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Benjamin Basil Jackson Family Papers - MS 797

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The papers of the Benjamin Basil Jackson family, consists of .5 linear feet of material centered on the family of B.B. Jackson of Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio and his children, particularly Martha C. Jackson. Spanning the years from 1861 to 1922, the collection consists of Civil War correspondence written to and from B.B. Jackson and his son Andrew C. Jackson from 1861 to 1865 as they served with Co. G, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from family members and friends, postwar personal correspondence of Martha (Mattie) Jackson, as well as correspondence related to her husband George G. Banks and their children.

The loan for duplication and transfer of these records to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged through the cooperation of Joanne Overmyer, Bluffton, OH on October 18, 1999, with additional material provided on January 6, 2000 with the cooperation of Joanne Overmyer and Barbara Barker of Antwerp, Ohio. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in June 2000.

Biographical Sketch

Benjamin Basil Jackson was born near Clarksburg, West Virginia on February 26, 1821, the son of William and Hannah (Bennett) Jackson. On September 22, 1840 he married Elizabeth Jane Champion (Lizzie Jane) of Clermont County, Ohio. In 1848 they moved to Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio, where (in 1860) the family consisted of children Andrew C., Martha C., Sarah, Stephen Orlando, and Robert William. Another son, Benjamin Junior is born early in 1862 (mentioned in a letter of Martha's of February 25, 1862). The family did have a total of eleven children, but some did not survive to adulthood, including Thomas, Ruby, and Chase.

In addition to farming, B.B. Jackson was active in Crane Township politics, serving at various times as Justice of the Peace, township clerk, trustee, and assessor. Jackson was also involved as a Freemason in several lodges wherever he lived, and in several literary societies, lyceums, and taught singing schools. This musical connection may account for the fact that during the Civil War his son, Andrew C. served as a musician.

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Benjamin, then age 40, enlisted as a private with Co.G of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1861. He was appointed sergeant December 15, 1863, and was eventually mustered-out at the end of the war on July 11, 1865. Benjamin died on August 11, 1902 at the home of his son, Stephen.

Andrew, who was 19 at the time, also enlisted at the same time as his father, beginning his service as a musician with Co.G. On May 1, 1865 he was promoted to Principal Musician and transferred to Field and Staff, from which he was mustered-out on July 11, 1865. After the war he was married to Lucy Brown of Paulding, Ohio. He died in Paulding on July 12, 1923.

Martha C. Jackson, who is age 17 at the start of the correspondence in this collection, is also a central figure, with a major portion of the correspondence written by her or to her. Through her we get a sense of attitudes on the homefront during the war, the social activities of the times, and career options available to a well-educated, independent young woman.

Correspondence includes numerous letters from wife Elizabeth Jane Jackson, young son Stephen Orlando Jackson (around age 10), and George Banks to his sister Em as well as to his fiancée, Mattie, in addition to letters to and from various members of their extended family and friends.

Scope and Content

The Benjamin Basil Jackson Family Papers consists of .5 linear feet of correspondence written to and from Benjamin Basil Jackson and his son, Andrew C. Jackson, while they were serving during the Civil War with the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Co.G, as well as letters written to and from daughter Martha C. "Mattie" Jackson (later married to George Banks).

Although the letters from the warfront are the smaller part of the collection, with only 11 from Benjamin and 5 from Andrew, they are generally informative, with news of troop movements, camp life, and political opinions, and his personal situation. Letters written by Benjamin on September 27, 1863 and by Andrew on December 6, 1863 both refer to the Battle of Chickamauga and the actions of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

The larger segment of the Civil War portion of the collection consists of a fairly lively exchange of correspondence from home primarily between Benjamin and Andrew and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) and daughter Martha, dealing with the problems of running the farm, the conduct of the war, and local politics. There are expressions of some resentment toward some young men in the area who are not serving in the army while both her husband and son are serving and references to local Copperhead sentiments. Lizzie mentions in her letter of March 22, 1863 some pride the way that her children all have adapted to pitching in and working when they can't find someone to hire and how she feels it makes them more independent. Her letters to Andrew also mention conditions at home, including an account of how Martha and a neighbor caught and broke a three-year-old pony.

Martha's wartime letters also involve a mix of local news, political opinion, and personal activities. A couple of Martha's letters are written to fill out pages of letters started by her mother, for example the letter of March 23, 1862 to Andrew where Martha expresses her support for the idea of emancipation of the slaves from a speech she read by Carl Schurz. Her letters also give a picture of the increased responsibility and activities undertaken by women on the homefront. In a letter of May 3, 1862 she describes plans for ploughing and planting that year, expressing the fact that she enjoys working outside more than in the house.

The post-war letters of Mattie are diverse for the range of activities they illustrate. During part of the time, including at least part of the war years, she is employed as a school teacher. Later in the early 1870s she begins to learn to become a telegraph operator, moving to Staunton, Illinois for that period.

In addition, there is an interesting series of letters that highlight her social life and activities, as reflected in a series of three different (but associated) sequences of correspondence with "secret" or initially unknown writers. In the course of this correspondence there are references to the Presidential campaign of 1868 between Grant and Seymour, attitudes about women and marriage, and an account from one of the correspondents about his experiences during the war.

Another sequence of correspondence coincides with the period when the newly married George and Mattie Banks were homesteading in Kansas. Although the majority of the letters are written from family members in Ohio to the couple, there are numerous references to events, both at home and in Kansas, a few letters are included that were written from Kansas back to the family.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE - B.B. JACKSON TO FAMILY
1861-1865
Arranged chronologically
Scattered letters written to wife Elizabeth Jane Jackson and family, detailing camp life, troop actions, and personal opinions regarding the progress of the war.

CORRESPONDENCE - ANDREW JACKSON TO FAMILY
1863-1865
Arranged chronologically
Scattered letters primarily written to mother Elizabeth Jane Jackson, describes his personal situation, conduct of the war, and family matters

CORRESPONDENCE - ANDREW JACKSON TO B.B. JACKSON
1862
Single letter written to his father, refers to news of battle at Fredericksburg and speculates on upcoming campaign prospects

CORRESPONDENCE - LIZZIE JANE JACKSON TO B.B. JACKSON
1861-1865
Arranged chronologically
Letters to husband detailing family activities, farm situation, and political affairs (including several references to Copperheads, conscription, and the draft).

CORRESPONDENCE - LIZZIE JANE JACKSON TO ANDREW JACKSON
1861-1862
Arranged chronologically
Letters to son detailing activities of family and friends, with some comments on the war and politics. Includes some letters jointly written with Martha.

CORRESPONDENCE - MARTHA JACKSON TO B.B. JACKSON
1861-1864
Arranged chronologically
Letters written to father with a mix of local news, farm conditions, political opinion, and personal activities

CORRESPONDENCE - MARTHA JACKSON TO ANDREW JACKSON
1861-1863
Arranged chronologically
Letters written to brother describing family events, activities of friends and neighbors, conditions on the farm, and political and military events

CORRESPONDENCE - STEPHEN O. JACKSON TO B.B. JACKSON
1862-1863
Arranged chronologically
Letters written to father describing simple family and area events

CORRESPONDENCE - STEPHEN O. JACKSON TO ANDREW JACKSON
1862-1863
Arranged chronologically
Letters written to brother describing simple family and area events

CORRESPONDENCE - WILLIAM B. JACKSON TO B.B. JACKSON
1863-1864
Arranged chronologically
Letters written by Benjamin's brother, a clergyman in North Lewisburg, Ohio, related to the conduct of the war, actions of the 66th O.V.I. from his area, and concerns about family and friends

CORRESPONDENCE - MISCELLANEOUS TO B.B. JACKSON
1862-1863
Arranged chronologically
Letters to Benjamin from relatives, friends, neighbors (such as R.S. Banks), and Masonic brothers

CORRESPONDENCE - MISCELLANEOUS TO ANDREW JACKSON
1861-1863
Arranged chronologically
Letters to Andrew from relatives, friends, and neighbors

CORRESPONDENCE - MISCELLANEOUS (UNRELATED)
1862-1865
Arranged chronologically
Letters with only indirect connections, including a letter written to one of the sergeants of Co.G, two letters to George Banks (who later married Martha Jackson), and letters to Aunt Jane (Elizabeth Jane Jackson?) and Cousin Mattie from members of the James Ireland family

CORRESPONDENCE - MISCELLANEOUS (FRAGMENTS)
1863-1867, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Undated sheets on song lyrics, a clipping related to local relief disbursements to families of volunteers, and a solicitation flyer from a pension/bounty agent

CORRESPONDENCE - REJECTION LETTERS
1868-1869
Arranged chronologically
Rejection letters from publishers in response to story submissions made by Mattie Jackson, including Moses A. Dow and Frank Leslie Publications

CORRESPONDENCE - MARTHA JACKSON WITH JOHN LOVE
1868-1869
Arranged chronologically
Letters from "penpal" initially known only as "Byron", with drafts of her responses. Includes some discussion of political events highlighted by the 1868 Grant/Seymour presidential election, with Love as a Democrat and Mattie Jackson as a Republican

CORRESPONDENCE - MARTHA JACKSON WITH O.A. REYNOLDS
1868-1869
Arranged chronologically
Letters from "penpal" initially known as "Paul Payton" or "Paul Reynolds" (with Martha initially as "Maude", with drafts of her responses. Reynolds is revealed to room at that same place as John Love. Account given of service during the Civil War with a Maine regiment

CORRESPONDENCE - MARTHA JACKSON WITH "KNIGHT ERRANT'
1868-1869
Arranged chronologically
Two letters from "penpal" of unknown identity, but supposedly also acquainted with both Love and Reynolds in Cincinnati

CORRESPONDENCE - MARTHA JACKSON IN STAUNTON, ILLINOIS
1874, 1877
Arranged chronologically
Letters, primarily to George G. Banks, written while Mattie was training to be a telegraph operator in western Illinois. Describes the training, duties, and attitudes about women working and marriage. Later letter from Minnie Hoxsey, describes a failed marriage and divorce of a couple mentioned prominently in the earlier letters

CORRESPONDENCE - FAMILY LETTERS TO KANSAS
1877-1879
Arranged chronologically
Letters from various family members to George and Mattie Banks in Kansas. Includes accounts of farm and community activities around Antwerp, and family affairs, including description of E.J. Jackson's false teeth

CORRESPONDENCE - GEORGE BANKS (UNION LIGHT GUARD)
1910-1922
Arranged chronologically
Form letters sent to George Banks from Robert McBride related to G.A.R. and reunion activities of the Union Light Guard, the unit Banks served in that saw duty as Lincoln's bodyguards, along with one form from the National Tribune related to pension legislation

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

DIARY - A.J. JACKSON
Sept 30-Nov 5, 1864
Brief entries from a pocket diary kept during the Atlanta Campaign

LIST
n.d.
Compiled listing of the casualties of Co.G, 14th, O.V.I. at Chickamauga, Jonesboro, and on the Atlanta Campaign, probably compiled by B.B. Jackson

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

CONTRACTS
1861, 1868-1871
Arranged chronologically
Memorandums of agreement with Martha C. Jackson related to various teaching positions

FURLOUGH PAPERS
1865
Furlough papers for Benjamin B. Jackson for 10 days leave during the period of June 29 through July 8

AFFIDAVIT
1875?
Statement of Mattie Banks in support of pension claim filed on behalf of Andrew C. Jackson claiming disability due to scurvy contracted during the war

PRINTED MATERIAL

NEWSCLIPPINGS/ARTICLES
1855-1913, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Obituaries, anniversary announcements, census entries, biographical/historical sketches, and genealogical research material gathered in processing the collection

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS
188-?
Copy of an oval portrait, possibly of B.B. Jackson and his wife.

Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1 - Correspondence - B.B. Jackson to family

  1. Camp Oliver, near Toledo, Ohio - September 10, 1861
  2. Camp near Lebanon, Kentucky - November 29, 1861
  3. Campbellsville, Kentucky - January 2, 1862
  4. Camp Mill Springs, Kentucky - January 23, 1862
  5. Camp Pittsburgh Landing - April 24, 1862
  6. Town Creek, Alabama - July 18, 1862
  7. Lavergne, Tennessee - March 5, 1863
  8. Camp at Winchester, Tenn. - August 6, 1863
  9. Chattanooga, Tennessee - September 27, 1863
  10. Southwest of Atlanta - August 13, 1864
  11. Jonesboro, Georgia - September 3, 1864
  12. Savannah, Georgia - December 30, 1864
  13. Holly Springs, North Carolina - April 25, 1865
  14. Sister's Ferry, Savannah River, Ga. - February 4, 1865

Folder 2 - Correspondence - Andrew Jackson to family

  1. Camp near Winchester - July 27, 1863
  2. Chattanooga, Tennessee - December 6, 1863
  3. Resaca, Georgia - May 16, 1864
  4. [Georgia] - June 26, 1864
  5. Camped near Sister's Ferry [Georgia - February 1865]
  6. Goldsboro, Georgia - April 9, 1865

Folder 3 - Correspondence - Andrew Jackson to father B.B. Jackson

  1. Gallatin, Tennessee - December 13, 1862

Folder 4 - Correspondence - Lizzie Jane Jackson to husband B.B. Jackson

  1. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - Dec 22, 1861
  2. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - January 9, 1862
  3. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - July 6, 1862
  4. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - August 4-5, 1862
  5. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - March 22, 1863
  6. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - April 12, 1863
  7. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - March 11, 1864
  8. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - September 20, 1864
  9. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - November 13, 1864
  10. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - June 22, 1865

Folder 5 - Correspondence - Lizzie Jane Jackson to son Andrew C. Jackson

  1. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - October 7, 1861
  2. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio (also from Martha) - March 23-24, 1862
  3. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - May 3, 1862
  4. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio (also from Martha) - June 13-14, 1862

Folder 6 - Correspondence - Martha Jackson to father B.B. Jackson

  1. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - November 1, 1861
  2. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - November 15, 1861
  3. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - December 11, 1861
  4. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - January 2, 1862
  5. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - January 14-16, 1862
  6. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - February 16, 1862
  7. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - February 25, 1862
  8. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - March 13, 1862
  9. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio (fragment) - [Spring 1862]
  10. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - May 3, 1862
  11. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio (also from Elizabeth) - May 29, 1862
  12. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - June 16, 1862
  13. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - August 5, 1862
  14. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - January 25-31, 1863
  15. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - February 15-17, 1863
  16. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - April 1, 1863
  17. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - September 27, 1864

Folder 7 - Correspondence - Martha Jackson to brother Andrew Jackson

  1. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - November 2, 1861
  2. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - Novemer 10, 1861
  3. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - December 21, 1861
  4. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - December 24, 1861
  5. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - January 14-16, 1862
  6. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - February 16, 1862
  7. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - February 23, 1862
  8. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - April 6, 1862
  9. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - April 27, 1862
  10. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - May 1862
  11. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - June 1, 1862
  12. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - July 6, 1862
  13. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - March 21, 1863

Folder 8 - Correspondence - Stephen O. Jackson to father B.B. Jackson

  1. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - April 6, 1862
  2. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - June 1, 1862
  3. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - January 27, 1863
  4. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - March 20, 1863
  5. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - n.d.

Folder 9 - Correspondence - Stephen O. Jackson to brother Andrew Jackson

  1. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - May 9, 1862
  2. Crane Township, Paulding County, Ohio - March 29, 186[3]?

Folder 10 - Correspondence - William B. Jackson to brother B.B. Jackson

  1. North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio - April 5, 1863
  2. Mutual, Champaign County, Ohio - June 25, 1863
  3. North Lewisburg, Champaign County, Ohio - March 25, 1864
  4. Lena Post Office, Miami County, Ohio - November 4, 1864

Folder 11 - Correspondence - Miscellaneous to B.B. Jackson

  1. Reuben Tousley - February 9, 1862
  2. H.N. Curtiz, Cranesville, Ohio - April 9, 1862
  3. John H. Jackson [nephew], Level, Warren County, Ohio - April 9, 1862
  4. A. Jackson, Edenton, Claremont County, Ohio - July 6, 1862
  5. R.S. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - February 28, 1862
  6. R.W.C. Champion, Antwerp, Ohio - March 8, 1863
  7. L.I. Gordon, Paulding, Ohio - April 8, 1863

Folder 12 - Correspondence - Miscellaneous to Andrew Jackson

  1. William Leichty - October 6, 1861
  2. Uncle Joe [S.S. Champion], Antwerp, Ohio - October 20, 1861
  3. George G. Banks [cousin], and E.J. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - November 18, 1861
  4. Melissa Eckles, Antwerp, Ohio - November 31, 1861
  5. Thomas J. Champion, Antwerp, January 24, 1861 [i.e., 1862]
  6. Anna E. Heaght, Crane [Township, Ohio] - January 24, 1862
  7. George G. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - February 22, 1862
  8. Uncle Joe, Antwerp, Ohio - March 1, 1862
  9. Anna E. Heaght, Cranesville, Ohio - March 22, 1862
  10. Cecelia Eckles - April 2, 1862
  11. John F. Heaght, Crane [Township, Ohio] - April 18, 1862
  12. Friend Bell - June 3, 186[2?]
  13. Anna E. Heaght, Crane [Township, Ohio] - June 14, 1862
  14. James P. Ferguson, Antwerp, Ohio - June 21, 1862
  15. Joe, Antwerp, Ohio - July 24, 1862
  16. Miss C.A. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - January 14, 1863
  17. A.L. Eckles, Antwerp, Ohio - February 9, 1863
  18. Anna E. Heaght, Crane [Township, Ohio] - March 6, 1863
  19. Jeny E. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - March 19, 1863
  20. Melissa Eckles - n.d.

Folder 13 - Correspondence - Miscellaneous and Unrelated Personal

  1. J.A. Chase to Thomas A. Barr, Toledo, Ohio - October 25, 1862
  2. E.J. Banks to George G. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - January 27, 1864
  3. George Banks to E.J. Banks, Washington, D.C. - January 29, 1864
  4. E.J. Banks to George G. Banks, Antwerp, Ohio - February 14, 1864
  5. Hannah Ireland to Cousin Mattie - February 22, 1865
  6. Jemima Ireland to My Dear Sister - February 25, 1865
  7. James Ireland to Aunt Jane [Elizabeth Jane Jackson?], Morrow, Ohio - May 19, 1865

Folder 14 - Miscellaneous and Fragments

  1. Newspaper notice of relief for families of volunteers - March 4, 1863
  2. Bounty claim agent flyer - February 21, 1867
  3. Song lyrics "The Sixty-Eighth" by Jacob Bruner - n.d.
  4. Song lyrics "Song of the Paulding Boys" - n.d.
  5. Fortune-telling account [probably Mattie] - Feb 18, 1871
  6. Clairvoyant description sent to Mattie - n.d.

Folder 15 - Rejection Letters

  1. Mr. Moses A. Dow to Mattie Jackson - Sept 23, 1868
  2. Frank Leslie Publishing to Mattie Jackson - October 4, 1869

Box 2

Folder 1 - Correspondence - Martha Jackson with "Byron"/John K. Love

  1. Byron to Mattie - April 5, 1868
  2. Mattie to Byron (draft) - April 16, 1868
  3. Byron to Mattie - April 26, 1868
  4. Mattie to Byron (draft) - May 12, 1868
  5. John K. Love to Mattie - June 14, 1868
  6. Mattie to John K. Love (draft) - June 26, 1868
  7. John K. Love to Mattie - July 19, 1868
  8. Mattie to John K. Love (draft) - Aug 3, 1868
  9. John K. Love "Byron" to Mattie - Aug 21, 1868
  10. Mattie to "Byron" (draft) - Sept 3, 1868
  11. "Byron" to Mattie - Oct 4, 1868
  12. "Byron" to Mattie - Nov 30-Dec 6, 1868
  13. Mattie to "Byron" (draft) - Dec 28, 1868
  14. "Byron" to Mattie - Feb 7, 1869

Folder 2 - Correspondence - Martha Jackson with "Paul Payton/Reynolds"/O.A. Reynolds

  1. Paul Payton to "Maude" - May 17, 1868
  2. "Maude" to Paul Payton - June 9, 1868
  3. Paul Reynolds to "Maude" - June 13, 1868
  4. O.A. Reynolds to Miss Jackson - October 17, 1868
  5. M.C. Jackson to O.A. Reynolds - October 25, 1868
  6. Paul Reynolds to Maude - Dec 2, 1868
  7. Maude to Paul Reynolds - Dec 13, 1868
  8. Paul Reynolds to Maude - Dec 19, 1868
  9. Maude to Paul Reynolds - Jan 1, 1869
  10. Paul Reynolds to Maude - Jan 22, 1869
  11. O.A. Reynolds to Mattie - March 22, 1869
  12. Paul Reynolds to Maude - April 7, 1869
  13. Paul Reynolds to Maude - April 13, 1869
  14. O.A. Reynolds to M.C. Jackson - July 9, 1869
  15. Reynolds & Co. to Mattie C. Jackson - July 22, 1869
  16. Paul Reynolds to Mattie - August 17, 1869

Folder 3 - Correspondence - Martha Jackson with "Knight Errant"

  1. "Knight Errant" to Martha Jackson - Dec 1868
  2. "Knight Errant" to Mattie Jackson - Feb 14, 1869

Folder 4 - Correspondence - Martha Jackson in Staunton, Illinois

  1. Mattie Jackson to S.O. Jackson (Steve)- Sept 19, 1874
  2. Mattie Jackson to Emma Banks - Sept 26, 1874
  3. Mattie Jackson to George Banks - Sept 30, 1874
  4. Mattie Jackson to George Banks - Oct 4, 1874
  5. Mattie Jackson to [George Banks] - Oct 5, 1874
  6. Mattie Jackson to George Banks - Nov 6, 1874
  7. Mattie Jackson to George Banks (missing pages) - [1874]
  8. Minnie Hoxsey to Mattie Banks - Dec 10, 1877

Folder 5 - Correspondence - Family letters to Kansas

  1. R.S. Banks (?) to George Banks - April 11, 1877
  2. Basil Jackson, Jr. to Mattie Banks - Sept 28, 1877
  3. Basil Jackson, Jr. to Mattie Banks - Oct 4, 1877
  4. Basil Jackson Jr. to "You Folks" - Oct 18, 1877
  5. John M. Banks to George G. Banks - Oct 19, 1877
  6. Clatus Banks to George Banks - Nov 2, 1877
  7. Mattie Banks to Father - Dec 4, 1877 [Under the sod, Pawnee Co., Kansas]
  8. Mattie Banks to Dear Bro. Basil - Dec 4, 1877
  9. Mattie Banks to My Dear Mother - Dec 4, 1877
  10. Will B. Jackson to Mattie Banks - Dec 9, 1877
  11. B.B. Jackson Jr. to "The First Firm" - Dec 11, 1877
  12. John M. Banks to George G. Banks - Jan 10, 1878
  13. B.B. Jackson to George Banks - Mar 13, 1878
  14. Elizabeth Jackson and B.B. Jackson Jr. to Mattie Banks - May 26, 1878
  15. R.S. Banks to George G. Banks - June 1, 1878
  16. John M. Banks to George G. Banks - Nov 3, 1878
  17. R.S. Banks to George G. Banks - Dec 28, 1878
  18. S.O. Jackson to B.B. Jackson - Jan 26, 1879 [talks about the cold weather]
  19. R.S. Banks to George Banks - Mar 1, 1879
  20. Elizabeth J. Jackson to Mattie Banks - Mar 5-7, 1879
  21. John M. Banks to George Banks - May 25, 1879
  22. John M. Banks to George Banks - May 31, 1879
  23. Hat Banks to Mattie Banks - June 1, 1879
  24. R.S. Banks to George Banks - June 28, 1879
  25. Will B. Jackson to Mattie Banks - Aug 30, 1879 [both students at Ada at the time]
  26. R.S. Banks to George G. Banks - Aug 30, 1879 [both students at Ada at the time]
  27. John M. Banks to George Banks - Sept 1, 1879

Folder 6 - Correspondence - George Banks (Union Light Guard)

  1. Robert W. McBride to Comrades of the Union Light Guard - July 12, 1910
  2. Robert W. McBride to Dear Comrade - June 20, 1918
  3. Robert W. McBride to Dear Comrade - May 23, 1919
  4. Robert W. McBride to Dear Comrade (with list of surviving members)- Dec 21, 1920
  5. National Tribune (form) to Comrade - Feb 10, 1922

Folder 7 - Diary

  1. A.J. Jackson Diary - Sept 30-Nov 5, 1864

Folder 8 - List

  1. Casualty list of Co.G, 14th O.V.I.

Folder 9 - Legal - Teaching Contracts

  1. Memorandum of agreement (teaching contract), Martha C. Jackson - August 3, 1861
  2. Memorandum of agreement (teaching contract), Martha C. Jackson - April 15, 1868
  3. Memorandum of agreement (teaching contract), Martha C. Jackson - May 24, 1869
  4. Memorandum of agreement (teaching contract), Martha C. Jackson - January 5, 1871

Folder 10 - Legal - Furlough

  1. Furlough papers for B.B. Jackson - June 28-July 8, 1865

Folder 11 - Legal - Affidavit

  1. Affidavit of Mattie Banks in Andrew Jackson pension claim case - 1875?

Folder 12 - Obituary Clippings and Background Information

  1. Anniversary announcement and obituaries, B.B. and Elizabeth Jackson - 1900, 1902, 1913
  2. Obituaries, B.B. Jackson and Hannah Jackson (his mother) - 1902, 1855
  3. Biographical sketch B.B. Jackson from Historical Atlas of Paulding County - 1892
  4. Civil War information for B.B. Jackson & Andrew C. Jackson from "Official Roster"
  5. U.S. Census entry for Jackson family, Paulding County, Ohio - 1860
  6. U.S. Census entry for Jackson family, Paulding County, Ohio - 1870
  7. Cemetery Inscriptions , Forder-Bethel-Cemetery, Crane Township, Paulding Co.
  8. Article on George G. Banks Civil War service as Member of Union Light Guards (Lincoln Bodyguards) - Paulding Progress, March 1, 1978
  9. Genealogical notes by Joanne Overmyer, 1999

Folder 13 - Photograph

  1. Benjamin Basil Jackson and Elizabeth Jane Jackson (?) - n.d.

MS 797 - Benjamin Basil Jackson - List of Transcripts
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