|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1832|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1891|
Six time Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida and the city's first professional Fire Chief.
Born in Staffordshire, England he immigrated to the United States about 1840 and settled in New York City. In 1853 he became a member of the old police force. After the infamous Fernando Wood fight, he was one of the few members of the old force accepted into the Metropolitan Police force.
Unable to enlist in the army during the Civil War, he worked his way on a government ship to Hilton Head, SC and eventually received command of an armed transport.
Following the war he settled in Jacksonville, FL and was appointed Collector of Revenue for the city. In 1869 he was elected as an Alderman. In 1870 he was elected to the first of six terms as Mayor. He served as Mayor from 1870-1873, 1874-1876, and 1879-1880. In 1880 he was appointed United States Steam Boat Inspector at Savannah, GA.
In July 1886 he was selected as Jacksonville's first professional Fire Chief serving in that position until his death in 1891.
Caroline Jenkins Whitman Jones (1829 - 1906)*
Lena Jones (1870 - 1930)*
Ann Lillian Jones Emmett (1873 - 1961)*
William B. Jones (1877 - 1899)*
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Record added: Mar 06, 2008
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