Martin  Jones

          Martin Jones,  an industrious farmer of Brandywine Township, was born in Fleming County, Ky., March 4, 1847.  He was the sixth of eleven children born to  John F. and  Lucinda (Myers) Jones, with whom he went to Brown County, Ohio, when he was about three years old.  There his boyhood was spent upon a farm.  At the age of seventeen, or in August, 1864, he entered Company D, One Hundred and Seventy-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with which he served until the close of the war.  On returning from the war he took up farming in Brown County, Ohio; but a year later he came to this county, a resident of which he has been ever since.  Here he first found employment upon a farm by the month and thus continued until his marriage, which occurred March 6, 1870, when Elizabeth L. Boles became his wife.  She was born in Brown County, Ohio, March 17, 1850, and daughter of  David and  Mary J. (Dickson) Boles.  Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Jones located upon a farm in Brandy wine Township.  In 1880, they removed to Hendricks Township, and in 1881, to Addison Township. They returned to Brandy wine. Township, and settled where they now live in the spring of 1884. They have two children:  Elnora, born September 1, 1870, and  Audra M., born June 1, 1879.  Mr. and Mrs. Jones are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In politics the former is a Republican.  He owns a farm of eighty acres, about sixty-five of which are in cultivation.  He is a successful farmer and a first-class citizen.  

Nora Jones
From Boetcker's
Picturesque Shelbyville,
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant and Fuller, 1887, "Brandywine [Township] Sketches," pages 619-620.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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