Biography of Cornelia A. Jones





Jones, Cornelia A.-The late Charles Jones was born in the township of Darien, N. Y., April 12, 1829, educated in the common schools and followed the business of farming. On May 1, 1855, he married Cornelia A. Stiles, then of Darien; they had three children: Martha E., Clara, and Clarence who died at the age of twenty-two years. Martha E. married Orlando W. Reed of Pembroke; they have one daughter, Bessie M. Clara married Newton Johns of Pembroke; they have one daughter, Bertha. Mr. Jones died May 31, 1893. His father, Nathaniel Jones, was born in Pompey, Onondaga county, N. Y., August 30, 1790, and came here with his parents in 1810. His grandfather, Levi Jones, was born September 2, 1757. They cut the trees on the Allegany road through the wilderness from Corfu north for at least two miles. Mrs. Joness father, Warren Stiles, was born in Westfield, Mass., May 19, 1802, educated in the schools of his day and was a farmer; he married Betsey B. Holcomb of Granby, Conn. The family came to the township of Darien in the year 1834. Five children were born to them as follows: Mary E., born at her mother's old home, Simsbury, Conu.; four born in Genesee county, Cornelia A.. Henry T., Alvira A. and John F. Mr. Stiles died August 14, 1875. One of the forefathers was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary war; his commission bears date of April 6, 1776. The ancestry of family is Dutch, Welsh and English. Henry T. and John F. Stiles were both soldiers in the war of the Rebellion; the first named died there from exposure.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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