Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     A. JACKSON JEFFERS is one of the industrious and substantial farmers of Douglas county whose estate of one-half section lies about four miles southwest of Almira.  He was born in Clay county, Indiana, on March 7, 1862, being the son of Reese and Amanda (Fogen) Jeffers, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively, and early pioneers of Indiana.  In the common schools of his native land our subject received his educational training and there grew to manhood.  In 1884 he moved to Kansas and in a short time went thence to Colorado, whence he returned to Indiana.  Later, we find him in the Oklahoma country and then again in Colorado, whence he came to Washington, settling in Lincoln county, where he lived for many years.  He then took a portion of his present estate as a homestead and added another quarter section of railroad land by purchase.  To the improvement and cultivation of this estate he has devoted himself continuously since and the result is that he has a fine, well cultivated farm, productive of good dividends.  Mr. Jeffers passed through the hardships and trials of the pioneer and used in early days to go to the Palouse country harvesting to buy the bread for the family for the rest of the year.  Now he has a fine estate and is one of the prosperous agriculturists of this part of the country.  Mr. Jeffers has the following brothers and sisters: Leander, William R., Sherman J., Charley, Mrs. Emma R. Crumble, Mrs. Eliza Paterson, Mrs. Millie Miller, Luella.
     In Lincoln county Mr. Jeffers married Miss Sarah, daughter of Lawrence and Lucy (Lewis) Shrewsbury, natives of Virginia and Washington, respectively.  Mr. Shrewsbury crossed the plains in 1849 to California and then made his way northward to Lincoln county.  Mrs. Jeffers has three brothers and one sister, Charles, Albert, Nathaniel and Hollie.  The names of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers and dates of birth are given below: Burt, born in Lincoln county on December 29, 1891; Arthur, born in Lincoln county on March 26, 1893; Amanda B., born in Douglas county on March 8, 1895; Ella, born in Lincoln county on August 17, 1897; Lula, born in Douglas county on February 10, 1898; Charley, born in Douglas county on November 24, 1902.