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 party.
Source: The History of Jefferson County, Illinois
by William Henry Perrin
Published by Globe Publishing Co, Chicago - 1883
Submitted By: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer