Dolyne Stevens, Debbie Stacey and I are all looking for the same elusive Jackson's (see previous messages posted by each of us at http://genforum.genealogy.com/jackson/)http://genforum.genealogy.com/jackson/). Indiana marriage database has the following marriage recorded: Britty Wilson married William Jackson 1-21-1820 at Monroe, Indiana. They are one of the earliest marriages recorded in the state. Two women who may be the sisters of William are Elizabeth Jackson who married William Cox 11-23-1830 in Monroe Co., IN and Catharine (aka "Kat" "Kitty" "Katherine") who married William's brother Cornelius Cox 4-1-1824 in Monroe Co.,IN. There are other Jackson and Wilson families in Monroe county, but so far I am unable to connect them. William and Britty supposedly moved to Hendricks Co., IN where their son William was born about 1828/29. They were in Missouri by 1836 where they settled in Shoal Creek township on the Newton and Jasper County line.
Another researcher thought McBride was Britty's maiden name. I no longer think that Britty was a McBride; I think her mother might have been a McBride or it's simply a family name. The name Britty is very uncommon; there just can't be too many Britty's marrying a William Jackson.
A google search of nicknames suggests "Britty" could be a nickname for Bridget, Bertha, Alberta, Delia, or Brittany.
Naming patterns of the time suggest the oldest son was named after the father's father (paternal grandfather), the second son was named after the mother's father (maternal grandfather), the third son was named after the father, and the 4th son was named after the father's oldest brother. Since William and Britty Jackson had 4 known sons, I've tried applying the pattern. The 1st son we know of is Thomas W. Jackson born about 1824. I think the "W" stands for Wilson (Dolyne, Debbie- am I right?) The second known son is my William born 1828/29. The third known son is John, born about 1832. The 4th known son is Gabriel, born about 1839. If William and Britty were married in IN in 1820 it is easily possible for them to have had another son born between 1820 and 1824, so the naming pattern might be fairly accurate. I'm just suggesting this as a theory since I can't find anything beyond William (born about 1798 in KY) and Britty (born about 1799 in KY). Most of their children were born in Indiana, probably Monroe or Hendricks county. In the 1840 census record for Newton Co, Missouri, Gabriel is the male in the 0-5 category, John is the male in the 5-10 slot, William is the male in the 10-15 category, Thomas is the 15-20 year old male, but: who is the 20-30 year old male? William is listed as 40-50 years old. In the female category of Newton Co, MO 1840, the 0-5 female is Elizabeth (born about 1836) and Britty is the 40-50 year old female. Rebecca, born about 1841, is not listed of course. But: who is the 15-20 year old female listed? Another daughter or the young wife of the20-30 year old male? Naming patterns says the first daughter was named after the mother's mother and the second daughter after the father's mother. The third daughter was named after the mother.
So...Could Britty's father be a "Thomas Wilson" and her mother be an Elizabeth or Rebecca ? Could Elizabeth or Rebecca be the name of William's mother?
Anyone else have a Jackson that lived in Newton or Jasper County Missouri that could be the other 2 people in the William Jackson household in 1840? Any other Jackson's connected to Shoal Creek in Missouri? I would like to hear from other researchers interested in any of the family I have mentioned. Thanks Jacqueline