Jackson Brigade, Inc.
Dan's Impressions of Jackson Reunion 2000
All photos by Dan and Mary Jane Hyde unless noted otherwise.
By Dan Hyde, August 10, 2000
The covered wagons merged on North Plains, Oregon, last Saturday and
Sunday (August 5th and 6th, 2000). The wagons traveled from as far
away as Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Alaska. The Hyde
family cheated by flying on a jet to Portland from Pennsylvania before
embarking in an
appropriately-colored white, rented Nissan Maxima. Others, like Linda Brake
Meyers and her husband Lee, drove along the Oregon trail from Illinois
to see the sites. Linda sent me a series of pictures on her and Lee's trip.
See pictures of
the Hyde Family's Oregon trip
Approximately 90 people, mostly from the states of Oregon and Washington,
attended the Jackson Reunion. The Reunion was a HUGE success!
Great weather, yummy food, twirling barn dancers, family stories, tour
of local Jackson sites, sharing of genealogy materials and friendly
conversation! As the kids say, it was awesome!
Pancake Breakfast on Saturday August 5, 2000
At 8:30 A.M. on Saturday August 5, the Jackson gang rendezvoused at
the Jessie Mays Community
Center in North Plains, Oregon, for a yummy pancake breakfast. A
wonderful chance to get acquainted! Most of us talked our heads off!
Jan Tucker, twin sister to Mary Jane, and Mary Jane Hyde in center
John C. Jackson of Olympia, Washington, and Donna Bandeen of Portland,
Oregon, were the coordinators of the weekend. They both did a super
job!! We wish to thank John and Donna for a job well done!
John C. Jackson and his son-in-law Steve cooking in kitchen, Saturday August 5, 2000
Donna Bandeen working at
Pancake Breakfast, Saturday August 5, 2000
After the pancake breakfast, John C. Jackson organized a tour of the
local Jackson sites. Great tour but hot!
See pictures and writeup of tour by Linda
Bob Jackson tells me that "Ulysses Jackson, born Nov. 6, 1824 in Wood
County, West Virginia, a son of Henry and Mary (Hyer) Jackson. Ulysses
came to the Oregon territory with an ox team arriving Oct. 7, 1848.
Approximately 24 years of age. He carried this rifle on the trip
west. He is said to then have taken this rifle and gone to the"Gold
Rush" in California, but returned and began taking up land claims. At
the time of his death (Dec. 22, 1882) he was the largest landowner and
tax payer in Washington County, Oregon."
Bob Jackson holding the rifle which Ulysses Jackson
carried along the Oregon Trail in 1848.
Picture taken Saturday August 5, 2000
This rifle of Ulysses Jackson (d. 1882) was given to his son John
Wesley Jackson (d. 1920) who gave it to his son Frank Wesley Jackson
(d. 1977) who gave it to his son Robert Warren Jackson (still
Nancy Ann Jackson, president of Jackson Brigade, Saturday August 5, 2000
Linda Brake Meyers, vice president of Jackson Brigade, Saturday, August 5, 2000
Hahn Farm where chicken barbecue dinner and barn dancing were held, Saturday August 5, 2000
We were very privileged to have our Jackson picnic at the last working farm
still in the family. We wish to thank Arlene, Shirley and Gary Hahn
for their very generous use of their farm. Their farm has a nice farm
pond where the kids hunted frogs and rowed around in a boat. Down the
hill the grove of trees provided a perfect shady area for the supper
and the picnic at Sunday noon. With the breeze off the pond, it was
heavenly! The hay loft in the barn was converted and decorated for
the barn dance.
Hahn Farm, Saturday August 5, 2000.
Notice the farm pond and large grove of trees to left
of the barn.
The barbecue dinner and picnic lunch were held in the grove of trees.
Kids rowing in boat on the farm pond at Hahn Farm, Sunday August 6, 2000
Donna Bandeen and John C. Jackson at registration desk, Sunday
August 6, 2000
Donna Bandeen at registration desk, Sunday August 6, 2000
Picnic at noon under the trees at the
Hahn Farm, Sunday August 6, 2000
The picnic lunch was a feast! Since it was potluck, we had a
wonderful variety. The choice of desserts was overwhelming!!! I
counted over a dozen types of pies including cherry, apple, peach,
pecan, blueberry, lemon, chocolate creame, rhubarb, boysenberry and
Nancy Jackson, president of the Jackson Brigade, Inc. ran a short business
meeting for the Jackson Brigade. She described the activities of the
Jackson Brigade and why it was beneficial to join the national
granddaughter of John C. Jackson, and Scott Hyde, son of Dan Hyde,
as they pin memorial
cards on the tree during Jackson Brigade Memorial Service,
August 6, 2000
granddaughter of John C. Jackson, and Scott Hyde
as they pin memorial
cards on the tree during Memorial Service,
Sunday August 6, 2000
using megaphone during Memorial Service,
As part of the Jackson Brigade activities, we had a Memorial Service
for the descendants of John Jackson and Elizabeth Cummins who we know have
died in the last two years. Dan Hyde read off each of the individual's
name and family line and handed the cards to Esther and Scott to pin on
the tree. Mary Jane Hyde, wife of Dan Hyde, read the prayer written
by Linda Meyers.
Sunday, August 6, 2000
Photo taken by Linda Meyers
See pictures of raffle.
See pictures sent in by Marcia Staunton.
Back row: Lee Meyers and Dan Hyde,
Front row: Jan Tucker, Linda Meyers, Scott Hyde and Nancy Ann Jackson
Jackson Picnic, Sunday August 6, 2000
Breakfast at Shari's restaurant, Hillsboro, Monday August 7, 2000
The weekend was a lot of fun as we renewed old friendships and gained
new ones. Much family history was exchanged and shared. A good time
was had by all.
Left to right: Nancy Ann Jackson, Marian Jackson, wife of John, John
C. Jackson and Dan Hyde
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August 25, 2000
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