Biography of Seth N. Jones
Yates County, NY Biographies





Jones, Seth Nelson, son of Seth and Rachel (Fitzwater) Jones, was born in August, 1833. Both parents were of old pioneer stock in the county, and both were members of respected families. The old Jones home farm is still in the family, the property of Seth N. At eighteen years of age S. Nelson started for himself. He worked on the farm summers and taught school winters. About eighteen years ago he came to Himrods, and entering commercial life as the active member in partnership with G. S. Ayres, became a dealer in grain, coal, lumber, seeds and phosphates, doing an extensive and successful business. In 1858 he married Margaret Rapalee, by whom he has had one child, Herbert A. Jones.

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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