William C. Jones is the third son of Bazil G. and Maria S. (Tucker) Jones, born near where he now resides August 17, 1844. His father was born in 1802, and died in this county, May 9, 1847; his mother born in Kentucky, in 1811, and died in this county October 30, 1881. The paternal grandfather of our subject, was Horatio Jones, born in 1783, and died in Johnson County, in 1860. This family came to this county in a very early day, and some of them were prominent in local politics. At sixteen years of age our subject began life for himself, and for some time supported the family. In 1877, Mr. Jones settled where he now lives, and owns 118 acres of good land, and in addition is engaged in stock-raising. The marriage of Mr. Jones occurred in 1874, to Miss Maggie Painter, a native of Hendricks County, Ind., born in 1846. They have four children: Estella, Lela, Chester C. and Nora. In politics, he is a true republican, a K. of P., and a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Jones is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Jones is an honest, upright citizen, esteemed by all who know him.