Hello John, Your post is very interesting. Also, according to the "History of Beaver County" page 672: "John S. Jackson, physican, Beaver Falls, was born in North Sewickley township, April 15, 1853, and is a son of James and Esther(Aiken)Jackson.His paternal grandfather was James Jackson, a farmer of North Sewickley township and a son of James Jackson, a pioneer of that township."In the 1850 census of Brighton, Beaver, PA is listed: James Jackson b 1783Ireland James Jackson67 Robert Jackson35 Mary Jackson35 James E. Jackson 30 Eliza Jackson25 Mary Hutchinson15
James Jackson b 1783Again, according to the "History of Beaver County", " page 782 'was the first member of this family in America, came from Ireland when eighteen years of age, and soon after his arrival here located in Allegheny County, where he remained only a few years, settling finally in Beaver County, where he purshased a farm containing seventy-five acres.He married Jane Jackson, who was also from Irelandand to whom were born eight children Dr. James E. (desceased) being the youngest. He was born 1818 and died in 1875".
James Jackson b 1783 m Jane Jackson also had a son Hugh 1820-1862 m Ann Ferguson They had a son: Albert 1843-1915? of Oil City, Pulaski Township who states he is the "second cousin of General Jackson of Confederacy". "Genealogical and Period History of Beaver Co. PA." Vol 11 Beaver Co History, Ancestry.com
Here comes interesting possible connections: Hugh Jackson 1757- Will dated 1839. Beaver Co. PA. m Elizabeth in land deed m Janes in Will Children in Will: Hughm Elizabeth Williams Mary Cole Elizabeth Bennett James ??? Robert Will dated 1873 Pulaski Township".
In Hugh Jackson's Will 1833 he gave land on the Ohio River to his son Hugh, daugher Mary Cole, daugher Elizabeth Bennet. to sons Robert of Pulaski Township and James asks them to to take "care of the aged mother".
In Robert's Will of 1873 he leaves is estate to his sister, Elizabeth Bennett, Elizabeth's daughter Jane, Robert's brother Hugh and a friend John Ferguson of North Sewickley
I have found some Robert Jacksons in other townships of Beaver County but cannot document connection to the Robert in the letter.He is still a mystery.
As far as the" Andrew Jackson Bible" is concerned..here is an abstract from a news article published March 19, 1882 within the New York Times,and submitted for puplication by Samuel M. Duncan, Lexington, KY. "Duncan Ancestors Newsletter, vol.8 #1 Jan, 2000" "years ago I corresponded with Sameul Duncan of KY who wrote he owned a Bible containing names, dates, etc. of the Duncans who came to VA in 1722.A Thomas Duncan was of this colony and many Duncan decendants claim he went from VA to PA and it was Thomas Duncan who died in Cumberland Co 1776. My research has revealed NO proof of this or have I seen proof from any source." "The Duncan family came from Scotland."
At the end of the extracts from the family (Andrew Jackson's) bible is this quote from Samuel Duncan, printed in the New York Times... " In conclusion, I will inform you that when I reached home from Western North Caroina in the Fall of 1853. I wrote to Gov. Allstar requesting him to send some member of the Historical Society of SC and buy up this interesting relic. I also wrote to Gov. David S. Reed, of NC, about it and to the Hon. James C. Dobbin.In their letters which I have in my possession, they promised to send away immediately for it.Whether they ever secceeded in getting the book I never learned."
(Samuel surely tried to peddle this 'bible'.)
There are several problems with the names, dates, etc.No documentation has been found.One of the most glaring errors is:under Names of their children: Andrew Jackson Jr., born 15th of March 1767;baptished by the Rev. Isaac Keeting of Charleston. The name of the town was Charles Town.It was not called Charleston till years later. The third person entries of the births of the children do not reflect how a woman would do this. And the last: Under: Names of children of Hugh Jackson and Elizabeth Creath: Andrew Jackson, born July 29, 1737, baptised by Rev. Robert BarclayAug. 20, Andrew died 1769. (That last part was omitted from your recap) Andrew Jackson died 1767 just before his son Andrew was born. Per Robert Remini and Jon Meacham.