Randolph County, Indiana
Jesse W. Jackson
township, Randolph county, has an able exponent in twentieth century farming in
Jesse W. Jackson, whose excellent farm, three miles west of the city of
Winchester, is being rapidly brought to a state of perfection. Our subject has
not long resided in this vicinity, but he has been here long enough to prove
that he is a persistent and intelligent worker and a good citizen in every
was born on October 27, 1870, on a farm in Stony Creek township,
this county. He is a son of Isom and Susan J. (Moore) Jackson, a highly
respected old couple of this locality. A complete sketch of them appears in
another part of this work. These parents are still living in Stony Creek
Jesse W. Jackson
grew to manhood on the home farm in his native township and county, and he
attended the country district schools, and helped with the general farm work.
He remained with his parents on the home farm until he was married, September
5, 1891, having selected for his life-companion Millie B. Pursley,
a daughter of James M. and Mary E. (Addington) Pursley, a well-known
family of Randolph county.
Four children have
been born to the union of our subject and wife, named in order of birth as
follows: Norval W., born February 9, 1894; Rolland W., born April
22, 1898; Miltie O., born May 6, 1900; Edith Olive, born
August 19, 1903.
Our subject first
settled on a farm two and one-half miles southeast of Farmland, where he
carried on general farming for a period of twenty years with ever increasing
success. In the spring of 1912 he removed to his present place three miles west
of the county-seat and here he is meeting with his usual success as a general
agriculturist and stock raiser, ranking with the best in White River township.
This move was made because he wanted a larger farm as his boys had grown to
young manhood and he wanted to give them an opportunity at home, to teach them
farming by his own methods. He devotes much attention to stock raising and
feeding, being regarded as one of the best hog raisers in Randolph county, and
a goodly share of his annual income is derived in this manner. In both breeding
and feeding he has been very successful.
has always been a Republican in politics and he has long been active and deeply
interested in public affairs, however has never been an office seeker, not
caring to neglect his farming. He and his family are members of the Friends
church and are active supporters of the church and Sunday school. They stand
well in this community as they did in their old one.
Past and Present of Randolph County, Indiana, 1914.
Contributed by Gina Richardson
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