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JACKSON, Leroy. (Kentucky-Hopkinton, IA, 1885). Jackson is said by some historians to have constructed the first brick home in Dubuque. He lived in the community from 1833 to 1840 while operating a real estate business.

Later he moved to Hopkinton to trade for furs trapped by local tribes. He was the father of Edward JACKSON.