James Jameson & Janet Keen
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A book titled Samuel Ferguson who married Mary Jameson

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Elizabeth Davidson Harbaugh, who wrote Davidson Genealogy, stated on page 291 that the Jameson family was of Celtic origin and that they migrated from Scotland to Ireland in 1616. She further writes that JAMES JAMESON, the Scotch-Irish progenitor, migrated to North America , with wife JANE and their seven children, settling in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. He died prior to 1743, the year his estate was settled. William Jameson, one of their sons, was born 1697 and married Sarah Collins 28 march 1722 (Christ Church, Philadelphia. William and Sarah moved to Augusta County, Virginia, circa 1745, where he qualified for Justice November 1751. His will, written 20 December 1752 and proved 21 March 1753, named his eldest son John, sons George, Andrew and William, and wife Sarah, who was executrix (Augusta Co. will Book 1, page 472).


Index & abstracts of Deeds of Lancaster Co, Penn 974.815 Vol 1 Mayhill

Page 53 E-36 7-28-1755: 105 a., Little Britain twp; William Jameson of Little Britain twp. mortg. To John Allison of same pl. (sat. 1761)(Williamís mother, JANNET JAMESON to him 1745; pat to JANET 1743 & another tract to William same yr.).


The Davidson Genealogy by Elizabeth Davidson Harbaugh P291-2

The Jameson Family of Celtic origin and earlier lived in Scotland. In 1616 migrated to Ireland - sent there by James I, Protestant King of England where they remained until driven out by King James II.

JAMES JAMESON our Scotch-Irish progenitor distinguished himself by personal bravery and military prowess when a young man at the Battle of the Boyne and other engagements, attracted the attention of William III who as a reward of merit conferred on him the honorary title of "Sir and Knight", which entitled him to "coat of arms". 23 years later in 1713, JAMES and wife JANET, migrated to North America with their seven children, settling in Lancaster Co., Pa. JAMES died prior to 1743 as his estate was settled in that year, each child receiving its proper share of land in that County. Ch. 7:

1.  John b. 1693, m 1st --? 2nd Janet Keen

2.  Samuel

3.  William - of him later

4.  Adam d from over exertion in wrestling

5.  Sarah m --? Wilson

6.  Jane m --? Gibson

7.  Martha, m --?Allison, resided in Shelby, Ky.


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