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 John Flowers “Jack” Jones

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John Flowers “Jack” Jones

  • Birth 21 Apr 1799 Scott County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1884 Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Jones family plot
  • Memorial ID 75865782

Jack was the son of Zadock A. Jones (1756-1856, Zadock's grave location in Casey County, Kentucky is unknown) and Elizabeth nee Flowers (-1846, her grave location is also unknown). Jack married Malinda Ward on June 11, 1818 in Casey County, Kentucky. He and his family moved to Columbus, Indiana in the 1820s. When his brother Logan died in 1829, Jack took over his hotel business, soon building a much larger hotel opposite the courthouse square in Columbus. The Jones House hotel was one of the principal places of lodging in that section of Indiana during its day, with many prominent visitors staying at it. After Malinda's death, Jack remarried to Catharine Wilson on January 19, 1845 in Columbus. In the 1850s, Jack turned over the Jones House to his daughter Miranda and relocated with Catharine to Greencastle, IN, also operating a hotel there. After Catharine's death, he married, on December 20, 1864 in Greencastle, Catharine's sister Charlotte nee Wilson (1812-; Charlotte was the widow of Horace Hosford and had five children with him; her grave location is unknown). Jack was the father of three known children with Malinda and another three with Catharine. His obituary, published in the St. Louis Globe Democrat on January 25, 1884, p.4, stated, "John F. JONES, familiarly known as "Uncle Ned," died at Greencastle, Ind., yesterday, aged 80. From an accident sustained in youth he could swallow no solid food, and had lived on liquids alone for over sixty years." (Obit info from Gigimo by way of Rubezahl.)


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  • Created by: Lyndon Comstock
  • Added: 2 Sep 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75865782
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Flowers “Jack” Jones (21 Apr 1799–21 Jan 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75865782, citing Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Lyndon Comstock (contributor 47312093) .