Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Notes for Isaac Hendron Jones

March 20 1838 - Isaac born in Ohio
Warren Reid lists birthdate as March 20, 1828, but later census records and obituary confirm the 1838 birthdate

1840 census Lymins, Lawrence Co., OH
John Jones
1 male 20-29 (John, age 20)
1 female 15-19 (Wife, age 15-19?)
Wm Jones
1 male 40-49 (William, age 44)
2 males 15-19 (Samuel, age 15 & ?)
1 female 40-49 (Jane, age 40-46)
1 female 15-19 (Evalina, age 18 OR Elizabeth, age 14?)
Where is Isaac, age 2?
On same page as Caleb McDaniel (40-49, wife 50-59) & Alexander McDaniel (30-39, wife 20-29))

1850 census Symms Twp, Lawrence Co., OH Stamped page 425
Census taken Nov 6, 1850 Household #48
Martin W. Thompson, age 27, farmer
Eveline, age 26
Foster, male, age 7
Elizabeth, age 5
Amanda, age 1
William Jones, age 54, laborer
Isaac Jones, age 12
Birthplaces were not listed for any person on this census page

1856 - came to Gage Co., NE (from obit)

Newspaper account about Isaac (son of William) says:
Mr Jones was one of the earliest settlers of Nebraska. Away back in 1858 and 1859 he rode for the Pony Express which operated between St. Joe and San Francisco. Mr. Jones's route being from Marysvllle, Kansas to Fort Keamey.

1860 - was at Pike's Peak. Was a prospector and miner in Idaho & Montana. He never married and has spent all his life on the frontier in advance of civilization. (from obit)

1860 census

1870 census

1880 census Los Pinos Canyon, Conejos Co., Colorado page 38b June 26, 1880
#173/237
Isaac H. JONES, Age 42, Single, Ohio/VA/VA, Laborer On R. R. Grade
Head of household: William MC GAVITT

1900 census of Thompson Twp, Missoula Co., MT
#148
Isaac Jones, March 1838, age 62, OH/VA/VA, miner of ores

Excerpt from "History and Genealogical Record of the REIDS, EELL'S, THOMPSON'S and Their Related Families of The United States of America" By WARREN E. REID. LtCol USAF (Retd), Everett, PA 15537, May 1998
152 Isaac Hendron Jones, bom Mar 20, 1828, Grayson County, Virginia. He is buried near the John Minor and Amanda (Thompson) Joyce family plot, in the Oak Grove Cemetery, DeWitt, Neb. An old newspaper clipping from the DeWitt weekly newpaper, providing no date states that: "Mrs. Jones of Beatrice visited here this week with her sister, Mrs. Rositer and Mrs. Joyce. She was accompanied by her son Harry. The day Taft was here the crowd threw Art Carey down, ran a wagon over him, sat down on him, stepped on him and otherwise abused him, but he says he is still a Republican. That's party loyalty for you. On account of some friendly bouts with boxing gloves, Bert Rossiter has a hand busted. Wiley Snyder has a baggy eye. Earl Cobel has a very sore mouth and George Dunn bit his tongue. Isaac Jones of Montana visited here this week with his neices, Mrs Pluma Rossiter and Mrs. Joyce. Mr Jones was one of the earliest settlers of Nebraska. Away back in 58 and 59 he rode for the Pony Express which operated between St. Joe and San Francisco. Mr. Jones's route being from Marysvllle, Kansas to Fort Keamey. He is remembered by such old settlers as John Barrett, Robert Nicholas and Frank Baker. His relatives had not heard from him for twenty six years."

----- Original Message -----
From: Doris A. Peters
To: Kari Northup
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 7:36 AM
Subject: Re: Isaac Jones in Oak Grove Cemetery

Hi Kari, Good to hear from you. I really am not familiar with the Jones family. However, we do not have any record of Isaac Jones being buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. He could be but never had a tombstone as we find many. Wonder what Warren Reid's source was for this.
In looking through my research notes I do find that the clipping which you quote about "Isaac Jones, Montana, visiting his nieces" was from the DeWitt Times-News, 10 Oct 1935. I will look this up to see exactly that the article was current in that issue and not something from years past.
I also have a note that a William R Jones d. 1 Jan 1926, was known as a "Gage County Historian", had come to Gage County in 1857, 68 years ago. Wonder if there would be anything furthur in this article. Will check.
I also know a local family Everett and Joan Wilkens. His mother was a Jones. I should check with them as I know she was working on the family a few years ago. Guess I haven't been much help but will continue looking. Doris

----- Original Message -----
From: Doris A. Peters
To: Kari Northup
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 9:26 PM
Subject: Jones

Kari, Received your mail and checked my newspaper for the note I had about Isaac Jones. I had a hunch as there was a weekly column called "27 years ago" in those early papers and sure enough. My note was from the 10 Oct 1935 paper but the article was from that column and the date of that newspaper was "8 Oct 1908". The news items would have been from the previous few days but this sets the date for you.
I have another note "Mrs. Jones, Gooding, Idaho was visiting her sisters: Mrs. E. Rossiter, Mrs. J.M. Joyce and Mrs. James Reed. She was an early resident of Beatrice". DeWitt Times-News, 4 May 1922.

----- Original Message -----
From: Doris A. Peters
To: Kari Northup
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Isaac

Kari, Sorry my message got off without ME the other day, ha, ha. I had gotten interrupted and put it in the "outbox". When I started my computer the next time, off it went without me. Oh well. Found the following:

DEWITT TIMES-NEWS, DEWITT, SALINE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, 29 MAY 1913, VOL. 32, NO 37......
Isaac H. Jones died at the home of J.M. Joyce Friday, May 23, 1913. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, Rev. Wright of Beatrice preaching.
Deceased was born in Ohio on 20 Mar 1838. He came to Gage county, Nebraska, in 1856 and for a time was a pony express rider and freighter from Nebraska City west. He was at Pike's Peak as early as 1860 and for many years preceeding his death he was a prospector and miner in Idaho and Montana. He never married and has spent all his life on the frontier in advance of civilization. He was an uncle of Mrs.John M. (Amanda Thompson) Joyce, Mrs. Edgar (Pluma Thompson) Rossiter, and Mrs. James Madison (Osta Thompson) Reed.
_____________________________________________ In behalf of the many relatives of the late Isaac H. Jones, we desire to thak our friends who so kindly assisted us through the sickness and burial of our beloved uncle.
Mrs. J.M. Joyce
Mrs. Edgar Rossiter
Mrs. J.M. Reed

Facts in this obiturary are quite different from those by Warren Reid in his book but it was written by his nieces who one would think would be most qualified to be accurate.It would seem that the Isaac Jones which you found in the 1850 census with Martin & Evalina Thompson would be him as he WAS born in 1838 which makes that correct.
As I stated before, Isaac does not have a tombstone in Oak Grove but all 3 of those nieces are buried there.
You mention that you are trying to locate as many descendants of William & Jan Jones as possible. I have an item from DEWITT TIMES-NEWS, DEWITT, SALINE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, 4 MAY 1922.......
" Mrs. Jones, Gooding, Idaho was visiting her sisters---Mrs. E. Rossiter, Mrs. J.M. Joyce and Mrs. James Reed. She was an early resident of Beatrice." Now this would be another Thompson daughter--do you have her?

In 1900 Federal Census, I found Isaac Jones, b. 1838, age 62, b. OH in Thompson Twp, Missoula Montana, living by himself, occuation "miner of ores".

All for now. Doris

----- Original Message -----
From: Doris A. Peters
To: Kari Northup
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:09 PM
Subject: Jones

Kari, Hadn't forgotten, just didn't get time.I had recorded on one of my research cards the item about Isaac Jones visiting his nieces Mrs. Rossiter and Mrs. Joyce, being one of the earliest settlers. In 1858 and 1859 rode for Pony Express--Marysville KS to Fort Kearney NE. He was remembered by John Barratt, Robert Nicholas and Frank Baker. Hadn't been heard of for 26 years. The item was from DeWitt Times-News, DeWitt, Saline County, NE, 8 October 1908.

DEWITT TIMES-NEWS, DEWITT, SALINIE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1913, VOL.32,NO.37,pp 1.....
Isaac H. Jones died at the home of J.M. Joyce Friday, May 23, 1913. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, Rev. Wright of Beatrice preaching.
Deceased was born in Ohio on March 20, 1838. He came to Gage county, Nebraska in 1856 and for a time was a pony express rider and freighter from Nebraska City west. He was at Pike's Peak as early as 1860 and for many years preceeding his death he was a prospector and miner in Idaho and Montana. He never married and has spent all his life on the frontier in advance of civilization. He was an uncle of Mrs. Joyce, Mrs. Rossiter and Mrs. Reed of this place.
_ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
In behalf of the many relatives of the late Isaac H. Jones, we desire to thank our friends who so kindly assisted us through the sickness and burial of our beloved uncle.
Mrs. J.M. Joyce
Mrs. Edgar Rossiter
Mrs. J.M. Reed
Believe this should answer some of your questions. Doris

There is another Isaac H. Jones, who is older (born about 1822) who was born in VA, both parents born VA. Named children William & Jane, lived in Nebraska, possibly related???

1850 census District #38, Holt, MO September 2, 1850
#171
Isaac Jones, age 28, farmer, b. VA
Martha, age 25, b. AL
Damarcus Brown, age 19, farmer, b. MO
Mary Jones, age 4, b. MO
Elizabeth, age 8 months, b. MO
Harison Elkhorn, age 24, b. Nova Scotia
Ruth Wilson, age 18 , b. IL

1860 census Lewis, Holt Co., MO
#618
Isac H. Jones, age 36, farmer, b. VA
Martha, age 34, b. AL
Mary A., age 14, b. MO
Elizabeth, age 11, b. MO
Hannah, age 17(?), b. MO
Wm Andrew, age 3, b. MO
John R., age 8/12, . MO

1870 census Twp 1, Range 17, Richardson Co., NE June 28th 1870
#22
Isaac H. Jones, age 47, farmer, b. VA
Martha, age 45, b. AL
Elizabeth, age 21, b. MO
Jane, age 17, b. MO
William, age 13, assisting on farm, b. MO
John, age 10, b. MO
Emily S., age 5, b. MO

1880 United States Census Rulo, Richardson, Nebraska Page Number 450D (Is this him?? Should be age 52, parents born England)
Isaac H. JONES Self M Male W 56 VA Miller VA VA

Moriett JONES Wife M Female W 38 OH Keeping House OH OH
Emma JONES Dau S Female W 14 MO At School VA AL
Lillie PHINEY SDau S Female W 6 NE At School IL OH
George PHINEY SSon S Male W 4 NE IL OH

1900 census Rulo, Richardson Co., NE page 293a
Isaac H. Jones, head, Sept 1822, age 77, md 21 yrs, VA/VA/VA, farmer
Mariette, wife, Dec 1841, age 58, md 21 yrs, 3 births, 3 surviving, OH/OH/VT
Mary A., daughter Jan 1881, age 19, NE/VA/OH, School Teacher
Lillie A. Phiney, Step-daughter, Dec 1873, age 26, NE/NY/OH