Biography of T. C. Jackson
Howard County, IN Biographies





T. C. JACKSON was born in Randolph County, Ind., February 23, 1842, and was the son of Jefferson and Rachel (Bales) Jackson, both of English descent. Jefferson Jackson was a native of North Carolina, and came with his parents to Randolph County, Ind., where he afterward married. In 1843 he removed to Michigan and remained three years; here his wife died, and he then married Miss Rebecca Mann. Eight years after their marriage, she died, leaving one daughter, Rachel. and in 1858 he was married to his present wife, Mrs. Mary (Johns) Toll. Two children bless this union, Martha A. and Jennie. Mr. Jackson removed to Howard County in 1848, locating in Union Township; here he cleared sixty acres of land, built a log cabin and resided until 1882, when he located in Grant County; from 1861 to 1864, he was Captain of the Home Guards; he is a member of the Republican party, and a member and liberal supporter of the Society of Friends. The subject of this sketch was but a small boy when his father came to Howard County; he worked on the farm until 1859, when he went into Wisconsin and labored on a farm for $10 per month. At the age of nineteen, he was mustered into the Sixth Battery Light Artillery, of Wisconsin; he was in the battle at New Madrid, Island No. 10, Shiloh. Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and was with Sherman through to Atlanta; he then returned to Nashville, and participated in the battles at Rome, Franklin and Atlanta; he received one slight scalp wound by a piece of shell at Missionary Ridge; he reenlisted, January 1, 1863, at Larkinsville, Ala., and was honorably discharged at Chattanooga July 19, 1865; he immediately returned to this county, rented land and began farming; he started in life a poor boy, but through economy and labor he has made a good home of 160 acres, well improved with good buildings; he is an active member of the Republican party; he was married in 1865 to Miss Mary J daughter of Jesse Ware; she was born August 2, 1847, and is an active member of the Christian Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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