James G. Jackson was born in Dickson County, Tenn., February 12, 1820, and was the son of Epps and Elizabeth (Ross) Jackson. The father was born in Virginia in 1796 and died in 1851. The mother was born in Dickson County, Tenn., and lived there until her death. Our subject was engaged as business manager at the Wayne County Iron Works when but twenty-one years old, which position he held for about five years. In 1848 his father founded the Webster Furnace in Montgomery County, of which James G. was given the management until 1850, when his father completed the furnace in Humphreys County called Hurricane Forge, and he took charge of that. He afterward came to Barton’s Creek, three miles north of Charlotte, where he engaged in farming, at which occupation he is still employed. In October, 1844, he was married to Susan Eleazor. They have no children. He is a man of good standing in his community.