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Andrew Jackson - Morgan County, Ohio to Clarke County, Iowa

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Andrew Jackson - Morgan County, Ohio to Clarke County, Iowa

Posted: 5 Apr 2013 6:56AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: James, Jackson, Freeman


From reprint of "A Clarke County History”, Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886. p. 104

ANDREW JACKSON, one of the early settlers of Liberty Township, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, July 29, 1815. His parents, George and Nancy (James) Jackson, were pioneers of that county. His father was a native of New York, and mother of New Jersey. His paternal grandfather, George A. Jackson, was a Revolutionary soldier and died in the service. His father, when fourteen years of age, was bound to service at the blacksmith’s trade at Marietta, Ohio, a trade that he followed during his active life.
He died at Marietta many years ago; his wife’s death preceded his.

Andrew Jackson was the second child, and only son, of his parents. He worked on a farm from the time he was of sufficient age until he was twenty-one years old, giving his wages in support of his father’s family.
In August, 1837, he married Elizabeth Freeman, daughter of Jonathan Freeman, of Muskingum County, Ohio, where she was born.

After marriage Mr. Jackson followed farming in Morgan County until 1845, then emigrated to McLean County, Illinois, where he remained until 1856.
In September, of that year, he came to Clarke County and has since resided in Liberty Township.
When he came here his family consisted of himself, wife and four children. The first two or three years he lived at the old village of Liberty.
He had visited the county in 1854, and purchased eighty acres of land on section 9. In 1859 he settled on his land and commenced improvements. May 23, 1880, his wife passed away at the age of sixty years. She was a consistent member of the Methodist church.

They reared seven children--John Wesley resides in Nevada, served in the late war in Company D, Thirty-ninth Iowa Volunteers; Melvina, wife of James Spencer, of Lucas County; Joseph Freeman, a resident of Furnas County, Nebraska; Anna, wife of George Earlywine, Liberty Township; Mary, wife of Lemuel McKinney; Thomas resides on the old homestead; Jane, widow of James Wilkinson, resides in Liberty Township.
Mr. Jackson resides on his farm of 120 acres. He is a member of the Methodist church , and politically an ardent Democrat.



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