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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


I. R. JACKSON, retired carpenter and contractor, was born in Cumberland Township, Greene County, Penn., April 19, 1824.  He is a son of Stephen and Hannah (Miller) Jackson, natives of this county.  His grandfather, a pioneer farmer, was born in Maryland.  Mr. Jackson, whose father was a millwright and carpenter, was the third in a family of five children.  He learned the carpenter trade, in which he engaged in Cumberland Township for a period of thirty-five years.  He was united in marriage April 12, 1846, with Mary A., daughter of B. M. and Martha (Murdock) Horner.  Mrs. Jackson’s parents were among the early settlers of the county.  Of the seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, only one survives—Emma C.  The deceased are:  James J., Mary Ann, Louisa J., Alice L., Stephen T. and Margaret A., who was the wife of William Grooms and mother of two children, one of which, James A. Grooms, is still living.  Mr. Jackson is a Democrat, and has served as burgess of Carmichaels Borough.  He and his wife are devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 2 July 2007

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