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 Lewis Jones

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Lewis Jones

Birth
Fayette County, Ohio, USA
Death
25 Dec 1858 (aged 42)
Saint Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Saint Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID
10463398 View Source

From J.O. Cunningham's History of Champaign County:
LEWIS JONES was born in Fayette County, Ohio, July 3, 1816, came to Illinois in 1841 and engaged in stock-farming on a timber farm north of Sidney in Champaign County. About 1847 he sold his timber farm and entered prairie land in Section 32, St. Joseph, to which he removed April 1, 1849. Here he lived until his death, December 25, 1858. Mr. Jones was elected one of the Associate Justices of the County Court, at the election in November 1857, and died in office.


From Chapman Brothers's Portrait and Biographical album of Champaign County, Ill:
Lewis Jones ... was born July 3, 1816, and married Feb. 23, 1843. His wife, Sarah, was born March 19, 1814. After uniting their fortunes they migrated to this State (Illinois), locating first at Macoupin, whence they removed to this county in the spring of 1843, where the elder Jones purchased a small tract of timber land, built a log cabin, and continued to live until April, 1849. He then sold out and purchased the farm now occupied by his son, our subject. This he secured from the Government at $1.25 per acre. It is located on section 32, and is included in the present fine estate embracing 320 acres of valuable land, which, under the wise manipulation of its proprietor is numbered among the finest homesteads in this county.

At the time Lewis Jones settled here the present flourishing city of Urbana was an unpretentious hamlet of one house. He lived to see the country developing around him, and the march of the iron horse over fields which, when he came here were traveled only by wild game and now and then a solitary traveler. He did not live to old age, how ever, but passed from the scenes of earth in the forty-third year of his age, on Christmas Day, 1858. He left a wife and four children...



note: Lewis died at the early age of 42 on 12/25/1858 of pneumonia. His wife Sarah lived on to the age of 89.

From J.O. Cunningham's History of Champaign County:
LEWIS JONES was born in Fayette County, Ohio, July 3, 1816, came to Illinois in 1841 and engaged in stock-farming on a timber farm north of Sidney in Champaign County. About 1847 he sold his timber farm and entered prairie land in Section 32, St. Joseph, to which he removed April 1, 1849. Here he lived until his death, December 25, 1858. Mr. Jones was elected one of the Associate Justices of the County Court, at the election in November 1857, and died in office.


From Chapman Brothers's Portrait and Biographical album of Champaign County, Ill:
Lewis Jones ... was born July 3, 1816, and married Feb. 23, 1843. His wife, Sarah, was born March 19, 1814. After uniting their fortunes they migrated to this State (Illinois), locating first at Macoupin, whence they removed to this county in the spring of 1843, where the elder Jones purchased a small tract of timber land, built a log cabin, and continued to live until April, 1849. He then sold out and purchased the farm now occupied by his son, our subject. This he secured from the Government at $1.25 per acre. It is located on section 32, and is included in the present fine estate embracing 320 acres of valuable land, which, under the wise manipulation of its proprietor is numbered among the finest homesteads in this county.

At the time Lewis Jones settled here the present flourishing city of Urbana was an unpretentious hamlet of one house. He lived to see the country developing around him, and the march of the iron horse over fields which, when he came here were traveled only by wild game and now and then a solitary traveler. He did not live to old age, how ever, but passed from the scenes of earth in the forty-third year of his age, on Christmas Day, 1858. He left a wife and four children...



note: Lewis died at the early age of 42 on 12/25/1858 of pneumonia. His wife Sarah lived on to the age of 89.


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  • Created by: JD
  • Added: 12 Feb 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 10463398
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10463398/lewis-jones: accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Jones (3 Jul 1816–25 Dec 1858), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10463398, citing Bill Huss Chapel Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Champaign County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by JD (contributor 46776820) .