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Edward Jackson, son of Benjamine and Elizabeth Jackson, was born July 25th, 1840, on the old Stalnaker homestead near the mouth of Leaf Bank.
Was married to Susannah Johnson July 27th, 1866, and to this union were born five sons and three daughters as follows: W. H. of Big Springs, T. J. of Williamstown, this state, John J. who died in infancy, A. H. of Lough, Granville R. of Bigheart, Okla. Daughters as follows: Lillian, who departed this life at the age of 23 years, Blanch Jackson who resides with the widow on the old homestead, Mrs. W. H. Monroe of Elk View, W. Va. Benjamine Jackson moved to Yellow Creek in the early 40's when there were few settlers in this part of the country.
Edward, the eldest of three children grew to manhood on the farm on which the parents had settled, and when the war of 1861 broke out he entered the service in defense of the South. Coming back to the old home at the close of the war and ever since residing on the farm on which they had previously settled.
Mr. Jackson professed Christ in his youthful days, and ever lived a devoted and consecrated Christian life, always contributing liberally to the support of the church out of his means. He was a member of the M. P. church at Chestnut Grove.
The deceased had been in poor health for the last 15 years, yet he bore his sufferings without complaint and calmly awaited for the Master's voice to bid him come up to the mansion of rest.
Edward Jackson departed this life Dec. 17, 1918, leaving his wife and family as above stated; one brother, Samuel of Russett, two half brothers, P. J. Ferrell of Henrietta, and B. F. Ferrell of White Pine, and one half-sister Mrs. Mary E. Kelley, of White Pine, and a host of friends and acquaintances to mourn his departure. Interment was made at the Chappel church, Dec. 18, Rev. Worrell of Grantsville officiating.
Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work, like his, is done,
Till then we yield with gladness
These treasures to him to keep;
And rejoice in the blest assurance
He giveth his loved ones sleep.
Card of Thanks
We desire to extend our heart felt thanks to all the kind friends and neighbors, who so kindly helped and assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father, and may God's blessings rest on each of you.
Mrs. Edward Jackson and family.
Published in the Calhoun Chronicle December, 1918.
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