|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1837|
|Death: ||May 5, 1935|
No date given on newspaper clipping. Assuming it was from the Corydon paper in 1935.
"At Ninety-eight J.L. Jones Dies
Known to many, "Uncle" Johnny lived nearly a century
One who answered the call of the pioneer and crossed the plains in 1864, a patriarch of pioneer days, Jonathan Landon Jones, Promise City, died Sunday, May 5 at the unusual age of ninety-seven years, eleven months and three days.
Better known as "Uncle Johnny," this member of the Promise City community, was one of those who came to Iowa in 1851, and who followed the gold rush across the plains to Idaho in 1864. He is the last of the fifth generation of Jones who came to America from Wales. He lived in Wayne County for 62 years before moving to his Promise City residence.
Jonathan Landon Jones, son of William and Abigail Jones was born near Terre Haute, Indiana, June 2, 1837 and departed this life at the home of his daugher, Mrs. Eliza Printy, of Promise City on May 5, 1935 at the age of 97 years, 11 months and 3 days.
In the years of 1851 he came to Iowa with his parents, and settled north of Plano on what is known today as the Emeline Jones farm. He grew to manhood there and was united in marriage to Lucida Jane Sales on Oct. 9, 1859. They moved to the home given to them by his father, the land being entered from the government by him. They lived at this same home 62 years which was broken by the death of his aged companion on Dec. 8, 1921. To this union was born ten children, three sons and seven daughters. Eliza Printy, Ella Mosbey and Bluford of Promise City, John of Cincinnatti (Iowa), Tilda Peppers of Scottsbluff, Neb, Bell Freeman of Katy, Texas, Rosa Southard of Fort Morgan, Colo, Ethel Inskeep and Green of Plano, and Sena Peppers who departed this life at Katy, Texas, in Feb 1915 at the age of forty-two years. He and his wife united with the Primitive Baptist church called Providence near Plano and remained faithful to the end.
Besides the children he leaves 40 grandchildren and a number of great great great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. He was the last of the immediate family, all the others having preceded him in death. Only one aged sister-in-law, Emeline Jones remains. It can be said of him like the Patriarch of old that he had fought a good fight and finished the work that the master had sent him to do.
And there is therefore laid up for him a crown on glory which the rightous Lord shall give for those who love his papearing. Blessed are the dear which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."
William Martin Jones (1796 - 1872)
Abigail Davis Jones (1799 - 1870)
Lucinda Jane Sales Jones (1841 - 1921)*
Matilda Abigail Jones Peppers (1864 - 1946)*
Minnie Ethel Jones Inskeep (1882 - 1969)*
Belinda Caroline Jones Morlan (1818 - 1901)*
Louisa Jane Jones Morlan (1824 - 1904)*
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)**
Created by: MidwestAncestree
Record added: May 25, 2012
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