Geo L. Jackson Sabine Parish, Louisiana


George L. Jackson

George L. Jackson, present occupant of the assessor's office in Sabine parish, was born in old Jackson (now Lincoln) parish, near Ruston, November 21, 1851, his parents being Fred and Silina (Shipp) Jackson. His grandfather was an old settler of Lincoln parish, having erected the first mill in that section. Fred Jackson's family consisted of six children: W. F. of Rapides parish, A. S. of Natchitoches parish, H. S. of New Orleans, Norma (wife of Dr. Curtis of Shamrock), Mrs. A. L. Stephens of Leesville, and George L.

The subject of this sketch was enabled to secure only a very limited education the last school he attended being at Many in 1874 when Prof. Davies was the teacher. His father's family came to Sabine parish in 1872 and located near Fort Jesup and he followed farming until 1876 when he entered the printing office of the Sabine Southron at Many to learn the "art preservative" at a salary of $4 a month. After an extended experience at the printer's trade, however, he left it to accept a position in the store of L. B. and F. C. Gay at Robeline, in which he remained four years.

He was then employed by Caldwell & Hill, and later was manager of the store of the Farmers' Co-Operative Association at Fort Jesup for two years, after which he farmed two years and then worked for three years in A, Dover's store at Robeline. He then spent eight years as salesman and buyer for the mercantile house of Stille Bros, at Many, resign in that position to make the race for assessor, to which office he was elected in 1908.

In 1912 he was re-elected without opposition, which is sufficient evidence of his personal popularity. He is a progressive citizen and efficient public official.

In 1888 Mr. Jackson was married to Miss Mary L. Presnall of Robeline and to them ten children have been born: Kate (wife of T. J. Chisholm), Lena, Robert B., Norma, Daisy, Florence (died in 1811), Fred, James, Carro and Mary Evelin.

 

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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