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John Allen Jones
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1842
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1929
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA

John Allen Jones, son of William and Abigail Jones, was born April 25, 1842 in Putnam County, Indiana and passed away at his home northeast of Promise City, January 7, 1929, at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 12 days. He was next to the youngest of a family of eleven children. The only surviving one is J. L. Jones now of Promise City who is 91 years of age. This family came from Indiana to Iowa in 1851, when our subject was 9 years old. There were eight sons and three daughters. The sons were: Green, William, Sandy, Pet, Johnathan, John Allen, and Jasper and a son, Ganoway who died in Indiana at the age of 12 years. The daughters were: Caroline Morland, Jane Morland and Sarah A. Davis. All settled in Wayne and Appanoose counties. Here our subject grew to manhood and settled on the farm where he spent the remainder of his life with the exception of two years when he was in the mercantile business at Confidence, Iowa.

He was united in marriage August 10, 1865 to Sarah Jane Duer who survives him. To this union were born six children, Aaron Welker, who died in infancy, Mary O. Cate of Centerville, Jessie Davis of Promise City, Cora Rhodes of Seymour, John W. who passed away Feb 7, 1903 and Abbie, the youngest who departed this life November 24, 1897. He leaves six grandchildren: Clyde, Clement, Ruby and Ila Davis, John Rhodes and Mrs. Beatrice Allen. His great grandchildren are: Milan and Merlin Davis and Shirley Jane Allen. He also leaves many nieces and nephews, with who he was always anxious to keep in touch.

He was one of the originators of the Jones Family Reunion which is held in August, annually and was its president at the time of his death. This was one of his greatest enjoyments to meet with his friends and relatives and talk of pioneer days.

He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, being a charter member of Vernon Lodge, which was organized at Confidence, Iowa in 1872, and afterward moved to Promise City.

Although he never united with the visible church yet he had that sweet hope in Christ and expressed himself as ready to go. He believed in and tookgreat interest in the Primitive Baptist Church, which was organized in his father's house in 1853. He loved to meet with and entertain the brethern in his home.

The funeral services were conducted by Elder J. S. Lock of Eddyville, Iowa at the home.

Uncle John Allen had good, kind neighbors who were anxious to do all they could in this time of sorrow, and the family surely appreciates this sympathetic helpfulness and also the floral offerings.

The following is one of the many songs he sang. No doubt many of the older people recall it:

There is a place

There is a place where my hopes are stayed

My heart and my treasure are there.

The joy of that place no tongue can tell

But there is the palace of God.

That blissful place

That blissful place is my heavenly home

By faith its delights I explore

Come favor my flight angelic band

And walk me in peace to that shore. 
Family links: 
  William Martin Jones (1796 - 1872)
  Abigail Davis Jones (1799 - 1870)
  Sarah Jane Duer Jones (1848 - 1934)*
  Aaron Welker Jones (1866 - 1866)*
  Mary Oliska Jones Cate (1867 - 1953)*
  Jessie Millicent Jones Davis (1870 - 1949)*
  Cora Adda Jones Rhodes (1873 - 1961)*
  John William Jones (1876 - 1903)*
  Abbie Jones (1878 - 1897)*
  Belinda Caroline Jones Morlan (1818 - 1901)*
  Louisa Jane Jones Morlan (1824 - 1904)*
  William Robert Jones (1826 - 1894)*
  Sanford Bluford Jones (1828 - 1910)*
  Nathan Marion Jones (1831 - 1904)*
  Sarah Jones Davis (1834 - 1923)*
  Jonathan Landon Jones (1837 - 1935)*
  John Allen Jones (1842 - 1929)
  Newton Jasper Jones (1847 - 1888)*
*Calculated relationship
Jones Cemetery
Promise City
Wayne County
Iowa, USA
Created by: MidwestAncestree
Record added: May 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90735219
John Allen Jones
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