CHARLES A. JONES, who has been a successful farmer and stock raiser in Wayne Township for many years and owns an excellent farm of 160 acres, is one of the leading men of this section and has long been very active in the public affairs of the township. He is a native of Wayne Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, born November 19, 1859, and is a son of John and Sarah J. (Naylor) Jones.
John Jones was born in Jefferson County, a son of Joseph Jones, who came to Ohio at an early day, selecting a pioneer home in Wayne Township. John Jones spent the larger part of his life here, following agricultural pursuits entirely, and became a man of high standing, a trustee of the Presbyterian Church and a reliable citizen in every particular. He married Sarah J. Naylor, who came from another old Jefferson County family, and the children who survive them are the following: Charles A.; Martha J., who is the widow of Samuel M. Cope, a former resident of Wayne Township; Ruth E., who is the wife of T. M. Bell, who was appointed land appraiser of Wayne Township for 1910; Mary E., who is the wife of John C. Patton, of Harrison County, Ohio; Sarah L., who is the wife of Newton Bell; Annie, who is the wife of Thoams Snodgrass, of Salem Township; Flossie M., who is the wife of Joseph Welday, of Jewett, Ohio; William R., who is a resident of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Amos G., who lives at Carnegie, Pa.; John O., who is a resident of Pittsburgh; and David H., a trustee of Wayne Township, who resides at Bloomfield.
Charles A. Jones attended the public schools of Bloomfield. He has been in business for himself ever since he reached his majority and gave his personal attention to his farm and stock interests for many years, although a part of his time was necessarily devoted to public duties, his fellow citizens having frequently elected him to responsible offices. For several years past he has been serving as assessor of Wayne Township and of the village of Bloomfield, incorporated, and has also served as a trustee of Wayne Township, being the president of that body for a part of the time. He is a clear-headed, practical man and has demonstrated the same both in the management of his own affairs and in his performance of public duties.
Mr. Jones married Miss Carrie Bowers, of Cross Creek Township. Her father, Joseph Bowers, who is now a resident of Wintersville, Ohio, was formerly a director and later the superintendent of the Jefferson County Infirmary. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jones, all of whom survive: Bertha F., Harry M., Sarah J., Mary H. and Edith E. Mr. Jones and family are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Republican.