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E. L. Jones

E. L. JONES, farmer, P. O. Trunkeyville, was born in what is now Harmony township, Forest Co., Penn., April 22, 1825, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Hunter) Jones, and is of Welsh and Irish descent. The parents were among the first settlers of Harmony township, and cleared and improved a farm on which they lived and died. The father was married twice, and by his first wife he had ten children - four sons and six daughters - as follows: Mehitable (Mrs. James Alcom), Elizabeth (Mrs. Rev. S. Smith), Daniel, Eliza (died at the age of ten years), Elijah L. and Elisha (twins), Robert, Margaret (Mrs. M. T. Babbitt), Sarah (Mrs. William Duffield) and Dorcas (Mrs. William Chambers). By his second wife, Rebecca, Isaac Jones had four children: Isaac, Joshua, Rebecca (Mrs. Jackson Goodwin) and William. E. L. Jones was reared in his native town, and from 1852 to 1871 was in the lumber business at Pittsburgh; then for a time he resided in Randolph, N. Y., returning to Harmony township in 1876, where he now resides. He married, in 1856, Emma, daughter of Ira and Miranda (Sprague) Sibley, of Pittsburgh, Penn., and they have four children living: Ella (Mrs. Charles M. Dow), Ida E. (Mrs. Frank Young), Anna (Mrs. Charles Raisig) and Charles S. Mr. Jones is a member of the Universalist Church, and of the I. O. O. F. Politically he is a Republican, and is one of the present auditors of Forest county. His paternal grandfather, Daniel Jones, a native of Juniata county, Penn., was a writer in his day of both poetry and prose, and was also very well read in law - one of the first in the county at that time. The wife of Daniel Jones, and grandmother of our subject, was Mehitable Arters. The maternal grandfather of E. L. Jones was Robert Hunter, a citizen of Limestone township, Warren Co., Penn.

Source: Page(s) 947-948, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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