Ringgold County Biographical Sketches
Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 338 - 339.
Rev. PHILLIP JACKSON
"Rev. Phillip JACKSON, residing on section 6, Benton Township, is a native of Guernsey County,
Ohio, born July 20, 1840, son of Elijah and Selida Jackson. He was reared on a farm and obtained his
education in the district schools of his native State.
At the breaking out of the civil war he was
one of the first to go forth in defense of union and liberty, enlisting in Company K, Thirtieth Ohio
Infantry. He was in the second engagement at Bull Run, and at South Mountain, September 14, 1862,
where he lost his right arm from a ball, an ounce in weight, which he still carries near his armpit
as a memento of what he gave to his country. He was honorably discharged in November, 1862, and
returned to Caldwell, Noble County, Ohio.
He was married September 23, 1865, to Miss Rachel Wiley,
daughter of David and Martha Wiley, of Noble County.
Mr. Jackson resided in Noble County until 1878,
when he removed to Washington County and remained until 1885; then came to
Ringgold County, and located on his present farm in Benton Township the following spring. His farm
contains eighty acres of as good land as can be found in the township. It is well cultivated and well
improved. He has a good residence, surrounded with native shade trees, out-buildings for stock, a
fine orchard of ninety trees, and an abundance of small fruits.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have three
children - William M., a qualified teacher, David Fay and Roxy Ann.
Mr. Jackson united with the
Methodist Episcopal church in 1870, and was licensed to preach in 1875. He has been an active worker
in the cause of his Master, and a strong advocate of temperance. Politically he is a Republican.
Postoffice, Clearfield, Taylor County."
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