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Subject: Re: [JACKSON] Jacksons in Greasbrough
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 12:57:32 -0000
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Yes, that John and Mary (Bagshaw) Jackson are the same pair, and that is them listed on the Tuscarora's Passenger Manifest, 08 Nov 1848. I have pretty much determined that the list was somewhat hastily generated upon arrival at Philadelphia. Since posting my query back in Feb of 2008, I have since discovered a lot more regarding them. First of all, John and Mary are my GGG-Grandparents. It is certain also that John Jackson's father was William Jackson, and it is also certain that John Jackson's mother was "Martha," however, her maiden surname is still somewhat of an enigma, but may have been "Sidney," (a long shot). There's a record at FamilySearch of a William Jackson marriage to a Martha Sidney, at Bolton On Dearne, YKS, in something like 1813.
I am not aware of, nor have I encountered John Jackson's father, William, to have been called "William George Jackson." All records I have found thus far regarding him, show him as simply William Jackson.
Getting back to John Jackson... though most certainly born in Greasbrough, he lived and married in Sheffield prior to immigrating to the US in late 1848. While in Sheffield, he and Mary produced three children that survived. Per the 1841 census, John's father William and mother Martha were residing just outside of Sheffield proper: in a locale referred to as "Castle Yard Manor, Sheffield." They still had about 5 children living at home (John was the oldest of their children, married and living on Andrew St, Sheffield in 1841). William was a coal miner. Martha died in early Jan, 1842 of "consumption" (i.e. tuberculosis), and is buried at Christ Church, Attercliffe, Sheffield. William later took-up with another woman... allegedly and possibly a Mary Glossop, before they together immigrated to the US, probably about a year prior to Wm's son John Jackson and family. Upon reuniting in Philadelpia (1848), William and most likely commomn law wife Mary Glossop, John and Mary !
Jackson and their 3 children, wound-up less than a year later in Sullivan County, PA, which is where I live currently.
Regarding Edward and Thomas Jackson in Greasbrough, I have seen those two names at that locale before, but I'm not certain that they are directly related to William and John Jackson, though they may well be.
I am hoping beyond hope to one-day find a record of John Jackson's Parish Registry birth record (Greasbrough/Rotherham). I am hoping too that if or when found, it may also include his mother's maiden surname (like or as post-1837 GRO records most often do).
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