Isaac Jackson was born in Giles county, Virginia, April 19, 1815, and died at his residence three miles south of Delphi on May 27, 1888. With his father’s family he moved to Union county, Indiana, in the year 1823, and removed to Carroll county in November, 1827, and settled on a farm now owned by the Bowen heirs, three miles south of Delphi. His father, Joseph Jackson, lived on the farm until his death. Isaac Jackson was married on September 23, 1841. to Eleanor Odell, who, with four children, survived him. He was well known throughout the county. He was a close student of books and nature, and was a fluent writer and speaker. Mr. Jackson opened up a good farm, and possessed mechanical genius. He was a pronounced spiritualist, and was identified with the growth of the county and favored all good enterprises.
John C. Odell, History of Carroll County, Indiana: Its People, Industries and Institutions (Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1973), p.170