J. D. Jones
J.D. JONES, merchant, Opdyke, born May 22, 1846, in Jennings
County, Ind., son of James K. Jones, a native of Virginia.
He was a farmer, principally, and is yet living in Mount Vernon.
His father, George Jones, was a native of Virginia. The mother
of our subject, Hannah S. (Kellar) Jones, was born in 1819 in
Indiana. She died in 1874 in this county. She was of German
descent, and the mother of five children now living, viz.,
Isabelle D. Stonemetz, Mary L. Stratton, Jesse D., Frederick C.
and Virginia H.
Our subject was educated principally in Mount Vernon. In early
life he tilled the soil. In 1878, he engaged in the mercantile
business in Opdyke, where he now keeps a general store. Our
subject was joined in matrimony, October 24, 1869, to Sarah F.
Estes, born May 1, 1854, daughter of John and Caroline (Irvin)
Estes. She is a the mother of four children, viz., Carrie A.,
born September 21, 1870; Nellie J., deceased; John K., born
November 8, 1875; Jessie R., born October 4, 1877. Mrs. Jones
is an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr.
Jones is a member of the I.O.O.F fraternity, Moore's Prairie
Lodge, No. 397. In politics, he is identified with the Democratic
Source: The History of Jefferson County, Illinois
by William Henry Perrin
Published by Globe Publishing Co, Chicago - 1883 Page 55
Submitted By: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer