Parmino Adams Jackman was born 6 August 1822 in Alexander, Genesee County, New York to Levi Jackman (1797-1876) and Angeline Myers (1789-1846) and died 18 April 1860 San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California of unspecified causes. He married Catherine Golden (1828-1849) 5 February 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.


Death in California

Family records show caused of death as killed by Indians in April 1860 CA on a wagon freight trip.

In 1851, Phoebe Lodema Merrill, sister of Albina, became the wife of Parmenio A. Jackman. A few years later Parmenio and Thomas Steven Williams (1827-1860), his brother-in-law, engaged in a freighting business venture. In time, this business became one of the most prosperous in the city.

In 1860, Thomas and Parmenio went to California to bring back a wagon train and merchandise. They had several wagons drawn by 40 spans of mules and they employed many teamsters. Near Bitter Springs on March 18th, the two men were shot down by Indians as they rode in advance of their wagons to look for a suitable place to camp. The Indians, an old man and his three sons, appeared friendly and told of good grass and water just ahead. The unsuspecting white men allowed the redskins to fall into the rear, when suddenly each rider was pieced by two arrows in the back.

Mr. Jackman fell face down in the sand and Thomas thought him to be dead. Thomas galloped away and reached his men while yet enough life remained in him to tell the story. As he rode along he tried to pull one of the arrows from his back and the point was broken off inside him. He died that night. When found, Mr. Jackman was still alive but had been tortured by the Indians. He was paralyzed and unable to help himself in any way, except to reach a five-shooter pistol in his pocket. Four barrels had been emptied at the Indians, while the fifth was retained to put an end to his own suffering in case the Indians attacked again. He lived one month to the day.

He was buried in San Bernardino, California. Of the entire, outfit, only one pair of mules was returned to the widows. The teamsters appropriated, for themselves, the remainder of the animals and the valuable outfits. The murdered merchants had much valuable real estate in the city, but the affairs, consequent upon the men's tragic death, reduced the windows from affluence to almost poverty.

Later Mrs. Jackman remarried, but Mrs. William remained a widow until her death. Albina died on November 28, 1914, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was the mother of ten children. After the death of her husband, Phoebe Lodema Merrill Jackman married Sylvenus Collett. Upon his death she married William Thompson. She, at some time, moved to Rexburg, Idaho and died there on January 18, 1909, and is buried in the Rexburg, Idaho cemetery with her husband, William Thompson.


Offspring of Parmino Adams Jackman and Catherine Golden (1828-1849)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Evaline A Jackman (1845-1871)
Madora V Jackman (1848-1849)



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