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Elias A. Jones

Male 1843 - 1911  (67 years)


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  • Name Elias A. Jones 
    Born 27 Nov 1843  Pymatuning Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military History Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Company G, 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers 
    Died 22 Jun 1911  Sandy Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • cause of death: chronic interstitial nephritis, cerebral apoplexy
    Buried 24 Jun 1911  Stevenson Cemetery, Salem Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A Twentieth Century History of Mercer County, Vol. II, page 666:
      ELIAS A. JONES---There are few families which have not a predominating trait running through their genealogies, and the bright thread which may be distinctly traced through several generations of the Jones family of Salem township is patriotism. It can be stated of few American families,
      east or west, that father and son fought shoulder to shoulder in support of the same cause; but the Civil war presented this grand example of partiotism in the persons of Willian H. Jones and Elias A. Jones (of this biography). E. A. Jones, grandfather, had the distinction of serving in the war of 1812, dying at the age of 88 years, his life not only full of years, but sanctified by good deeds and glorified by his thoroughly-tested love of country.
      Elias A. Jones, of this special review, has proven his "staying" qualities as a patriot by the fine record which he has made since the Civil war as a farmer and a citizen of public spirit and useful action. He was born in Pymatuning township, Mercer County, November 27, 1843, a
      son of William H. Jones, who was a native of Frederick, Virginia, born in 1820. At the age of sixteen he went to Portage, Ohio, and was there variously employed for about two years, going then to Clarksville, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company I, Second Pennsylvania Volunteer
      Cavalry, served for three years, received an honorable discharge and was returned to Greenville, where he died April 16, 1908. By his marriage January 13, 1842, to Elizabeth Greenwood, of Brandywine, Delaware county,
      were born besides Elias A., these children: Sarah Ann, who married T. A. McClellan, in Greenville, Pennsylvania, a painter; Melissa Jane, Mrs M.S. Beil, whose husband is a railway engineer, of Greenville; Mary R., wife of Charles Fisher, a barber of Warren, Ohio; Eliza Ellen, wife of William Miller, Crawford county, and Miles D. Jones, a resident of Crawford county, Pennsylvania.
      Elias A. Jones attended school until he was eighteen years of age, and a year later enlisted under Captain Wood, of Greenville, Company G, One Hundred and Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Cold Harbor. He was taken prisoner at Chancellorsville and sent to Libby prison, Richmond, Virginia, and after his exchange returned to his regiment and was in all battles that the regiment was in until the surrender of Lee. May 31,
      1865, Mr. Turner received his honorable discharge. After the war closed he returned to Greenville and soon afterward purchased the farm in Salem township on which he still resides and which, under his industry, skill and good taste has been molded into a most attractive and valuable
      homestead.
      September 9, 1865, Elias A. Jones was married to Elizabeth E. Stevenson, daughter of Finely and Elizabeth R. (McGranahan) Stevenson, by whom were born three children: Emma A., widow of J.N. Limber, a resident of Sheakleyville, Mercer county; Viola J., wife of Allison Whittenburger,
      also a farmer of Sandy Creek township; and William F. Jones, deceased. The mother died June 27, 1893, and Mr. Jones married February 15, 1894, Mrs. Almira J., widow of Francis M. McDowell, by whom he has had one child--Frances N., now the wife of C. D. Roberts, of Salem township.
      Politically, Elias A. Jones is a Republican of no uncertain type. He has served as township collector and constable for several years and at present is school director and a justice of the peace. His religious connections are with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in every relation and crisis of life he has fully met the demands made upon his
      energy, ability and good citizenship.
    Person ID I6985  Local Families
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 

    Father William H. Jones,   b. 26 Jun 1820, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1908, Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Greenwood,   b. 8 Dec 1821, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1898  (Age 76 years) 
    Family ID F6149  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth E. Stevenson,   b. 10 Feb 1845, Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1893, Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1865 
    Children 
    +1. Emma Adella Jones
    +2. Viola J. Jones,   b. 13 Mar 1869, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1936, Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. William F. Jones,   b. 1878,   d. 1900  (Age 22 years)
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F6150  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Almira Jane Stevenson,   b. 1 Dec 1853, Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1910, Salem Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1894 
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F6159  Group Sheet

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