Benjamin Basil Jackson
d.11 Aug 1902 Antwerp, Paulding Co., Ohio, United States
m. 4 Apr 1798
m. 22 Sep 1840
Facts and Events
From newspaper article about 60th Anniversary party: "A goodly number of the relatives and friends met at the Antwerp grove with Benj. B. Jackson and Elizabeth J. (Champion) Jackson to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary; who were married in Clermont County, Ohio, on Sept 23, 1840. They lived there and in Warren County until October, 1848, when they moved on a packet boat by way of the Miami and Wabach canals to Paulding County and settled in Crane township on a farm and there resided until August, 1895, then moved to Antwerp, where they now reside." This whole article can be seen in the Table of Contents/Historical Stories. The article contains a long list of many relatives and close friends who attended the party.
Notes taken from Historical Hand-Atlas by H. H. Hardesty, Paulding County 1892: Benjamin was one of the first early settlers and farmers of Paulding County. He has served as Justice of the Peace about nine years; and many other county officers for quite a few terms.
Benjamin enlisted August 26, 1861; Company G, 14th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The Company was attached to the 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade of the 14th Army Corp. He was appointed from Private to Sergeant 15 Dec 1863 which was a big jump. It may have been a field promotion. He participated in the following battles: Wild Cat, KY; Mill Springs, KY; Chickamauga, Mission Ridge; in the Atlanta Campaign, including Jonesboro, Sherman's march to the sea, etc. Was mustered out of service July 16, 1865, at Cleveland, Ohio.
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles Name: Benjamin Basil Jackson Residence: Paulding County, Ohio Age at enlistment: 40 Enlistment Date: 26 Aug 1861 Rank at enlistment: Private State Served: Ohio Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Ohio 14th Infantry Regiment on 26 Aug 1861. Promoted to Full Sergeant on 15 Dec 1863. Mustered out on 11 Jul 1865. Birth Date: abt 1821 Death Date: 11 Aug 1902 Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio Research by R. Ross Houston
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE
Benj. B. Jackson one of the Most Respected Citizens of Crane Township, Answers the Last Roll Call
On last Monday, Benjamin B. Jackson who has been a resident of Paulding county since 1848, died at the home of his son S.O. Jackson in Crane township. Mr. Jackson was born in Western Virginia February 26, 1821 and at the time of his death was 81 years, 5 months and 16 days of age. He was married to Miss Elizabeth J. Champion of Clermont county, Ohio, in 1840 and to them have been born eleven children, five of who are still living. The are Wm. B. of this city, Andrew O, of Tiffin, Sarah, the wife of Theodore W. Hanschild (sic), of Washington State, Stephen O., and Martha O. Banks.
In answer to his country’s call, he enlisted on the 26th day of August 1861, and was assigned to the third division of the Fourteenth army corps, being sent to Kentucky. He took part in the battles of Missouri Ridge, participated in skirmishes at Wild Cat and Mill Springs under Gen. Thomas, was with Sherman in his march to the sea and for four months was fighting continually.
Fraternally, he is a Master Mason in good standing and a member of Antwerp lodge. The funeral services were held in Bethel church, near the Forder bridge yesterday morning at 10 o’clock and interment in the cemetery near by.
Cemetery Location: Take US 24 3 miles West of Cecil to Road C 73, Cross Maumee River, turn right at church. Forder Cem on right, Bethel Cem on left. There is a picture of the graveston here: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohpauldi/births.htm
There is a collection of letters written by or to this family during the Civil War. See the biography and listing of material available at http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ms0797.html.