Erastus Jackson1,2,3

M, #9762, b. 9 December 1838, d. 25 January 1859
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson1,4 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale1,4 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited20 Nov 2015
     Erastus was born on 9 December 1838 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,4,3 He died on 25 January 1859 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, at age 20.1,3 He was buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.3

Census Data

     Only the head of the household was named in the 1840 census, with the number of household members broken out by age and gender groupings. Erastus appears to have been included in this statistical breakout of the household of Reuben Christopher Jackson.5

Erastus appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Reuben C Jackson and Issabella Jackson.2

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Erastus JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-N8G). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S1560] Reuben C Jackson household, Sept 24, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 304, Ancestry.com Roll: M432_141; Image: 179.
  3. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Page 227 - Georgetown Cemetery - Erastus Jackson
    Mrs. Robert Marple and Mrs. Elvin Blasdel also list.... Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  4. [S1560] Sept 24, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 304, Reuben C Jackson 40 Farmer Indiana
    Issabella Jackson 34 England
    Erastus Jackson 11 Indiana
    Sarah A Jackson 9 Indiana
    Margaret Jackson 7 Indiana
    Nancy E Jackson 5 Indiana
    Thomas Jackson 1 Indiana.
  5. [S4925] Reuben Jackson household, Jun 1, 1840 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 147, Ancestry.com Roll: 77; Image: 301 ; Family History Library Film: 0007723.

Sarah Ann Jackson1,2

F, #9764, b. 31 October 1840, d. 7 February 1857
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson3,1,2 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale3,1,2 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited20 Nov 2015
     Sarah was born on 31 October 1840 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.3,1 She died on 7 February 1857 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, at age 16.1 She was buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.2

Census Data

     Sarah J appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Reuben C Jackson and Issabella Jackson.4

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Sarah Ann JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-N9N). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Page 225 - Georgetown Cemetery - Sarah Ann Jackson. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  3. [S1560] Reuben C Jackson household, Sept 24, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 304, Ancestry.com Roll: M432_141; Image: 179, Reuben C Jackson 40 Farmer Indiana
    Issabella Jackson 34 England
    Erastus Jackson 11 Indiana
    Sarah A Jackson 9 Indiana
    Margaret Jackson 7 Indiana
    Nancy E Jackson 5 Indiana
    Thomas Jackson 1 Indiana.
  4. [S1560] Sept 24, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 304.

Rhonda Sheridan1,2

F, #9765, b. 1953, d. 1973
Father*Ronald Sheridan1,2 b. 1929, d. 1993
Relationship3rd cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited6 Sep 2015
     Rhonda was born in 1953.2 She was buried in 1973 in Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Collingwood Twp., Grey County, Ontario, CanadaG.3,2
She died in 1973 in a car accident, carrying an unborn child.2

Citations

  1. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Feb 13, 2001 (unknown compiler address). Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Rhonda, one of four children of Imogene & Ronald Sheridan.; Page 3. Hereinafter cited as "Vamplew Family Tree."
  2. [S113] Ron & Jopie Lougheed & Owen Noble, compiler, Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery (n.p.: Bruce & Grey Branch O.G.S., 1996), Page 56, ref # 1234. Hereinafter cited as Thornbury--Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
  3. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Rhonda died in a car accident. Their child was unborn due to the car accident.; Page 3.

Nancy E Jackson1,2,3,4

F, #9766, b. 1 November 1844, d. 23 January 1911
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson3,4 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale3,4 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited7 Sep 2016
     Nancy was born on 1 November 1844 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.3,5,6,4 Nancy married William A Rowe on 21 March 1865 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.7,8 She died on 23 January 1911 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, at age 66.6,9
     Nancy E Jackson was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Reuben Christopher Jackson who died 15 November 1887.10
     In the obituary of John Harrison Jackson who died 21 March 1929, John's sister, Nancy Roe was listed as predeceased.11 Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Nora Elizabeth Bonham in 1975 in Early Acquaintances with the Jackson Relatives by Nora Bonham Jackson, quoted by Merrie Rue Smith:
Among the first unexpected guests of my early home life on the Jackson Hill was an urgent call from Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co., OH. "Come over and get us." This was my first meeting with Bertha Belle Miller Guard (b.1869), Eva Mae Miller DeHart (b.1874), and Lou Ella Miller Irvin (b.1879) and their children. Ruth Alma Guard (b.1898) was a very pretty young teenager, too fat to run; then the two Irvin girls: Dorthy Bell (b.1903), perhaps also a little too plump, a blond; and her sister, Gladys (b.1899), an exceedingly lovely vivacious brunette; then the son Lowell M. (b.1899) of Eva and Allen DeHart (b.1870), a young slender lad. He and Gladys led in the race and these lively youngsters romped and played around and around the big house which today we know as the "House on the Hill."

The fun began because there were too many for the spring wagon. The young man of the house met the situation by hitching the farm team to the hay wagon with a generous supply of hay to make it comfortable.

Floyd Stanley Jackson (b.1881) started to E-Town in high glee to pick up his beloved cousins, the children of Father Jackson’s (John Harrison Jackson b. 1854) oldest sister, Margaret E. Jackson Miller (1843-1882). This was the first and only time I ever saw Bertha Miller Guard as she died early in her married life, as did her sister, Goldie Miller Sanders (1871-1903), mother of Vena Sanders Brown. How did I get onto this gloomy side of the picture? For this was indeed a happy party.

It did not take a nice car or a fine home to have fun. I don’t know what I cooked, but I remember I did freeze ice cream and had the big table set; a little black cook stove, a big wooden box for a table or a large cabinet a very large one; I expect 4 X 6 with an oil cloth on top and I had to almost crawl inside to reach things to cook in, a curtain tacked across the front and the floors were covered with rag carpets.

Another of my very early getting acquainted with my new relatives was in the fall of 1908 - the evening Mabel Grubbs and John Liddle were to be married. Mabel was very very dear to me. She was like a doll; the little sister of my very dearest school mate and seat mate and I had been in their home so much during our school days. Then in 1899, when Stella Grubbs was eighteen years old, “Angie” the lovely mother, was taken by death.

Word had come that Aunt Mary Isabell Jackson James (b.1851) and Uncle Charlie W. James from Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. were coming to visit us on the noon train. I was very upset. I wanted so much to go to Mabel’s "Chivalry." Father, John Harrison Jackson, came home with empty seats, his sister and husband were not on the train; I was hilariously happy. There was another train at the Lawrenceburg Junction at 4 o’clock and Father had gone to meet that. I was sitting on the step where I could see the gate which led from the last bend of the road and turned into the yard. I was putting on my Sunday stockings which were neither silk or rayon and my Sunday shoes. Even with all my wistful thinking, I kept my eyes on the winding road and this time the seats were filled; really filled! Aunt Mary was large, I expect 200 lbs., but Uncle Charlie James weighed between 400 and 500 lbs.

Nora Jackson never really swore. I did, however, say "gog-on-it" but I loved Aunt Mary, she was understanding. That word can mean so much, especially to a young wife who had come into a home where there was so much work. (During my young life on a farm I never did understand why my mother had to work all day. I would say, "Can’t you take the afternoon off?" but the most I remember, my Mother would wash her face, comb her hair smoothly back, put on a light clean wrapper, and lie down on the simple lounge for fifteen minutes.)

To get back to my story, I will mention three things: Father, Aunt Mary, Uncle Charlie and myself, went to a funeral at Bright (I don’t remember whose). Father drove with the whip in his hands, and except for up and down the hills, the horses were kept trotting. Aunt Mary said “that is exactly like my father, the horses never dared walk; he was always in a hurry.” We did not tarry after the services. Dear Aunt Mary said, “I can see how much work you have waiting to be done at home.” Then the rest of the day she spent with me. After changing our Sunday best to a house dress, she followed me to the cellar where she chatted while I worked and patted the butter milk out and smoothed the sweet delicious butter. Then at supper, she bragged about my pumpkin pies; she always thought pumpkin had to be cooked hours. She said “Now Charlie, this pumpkin Nora didn’t cook very long at all and these pies are so good.” Now do you see why I loved Aunt Mary James? She too was a very pretty woman. Uncle Charlie would walk up and down the road fast just for exercise, and they broke the bed down. After all, there was over 600 lbs. of them to like or dislike and I liked them or her. I should say very very much They had two sons, Clifford (b.1875) and Loyd N. Jackson (b.1874).

As I reminisce, I recall Aunt Nancy E. Jackson Rowe (1844-1911). I too saw her only once. She came to our wedding on September 5, 1906. I really saw her to remember at the breakfast table at my husband’s home on September 7th. I felt rather shy of her. She was not pretty like plump Aunt Mary; she was tall and proud, rather haughty, much given to boast. She married William H. Rowe, who was raised by the Blasdel family in the New Alaces community. They went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live and they had only one son, Charlie. Uncle Will became quite wealthy for that day. Charlie Rowe (1866-1928) never married. He was worth $160,000 when he died in 1928. Our grandfather clock came from his estate.
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Mary Vandolah married James WHITE on August 30, 1869 after Elijah Bonham's death on December 17, 1853.
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Ref: GENEALOGY OF THE JOHN JACKSON FAMILY, compiled and printed by Alta Mae Jackson Hart, 1975; EARLY ACQUAINTANCES WITH THE JACKSON RELATIVES by Nora Bonham Jackson; Internet Resource: http://orvf.com/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=orvf?I35176.12

Census Data

     Nancy E appeared on the 1850 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Reuben C Jackson and Issabella Jackson.3

Nancy E appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Ruben C Jackson and Isabel Jackson.4

Family

William A Rowe b. 22 Jul 1843, d. 1914
Marriage*Nancy married William A Rowe on 21 March 1865 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.7,8 
Child

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Nancy E JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-NV6). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Nancy E. Jackson; Birth: 1 Nov 1844 in Dearborn Co, IN; Death: 23 Jan 1911. Hereinafter cited as Dunavan & Associated Families.
  3. [S1560] Reuben C Jackson household, Sept 24, 1850 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 304, Ancestry.com Roll: M432_141; Image: 179.
  4. [S4923] Ruben C Jackson household, July 12, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 136, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 140; Family History Library Film: 803252.
  5. [S515] World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225 (Publisher: Brøderbund Software), Brøderbund Software - World Family Tree CDs (caution - an unreliable data source), unknown url; "This database is of questionable value. If not other sources are given for an event or relationship, consider it unreliable and subject to further research for verification"; cited as "World Family Tree Download of Volume 12, tree 3225.
  6. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Nancy E. Jackson; Birth: 1 Nov 1844 in Dearborn Co, IN; Death: 23 Jan 1911.
  7. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, William Henry Rowe; Birth: 22 Jul 1843 in Dearborn Co, IN ; Death: 1914.
  8. [S689] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., William H Rowe & Nancy E Jackson.
  9. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Kate (Katie) Bell Cole née Darragh.
  10. [S6922] Reuben C. Jackson, The Lawrenceburg Register, Lawrenceburg, IN, Nov 24, 1887 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Register.
  11. [S6899] John H. Jackson Answers Last Call, Dearborn County Register, Dearborn County, IN, Mar 28, 1929 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn County Register.
  12. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  13. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Charles Hullon Rowe; Birth: 13 Feb 1866 in Dearborn Co, IN; Death: 6 Mar 1928 in Jacksonville, IL; http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1/data/6699
  14. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."

Reuben L Jackson1,2

M, #9767, b. 18 February 1848, d. 3 March 1848
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson1,2 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale1,2 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited22 Jul 2013
     Reuben was born on 18 February 1848 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1 He died on 3 March 1848.2 He was buried in Georgetown Cemetery, Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.2
He died on 30 March 1848 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Reuben L JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-ND9). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Page 225 - Georgetown Cemetery - Reuben Jackson. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.

Dorothy Griffen1

F, #9768, b. 23 July 1916, d. 18 March 1996
Last Edited11 Nov 2012
     Dorothy was born on 23 July 1916.2 Dorothy married Wilfred Kenneth Vamplew before 1938.1,3 She died on 18 March 1996 at age 79.2 Dorothy Griffen was buried in Ridgemont Cemetery, Fort Erie, Ontario, CanadaG.4

Family

Wilfred Kenneth Vamplew b. 8 Jul 1906, d. 27 Oct 1977

Citations

  1. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Feb 13, 2001 (unknown compiler address). Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Dorothy Griffen married Wilfred Vamplew; Page 17. Hereinafter cited as "Vamplew Family Tree."
  2. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Dorothy Griffen born July 23 1916, died March 18 1996; Page 17.
  3. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  4. [S102] Gladys nee Hudson Allen, "Vamplew Family Tree", Gladys sent this to me with a cover letter dated Feb 13, 2001. 22 page Document, Dorothy Griffen buried Ridgemont Cemetery, Fort Earie, Ont; Page 17.

Mary Isabell Jackson1,2,3,4,5

F, #9769, b. 10 October 1851, d. 20 October 1922
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson2,6,7,8 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale2,6,7,8 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited28 Feb 2018
     Mary was born on 10 October 1851 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.2,3,9,4,10,11,7,8 Alternatively, she was born circa 1856 in Indiana, USAG. Her age could be 28 rather than 24 in the 1880 census, so she would be born in about 1852 rather than 1856.5 Mary married Charles W James on 19 December 1872, married 27 years at the time of the 1900 census, and 28 years in the 1910 census.2,3,9,5 Mary married (?) Miller after January 1920.12 She died on 20 October 1922 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USAG, at age 71.2,6,13,11 Mary Isabell Jackson was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Morgan County, Illinois, USAG.10,11

     Mary Isabell Jackson was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Reuben Christopher Jackson who died 15 November 1887.14
     Mary Isabell Jackson was apparently living on her farm of 87 acres at Jacksonville R8 (post office) Section 5, Precinct 61, Township 15, Range 10. Her son Clifford was her tenant on this farm. She became a resident of the county in 1872, possibly at the time of her marriage in 1917 in Morgan County, Illinois, USAG.15
     In the obituary of John Harrison Jackson who died 21 March 1929, John's sister, Mary James was listed as predeceased.12 Shewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Nora Elizabeth Bonham in 1975 in Early Acquaintances with the Jackson Relatives by Nora Bonham Jackson, quoted by Merrie Rue Smith:
Among the first unexpected guests of my early home life on the Jackson Hill was an urgent call from Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co., OH. "Come over and get us." This was my first meeting with Bertha Belle Miller Guard (b.1869), Eva Mae Miller DeHart (b.1874), and Lou Ella Miller Irvin (b.1879) and their children. Ruth Alma Guard (b.1898) was a very pretty young teenager, too fat to run; then the two Irvin girls: Dorthy Bell (b.1903), perhaps also a little too plump, a blond; and her sister, Gladys (b.1899), an exceedingly lovely vivacious brunette; then the son Lowell M. (b.1899) of Eva and Allen DeHart (b.1870), a young slender lad. He and Gladys led in the race and these lively youngsters romped and played around and around the big house which today we know as the "House on the Hill."

The fun began because there were too many for the spring wagon. The young man of the house met the situation by hitching the farm team to the hay wagon with a generous supply of hay to make it comfortable.

Floyd Stanley Jackson (b.1881) started to E-Town in high glee to pick up his beloved cousins, the children of Father Jackson’s (John Harrison Jackson b. 1854) oldest sister, Margaret E. Jackson Miller (1843-1882). This was the first and only time I ever saw Bertha Miller Guard as she died early in her married life, as did her sister, Goldie Miller Sanders (1871-1903), mother of Vena Sanders Brown. How did I get onto this gloomy side of the picture? For this was indeed a happy party.

It did not take a nice car or a fine home to have fun. I don’t know what I cooked, but I remember I did freeze ice cream and had the big table set; a little black cook stove, a big wooden box for a table or a large cabinet a very large one; I expect 4 X 6 with an oil cloth on top and I had to almost crawl inside to reach things to cook in, a curtain tacked across the front and the floors were covered with rag carpets.

Another of my very early getting acquainted with my new relatives was in the fall of 1908 - the evening Mabel Grubbs and John Liddle were to be married. Mabel was very very dear to me. She was like a doll; the little sister of my very dearest school mate and seat mate and I had been in their home so much during our school days. Then in 1899, when Stella Grubbs was eighteen years old, “Angie” the lovely mother, was taken by death.

Word had come that Aunt Mary Isabell Jackson James (b.1851) and Uncle Charlie W. James from Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. were coming to visit us on the noon train. I was very upset. I wanted so much to go to Mabel’s "Chivalry." Father, John Harrison Jackson, came home with empty seats, his sister and husband were not on the train; I was hilariously happy. There was another train at the Lawrenceburg Junction at 4 o’clock and Father had gone to meet that. I was sitting on the step where I could see the gate which led from the last bend of the road and turned into the yard. I was putting on my Sunday stockings which were neither silk or rayon and my Sunday shoes. Even with all my wistful thinking, I kept my eyes on the winding road and this time the seats were filled; really filled! Aunt Mary was large, I expect 200 lbs., but Uncle Charlie James weighed between 400 and 500 lbs.

Nora Jackson never really swore. I did, however, say "gog-on-it" but I loved Aunt Mary, she was understanding. That word can mean so much, especially to a young wife who had come into a home where there was so much work. (During my young life on a farm I never did understand why my mother had to work all day. I would say, "Can’t you take the afternoon off?" but the most I remember, my Mother would wash her face, comb her hair smoothly back, put on a light clean wrapper, and lie down on the simple lounge for fifteen minutes.)

To get back to my story, I will mention three things: Father, Aunt Mary, Uncle Charlie and myself, went to a funeral at Bright (I don’t remember whose). Father drove with the whip in his hands, and except for up and down the hills, the horses were kept trotting. Aunt Mary said “that is exactly like my father, the horses never dared walk; he was always in a hurry.” We did not tarry after the services. Dear Aunt Mary said, “I can see how much work you have waiting to be done at home.” Then the rest of the day she spent with me. After changing our Sunday best to a house dress, she followed me to the cellar where she chatted while I worked and patted the butter milk out and smoothed the sweet delicious butter. Then at supper, she bragged about my pumpkin pies; she always thought pumpkin had to be cooked hours. She said “Now Charlie, this pumpkin Nora didn’t cook very long at all and these pies are so good.” Now do you see why I loved Aunt Mary James? She too was a very pretty woman. Uncle Charlie would walk up and down the road fast just for exercise, and they broke the bed down. After all, there was over 600 lbs. of them to like or dislike and I liked them or her. I should say very very much They had two sons, Clifford (b.1875) and Loyd N. Jackson (b.1874).

As I reminisce, I recall Aunt Nancy E. Jackson Rowe (1844-1911). I too saw her only once. She came to our wedding on September 5, 1906. I really saw her to remember at the breakfast table at my husband’s home on September 7th. I felt rather shy of her. She was not pretty like plump Aunt Mary; she was tall and proud, rather haughty, much given to boast. She married William H. Rowe, who was raised by the Blasdel family in the New Alaces community. They went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live and they had only one son, Charlie. Uncle Will became quite wealthy for that day. Charlie Rowe (1866-1928) never married. He was worth $160,000 when he died in 1928. Our grandfather clock came from his estate.
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Mary Vandolah married James WHITE on August 30, 1869 after Elijah Bonham's death on December 17, 1853.
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Ref: GENEALOGY OF THE JOHN JACKSON FAMILY, compiled and printed by Alta Mae Jackson Hart, 1975; EARLY ACQUAINTANCES WITH THE JACKSON RELATIVES by Nora Bonham Jackson; Internet Resource: http://orvf.com/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=orvf?I35176.2

Census Data

     Mary E appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Ruben C Jackson and Isabel Jackson.7

Mary appeared on the 1870 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Reuben Jackson and Belle Jackson.8

Mary James and Charles James appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Twp. 15, Morgan County, Illinois, enumerated 15 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Loyd N and Clifford A were listed as living with them.5

Mary James and Charles James appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, enumerated 4 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Loyd and Clifford were listed as living with them. As well as Clifford's wife, Mary N James and daughter, Hazel M James.3

Mary I appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Morgan County, Illinois, in the household of L N James and Donia James.9

Mary I James appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, enumerated 12 January 1920, enumerated as a widowed farmer on the home farm. Her son Clifford's household was enumerated immediately before her's.4

Family 1

Charles W James b. 19 Jun 1852, d. 17 Apr 1912
Marriage*Mary married Charles W James on 19 December 1872, married 27 years at the time of the 1900 census, and 28 years in the 1910 census.2,3,9,5 
Children

Family 2

(?) Miller
Marriage*Mary married (?) Miller after January 1920.12 

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Mary Isabell JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-P3L). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  3. [S4908] Charles James household, Jun 4, 1900 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0084, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 331; FHL microfilm: 1240331.
  4. [S4910] Mary I James household, Jan 12, 1920 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 117; Family: 65, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_395; Image: 783.
  5. [S4914] Charles James household, Jun 15, 1880 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Township 15, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 101A; Enumeration District: 166, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 238; Family History Film: 1254238; Image: 0204.
  6. [S319] Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950, online http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com, Mary Isabelle James. Hereinafter cited as IL deaths.
  7. [S4923] Ruben C Jackson household, July 12, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 136, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 140; Family History Library Film: 803252.
  8. [S4924] Reuben Jackson household, July 6, 1870 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 612A; Family: 66, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 524; Family History Library Film: 545806.
  9. [S4909] L N James household, Apr 27, 1910 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0097, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_313; FHL microfilm: 1374326.
  10. [S4915] Ebenezer Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan/cemetery/…, JAMES, Mary isabelle (Jackson)     (10 Oct) 1851     (20 Oct) 1922     . Hereinafter cited as Ebenezer Cemetery.
  11. [S4917] Death Register (Transcription), Morgan County, Illinois File, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan2, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan2/death1/…
    Name     Born     Age/Born Where     Died     Where     Buried     Parents Surnames
    James, Mary Isabelle     10Oct1851     Indiana     20Oct1922     J'ville, IL     Ebenezer Cem.     Jackson/Langsdale. Hereinafter cited as Death Register (Transcription) Morgan, IL.
  12. [S6899] John H. Jackson Answers Last Call, Dearborn County Register, Dearborn County, IN, Mar 28, 1929 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn County Register.
  13. [S4915] Ebenezer Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan/cemetery/…, JAMES, Mary isabelle (Jackson).
  14. [S6922] Reuben C. Jackson, The Lawrenceburg Register, Lawrenceburg, IN, Nov 24, 1887 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Register.
  15. [S4919] Unknown compiler, compiler, Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory of Farmers and Breeders Morgan and Scott Counties, Illinois (Chicago, IL: Prairie Farmer, 1917), James, Mary (Mary Jackson) Ch Lloyd, Clifford; Jacksonville R4 Sec5 Pct61 T15 R10 O87a (1872)
    means:
    Jacksonville R4 (post office) Section 5, Precinct 61, Township 15, Range 10, owner of 87 acres, her son Clifford was her tenant. Became a resident in 1872.. Hereinafter cited as Morgan County Farm Directory.
  16. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Loyd Nelson James.
  17. [S3491] "IL Deaths & Stillbirths", online Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947: Clifford E. James.

Ralph Jackson1,2,3,4,5

M, #9770, b. 2 April 1856, d. 25 March 1900
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson1,4,5 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale1,4,5 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited5 Jun 2017
     Ralph was born on 2 April 1856 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,6,4,5 Ralph married Katherine Marie Harrison on 17 October 1877.1,6 He died on 25 March 1900 in Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USAG, at age 43 of pneumonia.1,6 Ralph Jackson was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USAG.6

     Ralph Jackson was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Reuben Christopher Jackson who died 15 November 1887.7
     In the obituary of John Harrison Jackson who died 21 March 1929, John's brother, Ralph Jackson was listed as predeceased.8

The following biographical information appeared in the family tree database of Merrie Rue Smith, 24 November 2000:
Ralph and Kate were born in Dearborn Co, IN; started housekeeping in the log house on Leapers Creek, west of the Reuben Jackson homestead. The stone chimney and pantry or cellar to this house was still intact when I left home in 1947. They moved to Farmer City, De Witt Co., IL in 1881. Ralph died at Flora, Clay Co., IL of pneumonia in 1900.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM CARL HARLEY MANKIN:

Carl's Mother (Helen Jackson) and grandmother (Clara Bertha Luehm Jackson) wrote in their copy of Alta Mae Jackson's genealogy the following:

Attached to obituary of Thomas Langdale Jackson "...and one granddaughter, Helen Marie Jackson."

Also, the following:

"Thomas and Mary Ellen Jackson began their married life 1870 in the log house on Leapers Creek just west of the Reuben Jackson home later called "The Valley Hill Farm." Tommy and his wife lived there only a few years because a younger brother, Ralph and Katharine Jackson were married in 1877 and set up housekeeping in the same log house. The big stone chimney, pantry and well were still there when we were kids, but all was wiped out by the big Texas Pipe Lines when they went thru Dad's farm the second time in 1964."1

Census Data

     Ralph appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Ruben C Jackson and Isabel Jackson.4

Ralph appeared on the 1870 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of his parents, Reuben Jackson and Belle Jackson.5

Family

Katherine Marie Harrison b. 29 Apr 1858, d. 31 Dec 1901
Marriage*Ralph married Katherine Marie Harrison on 17 October 1877.1,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S506] Merrie Rue Smith, online local copy of FTM database, Merrie Rue Smith (Garland, TX), downloaded Nov 24, 2000.
  2. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Ralph JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-NHW). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  3. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  4. [S4923] Ruben C Jackson household, July 12, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 136, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 140; Family History Library Film: 803252.
  5. [S4924] Reuben Jackson household, July 6, 1870 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 612A; Family: 66, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 524; Family History Library Film: 545806.
  6. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  7. [S6922] Reuben C. Jackson, The Lawrenceburg Register, Lawrenceburg, IN, Nov 24, 1887 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Register.
  8. [S6899] John H. Jackson Answers Last Call, Dearborn County Register, Dearborn County, IN, Mar 28, 1929 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn County Register.
  9. [S775] Obituary -- Jackson, Clinton Rowe, online unknown url, Newspaper clipping remitted by David Norman Jackson on January 18, 2000; Pryor Daily Times, 105 S. Adair, Pryor, OK 74361.

(?) Jackson1

M, #9771, b. 26 December 1858, d. 26 December 1858
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson1 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale1 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited7 Jul 2013
     He died on 26 December 1858 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1 (?) was born on 26 December 1858 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Unnamed JACKSON (AFN:1J6M-NJ4). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."

Ruth Jackson1,2,3

F, #9772, b. 12 December 1859, d. 13 July 1934
Father*Reuben Christopher Jackson1,2,3 b. 28 Feb 1810, d. 15 Nov 1887
Mother*Isabelle Langdale1,2,3 b. 21 Apr 1816, d. 4 Jun 1883
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited10 Aug 2013
     Ruth was born on 12 December 1859 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,4,2,3 Ruth married Calvin Aryes Smith on 7 May 1879 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,5 She died on 13 July 1934 at age 74.1,4 Ruth Jackson was buried in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon, Iroquois County, Illinois, USAG.4

     Ruth Jackson was referenced, but not by name, in the obituary of Reuben Christopher Jackson who died 15 November 1887.6 Ruth Jackson was a witness according to the Genealogy of the John Jackson Family, she spent 11 years with her Aunt Ruth Jackson Smith and Uncle Calvin A. "Cal" Smith and at Charlie Rowe's (Charles A.)7 Ruth Jackson was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Thomas Langdale Jackson who died 1 June 1925.7
     In the obituary of John Harrison Jackson who died 21 March 1929, John's sister, Ruth Smith was listed as a survivor.8

Census Data

     Ruth appeared on the 1860 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Ruben C Jackson and Isabel Jackson.2

Ruth appeared on the 1870 Federal Census Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana in the household of her parents, Reuben Jackson and Belle Jackson.3

Family

Calvin Aryes Smith b. 20 Mar 1855, d. 11 Jul 1939
Marriage*Ruth married Calvin Aryes Smith on 7 May 1879 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975, RuthJackson.FTW - Date of Import: 24 Nov 2000.
  2. [S4923] Ruben C Jackson household, July 12, 1860 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 136, Ancestry.com Roll: M653_252; Image: 140; Family History Library Film: 803252.
  3. [S4924] Reuben Jackson household, July 6, 1870 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 612A; Family: 66, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_307; Image: 524; Family History Library Film: 545806.
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Ruth Smith.
  5. [S689] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., Calvin A. Smith & Ruth Jackson.
  6. [S6922] Reuben C. Jackson, The Lawrenceburg Register, Lawrenceburg, IN, Nov 24, 1887 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Lawrenceburg Register.
  7. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, 1975.
  8. [S6899] John H. Jackson Answers Last Call, Dearborn County Register, Dearborn County, IN, Mar 28, 1929 viewed at Lawrenceburg Public Library,. Hereinafter cited as Dearborn County Register.

William A Rowe1,2

M, #9774, b. 22 July 1843, d. 1914
Father*Ebenezer Rowe3,4,5 b. 9 Feb 1812, d. 30 Jan 1852
Mother*Abigail Blasdel3,4,5 b. 20 Dec 1818, d. 21 Jun 1848
Last Edited12 Feb 2018
     William was born on 22 July 1843 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.3,4,2 William married Nancy E Jackson on 21 March 1865 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.4,6 He died in 1914 Nancy's husband, William, was raised by a Blasdel family in the New Alaces, IN. community. Nancy and Will went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live. They had one son.4
     William A Rowe was listed as predeceased in the obituary of Nancy E Jackson who died 23 January 1911, Husband.7,8

Census Data

     William A appeared on the 1860 U.S. Federal Census of Miller Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, in the household of Elijah Blasdell, listed as a grandson.2

Family

Nancy E Jackson b. 1 Nov 1844, d. 23 Jan 1911
Child

Citations

  1. In the 1860 census.
  2. [S4879] Elijah Blasdel household, July 12, 1860 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Miller, Dearborn, Indiana; Page: 135, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: M653_252; Image: 139; Family History Library Film: 803252.
  3. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat, William Henry Rowe Birth: 22 Jul 1843. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  4. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, William Henry Rowe; Birth: 22 Jul 1843 in Dearborn Co, IN ; Death: 1914. Hereinafter cited as Dunavan & Associated Families.
  5. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, William H ROWE (AFN: 1J6M-NZS). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  6. [S689] Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 , unknown repository, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941; "Tippecanoe County, Indiana 1850 - 1920 Inclusive; Index to Marriage Record Volume I Letters A - Eber, W. P. A. NOTE: images of the source dicuments are NOT available in this database"; cited as "Indiana Marriage Index., William H Rowe & Nancy E Jackson.
  7. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Nancy E. Jackson; Birth: 1 Nov 1844 in Dearborn Co, IN; Death: 23 Jan 1911.
  8. [S4708] Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder , Lawrenceburg Public Library, Lawrenceburg Public Library District Obituary Finder search page; cited as "Lawrenceburg Obituary Finder., Kate (Katie) Bell Cole née Darragh.
  9. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Charles Hullon Rowe; Birth: 13 Feb 1866 in Dearborn Co, IN; Death: 6 Mar 1928 in Jacksonville, IL; http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1/data/6699
  10. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail to Rick Moffat.

Ebenezer Rowe1,2,3,4,5

M, #9775, b. 9 February 1812, d. 30 January 1852
Father*Robert Rowe6 b. 27 Sep 1778, d. 5 May 1838
Mother*Isabella Melrose7 b. 1778, d. 9 Oct 1852
Last Edited26 Oct 2018
     Ebenezer was born on 9 February 1812 in New York, New York, USAG.2,3,4 Ebenezer married Abagail Blasdell on 17 February 1842 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.8,3,5 He died on 30 January 1852 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, at age 39.2,1,3,4 Ebenezer Rowe was buried in Braysville Cemetery, Harrison Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.4

Family

Abigail Blasdel b. 20 Dec 1818, d. 21 Jun 1848
Child

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Ebenezer ROWE (AFN: 1J6M-NWD). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Ebenezer Rowe; Birth: 9 Feb 1812 in New York, NY; Death: 30 Jan 1852 in Dearborn Co, IN; http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1/data/2783. Hereinafter cited as Dunavan & Associated Families.
  3. [S4748] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Ebenezer Rowe.
  4. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Braysville Cemetery page 31 - Ebenezer Rowe. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  5. [S6879] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch.org, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Ebenezer Rowe & Abagail Blasdell.
  6. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Robert Rowe, Sr.
  7. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Isabella Melrose.
  8. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1
  9. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat, William Henry Rowe Birth: 22 Jul 1843. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  10. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, William Henry Rowe; Birth: 22 Jul 1843 in Dearborn Co, IN ; Death: 1914.
  11. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)", William H ROWE (AFN: 1J6M-NZS).

Abigail Blasdel1,2,3

F, #9776, b. 20 December 1818, d. 21 June 1848
Father*Elijah Blasdell3 b. 14 Oct 1796, d. 12 Jun 1863
Mother*Clarissa Waring3 b. c Feb 1794, d. 7 Jun 1857
Last Edited27 May 2018
     Abigail was born on 20 December 1818 in Indiana, USAG.2 Abagail married Ebenezer Rowe on 17 February 1842 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrenceburg Twp., Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG.4,5,6 She died on 21 June 1848 at age 29.2

Family

Ebenezer Rowe b. 9 Feb 1812, d. 30 Jan 1852
Child

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Abigail BLASDEL (AFN: 1J6M-NXL). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, Abigail Blasdell ; Birth: 20 Dec 1818 in IN ; Death: 21 Jun 1848. Hereinafter cited as Dunavan & Associated Families.
  3. [S4780] Diane and Harper, Lois Fox, compiler, Cemeteries of the Northeast Section of Dearborn County, Indiana (1935 Sampson Drive, Apollo, PA 15613: Closson Press, March 1993), Pella Cemetery page 245 - Abigail Rowe. Hereinafter cited as Cemeteries NE Dearborn County.
  4. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1
  5. [S4748] "Much of her data results from extensive documentation and publication of Dearborn County, Indiana cemeteries, so I consider that data relatively reliable", Lois' genealogy by Lois Lee Harper on ancestry.com , cited as "Lois' genealogy:, Ebenezer Rowe.
  6. [S6879] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch.org, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Ebenezer Rowe & Abagail Blasdell.
  7. [S76] Merrie Rue Smith, "Merrie Rue Smith email," e-mail message from unknown author e-mail (Garland, TX) to Rick Moffat, William Henry Rowe Birth: 22 Jul 1843. Hereinafter cited as "Merrie Rue Smith email."
  8. [S508] Dunavan & Associated Families, online http://www.gencircles.com/users/sdunavan/1, William Henry Rowe; Birth: 22 Jul 1843 in Dearborn Co, IN ; Death: 1914.
  9. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)", William H ROWE (AFN: 1J6M-NZS).

Charles W James1,2,3,4,5

M, #9778, b. 19 June 1852, d. 17 April 1912
Last Edited28 Feb 2018
     Charles was born on 19 June 1852 in Illinois, USAG.6,2,7,3,4 Charles married Mary Isabell Jackson on 19 December 1872, married 27 years at the time of the 1900 census, and 28 years in the 1910 census.8,6,2,7 He died on 17 April 1912 in Morgan County, Illinois, USAG, at age 59.3,4 Charles W James was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Morgan County, Illinois, USAG.3,4,5

     He also went by the name of Charlie.9,8 Hewas referenced in the biographical information that appeared about Nora Elizabeth Bonham in 1975 in Early Acquaintances with the Jackson Relatives by Nora Bonham Jackson, quoted by Merrie Rue Smith:
Among the first unexpected guests of my early home life on the Jackson Hill was an urgent call from Elizabethtown, Hamilton Co., OH. "Come over and get us." This was my first meeting with Bertha Belle Miller Guard (b.1869), Eva Mae Miller DeHart (b.1874), and Lou Ella Miller Irvin (b.1879) and their children. Ruth Alma Guard (b.1898) was a very pretty young teenager, too fat to run; then the two Irvin girls: Dorthy Bell (b.1903), perhaps also a little too plump, a blond; and her sister, Gladys (b.1899), an exceedingly lovely vivacious brunette; then the son Lowell M. (b.1899) of Eva and Allen DeHart (b.1870), a young slender lad. He and Gladys led in the race and these lively youngsters romped and played around and around the big house which today we know as the "House on the Hill."

The fun began because there were too many for the spring wagon. The young man of the house met the situation by hitching the farm team to the hay wagon with a generous supply of hay to make it comfortable.

Floyd Stanley Jackson (b.1881) started to E-Town in high glee to pick up his beloved cousins, the children of Father Jackson’s (John Harrison Jackson b. 1854) oldest sister, Margaret E. Jackson Miller (1843-1882). This was the first and only time I ever saw Bertha Miller Guard as she died early in her married life, as did her sister, Goldie Miller Sanders (1871-1903), mother of Vena Sanders Brown. How did I get onto this gloomy side of the picture? For this was indeed a happy party.

It did not take a nice car or a fine home to have fun. I don’t know what I cooked, but I remember I did freeze ice cream and had the big table set; a little black cook stove, a big wooden box for a table or a large cabinet a very large one; I expect 4 X 6 with an oil cloth on top and I had to almost crawl inside to reach things to cook in, a curtain tacked across the front and the floors were covered with rag carpets.

Another of my very early getting acquainted with my new relatives was in the fall of 1908 - the evening Mabel Grubbs and John Liddle were to be married. Mabel was very very dear to me. She was like a doll; the little sister of my very dearest school mate and seat mate and I had been in their home so much during our school days. Then in 1899, when Stella Grubbs was eighteen years old, “Angie” the lovely mother, was taken by death.

Word had come that Aunt Mary Isabell Jackson James (b.1851) and Uncle Charlie W. James from Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. were coming to visit us on the noon train. I was very upset. I wanted so much to go to Mabel’s "Chivalry." Father, John Harrison Jackson, came home with empty seats, his sister and husband were not on the train; I was hilariously happy. There was another train at the Lawrenceburg Junction at 4 o’clock and Father had gone to meet that. I was sitting on the step where I could see the gate which led from the last bend of the road and turned into the yard. I was putting on my Sunday stockings which were neither silk or rayon and my Sunday shoes. Even with all my wistful thinking, I kept my eyes on the winding road and this time the seats were filled; really filled! Aunt Mary was large, I expect 200 lbs., but Uncle Charlie James weighed between 400 and 500 lbs.

Nora Jackson never really swore. I did, however, say "gog-on-it" but I loved Aunt Mary, she was understanding. That word can mean so much, especially to a young wife who had come into a home where there was so much work. (During my young life on a farm I never did understand why my mother had to work all day. I would say, "Can’t you take the afternoon off?" but the most I remember, my Mother would wash her face, comb her hair smoothly back, put on a light clean wrapper, and lie down on the simple lounge for fifteen minutes.)

To get back to my story, I will mention three things: Father, Aunt Mary, Uncle Charlie and myself, went to a funeral at Bright (I don’t remember whose). Father drove with the whip in his hands, and except for up and down the hills, the horses were kept trotting. Aunt Mary said “that is exactly like my father, the horses never dared walk; he was always in a hurry.” We did not tarry after the services. Dear Aunt Mary said, “I can see how much work you have waiting to be done at home.” Then the rest of the day she spent with me. After changing our Sunday best to a house dress, she followed me to the cellar where she chatted while I worked and patted the butter milk out and smoothed the sweet delicious butter. Then at supper, she bragged about my pumpkin pies; she always thought pumpkin had to be cooked hours. She said “Now Charlie, this pumpkin Nora didn’t cook very long at all and these pies are so good.” Now do you see why I loved Aunt Mary James? She too was a very pretty woman. Uncle Charlie would walk up and down the road fast just for exercise, and they broke the bed down. After all, there was over 600 lbs. of them to like or dislike and I liked them or her. I should say very very much They had two sons, Clifford (b.1875) and Loyd N. Jackson (b.1874).

As I reminisce, I recall Aunt Nancy E. Jackson Rowe (1844-1911). I too saw her only once. She came to our wedding on September 5, 1906. I really saw her to remember at the breakfast table at my husband’s home on September 7th. I felt rather shy of her. She was not pretty like plump Aunt Mary; she was tall and proud, rather haughty, much given to boast. She married William H. Rowe, who was raised by the Blasdel family in the New Alaces community. They went to Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL. to live and they had only one son, Charlie. Uncle Will became quite wealthy for that day. Charlie Rowe (1866-1928) never married. He was worth $160,000 when he died in 1928. Our grandfather clock came from his estate.
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Mary Vandolah married James WHITE on August 30, 1869 after Elijah Bonham's death on December 17, 1853.
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Ref: GENEALOGY OF THE JOHN JACKSON FAMILY, compiled and printed by Alta Mae Jackson Hart, 1975; EARLY ACQUAINTANCES WITH THE JACKSON RELATIVES by Nora Bonham Jackson; Internet Resource: http://orvf.com/cgi-bin/igmget.cgi/n=orvf?I35176.8

Census Data

     Charles James and Mary James appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Twp. 15, Morgan County, Illinois, enumerated 15 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Loyd N and Clifford A were listed as living with them.7

Charles James and Mary James appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, enumerated 4 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Loyd and Clifford were listed as living with them. As well as Clifford's wife, Mary N James and daughter, Hazel M James.6

Charles W appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Morgan County, Illinois, in the household of L N James and Donia James, listed as having his own income.2

Family

Mary Isabell Jackson b. 10 Oct 1851, d. 20 Oct 1922
Marriage*Charles married Mary Isabell Jackson on 19 December 1872, married 27 years at the time of the 1900 census, and 28 years in the 1910 census.8,6,2,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S3491] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 , Ancestry.com, Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; ""Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original records."; cited as "IL Deaths & Stillbirths., Loyd Nelson James.
  2. [S4909] L N James household, Apr 27, 1910 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0097, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_313; FHL microfilm: 1374326.
  3. [S4915] Ebenezer Cemetery, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan/cemetery/…, JAMES, Charles W.. Hereinafter cited as Ebenezer Cemetery.
  4. [S4917] Death Register (Transcription), Morgan County, Illinois File, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan2, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/morgan2/death2/…
    NAME     BORN     WHERE     S/R/MS     Spouse/Occupation     DIED     WHERE     BURIED     AGE          In Co.     PARENTS
    James, Charles W.     19Jun1852     IL     M W Mar          17Apr1912     Morgan Co., IL     Ebenezer Cem.. Hereinafter cited as Death Register (Transcription) Morgan, IL.
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    James, Charles W.     1852     1912          Ebenezer Cem.. Hereinafter cited as Rowe Granite Company.
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  8. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
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Jacob Smith1,2

M, #9779, b. 13 January 1815, d. 3 December 1867
Father*John Smith1 b. 31 Aug 1778, d. 12 May 1860
Mother*Jane Wayne1 b. 24 Aug 1778, d. 25 Oct 1863
Last Edited27 Sep 2016
     Jacob was born on 13 January 1815 in Yorkshire, EnglandG.1 Jacob married Ann Liddle on 4 February 1836 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, See LDS Ancestral Files for other children of Jacob Smith and Ann Liddle. Mary Ellen is listed as the 7th of 8 children.3,2 He died on 3 December 1867 in Tanner's Creek, Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, at age 52.1

Family

Ann Liddle b. c 1814
Child

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Jacob SMITH (AFN: 2RMV-NM). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S6879] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch.org, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Jacob Smith & Ann Liddle.
  3. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)", Ann LIDDLE (AFN: 2RMV-PS).
  4. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  5. [S223] Chris Hankins, online www.ancestry.com, Chris Hankins (Port Ludlow, WA), downloaded viewed Jan 7, 2001.

Ann Liddle1,2

F, #9780, b. circa 1814
Last Edited27 Sep 2016
     Ann was born circa 1814 in Yorkshire, EnglandG.1 Ann married Jacob Smith on 4 February 1836 in Dearborn County, Indiana, USAG, See LDS Ancestral Files for other children of Jacob Smith and Ann Liddle. Mary Ellen is listed as the 7th of 8 children.1,2

Family

Jacob Smith b. 13 Jan 1815, d. 3 Dec 1867
Child

Citations

  1. [S77] See citation for details, "Ancestral File (R)" (see citation for details). Unknown comments, Ann LIDDLE (AFN: 2RMV-PS). Hereinafter cited as "Ancestral File (R)."
  2. [S6879] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007 , FamilySearch.org, http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410397">Indiana, Marriages, 1811-2007; "Marriage dates may reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-12007., Jacob Smith & Ann Liddle.
  3. [S497] Merrie Rue Smith, online http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, Alta Mae Jackson Hart (Garland, TX), downloaded 1975.
  4. [S223] Chris Hankins, online www.ancestry.com, Chris Hankins (Port Ludlow, WA), downloaded viewed Jan 7, 2001.