Biography of Halbert H. Jones
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Jones, Halbert H., was born in Stephentown, August 17, 1835. He is a son of William Jones, a native of the same place, born August 26, 1789. William was the third of eight children born to Major James Jones, a native of Connecticut, a soldier in the Revolutionary war. who came to Stephentown about 1772 and devoted his life to farming; his wife was Catherine Denison and they lived to good old age. William, the father of Halbert H., was a prosperous farmer and prominent and actively interested in the political welfare of his town and county. His wife was Phoebe Green, born in Stephentown and daughter of Lanctford Green; their children were Oscar, Laura, Catherine, Phoebe, William L., Griswold D., Abigail and H. H. He died in May, 1861. Halbert H. received his education in the common schools and Fort Edward Institute. He began farming for himself when about twenty three years of age, was interested in a woolen mill in Massachusetts for a short time, and for many years had dealt in agricultural implements and phosphate. In 1875 he removed to South Berlin, where he has since resided on his farm. He served two years as justice in Stephentown, and is now serving his third term in Berlin in the same office. He is a member of Little Hoosick Lodge No. 578, I. O. O. F., in Berlin. In 1858 he married Mary A. Kerlin, daughter of Patrick Kerlin; they had one child, Allison. Mrs. Jones died in April, 1861. His second wife was Mary J. Jerome of Berlin, daughter of Hilton R. and Mary A. (Colver) Jerome, whom he married in November, 1862; their children are Arthur M. and Mary A. Mrs Jones died in 1890, and his daughter, Mary A., is now keeping house for him.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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