Cape Breton and the Jackson Kith and Kin
Mainly the story of the Loyalists, disbanded soldiers, and other venturesome British subjects who, between 1784 and 1800, settled the fertile lands around Sydney Harbour and other coastal areas of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Among these were the Jackson family of Upper North Sydney which soon penetrated into Ingonish, Cape North, and Port Hood. Though Part II contains the names of about 2500 descendants of William Jackson, to the ninth generation, it also traces the settlement and family origins of over one hundred other early Cape Breton families.
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This book is invaluable when it comes to the history of the Jackson family In Cape Breton and indeed Cape Breton History In general. I own a signed copy of this book and I'm afraid i have used it so much it has fallen apart. I of course am a Jackson and have also added a couple of generations to the tree.
As a descendant mentioned in this book, I find it to be an invaluable resource for family genealogy. It is in pieces from reading and researching from it many, many times over the years. Since it was published, there are several more generations of kith and kin.
I am of the 8th generation.
Building log homes Clearing land First crops
Early transportation by water and land First roads
Early families from Kellys Beach to Point Edward
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