Jones, Strother G.

Born: 1813-12-18 Lincoln County, Kentucky

Died: 1901-03-18 Illinois

Jones moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1836. He managed a hotel and livery stable in Springfield, and later dealt extensively in real estate and land speculation. He served as city marshal of Springfield, under Mayor John Calhoun. By 1860, Jones was farming in Sangamon County, and owned $15,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $3,000.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 419; Joseph Wallace, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 2:1340; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 98; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 364; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 2 July 1846, 2:7.