the "History of Monroe and Shelby Counties", 1884, pages
466 and 467
C. Jackson (Farmer, Post-office, Woodlawn), History of Monroe
County, 1884, pages 466 and 467
and wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Houden, were early settlers
in Monroe county. Here the father became a responsible
farmer and respected citizen, and he and his wife won the esteem
and high regard of all who knew them. They reared a worthy
family of children, and among these was James C., the subject of
the present sketch. He was born December 7, 1850, and was
brought up to farm work, having an opportunity, however, to obtain
a good common school education, which he did not fail to improve.
At the age of 20 he struck out in the world for himself, and,
feeling a little lonely after leaving the old family hearthstone,
he concluded to have a hearthstone of his own and somebody to sit
by it, whose grace and beauty would be a feast for his eyes and
heart. Accordingly, on the 6th of March, 1871, he was duly
united in the bonds of matrimony with miss Anna R. Webb, a lady
whose charms were more enrapturing than the beauty of all the
stars, and whose lovely tresses swept in the summer zephyrs like
the Milky Way that floats serenely in the sky. She was,
indeed, a lady of rare beauty of form and feature, her loveliness
of person only being exceeded by the beauty and gentleness of her
mind and the excellence and tendernes of her heart. This
union has proved one of great happiness, and Mrs. Jackson still
presides over the home that she was brought to be queen of
with that grace and refinement that are possible only to one of
the most ladylike sensibilities.
Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson have been singularly unfortunate in the loss of their
children, having buried four of the nine with whom heaven blessed
them, but the Lord giveth all we have, and in His good wisdom He
taketh away. Let the will of the Lord be done. The
five living are: Ernest, Reid, Minnie, Bobbie and Sunie.
Those deceased were: Maggie, Eli, Lloyd and Cephas.
Mr. Jackson has been farming, and still is following that
occupation. He is an industrious man and, above all, a good
husband, eminently worthy of the queenly wife who adorns his home
with her lovely presence.