Jackson Powell, leading stock-dealer and liveryman of Franklin, Ind., was born in Mercer County, Ky., on December 24, 1832, and is the son of John and Mary (Thompson) Powell. The father was a native of Virginia, who removed to Kentucky at an early date, and was one of the pioneers of Mercer County, when he died there in about 1843. The mother was born in Kentucky, and came with her children to Johnson County, Ind., in about 1857. Her death occurred in July, 1874. Our subject was reared on the farm. In 1855 he went to Missouri, where he remained until 1861, and then located in Johnson County, near Franklin. Six years later he located near the town of Whiteland, and in 1884 removed to Franklin, where he has since resided. Recently he engaged in the livery business, which he carried on in connection with his stock dealings. He is one of the substantial citizens of Johnson County, and is a man respected and esteemed by all who know him. Mr. Powell was married in October, 1852, to Lydia M. Thompson, who was born in Kentucky, and to this union two sons and two daughters have been born. Mr. and Mrs. Powell are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 651.