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from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa

Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, Pp. 338-39


Civil War Flags.jpg 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 [on August 26, 1861 as a Private] in Company K, Thirtieth Ohio Infantry. [He was promoted to Full Corporal on April 28, 1862.] 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 [3rd], 1862, [at Frederick, Maryland] 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.

NOTE: Reverend Philip JACKSON died in 1917. Rachel (WILEY) JACKSON was born in Noble County, Ohio, on May 18, 1841, and died of paralysis on April 15, 1912, Creston, Union County, Iowa. Rev. and Mrs. JACKSON were interred at Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

David Fay, son of Rev. Philip and Rachel (WILEY) JACKSON, was born in November of 1869, and died at the age of 27 years and 27 days on December 9, 1896, with interment at Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Rachel (WILEY) JACKSON was the second of three children born to David and Martha (GORBY) WILEY. David WILEY was born in Noble County, Ohio, on December 17, 1807, and died at the age of 42 years in 1850, Noble County, Ohio. David and Martha GROBY were married April 19, 1893, Noble County, Ohio. Martha, the daughter of Job GORBY (ca. 1760-1841, OH) and Hannah (RICHMOND) GORBY (? - 1756, OH), was born in Ohio County, Virginia, on June 30, 1808, and died at the age of 79 years in July 1887, near Maloy, Ringgold County, Iowa. David was interrred near Hiramsburg, Ohio, close to the family's homeplace at Coal Ridge, Ohio near the present-day Cambridge-Marietta turnpike. Martha was interred at Shay Cemetery near Maloy, Ringgold County, Iowa. Martha's father, Job GORBY, served as a scout during the War of 1812, and was a member of the Frontier Rangers of Washington County, Pennsylvania.

Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, Pp. 338-39, 1887.

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Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

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