|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1787|
Aberdeen City, Scotland
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 1867|
St. Louis County
Captain Charles Jack was a finely educated man, having completed a collegiate course at the early age of sixteen years. Entering the British army, he was commissioned lieutenant at the battle of Waterloo when only seventeen.
His father was for sixty years connected with King's College of Old Aberdeen, Scotland, serving as professor for the first twenty years, and later as principal of that noted institution. He died at the advanced age of ninety years. Of a roving disposition, Captain Jack traveled extensively, and previous to his marriage made a trip to South America to aid the people in one of their wars, but became disgusted with their patriotism and returned home on the next ship. Crossing the Atlantic to the United States, he became a pioneer of Illinois, settling in Ottawa in the summer of 1831, and erecting the first house at that place. It stood for many years but was finally burned down. Afterward he lived at the head of Peoria Lake, at the place called Rome, where he also built the first house, but in 1835 he removed to Knoxville, Knox county, conducting a store at that place for a short time. On selling out, he turned his attention to farming, but in 1838 took up his residence in New Boston, Mercer county, where he erected the largest house, but not the first.
After conducting a store at that place for four years, he located in Henry county, and again devoted his attention to farming.
Later he followed the same pursuit in Texas, where at one time he owned over ten thousand acres of land. During his residence there he made two trips to Kentucky and Illinois, besides various other long journeys, traveling on horseback and carrying his effects in saddle bags. He died at St. Louis, Missouri, in August, 1867, at the age of seventy years, and was buried in the cemetery at Rock Island.
He was an Episcopalian in faith, while his wife, who died in 1874, aged eighty years, was a consistent member of the Scotch Presbyterian church. They enjoyed the respect and esteem of all who knew them.
Grace Eliza Jack married Benjamin Dabney Ellett
Ann Caroline Jack married Edward Burrall
Grace Eliza Jack Ellett (1820 - 1850)*
Ann Caroline Jack Burrall (1821 - 1911)*
Mary Margaret Jack Harris (1828 - 1850)*
Rock Island County
Created by: Bob & AJ
Record added: Nov 04, 2012
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