Posted By:Patrick Anderson
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Subject:Re: Ramsey Jackson Dunnivant
Post Date:March 17, 2003 at 15:42:18
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Descendants of Matthew Jackson


Generation No. 1

       1. Matthew1 Jackson He married Ann Dunnivant.

Notes for Matthew Jackson:
Title: McConnaghey's Amelia Co. Will Books
Page: 23
Text: Matthew Jackson's will [Will Bk 3, pg 184]: son Burwell Jackson.
Title: McConnaghey's Amelia Co. Will Books
Page: 23
Text: Matthew Jackson's will {Will Bk 3, pg 184], dated 14 March 1783: son Burwell Jackson.

       
Child of Matthew Jackson and Ann Dunnivant is:
+       2       i.       Burwell2 Jackson, died 1792 in Nottoway County, Virginia.


Generation No. 2

       2. Burwell2 Jackson (Matthew1) died 1792 in Nottoway County, Virginia. He married (1) ? Dunnivant. He married (2) Lucy Ferguson1 October 26, 1787 in Amelia County, Virginia2, daughter of Peleg Ferguson and Faith Anderson. She was born Bef. 1770 in Amelia County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1830 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

Notes for ? Dunnivant:
       An examination of Burwell Jackson's 1792 will reveals that the first three of his children had been adopted by the Dunnivant family. As he was only married to his second wife for 5 years there was not enough time fo him to have 5 children by her, thus it is likely that the first three children were from a first wife connected to the Dunnivant family.


Notes for Lucy Ferguson:
       Lucy's father was Peleg Ferguson, who remarried after her mother's death. Her mother was Faith Anderson.        No contemporary birth record is known. The genealogy of Grant J. Anderson in 1909 lists her as the daughter of Faith Anderson, sister of Jordan, Thomas, John and James.
       There is a Jackson Genealogy in the Amelia County Historical Society which erroneously states that Lucy was the first wife of Burwell Jackson, of Amelia County, who later became a surveyor in Logan County, Kentucky. It is clear from my examination that there were two Burwell Jackson's, probably of the same family perhaps cousins.
       I am not sure that I understand the exact relationship with Fountain Tankersley. It appears that she married him after the death of her husband, and that he thereafter adopted some but not all of her children.
       This family resided near Charles Anderson an unrelated descendant of Reynard Anderson and becomes intertwined with them.
       The children were apparently indentured or apprenticed. Possibly the first three were children of Burwell Jackson's first wife and were adopted by the Dunnivant family as they are listed with the last name Dunnivant in the will. Fountain Tankersley is the guardian of Nelson and Ann.
       Will of Burwell Jackson is filed in Nottoway County Wills. None known for Lucy.
       The estate sale of Burwell Jackson says that John May made the coffin, David Vaughan bought the land.


-1810       Nottoway County Census
020       Fountain Tankersley
              <10       10-16       16-26       26-45       >45       slaves
       Male       0       0       1       0       1       0
       female       3       2       0       1       0
-1820 Census Nottway County, Virginia
55A       Nelson Jackson
57A       Lucy Tankersley       
57A       Elizabeth Tankersley
-1830 Census Nottway County, Virginia
225       Lucy Tankersley       

              Bibliography

Genealogy in part, of the Anderson-Owen-Beall families, by Grant James Anderson, Whittet & Shepperson, Richmond, Virginia, 1909.


       
Children of Burwell Jackson and ? Dunnivant are:
       3       i.       Patience Jackson3 Dunnivant.
       4       ii.       Ramsey Jackson Dunnivant.
       5       iii.       Dolly Jackson Dunnivant.

       
Children of Burwell Jackson and Lucy Ferguson are:
       6       i.       Nelson3 Jackson, born Abt. 1788 in Nottoway County, Virginia.

Notes for Nelson Jackson:
1815 Tommyhitton Creek 12E of courthouse

-1820 Census Nottway County, Virginia
55A       Nelson Jackson


       7       ii.       Ann Jackson, born Abt. 1790 in Nottoway County, Virginia.



Endnotes

1. Grant James Anderson, Genealogy in part, of the Anderson - Owen - Beall Families, (Whittet & Shepperson, Printers; 1909).
2. Marriage Records, Southern States, 1728-1850, (CD 229; Automated Archives; 1994), "Electronic."