Fayette County Genealogy Project
SAMUEL JACKSON, the sturdy Chester county Quaker and millwright, came to Fayette county in 1777 and was a conspicuous character in its early history. He and Jonathan Sharpless built the first paper mill west of the Allegheny mountains. He resided near Brownsville until his death in 1817. He erected a saw-mill and oil-mill, built flat-boats, was engaged in the mercantile business, operated his paper-mill, had iron interests outside of the county and was building glass works at the time of his death. His sons were: Samuel, Jr., John, Josiah, Jesse and Joseph, all of whom left the county.