Thomas T. Jones


THOMAS TICHIELL JONES, a verteran of the Civil War and owner of 127 acres of fine land in Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, was born October 27, 1838, on his parents farm, and is a son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Bucey) Jones.

Stephen Jones, father of our subject, was born in Maryland and was the eldest of four sons and two daughters born to his parents, Charles and Mary Jones. In 1809 he came from Maryland to Jefferson County with his parents, who first settled near Steubenville, O. In 1819 the family located on out subject's present farm in Warren Township, where the parents both died. The father owned 235 acres of land in this township and in 1821 the entire road and personal tax on it only amounted to $2.10. Stephen Jones was reared here on the farm which he subsequently inherited with his brother, William, whose interest in the same he later bought, and here he spent his entire life engaged in agricultural pursuits. Stephen married Elizabeth Bucey, who died in 1866 aged sixty-six years, and to them were born the following children: Charles, deceased; William L., deceased; John W., who lives in Iowa; Mary, deceased; Eliza, deceased; and Thomas T., the subject of this sketch. Stephen Jones passed out of this life in 1873.

Thomas T. Jones was reared in the old hewn log house on his present farm, attended the log school of this district, and assisted in clearing the farm. In 1862 he enlisted for ninety days in the army, in Company F, 84th Ohio Regiment, under Captain Orth and was stationed at Cumberland, Md. In 1863 the militia of Ohio was organized and he was elected captain of a company in Warren Township and duly commissioned by Governor Tod. The commissioned and non-commissioned officers of the state were ordered into camp for a week's drill and he went to Newark with those from the eastern companies and went through the evolutions which terminated in the review by the governor. Mr. Jones was a member of the Union League during the years of the Civil War, a secret organization composed of loyal men of the country and designed to strengthen the government and perpetuate the American Union.

Mr. Jones has always followed general farming on the home place, which he obtained by will from his father. He was married September 19, 1869, to Catherine Rigg, who was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, and is a daughter of Elial Rigg, who died in Washington County, Ohio. FIve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Jones: Fred M., a resident of Canton, O., who married Pearl West and has four children, Harry, Paul, Virginia and Drexel; May, Ella, Mildred and Helen. Mr. Jones is a member of the G. A. R., and is identified with the Republican party in politics.

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