ROBERT G. JACKSON, who is numbered among the business men of Jackson township and Hymera, was born in Pleasantville, Jefferson township, Sullivan county, March 4, 1869, a son of J. H. and Nancy C. (McClung) Jackson, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Indiana. J. H. Jackson came with his parents to Indiana when ten years of age, in 1842, the family locating on a farm in Jefferson township, Sullivan county, where the parents spent the remainder of their lives. The son has continued his residence on a farm near by the one selected by his parents. During the Civil war he served as a soldier in an Indiana regiment, but in a short time after enlisting he was wounded and crippled in a railroad wreck and was discharged from the service. Mrs. Jackson, his wife, was born in 1848.

Robert G. Jackson remained on the home farm with his father until the age of twenty-one, when he puchased land in Jefferson township, but after one year there he sold that land and bought another farm. There he resided for ten years, and then selling that farm he bought another in Jackson township, which he yet owns in connection with a tract of forty acres four miles north of Hymera. He also has valuable property interests in Hymera, and during the past seven years he has been engaged in plastering there.

On the 4th of December, 1891, Mr. Jackson was united in marriage to Minnie V. Steele, a daughter of Samuel and Anna J. (Murdock) Steele, the mother a native of Ireland and the father of Dearborn county, Indiana. During many years he was a blacksmith in Sullivan, and he died in the year of 1874. His widow was a resident of Youngstown, this state, and died on March 11, 1909. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have four children,-Lomie L., Vannessa L., Vida B. and Lowell G. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Masonic order at Hymera, is a Republican politically, and both his and his wife's religious affiliations are with the Methodist church.