Biography of Jesse G. Jackson
Tipton County, IN Biographies





JESSE G. JACKSON, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Jackson, natives of North Carolina, was born in Wilkes County, N. C., September 30, 1818. In 1830, his parents came to Rush County, Ind., where they spent the remainder of their days. Our subject was reared a farmer's boy and received a good education, which was completed at Falmouth, Rush Co., Ind. He then taught school in Rush, Fayette and Hancock Counties about five years, and later lived on a rented farm until 1847, when he purchased eighty acres of unimproved land in Hancock County. He cultivated this farm until 1852, when he purchased a farm in Shelby County, but soon sold this and bought 200 acres, upon which he lived eleven years. In 1854, he began his labors as a minister in the Old School Baptist Church, and was ordained in 1855. In 1865, he came to Tipton County and located on his present place. He was instrumental in organizing Providence Church in Liberty Township, and has taken charge of this church since 1865; he has also charge of the churches at West Providence, Howard County, Taylor Creek, Grant County, and Lebanon, Henry County. During his ministerial career, he has traveled and preached in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Among his many converts are four ministers-John G. Sawin, Robert W. Thompson, William N. Thorp and Peter W. Sawin, all of Central Indiana. Mr. Jackson was married in Howard County, Ind., May 6, 1841, to Hannah C. McQueary, daughter of Elder Morgan and Mary (Case) McQueary. This union is blessed with three children - Sarah E. Pratt, Hannah E Davenport and Morgan M. Mr. Jackson is an earnest Christian man, is a highly respected citizen, and politically is a member of the Democratic party.

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


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