Research from my cousin Roger Jacklin: I know nothing of Robert Jacklin. However can tell you of the fate of one Robinson Jacklin. According to family legend and a local historian, Robinson stowed away on a ship (unknown port of embarkation or vessel name) in 1831 bound for the New World at the age of 15. A cobblers apprentice, probably sold into it, he arrived in Canada a freeman. In looking at the 1867 census records for Foley Twnshp Prov, of Ontario ( just south of Parry Sound on Georgian Bay, one of the prettiest parts of the Province) he is listed as 51yrs. occ. farmer, origin England and Religion a simple CofE, for Church of England. He is accompanied by three sons. Andrew, George and William and no wife on the census. A fourth son died in a lumber mill accident as a young boy so family legend has it. This was a very rough and tumble part of the country, Indians( now tame casino millionares), mosquitos (still here), poor soil (no soil as far as I can see) and huge towering stands of 100' white pine as far as you could see ( only a smattering of virgin pine remain). So forest products, and subsistance farming were the order of the day. Also did I mention this land was being given away by the crown in sections to those who would venture north to work it. That's what enticed the stowaway with no means when he landed at Kingsville ,Ontario.
The forest business was lumber and tam bark, shipped south to York (now Toronto). Tam was more lucrative used by tanners to make tannic acid for tanning hides.In fact the C.F. Jacklin Lumber Co. operated up until the 1970's before being swallowed by a conglomerate.
Most of the Jacklins in Canada are decendant of that stowaway.We've had reunions in the past in Parry Sound at the Orange Hall in Foley on Jacklin Cresent, now politically correct called the Community Hall, not many Orangemen around these days. I do remember the regalia on the walls as a young boy, now gone.
I'm fifth generation and my sons are the sixth. I'd be very interested in anything you might have on long lost sons who disappeared around 1831