|THOMAS JONES, farmer, Sec. 31; P.O. Mechanicsville; born in Munroe Co., Ind., in 1819; came to Iowa in the fall of 1863; in 1869, he bought and now owns 226 acres, on which he has made most of the improvements; has been Township Trustee, School Director and Road Supervisor. In politics, Republican; in religion, Methodist Episcopal. His wife, Jane Tabum, was born in North Carolina in 1822; came to Iowa in 1826; married in 1842, and have eight children—Elinora (now Mrs. J. R. Jones), Mary (now Mrs. McDowelI), Henry L., Cenith (now Mrs. Johnson, in Greene Co.), Annis (now Mrs. Davis, in Greene Co.), Manford, Millie (now Mrs. Young, in Benton Co.), Amy, (now Mrs. Johnson, in Cedar Co.). Dillie.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 648.
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