African American DNA Research Forum
Joe has an E3a Haplogroup
By DNA test I've discovered my husband has an E3a Haplogroup in the test returns. I've documented his genealogy on all branches in early Kentucky. His direct line goes to Thomas Jackson in early Nelson Co., KY., b abt 1797, who has a mother, Mary given in one document. Thomas and George (Thomas's brother, I think) witness a will for a John and Mary Jackson, very early and I'm sure it's part of this family. My husband has FIVE Jackson lines on his pedigree chart, probably cousins marrying cousins.
I believe this very Catholic family is possibly part of the Free Mulatto group of about ten Free Mulatto Jackson families listed on the 1790 Charles County, MD census. I've begun research in that area, as I feel pretty sure some of them are his direct ancestors.
In KY records, his are always listed as white's, except on the 1830 & 1840 census, when all of his Jackson lines are on the "free other" side. After that, they are all listed as white. The family tradition is that they are part American Indian, but that did not turn up in the DNA, refuting that tradition. The part I cannot figure out is that in the very early 1800 's, Catholic church records in Nelson County, KY seem to consider these Jackson's as white's. All of the others of any color or status other white are so listed, but not ours, seeming to indicate these are considered white by the church.
I would like to reach others who work on any of these lines. I also want to submit his entire DNA results to any site that will accept them. He does no research, but encourages all I learn.
Anyone got any suggestions? Any connections?