Biography of Albert N. Jones of Le Roy, NY





Albert N. Jones was born March 6, 1844, in England, a son of William and Eliza (Fisher) Jones, natives of Cookham and Branford, England, respectively. William Jones was one of four sons and five daugh-. ters who grew to maturity, and born of William and Martha (Mason) Jones He was a papermaker and came to the United Stateswith a sister in 1849, and settled at Rochester, N. Y., where he was engaged in paper manufacturing. He went to Shortsville, thence to Mount Morris, and in 1868 located in Le Roy. He purchased the mill north of the village and converted it into a paper-mill, which he operated until it was destroyed by fire. He had five children: Albert N., Lizzie, Walter S., Frank E., and George H. Mrs. Jones died in 1886. Albert N. Jones received a good English education when he came to Le Roy, and soon after began growing seeds. He went to Steuben County, where he spent five years, when he returned to Le Roy and at once gave his entire attention to novelty seed growing, in which he is meeting with success. He cultivates and produces new varieties of grain and beans, and ships to all parts of the country. Mr. Jones is industrious and applies himself closely to his business. He has succeeded in producing several varieties of seeds for different climates. He married Marietta Crofut, who was born in Canandaigua, N. Y., a daughter of Joel B. and Lucinda (Coy) Crofut, natives of Connecticut and Vermont, respectively. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have one child, Ida S. They are members of the Baptist Church.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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