Biography - Joel Jones

Joel JONES, farmer, P. O. Raymond, born near Bunker Hill, Macoupin Co., Ill., April 11, 1836, son of Simeon and Dorothy (STARKEY) JONES, Simeon, a farmer, and Treasure of Bunker Hill Township, Macoupin County, for fifteen years, was born in Madison County, Ill., February 2, 1811, and was identified with the growth of the county up to the time of his death, which occurred December 30, 1850; his wife, also a native of Madison County, born June 27, 1812, is now living with her son Joel, the subject of this sketch; of her ten children, of whom Joel was the third, six are living. Subject received such education as the country schools of that day afforded, and entered upon the business of life as a farmer, and has, by his energy and industry, accumulated 180 acres of fine land near Raymond, which he, as a practical farmer, keeps highly cultivated; he has lately erected a large and commodious frame residence. He married, in Montgomery County, April 13, 1871, Mary C. BLACKWELDER, born in Cabarrus County, N.C., September 5, 1843, daughter of Martin and Malinda (OVENSHINE) BLACKWELDER, both natives of Cabarrus County, N. C., and both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. JONES are the parents of five children - Alva W., Jesse V., Charles E., Eugene D. and Emily A. He formerly was a Democrat, but is now a Greenbacker; is a member of the Baptist Church.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 225.

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