F.C. JONES, farmer, P.O. Opdyke. This gentlemen is a member of
the Jones family, who settled in this part of the county in an early day, and
who have done much for the advancement of education and the general prosperity
of the country. He was born March 15, 1848, in Jennings County, Ind., son of
James K. and Hannah S. (Keller) Joens. Our subject received his education partly
in Indiana, and the rest in Jefferson County, ILL., where he follows farming,
owning sixty acres of good land, which he keeps in a high state of cultivation.
He was joined in matrimony twice. His first wife, Ella A. Brittin, died, leaving
five children -- Myrta I., Jesse M., Anna A.; Sophia and Freddie are deceased.
His present wife, Mrs. Catharine J. Wood, was born in 1851, in Columbus, Ind.
She is a daughter of James McEndree, a farmer by occupation. She is the mother
of two children -- James and Flora Wood. Mrs. Jones is a member of the United
Brethern Church, and Mr. Jones is religiously connected with the Methodist Episcopal
Church. In politics, he is identified with the Democratic party.
Source: The History of Jefferson County, Illinois
by William Henry Perrin
Published by Chapman Publishing Co, Chicago - 1883
Submitted By: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer