"History of Logan County, Illinois"; pub. 1911 by Stringer.
pg 332

William B. Jones and William O. Jones


"William B. Jones came to Lincoln, from Kentucky, in 1866, and was a type of the old school of Kentucky lawyers 'before the war.'  He was admitted to the bar in the early forties and in 1859 was elected District Attorney in an extensive Kentucky judicial district, which position he held during the trying days of the war.  He was a strong Unionist and narrowly escaped with
his life, from roving bands of armed secessionists, on several occations. He was a dignified and scholarly member of the bar.  He died in Lincoln in 1907.  His son, William O. Jones, also practiced law in Logan County, was a member of the State Board of Equalization from 1892 to 1897, and was elected Mayor of Lincoln in 1897 and again in 1899.  He died June 16, 1903.

Submitted by Tina Hursh, great-great-great granddaughter.