Biography of William H. H. Jones
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Jones, William Henry Harrison, Louisville, was born in East Bethel, Vt., April 27, 1816, a son of William Jones, whose father, William, was born in England, and came to New Hampshire, where he died. He was a Revolutionary soldier. His son William was born in New Hampshire in 1782, went to Vermont when a young man, where he married Polly, daughter of Daniel Cole, of East Bethel, Vt. They had eight children. In 1822 he and family came to Massena and settled on the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch. He died at Massena Center in 1844, and his wife in 1850. William H. H. was reared on a farm, educated in the public schools, and while in Massena he owned several farms, having a reputation for first class ability in his chosen occupation. In 1882 he came to Louisville and bought twenty acres of fine land, on which, in 1893, he raised thirty five large loads of hay and 350 bushels of grain. He has been interested in the raising of horses, and although seventy eight years of age, he still delights in breaking colts. He is a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Second Advent Church, of which he has been deacon eleven years, trustee, etc., fifteen years. Mr. Jones married first in 1841, Irene Plumly, daughter of Deacon Plumly, of Potsdam. She died February 29, 1844, and December 16, 1845, he married Cordelia U. Carpenter, of Moriah, Essex county, born November 22, 1821. Her parents were Elisha and Sallie Carpenter, natives of Vermont, who came to Essex county in an early day. Mr. Jones and wife have had four children: Theodore, who married Mary Eggleston, and lives at West Potsdam; Melros, who married Florence Eggleston, and lives in West Potsdam; Mary, who died aged twenty two years; and Helen, who married J. R. Hawley, and lives at Albuquerque, N. M.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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