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Biographies were taken from The History of Northwestern Ohio & History of Paulding County (H H Hardesty & Company Chicago IL/Toledo OH 1882)
Compiled and Transcribed by Janet Kwasniak and Mike Sandridge

JACKSON, Benjamin B. - born in Harison county, West Virginia, February 26, 1821, is a son of William Jackson, born March 16, 1777, in New Jersey, and Hannah (Bennett) Jackson, born in Pendleton county, Virginia, in 1779; and migrated with her husband to Warren county, Ohio, in 1828. They died in April, 1857 and 1855 respectively. Mr. Jackson was married in Clermont county, Ohio, September 22, 1840, by Arthur McNeal, Esq., to Elizabeth J. Champion, who was born in the same county, February 3, 1823, and they settled in Paulding county in October, 1848. Their children are Andrew C., born October 14, 1842; Martha C., October 3, 1844; Mary R., March 22, 1847, died April 2, 1847; Thomas C., August 23, 1848, died May 14, 1850; Stephen O., September 19, 1851; Sarah L., October 3, 1853; Chase M., October 18, 1855, died December 3, 1855; William B., July 26, 1857; Benjamin B., February 25, 1862; Ruby M., October 24, 1866, died February 8, 1869. Mrs. Jackson's father was Robert S. Champion, born December 19, 1799, in New Jersey, died in April 1847; her mother, Electa (Schooley) Champion, born in New Jersey, April 6, 1798, died December 10, 1828. Mr. Jackson has served as Justice of the Peace about nine years; Clerk several terms; Decennial Land Appraiser in 1880; Township Trustee one term, and Township Assessor two terms. He also served in the late war, member of Company G, 14th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisted August 26, 1861, and participated in the following battles: Wild Cat, Kentucky; Mill Springs, Kentucky; Chickamauga, Mission Ridge; in the Atlanta campaign, including Jonesboro, Sherman's march to the sea, etc. Was mustered out of service July 16, 1865, at Cleveland, Ohio. His son Andrew enlisted and served in the same company and regiment, and was mustered out of service at the same time. The company was attached to the 3rd Division, 3rd Brigade, of the 14th Army Corps. Mr. Jackson was one of the first early settlers of Paulding county. Business, farming in Crane township. Address, Antwerp, Paulding county, Ohio.

JACKSON, Edward D. - was married August 2, 1849 to Catharine Borger, who was born in Pennsylvania, August 26, 1831. Mr. Jackson was born in Virginia, February 1, 1825. They had four children: Sarah J., born June 6, 1850; J. H., May 23, 1853; Sylvestor F., August 1, 1860; Cora L. S., July 23, 1863. Mr. Jackson was engaged in farming at the time of his decease. Mr. Jackson died, March 7, 1874. Mrs. Jackson's address is Charloe, Paulding County, Ohio.

JACKSON, Thomas J. - a resident of Blue Creek township, where he settled in 1873, was born in Carroll county, Ohio, May 6, 1837; is a son of John and Rebecca (Stewart) Jackson. He was married in Gallia county, August 12, 1858, to Elizabeth Dupre, born in Gallia county, December 1, 1833, daughter of Abraham and Mary (DeMerric) Dupre, and their children are: John M., born May 17, 1859; Rebecca J., September 9, 1861; George W., September 12, 1863, died August 16, 1864; Juritta A. A., July 21, 1865; Emma Luella, January 27, 1868; Rufus Dupre, December 15, 1872; Arthur Hamilton, March 29, 1880. Thomas J. Jackson was Constable in this township in 1879 and 1881; was President of the School Board during the years of 1876 and 1877; held their first school meeting in the woods, on a log, with only four persons to vote. Mr. Stewart, Thomas J. Jackson’s grandfather, was in the war of 1812, under General Harrison, and his father, John Jackson, was in the war of 1861; was promoted to Wagon Master, and then Commissary Sergeant. Mr. Stewart was killed at the battle of Fort Meigs, near Maumee. John Jackson died of chronic diarrhea, March 14, 1864. Mr. Jackson is a farmer, and his postoffice address is Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.

JAILER, Peter - is of French descent, and after becoming of age changed his name to Jailer, from Cheoalla which it originally was in the French language. He is by trade a farmer, carpenter and joiner. He was born in Plattsburg, Clinton county, New York, May 22, 1814. His father, John Jailer, was born in Vermont, 1787, and died in Cleveland in 1858. His mother, Adeline (DeMorce) Jailer, was born in Canada, 1792; removed to Plattsburg, New York, when a child, and died in Berea, Ohio, 1870. Peter was married in Cuyahoga county, Ohio, May 16, 1867, to Fanny F. Moore, who was born in Michigan, July 13, 1845. Their children are: Gertrude A., born March 16, 1868; Peter Ephraim, November 19, 1872, died September 18, 1873; Charles Andrew, July 19, 1875; John William, March 19, 1881. His wife’s parents were residents of Michigan. Her father, William Henry Moore, was born in Ireland in 1810, and died in 1875. Her mother, Gertrude Hook, was born in New Jersey in 1800, and died in Paulding county. Mr. Jailer is a resident of Carryall township. Address, Paulding, Paulding county, Ohio.

JOHNSON, Thomas D. - was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, September 20, 1827, and came to this county in 1859. He was married in Paulding county, Ohio, December 27, 1859, to Susan E. Hardesty, who was born in Carroll county, Ohio, February 9, 1840. They have four children: Anna J., born June 6, 1864; Sidney, September 12, 1866, died February 2, 1867; Ruby B., March 5, 1868; William H., December 1, 1870. Mr. Johnson’s parents are Robert Johnson and Jane (Pugh) Johnson. His wife’s parents are Adam Hardesty, died April 23, 1859, and Anna (Kimmel) Hardesty, died March 5, 1873. They came to this county in 1853. Mr. And Mrs. Johnson are both deceased; the former died April 21, 1880, the latter September 28, 1881. The three remaining children are still living on the homestead, and their postoffice address is McGill, Paulding county, Ohio.

JONES, Thomas E. - son of Benjamin Jones, who died in 1843, and Frances (Evans) Jones, who died January 24, 1871, both natives of Ohio, and early settlers of Clinton county, was born in that county July 17, 1840, and settled in Paulding county in 1854. His wife, Martha A. (Maxwell) Jones, was born in Fayette county, Ohio, May 6, 1845, and was married in the same county September 11, 1866, by Esquire Sears. She is a daughter of Campbell Maxwell and Henrietta (Hale) Maxwell; the latter died January 24, 1873. Campbell Maxwell now resides at Xenia, Ohio. Mr. Jones’ family consists of: John B., born July 5, 1867; William F., September 22, 1868; Henrietta F., May 11, 1871; Daniel B., February 8, 1873; Mary F., January 29, 1875; Margaret E., January 26, 1877; James O., September 11, 1879; Mandy J., August 29, 1881; all reside with their parents. Mr. Jones served in the war of the Rebellion; enlisted at Delaware, Ohio, March, 1863, in the 27th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E; participated in the battles of Petersburg, Virginia; South Side Railroad, Virginia; Fort Fisher, North Carolina; Wilmington, North Carolina, and skirmishes too numerous to particularize; was sergeant of his company six months, and was mustered out of service at the close of the war. His regiment was attached to the 9th Division, 10th Army Corps. Mr. Jones had two brothers in the service; both died while in line of duty of pneumonia. Business, farming. Address, Reid’s Paulding county, Ohio.

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