Biographical Sketch of Jackson M. Oliver

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Jackson M. Oliver, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Charleston; was born on the old homestead in Charleston Tp., June 16, 1851. He is a son of George and Fannie (Lumbrick) Oliver; his father was a native of North Carolina; born in Rockingham Co., in that State, June 16, 1819; his parents afterward removed to Putnam Co., Ind.; there he lived until 1840, and then came to Coles Co., where, on the 2Sth of August, 1840, he married Miss Fannie Lumbrick. a daughter of James Lumbrick, one of the early settlers of the county; she was born in Rocking- ham Co., N. C., April 7, 1820, and came to Coles Co. when about 11 years of age. Of eleven children of this marriage, seven are still viz.-James A., of Charleston Tp.; Samuel A., of Texas; George M., of Morgan Tp.; Jackson M., of Charleston Tp.; Rosanah, wife of J. W. Padget, of Ashmore Tp.; Mary, wife of Franklin Alexander, of Hutton Tp.; and Stephen A., of Charleston. Mr. Oliver died March 6, 1870; Mrs. Oliver resides in Charleston. Jackson M. Oliver was raised on the farm, and was married Sept. 20, 1874, to Miss Biddie J. Jones, a daughter of William Jones, of Cumberland Co., Ill.; she was born in that county Sept. 3, 1856; they have one child living – Mollie E.; one child, Marion H., died Aug. 20, 1878. Mr. Oliver is at present Collector of Charleston Tp., to which office he was elected in the spring of 1878.

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Chapman Brothers Portrait and biographical album of Coles County, Illinois Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Sep 18th, 2011

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