Among the successful and well to do men of the vicinity of Dublin, we must mention the subject of this article, whose estate of three hundred and twenty acres of fine land lies about one mile southwest and has been made by his wise and industrious labors one of the most valuable of this section. Mr. Jackson has a fine residence, good barn and outbuildings and a general air of thrift pervades the premises. He pays attention to diversified farming and raising fine Berkshire and Poland China hogs.

John C. Jackson was born in Carroll County, Ohio, on March 18, 1855, being the son of Hugh and Margaret (Crawford) Jackson. The father was born in Pennsylvania on February 22, 1815, and died in August, 1885. He was a pioneer in Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa, dying in the last state. His grandparents were all natives of Ireland and were among the earliest settlers in. Ohio. The mother of our subject was born in Ohio, on March 7, 1815, and died in December, 1898.

John C. was taken by his parents to Illinois when four years old, and the family settled in Monmouth, where he received his education. In 1871 they all went to Warren County, Iowa, and there our subject labored with his father until he had reached the age of twenty-one, when he started the battle of life for himself. He visited the old home in Ohio, then returned to Iowa and took up farming and handling stock. In 1890 Mr. Jackson moved to Genesee, where he farmed until 1895, at which time he took up his present place. This has been the family home since that time and the scene of the wise labors of Mr. Jackson.

On January 1, 1880, Mr. Jackson married Miss Lucinda R., daughter of William and Mary (Allen) Simmons. The wedding occurred in Warren County, Iowa. Mr. Simmons was born in Kentucky in 18 19 and died in 1876. He was one of the very first settlers in Iowa. His wife was born in Spencer County, Indiana, in 182 1. Her grandparents settled in Kentucky with Daniel Boone and her great grandmother was a niece of that noted frontiersman. Mrs. Jackson was born in Iowa, on October 30, 1861, and has the following named brothers and sisters: Louis, John, Joseph, William. Elizabeth, Mary and Mahala. Mr. Jackson has the following named brothers and sisters: Elizabeth, Nancy J., James M.

Mrs. Jackson is a member of the Presbyterian Church; Mr. Jackson affiliate with the Masons and the M. W. A. He is a Republican and takes the part of an intelligent citizen. He is a member of the school board and has always evinced a great interest in these matters, laboring for advancement and progress.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903