Samuel Jones was the son of Samuel and Sarah M Jones. His first wife, Mary A. Lafayette died April 30, 1914. At the age of 83, he married Harriet B. Smith November 27, 1918 at the Congregational Church in Hartland, Vermont. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company C, Vermont 6th Infantry Regiment on 30 Sep 1862.
Following is the obituary from the Vermont Journal, Aug. 4, 1922:
Samuel H. Jones, who has been a resident of Windsor for many years, died at his home on River Street, on Monday afternoon, July 31. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, August 2, the Rev. H. S. Putnam officiating, with burial in Ascutney cemetery. The bearers were Andrew Hoisington and James Rice of Hartland, F. S. Ash--y, Dana Beckwith, George Frost and Henry Stone of Windsor, The members of the local organizations of the G. A. R., Sons of Veterans and ladies' Auxiliary attended. THe beautiful floral offerings were of various design and came from many sources. Mrs. Arthur Quimby sang two solos.
Mr. Jones was born in Lebanon, N. H. on September 20, 1835, the son of Samuel and Sarah Jones. He attended school at Kimball Union Academy and in his youth taught several terms of school. When the civil war came he enlisted in Company C of the Sixth Vermont Regiment, participating in the Battles of Cold Harbor, Antietam, Fredericksburg and St. Mary's Heights. He was wounded in the service but continued on duty until he was discharged in in August 1865. He was in Washington on the night that President Lincoln was killed and his wife was in the Ford theatre in that city where the tragedy took place and was a witness to it.
Mr. Jones first wife was Mary Lafayette. They lived together for fifty three years. Mrs. Jones died in Windsor in April, 1914.
Later Mr. Jones married Harriet Smith by whom he is survived. His other surviving relatives are his daughter, Mrs. Frank Sherwin, and the following grandchildren; Mrs. Charles Greenlaw, Ronald Sherwin, Roma Sherwin, and Fred Jones; and the following great grandchildren: Sherwin, Martha and Wilma Greenlaw.
Mr. Jones was a farmer for the greater part of his life. He had followed this occupation in the towns of Hartland and Woodstock and was known to about all of the older generation in these two places.
He was over six feet in height and one of the strongest of men, never knowing what it was to be sick. He was remarkably well for a man of advanced years and up to the last few weeks showed only slight signs of the infirmities of great age.
He belonged to that period of giants who cleared the forests, fought the early struggles of American civilization, and lived to see the march of progress which brought forth the electric wonders, the motor car and the wireless telephone."
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