Isaac Jones, who resides on a well cultivated farm in
German township, was born in 1841, in Carnovanshire, North Wales, and is
a son of Isaac and Jane (Thomas) Jones.
The parents of Mr. Jones were also natives of North Wales, and there
the father died. The venerable mother, now almost 95 years old,
continued to make her home in her native neighborhood. The two
survivors of their family are: Isaac and his sister, Mary. Mary married
(first) John Jones, the name being a very common one in Wales, and
married (second) John Williams. They reside in Wales.
In June, 1867, Isaac Jones emigrated to America and came to Lima,
Ohio. He then settled on a farm in Sugar Creek Township, from which he
moved in 1882 to his present farm in German township. He has always
lived in Allen County since coming to this part of the United States,
and is one of the intelligent, good citizens of German township, where
he has lived in harmony with his neighbors for 23 years. He is a
Republican in his political convictions, and in 1904 was elected
township trustee, the first one of his party ever so honored in German
Mr. Jones was married February 27, 1871, at Gomer, Ohio, to Mary
Jones, who is a daughter of Edward Jones, a native of Wales who upon
coming to Ohio settled first in Butler County, removing to Allen County
in 1861. Our subject and wife have three children, viz.: Edward H.,
born at Gomer, July 21, 1872, who was married April 12, 1898, to Delia
Wilson and is connected with the Buckeye Pipe Line Company; Ellen, born
June 19, 1874, residing at home; and Lewis Thomas, born October 20,
1876. The last named resides at home engaged in farming. He was
married July 27, 1904, to Lulu Patterson, a daughter of William H.
Patterson, a farmer living near LaFayette.
Mr. Jones is a deacon in the Welsh Congregational Church, of Gomer.
In 1904 he gave himself the pleasure of a trip to his native land to
visit his aged mother. It was a delightful renewing of old ties and
recalling of old associations.