The item submitted by Gerald K. McGinty is stimulating and very informative. Gerald did not have Joseph Jackson McGinty after about 1830s in Miss. Joseph Jackson moved to Conway County Arkansas in about 1840. He is not shown in the 1840 Miss. Census nor the 1840 Arkansas rolls. He is shown in the 1850s as being married to a Melissa Shaw and had three children by that marriage. They were: Thomas William and Mary. Joseph Jackson died in Conway county Ar. in 1851 leaving his widow, three children by Melissa in addition to those whom he left behind in Miss. and possibly in Alabama. I do believe from what I have been able to find he married Elizabeth Heard in Miss. Louise Scroggins in Miss. We don't know what happened to those wives in Miss. Joseph Jackson met and married Melissa Shaw in Conway County Arkansas after 1840 because their first child was born in 1844. That son was my Gr grandfather Thomas B.McGinty.