biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
SAMUEL JACKSON, pleasantly located on section 2, in Des Moines Township, is a native of Ireland, born in 1840, and a son of Joseph and Belle (Bradley) Jackson, both natives of the same country. In 1841 the parents of our subject came to America and located in Ottawa, Canada, where Samuel was reared and where he resided until twenty-one years of age, when he commenced sailing on the lakes, and followed this for seven years. He then went to Monroe County, Ill., where he was married. Jan. 15, 1867, to Miss Sarah Isabel Waddell, a native of that county and State, and daughter of Stephen Waddell. Eight children have been the result of this union, seven of whom are now living: Anna Luella, born Jan. 24, 1868;. Joseph Stephen, Jan. 13, 1872; James Edward, Jan. 13, 1875; Andrew, Dec. 29, 1877; Ida, April 17, 1879; Ernest, Feb. 13,1881; Grover Cleveland, May 9, 1884; Nancy Belle was born July 11, 1870, and died in August, 1871. In 1868 Mr. Jackson came to Oskaloosa, Iowa, and engaged four months in working on the railroad, when he moved to a farm four miles south of Oskaloosa. After three months he engaged in railroading at Leighton, and thence went to Union County, Iowa, where he also remained but a short time, and then returned to the farm south of Oskaloosa, where he lived ten months. He then purchased five acres of land in Des Moines Township, to which he moved, and on which he lived until 1875, when he bought forty acres of land on section 2, and built a house, where he still resides, engaged in farming. He now owns 120 acres of land, all of which is well improved. Mr. Jackson is a member of the I. O. O. F., and also of the K. of P. In politics he is a Greenbacker, and has been Township Trustee. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Jackson was a civil engineer, and was for some time in the Government employ in Ireland. His father died in 1842, and his mother in the winter of 1863. No man enjoys the respect and confidence of his friends and neighbors to a higher degree than does Mr. Jackson.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy