Archibald Jackson and
March 20, 1810 - February 27, 1883,
June 11, 1827 - March 7, 1917
This family traditon story written by
Clara (Quint) Stevenson about 1945
Photo of Archie, 1875
James Jackson of Glasgow, Scotland, married Isobel
also of Glasgow. James lived four miles from Glasgow, on land
which he leased for 99 years as so many farmers did. He was a
good farmer, as well as a prosperous farmer. He would take his
farm products across the 'toll bridge' and bring back a load of
fertilizer, thus saving toll, which showed his thriftiness.
Photo of Archie's mother, Isobel Thomson, ca 1835 Butte, Scotland His three sons, James, William and Archibald and one
who married a man by the name of Thomas Orr in Scotland,
emigrated to America. James settled in New York and married Mary
Ferguson, William married Ellen Winning and Archibald married
Catherine Little. Achibald and Catherine settled on a farm four
miles from Nauvoo, Illinois.
Photo of chilhood home of Catherine Little, near Xenia, Ohio
The sister, Mrs. Orr and husband come to Nauvoo and became
members of the Mormon Church. Archibald Jackson told of himself
going to Nauvoo at the time of the 'Mormon Rebellion', in 1847,
one cold morning and standing on a hill, trying to persuade his
sister and her husband to stay in Nauvoo and not go to Salt Lake
in the "Mormon train'. They, however, left with the 'train' but
later parted with them and the family went on into California.
'Archie' Jackson was a peace loving man and never would take
sides, either for or against the Mormons.
Picture taken in 1937 by Jean Wikins & Lela Ferguson on trip East.
Catherine lived here Sep. 1827 until Apr 1847
Photo of Archibald Jackson Home, Hancock Co. Illinois, built 1865, photo 1888. In photo are left to right, Ann, Gussie, Catharine, Grace, Clemence, James Jackson
One winter day in 1847 he was out in the timber cutting
firewood when a neighbor rode up hurriedly and said, "Now,
Archie, the time has come for you to take a stand either for or
against the Mormons." He remained firm and replied, "I will not
take sides either way."
When he sailed from Scotland for America in 1834, his
gave him a solid silver watch which he always kept and which is
an heirloom of his daughter Isabell Quint. (Grace Gilliland,
Isabell Quint's daughter in Arkansas City, Kansas, now has the
watch.) His mother put a Bible in his trunk with the admonition,
"Now don't leave it there."
Archibald and Catherine Jackson went to housekeeping on
homestead four miles from Nauvoo, in a two room house which later
was added to as the family grew and prosperity came. Grandmother
lived in this home for 65 years and after the passing of her
husband and seven children, came to Hill City, Kansas to live
with Isabell Quint.
Photo of Catharine, about 1865
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