1925 Biography - James Jones

James Jones was born in Tennessee in 1779, and there seems to be no history farther back than that date. He settled on what is now a part of the Oliver farm. The exact date is not known, but he lived there in 1825. This farm is located about two miles west of Vienna and now owned by J. C. Chapman and G. B. Gillespie (1924). James (1) had a son by his first marriage, Henry (2), born 1793, who tradition says, settled near the present site of Goreville and is the ancestor of Thomas M. James of that neighborhood. James (1) married second, Elizabeth White and their children were James (2) born 1801; Bennett (2) born 1804; Andrew J. (2) born 1809; Milton (2) born 1810; William (2) born 1812 John (2) born 1813; Polly (2) born 1815; Thomas (2) born 1817; Harvey (2) born 1819; Susanna Ann (2) born 1820; Patsy (2) born 1823; Lucinda (2) born 1825; Juliet (2) born 1830; Elizabeth (2) born 1831. Bennett Jones (2) was sheriff of this county many years ago. Susan Jones (2) married Samuel Jobe (see Simpson). Patsy (2) married William (see Simpson). Elizabeth (2) married Samuel Glassford, after her death he married Juliet (2) (see Glassford). Thomas (2) married Amanda (see Simpson). He was prominent in the business affairs of the county, was appointed drainage commissioner of this county in 1852 and served in the State Legislature from this county from 1856 to 1858. He lived in Simpson Township. Family tradition says William removed to Missouri in the neighborhood of Lebanon, no history of this family.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, page 397-398.

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