- Edward Jackson
Portrait, man in fur collar coat leaning on short pillar
- Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891
The Archives at the Jackson Homestead and Museum
Box 3 (shelf locator)
- Collection (local):
Historic Newton Early Photograph Collection
Jackson, Edward, 1827-1882
- 1 photograph; 1/2 plate
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- Preferred Citation:
Historic Newton Archives at the Jackson Homestead and Museum
Edward Jackson was the son of William Jackson and Mary Bennett. He was forty-niner in California. While he was serving in the Civil War he came to the aid of an African-American man being harassed by a group of men. Edward was struck with a stick that crushed his skull and nearly killed him. He was left blind in one eye, lost his sense of smell, and would sometimes lose consciousness. Edward came from a well known abolitionist and temperance family.