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LEVEL aka LEVEL STATION aka WINDSOR
Virginia Military District Survey #1498, Harlan Twp, Warren County, Ohio


Level Silver Cornet Band

The first band was organized before the Civil War, and numbered among its members: George Jackson, Gus Spence, Sam Spence, Pingory McFerran, Joel Blackstone, and met in Jared Adams store adjoining the school house. It burned with all the instruments of the band.

The second band was organized about 1874 by Steve Jackson, at first the meetings were held in the primary room of the Level School house. Later, a two room building was moved from the Tom Patterson farm to the lot at Level, opposite the blacksmith shop. Instructors were J. A. Mays of A. Squires & Co. Cincinnati. Wm. Grapes of Cincinnati was the second. Later it was decided that Steve Jackson and Elmer Jackson were sufficient instructors. The band gradually passed out of existence in 1884. The busiest season was the Hancock-Garfield Campaign in 1880. The Level Band played twice against the Clarksville Band at the Blanchester Fair, winning one and losing one.

The band was uniformed and had a very classy band wagon drawn by four horses.

The membership of the second band was: Elmer E. Jackson, First Cornet and Leader, joined the band at 13 years of age - at 14 he was the Leader; George Jackson, First Cornet; Stephen Jackson, Second Cornet and Assistant Leader - later Solo Alto; Theodore Geran, Frank Price, Henry Exmen, and Bland Harcum, 2nd cornets; Solon Luce Jackson and Huston H. Jackson, First Altos; Albert Fox and Albert Wolf, Second Altos; Lil Littler, Clarinet; Gus Spence, Baritone;

Andrew Jackson, Tuba (was succeeded by Benjamin B. Jackson, who was succeeded by Ollie M. Spence, Tuba); Perry Sears, Bass Drum; Peter K. Spurling, Snare Drum; Aotne Spurling, cymbals.

It is believed that Elmer E. Jackson is the only one living, now, (1935). Above information by Dr. Elmer E. Jackson, son of George, son of Jacob, son of William, son of Edward W. Jackson.

A number of the family has been prominent in musical circles. The family trait of love for music is notable; and musical talent, both vocal and instrumental, as well as artistic talent, is universal in the family down to the present day (1935).

Ollie M. Spence (son of Gustavius Spence and Mary Ann Jackson) conducted a fine band and orchestra in Chattanooga. His son, Jack Spence, has his own orchestra at present.

Another of the family, Mrs. Caroline 'Carrie' Gilpatrick (daughter of George Jackson and Annis Hill Jackson) began to play Cornet at the age of 7 years with her father as her instructor. She studied under Prof. Benjamin Lewis at National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio; and she played in orchestras while teaching in Ohio, Indiana, and Montana. She continued her study of music and at present time (1935) is conducting a Music Studio in Seattle, Washington, where she teaches flute, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and trombone. She is a member of prominent clubs in Seattle, and she taught wind instruments in three different colleges in Washington.

Her son Francis Gilpatrick has won honors as a flute player. He is a member of an orchestra of the University of Washington. In a band – a sophomore in High School - he plays clarinet, saxophone, and piccolo as well as the flute.

The Jackson family has also been noted for the number of school teachers that have been successful in their chosen profession.

[Supplement to “Some Descendants of Edward William Jackson, b. in New Jersey, 1730, d. in Va. (now W. Va.) in 1807,” published April 1st, 1935; supplement published Dec 1st, 1935 by Matella Prickett Doughman, Lebanon, Ohio.]

George Jackson, Jr., (son of George Jackson, Sr.) has been a singer in a Methodist Episcopalian choir for years. There is a quartette of singers in his family.

Stephen Jackson (son of Lemuel Jackson) taught school in the Public schools of Ohio from 1882-1912, and at the same time taught bands and orchestras, and the band at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphans’ (O. S and S. O.) Home in Xenia, Ohio. He was a composer of music for orchestra and band. His daughter Earle Moorman was a school and piano teacher. Her daughter Martha Moorman had a lovely voice and lived at the Three Arts Club in Cincinnati. She sang in the May Festival in two different years and in the Zoo Opera Co. Mary (Martha) Moorman attended Music School in Chicago.

Miss Sarah Shank is a Teacher of Dramatic Art at the University at Urbana, Illinois.

SOURCE:
Transcription from 11 & 15 Jan 2014 email from Charlene Frey
" I found more information on the Level School in a document that I received from Michael Ford on 9 Mar 2013. He emailed me a copy of Matella Prickett Doughman's document entitled "Some of the Descendants of Edward William Jackson," that she published in 1935. I typed the following article from page 26 of the document.
She published the supplement on Dec 1, 1935. In the supplement, page 5, the following correction was made to the list of band members:
Page 27. To the members of the Level Cornet Band should be added the names of Albert W. Barr and Edward Mitchell."

Level School
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The first indication that we have found of this school is on the 1867 wall map of Warren County Ohio which shows a school in Virginia Military District Survey #12079 located on the east side of what is now Morrow-Woodville Road, south of what is now State Route 28. Later maps beginning in 1875 show a school on the east wide of Morrow-Woodville Road but north of State Route 28 and south of the railroad tracks. Charlene Frey discovered that the private dwelling at 9866 Morrow-Woodville Road was once a 2 room school house that had been converted to a private dwelling about 1910. It was estimated that this building had been built sometime in the 1880s. The building was vacant at the time of her visit.

photos 3 Dec 2013 contributed by Charlene Frey of the dwelling at 9866 Morrow-Woodville Road.
Related Links:

Warren County Auditor for Property at 9866 Morrow-Woodville Road, Account #3509877, Parcel ID 18144012202 , 0.61 acres.

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Virginia Military District Survey #12079 from Warner's 1867 Wall Map of Warren County, Ohio

from a part of an 1875 Warren County Map showing symbols for a school in about the same location as the above house
from a part of a 1916 USGS Topographical Map of the Morrow Quadrangle showing the approximate location labeled as Level High School. Taken from US Topo and Historical Topographic Map Collection
 

List of students from the 1925-1930 time period from records located at the Warren County Genealogical Society

Student School Year
Grade
Age
Birth
Parent
Berryhill, Helen Level 1925
4
10
11 Jul 1915
Howard
Brown, Norma Level 1925
9
13
2 Oct 1911
Wilson
Crocker, Leroy Level 1927
2
8
2 Jan 1919
Leo Wocjinski
Crocker, Leroy Level 1928
3
9
2 Jan 1919
Leo Wojcinski
Crocker, Leroy Level 1929
4
10
2-Jan-1919
Leo Wojcinski
Crocker, LeRoy Level 1930
5
11
20-Dec-1918
Leo Worjinksi
Curless, Faye Level 1925
9
13
12 Jul 1911
Anderson
Day, Geo. Wm. Level 1930
4
10
17-Apr-1920
Charles
Day, George William Level 1927
1
7
17 Apr 1920
Charles
Day, George William Level 1928
2
8
17 Apr 1920
Charles
Day, George William Level 1929
3
9
17-Apr-1920
Charles
Day, Marilynn Level 1927
1
5
1 Oct 1921
Charles
Day, Marilynn Level 1928
1
7
1 Oct 1921
Charles
Day, Marilynn Level 1929
2
7
1-Oct-1921
Charles
Day, Marilynn Level 1930
3
8
1-Oct-1921
Charles
Dumenil, Charles Level 1925
5
9
15 Mar 1916
John
Dumenil, Charles Level 1928
7
12
15 Mar 1916
John
Dumenil, Charles Level 1929
8
13
15-Mar-1916
John
Dumenil, Charles Level Upper 1927
6
11
15 Mar 1916
John
Ellis, Rosella Level 1925
5
withdrew
 
Ford, Clifford Level 1925
6
12
25 Jan 1913
Hust
Ford, Clifford Level 1928
8
15
25 Jan 1913
Huse
Ford, Clifford Level Upper 1927
7
14
25 Jan 1913
H J Ford
Ford, Howard Level 1928
1
6
2 Apr 1922
Hugh
Ford, Howard Level 1929
2
7
2-Apr-1922
J H
Ford, Howard Level 1930
3
8
2-Apr-1922
J.H.
Ford, Ralph Level 1925
2
7
13 Apr 1918
Huse
Ford, Ralph Level 1927
3
9
13 Apr 1918
Hugh
Ford, Ralph Level 1928
4
10
13 Apr 1918
Hugh
Ford, Ralph Level 1929
5
11
13-Apr-1918
J H
Ford, Ralph Level 1930
6
12
13-Apr-1918
Huse
Ford, Raymond Level 1925
4
9
13 Feb 1916
Huse
Ford, Raymond Level 1928
6
12
13 Feb 1916
Huse
Ford, Raymond Level 1929
7
13
13-Feb-1916
J H
Ford, Raymond Level 1930
8
14
13-Feb-1916
Huse
Ford, Raymond Level Upper 1927
5
11
13 Feb 1916
H J Ford
Forseille, Frank Level 1925
withdrew
 
Forseille, Marguerite Level 1925
7
12
5 Mar 1913
Daisy
Frye, Joe Level 1927
3
9
2 Apr 1918
James
Frye, Joe Level 1928
4
10
2 Apr 1918
James
Frye, Joe Level 1929
5
11
2-Apr-1918
James
Frye, Joe Level 1930
6
12
2-Apr-1918
James
Garner, Blanche Level Upper 1927
8
13
5 Sep 1913
Lawrence
Garner, Clarence Level Upper 1927
8
16
19 Feb 1911
Lawrence
Garner, William Level 1927
1
7
13 Jan 1920
Lawrence
Garner, William Level 1928
2
8
13 Jan 1920
Lawrence
Garner, William Level 1929
3
9
13 Jan 19290
Belle
Hill, Warren Level 1929
1
6
11-Jun-1923
Ernest
Hill, Warren Level 1930
2
7
11-Jun-1922
E.B.
Jackson, Calvin Level 1930
1
6
14-Sep-1923
Heber
Jackson, Evelyn Level 1925
5
9
5 Aug 1916
Sarah
Jackson, Evelyn Level 1928
7
12
5 Aug 1915
William
Jackson, Evelyn Level Upper 1927
6
11
5 Aug 1915
Wm Ledford
Jackson, Helen Level 1925
3
7
4 Apr 1918
Leroy
Jackson, Helen Level 1927
4
9
4 Apr 1918
Leroy
Jackson, Helen Level 1928
5
10
4 Apr 1918
Leroy
Jackson, Helen Level 1929
6
11
4-Apr-1918
Leroy
Jackson, Helen Level 1930
7
12
4-Apr-1918
LeRoy
Jackson, Leroy Level 1929
1
5
1-Sep-1923
Leroy
Jackson, Leroy Level 1930
1
6
2-Sep-1923
Leroy
Jackson, McClane Level 1928
1
7
26 Apr 1921
Heber
Jackson, McClane Level 1929
2
8
26-Apr-1921
Heber
Jackson, McClane Level 1930
3
9
26-Apr-1921
Heber
Jackson, Walter Level 1927
2
8
25 Mar 1919
Heber
Jackson, Walter Level 1928
3
9
25 Mar 1919
Heber
Jackson, Walter Level 1929
4
10
25-Mar-1915
Heber
Jackson, Walter Level 1930
5
11
25-Mar-1919
Heber
Jackson, Wilson Level 1925
8
13
22 Jul
Sarah
Kerns, Robert Level 1925
6
12
14 Feb 1913
Ormond
Kerns, Robert Level Upper 1927
7
14
14 Feb 1913
Robert Rucker
Latham, Leonard Level 1929
8
15
4-Apr-1914
Jesse
Latham, Lottie Level 1929
8
14
11-May-1915
Jesse
Latham, Mildred Level 1929
5
10
23-Apr-1919
Jesse
Latham, Mildred Level 1930
6
11
23-Apr-1919
Jesse
Lathem, Emily Level 1930
1
7
6-Mar-1923
Jesse
Ledford, Clinton Level 1928
7
12
24 Aug 1915
Hugh
Ledford, Clinton Level 1929
8
14
24-Aug-1914
Hugh
Ledford, Clinton Level Upper 1927
6
11
24 Aug 1915
Hugh
Ledford, David Level 1928
3
8
24 Feb 1920
Hugh
Ledford, David Level 1929
4
9
24-Feb-1920
Hugh
Ledford, Geraline Level 1925
3
7
8 Aug 1918
William
Ledford, Geraline Level 1927
4
9
8 Aug 1917
William
Ledford, Geraline Level 1928
5
10
8 Aug 1917
William
Ledford, Hubert Level 1928
6
16
3 Jun 1911
Hugh
Ledford, Hubert Level 1929
7
17
3-Jun-1911
Hugh
Ledford, Hubert Level Upper 1927
5
15
3 Jun 1911
Hugh
Ledford, James Level 1925
9
16
4 Jan 1909
Ernie
Ledford, Latham Level 1925
6
13
19 Oct 1912
William
Ledford, Latham Level 1928
8
16
19 Oct 1911
William
Ledford, Latham Level Upper 1927
7
15
19 Oct 1911
William
Ledford, Roxie Level 1925
4
9
18 Nov 1916
William
Ledford, Roxie Level 1928
6
12
18 Nov 1915
William
Ledford, Roxie Level Upper 1927
5
11
18 Nov 1915
William
Ledford, Spence Level 1925
5
9
30 Aug 1917
Ernie
Ledford, Spence Level 1928
7
12
30 Aug 1915
Mrs J E
Ledford, Spence Level 1929
8
13
30-Aug-1915
J E
Ledford, Spence Level Upper 1927
6
11
30 Aug 1915
Mrs J E
Ledford, William Level 1927
3
9
30 Mar 1918
Hugh
Ledford, William Level 1928
4
10
30 Mar 1918
Hugh
Ledford, William Level 1929
5
11
30-Mar-1918
Hugh
Lyons, Katherine Level 1928
4
9
4 Mar 1919
Alva
Manker, Mafia Level Upper 1927
8
15
6 Apr 1912
Alpheus
McCall, Carl Level 1927
1
6
1921
Clyde
McKenney, Bobbie Level 1930
8
16
7-Apr-1914
Mrs. Addie McKenney
McKenney, Bobby Level 1929
7
15
7-Apr-1914
Mrs King Whitaker
McKinney, Hortense Level 1927
2
7
11 Feb 1920
John
McKinney, Hortense Level 1928
3
8
11 Feb 1920
John
McKinney, Hortense Level 1929
4
9
11-Feb-1920
John
McKinney, Hortense Level 1930
5
11
11-Feb-1919
John
McKinney, Maggie Level 1928
6
12
22 Feb 1916
John
McKinney, Maggie Level 1929
7
13
22-Feb-1916
John
McKinney, Maggie Level 1930
8
14
22-Feb-1916
John
McKinney, Maggie Level Upper 1927
5
11
22 Feb 1916
John
McKinney, Maggie Jane Level 1925
4
9
22 Feb 1916
John
Meddock, Billy Level 1925
withdrew
 
Meddock, Robert Level 1925
withdrew
 
Moore, Margaret Level 1925
9
13
7 Jan 1912
Mary
Noe, Millard Level 1930
3
10
15-Mar-1920
Lillian
Purdy, Beulah Level 1925
withdrew
 
Purdy, Clara Belle Level 1925
withdrew
 
Reynolds, Clinton Level 1925
6
9
22 Sep 1915
William
Reynolds, Clinton Level 1928
8
12
22 Sep 1915
William
Reynolds, Clinton Level Upper 1927
7
11
22-Sep-1915
William
Reynolds, Sharma Level 1925
6
11
29 Oct 1913
William
Reynolds, Sharma Level 1928
8
14
29 Oct 1913
William
Reynolds, Sharma Level Upper 1927
7
13
29 Oct1913
William
Romohr, Dorothy Level 1929
7
13
20-Sep-1915
William
Romohr, Dorothy Level 1930
8
14
20-Sep-1915
William
Romohr, Ralph Level 1929
8
16
1-Apr-1913
William
Romohr, Walter Level 1929
4
10
23-Dec-1918
William
Romohr, Walter Level 1930
5
11
23-Dec-1918
William
Ross, Charles Level 1925
7
15
15 apr 1910
Daisy
Schnell, Charles Level 1927
1
5
14 Sep 1921
Roy
Schnell, Charles Level 1928
2
7
14 Sep 1921
Roy
Schnell, Charles Level 1929
3
7
14-Sep-1921
Roy
Schnell, Charles Level 1930
4
8
14-Sep-1921
Roy
Schnell, Elizabeth Level 1930
1
6
24-Jul-1923
Foster
Schnell, Philip Level 1929
1
5
22-Jul-1923
Roy
Schnell, Philip Level 1930
2
6
22-Jul-1923
Roy
Schnell, Raymond Level 1925
6
11
18 Jun 1914
Frank
Schnell, Raymond Level Upper 1927
7
13
18 Jun 1913
Frank
Sharp, Daryl Level 1925
6
11
3 Apr 1914
Harold
Sharp, Daryl Level 1928
8
14
3 Apr 1914
Harold
Sharp, Daryl Level Upper 1927
7
13
3 Apr 1914
Harold
Sharp, Donna Level 1930
1
6
2-Feb-1924
Harold
Sharp, John Level 1925
3
7
17 Jun 1918
Harold
Sharp, John Level 1927
4
9
17 Jun 1917
Harold
Sharp, John Level 1928
5
10
17 Jun 1917
Harold
Sharp, John Level 1929
6
11
17-Jun-1917
Harold
Sharp, John Level 1930
7
12
17-Jun-1917
Harold
Sharp, Tom Level 1927
2
7
28 Jul 1919
Harold
Sharp, Tom Level 1928
3
9
28 Jul 1919
Harold
Sharp, Tom Level 1929
4
9
28-Jul-1919
Harold
Sharp, Tom Level 1930
5
10
28-Jul-1919
Harold
Shaw, Clarice Level 1925
8
14
25 Sep 1911
William
Shetterley, Fay Level 1928
7
12
13 Aug 1915
Frank
Shetterley, Fay Level 1929
8
13
13-Aug-1915
Frank
Smith, Clarence Level 1925
2
6
9 Sep 1919
Roy
Smith, Dorothy Level 1925
4
8
5 Aug 1917
Pleasant
Smith, Dorothy Level 1928
6
11
26 Nov 1916
Pleasant
Smith, Dorothy Level 1930
8
13
26-Nov-1916
Pleasant
Smith, Dorothy Level Upper 1927
5
10
26 Nov 1916
Pleasant
Smith, Joe Level 1930
2
7
17-Jan-1923
Pleasant
Smith, Robert Level 1927
2
7
20 Nov 1919
Pleasant
Smith, Robert Level 1928
3
8
20 Nov 1920
Pleasant
Smith, Robert Level 1930
5
10
20-Nov-1919
Pleasant
Smith , Dorothy Level 1929
7
12
26-Nov-1916
Pleasant
Smith , Joe Level 1929
1
6
17-Jan-1923
Pleasant
Smith , Robert Level 1929
4
8
20-Nov-1920
Pleasant
Soale, Fenton Level 1925
7
12
9 Mar 1913
Pleasant
Soale, Fenton Level Upper 1927
8
14
9 Mar 1913
J P Soale
Spencer, Marie Level 1928
4
10
9 Apr 1918
Howard
Stacy, Amiel Level 1930
7
15
22-Dec-1914
F.L.
Stacy, Denver Level 1930
3
9
27-Apr-1921
F.L.
Stacy, Eleanor Level 1930
5
10
27-Jun-1919
F.L.
Stacy, Garrett Level 1930
7
14
10-Mar-1916
F.L.
Stacy, Opal Level 1930
1
6
19-Jul-1923
F.L.
Sydenstricker, Lynn Level 1925
9
15
20 Feb 1910
John
Sydenstricker, Virginia Level 1925
7
11
25 Jul 1914
John
Sydenstricker, Virginia Level Upper 1927
8
13
25 Jul 913
John
Tracy, Isobel Level 1925
6
10
2 Nov 1914
Allen
Tracy, Isobel Level Upper 1927
7
12
2 Nov 1914
Allen
Tracy, Margene Level Upper 1927
8
14
2 Sep 1912
Allen
Tracy, Margine Level 1925
7
12
2 Sep 1913
Allen
Upton, Beatrice Level 1925
8
14
13 Apr 1911
John
Upton, Gertrude Level 1925
6
11
30 Sep 1914
John
Upton, Oliver Level 1925
3
9
29 Oct 1916
John
Upton, Theodore Level 1925
7
15
5 Jul 1910
John
Wanker, Mafia Level 1925
7
13
6 Apr 1912
Alphens
Whitaker, Floyd Level 1929
2
8
13-Jun-1920
King
Whitaker, Floyd Level 1930
3
8
13-Jun-1921
King
Whitaker, Francis Level 1929
3
10
25-Mar-1919
King
Whitaker, Francis Level 1930
4
11
25-Mar-1919
King
Whitaker, Wanda Level 1930
1
6
12-Sep-1923
King
Wright, Bueford Level 1925
3
8
10 Apr 1917
John
Wright, Everett Level 1925
5
14
7 Apr 1911
Mrs John W
Wright, Roy Level 1925
4
10
3 Mar 1915
John
Yarger, Clarence Level 1929
1
6
4-Sep-1922
Frank
Yarger, Clarence Level 1930
2
7
4-Sep-1922
Frank
Yeomans, Betty Level 1927
3
9
9 Apr 1918
Frank
Yeomans, Coyl Level 1927
1
6
1921
Frank

 


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