Jones, Richard T., p,o. Morrisville, whose well tilled farm is admirably located between the county seat and
Morrisville station, was born in Wales in August, 1822, and came to the United States when twenty seven years old.
He located in Oneida county, working at whatever he could find to do, after which he bought a farm in the northwest
part of Eaton. Here he began life earnestly, and although the farm was said to be of poor quality, he labored earnestly
in developing the land and not only succeeded in paying the purchase price, but also accumulated some money besides.
He lived in this locality twenty years and then, in 1870, bought the Col. Leland farm east of Morrisville containing
223 acres and for which he agreed to pay $22,300. This consideration was paid more than fifteen years ago, and
in addition to the land Mr. Jones also possesses a comfortable competency. A portion of the farm, however, is now
owned by John W. Jones. In Wales Mr. Jones married Sarah Williams, by whom he had nine children, three of whom
died in infancy. The surviving children were Catherine, John W., Thomas, Jennie, Sarah and Nettie. His wife died
in 1877 and in December, 1878, Mr. Jones married Maria Gostling, daughter of William Gostling of Morrisville.
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890
Madison County, NY
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