|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1846|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 1939|
Bio from Tippecanoe County IN Past & Present 1909
Ferdinand Cortez Jackson
Clearly defined purpose and determined, persistent effort in the affairs of life
will inevitably result in the attaining of a due measure of success, but in
following our the career of one who has attained success by his own efforts
there comes into view the intrinsic individually which made such accomplishment
possible, and thus there is granted an incentive and inspiration, while at the
same time there is enkindled a feeling of respect and admiration. The qualities
which have made Mr. Jackson one of the prominent and successful men of
Tippecanoe county have also brought him the esteem of his fellow-citizens, for
his career has been one of well-directed energy, strong determination and
Ferdinand C. Jackson was born in Carroll county, Missouri, on the 3d of April,
1846, and is a son of Philip and Hulda (McCleary) Jackson. Philip Jackson was a
native of the state of Ohio, and his death occurred on May 19, 1852. He was
brought to Tippecanoe county by his parents and his father died here in 1865.
Philip spent his early years in Tippecanoe county and secured a fair education
in the public schools. He learned the trade of carpenter at which he worked the
greater part of the time. Some time after his marriage, and after the birth of
his first child, the family moved to the state of Missouri, where he worked at
his trade and also farmed to some extent. He was fairly successful in whatever
he undertook and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him. He was an active
member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His death occurred in 1852, and in
1855 his widow brought her family back to Tippecanoe county, where she spent her
remaining days. Mrs. Jackson was a native of Ohio and came to Tippecanoe county
in a very early day with her parents, who were numbered among the honored
pioneers of this locality. To Philip and Hulda Jackson were born five children,
namely: Isabel, who was born in Tippecanoe county, is deceased; Christopher C
lives in West Lafayette; the subject of this sketch is the next in the order of
birth; Missouri Ann married a Mr. Hain and lives in West Lafayette; Margaret,
who became the wife of a Mr. Albertson, resides in Lafayette.
Ferdinand Jackson was nine years of age when his mother brought her five
children back to her old home in Tippecanoe county, and here he received a fair
education in the common schools, considering his opportunity for attendance. He
was compelled to take upon himself at an early age the burden of making his own
living, having practically paid his own way since he was nine years old. At the
age of twenty-one years, he married Marinza J. Hain. Mrs. Jackson was born in
Tippecanoe county on November 11, 1848, and is a daughter of Leonard Hain, who
was a native of Ohio and an early settler in Tippecanoe county. To Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson have been born seven children, as follows: Alice, born December 4, 1869,
married Cassius Henderson, of Carroll county, Indiana, and is the mother of four
children; Benjamin P., born July 25, 1871, and now living in Carroll county,
married Mary Gosma, who has born him one child: Willard L., of West Lafayette,
was born June 13, 1874, married Daisy Eichinger and they have one child; Hattie
May, born September 7, 1876, became the wife of Joseph Henderson, of Carroll
county, and they have one child; Florinda Bell, born September 10, 1878, is the
wife of R. Morehouse, of Carroll county, and they are the parents of four
children; Thomas O., born November 5, 1883, is at home, as is Edward, who was
born December 22, 1885.
Mr. Jackson has followed agricultural pursuits practically all his life and has
been fairly successful in his efforts. He is the owner of a splendid farm in
section 2, township 24, Wabash township, and here may be found evidences of the
progressive methods followed by the owner of the land. The land was under
cultivation when he came into possession of it, but practically all the
improvements in the way of buildings have been placed upon it by Mr. Jackson.
He has not confined his efforts to any special line of farming, but has raised
all the crops common to this section of the country. In politics, Mr. Jackson
is a Republican, and gives that party his earnest support. He is deeply
interested in county and township affairs, but cares nothing for the honors of
office. In religion, he is a member of the Free Baptist church in White county,
to which he renders a generous support. In the broadest sense of the term he is
a self-made man and is eminently deserving of the confidence and esteem which is
freely accorded him in the community.
Obit for Ferdinand Jackson Lafayette IN Journal & Courier 21 Jun 1939
Civil War Hero Dies Sitting in Chair at Home
F.C. Jackson, 94, Was Last of Local Veterans Group Going to War from Tippecanoe
Ferdinand C. Jackson, 94, Civil war hero and retired farmer, died unexpectedly
of a heart attack at 9:15 Wednesday morning at his home, 340 North Salisbury
street, West Lafayette.
His death removes the last of Tippecanoe County veterans of the War of the
Rebellion who enlisted in county, and leaves but two of the original "Boys in
Blue" in the local community.
Mr. Jackson, despite his advanced years, had been in relatively good health.
Wednesday morning he returned from garden and had been shaved, when he slumped
over in his chair, gasped several times and expired. The body was removed to
the Rogers and Henderson funeral home.
Long Trip by Water
A native of Missouri, he was born April 3, 1846, at DeWitte, on the Missouri
river. His parents, Philip and Huldah MacCleary Jackson, had resided in
Tippecanoe County before going to Missouri. The father died when Ferdinand was
a small boy, and the widow brought her family back here, making the trip
entirely by water, via the Missouri, Mississippi rivers, and from Vincennes to
Lafayette on the old Wabash and Erie canal. Mr. Jackson related that a dike
broke near Vincennes, permitting canal water to escape, and as a result, their
boat settled in canal mud for ten days before the break could be repaired and
the journey resumed. The family arrived here July 4, 1855, and took up
residence near Hebron, in Wabash township, on the Grand Prairie.
Returns From War
At the age of 15 he returned to Missouri and for a year was employed by the
government as a mule driver. Coming back here, he enlisted in 1864, at the age
of 18, for Civil war service. He was a member of Co. D, 150th Indiana
Volunteers and served in the Army of the Potomac under General McClelland. At
the conclusion of the war he was honorably discharged and returned here. March
26, 1867, he married Marinza Jane Hain, near the old Jamison school. The
remainder of his life, with the exception of six years in White county, was
spent in Wabash township, where he was a successful farmer.
In 1913 he moved to West Lafayette, residing in the same house until he died.
His wife died in 1915, and later he was married to Mrs. Lizzie Talbert of
Clinton county, who died in 1936. He attended Badger Grove Baptist church for
50 years, and was a member of this denomination nearly 75 years.
Went To Gettysburg
Mr. Jackson was long an active member of Logan-Taylor post G.A.R., and served
many years as its adjutant. A year ago, in company with his three sons, he went
to Gettysburg to attend the national reunion of Union and Confederate soldiers,
as a guest of the government.
Surviving are three sons: Willard L., of Lafayette, and Thomas O. and Edward, of
West Lafayette, with two daughters, Mrs. Hattie M. Henderson, Delphi and Mrs.
Florinda B. Morehouse, route 7. Two children, Alice and Benjamin F., preceded
him in death, and he was the last of a family of five children.
The funeral will be held at the West Lafayette Baptist church Friday afternoon
at 2:30, the body to lie in state in the church from 1 to 2:30 that afternoon.
Friends may call there then or at the family home after 5 Thursday evening.
Burial in Hebron cemetery.
John Rishel and Samuel Quanco are now the community's only living verterans of
the Civil war.
Marinza Jane Hain Jackson (1848 - 1915)*
Benjamin Philip Jackson (1871 - 1910)*
Hattie May Jackson Henderson (1877 - 1967)*
Florinda Bell Jackson Morehouse (1879 - 1967)*
Edward Jackson (1885 - 1976)*
Co. D. 150. IND. Vol. Inf.
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Originally Created by: Kevin & Amanda Lane
Record added: Jul 29, 2005
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