Amos  Jones

         The families of  Jones  and  Johnson  were among the early arrivals in Noble township ...  The first comers of these families were Virginians ...  Francis W. Jones  and  Elenor Johnson, who were of the second generation, grew up together, attended the same school, became sweethearts, and ... joined their fortunes ... [They] spent their lives in agricultural pursuits ...
          F. W. Jones  was successful as a farmer ... Mrs. Elenor (Johnson) Jones was one of fourteen people who organized the Bethel (Separate) Baptist Church ... and her husband helped build three churches.  His good wife closed her earthly career in 1889, and he passed away August 12, 1905.  They had four children,  Margaret  married  John Swift, but both are dead,  Mary  died in infancy.  Henrietta  married  Benjamin Rathburn, but both have been dead some years.
          Amos L. Jones, youngest and only surviving member of the family, was born in Noble township ... April 10, 1855. ...  [He is] one of the successful stock raisers and general farmers of the township.  In 1873 he married  Permelia E. Dodds, a member of one of the old time families, ...  She was born in Ohio March 21, 1858, came with her parents to Shelby county when a girl, and grew up with the family of  Jones.   Mr. and Mrs. ... Jones had seven children, five of whom are living,  Carl W.,  Austin E.,  Zola L. is the wife of  John Wright, of Noble township;  Claude H. and  Forest.   Those deceased are  Jennie E. and  Pearl M.  The entire family are members of the Separate Baptist Church at Bethel, of which Mr. Jones is a trustee. ...
From pp. 817-8 of Chadwick
Condensed and submitted by Don T. Mitchell

Biography Index        Main Page