Francis  W.  Jones

        Francis W. Jones  was born in Knaba [= Kanawha] County, [now West] Virginia, April 11, 1825.  His parents, Uriah and  Jane Jones, were natives of Virginia and Ireland, of English and Irish parentage.  His father was a farmer and served in the War of 1812. [Uriah] died in 1841, leaving seven children. Francis Jones was then seventeen ..., and on him devolved the support of the family.  The mother died in 1850. Francis and his sister  Rebecca  are the only children now living.  He was married to  Eleanor Johnston, of this county, daughter of  Henry and  Margaret (Marshall) Johnston, natives of South Carolina.  Mr. Jones bought the family farm ...  He is the father of four children, ...:  Amos L.,  Margaret J.,  Henrietta and  Mary.  Mrs. Jones died June 18, 1886.  She was a member of the Separate Baptist Church.  Mr Jones is also a member of this church.
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell

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