow with a son, Hugh, who came
to America. Their daughter: Margaret Jackson...[more details on her]