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20....SAMUEL JONES4 (Samuel3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born May 13, 1706; married Oct. 29, 1730, Tabitha Hobbs.
CHILDREN
I Francis Jones, b. Sept. 10, 1731; m. Mar. 6, 1755,
to Elizabeth Livermore. Had 4 children.
II Mary Jones, b. Feb., 1733; d. soon.
III Samuel Jones, b. Feb. 23, 1734.
IV Mary Jones, b. Nov. 9, 1735; d. in 1750.
V Jacob Jones, b. Sept. 4, 1737.
VI Tabitha Jones, b. Apr. 15, 1739.
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21....MOSES JONES4 (Samuel3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born June 20, 1709; married July 20, 1737, to Hannah Beemis.
CHILDREN
I Moses Jones, Jr., b. 1737; m. May 5, 1786, Hepzibah Dilloway.
II Joseph Jones, b. Dec. 4, 1739.
III Solomon Jones, b. Apr. 30, 1742.
IV Mary Jones, b. Dec. 23, 1744.
V Hannah Jones, b. Dec. 23, 1747.
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22....
ELIZABETH JONES4 (James3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born Mar. 25, 1715; married Mar. 23, 1742-3, to Captain Samuel Baldwin of Sudbury. She died July 7, 1757.
CHILDREN
I Samuel Baldwin, b. July 28, 1743; m. June 25,
1762, to Millicent Cutler, and had Anna Baldwin, b. Nov. 10, 1764.
II Elizabeth Baldwin, b. June 18, 1745; m. Dec. 22, 1768, to Elias Jones of East Hoosack.
III Lydia Baldwin, b. Jan. 16, 17--; m. Oct. 6, 17--.
IV Ephraim Baldwin, b. Apr. 2, 1749.
V Samuel Baldwin, b. Sept. 15, 1750; d. young.
VI Lucy Baldwin, b. June 30, 1753.
VII Esther Baldwin, b. June 27, 1756.
23....AARON JONES4 (James3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born June 20, 1723. Was a Captain. Moved to Templeton, Mass., where he died aged 90 years. During his latter years he was blind. He married, 1st, Nov. 25, 1749, Silence Cutting. She died Dec. 3, 1763. Married 2nd, Nov. 6, 1767, to Elizabeth Prescott of Concord. She died in childbirth.
CHILDREN
I Lydia Jones, b. Mar. 23, 1752; m. Apr. 4, 1771,
to Jonathan Jones.
II Abigail Jones, b. Nov. 29, 1754.
III Solomon Jones, b. Aug. 17, 1757; d. soon.
IV Eunice Jones, b. Mar. 21, 1759; m. Apr. 6, 1782,
to Benjamin Pierce.
V Aaron Jones, b. Aug. 29, 1761. Settled in Templeton.
VI Elizabeth Jones, b. Oct. 27, 1768; d. soon.
VII Prescott Jones, b. Apr. 20, 1770. Settled in
Athol; m. in 1798 Jane Moore of Cambridge.
Athol V. R. gives dates of birth of 7 of their children.
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24.....ISAAC JONES4 (James3, Josiah2, Lewis1), born Sept. 29, 1728, died in 1814, aged 86 years. Married 1st, Sept. 20, 1753, Anna Cutler. Married 2nd, Jan. 20, 1762, widow Mary Willis of Medford. He was a strong and noted Tory, during the Revolutionary war. In Jan., 1775, the Whigs of Worcester County, in convention assembled, passed the following:
"RESOLVED that it be earnestly recommended to all the inhabitants of this County, not to have any commercial connections with Isaac Jones, but to shun his house and person and treat him with the contempt he deserves: and should any persons in this County be so lost to a sense of their duty, after this recommendation, to have any commercial connections with said Tory, we do advise the inhabitants of this County to treat such persons with the utmost neglect."
Isaac was evidently unpopular.
CHILDREN
I Isaac Jones, b. Sept. 24, 1754; m. Dec. 22, 1778, to Abigail Hobbs.
II Elizabeth Jones, b. Aug. 22, 1757; m. Feb., 1777, to John Willis of Medford.
III Lucy Jones, b. Apr. 23, 1759; m. Dec. 20, 1785,
to Dr. William Ward of Weston.
IV Hepzibah Jones, b. Dec. 10, 1762; m. May 22,
1785, to Abraham Biglowe.
V Mary Jones, b. Nov. 25, 1764.
VI William Pitt Jones, b. Nov. 7, 1766. He lived
on the old homestead.
VII Sarah Jones, b. Dec. 24, 1769.
VIII Martha Jones, b. Apr. 2, 1771.
IX Anna Jones, Mar. 12, 1774.
X Eunice Jones, b. June 2, 1777.
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25....ENOS JONES5 (Nathaniel, Jr.4, Nathaniel3, Josiah2, Lewis1), father of Joel Jones, born May 31, 1734; married in 1758, Amplias Wadsworth, daughter of Asael Wadsworth. It is said that her mother's maiden name was Amplias Cooper, but for this we have no very definite authority. We have practically no data regarding Amplias Wadsworth Jones. She died June 28, 1785, leaving many children......
Enos married 2nd, Oct. 1, 1785, to Prudence Lincoln. Rev. R. C. Smith, who was unusually well informed, remembered hearing his grandmother Rhoda Sprague Jones say that Enos Jones had 16 children by his first wife, and five by his second wife, 21 in all. We do not have the names and birth dates of more than eight, and do not know how many lived to reach maturity.
Enos Jones moved from Charlton, Mass., to Lanesborough, in the extreme western part of the state, in 1768. Joel Jones briefly states that he died Aug. 15, 1803, and that he was drowned while swimming after ducks that had been shot. He had moved from Lanesborough prior to 1790, and we do not know certainly where he died, but believe it was near Castleton,Vermont, which is about 15 miles from Whitehall, N. Y. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and his record is given in full in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War," volume 8, page 917. From this it appears that he served for twenty-seven days in September 1777, and that he enlisted again March 17, 1781, and served to Feb., 1782, when he was mustered out. ....
The deseription of him as given at this time in the record was:--"Age 46 years; Stature 5 ft. 7 inches; Complection, light; hair, brown; occupation, laborer; residence Lanesborough." His record as a soldier seems to be clean and honorable. Our information about Enos Jones is very scanty indeed. If some member of the family could supply additional facts they would be thankfully received.
CHILDREN
I Daniel Jones, b. Oct. 1, 1758; d. Aug. 11, 1759.
II Samuel Enos Jones, b. Jan. 11, 1760; m. Keziah
Farnum in 1789; d. Feb., 1835. Was probably a Revolutionary soldier.
III Daniel Jones, b. Jan. 13, 1762; d. in the Revolutionary
Army in 1781. Sol. & Sail. 8-905. Enlisted
Mar. 5, 1779. Was reported sick at
Annapolis Apr., 1782. Died in service of the U. S.
27 IV JOEL JONES, b. July 7, 1764.
V Asael Jones, b. Mar. 31, 1766.
VI Isaac Jones, b. (???); d. Apr. 1, 1788.
VII Weston Jones, b. (???); d. Mar. 15, 1844.
VIII Nathaniel Jones, b. (???); m. Lovina Tryon, Apr.
16, 1807. His daughter, Caroline Matilda, b.
Dec. 15, 1808; m. a man named White, and
moved to Western Crawford County, Pa.
All of the above may not be in their chronological order.
There were, no doubt, several other children of whom we have no present record.
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26.....PHINEHAS JONES5 (Nathaniel, Jr.4, Nathaniel3, Josiah2, Lewis1), son of Nathaniel Jones, Jr., and uncle of Joel Jones, was born Feb. 17, 1763. He was a soldier in the Revolution. Was born at Charlton, Mass. He married 1st, Lucy Baldwin, daughter of Major Asa Baldwin, Sept. 19, 1786. She died and he married 2nd, Apr. 22, 1798, Hannah Phillips of Sturbridge. Phinehas Jones was a man of force and native ability. Was selectman, and served in the legislature in 1812. He died Apr. 27, 1850, aged 87 years. His wife Hannah died Feb. 14, 1841, aged 68 years. During the last years of his life he made his home with his son, Phinehas, Jr., at Leicester, Mass.
CHILDREN
I Jeremiah Jones, b. Mar. 7, 1788.
II Reuel Jones, b. Dec. 27, 1789.
Perished in a snow storm Dec. 24, 1811, attempting to go to his school.
III Mindwell Jones, b. Apr. 7, 1792; m. Col. Joseph
Sargent, of Leicester, Mass., Apr. 15, 1818.
IV Lory Jones, b. Feb. 12, 1794.
V Silas Jones, b. Jan. 18, 1799.
VI Jonathan Jones, b. Oct. 10, 1800; d. Aug. or Sept.,
1804.
VII Lucy Jones, b. Dec. 12, 1802; d. Aug. or Sept.,
1804.
VIII Lucy Baldwin Jones, b. Mar. 24, 1805; d. Sept.
17, 1813.
IX Elenor Jones, b. July 6, 1807; d. Feb. 11, 1830,
at the age of 23 years.
X Louisa Ann Jones, b. Jan. 16, 1810.
XI Mariah Jones, b. Apr. 21, 1816; d. Aug. 28, 1834.
XII Phinehas Jones, Jr., b. Apr. 12, 1818. After the
death of his father in 1850, he moved to New
Jersey, where he engaged in business and became
prominent. He was elected to the Congress
of the United States, and served with
distinction and ability. He was a man of
rugged strength of mind and character. His
son, Henry P. Jones, probably still living, was
also a man of standing and influence in New
Jersey. See Historic Sketches of Spencer, by Henry M. Tower.
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27.....JOEL JONES6 (Enos5, Nathaniel, Jr.4, Nathaniel3, Josiah2, Lewis1). In writing of the life of Joel Jones, the founder of the branch of the Jones family to which this genealogy is especially devoted, our principal source of information is a small memorandum book filled by himself. This book is a very small one, measuring about 5 inches wide by about 7 1/2 inches high and a quarter inch thick, about the size of a fairly large bank passbook.
In this book Joel made occasional entries regarding his movements and family matters for many years.
The first entries were made when he was a very young man, probably about the year 1784, and the last was made in Apr., 1845. A few of the words are faded and obscurely written, and now difficult to decipher, but the writing for the most part is clear, strong, and distinct. Small as this book is, it is the most important single contribution to the early history of our branch of the family. The entries are exceedingly brief and fragmentary, and frequently not in chronological order, showing that sometimes considerable time elapsed between the event and the recording of it.
The book reveals the man as he was, in a large measure, and discloses a strongly religious nature, and also indicates something of the bitter toil and hardship cheerfully endured by the men and women of early days while clearing the land and carving out farms and homes for themselves in the wilderness.
Joel Jones was born at Charlton, Mass., July 7, 1764. The family tradition is that his father, Enos Jones, had 16 children by his first wife, Amplias Wadsworth, and 5 by Prudence Lincoln, his second wife. We do not, however, have the names or any facts relating to more than 8 of his children, of whom Joel was the 4th by the first wife.
In Mar., 1768, when Joel was about 2 1/2 years old, his father moved with his family to Lanesborough, in the extreme western part of Massachusetts, among the Berkshire hills. In Oct., 1770, he returned to Charlton to live with his aunt, Mary Jones Streeter, and he remained with her until 1780, when he was nearly 16 years of age. At this time he returned to his father's house once more.
He was a mere youth, 16 1/2 years old, when he enlisted, Jan. 29, 1781, for three years service in the Patriot army in the Revolutionary war. The official description of him, as entered on the rolls at the time was as follows:--"Age 17 years; stature, 5 ft 7 inches; complection, freckled; hair, sandy; occupation, laborer; residence, Lanesborough."
The various muster rolls show that he was at Philipsborough, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.; Peekskill, N. Y.; York Huts, near West Point, and other places. His pension papers state that he was in skirmish at Valentine Hill, N. Y., and near New York City. He himself makes no mention of his military services except the mere date of his enlistment and of his discharge, which was December 24, 1783. He was nearly three years in the army, and he came out nearly six feet tall, straight and erect, with a soldierly bearing which remained with him to the end of his life.
About a year and a half later, June 1, 1785, he bought a farm at Pittsfield, Rutland County, Vermont. Three years later, May, 1788, he set out for a new location and bought two "Writes" of land on the South Hero, Chittenden County, Vermont.
Sept. 27, 1790, he married Sally Southgate, at Bridgewater, Vermont. The evidence is practically conclusive that she was the daughter of Richard Southgate, and Sarah Sprague, who were married at Leicester, Mass., where they were brought up, in 1762, and came to Bridgewater in 1784. Richard Southgate was a surveyor, miller, selectman and leading citizen for many years, and his wife, Sarah Sprague, born in 1738, was the sister of Knight Sprague, Jr. Richard Southgate was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Sally Southgate came from a long line of Puritan ancestry. Her grandfather, Elder Richard Southgate, Sr., came from Coombs, England, to America, in 1717, when he was three years of age. He was a distinguished soldier in the French and Indian War. Her father's mother was Eunice Brown, whose father was Deacon Samuel Brown, who was a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1875. He was born in 1703 and died in 1784. Deacon Samuel Brown's father was Captain Abraham Browne, his grandfather was Jonathan Browne, and his great grandfather was Abraham Browne who came to America about 1630.
Deacon Samuel Brown's mother was Mary Hyde, whose grandfather, Samuel Hyde, came over in 1639. Among Sally Southgate's ancestors were Mary Shattuck, Elizabeth Fuller, Joseph Patterson and Rebecca Stephenson, all very early arrivals in America. Her ancestry on the Sprague side was identical with that of Rhoda Sprague, going back to 1628, and through Mary Warren to the Mayflower.
On Mar. 3, 1795, Joel Jones moved from his farm, which seems to have been some little distance out, to the house of his brother-in-law, James Southgate, in the village of Bridgewater. On Mar. 7th, his wife fell ill, on the 11th she gave birth to a still-born son, and on the 20th she died, leaving a little daughter, Amplias Jones, 3 1/2 years old. Little Amplias remained at the house of her grandfather Southgate for some time. Joel Jones makes the following entries in his book at this period of his life.

"August 1st 1791, my wife was taken sick with the Fever & Ague and after getting well of that and being put to bed she had a broken brest which was opened and broke in 13 places of which she did not recover until about the 1st of August 1792."

"March 3rd 1795 moved to Bridgewater with James Southgate."

"March 7th 1795, my wife and Amplias was taken sick of an inflammatory fever, the 11th the former was put to bed with a son still born, and fell into a child bed fever, and lived until the 20th when she expired at 9.30 oclock A. M. 22nd was interred at 4 P. M. after

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having a sermon preached suitable to the occasion from Hebrews XII- 5, by William Snow, minister of the Gospell. The 14th the child was buried."

"Amplias began to mend the 19th."

"She left the following articles of clothing:

4 Gowns, 2 chince, one linin and wosted, one camblet
half worn.
One Red Broad Cloath Cloak.
One green Tabreen skirt.
One calico short gown.
Three aprons, one white and two checked linin.
One old chince shall.
Four pr of linin mitts & gloves.
Six pr of linin and woolen hose.
One pr of stays.
All of which articles are to be kept for Amplias until
she is big enough to wear them."
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July 16, 1795, Joel Jones married, at Bridgewater, Vermont, if the statement of his pension papers is correct as to the place, Rhoda Sprague, daughter of Knight Sprague, Jr., and first consin to his first wife. She evidently was staying with her aunt, Sarah Sprague Southgate, at the time. She was 27 years old at this time, and he 31. Both wives of Joel Jones were Mayflower descendants, through Mary Warren, who married Robert Bartlett in 1628; and their daughter Elizabeth Bartlett, who married Anthony Sprague in 1661-2. In Feb., 1798, they moved to West Haven, and on the 12th of Mar. into their own house. Apr. 26, 1801, they moved to Whitehall, Washington County, N. Y., a distance of about 15 miles from West Haven. Here he bought a farm. In 1808, Nov. 17, both Joel Jones and his wife were baptised and joined the Baptist church.
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In Sept. 1814, he served a short time as Corporal in Captain Charles Rood's Company of Artillery, N. Y. State Militia. The family could plainly hear the artillery
firing during the battle of Lake Champlain, and it is said that Joel Jones was among the first to board the British fleet. He served only a short time, and as he was 50 years of age at that time was too old to be accepted for active work in the field.
On page 18 of his memorandum book we find this entry:--
"In 1816, in the Fall of the year, I sold my farm in Whitehall and with my large family set forth for the State of Pennsylvania. We set out on our pilgrimage on the 15th day of January 1817, and traveled on. But the weather was exceeding cold and snow fell deep and our wagons run heavy, and we were constrained to leave all our wagons before we arrived at our place of destination.
Feby 3rd being Sunday we called at David Hammonds and kept the Sabbath. We arrived at James McNights new home in Wayne Township the 19th of February, and then began to look out for a farm, and purchased a tract of land in Mead Township, 200 acres and payed $250.00 for it to Jacob Guy, received a deed for the same.
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We tarried at McNights this Summer and cropt on his land and others.
In November we began to build a house and the 15th day of February 1818 we moved into our own house in the wilderness."
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This house was located on the top of the second hill south from Guys Mills, Pa., and on the north-east corner of the cross roads, at the intersection of the Cochranton road and Meadville road. The house was of a peculiar construction, being built of small logs squared by hewing, stood on end, and mortised into the sill below and plate above, standing close together. It was weatherboarded outside and plastered inside, and one of the best of homes for those times. There was a very nice basement kitchen, and a fine spring of water near the back door. Nothing now remains of the building.
The next 25 years of the life of Joel Jones was a period of toil at clearing his farm and settling his children, in whom he always had an active and loving interest. In 1826 he writes in his book as follows:--
"This was a year of rejoicing to our family. In the course of this year all our children and our children in law inlisted under the banner of King Immanuel, and we humbly trust converted to God, and joined the Methodist connection, together with their parents. In the whole 13 joined the church, 11 children converted, the father and mother old professors.
May that God who in infinite mercy converted this family by his power give them strength and grace to persevere till lifes latest period, and then fit and prepare them one and all for his kingdom and afterwards receive them to glory to praise him forever."
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An entry made in his book, in the hand of Joel Jones, Jr., reads as follows:--
"1845, August 11th at half past two Joel Jones died in the triumph of living faith, aged 81 years two months four days. 37 years had been a professor of religion and adorned the profession by a well ordered life and Godly conversation. The day before he died he said was the happiest day he ever saw. He died on Monday without a groan or struggle. The disease was painful and lasted five days. The Doctor said it was a touch of the appoplexy and palsey but it was doubtful whether they understood it. But our loss was his gain. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord for they rest from their labor."
He was buried in the old cemetery just back of the church that then stood on the hill just south of Guys Mills. This cemetery was afterwards abandoned and the body of Joel Jones was removed to the Brawley Cemetery, 3 miles south of Guys Mills. The grave is marked by a headstone, and the Daughters of the American Revolution have placed a tablet there commemorating his patriotic services in the war for independence. His wife, Rhoda, lived until Jan. 14, 1854.

JOEL JONES CHRONOLOGY
1764, July 7, born at Charlton, Mass.
1768, March 10, moved to Lanesboro with his father.
1770, October 15, went to live with his aunt, Mary Streeter,
at Charlton.
1780, February 26, went back to Lanesboro to his father.
1781, January 29, enlisted in the Continental army.
1783, December 29, discharged from the army and returned
to Lanesboro.
1785, June 1, bought a farm at Pittsfield, Rutland Co., Vt.
1788, April 28, set out for a new look out, and bought two
rights of land at South Hero, Chittenden Co., Vt.
1790, Sept. 27, was married to Sally Southgate.
1791, March 14, set out from Bridgewater and arrived at his
own house on the South Hero Island, May 10th
1791, October 25, sold his farm to William Sampson
1791, November 15, bought a lot of land in Bridgewater, Vt.
1791, December 7, first child, Amplias Jones, born.
1792, August 1, moved into a new house he built in Bridgewater.
1791, Aug. 1, to 1792, August 1st, wife was ill.
1795, Mar. 20, First Wife, Sally Southgate, died.
1795, June 16, married Rhoda Sprague, cousin of his first wife.
1798, February, moved to Westhaven; into own home March 12.
1801, April 1, moved to Whitehall, Washington Co., N. Y.
1808, November 7, joined the church, with his wife.
1814, September, served a short time in the War of 1812, at Lake Champlain.
1817, January, started to Crawford County, Penna.
1817, Feb. 19, arriver at Wayne Township, Crawford Co.,
1818, Granted a pension for services in the Revolutionary War.
1826, All of his children and children in law converted a joined the church.
1845, August 11, died in Randolph Township, Crawford ??
Pa., after a short illness.
CHILDREN
28 I Amplias Jones, b. Dec. 7, 1791.
29 II Joel Jones, Jr., b. Apr. 8, 1796.
30 III Sally Jones, b. Oct. 19, 1797.
31 IV Volney Jones, b. Nov. 9, 1800.
32 V Rhoda Jones, b. Nov. 3, 1802.
33 VI Louisa Jones, b. Mar. 1, 1805.
34 VII David Jones, b. Mar. 31, 1807.
35 VIII Lucy Welton Jones, b. Apr. 29, 1809.
IX Knight Sprague Jones, b. Oct. 11, 1811; d. Apr. 15, 1812.
36 X Apphia Jones, b. May 8, 1813.
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28.....AMPLIAS JONES7 (Joel6)(*), first daughter and one child of Joel Jones, by his first wife, Sally Southgate was born Dec. 7, 1791, at Bridgewater, Vermont. 1814, Aug. 1st, she married Charles McHarvey. died Nov. 17, 1826, being drowned in the Oswego river
(*) EXPLANATION--From this point on the ancestral line in
parenthesis following each name of the head of a family is carry
back only to Joel Jones, 6th Generation in America. Every descendant
of Joel Jones has the same identical ancestral line from J??
back to Lewis Jones, 1st generation in America. That line is,
course, Joel6, Enos5, Nathaniel, Jr.4, Nathaniel, Sr.3, Josiah2, Leu??
To reprint this full line from Joel back to Lewis after each na??
would mean hundreds of useless repetitions. Therefore from ??
point on we have carried the ancestral line back to Joel only, ??
stopped there. The line of each and all of the descendants, f??
Joel back, is as above stated.
The family tradition is that some time later she married for her second husband, John Welch, a native of Ireland. He died Apr. 21, 1839, and is buried beside Joel Jones in the old Brawley Cemetery in Randolph Township, Crawford Co., Pa. She lived at Meadville and vicinity after the death of her second husband, and was living with her son Charles, at the time he went to California about 1856. Hiram Clark Smith, her nephew, remembers her living at the house of a Mr. Ellis, which is still standing just outside the Meadville city limits on the Titusville road. The family tradition is that she went to live with a daughter in New York state, after Charles McHarvey, Jr., went to California, and that she died there of cancer. She boarded the flag ship of Commodore Macdonough after the battle of Lake Champlain. We have very few facts regarding her. Two of her grandchildren are still living, but they are aged, with failing memories, and cannot help us. She probably died before 1860.
CHILDREN
37 I Elizabeth Smith McHarvey, b. Apr. 20, 1817.
38 II Huldah McHarvey, b. Dec. 17, 1819.
III Mary McHarvey, b. Feb. 18, 1824.
39 IV Charles McHarvey, b. Dec. 21, 1826.
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29....JOEL JONES, JR7 (Joel6), born Apr. 8, 1796; married Sarah Smith, Nov. 7, 1822. He came to Crawford County with his father in 1817. He and his entire family moved to Henry County, Illinois, in 1846, where he died, Oct. 21, 1870. His wife died Apr. 23, 1875. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, serving as private in Captain Stephen Barber's Company, Col. Pliny Adams' Regiment of New York Militia. His special duty was to act with the escort taking British prisoners captured at the battle of Lake Champlain to their places of detention. He was discharged at Burlington, Vermont, in Sept., 1814. Sarah Smith, his wife, was a sister of Reuben Smith and John Smith, both of whom married daughters of Joel Jones. She was born in Ware, Mass., Sept. 18, 1796. Joel Jones, Jr., was an ardent and muscular Christian. He was a shouting Methodist with a strong voice, and on still summer evenings his prayers were sometimes heard a mile and a half away. In a letter written in 1857, to his niece, Apphia Flavilla Bannister, he said, "I still am trying to serve the Lord. I like old fashioned religion, and to work old fashioned, and feel old fashioned, that is to have the love of God in the heart, and to feel that God is reconciled with me." Truly we are degenerate sons of these old pioneers and soldiers.
CHILDREN
40 I Vasa Bozarris Jones, b. Sept. 16, 1824.
II Heppy Juletta Jones, b. Feb. 21, 1828; d. July 1, 1830.
41 III Sarassa Marilla Jones, b. May 7, 1826; d. July 28, 1848.
42 IV Sarah Ermina Jones, b. Mar. 23, 1830.
43 V Lucetta Marcella Jones, b. Mar. 23, 1832.
44 VI Luther Alvara Jones, b. Mar. 8, 1834.
45 VII Joel Adna Jones, b. Mar. 15, 1836.
46 VIII Asael Wadsworth Jones, b. June 4, 1838.
SALLY JONES7 (Joel6), born Oct. 19, 1797; married, May 4, 1820 to Leonard Hall. He was born May 7, 1795, and died Sept. 28, 1878. She died Sept. 12, 1878. He was a farmer, hardworking, industrious, a man of natural force and ability, and a leading citizen. He was a native of Vermont. Their wedding trip consisted of a visit to his far distant home in Vermont. The journey was made with an ox sled, for which he was obliged to cut a road for some distance, while his father-in-law who accompanied them part way, drove the ox sled bearing his wife. Quite different from the usual wedding trip in these degenerate days.
CHILDREN
47 I Temperance Relief Hall, b. May 8, 1821.
48 II Louisa Adeline Hall, b. May 1, 1823.
49 III Ira Robinson Hall, b. June 3, 1825.
IV David Hall, b. July 17, 1827; d. July 18, 1827.
50 V Leonard Hill Hall, b. Oct. 31, 1828.
51 VI Mary Hetty Hall, b. Sept. 21, 1832.
52 VII Rhoda Samantha Hall, b. Sept. 4, 1834.
53 VIII Olive Maria Hall, b. May 7, 1836.
54 IX Hattie Lovina Hall, b. Aug. 17, 1838.
55 X Samuel Enos Hall, b. Aug. 28, 1841.
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31.....
VOLNEY JONES7 (Joel6), born Nov. 9, 1800; married Nov. 29, 1829, to Esther Thurston. They had seven children, five of whom died in early childhood. She died (???) 18(???). He never remarried. He spent many years, after the death of his wife, in the west. He was in Minnesota, at Mankato, at the time of the great Indian uprising and war in 1862, sharing the common peril. He returned to Pennsylvania, with his son William, about 1876. He spent the last years of his life in Randolph Township, Crawford County, on a farm purchased, with his help, by the son with whom he lived. He was a man of marked peculiarities, strong originality, and good mind. He was a sincerely religious man, a minister in good and regular standing in the United Brethren Church, and preached at intervals for many years. He died Jan. 21, 1886. CHILDREN
56 I William Arova Jones, b. July 1, 1830.
II Mary Jones, b. Jan. 1, 1832; d. Sept. 1, 1840.
III Child, b. Jan. 20, 1834; d. same day.
57 IV Addison Sprague Jones, b. Jan. 28, 1836.
V Carlton Enos Jones, b. Dec. 25, 1837; d. Aug.
27, 1838.
VI Zenos Taylor Jones, b. Jan., 1842; d. Sept. 7, 1842.
VII Volney Alexander Jones, b. Mar. 12, 1844; d. June 3, 1844.
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32....RHODA JONES7 (Joel6), born Nov. 3, 1802; married Dec. 5, 1822, to Reuben Smith. Rhoda Jones, Lucy Welton Jones, and Joel Jones, Jr., children of Joel Jones, Sr., married Reuben Smith, John Smith, and Sarah Smith, respectively, children of Lemuel Smith. Reuben Smith was born in Ware, Mass., and came with his father to Crawford County, Pa., in 1817. Reuben Smith, husband of Rhoda Jones, died May 13, 1865. She was bedridden for many years prior to her death from a broken leg.
She died at the old homestead, where she lived with her daughter, Miranda, and her son-in-law, Philip Monroe, on June 28, 1879.
CHILDREN
58 I Joel Lemuel Smith, b. Jan. 5, 1824.
59 II Amanda Melvina Smith, b. Sept. 10, 1826.
60 III Knight Sprague Smith, b. Jan. 12, 1828.
61 IV Rhoda Miranda Smith, b. Jan. 21, 1831.
62 V Reuben Chandler Smith, b. Aug. 7, 1838.
VI Coursen Nathaniel Smith, b. Mar. 23, 1844; d.
Oct. 2, 1865, while a student at Allegheny College.
He was a very promising young man of
force and ability, and won the Allegheny Literary
Essay prize in 1864. A career of great
usefulness was cut short by his untimely death.
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33....LOUISA JONES7 (Joel6), born Mar. 1, 1805; married Calvin Wilder, in 1827. They moved to Wisconsin with their seven children in 1844. She died Mar. 18, 1887. He died Nov. 17, 1884.
They both died at Coloma Corners,Waushara County, Wis. This industrious couple lived long and exemplary lives, cheerfully undergoing all the privations common to the pioneer. They founded homes in the then new state of Wisconsin, and reared a large family, and their descendants are now very numerous throughout the West.
CHILDREN
63 I Lucy Adeline Wilder, b. Dec. 23, 1827.
64 II William Edwin Wilder, b. Feb. 14, 1829.
65 III Daniel Jones Wilder, b. Nov. 18, 1830.
IV Mary Ester Wilder, b. June 11, 1833; d. Dec. 14, 1834.
66 V Joel Calvin Wilder, b. Aug. 3, 1835.
67 VI Harvey Wilder, b. Nov. 30, 1837.
VII Sylvester Harrison Wilder, b. Apr. 11, 1841.
Enlisted in Pennsylvania for service in the Union Army in the summer of 1863, and d. pr. 2, 1865, at the siege of Petersburg.
VIII Harriet Louisa Wilder, b. Aug. 20, 1843. She m. in Mar., 1889, William Wesley Depew.
Lived at Sioux City, Neb. She d. Oct. 9, 1903, leaving no children.
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34.....DAVID JONES7 (Joel6), born Mar. 31, 1807; married July 6, 1834, to Sarah Chamberlain Childs. She was born Apr. 26, 1812, and died Nov. 9, 1878. He died Sept. 22, 1862, after an illness of only three days. He was one of the founders and trustees of the first Methodist Church built in Randolph Township, Crawford County, Pa., which was located on the hill just south of Guys Mills. When the congregation abandoned the old building and built a new church at Mount Hope, in 1858, he was a member of the first Board of Trustees. Was a farmer and led an industrious and exemplary life. Always lived about one mile south from Guys Mills. The house in which he lived is still standing.
CHILDREN
68 I Martin Ruter Jones, b. Apr. 10, 1835.
II Apphia Jane Edna Jones, b. 1836; d. 1847.
69 III Horace Childs Jones, b. July 2, 1838.
70 IV Sarah Emeline Jones, b. May 17, 1840.
V Joel Jay Jones, b. Apr. 17, 1843. He never
married. Lived for many years at Council
Bluffs, Iowa. Was employed in a wholesak,
house and worked until a week before he died
Died Jan. 7, 1924.
71 VI Rhoda Ann Jones, b. April 26, 1845.
72 VII Ira Moses Jones, b. Jan. 27, 1850.
73 VIII Temperance Relief Jones, b. Mar. 28, 1852.
74 IX James Orvis Wygant Jones, b. July 11, 1854.
75 X Lucy Amanda Jones, b. Sept. 29, 1856.
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35...LUCY WELTON JONES7 (Joel6), born Apr. 29, 1809, at Whitehall, N. Y.; married Dec. 5, 1830, John Smith. He was born Mar. 25, 1806, and died Jan. 2, 1858. She married, 2nd, Sept. 25, 1864, Jonas Byham. He died July 17, 1877. She died Apr. 25, 1894, at the old homestead in Randolph Township, Crawford County, Pa., near the spot where she and her first husband settled. She was a woman of strong and decided character, unwavering in her faith and always on the side of morality and religion. Her memory was remarkable. As a young girl she was given a prize by Rev. Timothy Alden, first President of Allegheny College, for committing to memory and reciting ten thousand verses from the Bible, a feat which not many would attempt now. She was named after her aunt. Lucy Sprague, who married Dan. Welton. "A Little Bit of Pioneer Life," printed in another portion of this volume, will clearly indicate the kind of woman she was.


CHILDREN
76 I Apphia Flavilla Smith, b. Sept. 23, 1831.
77 II David Jones Smith, b. Nov. 17, 1833.
78 III Warren Mack Smith, b. Sept. 17, 1835.
79 IV Hiram Clark Smith, b. Dec. 31, 1837.
80 V Mary Maria Smith, b. June 7, 1840.
81 VI Catharine Lucinda Smith, b. Apr. 26, 1842.
82 VII Lucyette Smith, b. July 15, 1844.
83 VIII John Lemuel Smith, b. Jan. 9, 1846.
84 IX Leonard Alvester Smith, b. July 23, 1849.
X Luther Sylvester Smith, b. July 23, 1849; d. 1850.
XI Eugene Vanverson Smith, b. 1856; d. soon.
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36.....APPHIA JONES7 (Joel6), born May 8, 1813. She was named after the biblical character mentioned by Saint Paul, in his letter to Philemon. Married Apr. 17, 1834, to Daniel Freeman Stright, whom she met at a Camp Meeting. He was a school teacher and student for the ministry, and was born at Gravel Run, Crawford County, Pa., on Mar. 6, 1811. Soon after their marriage they moved to Indiana where he had
been appointed to do missionary work. His first station was at New Castle. He joined the Indians, Conference at Rockville the next year. He soon developed into a strong and effctive pioneer preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He served Pendleton Circuit, Marion, Knightstown, was in Augusta in 1843, and later at Albany, Muncie, Dunkirk, Montpelier, Hartford, Hagerstown and many other places. He was Presiding Elder on the Fort Wayne District. During his last days Bible agent for the Methodist Book Concern. He had a home at Knightstown to which he retired and where he died Apr. 11, 1894. Apphia Jones Stright died at the same place Oct. 28, 1899. ......
In an interesting letter written "Aprile" 28, 1850, to "Mother Rhoda Jones" they describe their home and work. She said her husband had ten appointments to fill in two weeks and about a hundred miles to ride to fill them. "It is a pleasant Country" she says, "and the dilligent is made fat with a plenty of this worlds goods. We are well supplied with provisions for out table but do not get much money so I do not expect we shall be able to come and see you this summer." In his portion of the letter he said--"Dear Mother: I well remember the time you sat on the stairs and cried because I had just married your daughter. No doubt you were anticipating the vicissitudes she would have to pass through. We have had our changes, truly, but the Lord has been gracious to us all. He has preserved us until we are a band of six. * * * * * * Mother, strive to rest on the all sufficient Saviour."
CHILDREN
85 I Louisa Rhoda Stright, b. Jan. 22, 1835.
86 II Coursen Jones Stright, b. July 27, 1837.
III Adrillia Adelia Stright, b. June 1, 1843. Unm.
Died at Knightstown, Ind., May 30, 1924.
87 IV Merrit Freeman Stright, b. Mar. 8, 1850.
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37...ELIZABETH SMITH MCHARVEY8 (Amplias Jones7, Joel6), born Apr. 20, 1817 (according to Joel Jones --Krotts record gives 1819); married Oct. 14, 1841, to Jefferson Krotts. They lived in Tompkins County, N. Y., where many of their descendants still remain. She died Sept. 14, 1883. He died Nov. 28, 1874.
CHILDREN
88 I Daniel Krotts, b. Dec. 14, 1842.
II Charles McHarvey Krotts, b. Nov. 22, 1844; d. June 16, 1845.
III Elizabeth Ann Krotts, b. Aug. 18, 1848; d. Apr. 14, 1849.
89 IV William Jefferson Krotts, b. Nov. 22, 1849.
V Harlo McHarvey Krotts, b. Nov. 26, 1851; d. Nov. 2, 1873.
VI Albert D. Krotts, b. Feb. 19, 1855; d. Apr. 19, 1856.
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38.....HULDAH MCHARVEY8 (Amplias Jones7, Joel6), born Dec. 17, 1819; married June 7 (July 16, by Joel Jones), 1840, to Daniel Proper, of Troy Township, Crawford County, Pa. Very many of their descendants still live there. She died in 1853. He died in Dec., 1895.
CHILDREN
90 I Amplias Proper, b. May 26, 1841.
II Mary Benn Proper, b. Mar. 1, 1843; d. Mar. 4,1843.
91 III Samuel Proper, b. May 24, 1844.
92 IV Charles McHarvey Proper, b. July 3, 1846.
93 V Adelphia Hulda Proper, b. Aug. 17, 1851.
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39.....
CHARLES MCHARVEY8 (Amplias Jones7, Joel6), born Dec. 21, 1826, in Fulton County, N. Y.; married May 31, 1849, Arvilla Ann Near. She was born June 16, 1828, at Lennox, Madison County, N. Y. They were married in Chautauqua County, N. Y., removing soon to Guys Mills, Crawford County, Pa., where they lived two years. From there they moved to Meadville where they lived 5 years. In 1856 Charles McHarvey went to California, where he worked at his trade as a blacksmith and was prosperous and highly respected. He died Apr. 21, 1896. She died Sept. 30, 1915. Both are buried at Sonoma, Cal.
CHILDREN
94 I Tammy Amplias McHarvey, b. Mar. 17, 1850.
95 II Clarence Fayette McHarvey, b. July 11, 1852.
96 III Mary Florence McHarvey, b. Nov. 19, 1860.
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40....VASA BOZARRIS JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born Sept. 18, 1824; married 1st, Sept. 18, 1845, to Esther Radle. She died July 20, 1873. He married 2nd, Oct. 23, 1874, to Mrs. Malvina Craft. They did not harmonize and were divorced in about two years. Married 3rd, in Feb., 1881, to widow Elizabeth Elkins. Married 4th, May 20, 1886, to Mary Jane Ellison. He was a soldier in the Civil war, and was taken prisoner in the very beginning of his service, and spent eleven months in various Confederate prisons, returning home upon his discharge a mere skeleton of a man. He lived in Crawford County, Pa., in Ohio, and lastly in West Virginia where he died. He was a man of good mind, and preached at times, but not regularly or continuously. He died July 10, 1910.
CHILDREN
I Sarah M. Jones, b. Feb. 9, 1848; d. Jan. 21, 1850.
II Nancy J. Jones, b. Apr. 15, 1850; d. Aug. 6, 1852.
III Lucious Radle Jones, b. May 20, 1855. Was killed Dec. 9, 1881, by the falling in of the roof
of his store in Nebraska.
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97 IV Ida Jones, b. June 13, 1859.
V William O. Jones, b. Aug. 21, 1863; d. Feb. 10, 1865.
98 VI Martin Luther Jones, b. Mar. 4, 1867.
981/2VII Mary Alferdine Jones, b. Oct. 8, 1875.
VIII Joseph Vasa Jones, b. Oct. 28, 1890. Is unm.
Lives at Klickitat, Wash., and is a lumberman.
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41....SARASSA MARILLA JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born May 7, 1826; married Aug. 5, 1847, to Calvin Pulsifer. She went to Illinois with her father in 1846, and lived and died in Henry County. She taught the Smithtown School in Randolph Township, Crawford County, Pa., about 1845. Hiram Clark Smith, still living, attended her school and remembers her well. She died July 28, 1848, and left one child, but we have no record of the same. Can some member of the family give us information regarding her?
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42....SARAH ERMINA JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born Mar. 23, 1830; married Mar. 12, 1863, to John Morris Huffman, as his second wife. He was born Dec. 8, 1825, at Groveland, Livingston County, N. Y., and moved to Illinois in 1846. They lived at Henry, Ill., from 1863 to 1889. During this year they moved to Anarga, Ill., where they lived until Oct., 1910, when too feeble to longer care for themselves they went to live with their daughter, Mrs. Edward M. Mills. He died at Haviland, Kansas, May 31, 1911, aged 85 years. She died at the home of Mrs. Mills, who had in the meantime removed to Liberal, Kan., Dec. 3, 1919, aged nearly 90 years. From carly childhood she was a faithful, consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church. During her last years she was helpless but was tenderly and lovingly cared for by her daughter. She was buried at Haviland, Kan., beside her husband.
CHILDREN
99 I Arthur Jones Huffman, b. Jan. 17, 1866.
100 II Sarah Alice Huffman, b. Nov. 28, 1868.
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43....LUCETTA MARCELLA JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born Mar. 13, 1832, in Crawford County, Pa.; married at Henry, Ill., Oct. 3, 1852, to Lewis Lonson Durham. He was born Mar. 21, 1830. He was in the 6th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War, and served three years, being at the battle of Shiloh and with Gen. Sherman on his famous march to the sea. Was a very strong and robust man. Was a farmer and lived at Cottage, Ia. Died in the early 70's at Cumberland, Ia. She died at Rockford, Ill., at the home of her son, Charles Wilfred, Dec. 6, 1895. Was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church at Rockford.
CHILDREN
101 I Mark Sutherland Durham, b. June 6, 1854.
II Inga Jane Durham, b. Jan. 6, 1856; m. Nov. 27,
1873, to Harley Cornwell. She d. July 15, 1874,
in Ellis Tp., Harden Co., Iowa, leaving no children.
102 III Emma Jeannette Durham, b. Mar. 23, 1858.
103 IV Melvin Clark Durham, b. May 7, 1860.
104 V Charles Wilfred Durham, b. Oct. 29, 1867.
VI Lee Ray Durham, b. Oct. 14, 1869; d. June 27, 1880.
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44....LUTHER ALVARA JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born Mar. 8, 1834; married June 19, 1856, to Elizabeth P. Smith. He died May 2, 1881. She died Nov. 21, 1910. He was a graduate of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., and was afterwards instructor in languages there. He removed to Lake City, Minn., in 1857, when that place was a mere hamlet. He taught the first school there and intended to make teaching his life work. However in 1865 his health failed and he was practically an invalid for the rest of his life. He was a man of scholarly tastes and of excellent education and attainments for his day and time. Was a member of the Congregational church. He was at Fort Dodge, Ia., on a visit to his brother, when he died. Was buried at Lake City, Minn.
CHILDREN
I Joel Frank Jones, b. May 7, 1859; d. April 18, 1875.
105 II Mary Maud Jones, b. Nov. 3, 1861.
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45....JOEL ADNA JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born Mar. 15, 1836; married May 17, 1881, to Arlette Stowe. She died in California July 18, 1901. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Lived at No. 5 Sanborn St., San Jose, Cal., alone. He was found dead in his bed in 1915. Heart disease was given as the cause of his death.
CHILD
I Jay Stowe Jones, b. 1889. His whereabouts are unknown. Before 1914 he worked in quicksilver
mines in Nevada. None of his relatives have heard from him for several years was at Anas, Nev., in 1917.
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46....ASAEL WADSWORTH JONES8 (Joel, Jr.7, Joel6), born June 4, 1838, about 10 miles east from Meadville, Pa. In Apr., 1846, he moved to LaSalle County, Ill., traveling the distance in a covered wagon. The family located on a farm, which they sold in 1856, and moved to Wheaton, 25 miles west of Chicago. He attended Wheaton College four years, then moved to Henry, Marshall County, Ill., where he learned the blacksmith trade. Had a shop at Snachwine, Putnam County, but returned to Henry again. He married Cordelia Almira Walker, Mar. 17, 1861. In 1870 he moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, where he followed his trade for 23 years. In 1893 he went to Fonda, Ia., and remained there 11 years. Then moved to Wall Lake and remained there six years, returning to Fort Dodge. Owing to failing health he was now compelled to give up his trade. In 1910 he went to Phoenix, Ariz.; returned to Fort Dodge in 1911, and died there Apr. 13, 1912. He was a member of the M. E. Church and for many years led the singing. He was also Supt. of the Sunday School for a number of years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., was strictly temperate, using neither liquor nor tobacco. His wife died Jan. 25, 1890.
CHILDREN
106 I Fred Ellsworth Jones, b. Dec. 17, 1861.
107 II Leila Orcelia Jones, b. Mar. 13, 1863.
108 III Joel Othello Jones, b. Nov. 12, 1864.
109 IV Minnie May Jones, b. Jan. 5, 1867.
V Delia Edith Jones, b. Oct. 17, 1868. Lives with
Leila Orcella Jones, is a saleswoman and unm.
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