Welcome to Quilted Family Trees: A place where families are stitched together.

This web site is dedicated to remembering and honoring our heritage. It hosts my Jackson and Gross family lines. My earliest known Jackson ancestor is Robert Jackson and my earliest known Gross ancestor is Calvin J. Gross.

Fellow Jackson descendants should note that this website is currently a companion site to Janie Jackson Kimble's website "Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York" and will eventually serve as its replacement. Janie and I have worked together for many years as co-collaborators and will continue to do so on this site.

Why the name Quilted Family Trees?

Throughout history, quilts have been enjoyed by people for many different reasons. Quilts provide warmth, beauty and signs of our heritage. Just as quilts provide clues to our history, this site allows researchers to come together and share their family's quilt square. Through bloodlines, marriage and even adoption, we are stitched together just like a quilt. We all have a story to remember and stories to tell. It's our hope that you'll sit down and tell those stories with all of us so they'll be preserved for future generations.

This web site is an effort to enable distant cousins to have a place to gather together to look for their connections and add to their family tree. Along with my own research, I have benefited from information that was generously submitted by these cousins and fellow researchers. So Welcome! Come sit on the quilt under the family tree and reminisce. We'd love to get better acquainted and hear about your side of the family. Explore our site, then drop me an email to tell me where you fit in. And perhaps you can fill in a lot of holes for all of us too! I hope you will find a connection here and contact me so your family can be added or updated in our family database. The more we share, the more we know!!

Come back often to see what's new and bring the rest of your family too!

******************************LATEST NEWS**********************************

4 June 2018 - Jackson family file updated. CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW located on the top left of the page.

8 Nov 2019 - Gross family file updated. CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW located on the top left of the page.

ATTENTION: - If you have photos to share, please send them to me at email: jerald.gross@gmail.com

Have a suggestion or clarification? - Click on Suggest located on each individual page right behind the Timeline tab at the top of the page.

********************IMPORTANT Jackson Family DNA NEWS**********************

Presently there are some branches of this clan that have been linked to our Patriarch Robert Jackson of Hempstead through DNA testing, but are still needing verification by paper.

1. Samuel Jackson Irish Revolutionary Soldier, d Greene, PA research conducted by Mike Jackson, John McAnally & J. Kimble.

URL: https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mike173294

2. Samuel Jackson and Vashti Greening of Stafford, Va. Research by John McAnally (rootsweb.com)

URL: https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SRCH&db=neck2017&surname=J

3. John Lynn and Isabelle Fristoe of Prince William & Fauquier, Va, Research by Mark Lynn (ancestry.com)

URL: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/5694545/person/6287677913/facts

Contact Us

email imageIf you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

**************Family Facebook Pages**********************

I encourage Gross Family member to join the Facebook page, Descendants of Calvin J. and Elizabeth Jane (Tharp) Gross.

I encourage Jackson Family member to join the Facebook page, Descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

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Grave of Stephen Alonzo Jackson
Grave of Stephen Alonzo Jackson
Descendants of Capt. Stephen Pomeroy Jackson
(See Descendants for greater detail)

1. Stephen Pomeroy Capt. Jackson
sp: Hannah Bailey
2. Hon. Joseph Blackwell Jackson
sp: Emily Bird Lorentz
2. Hon. Minter Jackson
Boy Scout Pioneers
Boy Scout Pioneers
Daniel Carter Beard (right) with Scouting founder Robert Baden-Powell (seated) and Ernest Thompson Seton (left)

This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division 
Daniel Carter Beard, Boy Scout Pioneer
Daniel Carter Beard, Boy Scout Pioneer
This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division 
Collage of Robert Jackson House in Hempstead, NY
Collage of Robert Jackson House in Hempstead, NY
I received this group of photos from a former boss and friend. Her family is from the area. 
Col Stephen Jackson
Col Stephen Jackson
Died at Chesterfield Court House, at an early hour on the morning of the 16th of November, Hon. Stephen Jackson. Although for several months his family and intimate friends had been admonished that the powers of his vigorous constitution were… 


Campbell, Benjamin
   b. 2 Jan 1765, Sussuex Co., New Jersey
Teitsworth, Sarah
   b. 10 Apr 1770, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey
Bolmer, Melina
   b. Abt 1752
Teitsworth, John
   b. Abt 1748, New Jersey
Hall, Helen Chatville
   b. 18 Jan 1908, Ravenswood, Jackson Co., West Virginia
Jackson, Carl Delmas
   b. 18 Feb 1907, Big Springs, Calhoun Co., West Virginia
Jackson, Robert
   b. 1620, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Jackson, Mary
   b. 1643, Hempstead, Queens Co., New York
Watson, William Washington
   b. 25 Aug 1835, Virginia
Jackson, Dr. Isaac Sr.
   b. 13 Mar 1817, Brownsville, Fayette Co., Pennsylvania

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