Mr. Jackson was born on the 4th day of June, 1782, in the state of Pennsylvania. At the age of three or four years, his father, Isaac Jackson, removed to Franklin County, Virginia. Upon arriving at the age of twenty-one years, he apprenticed himself to a stonemason, and learned that trade. On the 15th of June, 1814, he married Rebecca Burk; he then resided in Giles County, Virginia. In the Fall of 1823, he emigrated to the West, and settled in Union County, Indiana. He remained there (except one year in Preble County, Ohio,) until October, 1827, at which time he came to the Deer Creek settlement, arriving here in November. He settled in the woods, having secured a lease on the school section above Delphi, on which land he opened up a small farm. He remained on this farm until March, 1831, when he again broke up, and settled on his own land in the green woods, two and a half miles south of Delphi.
He died on his farm, on the 24th day of January, 1851, leaving a numerous and respectable family.
James Hervey Stewart, Recollections of the early settlement of Carroll County, Indiana (Chicago: n.p., 1872), pp.209-210.