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Jacob Yost Jones

  • Birth Aug 1825 Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Feb 1903 Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Burial Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Plot Lot 3 Plot 1 Masonic Section
  • Memorial ID 52829870

Jacob was was born into a large military family. His brother John
was a Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. His brother David was a Major Staff General and one of the "Immortal 600'. Brothers Henry Clay, Dewitt and Samuel also served. But Jacob had dreams of gold in the West and was one of the first pioneers of Mariposa County, CA. He served four terms as Justice of the Peace in Hornitos Township from 1863-1866. In 1873, he moved to Merced, CA, his business being that of a builder and contractor. He married Julia Thorpe and they had eight children.


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  • Created by: Cindy Rea
  • Added: 25 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52829870
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Yost Jones (Aug 1825–21 Feb 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52829870, citing Merced Cemetery, Merced, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Cindy Rea (contributor 47265400) .