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1. Sir William Jones - was born about 1520.

Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Griffith Jones was born about 1560. See #2. below.
----- Second Generation -----
2. Griffith Jones - was born about 1560. He is the son of Sir William Jones.

Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Morgan Jones was born about 1590 and died in 1643 . See #3. below.
----- Third Generation -----
3. Morgan Jones - was born about 1590 and died in 1643 . He was the son of Griffith Jones.



Morgan - Tod Marshall writes: "World Family Tree records show Griffith's father as Morgan Jones, but I have not seen any source material confirming this to date." (Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Griffith Jones was born in 1614 in Wales and died on 19 Feb 1676 in Springfield, Ma . See #4. below.
----- Fourth Generation -----
4. Griffith Jones - was born in 1614 in Wales and died on 19 Feb 1676 in Springfield, Ma . He was the son of Morgan Jones.
Griffith married Sarah about 1645. Sarah was born about 1615. She died on 6 May 1665 in Springfield, Mass .

Griffith - Came from Wales and settled in Springfield, Mass. In 1645 one of the first settlers of that colony. Some references from Pioneers of Mass. by C. H. Pope.
 
Had a first wife named Margaret.
 
Griffith came to America on the ship "Thomas and John" on Jan. 6, 1635 from London to Virginia. He was listed as arriving at Springfield, Mass. in 1644. He was a "Freeman" at Springfield, Mass. April 5, 1649, was a prop. in 1646. He wife's name was Sarah, no records were found as to her last name or when, or where they were married.
 
"About 1643-1645, a determined effort was made to recruit the artisans and tradesmen necessary to make Springfield independent of outside sources of supply, and at that period the population practically doubled. Then arrived John Matthews the cooper, Griffith Jones the tanner, and Hugh Parsons the brick maker." (EARLY SPRINGFIELD AND LONGMEADOW, MASSACHUSETTS by HARRY ANDREW WRIGHT)
 
"The tanner Griffith Jones lost his house and lands through indebtedness to the Pynchons "(The Pynchons And The People Of Early Springfield by Stephen Innes)
 
In March 18, 1850, Griffith Jones, Miles Morgan and Miles's wife Prudence testified that they heard the wife of Thomas Miller, Sara, say: "get thee gone Hugh Parsons, get thee gone, if thou wilt not go I will go to Mr. Pynchon and he shall have thee away." (Witch Hunting int he Seventh Century New England - David D. Hall pg 53)
 
Lived on Main street in Springfield, Ma. His neighbor was Reic Bodurtha. (Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Mercy Jones was born on 5 Apr 1647.
Mercy married James Barker. James was born about 1645.
ii.  Hepzibah Jones was born on 26 Nov 1653.
Hepzibah married Isaac Cakebread. Isaac was born about 1650.
iii.  Samuel Jones was born in 1651.
iv.  Ebenezer Jones was born in 1653.
Ebenezer married Mercy Bagg. Mercy was born about 1655.
v.  Thomas Jones was born on 9 Apr 1655.
Thomas married Elizabeth Graves.
vi.  Griffith (1) Jones Jr was born on 4 Apr 1658.
vii.  Griffith (2) Jones Jr was born on 28 Jan 1660.
viii.  Experience Jones was born on 12 Aug 1652.
Experience married John Huggins.

Experience - had a daughter Margret Huggins, borc about 1686.
 
Captured by Indians at Pascommuck, Ct Mar 12, 1704. Taken to Canada. Baptised into the Catholic faith and later returned to New England (Trumbell).
ix.  Pelatiah Jones was born on 22 Jul 1664.
Pelatiah married Sarah Meekins.
x.  Benoni Jones was born in 1666 in Northampton, Mass. and died on 13 May 1704 in Pascommuck, Ma . See #5. below.
----- Fifth Generation -----
5. Benoni Jones - was born in 1666 in Northampton, Mass. and died on 13 May 1704 in Pascommuck, Ma . He was the son of Griffith Jones.
Benoni married Hester Ingersoll on 23 Jan 1689. Hester was born on 9 Sep 1665 in Northampton, Mass.. She was the daughter of John Ingersoll (2) and Abigail Bascom. She died on 27 Nov 1705 in Hotel Dieu, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and was buried in Churchyard, Hotel Dieu .

Hester - On May 13, 1704, the French and Indians made a descent upon Pascommuck and killed her husband, Benoni Jones, and their two youngest children. Hester was captured and was taken to Canada as a prisoner. She was obliged, by her captors, to make the whole journey on foot, and suffered many hardships and was treated with much cruelty.
 
She eventually died in Canada after enduring many tortures by the French priests in their vain endeavors to convert her from the Puritan faith to the Roman Catholic religion.

Benoni - lived at Pascommuck, north end of Mt. Tom, Northampton, after they were married.
 
The family lived in a cluster of houses known as Pascommuch lying at the foot of Mt. Tom, now within the ciy limits of Eastampton, Mass. The Benoni Jones house was the only house in the area that was fortified.
 
At the age of twelve, Benoni was indentured to William Clarke of Northampton, until he came of age. It was stipulated that Clarke should "learn him to read and write and give him five pounds at the end of his term with sufficient clothig such as servants usually have and at the end of his time two suits of apparel". He and four others resided in Pascommuck, now Easthampton, settled about 1699. His farm was about four miles from Northampton center and was the garrison house during Indian hostilities.
 
On May 13, 1704, the French and Indians made a descent upon Pascommuck and killed Benoni Jones and his two youngest children. His wife, Hester Ingersoll, was captured and was taken to Canada as a prisoner, where she died later in the year. The wife of Benjamin Janes, a neighbor and relative, was taken to the top of Pomeroy Mountain, scalped and left for dead, but she recovered. Benjamin moved to Coventry, Connecticut. Samuel Janes was slain during the same attack.
 
There is a monument in memory of this raid standing in Easthampton today:

     
    "On May 14, 1704, the village of Pascommuck was attacked by a group of Native Americans allied with the Quebec colony of France. This boulder stands on the site of the home of Moses Hutchinson. Other settlers included the families of Benoni Janes (Jones), John Searle Jr., Samuel Janes, and Benjamin Janes. Of the 33 inhabitants of the villiage, 19 were killed and 8 escaped during the attack. Of the 6 taken captive, 3 escaped."



 
Here is another account of the massacre from History of the Janes-Peek Family By Dr. Reba Neighbors-Collins

 
In May of 1704, a band of Indians attacked the little five-family village of Puokhumuck or Pascomac, later part of Southampton. It was just before daylight when they set fire to the pickets surrounding the home of Benoni Jones. A young women named Patience Webb looked out the window to see what was happening and was shot in the head. The rest of the village surrendered.
 
Nineteen persons were killed-Samuel Janes, his wife and three children (He was the first born of William Janes and Hanna Broughton), Benoni Jones and his two children, Miss Webb, Moses Hutchinson and one child, and the four children of Benjamin Janes (grandchildren of William and Hanna). John Searl, husband of Ruth Janes, was also killed as were three of their children. Ruth was severely wounded, but was rescued and later recovered. The son Elisha, age 9, was taken to Canada where he remained a captive of the Indians for many years.
 
As the prisoners were being marched and dragged away from the burning village, Benjamin managed to drop back, then slip away from his captors. Darting down a creek, hidden by bushes, he found a skiff and headed for Northampton to alert the town.
 
Hastily aroused men of the town sped after the Indians. On the top of Pomeroy's mountain the found Benjamin's wife Hannah. She had been knocked on the head, scalped and left for dead. Amazingly, after many months, she recovered and lived to be 80 years old.


email from Elise Bernier-Feeley - Dec 2006

 
There is an error in the information listed for Benoni Jones concerning place of death. Your information states that he died at Pascommuck, Connecticut. Actually, the place was Pascommuck, in Massachusetts. The area is now part of Easthampton, Massachusetts.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
Elise Bernier-Feeley
 
Local History Librarian
 
Forbes Library
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Jonathan (1) Jones was born on 4 Jan 1695 in Pascommuck, Conn..

Jonathan - died young.
ii.  Benjamin Jones Sr. was born in 1696 in Pascommuck, Conn. and died on 1 Feb 1783 in Coventry, Conn and was buried in Samsfield . See #6. below.
iii.  Ebenezer Jones was born on 12 Nov 1698 in Pascommuck, Conn. and died on 13 May 1704 in Pascommuck, Conn. .
iv.  Jonathan (2) Jones was born on 3 Mar 1703 in Pascommuck, Conn. and died on 13 May 1704 in Pascommuck, Conn. .
----- Sixth Generation -----
6. Benjamin Jones Sr. - was born in 1696 in Pascommuck, Conn. and died on 1 Feb 1783 in Coventry, Conn and was buried in Samsfield . He was the son of Benoni Jones and Hester Ingersoll.
Benjamin married Patience Evarts. Patience was born on 2 May 1695 in Guilford, New Haven, CT. She was the daughter of John Evarts and Sarah Crampton. She died on 24 Apr 1770 in Coventry, Conn. .

Patience - - after Benjamin, Patience also married Daniel Hobart and then in 1712, she married Ibrook Tower.

Benjamin - Scalped and left for dead in the Pascomunch Massacre May 13, 1704. The only survivor of the family. He barely escaped death which took the lives of his father and two brothers.
 
After the massacre, when his father and two brothers were killed and his mother taken a captive, he appears to have removed with the Janes family to Coventry, Connecticut. Benjamin Janes, with whom he went, was son of the immigrant William Janes or Jeanes, who was a school teacher at New Haven,
 
He was a "fence viewer" in 1731, on a commision, also to "call the people to the Hall" in 1731.
 
His date of death is listed as February 1, 1783, age 87 according to a monument in the Beech Plain Cemetary in Sandisfield, MA.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Ebenezer Jones was born on 4 Apr 1718 in Coventry, Conn. and died in 1800 in Sanisfield, Ma and was buried in Beech Plain Cemetary . See #7. below.
ii.  Ester Jones was born on 1 May 1720 in Coventry, Conn..
iii.  Jonathan Jones was born on 21 Jun 1722 in Coventry, Conn..
Jonathan married Abigail Strong in 1747.

Jonathan - 3 children.
iv.  Noah Jones was born on 15 May 1724 in Coventry, Conn..
Noah married Dina Hitchcock in 1745.

Noah - 7 children.
v.  Benjamin Jones Jr. was born on 15 Sep 1726 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 17 May 1814 and was buried in Andover cemetery, Andover, CT .

Benjamin - was a Revolutionary War veteran. He was married to Mehitable Teril on 6 May 1756 in Coventry, Tolland, CT. Children were: Benjamin Jones Iii[, [Huldah Jones, Silas Jones, Daniel Jones.
vi.  Hulda Jones was born on 25 Jun 1728 in Coventry, Conn..
vii.  Ashiel Jones was born on 30 Mar 1746 in Coventry, Conn..

Ashiel - married Eunice Hende in 1770 - 3 children.
viii.  Sybil Jones was born on 22 Apr 1735 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 29 Aug 1740 in Coventry, Conn. .
ix.  Dina Jones was born on 29 Mar 1739 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 8 Sep 1740 in Coventry, Conn. .
----- Seventh Generation -----
7. Ebenezer Jones - was born on 4 Apr 1718 in Coventry, Conn. and died in 1800 in Sanisfield, Ma and was buried in Beech Plain Cemetary . He was the son of Benjamin Jones Sr. and Patience Evarts.
Ebenezer married Abigail Long on 5 May 1743 in Coventry, Conn.. She died on 16 Dec 1743 in Coventry, Conn. .
  Then Ebenezer married Zerviah Loomis on 4 Dec 1745 in Coventry, Conn.. Zerviah was born on 24 Sep 1724 in Lebanon, Ct. She was the daughter of Zackariah Loomis and Joanna Abel. She died in 1808 in Sanisfield, Ma .

Ebenezer - occupation: Highway Surveyor - Moved from Coventry, Conn to Palmer Mass ABT: 1770.
 
Listed, together with Adonijah Jones and Miles Jones as some of the first settlers of Bethlehem, Mass. (Historical Collections)
 
Ebenezer was an active patriot during the revolution. In 1774 he served on the committee of inspection. He was the town Tax collector. He was highway surveyor in 1775. He is called lieutenant on the Palmer records and doubtless fought in the French and Indian war. He was chosen on a committee to provision the minutemen at the time of the Lexington call with a barrel of biscuit, a barrel of pork, a barrel of flour. He served on the committee of correspondence in 1776; and on the committee to care for the families of revolutionary soldiers in 1777. He was a selectman 1777-79.
 
Ebenezer lost a sum of money he had collected for taxes and was granted twelve months to repay the funds. Also in the Public Records, in 1774 Ebenezer was voted a member of the "Committee of Inspection." In 1776 he was chosen member of the Committee of Correspondence. In 1777 he was "Selectman of the town of Palmer, CT. (Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut compiled by Charles Hoadly, State Librarian, in 1885)
 
DAR mention for Patriotic Service. (Sources: - 2 - 3)
Children with Zerviah Loomis (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Abigail (1) Jones was born on 24 Feb 1747 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 18 Sep 1750 in Coventry, Conn. .
ii.  Adonijah Jones was born on 20 Aug 1748 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 18 Dec 1820 . See #8. below.
iii.  Dinah Jones was born on 11 Oct 1750 in Coventry, Conn..
Dinah married Luther Chapin on 21 Dec 1773 in Palmer, Mass.
iv.  Ebenezer Jones Jr. was born on 19 Apr 1752 in Coventry, Conn..
Ebenezer married Anna Spear on 23 Apr 1778 in Palmer, Mass.
v.  Israel Jones was born on 24 Oct 1753 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 7 Nov 1829 in Sandisfield, Mass. .
Israel married Elizabeth McELWAIN on 23 Jan 1783 in Sandisfield, Mass.. Elizabeth was born on 31 Jan 1755 in Palmer, Hampden Co., Mass.. She is the daughter of Timothy McElwain and Susannah Thompson.

Israel - 7 children born in Sandisfield, Mass. Capt. Jones.
vi.  Abigail (2) Jones was born on 2 Feb 1756 in Coventry, Conn..
vii.  Ester Jones was born on 24 Apr 1758 in Coventry, Conn..
viii.  Benoni Jones was born on 5 Nov 1759 in Coventry, Conn..

Benoni - Married Catherine, 4 children - Alvin, Benoni, Limon, Russell, the last three were born in Sandisfield, Mass.
ix.  Eber Jones was born on 4 Jun 1761 in Coventry, Conn..
x.  Miles Jones Sr. was born on 28 Jul 1764 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 17 Apr 1812 in Otis, Ma and was buried in West Center Cemetery . See #9. below.
xi.  Lucretia Jones was born on 9 Sep 1772 in Palmer, Mass.
----- Eighth Generation -----
8. Adonijah Jones - was born on 20 Aug 1748 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 18 Dec 1820 . He was the son of Ebenezer Jones and Zerviah Loomis.
Adonijah married Sarah Lyman on 15 Mar 1770 in Coventry, Conn.. Sarah was born on 7 Jun 1750 in Coventry, Conn.. She was the daughter of Jacob Lyman and Mehitable Bushnell. She died on 1 May 1771 in Coventry, Conn. .
  Then Adonijah married Anna McELWAIN on 9 Jul 1778 in Palmer, Mass. Anna was born on 27 Feb 1753 in Palmer, Mass.. She died on 18 Dec 1831 . (Sources: - 4 (vol 3 pg 78) )

Adonijah - DAR: Sgt In rev war. - 1 child - Sarah.
 
He was enumerated as one of the first settlers of Otis. (Sources: - 4 (vol 3 pg 78) )
Children with Anna McELWAIN (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Adonijah Jones was born on 24 Apr 1779 in Otis, Mass.
ii.  Eber Jones was born on 7 Jun 1787 and died on 4 Apr 1860 .

Eber - left Otis in the prime of life and engaged in the jewelry husiness in Brooklyn, NY. The family subsequently located on a farm in Wllington, Ohio.
 
Eber married Betsey Pelton, born April 20, 1794, died April 13, 1886. Whe was the daughter of Captain Samuel and Mary (Woodworth) Pelton. (Sources: - 4)
iii.  Timothy Jones was born on 9 Apr 1792 in Otis, Ma.

Timothy - was a farmer and a millright.
 
He married Ann Eliza Graham, daughter of James Graham and Alice Twining, who was born Jan. 25, 1798 in Catskill, N.Y. and died Aug 26, 1875 in Otis, Mass. (Sources: - 5)
9. Miles Jones Sr. - was born on 28 Jul 1764 in Coventry, Conn. and died on 17 Apr 1812 in Otis, Ma and was buried in West Center Cemetery . He was the son of Ebenezer Jones and Zerviah Loomis.
Miles married Mehitable Adams on 28 Nov 1792 in Otis, Mass.. Mehitable was born on 7 Jun 1771 in Sandisfield, Ma. She was the daughter of Samuel Adams and Sarah Clark. She died on 8 May 1812 in Otis, Ma. and was buried in West Center Cemetery .

Mehitable - .

Miles - There is some confusion as to whether his name was Silas or Miles - some sources have it one way - some the other. Coventry records lists Silas at the bottom of a page, and as they must have been twins, in some way, it is believed Miles name did not get recorded on the page.
 
"History of Berkshire Co., Mass. Vol. 2 pg. 259 1885 edition states "Adonijah, Miles and Ebenezer, sons of Ebenezer Jones were living on a place now owned by Charles Clark. They came from Palmer, Mass formerly from Hebron, CT."
 
He is also listed in the Cornwall Bible at Otis as a son of Ebenezer and the Family Bible of his son Luther gives him as the father and a son of Ebenezer Jones.
 
Miles was a Private in Capt Jeremiah Hickok's co., Sears Rgmt. - enlisted July 6, 1779 and served 3 mos and 7 days including 4 days travel home. regiment listed in Berkshire Co. to serve for three months.
 
Miles and Mehitable are both buried in the West Center Cemetery (Otis Vital Records p. 142, also in "Births and Deaths and Intentions of Bethehm and Otis" pg. 16.) There is a double tombstone on the Grave which reads "In memory of Miles and Mehitable Jones", giving the dates of births and deaths, then the following inscription at the base:


 
"Friends and Physicians could not save these immortal bodies from the grave, nor can this day contain us here, when Christ shall call us to appear."

 
Land records at Pittsfield, Mass and Great Barrington shows numerous purchases and sales of land in Bethehem (now Otis, Mass from estate of Samuel Adams, his father in law, Docket 2673, Samuel Adams Pittsfield courthouse and docket 2901. Surrogat es office contains papers summerized below-Miles Jones died interstate (no will) Adonijah Jones, his brother was administrator of the estate-all claims settled, proceed $2039.92, debt was administer of the estate as $1,050.13, balance due the chi ldren $989.09 each received $98.90. The children were appointed to the following guardians, John Hawley and Darius Benjamin (Twins) to Adonijah Jones. His wife Mehitable signs "release", inventory was made of the possessions. Lists of the proce eds of sale of possession (very interesting) Heirs were listed. Advertisements of sale of Miles Jones estate was in "The Farmers Herald", Stockridge, Mass. Nov. 3, 1813. He owned 112 acres of land in Otis, Mass. (from Alita's Roots)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Mehitable Jones was born on 7 Nov 1793.
Mehitable married Samuel Young on 28 Nov 1812. Samuel was born on 16 Mar 1787. (Sources: - 6)
  Then Mehitable married Darius Spring. (Sources: - 6)
ii.  Miles Jones Jr. was born on 6 Nov 1794 in Otis, Mass. and died on 8 Feb 1885 in Elmwood Illinois . See #10. below.
iii.  Festus Jones was born on 3 Dec 1796 in Coventry, Tolland County, CT and died on 21 Nov 1866 .
Festus married Martha B. Young. Martha was born on 6 May 1798. (Sources: - 6) (Sources: - 6)
iv.  Zerviah Jones was born on 8 Nov 1798 in Thetford, Orange, VT and died on 13 Nov 1848 .
Zerviah married Enoch Young. Enoch was born on 20 Jun 1796 in Thetford, Orange, VT. He died on 19 Jun 1875 in Pa . (Sources: - 6) (Sources: - 6)
v.  Elizabeth Jones was born on 7 Aug 1801.
Elizabeth married Asel Clark. (Sources: - 6)
vi.  Ebenezer Jones was born on 13 Jun 1803.
Ebenezer married Rachel Hill. (Sources: - 6)

Ebenezer - lived in Jamestown, NY. in 1874 when William H. Douglass (1853-1923) visited him. His wife's name was Addie. They had a son Ebenezer Jones, Jr and a daughter Laura Jones. (source Account of trip to Canada, William H. Douglass, 1874)
vii.  Luther Chapin Jones was born on 26 Feb 1806 and died on 16 Mar 1871 in Ellery, NY .
Luther married Angelica Putnam. Angelica was born on 22 Aug 1811. (Sources: - 6)

Luther - 4 children: Miles Jones, Albert Jones, Mehitable Jones b. 2 Aug 1830 in Mayville, Chautauqua Co., NY, and George W Jones b. 26 Feb 1846 (Sources: - 6)
viii.  Leonard A Jones was born on 6 Sep 1808 in Otis Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts and died on 11 Feb 1861 in Elba, Knox Co., IL . See #11. below.
ix.  John Hamley Jones was born on 10 Oct 1810 and died on 18 Mar 1852 .
John married Fanny.

Fanny - 1 child: Fred B. Jones

John - John and Darius were twins. (Sources: - 6)
x.  Darius Jones was born on 10 Oct 1810.
Darius married Julia Corning. (Sources: - 6)
----- Ninth Generation -----
10. Miles Jones Jr. - was born on 6 Nov 1794 in Otis, Mass. and died on 8 Feb 1885 in Elmwood Illinois . He was the son of Miles Jones Sr. and Mehitable Adams.
Miles married Pamela Ketchum Turner on 6 Nov 1822 in Ellery, Chautauqua, Ny. Pamela was born on 2 Sep 1805 in Sidney, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. She was the daughter of Asa Turner and Isabel Ketchum. She died on 1 May 1883 in Elmwood Illinois .

Pamela -

DIED.

 
At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Jas. Venn, in Elmwood, on Tuesday morning, May 1st 1883, Mrs. Pamilia K. Jones, wife of Mr. Miles Jones, aged 77 years 7 mos, 19 days.
 
She was a native of Sidney township, near Belleville, Canada, where she was born Sept 13, 1805. At the age of five she accompanied her parents to the state of New York, and was married there to Miles Jones, Nov 26, 1822. and continued there until 1835; five children then living, two deceased. Went at that date back to Canada; there remained till the family removed, in the fall of 1860 to Elmwood, Ill. where she has resided to the time of her death.
 
Mrs. Jones was one of those estimable wives and mothers who are always ready and willing to perform any known duty. She took special pains to bring up her children according to her best feeling of duty to them and was thorough and industrious in all household duties. Before and after marriage she had taught school for short periods chiefly to accomodate her neighbors. This disposition to oblige was her marked charactersitic all her life. Forty years ago she joined the Baptist church, and since she came to Elmwood had been an honoured member of the Congregational church. For over 30 years she has been an invalid, and on the 1st of May, after six days futher suffering she passed away, in hope of a happy reunion with all she loved, in the heavenly home. She leaves behind her aged husband, 11 years her senior, and five children -- Mrs. J. A. Vandervoort, Mrs Wm. Douglas, W. W. Jones, D. B. Jones and Mrs. Jas. Venn.
 
Funeral services were conducted at Mr Venn's, Wednesday afternoon, May 2d, by Rev. L. R. Royce. and remains interred in Elmwood Cemetery.
(Sources: - 7)

Miles - was a Universalist and Pamelia was a Baptist.
 
In 1830 three Luther C. Jones, Festus Jones, and Miles Jones were living in Ellery Township, Chautauqua County, New York. By 1835 Darius B. Jones had joined his other three brothers there.

1851 Census - Sydney, Hastings, Ontario
name occupation born in age
Miles Jones carpenter US 51
Pamelia K. Jones   Canada West 48
Sarah Maria Jones   US 21
Washington W. Jones carpenter US 19
Dennis Jones blacksmith US 18
Henrietta Jones   US 14
Maria Jones   US 12
Ellen Duffy   Thurman, Ontario 22

 
They moved from New York to Illinois in 1859. A Historian in Chautaqua Co. NY states Miles Jones recorded property in 1822, another record states Sheridan in Chautauqua Co. Land transactions, recorded at Mayville, N.Y
 
Miles and Pamela are living with L. F. Jones in the 1870 Elmwood, IL Census, and with their son-in-law Joseph Vandervoort in 1880.

1880 Census Elmwood, Peoria Co., Il
name relation age born in occupation father born mother born  
Jospeh Vandwoort self 50 can Grocer NY CAN  
Elenor E. Vandwoort wife 51 NY Keeping House MA CAN  
Miles Jones F-law 85 MA Carpenter MA MA  
Pamelia Jones m-law 74 CAN   NY NY  
Wiedson Vanderson son 19 IL Attending College CAN NY  

 
See Resources: "The Jones Family in Elmwood Illinois" for a description of Miles' sons and sons-in-law in the Elmwood Illinois business community.

Mr. Miles Jones

 
Death has taked from our midst our oldest townsman, Mr. Miles Jones. Dying on last Sabbath he was 90 years, 3 months and 2 days old. Mr. Jones has been a resident of Elmwood for nearly 30 years. For a number of years he has been an invalid confined to his room and bed most of the time. He was out last that he might vote for Blaine and Logan. It's hard to realize the changes taking place during the life-time of a man living 90 years. Mr. Jones was born when Washington was president, and so lived under the administration of every president since to founding of the Republic. Then the population of our country was not more than 4,000,000 now it is nearly 60,000,000. All our modern improvements have come in duing his life time. The settlement of both the old west and the new west has been made since he begun life.
 
Mr Jones was the father of Mrs. J. A. Vandervoort, Mrs. Wm Douglas and Mrs. James Venn. For two or three years past he made his home with Mrs Venn, at last dying there surrounded by all hus daughters, one son, and his other numerous relatives.
 
Father Brown is now the oldest man in our village, being in his 88th year. All should move in the presence of these fathers reverently. They belong to the noble generations of the past, having many excellencies after which we need to pattern. Peace to the departed and belssings upon the living.
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Eleanor Eliza Jones was born on 30 Mar 1829 in Elery Twp, Chataqua Co., NY and died on 28 Apr 1910 in Peoria, Ill and was buried in Elmwood Township Cemetery .
Eleanor married Joseph Aikens Vandervoort on 6 Nov 1849 in Hastings Co., Ontario. Joseph was born on 1 Jul 1829 in Sidney Twp, Hastings, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of George Vandervoort and Catherine Hogle. He died on 16 Jul 1887 in Elmwood, Peoria,Ill and was buried in Elmwood, Peoria,Ill .

Eleanor -

Mrs. J. A. Vandervoort

 
Mrs. J. A. Vandervoort, for many years a resident of Elmwood, and later or Peoria, died Thursday, April twenty-eight as a result of an accident in which she sustained a broken hip. Mrs. Vandervoort had been spending the winter in Chicago with her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Wiley and it was in her home that the accident occured. Owing to her age and feebleness the shock of the fall was more than her strength could endure. The funeral services were held in Peoria last Saturday afternoon, and Mrs. Vandervoort's body was brought to Elmwood for burial. The following is a brief sketch of her life.
 
Eleanor E. Jones was born March 30th, 1829 in Chautauqua county, New York. When she was a small child her parents moved to Canada, where, in 1849 she was married to Joseph A. Vandervoort. In 1859 they moved to Illinois settling in Elmwood. In 1893 she went to Peoria with Dr. and Mrs. Sloan with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband in 1887.
 
In Canada, Mrs. Vandervoort was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, but after coming to Elmwood, she united with the Congreataional Church of this town and later with the First Congretaional Church of Peoria.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. C. Wiley of Chicago and Mrs. W. T. Sloan of Peoria and Mr. W. M. Vandervoort of Chicago. Two sons died in infancy. Two sisters, Mrs James Venn and Mrs William Douglas and one brother Mr. Darius Jones are still living. Mrs Vandervoort was eighty-one years of age.

See Vandervoort family for children.
ii.  Sarah Maria Jones was born on 18 Apr 1831 in Near Jamestown, N.Y. and died on 10 Dec 1910 in Galesburg, Ill and was buried in Hope Cemetery, Elmwood Ill. .
Sarah married William Douglas on 5 Oct 1852 in Victoria District, Ontario. William was born on 15 Sep 1830 in Canada. He was the son of Thomas Douglass and Mary Ann Seeley. He died on 15 Jul 1896 in Elmwood, Ill and was buried in Hope Cemetery .

Sarah - Was with her son Edwin Douglass in 1910 Census, in Galesburg, Ill.

Mrs. Wm. Douglas.

 
Following a service in Galesburg, the remains of Sarah Maria (Jones) Douglas, were brought here for burial yeserday.
 
Mrs. Douglas was born April 18, 1831, near Jamestown, N.Y. In 1835, she, with her parents removed to Canada. United in marruage to William Douglas, October 5, 1852, coming to Illinois May 1, 1862. She as converted and joined with her husband the Wesleyan Methodist church. After coming to Elmwood, she united with the Congregational church.
 
July 15, 1896, her husband died, since then she has made her home with her son in Galesburg, where she fell asleep Saturday Dec 10, 1910 at 5:15 a.m., leaving to mourn her death two sons, William H. or Peoria and Edwin Franklin of Galesburg, Ill., four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. James Venn and one brother Darius Jones residing in Nebraska. It was her desire to be buried from her sister's home where memorial services were conducted by the pastor of the Congregational church. She is held in loving esteem by all here and her "works do follow her."

See Douglass family for children.
iii.  Washington Winsor Jones was born on 7 Apr 1833 in Jamestown, Chataqua Co., NY and died on 24 Jan 1900 in Elmwood, Illinois . See #12. below.
iv.  Darius Benjamin Jones was born on 9 Aug 1834 in Jamestown and died on 29 Jan 1918 in Miller, NE . See #13. below.
v.  Loomis Franklin Jones was born in 1826 in Ny and died on 19 Jun 1871 in Elmwood, Ill .
Loomis married Sarah G.. Sarah was born in 1831/1832 in Pa.

Sarah -

Census: 18880 Elmwood, Peoria, Ill
name rel age born in occupation father born mother born
Sara G. Jones self-widowed 48 Pa Keeping House PA PA
Edward Jones son 16 IL Grocery Clerk NY PA
Flora Jones dau 13 IL Attending School NY PA
Harriett Jones dau 10 IL Attending School NY PA


Loomis -

Census: 1860 Elmwood, Peoria Co., Ill
name age occupation born in
Franklin Jones 34 Grocer NY
Margaret Jones 25   C.W.
Charles Jones 2   C.W.
Helen Cameron 30   Scotland
Wm Scott 25 Carpenter C.W.


Directory of Advertisers in Elmwood Observer, Firday June 1, 1866

 
JONES, VANSICKLE & CO. Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, and Caps. Queensware, Glassware, & Yankee Notions. Bradleys Patent, Duplex, Elliptical Hoop Skirts. Live Geese Feathers for Sale. All kinds of Produce taken in exchange for Goods. Remember the place, No. 5 Lincoln Block, Elmwood, Ill. Having newly fittet up their Premises, they are now prepared to supply Customers with a fine assortment of all articles in their line, as cheap as any other House in town. Call and examine our stock, and satisfy yourselves. No trouble to show goods.

 
Was a partner with Joseph Aikens Vandervoort in W. E. Phelps & Co, a stock company for the purpose of working in wood and iron in Peoria Illinois in 1866. L. F. Jones and William Douglass each superintended the company for a period of time. After being bought out by the Phelps interest, he partnered with William H. Douglass and Mr. Vandervoort in Douglass & Co in Elmwood, Illinois.
 
L. F. Jones was the "Elmwood Township Supervisor" in 1869.
 
Operated the Emlwood Fanning Mills with J. A. Vandervoort.

Census: 1870 Peoria, Elmwood, Ill
L. F. Jones 44 Merchant NY
Sarah G. Jones 38 wife Penn
Charles M. Jones   at home Canada
James E. Jones 6   IL
Flora Jones 3   IL
Miles Jones 75 retired Mass
Pamelia Jones 64 wife Canada
Anna Uslene 22 Domestic Sweden


1870 Directory Elmwood, Illinois

 
JONES & VANDERVOORT - Keep a full stock of Dry Goods, Furnishings, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Carpeting, &. They also have in their employ a first-class Tailor, so that persons can be accomodated with goods ready-made or unmade. They are among the early settlers in the place, and are known to be gentlemen of enterprise and reliability, identifying themselves with every progressive feature of the place.

 
History of Peoria County says that Mr. Jones of "Vandervoort and Jones" died June 19, 1871.

email from Laury Huey Nov 2006

 
I just read the 154 page probate for Loomis that I received yesterday, including his will. In it, he provided for the support of his parents after his death and expressed the wish that they remain with Sarah. Eventually, Sarah took her children to Galesburg to be educated at Knox College. Perhaps that is why the parents are not with her in the 1881 census. The probate records indicate payments, first to Sarah and then Mrs. Venn, for the "old folks." Eventually, there are pay outs from the estate to cover the funeral expenses of both. Also included are accountings for the estate on Palace of Trade letterhead and detailed inventories of the stock.
(Sources: - 8 - 9)
vi.  Henrietta Jones was born on 25 Dec 1837 in Hastings Co., Ontario and died on 13 Jul 1866 .
vii.  Maria Ann Jones was born on 9 May 1840 in Sidney, Hastings Co., Ontario and died on 9 May 1918 in Elmwood, Peoria Co.,Ill . See #14. below.
Image of Sarah Maria Jones (Douglass) 1831-1910

Sarah Maria Jones (Douglass) 1831-1910



11. Leonard A Jones - was born on 6 Sep 1808 in Otis Township, Berkshire County, Massachusetts and died on 11 Feb 1861 in Elba, Knox Co., IL . He was the son of Miles Jones Sr. and Mehitable Adams.
Leonard married Parmelia Putnam. Parmelia was born on 4 Sep 1814 in Ellery Twp., Chataqua, NY. She was the daughter of John Putnam and Sabra Preston. She died on 17 Jan 1894 in Bradshaw, York Co., NE .

Leonard - Leonard was just a toddler when both his parents died in 1812. In 1814 Benjamin and Lydia Barber adopted him, and he was baptized in the Congregational Church in Otis, Mass.


 
The “Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and Knox County” mentions Leonard and his brother Darius, “emigrants from New York,” having settled in Section 15 in Knox County in the autumn of 1837. In 1840 Leonard is listed on the Peoria County, Illinois census. A review of the county borders of Knox County and Peoria County reveals just a slight change to the Knox County boundary between 1837 and 1841, but not enough to shift Leonard’s property from Knox County to Peoria County. Leonard probably settled in Peoria County between 1837 and 1840, then moved to Knox County in 1841.

 
A small cemetery is located on the land that Leonard owned. The cemetery today has twelve tombstones, all in excellent condition and easily readable. One is Leonard who died 11 Feb. 1861 and four are his children. John P. died just one week after his father, and Angeline A. died the following month on March 30th. Leonard’s grandson, Samuel Leonard Adams, the son of James and Amelia (Jones) Adams, is also buried in the Jones-Dalton Cemetery. Samuel died July 1, 1859.
 
(Notes from: Descendants of Griffith Jones web site by Judy Weaver) (Sources: - 2)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Amelia Mariah Jones was born on 17 Jan 1836 in Chataqua Co., NY and died on 6 Apr 1899 in York CO., NE .
Amelia married James Allen Adams on 29 Jun 1854 in Knox Co., Ill. James was born on 9 Dec 1830. He died on 22 Mar 1897 in Waco, Lawrence Co., Illinois . (Sources: - 2) (Sources: - 2)
ii.  John P. Jones was born about 1839 in Illinois and died on 18 Feb 1861 in Elba Twp., Knox Co. Ill .
iii.  Emaline Jones Jones was born on 31 May 1841 and died on 8 Jun 1841 in Elba Twp., Knox Co. Ill . (Sources: - 2)
iv.  Elizabeth A. Jones was born in 1845.
v.  Angeline A. Jones was born in 1847 and died on 30 Mar 1861 in Elba Twp., Knox Co. Ill .
vi.  Oscar R. Jones was born on 30 Jul 1849 in Knox Co., Ill and died on 29 Aug 1921 in Bradshaw, York Co., NE .
vii.  Milea A. Jones was born on 6 Mar 1851 and died on 26 Nov 1852 in Elba Twp., Knox Co. Ill .
----- Tenth Generation -----
12. Washington Winsor Jones - was born on 7 Apr 1833 in Jamestown, Chataqua Co., NY and died on 24 Jan 1900 in Elmwood, Illinois . He was the son of Miles Jones Jr. and Pamela Ketchum Turner.
Washington married Nancy Ketcheson on 8 Oct 1856 in Huntingdon Twp., Ontario - Canada. Nancy was born on 30 Nov 1833 in Huntingdon Twp., Ontario - Canada. She died on 29 Apr 1864 in Thomasburg, Ontario - Canada and was buried in Belleville Cemetery, Mausoleum - Belleville, Ontario - Canada .
  Then Washington married Annis Ketcheson on 1 Feb 1865 in Belleville, Ontario. Annis was born on 24 Sep 1840 in Huntingdon, Ontario, Canada. She died on 12 Dec 1907 in Elmwood, Illinois .

Washington - Had a son, W. W., Jr.. (source memo of trip to Canada by W.H. Douglass).
 
Was living in Belleville, Ontario in 1874. Lived in Elmwood in 1878 when their daughter, Edith was born. Moved to Abingdon, Ill about 1880 and returned to Elmwood Ill about 1891.

Census: 1880 - Abingdon, Knox, Illinois
name rel age born in occupation father born mother born
W. W. Jones Self 46 NY Merchant --  
Annis Jones wife 39 CAN Keeps House CAN CAN
William A. Jones son 22 CAN Clerk NY CAN
Ella M. Jones dau 19 CAN At Home NY CAN
Bertha Jones dau 10 CAN At Home NY CAN
Henreita Jones dau 10 CAN At Home NY CAN
Ethel Jones dau 4 CAN At Home NY CAN
Edith Jones dau 1 IL At Home NY CAN
Children with Annis Ketcheson (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Edith Jones was born on 2 Sep 1878 in Elmwood, Ill and died on 6 Nov 1908 .
Edith married Charles Elmer Hubbell on 10 Oct 1901 in Lincoln, NE.

Edith -

Death of Mrs. Edith Hubbell

 
Edith, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jones, was born in Elmwood, Ill., September 2, 1878 and died at her home November 6, 1908, aged 30 years, 2 months and 4 days.
 
Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Abington, remaining in that city for about eleven years, when they returned to this city, making it their permanent home. She graduated from the Elmwood high school in 1895, afterwards for two years she attended the State University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She was united in marriage with Charles Elmer Hubbell, October 10, 1901 at Lincoln, Neb. In early life she united with the methodist Episcopal church, remaining in its fellowship until the end. Less than a year ago her mother passed away to the world beyond to join her father who had preceded her January 1900.
 
The home life of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbell was beautiful. They lived for each other. Some time before her death she wrote a beautiful letter to her husband in shich she expresses a great desire to live that they might share their new joy together but realizing the uncertanties of life she expressed her interest in her husband and babe and loved ones, mentioning special tenderness for her husband's mother, Mrs. Mary E. Hubbell.
 
Besides her husband and little Owen Orris, she leaves three brothers and four sisters, W. A> of Brimfield; Owne James of Peorial Mrs. Nellie Bellwood Pasadena Cal., Mrs. henrietta Carrithers, Moscw, Idaho; Mrs. Mabel Shawyer, Sho Shone, Wyoming and Harley of Peoria.
 
The taking away of this bright young life from our community is a great sorrow, but in this sorrow we look to Him who has promised by his presence and grace to comfort and sustain us and who will be with us in our sorrows, realising what we do not know now we shall know hereafter.
 
The deepest sympathy of all goes out to the husband and little babe in this sad hour of bereavement.
 
The funeral services were held at her home Monday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. Dwinell preached the funeral sermon and Rev. Bartle assisted in the services. Her favorite hymns were sung. The club to which she belonged and her graduating class, and the employees of the store where Elmer has worked for the past few years attendede as a body. She was laid to rest in the Elmwood cemetery.
 
Our little city has suffered many sorrows, cheif among them is the untimely death of one of her most loveable young women, Mrs. Edith Hubbell.
From a scrapbook in the Elmwood Historical Society, Elmwood, Illinois
(Sources: - 7)
13. Darius Benjamin Jones - was born on 9 Aug 1834 in Jamestown and died on 29 Jan 1918 in Miller, NE . He was the son of Miles Jones Jr. and Pamela Ketchum Turner.
Darius married Marquerite Bertha Cowan on 29 Nov 1857. Marquerite was born in 1835. She died in 1906 .

Marquerite - was the daughter of Hugh Cowan and Mary Portess Grant.

Darius - occupation: Mercantile, Farming - had 14 children.
 
Moved to Elmwood, Illinois in 1860 or 1861 and lived there until 1868.

The following obituary summarizes his life :

 
"Darius Benjamin Jones was born in Chautauqua Co, at Jamestown, NY Aug. 9, 1834. The deseased went to Canada when 18 years old. In 1856 he moved to Kansas and joined an emigrant company under the direction of the Massachusetts Aid Society. While there he married Margaret Bertha Cowan on Nov. 29, 1857. To this union was born fourteen children.... In his long life Brother Jones made several moves, mention of which will be of interest to his many friends. From 1862 to 1872 he was engaged in the mercantile business in Elmwood, Illinois 1872 to 1879 in the same business at Emerson, Iowa. In 1879 he homesteaded in Armada township, part of the time being engaged in the mercantile business. In 1894 to 1900 he had stores at Lomax, Buffalo, and Sumner. The summer of 1900 was spent ona farm between Sumner and Miller, the winter of 1900-1901 at Scottsbluff. He moved to Minnesota in 1901 where he farmed until he returned to Miller on account of the health of his wife, his wife dying the same fall. He has made his home since with his children in and around Sumner and Miller. he departed this life Tues, Jan. 29, 1918 age 83 yr 5 months and 20 days." (from "Tod's Slice of the Web')
(Sources: - 1)
Children: (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Mary Pamelia Jones was born on 2 Dec 1858 and died on 10 Apr 1911 .
Mary married William H. Hough on 24 May 1878. William was born on 25 Jul 1853. He was the son of Gilbert Lafayette Hough and Mahala P. Fay. He died on 21 Feb 1901 in Miller, NE .

William -

Children
Edward G. HOUGH b: 24 SEP 1879 in Emerson IA
Bertha Mable HOUGH b: 21 DEC 1881 in Red Oak IA
Charley Allen HOUGH b: 16 NOV 1882 in Red Oak IA
Edith May HOUGH b: 7 OCT 1883 in Red Oak IA
Ralph Orkey HOUGH b: 30 MAR 1886 in Miller NE
Orville Raymond HOUGH b: 13 NOV 1890
LuEllen HOUGH b: 24 MAY 1893
Darius Arthur HOUGH b: 13 MAR 1894
Marion Virgil HOUGH b: 19 APR 1896 in Miller NE
Carl HOUGH b: 12 SEP 1897 in Miller NE
Harriet Irene HOUGH b: 30 SEP 1900 in Kearney NE
(Sources: - 10)
ii.  Anna Irene Jones was born on 18 Apr 1868 in Eugene, IL and died on 9 Feb 1936 .
Anna married Nathaniel Henry Hawk on 24 Nov 1884 in Miller, NE. Nathaniel was born on 18 Jun 1858 in Champaign, Ill. He died on 12 Aug 1944 in Orchard, WA . (Sources: - 11)

Anna - married Nathaniel Henry Hawk, a barber on November 24, 1884. They moved to Portales, New Mexico in the early 1900's. They had 8 children together.
Image of Darius Benjamin Jones and Wife.

Darius Benjamin Jones and Wife.


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Image of Anna Irene Jones

Anna Irene Jones
1868-1936



14. Maria Ann Jones - was born on 9 May 1840 in Sidney, Hastings Co., Ontario and died on 9 May 1918 in Elmwood, Peoria Co.,Ill . She was the daughter of Miles Jones Jr. and Pamela Ketchum Turner.
Maria married Harvey S. VanSickle on 17 Oct 1861 in Elmwood, Ill. He died in 1869 .

Harvey -

Directory of Advertisers in Elmwood Observer, Friday June 1, 1866

 
JONES, VANSICKLE & CO. Dealers in Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, and Caps. Queensware, Glassware, & Yankee Notions. Bradleys Patent, Duplex, Elliptical Hoop Skirts. Live Geese Feathers for Sale. All kinds of Produce taken in exchange for Goods. Remember the place, No. 5 Lincoln Block, Elmwood, Ill. Having newly fittet up their Premises, they are now prepared to supply Customers with a fine assortment of all articles in their line, as cheap as any other House in town. Call and examine our stock, and satisfy yourselves. No trouble to show goods.
(Sources: - 7)
  Then Maria married James Venn on 1 Sep 1870. James was born in 1839 in Devonshire, England. He died in 1922 in Elmwood, Ill .

James - immigrated to Canada at an early age with his family. Upon reaching manhood, he brought his wife and son to Elmwood, Ill and started a carriage business, Caldwell and Venn, which was later succeedded by another partnership, Douglas and Venn.
 
In his obituary in the 1922 Elmwood Gazette, he was described as "an industrious, thrifty man, a valued citizen of the community and an active member of the Presbyterian Church." He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kitty; his second wife, Mrs. Mary (Jones) VanSickle; and a daughter, Frances Venn Couch. Survivors included three children, Nellie Venn Potts, Harry and WIllard; two step children, Mrs. Carrie Davis and Henry VanSickle; and four grandchildren. (from Elmwood, 2004)

Directory of Advertisers in Elmwood Observer, Friday June 1, 1866

 
Caldwell & Venn, Manufacturers of Carriages & Wagons of all kinds. Blacksmithing, Horse-Shoeing, Repairing & General Jobbing. Elmwood St., Elmwood, Ill.


1870 Directory Elmwood, Illinois

 
CALDWELL & VENN -- Manufacture Carriages, Wagons and Buggies, and they do General Blacksmithing on call. They put up just as fine a Carriage as can be turned out of any shop in the State, hence they should receive the patronage of the public, in their line, instead of giving it to other rival shops of the town.

 
In 1871, he joined William Douglas to form Douglas and Venn, in the carriage and wagon making business. In 1878, Mr. Douglas bought out Mr. Venn and the firm became Douglas and Son.

Census: 1870 Elmwood, Peoria Co', Ill
name age occupation born in
James Ven 28 Carriage Maker Eng
Letitia Ven 7   CND
James Harry Ven 5   IL
Nelly Blanch Ven 3   IL
Phebe Johson 29 Housekeeper Montreal Can.


Census: 1880 Elmwood, Peoria Co., Illinois
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
James VENN Self M Male W 40 ENG Wagon Maker ENG ENG
Mary VENN Wife M Female W 40 CAN Keeping House MA CAN
Francis VENN Dau S Female W 17 CAN Attending Schoo l CAN CAN
Harry VENN Son S Male W 15 IL Attending School CAN CAN
Nellie VENN Dau S Female W 12 IL Attending School CAN CAN
Williard VENN Son S Male W 4 IL CAN CAN  
Albert VENN Son S Male W 2 IL CAN CAN  
Clifton VENN Son S Male W 11M IL CAN CAN  
Carrie VAESYCKLR SDau S Female W 14 IL Attending School CAN CAN
Henry VAESYCKLR SSon S Male W 12 IL Attending School CAN CAN
(Sources: - 8 - 12)

Maria -

Census: 1870 Elmwood, Peoria Co., Ill
Name age born in
Mary VaSickle 30 CND
Carrie VaSickle 5 IL
Henry VASickle 2 IL


ELDERLY WOMEN PASS AWAY

 
Mrs. James Venn and Anna Fletcher Laid to Rest First of Week
 
On the afternoon of sunday, May 12th, the day when many nations gathered in chruches in many nations for services in honor of Mothers, Mrs. Jas. Venn was laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery after services in her honor conducted by her pastor in the home which for many years had been blessed by her presence.
 
Mary Ann Jones was born May 9, 1840 in Sidney, not far from the city of Belleville, Canada, and died at her home in Elmwood on her 78th brithday, May 9, 1918. Her parents, Miles and COrnerlia Jones, whe were natived of New York state, brought her with them from Canada to Elmwood, Ill., in 1860, where she was married on October 17, 1861 to Harvey S. VanSickle. Two children were born of this marriage, both living in Elmwood, Mrs. Carrie V. Davis and Henry H. VasSickle. Mr VanSickle died in 1869.
 
On the first of September 1870, she was married to James Venn. Of their four children only one is living, Willard Venn, or Elmwood. Mr. Venn's children by a former marriage are Mrs. Frances Couch of Chicago, who came to render loving assistance during Mrs. Venn's last illness, Harry of Wichita Kansas and Mrs. Nellie Potts of Elmwood.These three sets of children knew no difference in her love and could not say to which of them she made the best mother. They were all present, bound in a common sorrow at her funeral.
 
There are five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
In her young days Mrs. Venn became a member of the Congretaional church at Elmwood. Since September 2, 1911, she belonged with her husband, to the Presbyterian church. She was a very conscientious and faithful church member.
 
She was deeply interested in the work of the Red Cross. When her last illness stopped hew industrious hands from work she was engaged in knitting her twenty-second pair of socks for the soldiers. So that which our Lord said concerning Mary of bethany who poured the precious ointment upon His head, can also be said of this Mary of Elmwood, "She hath done what she could."
(Sources: - 7)
Children with Harvey S. VanSickle
i.  Carrie VanSickle
Carrie married Mr. Davis.
ii.  Henry H. Van Sickle
Children with James Venn
iii.  Willard Venn
Sources:
1 Tod's Slice of the Web - Jones page Tod Marshall Web: http://todmar.net/ancestry/jones_main.htm
2 Descendants of Griffith Jones / Judy's Family Judy Weaver Web: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wefamily/Jones.htm
3 Historical collections Barber, John Warner Worcester Mass.. W. Lazell. 1848 (view detail...)
4 Western Massachusetts : a history : 1636-1925. New York. Lewis Historical Pub. Co.. 1926 Lockwood, Bagg, and others New York. Lewis Historical Pub. Co.. 1926
5 The Reverend John Graham of Woodbury, Connecticut and his descendants Carpenter, Helen Graham Chicago. Monastery Hill Press. 1942
6 Alita's Roots Alita Holly Web: http://www.gencircles.com/users/alitaholly/2/ (view detail...)
7 Elmwood Historical Society - indexed scrapbooks Elmwood, Illinois (view detail...)
8 Elmwood - 1831 - 1976 Elmwood Historical Society
9 email from Laurie Huey Laurie Huey Nov 2006 (view detail...)
10 Everett-Hough-Meister Joan Meister Web: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:216749&id=I246
11 Tod's Slice of the Web Tod Marshall Web: http://todmar.net/ancestry/hawk_main.htm
12 Elmwood 2004 Elmwood Historical Society - published October 2003.

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