Here are some very brief notes.
It is believed that the MacKinnon family may have come over to Prince Edward Island from the Isle of Mull, Scotland. This is yet to be confirmed.
John Freeman JACKLIN was an escaped negro slave who fought for the British in the American Revolution. In return the British gave him an acre of land in Sherburne, Nova Scotia.
Several generations later the Jacklin family came to Prince Edward Island and changed their surname to JACKSON. I suspect they did this to start afresh and escape being classed as negroes as in the census returns in Nova Scotia they are listed as negros, but in photographs they appear white. Once in Prince Edward island they are listed as white and Scottish!
Many of the Jacklin family can be seen in a photograph included in an article on Shelburne Churchgoers on the Black Loyalists – Black Communities in Nova Scotia online resource of the Nova Scotia Museum website.
Are we related?
View the following descendant reports and if you see a name listed that you are connected to then we could be related. Please get in touch for further details.
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My thanks go to Gary and Gloria Llewellyn for 99% of this information. They are constantly sending me updates and have worked very hard for years on the MacKinnon genealogy. They have sent me alot more than is shown on this page as I have kept it brief concentrating on my family line.