Howard, thanks for the info. I have seen children for John Jackson listing only some of their children with Mary missing but I found Mary in some listings. One of those is off the internet on ancestry.com.
Vails, FitzRandolphs and Shotwells intermarried with the Laings. I descend from Laings too. Near Tucson, AZ were some 1800s stagecoach/other stations named Vail Station, Marsh station and Manning Station. There are roads by the name of Vail and Marsh Station there. i feel these people came from New Jersey area. That is where my Laings are from. Are you related to Jacksons. I have seen a book on the History of the Jackson Family from Hempstead, LI., NY. thanks, martie