Biographical Sketch of
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
THOMAS JACKSON, farmer; P.O., Arenzville; was born in this county, July 10, 1840; son of James and Polly (Carter) Jackson; natives of Kentucky. James Jackson, who was a farmer by occupation, was born in 1810; his first wife, subject's mother, who died in 1853, bore him six children; his second wife bore him two children; he died in this county, in 1857. Mr. Jackson received his education in this county, also attended school in Bluff City, Scott Co., Ill., for some time, and began life as a farmer, which occupation he has since followed in this county, with the exception of five years, during which he farmed in Morgan and Scott Counties, Ill. During the late war he served for two years and ten months Co. I, 115th Ill. Vols., under Col. J. H. Moore, of Decatur, Ill., participating in the battle of Chickamauga, and the last battle at Nashville. In this county, Jan. 10, 1867, he married Louisa Yeck; born in Meredosia, Morgan Co., Ill., May 22, 1845; daughter of John B. and Catharine Yeck. From this union six children have been born: William E., Arthur M., Kittie A., Thomas H., Lulu G., and James G. Mr. Jackson is connected with the Christian Church and is a Republican.
(page 319, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)