20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... 1821 the entire road and personal tax on it only amounted to $2.10. Stephen Jones was reared here on the farm which he subsequently inherited with his brother, William, whose interest in the same he later bought, and here he spent his entire life engaged in agricultural pursuits. Stephen married Elizabeth Bucey, who died in 1866 aged sixty-six years, and to them were born the following children: Charles, deceased; William L., deceased; John W., who lives in Iowa; Mary, deceased; Eliza, deceased; and Thomas T., the subject of this sketch. Stephen Jones passed out of this life in 1873. ' Thomas T. Jones was reared in the old hewn log house on his present farm, attended the log school of this district, and assisted in clearing the farm. In 1862 he enlisted for ninety days in the army, in Company F, 84th Ohio Regiment, under Captain Orth and was stationed at Cumberland, Md. In 1863 the militia of Ohio was organized and he was elected captain of a company in Warren Township and duly commissioned by Governor Tod. The commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the state were ordered into camp for a week's drill and he went to Newark with those from the eastern companies and went through the evolutions which terminated in the review by the governor. Mr. Jones was a member of the Union League during the years of the Civil War, a secret organization composed of loyal men of the country and designed to strengthen the government and perpetuate the American Union. Mr. Jones has always followed general farming on the home place, which he obtained by will from his father. He was married September 19, 1869, to Catherine Rigg, who was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and is a daughter of Elial Rigg, who died in Washington County, Ohio. Five...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760670
  • 9781236760678