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Rev. Solomon W. JONES 12239 - Hopkins Co.

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Rev. Solomon W. JONES 12239 - Hopkins Co.

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Kentucky Genealogy and Biography, Volume IV, Battle-Perrin-Kniffen, 3rd ed., 1886.

REV. SOLOMON W. JONES was born in Granville County, N. C., and is the eldest of five living children born to Henry W. and Sarah (Parker) Jones, both natives of Granville County, N. C., and of English descent. Henry W. Jones was educated and married in his native county, where he was all his life extensively engaged in planting. He enlisted near the close of the war of 1812, and was taken to Norfolk, Va., but saw no active service. He was for many years a magistrate in his native county. He died in the early part of 1874, in his seventy-sixth year. Solomon W. was employed on his father’s farm until he was twenty-one years old. His father then deeded him a small farm near the old homestead, where he engaged in farming until the fall of 1840, when he came to Hopkins County, Ky., and bought wild land four miles west of Madisonville. Here he commenced to improve a farm; after one year he sold the place and bought a partially improved farm near Hanson in the same county, where he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1877. He then sold the farm and moved to Madisonville, where he owns a handsome residence in the suburbs of the city, where he has since lived a retired life. He was married December 19, 1838, to Miss Mary B. Gooch, a native of Granville County, N. C. Seven children blessed their union; five sons and one daughter are yet living. Mr. Jones and wife are devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, he having been a member of that church for more than forty years, and a minister in the same for some thirty-five years. In politics he is a Democrat.

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