Friday Family History-Daniel H. and Elizabeth P. Jackson Jackson Married 177 years ago today

Daniel and Elizabeth Jackson Jackson were married on November 8, 1836 in Knox Co., Ohio.

Daniel H. and Elizabeth are second cousins.  Elizabeth’s parents are Silas and Mary Polly Peterman Jackson and her grandparents are Daniel and Jamima Benjamin Jackson. Elizabeth is my 3rd great-grandaunt and Daniel H. is then my 3rd great-uncle via marriage and my 2nd cousin 5 times removed.

Here are two picture that I found in The History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y., Ohio and Indiana. Descendants of Robert and Agnes Washburn Jackson.










Daniel and Elizabeth are the grand-parents of the man who wrote the genealogy above, his name is Oscar Burton Robbins.

Daniel was born in Amity, Knox Co., Ohio on 3 Nov 1814 to David and Prudence Hathaway Jackson. He died 10 Mar 1904 in Whitley Co., Indiana.

Elizabeth was born in or near Benton Columbia (Northumberland) Co.,Pennsylvania along Fishing Creek. Her birthdate is 31 Aug 1814. She was the third child of Silas and Mary Jackson.  Elizabeth died 4 Jul 1863, Whitley Co. Indiana.

You can find pictures of their headstone on Find A Grave memorial number # 44809414

Daniel and Elizabeth’s children are:

2-Mary Prudence Jackson b. 13 Jul 1837, Knox Co. Ohio
+David Jackson Neal
2-Lucinda Armenia Jackson b. 31 Jan 1840, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 12 Aug 1929
+Issac Allen Bradrick
2-Susan Jackson b. 1 May 1842, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 9 Oct 1843
2-William Logan Harris Jackson b. 3 Jan 1844, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 1 May 1905
+Ella Dickerson
2-Silas Albert Jackson b. 14 Jun 1844, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 15 Oct 1926
+Rebecca Rhodes
+Georgia Jay Norris
2-Olive Myra Jackson b. 7 Oct 1849, Knox Co. Ohio, d. 28 Aug 1902
+Justice Clinton Dunfee
2-Sophrina Doty Jackson b. 13 Jun 1852, Knox Co OH, d. 19 Jun 1933
+Dr. C. Robbins
+Simon P. Marsh
2-Lura Abi Jackson b. 26 Jan 1855, Whitley Co. Ind., d. 27 Mar 1937
+Albert W. Kaufman

It is believe that this couple may have had 4 more children that died in infancy, one birth being a set of twins.

I thought I might save you the connection to my children that this couple holds, I’ll bet it is interesting as this is the family which my husband and I connect.  It’s always fun what you run across as you are doing your family history.

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Wedding Wednesday-Willard W. and Ruth Ogilvie McCartney Nov 2, 1935

Willard and Ruth Ogilvie McCartney
Willard and Ruth Ogilvie McCartney

Willard and Ruth tied the knot on 2 November 1935 in Newark Licking Co., Ohio.
The bride was 30 and the groom 24. One thinks that the man robs the cradle, but here that was not the case! (giggling)

Willard (Mac) and Ruth met at a church social. I am guessing this happened before Mac was in Ruth’s Latin class, she was his teacher.

Had Nana not passed away in April of 1985 they would celebrated fifty years of marriage that November. My Dad and Uncle were born in Newark Ohio in 1937 and 1939. They were living in  Mayfield Heights village, Ohio, at the time of the 1940 census.  I believe by 1942 or 1943 they were in Kirtland Ohio where they both spent the rest of their lives.

Grandpa worked for the Ohio Gas company. After  getting married, Nana gave up teaching. After early (forced) retirement Grandpa started farming full-time. They had an orchard, with apples, peaches, plums, pears along with at a truck garden. Nana also had a strawberry patch and she soon became known as the Strawberry Lady. I remember spending time picking strawberries and polishing apples. Among many other wonderful memories while spending time on the farm.

Grandpa passed away 11 yrs after Nana, in 1996.

They are both greatly missed.

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Military Monday- ***** Stars

back row: Nana, Grandpa Mac, Uncle Tom
middle row: Grandpa T, Uncle Chester, Uncle Butler, Uncle Harold, Uncle Milton
front row: Mom, Grandma T, Auntie Peg, Trish and I



Here it is Military Monday and I just happen to have a photo to share!

This photo was taken in 1967 at Easter time. It was taken on the steps of Old South Church, Kirtland Ohio.

Grandma, front center behind the cutie in the red coat (yeah it’s me) at one time had five stars in the bay window on the front of her house, just down the street from this church.
You will find three of the stars in the photo, my Uncles Butler, Chester and Milton. My Uncle Tom  who is also pictured next to his father “Grandpa Mac” was in uniform for a season. The other two stars that were on my grandmothers window are my Aunt Karin (wife of Butler) and Uncle Bob.

From those five stars, nine of my cousins have also served this country in the uniform of their choice. My Love and Thanks to each and everyone.

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Census Sunday-More Then Just Grandma and Grandpa In The Census….a neat surprise!

Silas J. McCartney and Family 1920 Census
Silas J. McCartney and Family 1920 Census

As I wander through the census records I very rarely visit the top the page unless I am looking to cite a page that does contain information that I am going to use. I received a very nice surprise when I was taking a look at this bit of the census from Norton Township in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio.

I was in search of my second great-grandfather and his family. Thanks to  Ancesty I did find them in the 1920 census, everyone listed properly ! I love it when that happens, no questions no second guessing, it indeed was them.  I was looking for Silas J. McCartney and his wife Nancy “Nannie” …….. before I tell you what I found, how about you check the page out and figure what little surprise I received.  Did you figure it out??
Silas was the enumerator on this census in this area, so along with his family history I also have in my records one whole page of his hand writing. I have to say for an enumerator it wasn’t too bad. Thank you grandpa for leaving a clue!

May your hunts through the census bring you many little surprises!

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