Hello Iris. I don't know if there is a connection but I guess that's why we are on this site. My great grandfather's name is Samuel Jackson from St. Croix. I don't know who his parents are. I've been told he might be a brother to an Elvina Jackson or Clara Jackson. Samuel also married Leonora Messer. I believe he emigrated to New York City maybe in 1910. I just came from St. Croix in July on the 6 - 13. It was my first time. We had a family reunion. It was lovely. Can't wait to go back. I also know that name Christiansen. I think they are linked to some Hansens. Well anyway let me know. Thanks.