Our Jackson & Sala Family History
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Genealogy - Where you confuse the dead & irritate the living. Welcome to `Our Little Corner of the World` & now starring in our family tree are actresses Kate Bosworth & Anne Hathaway. I am Gigi Monet Jackson & this is our `NeverEnding Story`.
About Our Jackson & Sala Family History

OUR SITE DEDICATION: In remembrance of those who have gone before us.


This site is committed to the search for our family's ancestors and their descendants to be shared 
with all our family members far and near and to show and prove how we are all one large family.

I am Gigi Monet Jackson, born as Jerry Moran Jackson Aug 9, 1947 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia. 
My former middle name Moran was for Capt Joseph Edward Moran known as "Iron Mike" of the World War 
II US naval cruiser, USS Boise CL-47, my Dad's ship during WWII. My parents are Roy Simpson Jackson 
Jr. born in Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia on Dec 31, 1919 and Iva Ruth Johnson born in Modesto, 
Stanislaus Co., California on Oct 2, 1921. My parents were married in Reno, Washoe Co., Nevada on 
May 19, 1942 prior to the war and my dad leaving for Pearl Harbor. I am the second born of three. 
I have an older sister by four years, Linda Marilynn Jackson, and a younger sister by three years, 
Cherie Jeanette Jackson. My spouse is Christine Susan (Sala) Jackson, born May 23, 1951 in 
Rockville Centre, Nassau Co., Long Island, New York. We were married Jun 26,1971 in Ringgold, 
Catoosa Co., Georgia. We met, where we now live, in Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Texas. Our one 
daughter is Kira-Leigh Nicole Jackson, born Nov 4, 1982 in Arlington, Tarrant Co., Texas. Our 
daughter was married Sept 15, 2009 in Austin, Travis Co., Texas. Her husband is Benjamin John Baker 
born in North Yorkshire, England on Jan 21, 1984 where they now live. I was born and raised in the 
southeastern states of Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina. I lived in cities while 
growing up such as Atlanta and Smyrna in Georgia; St. Petersburg in Florida; Memphis and Chattanooga 
in Tennessee; and Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, and Greenville in South Carolina. Later, at the 
age of 21 in 1968 I relocated to Dallas, Texas where I began my adult life. Met my spouse in 1970 
and in 1971 joined the Navy and was married. We have since lived in Arlington and Grand Prairie in 
Texas, Norcross in Georgia, and Ripley and Millington in Tennessee.

Thus far, our family lines entails more than 7,800 individuals, better then 1500 surnames, and 39 
generations beginning with 1 generation forward of our daughter's and going back to about the year 
1080 in two separate family lines which began in two different countries, England and France. A 
third family line goes back as far as the year 966 during the time period of the Norman Conquest. 
So far, countries of origin of individuals migrating to the USA in our families are: England, 
France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy (Sicily), Scotland, and Sweden. Among these were those of 
royal blood, farmers, laborers, and those of both religious and political persecution. Many were of 
multi-religious convictions including those of Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, LDS, and Quaker. Many 
were those involved with the movement west and the settling of this great country, the United 
States of America, from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia to 
Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska and onward west to Washington, Oregon and California. A 
number of family members fought on both sides of the Civil War, literally kinfolk fighting 
kinfolk. Many of the family pioneers going west were Mormons, both LDS and RLDS. One of our family 
lines, through my father's mother, my 8th great-grandparents Richard and Margaret Haines, whom 
arrived in America on the ship "Amity" in 1682, is even shared by former President, George W. Bush 
of the United States. Richard and Margaret Haines, likewise, are President Bush's 8th great-
grandparents through his mother's mother making George W. Bush and myself 9th cousins. 

The following are some of the primary ancestral family surname lines of our research listed in 
family groupings: My Father's Line (Jackson, Bosworth, McEntyre, Claspy, Potts, Scoggins, 
Hathaway, Butler, Arthur, Dorsey, Pancoast, Haines, Bryant, Collins, Ogborne, & Scattergood); My 
Mother's Line (Johnson, Osborn, Cox, Mathena, Catlin, Rockwell, Emerick, Spence, Robinson, Havens, 
Tuttle, Henderson, Argenbright, Anderson, Palmer, Lorish, Curry, Sims, Routt, Thorpe, Wentworth, 
Hales, Swinnowe, Flintell, Throckmorton, Matthew, Hartley, & Scargill); My Spouse's Father's Line 
(Sala, Silverberg, LaRosa, & Leggio); My Spouse's Mother's Line (Bangert, Amberger, Weber, 
Holzhauer/Holzbauer, & Helfrich). Of course there are numerous more surnames not mentioned. You 
may view the "List of Last Names" for additional names to locate a particular line of one of our 
major surnames. The information in this site is not absolute and is always changing based on the 
gathering of newly found data from a variety of records & individuals. If you have any information 
regarding data on this site & would like to contribute additional information please contact us by 
either of the methods as noted. Note: All living individuals's information has been privatized 
upon request. This information may be provided upon request to other extended family members. I 
now maintain 36 family trees for other individuals other then my own and I am also involved with 
setting up memorials on Find A Grave website.

In my research since I started this venture in 1995, after losing my parents in 1994-1995, I 
have discovered many amazing stories which I share a couple of below under "Stories". It's taught 
me humility and to appreciate others, who came before us, who lived and sacrificed to make life 
better to all who follow. I believe this is our main purpose on earth. To come together, help, 
serve, support, and love one another. I believe our greatest gifts are those given to us by our 
Father which are One Another, Life itself, His son Jesus who came to teach us how to be and show 
us the way, His Word the Bible to show us who He is, Love which includes the nine fruits of the 
spirit, and Family which not only includes our own immediate, but each other .. all people on 
earth! To show how each and everyone of us who have lived and now living are connected here are a 
few additional notable individuals that are in my own tree and others I am kin to through blood 
Elizabeth "Bess" Throckmorton whom was Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth 1st of England and who 
married Sir Walter Raleigh is one of my distant relatives through my Throckmorton blood line. A 
couple of my daughter's generation are actresses Kate Bosworth born Catherine Ann Bosworth and 
Anne Hathaway born Anne Jacqueline Hathaway born just 8 days after my daughter. I also have ties
to Reba McEntire, Pres. Richard Nixon, Pres. Gerald Ford, Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who married her
5th cousin once removed, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt, as well as, Anne Hathaway who was married
to William Shakespeare.

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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