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This deed contains the only known primary source to reference one of the three wives of the Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?) of Newtownards– who may be the grandfather of President Andrew JACKSON. I had done notes on it a few years ago and am thankful for Robert Forrest aka Bobby Forrest who not only transcribed it in its entirety but recently helped me to recognize its significance. The footnotes are mine, and I welcome correction.
This is my usual approach of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks

- in the hope that tegether we all can learn more.

Sharon Oddie Brown January 4, 2019
Update January 7, 2019. Another valuable source thanks to Linde Lunney: The True Andrew Jackson . Cyrus Townsend Brady. J.B. Lippincott Co., 1906. p. 27 ff.
NOTE: Like many other sources, this one also recognizes the lack of evidence for both the name and birthplace of the grandfather of President Andrew Jackson. It does however set the scene for why the Carrickfergus version of his ancestry may have taken root. I also note that the author strongly disavows any connection of President Andrew Jackson to Irish Presbyterian roots. This may say more about the author than about anything else. When Brady preached at an Episcopalian Church in Yonkers on October 17, 1915, he described womens’ voting rights as an insult to God. Hmm.
2nd Update January 7, 2019. Another reference:Mr. Henry Jackson, ordained on the 8th November, 1743, who was descended from the same family as was General Andrew Jackson, President of the United States of America. SOURCE:  Marriage Register of the Presbyterian Congregation of Banbridge, County Down, 1756-1794. Richard Linn and W. T. Latimer printed in: The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth Series, Vol. 39, No. 1, [Fifth Series, Vol. 19] (Mar. 31, 1909), pp. 75-84 NOTE: Rev. Henry JACKSON (1717-1795) was a son of James JACKSON (1702-1739) of Ballywooley. James JACKSON (1702-1739) was a half-cousin once removed of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782) of Ballyreagan and was his contemporary, There are no primary sources here, but if this is the case, this bolsters the case for President Andrew JACKSON being a grandson of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782) of Ballyreagan. This information was included in the 1909 forward by Rev. W. T. Latimer.

 

 

NOTE: There are at least two different versions of the ancestry of President Andrew JACKSON.

  1. One alleges that his grandparents were Hugh JACKSON (1705-1786) the linen draper of Bonneybefore near Carrickfergus and Elizabeth CREATH (1727-?). Apparently, this Hugh JACKSON left his grandson a legacy of “three or four hundred pounds sterling” (Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. 2006 H. W. Brands, p.33).  
  2. The other version alleges that Dr. Joseph JACKSON and Elizabeth VANCE were his grandparents and that the aforementioned Hugh JACKSON was an uncle.

SOURCES for Ancestry of President Andrew JACKSON.

·       The Jackson Family Genealogy and History. William Ross Cooper and Frances Jackson Baldwin. 19??. Library of Congress Microfilm 86/6192 (C) In this version, President Andrew JACKSON’s parents were Andrew JACKSON (1730-1767) and Elizabeth HUTCHINSON and his grandparents were Joseph JACKSON & Elizabeth VANCE. It names Elizabeth VANCE as Joseph JACKSON’s 1st wife (of three). NOTE: This is unlikely, given that Elizabeth MAGEE the daughter of Grizil JACKSON née MAGEE (another wife of Joseph JACKSON) was born 1717 and the Andrew JACKSON who was the father of President Andrew JACKSON was born 1730. At very least, Elizabeth VANCE had to be Joseph JACKSON’s 2nd wife, and therefore Grizil JACKSON would have died before 1730.

·       WikiTree: Andrew Jackson's Paternal Lines: Research Page This is a good summary of many conflicting sources.

·       The father of Andrew JACKSON (1730-1767): Hugh Jackson of Boneybefore, near Carrickfergus, was a linen draper who in 1781 left his American grandson a legacy of “three or four hundred pounds sterling”. Paper by Linde Lunney on Jackson, Elizabeth (ca 1740-1781) quoting from Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. 2006 H. W. Brands, p.33.

·       An account, historical and genealogical, from the earliest days till the present time, of the family of Vance in Ireland, Vans in Scotland Author: Balbirnie, William. Publisher Cork : J.W. Noblett, 5, Cook Street 1860. NOTE: On p35, this version has a sister of John VANCE of Coagh (land received in the Acts of Settlement) marrying an Andrew JACKSON of Maharafelt (aka Magherafelt , Co. Londonderry) who emigrated to America and fathered President Andrew JACKSON. This would place this Andrew JACKSON geographically closer to the JACKSONs of Tobermore, a version echoed (again – no primary sources): Miss Vance, of Coagh, his daughter, mar. Andrew Jackson, of the family of the Jacksons of Tubbermore and Fortwilliam, near Magherafeldt, and had President Andrew JACKSON.  SOURCE: Irish Pedigrees or The Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation. Vol II. John O’Hart.1892. p557.

·       The genealogy of the "Jackson family" Authors: Jackson, Hugh Parks, 1836-; Thompson, Hugh Hogue, b. 1819, joint author; Jackson, James R., 1833- joint author. Publisher: Urbana, Ohio : Citizen and Gazette Co 1890.

·       The Jesus Presidents Holy Grail Holy Presidents Holy Nation. Author: L. E. Cooper. Publisher: iUniverse, 2004. This is an odd book, but includes a family tree on p. xi:

1.     John VANCE b abt 1645, Coagh, Co. Tyrone + Mary WILLIAMSON b abt 1662.

a.      Elizabeth VANCE b. bef 1695 + Joseph JACKSON (abt 1690- abt 1782) (no source of death date)

                                                              i.     Andrew JACKSON (1737-1767) + Elizabeth HUTCHINSON (1737-2 Nov 1781)

1.     President Andrew JACKSON (1767-1845)

·       As Andrew Jackson's formative years were marred with suffering and death, it is understandable that there is some confusion as to Jackson's family history. Although historians differ in opinion regarding the distant ancestry of President Jackson, his father, Andrew Jackson Senior, was born in Northern Ireland on July 20, 1737 to Hugh Jackson, a linen draper, and Elizabeth Creath. According to a family bible discovered in North Carolina, his parents were married on October 12, 1727 by Reverend James Craig at the parish church of Dundee, Northern Ireland. Andrew Jackson Sr. married Elizabeth Hutchinson, youngest daughter of Charles Hutchinson and Sarah McConnell at the parish church of Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland on February 7, 1759. Of this union came three boys, Hugh Jackson, born October 10, 1762 in Antrim, Northern Ireland; Robert Jackson, born October 16, 1765, in Northern Ireland, town not known; and Andrew Jackson Jr., born March 15, 1767 in Waxhaws, North Carolina. SOURCE: Andrew JACKSON Genealogy. NOTE: Although no sources for the Carrickfergus births or marriage are given, the fact that both month and day are included makes them compelling. It would be more compelling to know the source of the bible that was referenced.

·       Mr. Henry Jackson, ordained on the 8th November, 1743, who was descended from the same family as was General Andrew Jackson, President of the United States of America. SOURCE:  Marriage Register of the Presbyterian Congregation of Banbridge, County Down, 1756-1794. Richard Linn and W. T. Latimer printed in: The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth Series, Vol. 39, No. 1, [Fifth Series, Vol. 19] (Mar. 31, 1909), pp. 75-84 NOTE: Rev. Henry JACKSON (1717-1795) was a son of James JACKSON (1702-1739) of Ballywooley. James JACKSON (1702-1739) was a half-cousin once removed of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782) of Ballyreagan and was his contemporary, There are no primary sources here, but if this is the case, this bolsters the case for President Andrew JACKSON being a grandson of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782) of Ballyreagan. This information was included in the 1909 forward by Rev. W. T. Latimer.

 

ROD: 141-429-96062 See: Image 529 at Family Search. 

 

For related deeds, see: Jacksons of Co. Down – Townland sort – Parish Dundonald, Ballyregan.
WIth respect to the Memorial transcribed beneath, one deed is particularly worth noting:

·       ROD: 25-57-13497. Dec 13, 1714.. Image 37 Between John JACKSON of Ballyreagan, Co. Of Dorone Gent. Of 1st part & Thomas JACKSON of same, Gent of the other part... refers to a 1 Nov 1677 deed between James ROSSE of Portavo [Portane?]of the one pt. & the said John JACKSON all that part of the lands of Ballyreagan formerly possessed by John DENHAM & all that parcel of land within the town land of Ballyreagan formerly possessed by Robert JACKSON father of said John JACKSON, and then in said JACKSON’s possession being in the Parish Dundonald, Co. Down as the same was meared, bounded and possessed by the said John JACKSON tho otherwise… all the rights… to John JACKSON his heirs and assigns. ... yearly rent of £18 sterling or in lieu thereof 3s and one Bristoll Barrell of good and sufficient [?] cleaned and  Oats or in lieu of that 3s at the choice of James ROSS his heirs and assigns is to be free and fairly paid over and above all Tythes, assessed Taxes and Country Charges … plus every 20 years the full sum of £9 sterling over and above the annual rent … the said John JACKSON for and in consideration of £5 paid before the ensealing of this indenture by Thomas JACKSON … [NOTE a lot of legal language follows, which I would need to transcribe in order to better follow, but which makes me curious about the need to be so specific]. WITNESS James RATCLIFFE of Belfast, Co. Antrim, clothier; Andrew WALKER of Dundonald, Co. Down, yeoman; Richard LOWDER of Belfast, Gent. Thomas JACKSON [SEAL] NOTE: It may be that there are two generations of Thomas JACKSONs. There are two separate parcels of land within Ballyreagan being addressed here. SEE; Tree of Jackson of Co. Down

NOTE: At the time of Griffiths Valuation there were no longer any JACKSONs residing in or listed as owners of the townland of Ballyreagan. Of interest because of possible connections: A John MAGEE was a tenant of Robert James TENNANT (leased a house & 20 acres in 1863). Rev. Andrew CLELAND was a landlord – I suspect that he was a descendant of Samuel Jackson CLELAND, son of Esther JACKSON (b. 1785) and Rev. John CLELAND. Esther JACKSON was a daughter of Samuel JACKSON (1737-1816) and a grand-daughter of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-?) and Elizabeth VANCE. The placement of Samuel JACKSON as a son of Elizabeth VANCE is based on a hunch: see Samuel JACKSON: Dundonald. Also Hamilton VANCE may be worth following up as well.

Ballyreagan - lower portion 1863

 

A memorial of an assignment bearing date 25 Feb 1748 (indorsed on the back 22 May 1747)

And’w Todd[1] of Carricknaveagh otherwise Todds town in the parish of Killeny, Co. Down, Linendraper did in for & in consideration for therein mentioned release and confirm unto said Jno Gibson[2] of Ballymacarrett, Co Down, farmer all & that parcel of land within the townland of Ballyregan in the parish of Dundonnald, Co Down formerly possessed by John Denham[3] & all that and all within the said townland of Ballyregan  formerly possessed by Robert Jackson[4] (etc) by indenture bearing date first day of November 1677 were demised by James Ross[5] of Portavoe in Co Down to Jno Jackson[6] of Ballyregan, aforesaid forever at the rent of £18 yearly besides duties & relief money etc – the said lands were conveyed by sd Jno Jackson to Thos Jackson[7] & by said Thos Jackson reconveyed to sd Jno Jackson[8] & by said Jno Jackson, afterwards conveyed to his son Jo’sh Jackson[9] & by said Jo’sh conveyed to Rob’t Magee[10] in trust for Joseph's wife, Grizil[11], dau of sd Robt Magee and her children & afterwards by ye sd Jo’sh Jackson & his said wife Grizil, Jno Jackson[12] their son, Hugh Rea[13] & Eliz’h[14] his wife daugh of ye said Jo’sh & Grizel, & sd James Hutcheson[15] one of the Exors of the said Robert Magee, conveyed to the said And’w Todd & by an assignment bearing date 24 Feb 1748 Indorsed also on the back of said release by sd Jno Gibson[16] – did in consideration therin mentioned reconvey his right, title & interest in said lands & tenem’ts to the said Andrew Todd & by sd first mentioned Indorsement of sd 24 Feb 1748 the sd Andrew Todd for £82-10sh did convey sd deed of release & preme’s thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining unto said James Jackson[17] for the proper use and behoof of him & sd James Jackson, his heirs & assigns forever which sd witnessed indorsement is witnessed by Jno Henderson[18] of Belfast, Co Antrim merchant, Jno Lowers[19] of parish of Ballee, Co Down, farmer & Thomas Jackson[20] of Ballyregan in sd Co farmer & said mem’l also witnessed by said Jno Henderson & And’w McKee[21] of the parish aforesaid – James Jackson <seal> in presence of Jno Henderson & And’w McKee

Registered 28 Aug 1750

 

 

A summary of the bequests and leases mentioned in this Memorial include:

·       1677 Robert JACKSON (abt 1619-1679) leased land in Ballyreagan from James ROSSE. This date was likely close to when he made the move from Lancashire, probably Ecclestone.

·       1748 Andrew TODD transferred to John GIBSON of Ballymacarratt two parcels of land in Ballyreagan– one formerly owned by John DENHAM and one that was formerly leased by Robert JACKSON (abt 1619-1679) from James ROSSE.

·       John JACKSON was presumably the John JACKSON (1667-1725) who was the son of Robert JACKSON(abt 1619-1679). He then leased to Thomas JACKSON). I am assuming this was the Thomas JACKSON (1700-1779) son of John JACKSON (1667-1725)

·       Thomas JACKSON (1700-1779) to John JACKSON. I am assuming that Thomas JACKSON reconvey the lands back to his father John JACKSON (1667-1725) rather than to his brother Dr. John JACKSON (abt 1700-?)?  If it was back to his father, did it have something to do with the convoluted language in the 1714 lease above?

·       John JACKSON to his son Joseph JACKSON

·       Joseph JACKSON transferred to Robert MAGEE in trust for Grizill daughter of Robert MAGEE and wife of Joseph JACKSON.

·       Joseph JACKSON and wife Grizil JACKSON née MAGEE to John JACKSON their son, Hugh REA husband of their daughter Elizabeth JACKSON & James HUTCHESON one of the executors of Robert MAGEE then to Andrew TODD premises belonging to James JACKSON (-aft 1750)



[1] Andrew TODD. I have yet to research his name, but I am intrigued that an Andrew TODD (1748-1805), who was likely a son of this Andrew TODD, married the 3rd daughter of James BIRCH (d. 1727) and Mary JACKSON (d aft 1732).  

MARY BIRCH née JACKSON references of possible interest:

·       ROD 121-328-83117 Dec 8 1732 Mary BURCH als JACKSON in Loghans, Co. Down on behalf of John BURCH son to said Mary of the 1 pt & John LEDLIE of Carnin Co. Tyrone on behalf of his daughter Jane LEDLIE on the other pt.. In consid of a marriage to be had btw said John BURCH and Jane LEDLIE & of 80 pounds soon to be paid by said John as a marriage portion… Mary BURCH als JACKSON assigned to John BURCH that he had a right to by virtue of a will made by James BURCH late of Loghans, Co. Down deceased. dated 4th Feb 1726 father to John. And the said Mary did thereby assign & make over the dwelling house she then possessed with all office houses belonging to the same (the Turf house & little Stable) to the said John her son in a month after the said marriage. And in Case the said Mary and her son did not agree to live together in the same house after said marriage then Mary & John should be at equal expence in erecting a [?] Dwellinghouse for said Mary … John LEDLIE jr of Carnin Co. Tyrone to be overseer… said deed is witnessed by Jackson CLARK of Maghera, Co. Tyrone Merchant & William CROZER of [A?]ramore Co Down Gent

·       Mary BIRCH née JACKSON was a cousin of John CLARKE of Maghera, ancestor of the families of CLARK of Ampertain House and Chichester-Clark of Moyola Park and Largantogher. I suspect this means that one of her father's sisters married a CLARK, because the name Jackson CLARK is in that family. SOURCE: Thomas Ledlie Birch by Aiken McClelland.

·       ROD 129 303 87151 Jackson CLARK. NAMES: John CLARKE of Maghera, Co. Londonderry, Gent; James ADAIR of Belfast,; Jackson CLARK of Maghera; OTHER LANDS: Largantogher & Cregadick the lands of Tergartreevy, Cregmore, Termon or Erenagh, Maghera, Tysken [Tirkane?], Tyrenoney -Parish of Killilagh; Mullagh, Parish Termoneny; Moneymore, Parish of Maghera & the Mill of Maghera. SOURCE: Alison Kilpatrick's Website.

·       ROD 121 828 83117 Marriage agreement. NAMES: Mary BURCH née JACKSON of Loghans, Parish Donaghclony, Co. Down; John BURCH; John LEDLIE of Carnan, Co. Tyrone; Jane LEDLIE. WITNESS: Jackson CLARK of Maghera, Co. Tyrone. SOURCE: Alison Kilpatrick’s web site.

·       John CLARKE married Jane WHITE in 1690, and he died in 1707. SOURCE: thepeerage.com, See also: Snippets of Jackson-Clark connections and Fighters of Derry: Their Deeds and Descendants, Being a Chronicle of Events in Ireland During the Revolutionary Period, 1688-91 W.R. Young, (London, 1932).

·       There is a grab bag of info about the CLARKEs at: The Life Of Adam Clarke: Book 1, Genealogy  It may or may not be reliable.

·       If we could get one more generation back, this would help us to know where Mary JACKSON fit in with other JACKSONs. There was a William JACKSON of Tobermore who may have been her brother (their townlands were adjacent & he loaned money, record in a deed). SOURCE: Jacksons of Tobermore.

·       A Robert CLARKE of Maghera is recorded in the 1663 Hearth Money Rolls of Londonderry

·       CLARKS OF MAGHERA HOUSE, now Largantogher, Co. Derry... The first of the family to settle in Ulster was John Clark, who came from Lancashire. In 1690, he took a lease of the lands of Fortna Clark and Longfield from the Draper's Company, and a few later acquired by purchase from Montgomery of Grey Abbey the estate of Maghera (now Larantogher), where the family have resided ever since. He married Jane, sister of the Rev. Fulke White, first Presbyterian Minister of Broughshane, Co. Antrim, and ancestor of the famous Field-Marshall Sir George White, V.C. of Whitehall, Co. Antrim  (see No. 224 Rev Fulke White). Their son Jackson Clark, born 1695, was admitted a freeman of Derry, and died in 1756. The name of Jackson, since so generally adopted by the family as almost to make a hyphenated surname, seems to indicate a relationship with the Jacksons of Jackson Hall, Coleraine. At all events, Ensign Thomas Jackson, one of Derry's defenders, was a near neighbour of theirs at Tobermore (see: No. 140).

·       PRONI: D1550/71 4 Deeds of CLARKEs of Maghera.

·       1734 PRONI T877/43 Rt. Hon. Wm. Conolly, Dublin to Jackson Clarke, Maghera, Co. Londonderry. Lease for lives renewable of 92 acres, Rent £15 with Fees. Lower Halftown of Ballyknock, Co. Londonderry.

TODD family references

·       The TODD family of Carricknaveagh, which was known as Toddsville as early as 1625, were prominent United Irishmen. The name of Andrew TODD (Birch's cousin) and Andrew Tod junior, appear in the "Black Book of the North of Ireland", a list of some 200 names of the leaders of the United Irishmen. When the rebellion broke out Andrew Todd junior, joined the rebel ranks, and acted as Captain of the Town Guard when Ballynahinch was in insurgent hands. After the rebellion was crushed he was imprisoned for a short time in Lisburn. Todd later married a sister of Birch's successor, Rev. Henry SIMPSON (1799-1843), and his descendants still live in Carricknaveagh. SOURCE: Thomas Ledlie Birch: United Irishman. Aiken McClelland

·       1711 February 18 NAMES: James JACKSON tanner of Newtown, Co. Down; John JACKSON, brother of Ballyreagan; Katherine McKINNEY aka Catring McKINNEY; Catrine HUTCHON and Catrine BIRCHE; Rachel JACKSON; John TODE; Agnes PAGE; Sam McDOUELL; Hendrie JACKSON; James ROSSE; John JACKSON of Ballyskeagh; Thomas JACKSON of Ballyreagan; James JACKSON nephew of James JACKSON of Ballymasca; James NEIL; Gilbert JACKSON son of John JACKSON of Ballyskeagh; Martha WITHER; James SLOAN; Thomas JACKSON of Newtown Innkeeper.

[2] John GIBSON

[3] John DENHAM

[4] Robert JACKSON (1619-1679) probably born in Little Ecclestone, Co. Lancashire, England and died at Ballyregan, Parish Dundonald, Co. Down.

[5] James ROSS

[6] John JACKSON (1667-1725) presumably the son of Robert JACKSON. Probably born and died at Ballyregan, Parish Dundonald, Co. Down. He was the husband of Katherine McKINNEY.

  • One of his grandsons was likely involved on the side of the United Irishmen in the Battle of Saintfield in 1798: Harry Monro, of Lisburn, accompanied by a considerable body of men, joined Dr. Jackson, of Newtownards, and those whom he led, shortly after the destruction of McKee and his family. SOURCE: Betsy GrayNOTE: I do not know which grandson this might be. To add to the confusion, another JACKSON was also involved that day, this one a descendant of the JACKSONs of Coleraine. Lieut-Col Robert JACKSON, son of Sir Richard JACKSON (abt 1730-1789) and Anne O’NEILL (1738-1781), became a prisoner at the battle when he accompanied his uncle Viscount John O’NEILL (1740-1798) who died as a result of his wounds in battle on June 18th,  1798. They had been surrounded by insurgents who may not have known of O’NEIL’s sympathies for their cause. He was known as a very popular champion of the independent interest and was well regarded by the Presbyterians. SOURCE. The Summer Soldiers: The 1798 Rebellion in Antrim and Down. A.T.Q. Stewart.Blackstaff Press 1995. p.111 & 116.

[7] Thomas JACKSON (1700-1779) – based on the presumption that the lease on the land then went to the Thomas JACKSON who was a son of John JACKSON (1667-1725) and Katherine McKINNEY..

[8] John JACKSON (abt 1700-?) presumably the land went to John JACKSON who was the brother of Thomas JACKSON (1700-1779). There is one other possibility: Instead did Thomas JACKSON reconvey the lands back to his father John JACKSON (1667-1725)?  If he did, was this the explanation for the convoluted language in the 1714 lease (see above - Image 37)?)

[9] Joseph JACKSON presumably Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?) son of John JACKSON and Katherine McKINNEY and brother of Thomas JACKSON and John JACKSON.

·       SOURCE: The Genealogy of the Jackson Family. Rev. Hugh Parks Jackson. Press of Citizen & Gazette Co., Urbana Ohio, 1890. p. 7 About the year 1690, Joseph Jackson was born, who, with three of his brothers, became prominent physicians at Carrickfergus, county Antrim, and Newtown Limavady, county Londonderry, Ireland. These counties join, and the towns, above named, are about 35 miles apart; the former being 10 miles from Belfast, and the latter 16 miles X. E. of the town of Londonderry. Limavady has now a population of 3000 inhabitants. Dr. Jackson located first at Carrickfergus and afterward at Limavady. He was married three times. What were the names of his first and second wives could not be ascertained; but his third wife was Lady Mary Carr, sister of Lord James Carr. She first married a man by the name of Jackson and had one son Hugh. Her husband died, and she then became the third wife of Dr. Joseph Jackson, and was thus married to two men, not related, by the name of Jackson. NOTE: Some of this begs for more corroborating sources. The reference to Limavady may turn out to be a misunderstanding recorded in the early pedigrees – conflating Newtownards aka Newtown. with Limavady aka Newtownlimavady.

[10] Robert MAGEE of Dundonald.

  • Robert Magee (the father of Grizel Jackson) was married to a Kell. He was brother in law of Gilbert Jackson who had married an Anna or Annas Kell dau of John Kell of Criagavad, Co Down (will 1706/1707). SOURCE: Email Robert Forrest, January 3, 2019.

[11] Grizil MAGEE, daughter of Robert MAGEE and wife of Dr. Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?).

[12] John JACKSON son of Joseph JACKSON (1690-1782?) and Grizil MAGEE. NOTE: She likely died before 1730 – at least if Elizabeth VANCE, Joseph’s 2nd wife had the son Andrew JACKSON (1730-1767) who went to America.

[13] Hugh REA. (1717-1759) NOTE: Since the REA family lived near the JACKSONs of Ballyreagan, intermarried with them, and the family were deeply involved with emigration to the Carolinas, this somewhat adds to the possible case for the grandfather of President Andrew JACKSON to be Dr. Joseph JACKSON. .

  • Son of David REA of Magheraknock and brother of Matthew REA, an emigration agent. Also a brother of John, who had emi­grated to South Carolina about 1729. SEE: Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, R.J. Dickson.
  • Hugh bapt. 26 June 1715 years SOURCE: Reconstructing an eighteenth-century Ulster family: the Reas of Magheraknock and Killeen, County Down. William Roulston. Reprinted from Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, No. 20, 2004

·       Here lyeth ye body of David Rea of Maharynock Hill, who departed this life ye 16 of March 1754, aged 82 years, and also his son Hugh Rea of said place, who departed this life ye 2 of June 1759, aged 42 years, likewise the body of his son David Rea, who departed this life January 3d 1770, aged 13 years, also ye rimains of Elizabeth Rea oth­erwise Jackson, wife to ye above Hugh Rea, who died October ye 8th 1779, aged 62 years, here lyeth ye body of Cathrin Rea otherwise Barnett, wife of Matthew Rea, who departed ys life ye 2d of January 1781, aged 68 years. SOURCE: Reconstructing an eighteenth-century Ulster family: the Reas of Magheraknock and Killeen, County Down. William Roulston. Reprinted from Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, No. 20, 2004

·       NOTE: A John REA of Newry was a tanner (This JACKSON family had tanners as a trade as well) and had a will probated in 1747. Another John REA of Newry was a merchant and had a will probated 1749.

[14] Elizabeth REA née JACKSON (1717-1779).

  • Here lyeth ye body of David Rea of Maharynock Hill, who departed this life ye 16 of March 1754, aged 82 years, and also his son Hugh Rea of said place, who departed this life ye 2 of June 1759, aged 42 years, likewise the body of his son David Rea, who departed this life January 3d 1770, aged 13 years, also ye rimains of Elizabeth Rea oth­erwise Jackson, wife to ye above Hugh Rea, who died October ye 8th 1779, aged 62 years, here lyeth ye body of Cathrin Rea otherwise Barnett, wife of Matthew Rea, who departed ys life ye 2d of January 1781, aged 68 years SOURCE: Reconstructing an eighteenth-century Ulster family: the Reas of Magheraknock and Killeen, County Down. William Roulston. Reprinted from Familia: Ulster Genealogical Review, No. 20, 2004

[15] James HUTCHINSON. NOTE:  In the deed which precedes this one, the HUTCHESONs were near neighbours of the JACKSONs and living in Ballyreagan:

·       ROD: 141-428-96061 ROD: 141-428-96061 Image 529 Bt Thomas JACKSON of Ballyreagan, Parish of Dundonald  Gent & James JACKSON son to Thomas of the other part Whereby said Thomas JACKSON for consideration mentioned granted to James JACKSON all that upperside of the croft from the new ditch to the house all the potato park and one half of the Forth hill lying next to James BROWNs house & all the rest of the farm above excepting  Tenderes lying next to John GREENs farm & HUTCHESONs situated in the townlands of Ballyreagan , Parish of Dundonald… meared and bounded and possessed by Thomas JACKSON hold with appurtenances to James JACKSON and his heirs under yearly rent of £7 sterling  at the expiration of every 21 years over and above the yearly rent. WITNESS: John GRENHOLME of Ballymascaines, Parish of Dundonald, Gent Robert ADAIR and Alexander HAMILTON both of Ballyreagan WITNESS; Robert ADAIR & Henry JOY of Belfast, Co. Antrim Printer.   NOTE: This reference was included in Groves Manuscripts at PRONI T808/1. SEE: Jacksons of Co. Down.

  • Also of interest, Dr. Joseph JACKSON (b abt 1690) and Elizabeth VANCE, one of his three wives had a son Andrew JACKSON (1730-1767). Andrew JACKSON and his wife Elizabeth HUTCHINSON (1740-1781) were the parents of President Andrew JACKSON. SOURCE: Andrew and Elizabeth Jackson, his father and mother, were simply typical settlers, dying young because that is what most settlers did. They seem to have worked their way down from Pennsylvania to the Waxhaw settlement, where like them most of the other settlers were from Northern Ireland. They brought with them from Ireland both their elder sons Hugh and Robert. Andrew had been a poor tenant farmer, Elizabeth a weaver. Several close relatives of hers had already settled in the Waxhaw area: one sister, Jane, was married to a man called James Crawford or Crafford, another, Margaret, to a man called George McKemy or McCamie and two others to men by the name of Leslie. On her husband's death Elizabeth abandoned the family smallholding of some 200 acres —  the Jacksons probably had barely a squatters' right to it and title to it was disputed—  and went to live with her relatively prosperous sister Mrs Crawford, keeping house for her as the latter was in poor health. On her way to the Crawfords' she stopped off at her brother-in-law McKemy's cabin, where she may have given birth to the future President. He was born either there or at the Crawfords'. The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree

·       NOTE: Of possible interest: Jackson HUTCHINSON:1911 Census.  b. 1882 in Co. Derry; drapery warehouseman; Presbyterian; husband of Margaret b. 1886 in Belfast; married 1 year; father of John McCune Hutchinson b. 1911 in Belfast; living at 22 Gawn St, Belfast in 1911

[16] John GIBSON

[17] James JACKSON. I am not sure who he may be, but a reasonable case could be made that he was James JACKSON (b. bef 1711) son of John JACKSON and Katherine McKINNEY aka McKINLEY. TO DO: Since James JACKSON signed this Memorial, it might be worth ordering some copies of Memorials and comparing signatures.

[18] John HENDERSON, merchant of Belfast.

[19] John LOWERS, parish Ballee.

[20] Thomas JACKSON Ballyreagan

[21] Andrew McKEE

 

 

 

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