Jones, James (of Sangamon Co., IL)

Born: 1809-08-25

Died: 1896-02-19 Macon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1836-1850 Sangamon County, Illinois

In 1828, Jones moved to Kaskaskia, Illinois, with his parents and in 1831, he moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, where he married Mary Snyder in 1837. He was the brother of Emanuel Jones. Jones was a farmer. In 1850, he was farming in Sangamon County and owned over $2,000 worth of real property. Jones moved to Macon County, Illinois, sometime between 1850 and 1860. In 1860, he was farming in Macon County and owned $8,000 worth of real estate.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 418; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 22 March 1837, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 165; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Macon County, IL, 326.