Re: [Jackson_Genealogy] Correction to the Jackson database
- Just a quick note that I hope to be able to get back into genealogy in the next few weeks.
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Date: Friday, July 31, 2009 22:05
Subject: [Jackson_Genealogy] Correction to the Jackson database
> This is just an interim note to let you know of a recent development.
> We've just discovered by a DNA test that some information in one
> branch is
> probably inaccurate. A man that I have recorded as a descendant
> of Stephen
> Jackson, s/o James Jackson and Rebecca Hallett turns out to be
> NOT a
> Hempstead Jackson, but he is from a different Jackson line..
> Thus, this puts
> the whole line from Stephen down to current time to be in
> question. Right
> now we'll be working to find in what generation the problem has
> occurred. It
> may not affect the whole line, but only one branch. But until we
> where the error occurred we cannot say for sure. This again
> the value of DNA testing. Without learning of this, the error
> could have
> been passed on for years. So I'm sorry this has happened; but
> glad to have
> the opportunity to correct wrong information. This may require
> much more
> testing of descendants to prove or disprove their relationships,
> so this won't
> be resolved quickly. It is my thought that the problem is in the
> three generations starting with this Stephen as that is where the
> documentation is so hard to come by. Later generations are
> either well sourced or
> contributed by family members and I have no knowledge of their
> I dislike unlinking any folks from the line who may be correctly
> but until this is resolved, it is probably best to unlink Henry A.
> from being a son of Stephen Jackson and a grandson of James
> Jackson and
> Rebecca Hallett. Since I do not know where in Henry's line I have
> picked up an
> unrelated Jackson, all of Henry's line will be temporarily removed
> the site. Hopefully, a corrected line can be put back later but
> it won't
> happen quickly as this will require much more study and testing.
> The DNA participant's testing is still in progress and will test
> to 67
> markers. But the 12 marker results are in and are sufficient to
> indicate he
> is from a different Jackson line. Just perhaps the final results
> will help
> us to know of a different Jackson line in the same area at the
> same time.
> Please if you know of any living Jackson man from Henry's line,
> willing to
> have a 12 marker DNA test done ($103.00), please contact either me
> or Jack
> McAnally. We need to get this resolved, but finding someone to
> test may
> be difficult.
> Most of the above paragraphs have just been posted on the Addition
> Changes page, and Henry A. Jackson and his descendants removed
> from the website
> (but not my database). Both Bob Mitchell and I have been
> surprised by the
> results of this DNA test. Bob writes: "I have given considerable
> to this situation over the last 24 hours or so and think that
> there is a
> missing Stephen Jackson somewhere or his records have blended
> with the
> Stephen Jackson who is/was associated with Benjamin Jackson. One
> scenario is the death of the elder Stephen Jackson and the Scotch-
> Irish Stephen
> Jackson moving into the area. The records are blind and would
> differentiate between the two. Sure needs more study."
> So we will give it more study.