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Henry Jones

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Posted: 935582400000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: JONES
History of Pettis County Mo 1919 by Mark McGruder, Page 774
(Transcribed by Laura Paxton)

Henry Jones, pioneer settler and retired farmer, of Heath's Creek township, Pettis County was born August 12 1830 in Delaware. He is a son of Wakeman (born 1797, died 1855) and Anna (Gulett) Jones (born 1802 and died 1897). Both of his parents were born and reared in Delaware, and were members of old American families. Wakeman Jones was a son of John Jones, a soldier of the American Revolution. He was a farmer and politician, who took an active part in county and State affairs, and served as a member of the Delaware State legislature. Wakeman Jones also filled the office of probate judge of his county. His children were as follow: Alexander, Mary Ann, Edward and Henry, all of whom are deceased except the subject of this sketch.

Henry Jones was educated in the select schools of his native State and received a fine education. He was reared on his father's farm and learned the trade of carpenter when a youth. He followed his trade and that of a farmer in conjunction until after his marriage. In the spring of 1858 Mr. Jones removed to Indiana, where he remained for five years. In 1863 he located in Iroquois County Illinois, and five years later in 1868, he "trekked," as he says, to Missouri and located in Pettis County. Mr. Jones purchased 424 acres of prairie land in Heath's Creek township, at a cost of $20 an acre, where he has lived for the past fifty years. Mr. Jones became a land owner and well to do. He has assisted his sons materially at the outset of their careers. March 20 1868, Mr. Jones moved on his farm, and he has place every improvement on the place. The Jones residence sets far back from the highway and is built of brick, which were burned on the place.

Mr. Jones was married February 12 1862 to Miss Sarah E. Jones who was born in Warren County Indiana, in 1839, a daughter of Clement G. and Frances Cameron Jones, who were natives of Delaware and were early settlers in the Wabash River Valley region. The following children have been born to this union: Dr. Leroy Jones, Hoopeston Illinois; Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Cartwright, Heath's Creek township; Clement, a successful farmer of Longwood township; Lillis, at home; Mrs. Cora Rhode, Fountain County Indiana; Ida deceased and Henry Clay at home.

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