Jones, John A.
Born: 1806-05-29 Georgetown, District of Columbia
Died: 1888-07-22 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: Pekin, Illinois
John A. Jones was a newspaper editor, circuit court clerk, and federal government official. Jones commenced his pre-collegiate studies in his hometown under James Carnahan, a future president of Princeton College. After three years of study at a Jesuit College and eighteen months under the tutelage of the Reverend Stephen H. Tyng, he matriculated to Columbia College, graduating in 1825 with a master of arts. In December 1835, Jones moved to Illinois, settling in Pekin, where he edited the
Obituary, Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 23 July 1888, 4:4; Obituary, Daily Illinois State Register (Springfield), 24 July 1888, 3:4; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, McLean County, 25 June 1840, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.