Jackson, John, carpenter and farmer, Section 30; Post Office Mechanicsville; born in Pennsylvania in 1828; lived in Ohio eighteen years. He enlisted in the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served three years. He was taken prisoner, and was confined on Belle Island, and afterwards at Andersonville, and experienced all the atrocities of these places, and thinks the truth can never be fully portrayed. He came to this county in 1866; has held the office of School Director, and acted as President of the Board; owns eighty acres of land. He married Mrs. Cordelia A. James in October, 1873; her maiden name was Hinds, and she was born in New York; has one child by this marriage named Henry Leonard. Mr. Jackson has four children by former marriage, named Walter, Edwin, John and Frank. Mrs. Jackson had three children by former marriage--Eldred, Hattie and Maria.
Mustered in: 8/19/62, Co. B
Mustered out: 6/12/65, Camp Harker, Tn.
History of Cedar County, Iowa, 1878, Biographies - Fremont Township (J-Z)