Biography of Raymond T. Jones
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Jones, Raymond T., grandfather of Philo Jones, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1791. When ten years old his parents moved to Morristown, N. Y., where he was educated in the public schools. The family came to Elmira in 1806. December 3, 1812, Philo married Jane, daughter of Mathew and Catherine Carpenter, of Elmira. They had seven children, viz.: Albert, Betsey C., Simon R., Finla M., Julia S., Philo, jr., and Laura J. Simon R. Jones, born January 17, 1819, at Bath, Steuben County, N. Y., was educated in the public schools, and in early life was a cloth weaver. His life long occupation, however, was that of a lumber merchant, in which he did a large and successful business. January 4, 1849, he married Jane Owens, who was born May 22, 1822, in Orange County, N. Y. They had five children: Clarence M., born November 17, 1849; Florence, born December 22, 1853, died young; Ella M., born May 20, 1856; Ida J., born March 20, 1861; and Raymond T., born September 1, 1864. The latter recived an academic education, and on December 15, 1886, married M. Effie, daughter of Absalom and Maria Seely, of Elmira, by whom he has two children, H. Morton, born July 15, 1888, and Walter S., born June 2, 1890. Mr. Jones's father died February 11, 1881. Mathew Carpenter was born in Orange County in 1759, came to Elmira in 1792, and married Catherine Mathews. Mr. carpenter held several positions of political trust and honor. Mr. Jones's grandfather was representative in the legislaturesin 1848 and 1850. Raymond T. Jones has resided in Elmira seven years, and has been associated in business with George Doane under the firm name of Doane & Jones, nianufacturers and wholesale and retail lumber dealers.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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