Benton Knott Jamison (pictured above) is my husband’s first cousin, 4 times removed. B. K.’s grandparents John W. and Elizabeth (Shryock) Jamison are my husband Larry’s 4th great grandparents. B. K. was born 1837 in Saltsburg, Indiana, Pennsylvania and was a prominent banker in Philadelphia. As the result of my search on Google Books for anything about B. K. Jamison, I found this book:
The Clover Club of Philadelphia was a “cosmopolitan social club”, which in 1897 had 34 charter members, one of whom was B. K. Jamison. One of the most amusing bits of information about B. K. Jamison that I found in this book is the following story:
B. K. Jamison had quite an illustrious career, and from this story it appears he was also quite a sociable personality!