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Surnames: JACKSON, CALDWELL, MITCHELTREE, WILSON, PORTER, HUBBARD
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William Jackson, one of the pioneers of Wayne County, Iowa, and at present county
recorder, was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, December 25, 1822, a son of Thomas and
Catherine (Caldwell) Jackson. The Jackson family were pioneers of the Keystone State, and
active participants in the early Indian wars of that State and also in the war of the
Revolution. The great-grandfather of our subject was captured by the Indians, but was
rescued by the famous Poe brothers, noted Indian fighters. The parents of our subject
were both born in the year 1797, the father dying in 1838. The mother survived her
husband until 1881, dying at the advanced age of eighty-four years. William Jackson was
reared to manhood in his native county, and was there married at the age of twenty-three
years to Miss Lucinda Mitcheltree, who died in 1851. The same year, soon after the death
of his wife, Mr. Jackson came to Wayne County, Iowa locating in Walnut Township, where he
engaged in farming. He !
was again married in December, 1853, to Miss Grace E. Wilson, and after her death he
married Mrs. Susan E. (Porter) Hubbard. Mr. Jackson has but two children living-Emma C.
and Charles, both by his second marriage and now living in Kansas. Ten children are
deceased, several of whom reached maturity and left families. Politically Mr. Jackson
affiliates with the Democratic party. In 1856 he was elected clerk of the District Court,
and removed to the county seat, serving in that capacity for five years, after which he
was variously employed till the fall of 1882, when he was elected county recorder and has
since held that office by re-election.
Biographical and Historical Record of
Wayne and Appanose Counties P-293/294
Interstate Publishing Co