Today I am sharing the gravesite of my paternal 4th great grandmother, Catherine Bennett Doan Jacks. The tombstone is located in the Sabina Cemetery, Sabina, Clinton County, Ohio. The poem on the bottom of the stone reads, "Mother, thou art gone to rest. We must not weep for thee, For now thou art where oft on earth Thy spirit longed to be."
Catherine was the daughter of Timothy and Elizabeth Hoblit Bennett. She was born in Woodford County Kentucky on 15 March, 1795, but in 1800 the family moved to Warren County, Ohio. In 1801, the Bennett's became the first settlers in Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio. On 23 September, 1813, she was married to Joseph Doan and they lived for awhile in Indiana before settling on the "McClintock Farm in Richland Township, Clinton County, Ohio and before Joseph's untimely death on 2 September, 1825, she had given birth to 5 children. On 7 May, 1829, she was married to my 4th great grandfather, Elkanah Jacks, in Clinton County. They had 4 children, Eli, (my 3rd great grandfather) Silas, Phoebe, and Isaac.