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Benjamin Basil Jackson Family Papers: Transcripts - MS 797
On Sept. 22nd 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 Wabash 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. A list of relatives and friends are as follows: A. C. Jackson of Tiffin, Ohio; J.B. Jackson, wife and son Virgil and Coe Jackson of Paulding, G.G. Banks, wife and daughters Pearl, Jennie, Grace and son Ray; S.O. Jackson, wife and daughters Lillian, Olive, Myrtle and sons Frank, Floyd and Stephen O. Jr; Wm. B. Jackson, wife and daughters Ruby, Hazel, Edith, Vivian and son Willie B. Jr., Mrs. J.W. Jackson and son Elmer; Mrs. Mary A. Flemming, a sister of the in her 81st year; J. S. Champion a brother, and wife and daughter, Mrs. Minnie Overman and son Raymond; Wm. Shaffer, wife and daughter Marine and son Robert; R.B. Champion a brother, and daughter, Mrs. Nora Chatterton and son Eugene; R.S. Banks, Sr, Mrs. Ann Covert, Miss Anna Murphy, Mrs. Emma Clemmer. Mrs. T.C. Banks and daughter Gertrude, B.B. Banks, Wm. Schooley and wife, Wm. A. Phillips and wife, Perry; Heazlit, wife and daughters Edith, Elsie and son Gay; Claude Jacobs and wife, Mrs. P.P Deering, Miss Lingham and O.J. Glasmire.
The well filled baskets were emptied in the usual manner, each one seemed satisfied that they had received their share of the contents. "Billy" Mote furnished vocal music assisted by Esq. Phillips and W.B. Jackson which was not on the program but was duly appreciated.
The aged bride and groom were jovial and made quite a youthful appearance; he being in his 80th and she in her 78th year.
ONE WHO WAS THERE.
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