Jones, John Sr.

Born: 1776-06-19 Kentucky

Died: 1845-04-15

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

John Jones settled in Clary's Grove, llinois in 1824, and he and his wife Lydia raised their children in that area, which became part of Menard County. He was the father of Hannah Armstrong and John Jones Jr.. In 1832 and 1835, Abraham Lincoln signed deeds as a witness for Jones and his wife.

Gravestone, Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 285; Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 12 February 1846, 3:2; Lincoln witnessed deed for Jones et al., Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=141497, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=141398.