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Name and Place

Rev. James Jones moved to the Illinois territory about 1818.

Origins

James is from Albermarle, Virginia, and temporarily settled in Adair, Kentucky on his migration toward Illinois.

Spouses and Children

  1. James married first Matilda Watson 22 Dec 1795 at Albemarle County, Virginia. They had son:
    1. Henry
  2. James married second Elizabeth "Betsy" White 28 Oct 1807 at Adair County, Kentucky. Their children are:
    1. James
    2. Bennet Jasper
    3. Andrew J.
    4. Milton 
    5. William
    6. John
    7. Polly
    8. Thomas
    9. Harvey
    10. Susannah Ann
    11. Patsy
    12. Lucinda
    13. Elizabeth
    14. Juliet Christine

Offices Held

James Jones was johnson County Treasurer and sat on the Johnson County Grand Jury.

Military

 

Notoriety

James was among the first families to settle Vienna, Illinois. 

References

A History of Johnson County, Illinois pages 280, 397