George W. Jones


GEORGE WASHINGTON JONES, is one of sixteen children born to George and Catherine Elizabeth (Crow) Jones. The former came to the state of West Virginia, then Virginia, in a day when the city of Wheeling was composed of a few cabins and many Indians. His father was Charles Jones, a native of Maryland, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war. George Jones settled near Buffalo creek and his death occurred there in 1833. Of the sixteen children but two are now living: Samuel and George Washington. George immediately took up the occupation of a farmer after leaving school, and has since continued in this pursuit, having met with the most gratifying returns from his labor. October 3, 1843, ELiza Margaret Cook became his wife. SHe was born March 28, 1822 and is a relative of the famous Capt. Cook and a daughter of Pardon Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Jone's living children are : Hattie (Snedeker), William G., Elizabeth H., G. P., Jennie A., S. R., G. Simpson and D. F. Mr. and Mrs. Jones are active members of the Methodist Episcopal church, of Castleman's Run. Mr. Jones voted for WIlliam Henry Harrison in the year 1840 and when his grandson, Benjamin Harrison, was the candidate for the presidency of the United States, Mr. Jones had the pleasure of casting his vote for him, this time, however, he was reinforced by the votes of his five sons. The father and his sons are staunch republicans and the family is one of the oldest and best known in the county.

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