From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 831-832



Edwin Jackson was born in Otsego Township, on the old homestead, Jan. 20, 1844, a son of Theophilus and Mary Ann (Carter) Jackson.  His father came to Steuben County before his marriage and bought a tract of wild land.  After his marriage he settled on section 19, where he now owns 234 acres of land all finely improved.  In the early days of the county he was one of the township's most prominent men, serving several terms as Trustee and in other positions where reliable and responsible men were needed.  For the past seven years he and his wife have been living a retired life at Pleasant Lake.  Five children were born to them -- Edwin is the eldest; Lenora, wife of Henry Gaylord. Sarah, wife of James Stellar; George, a resident of Michigan; and Frank, who died at the age of four years.  Edwin Jackson was reared and educated in Otsego Township, and has always made the old homestead his home.  He has by his manly and upright dealings won the respect and confidence of his fellow townsmen.  He was married April 17, 1870, to Sarah Stellar, a native of Ohio, born March 28, 1847, daughter of William and Sarah Stellar, both now deceased.  Two children have been born to them -- Maude and Clyde.  Mr. Jackson is one of the leading Democrats of the county, and in 1884 was the party's nominee for County Treasurer, but as his party is largely in the minority was defeated.



Submitted by Kim Davoli