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Source:
Historical Atlas
Paulding County, Ohio

ILLUSTRATED
Containing Maps of Paulding County, Townships, Towns and Villages,
Compiled by O. Morrow and F. W. Bashore
ALSO
Maps of the United States and State of Ohio.
Together with a Statement of the Settlement, Growth and Prosperity of the County,
Including a Personal and Family History of Many of its Prominent Citizens.
Illustrated
Madison, Wis.:
The Western Publishing Co.
1892

  Crane Twp. -
BENJAMIN B. JACKSON, a prominent farmer and justice of the peace of Crane township, Paulding county, Ohio, was born in western Virginia, Feb. 26, 1821, the son of William and Hannah (Bennett) Jackson, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of Virginia.  When but eight years of age, Benjamin B. Jackson was taken to Warren county by his parents, where he grew up on the farm and received a common school education.  He married, in 1840, Miss Elizabeth J., the daughter of Robert Champion, of Clermont county, Ohio, and to them have been  born eleven children, six of whom are now living.  They are Andrew C., a widower residing in Paulding; Martha C., the wife of George Banks, a resident of Antwerp; Sarah, the wife of Theodore W. Hauschild, of Washington state; William B., married and living in Paulding; Stephen O., of Crane township, and B. B., Jr., now dwelling in Chicago.  Benjamin B. Jackson, in 1848, removed to Crane township and settled on the farm he owns and now occupies.  In answer to his country's call, he enlisted on the 26th 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 Mission 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.  He was called upon to act as justice of the peace in the fall of 1889, being elected for a three years' term.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 56
  Washington Twp. -
JAMES M. JACKSON was born in Hocking county, Ohio, Oct. 15, 1843.  His parents were James and Julia (Cook) Jackson, of New York, who came to this state in an early day.  The father assisted in building the Hocking valley canal, and was a respected citizen of his adopted county.  James M. Jackson, Jr., was reared to the life of the farmer in his native county and there obtained his education.  His marriage to Miss Elizabeth Reedy occurred Aug. 13, 1865, and the children born to them are Julia (deceased), Bastian H., William F., David L., Margaret C., wife of Daniel Martin; Minnie, wife of Oliver Clay; Alice, Dora C., Mary, Lulu, and Eva.  Mrs. Jackson was born in Perry county, Ohio, June 29, 1844, a daughter of Samuel and Isabelle (Work) Reedy.  She and her husband are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and enjoy high social standing.  Politically Mr. Jackson is a republican and a member of the grange.  He is engaged in raising fine horses and has been successful in his calling.  The subject of this sketch entered the Ohio militia during the war, enlisted July 10, 1863, and was discharged May 1, 1866, at Columbus, Ohio.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 81
  Blue Creek Twp. -
JOHN M. JACKSON, who is the possessor of some of the finest short-horn cattle in the county, is a native of Ohio, and was born in Gallia county, May 17, 1859, the son of T. J. Jackson elsewhere mentioned in this volume.  Mr. Jackson is one of the enterprising young men of the county and has held the position of constable for one term.  Miss Susan A. Gebhart became his wife on the 15th of April, 1883; she is the daughter of Hiram Gebhart and was born in Butler county, Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are the parents of three children: Ira, Bertie and Roy Jackson.  Besides his cattle, MR. Jackson has a quantity of fancy poultry and Poland China hogs in which eh takes pride.  Altogether Mr. Jackson deserves rank as one of the representative and model farmers of Blue Creek township.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 43
  Blue Creek Twp. -
T. J. JACKSON, a substantial agriculturist of Blue Creek township, was born in Carroll county, May 6, 1836, the son of John and Rebecca (Stewart) Jackson.  The maternal grandfather of Mr. Jackson was a soldier in the war of 1812 and was killed at Fort Meigs.  John Jackson, our subject's father, was a participant in the late war and acted as wagon master.  Afterward he was a promoted to the rank of commissary sergeant.  At the age of fourteen years, T. J. Jackson removed with his parents to Gallia county where he remained until 1873, when he came to Paulding county and located where his present home now stands.  He served during the war for a short period, and upon his return home began farming.  Mr. Jackson is a republican and cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln.  He held the office of constable for two and a half hears and served in this position with satisfaction to all concerned.  His marriage occurred Aug. 12, 1858, in Gallia county, at which time Miss Elizabeth, the daughter of Abraham and Mary (DeMerric) Dupre, of France, became his wife.  The parents of Mrs.. Jackson came to this country in 1817 and located in Ross county, later making Gallia county their home until their deaths.  Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, named John M., Rebecca, wife of H. H. Biddle; George W. (deceased), Jurietta A., wife of C. E. Gebhart; Emma L., wife of F. W. McMichael; Rufus D. and Arthur H. Jackson.  The family are earnest members of the Christian Church, and fraternally Mr. Jackson belongs to the Masonic lodge of Paulding.  He is a lover of fine horses and has some of them on his farm.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 43
  Paulding Village -
W. B. JACKSON - The subject of this sketch was born in Paulding county, Ohio, July 26, 1857, the son of Benjamin B. and Elizabeth J. (Champion) Jackson.  He was educated in the common schools and at the Northwestern Ohio normal, situated at Ada.  He graduated from the latter institution in 1880, and taught in the schools of Paulding county for a number of years, and for five years was a teacher in the public schools of Antwerp.  Three years of this time he held the position of superintendent of schools, and did effective work in building up the educational institutions of Paulding county. In 1890 Mr. Jackson was elected clerk of the courts, which position he is at present filling.  Politically he is a democrat, and fraternally belongs to Carryall lodge, No. 463, I. O. O. F.; Cecil Assembly, No. 8878, K. of L., and the John Barnes, Camp No. 424, Sons of Veterans.  He was married, in 1884, to Miss Kate, the youngest daughter of Nirum and Eliza (Wentworth) Strout, and to this happy union three children, Ruby C., Hazel H. and Edith S. Jackson, have been born.  Mr. Jackson is an enterprising business man, and takes an active part in all matters relating to the advancement and prosperity of his county and state.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 71
  Auglaize Twp. -
REASON JOHNSON, a prosperous farmer of Auglaize township, was born in Carroll county, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1853, the son of Isaac and Margaret (Meek) Johnson.  At the age of twenty-one years, our subject left the parental roof and engaged in farming in Defiance county.  He is successful in his chosen calling, in connection with which he operates a fine stone quarry located upon his farm.  Apr. 5, 1874, Miss Cynthia, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Peterson) Davis, became his wife, and they have four bright children, named Clinton, Bertie, Ernest and Earl.  The family is highly respected in the community where they reside.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 38
  Benton Twp. -
W. J. JOHNSON, editor-in-chief of the Payne Review, which he established in 1887, was born at Adrian, Seneca county, Ohio, May 24, 1849, son of William and Nancy (Cline) Johnson, natives of Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively - the former of Scotch-Irish and the latter of German parentage.  The grandfather, Archibald Johnson, was a soldier in the war of 1812, and in 1821 located on Black river, near Cleveland.  Subsequently located in Seneca county, locating in the forest on land entered by his father, and here reared a large family.  The father of our subject grew to manhood in this county, and became a well-to-do farmer, where he yet lives and enjoys the fruits of his earlier life.  He is a stanch democrat, and Mrs. Johnson is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  Our subject was reared to manhood a farmer's boy, having the advantages of the common schools, and before he was seventeen years of age was a teacher in the public schools, which he followed successfully, spending his vacations upon the farm; subsequently attended two terms at Heidelburg college, after which he resumed teaching; then took a scientific course at Ada, where he graduated in the spring of 1879 with honors.  In the spring following he located at Green Springs, Ohio, where he edited the Green Springs, Times, and while here taught school a portion of his time in connection with his newspaper work.  Later he was associate editor of the Tiffin News for a time, when he again located at Green Springs, and engaged as civil engineer on the N. Y. & O. railroad; then as proprietor and editor of the Green Springs Times, after which he established the Holgate Times, which he edited for five years.  In 1887 he removed to Payne, Ohio, and started the Payne Review, which he has conducted since, it being a well-edited, newsy paper.  Mr. Johnson has devoted a portion of his time to surveying along with his newspaper work.  He is a stanch democrat, and is the party nominee for county surveyor, and if elected will make an efficient officer.  Mr. Johnson is a member of the I. O. O. F., K. of P., and K. of L.  He was married, Mar. 12, 1871, to Miss Nettie Hahn, of Seneca county, born Aug. 22, 1852, of German parentage, her father being Frederick Hahn.  Two children were born to this marriage - twins - Annie and Marion, born Oct. 7, 1884.
Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 40
  Emerald Twp. -
THOMAS E. JONES

Source:  Historical Atlas of Paulding Co., Ohio - Publ. 1892 - Page 59

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