Biography of Josiah Jones
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Jones, Josiah, came to the State of New York in 1806, and located near the village of Himrods. His son Seth, born August 23, 1786, in East Greenwich, came with his parents from Vermont to Milo when a young man. February 5, i823, he married Rachel, daughter of George Fitzwater, of Milo. She was born December 13, 1796. They had five children: George L., Asa L., born Octcber 11, 1826; Loring G., born January 6, 1830, died May 25, 1890; and Allen C. George L. Jones, born May 11, 1825. was educated in the public schools and in Starkey Seminary. After a varied career he settled on a farm and October 1, 1867, he married Mary E., daughter of Samuel Embree, of Torrey. Allen C. Jones was born in Milo, November 22, 1835, was educated in the public schools, and is a prosperous farmer. March 6, 1866, he married Eliza, daughter of Moses Rapalee, of, Torrey. S. Nelson Jones, born August 10, 1833, received an academic education, and is a farmer and grain, coal and lumber dealer. February 4, 1858, he married Margaret, daughter of Miles G. Raplee, of Milo. They had one son, Herbert A. Mrs. Jones died April 27, 1883. Herbert A. Jones was born October 24, 1860, and was educated in Starkey Seminary. In 1882 he began farming and the nursery business on the homestead farm, and has made a successful business in all branches. December 14, 1881, he married Josephine E., daughter of John H. Plattman, of Bellona. They have had two children, Leslie Gordon, born August 29, 1886, and died June 16, 1891, and Margaret Maria, born February 17, 1889, now living.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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