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Thomas Richard Jones, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 19, 1835
Paris
Henry County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1907
Murray
Calloway County
Kentucky, USA

Thomas Richard Jones was born to Judge Thomas Marion & Mary (Cluselle) Jones in Paris Tennessee on Nov 19 1835.
Thomas R. Jones remained at home until his marriage when he started out in the grocery business in Murray, and for many years afterward was engaged in the mercantile trade. In 1879 he was employed as salesman in the establishment of Ellison, Head & Co, of Paris, Tennessee. He sfterward went to Paducah, and for over two years was employed by C. H. Reike & Sons, and J. R. Smith & Co, wholesale dry goods, dealers and grocers respectively. After this he went to Mayfield, where he was one year in the dry goods business with J. D. A. Hale, when he came to Murray and opened a dry goods store under the firm name of Thomas R. Jones & Sons, six days later , the establishment burned, but stock of goods saved and was opened out in new quarters of the town.
20-Jan-1856, he married Celia Malone of Murray, by whom there were six children,
Emma J. Jones (Hutchens), Lula D. Jones (Ryan), James P. Jones and William O. Jones, both in partnership with their father, and Lera L. Jones.

Mrs Jones died 27-Jul-1873 and Mr Jones was subsequently married to Miss Mattie Boggs, of Murray, 20-Jul-1875. Mr Jones is a member of the Christain Church, and also of the Masonic fraternity, in which he has risen to the rank of Royal Arch Mason. He was a charter member of the Murray Institute, and for many years a member of the board of trustees.
William O. Jones was married to Miss Lee Nix of Marshall County, Kentucky, 06-May-1885. Miss Lera L Jones was married to Hardy G. Keys, of Calloway County, Kentucky, 25-Dec-1884 
 
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 Spouse:
  Celia A. Meloan Jones (1837 - 1873)
 
 Children:
  Infant Jones*
  Thomas Richard Jones (1850 - 1882)*
  Emma J. Jones Hutchens Brame (1858 - 1930)*
  Lula Dora Jones Ryan (1860 - 1933)*
  James P Jones (1862 - 1929)*
  William Obediah Jones (1863 - 1956)*
  Lona Jones Keys (1865 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Murray City Cemetery
Murray
Calloway County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 03, 2008
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Thomas Richard Jones, Sr
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