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Humphrey JONES, Jr 2001, Madison Co.

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Humphrey JONES, Jr 2001, Madison Co.

Sandi Gorin (View posts)
Posted: 22 Sep 1998 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT
Surnames: Jones, Field, Bohannon
A History of Masonry in Madison County, Kentucky 1812-1913, compiled and written by Robert R. Burnam, 1914, p. 58.

HUMPHREY JONES, JR. Was the son of Col. Humphrey Jones, who came to Madison County from Albemarle County, Virginia, at the close of the eighteenth century. The father was a gentleman of wealth for his day, entering and purchasing large tracts of fine land. He was a farmer and trader and a man of great influence. He represented his County in the State Legislature many times. If the father was a ason he must have received the degrees before coming to Kentucky,
because the records of the Grand Lodge fail to show his name prior to 1824 on the roster of Richmond Lodge, and the name of Humphrey Jones, Jr., appears in 1825 as Junior Warden. Humphrey Jones, Jr., was born in Madison County in 1800, one and one-half miles east from Richmond. He was well educated, having received the best advantages afforded by the schools of the community and from private instruction. He was a very successful business man, being for many years a merchant in Richmond. He was twice married. His first wife was a Miss Field of Woodford County, a sister of General Charles Field of Confederate fame. His second wife was a Miss Bohannon of the same County. He was a soldier in the Mexican War. Before the beginning of the war between the States he removed to Woodford County, where he died in 1870. His memory is
still honored by all who knew him as a gentleman of the strictest integrity and highest character. He was made a Mason in 1824, became Master in 1827, after serving a year as Junior Warden. He was a Royal Arch Mason. Became High Priest of his Chapter in 1845 and was reelected in 1846. He was elected Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter in 1851.

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